Police responded to the report of a large juvenile party and underage drinking in the area of Seafarers’ Memorial Park around 11:23 p.m. Saturday, April 28.
Police spoke to a woman at the park’s banquet facility who said she was hosting a party for her daughter’s 18th birthday, but she was unaware of any alcohol consumption. However, officers checking the area around the park arrested an 18-year-old Anacortes man after smelling alcohol on him and noticing his eyes were bloodshot.
Three other Anacortes teens were also arrested on underage drinking charges after displaying the effects of consuming alcohol. One of the teens, a 15-year-old boy, faces an additional charge after being found in possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Among the other 184 cases handled by Anacortes police during the previous week:
Friday, April 27
• A $500 black 2010 Specialized brand mountain bike was stolen out of a garage at a home in the 1000 block of Fidalgo Avenue. The garage door had been inadvertently left open.
• An Anacortes man who just arrived at the off-leash dog park was bitten on the thumb by a Chihuahua that ran up behind him while the man was unleashing his own dog. As the offending dog was not current on its vaccinations, it was placed into quarantine at a local animal hospital.
• A school bus driver reported a man dropped his pants when the bus drove by in the 3100 block of M Avenue. Police contacted a 14-year-old boy who allegedly admitted he had playing around and his pants fell down, but he claimed it was unintentional because his pants were too big and he didn’t wear a belt.
• A 7-year-old boy who was playing inside a car with another young child accidentally released the parking brake causing the car to roll downhill into a parked car. No one was injured.
• A resident of the 2100 block of 23rd Street reported someone stole five or six books of new checks out of his mailbox. The Postal Service confirmed the checks had been delivered to the home’s mailbox.
• Officers responded to the report of a domestic disturbance between a mother and her 14-year-old daughter. When officers arrived, they heard screaming and found the mother struggling with the teen.
It was learned the two had been arguing over a school matter and the daughter allegedly pushed her mother to the floor and kicked and hit her. The daughter also allegedly pulled her mother’s hair and slammed a door on her mother’s leg several times causing visible marks. The daughter was referred to juvenile court on domestic violence assault charges.
Saturday, April 28
• Witnesses reported a pickup heading toward Anacortes on Highway 20 that was weaving “all over the roadway” around 12:15 a.m. An officer found the pickup and stopped it near 34th Street and R Avenue after watching it weave over the fog and center lines and fail to use its turn signal.
The driver, a 29-year-old Anacortes man, had watery eyes and smelled of intoxicants. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested on a charge of DUI. He was polite and cooperative during processing and provided breath samples that were significantly over the legal limit. He was cited for DUI and released to a friend.
• An officer stopped a vehicle on Highway 20 for not having a front license plate and found the 28-year-old Anacortes man who was driving had a warrant from a previous theft charge. He was arrested and booked into the county jail.
• Police are investigating an assault complaint in which a woman reported she was pushed several times and hit in the face twice by a 39-year-old man outside a home. The woman claimed the man was upset with her because his current girlfriend used to be the woman’s girlfriend. The woman had a red mark on her face that she said was the result was being punched. Police are seeking to speak with the man.
Sunday, April 29
• A 45-year-old British Columbia man was arrested on a charge of DUI after an officer stopped his vehicle for improper lane travel at the intersection of 12th Street and O Avenue around 12:53 a.m. The man smelled of intoxicants and allegedly admitted he had “a couple” of drinks. He failed field sobriety tests and provided breath samples that were substantially over the legal limit. He was cited for DUI and released to a sober friend.
• A 24-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested for public indecency after an officer caught her with her pants down urinating near a trash bin outside a restaurant/bar in the 200 block of T Avenue around 1:50 a.m. The woman appeared to be highly intoxicated and she told the officer she had to go “real bad” and the bar had closed. She was cited and released.
• A 21-year-old woman in a car in the 1200 block of D Avenue was arrested after it was found she had a warrant from a previous theft charge. The woman was taken to the county jail where it was discovered during a search that she had hidden some prescription pain pills in her body.
She said she knew she didn’t have a prescription and she hid the pills so that they wouldn’t be found when she traveled to Canada. She faces a new charge of possessing a drug without a prescription.
• Someone cut the soft plastic window of a Jeep parked in the 2600 block of Fir Crest Boulevard and rummaged through the interior. It did not appear anything was stolen. Estimated damage to the Jeep is $300.
• A 24-year-old man was arrested at a home in the 3900 block of M Avenue on an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant for escape from community custody. He was booked into jail.
• A 27-year-old Mount Vernon man was arrested at a home in the 2300 block of D Avenue on a felony warrant for failing to appear for arraignment and a misdemeanor warrant for a recreational fishing violation. He was booked into jail.
