Officer responded to a grocery store in the 900 block of 11th Street after employees reported a man was riding a bicycle around inside the store and was refusing to leave around 1:38 a.m. Thursday, June 28.
An officer arrived and recognized a 41-year-old Anacortes area transient who was yelling profanities at the store manager. Police had received complaints earlier in the day that he was riding around town being loud and trying to start fights with people. When told he needed to leave, the man yelled profanities at the officer and rode toward the back of the store down the beer aisle.
The man had also opened a bottle of beer from the shelf that he had not paid for and began to drink it. The man was told he was under arrest and he again was profane to the officer. The man then rode down another aisle and then pedaled faster and steered toward another officer who entered the aisle. The officer tried to move out of the way but the man intentionally ran the bike into the officer, injuring the officer’s knee.
The man began to run but was tackled by the first officer and knocked into a cracker display. The man tried to run again but was tackled by the injured officer while the other officer used a taser to help subdue the man.
He was taken into custody and a homemade dagger was found in his possession. He was booked into jail for investigation of felony assault and a variety of misdemeanor charges.
Among the other 227 cases handled by Anacortes police during the previous week:
Friday, June 22
• A $4,500, 22-foot 2008 R-Vision travel trailer was stolen from where it was parked at a residence in the 3800 block of Fidalgo Bay Road. The victim reported the trailer hitch had not been locked, but no one had permission to take the trailer.
• Police are investigating vandalism to a car parked in the 1000 block of Second Street while the owner was working at an adjacent business. A derogatory name was scratched into the paint of the victim’s Cadillac.
• An officer arrested an 18-year-old male transient walking in the 1300 block of N Avenue on a warrant from previous charges of disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. During a search of the man, the officer found a small baggie that contained heroin. The man allegedly admitted he was a regular user of the drug.
The jail would not accept him for booking on the warrant and he was released. He faces new felony charges of possession of a controlled substance.
Saturday, June 23
• A 49-year-old Anacortes man was arrested in the 1300 block of I Avenue on a warrant stemming from a negligent driving charge. He was booked into jail.
• Police are investigating the report of a burglary to a home in the 2400 block of 11th Street. The victim returned home and found a door ajar and a bedroom window open with the screen removed. Stolen were a computer, an Xbox gaming system and a rolling duffel bag containing $1,800 worth of diving equipment.
• Officers responded to the report of a possible burglary at a home in the 2600 block of View Place. Police arrived and found a basement door had been forced open and the front door had also been kicked in. The door and door frame were split and completely ruined.
Several drawers inside were opened and appeared to have been rummaged through. The homeowners arrived later and found they were missing a Nintendo Wii gaming system and a Nintendo “DS Lite” gaming system.
• A 15-year-old Anacortes boy could face felony charges for vehicle theft and hit and run driving after a stolen truck he was joyriding in collided with a landscaping rock in the 2900 block of 17th Street. The silver 2005 Chevy truck was stolen several days previously from West Third Street. According to witnesses two young men were in the truck when it crashed and both fled the scene.
Officers found one nearby and physical evidence tied him to the truck. Police are still looking for the second suspect.
Sunday, June 24
• A man walking his dog on leash in the 4000 block of I Avenue reported another dog ran out of a yard in the neighborhood and attacked his dog by biting it in the leg. The man said he had to defend his dog by putting his foot between his dog and the attacking dog. The man said the woman who owned the attacking dog then came outside and accused him of kicking her dog.
The victim dog was not seriously injured. The 40-year-old offending dog owner was cited for her dog running at large and failing to license her dog.
Monday, June 25
• Police responding to an intrusion alarm at a home in the 3600 block of West 10th Street found the house had been broken into. The unknown burglars forced open an exterior door to gain access. Officers entered the home and found several drawers had been opened and objects were dropped onto the floor.
The victims reported a drawer full of jewelry was stolen and they are working on compiling an itemized list. The investigation continues.
• Three solar-powered lights were stolen from a yard in the 3800 block of West Sixth Street. Also stolen was a Saint Francis figurine that had been mounted on a post in the yard. The victims later found the post lying on the ground in the next block, but the figurine was missing.
• Police were called about an unknown man stumbling in the road in the area of 10th Street and C Avenue around 10:06 p.m. It was reported he fell into a yard in the 2300 block of 10th Street. Paramedics and police checked on the 18-year-old man and it was determined he was just very intoxicated.
He confirmed he had a “few beers” and he was walking home, although he pointed in the opposite direction of the address he provided. He was arrested on a charge of underage drinking. He was cited and taken home to a family member.
• A 27-year-old Anacortes man was arrested near 11th Street and Q Avenue after he allegedly shoplifted several deli items and bottles of “hard lemonade” from an adjacent grocery store. Employees of the store saw him leave without paying for the items. When an officer found the man and shined his patrol car spotlight on him, the man put his hands in the air and got down on his knees before the officer said anything.
The man told police he stole the items so he could go to jail and get a picture ID card issued to him. The man said he needed a form of identification with his photo on it so he could apply for a Washington ID card. Police informed him the county jail did not issue photo identification cards, but the officer did issue him a criminal citation for theft.
Tuesday, June 26
• An officer stopped a vehicle on Highway 20 near R Avenue for having a defective taillight around 1:18 a.m. The driver, an 18-year-old Fidalgo Island man, smelled of intoxicants. He claimed he had not been drinking.
When he got out of the vehicle, he stumbled and displayed poor balance. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested on a charge of DUI. He provided breath samples that were over the legal limit for someone under 21 year of age. He was cited for “minor DUI” and released to his father.
• A 15-year-old girl was referred to juvenile court on charges of domestic violence assault after she allegedly pushed and punched her 15-year-old brother causing a golf ball-sized lump to the boy’s head. The siblings had been fighting over a television cable box the boy had been returning to his sister. The sister allegedly yelled at her brother to hurry up which led to a pushing match.
The sister allegedly admitted hitting her brother in his back and head. Based upon her age, juvenile detention would not take the girl because it was not a mandatory booking. She remained at home after all parties were counseled.
Thursday, June 28
• A car dealership in the 12,000 block of Thompson Road reported they have had recent problems with vandalism and theft from cars in their lot. One customer also reported to police their car was prowled and one vehicle, a green 1983 Ford Bronco, was stolen from the car lot over the last few days. The license number is Washington 251YMT.
• A resident in the 1100 block of F Avenue left a small tent outside overnight to air out after a camping trip. The tent was missing from the backyard in the morning.
• A resident in the 1300 block of H Avenue reported a laptop computer was stolen from their home sometime during the day. An estranged family member is reported to be suspected of removing a window screen and entering the residence through an unlocked window. The laptop was the only item taken.
• A woman in the 1100 block of 37th Street reported after her ex-boyfriend was asked to leave her apartment he kicked the side of her car while leaving, causing a dent to the door. Officers checked the area for the man but were unable to find him.
• A red Mongoose brand mountain bike was taken overnight in the 800 block of Seventh Street.
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