• Police are investigating a burglary to a unit at a storage facility in the 8800 block of S. March’s Point Road. The renter discovered someone pried the door hasp of his unit and stole a rolling, three-drawer tool chest that contained about $5,000 worth of Snap-On brand tools. The victim later reported he was also missing several power tools and specialty tools with a combined value of more than $800.
• Police responded to an accident on the Little Cranberry Lake access road in which a pickup went into a ditch and rolled just before 8 p.m. Police found the driver, a 37-year-old Anacortes man, on foot in the area. He was uninjured and he claimed he swerved off the road to avoid hitting a deer.
The man smelled of alcohol and he allegedly admitted he had a “few beers” and he asked, “Do you want me to blow?” He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested on a charge of DUI. He later provided breath samples that were about twice the legal limit. He was cited for DUI and released to a sober adult.
Monday, April 30
• A 17-year-old Anacortes boy faces charges of unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a relative reported she found marijuana and a can fashioned into a smoking pipe in the boy’s backpack at a home in the 1900 block of Down Jones Way. Police spoke with the teen who allegedly admitted the items were his and that he smoked marijuana about an hour earlier.
Tuesday, May 1
• A $100 air compressor and a half-full can of gas were stolen from an unsecured garage at a home in the 1200 block of 32nd Street sometime in the past week.
• An 18-year-old Anacortes man faces a charge of illegal possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after he allegedly admitted to high school staff members that he had marijuana and marijuana smoking pipes in his pickup at the high school. Witnesses earlier reported that they saw four people in the pickup off campus passing around a pipe smoking marijuana.
School staff later located the pickup at the high school and spoke with the occupants, including the 18-year-old driver. The staff seized a small amount of marijuana and the smoking pipes and turned it over to the police.
• An officer contacted a 25-year-old Burlington man at the Cap Sante viewpoint after the posted hours of closure. He had a warrant out of Oak Harbor for previous DUI and hit and run charges. The man was arrested and turned over to an Island County Sheriff’s deputy for transport to the Oak Harbor jail.
Wednesday, May 2
• An officer stopped a vehicle on R Avenue after watching it weaving in and out its lane of travel on Highway 20 around 12:50 a.m. The driver, a 57-year-old Anacortes man, allegedly told the officer, “I know. I don’t have a license.” The man’s driving status was suspended from a previous DUI arrest. He smelled strongly of intoxicants and he allegedly admitted drinking.
After failing field sobriety tests, he was arrested on a charge of DUI. An unopened bottle of whiskey was found in the man’s pant pocket when he was searched. He was taken to the police station where he refused to take the breath test. He was cited for DUI and driving with a suspended license and released to a sober friend.
• A 46-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested on a charge of DUI after an officer saw her car weave over the center and fog lines on Oakes Avenue several times around 11:28 p.m. The woman smelled strongly of intoxicants and allegedly admitted she had “a few beers” earlier. After failing field sobriety tests, she was taken to the police station where she provided breath samples that almost twice the legal limit. She was cited for DUI and released.
Thursday, May 3
• The mother of a 52-year-old woman reported her daughter assaulted her at her apartment. The daughter was in the process of moving back in with her mother after a domestic violence no-contact order had been lifted barring the daughter from the home.
The mother reported she had been arguing with her daughter and her daughter took the phone away from her when she tried to call the police. The daughter then allegedly grabbed her mother around the head and put her in a headlock. The mother said she bit her daughter to get her to release her grasp before her daughter fled on foot.
Police arrested the daughter at a nearby tavern after receiving information she was hiding in the ladies room. The daughter cursed and screamed at officers and was taken to the hospital for a “fit for jail” exam due to a pre-existing arm injury. The daughter was uncooperative and combative at the hospital. She intentionally kicked one officer in the leg, hyperextending the officer’s knee.
The woman was booked into jail on charges of domestic violence assault, interfering with the reporting of domestic violence, and assault for kicking the officer.
• An Anacortes man checking his bank account online discovered his account was overdrawn. He found two suspicious unauthorized charges that totaled more than $900 for purchases of a coffee machine and audio equipment in Vermont and Nebraska. The man said he frequently travels to Mexico, but he had not lost or misplaced any of his bank cards. He is working with his bank to have the charges removed.
Friday, May 4
• A hit and run was reported to a home in the 2500 block of M Avenue after damage was discovered to an open carport. Tire tracks led through the grass and to where a support beam on the carport had been hit. The damage to the beam caused the roof of the carport to collapse.
A neighbor told police she had been awakened at around 2 a.m. by a loud noise and saw headlights shining on her house. The neighbor then saw a small white car with a loud muffler speed away from her neighbor’s damaged carport. Repair costs for the carport were estimated at several hundred dollars. The suspect vehicle and driver are unknown at this time.
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