Police responded to the report of two men fighting outside in the 900 block of O Avenue around 3:51 p.m. and that one of the men was punching the other man in the face. Police arrived and found one of them bleeding from the mouth.
It was learned the men were involved in a dating relationship and had been arguing prior to the 24-year-old suspect grabbing the 35-year-old victim by the hair and punching him in the face. The younger man also reportedly tried to prevent the older man from calling the police.
The younger man was arrested and police found a small amount of marijuana and a marijuana smoking pipe in the man’s clothing when he was searched. He was booked into jail on charges of domestic violence assault, interfering with the reporting of domestic violence, and illegal possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Among the other 245 cases handled by Anacortes police during the previous week:
Friday, June 29
• Police arrested a 28-year-old Anacortes man at a home in the 1400 block of 15th Street on a Department of Corrections warrant and a misdemeanor warrant out of Burlington. He was booked into jail in Oak Harbor on the DOC warrant.
Police also arrested a 20-year-old man as he was a suspect in a previously reported fraud in which he attempted to cash a forged check and also a residential burglary in which a laptop computer was stolen. He was booked into the Skagit County Jail on an investigative hold for a charge of burglary.
• An officer stopped a car in the 900 block of 22nd Street after recognizing a 32-year-old man in the front passenger seat and confirming he had a warrant out of the Department of Corrections. The driver, the man’s 22-year-old girlfriend, also had a warrant from a previous reckless driving charge. There was also a no-contact order in effect that prohibited the man from having any contact with the woman.
He attempted to hide beneath a jacket inside the car and he then broke away and fled on foot when the officer tried to handcuff him outside the vehicle. The officer pursued on foot and found the man hiding in a nearby shed behind a lawnmower. He was arrested and booked into jail on the warrant and a new charge of violating the court order. The woman was also arrested on her warrant but later released after the jail refused to accept her for booking.
Saturday, June 30
• Police arrested a 20-year-old Anacortes man in the 2100 block of 23rd Street after officers responded to the report of a possible underage drinking party at a nearby home around 3:30 a.m. The man had a warrant from a previous underage drinking charge. He was arrested on the warrant and the officer noted he smelled of intoxicants, was wobbly on his feet, and had bloodshot eyes. He also has two full cans of beer in his backpack. He was cited for underage drinking and released on the warrant after being given a new court date.
• A 23-year-old man was arrested at a home in the 4700 block of Yorkshire Drive on two warrants stemming from previous DUI and reckless driving charges. The jail declined to accept the man for booking due to overcrowding, so he was released at the police station after being given new court dates.
Sunday, July 1
• Police responded to the report of an interrupted vehicle prowl in the 1200 block of 35th Street after a witness saw a man lurking next to his neighbor’s vehicle with the door open around 12:34 a.m. Police detained an 18-year-old Guemes Island man walking on M Avenue who matched the witness description of the prowler. The man was arrested after the witness positively identified him as the car prowler. He allegedly admitted prowling four cars that night and stealing two iPods, bottles of men’s cologne, and alcohol. Police drove the man around and he identified the cars he entered. Police confirmed with the victims their vehicles had been prowled. The man faces charges of vehicle prowling and being a minor in possession of alcohol.
• A woman reported her estranged husband violated the terms of a no-contact order by calling her and leaving voice mail messages. The woman played a recorded message for an officer who recognized the man’s voice as the officer had spoken with the man the previous day. The man was later found at a church in Mount Vernon and arrested with the assistance of the Mount Vernon Police Department. He was booked into jail on charges of violating the court order.
• Police are investing the complaint that a 19-year-old man was punched in the mouth by another 19-year-old man at a party at an unknown residence in the Skyline area. The victim had two front teeth chipped as a result of being punched for what he told police was no apparent reason. The suspect had reportedly been out of control at the party and police are seeking to speak with him.
Tuesday, July 3
• Two older Trek brand bicycles were stolen from a carport in the 1800 block of 41st Street sometime in the past few months.
• A 45-year-old Anacortes man was arrested on a charge of DUI after he caused a three car accident in the 1200 block of Commercial Avenue around 2:43 p.m. The man rear-ended a car that had slowed to make a turn and the struck vehicle was then pushed into the car in front of it. No one was seriously injured.
The man smelled of intoxicants and told police he had “two beers.” He declined to take field sobriety tests, but a portable breath test at the scene showed he was more than two and a half times the legal limit. A large opened can of beer was found in the man’s vehicle. At the police station, he provided two breath samples that were more than three times the legal limit.
• A woman staying at a motel in the 2900 block of Commercial Avenue reported an unknown intoxicated man was yelling and trying to get into her room by turning the doorknob around 11:03 p.m. The woman saw the man earlier leaning against her car parked outside of her room. Police contacted the 37-year-old man who was actually staying in another room at the motel and found him to be extremely intoxicated. The man had felony warrants for residential burglary and bail jumping, and misdemeanor warrants for illegal possession of marijuana and DUI. He was booked into jail.
Wednesday, July 4
• A $2,000 Yamaha eight-horsepower outboard boat motor was stolen off a 27-foot sailboat moored at a marina in the 1000 block of Q Avenue.
• A resident of the 2300 block of 16th Street reported someone stole $1,500 from her home. The victim is in the process of moving and she was unable to provide any possible suspect information. Entry into the home was believed to have been made through an unlocked door.
• An officer stopped a car in the 3800 block of Commercial Avenue for having a burned out headlight around 10:26 p.m. The officer smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the car. The 18-year-old female driver told the officer it had been over two hours since she last smoked marijuana. The woman then retrieved a baggy of marijuana, a water bong containing burnt marijuana, and other drug paraphernalia items from her car and turned them over to the officer. The woman was cited for unlawful possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
• An officer stopped a motorcycle driven by a 62-year-old Oak Harbor man near 32nd Street and H Avenue around 10:48 p.m. after the man pulled out in front of the officer’s car causing the officer to brake hard to avoid a collision. The man also appeared to be very wobbly on the motorcycle and left his turn signal on for two blocks. He smelled of intoxicants and said he had one drink although his eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slightly slurred.
The man failed field sobriety tests and was arrested on a charge of DUI. When he was removed from the back seat of the patrol car, the officer found two small baggies containing cocaine and two prescription pain pills on his seat. The man eventually admitted the items were his property. He provided breath samples that were over the legal limit. He faces charges of DUI and possession of a controlled substance.
Thursday, July 5
• A 19-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested on a charge of underage drinking after an officer contacted her and a 25-year-old man in the 300 block of 34th Street regarding a fireworks complaint around 12:38 a.m. The woman smelled of intoxicants and said she had one drink. The man was obviously intoxicated but the woman claimed he had not provided her with any alcohol. The woman was cited for underage drinking and released.
• Two La Conner boys, age 16 and 17, were arrested on charges of underage drinking after an employee smelled alcohol on them as they were in the drive-through line at a restaurant in the 1300 block of Commercial Avenue around 4:45 a.m. The 17-year-old claimed he had not been drinking but a portable breath test showed he had consumed alcohol. He then allegedly admitted he had a few beers earlier in the night. The 16-year-old also showed the effects of drinking alcohol. Both boys were referred to juvenile court on underage drinking charges.
• A Caribe brand 11-foot rigid hull inflatable boat was reported stolen from a marina in the 2000 block of Skyline Way. The inflatable had been tied a large catamaran at the marina and also had a 15 horsepower Yamaha brand motor attached to it. Total estimated loss is $5,000.
• A three-gallon partially full gas can was stolen off a boat parked on R Avenue near the W.T. Preston.
• A MacBook Pro laptop computer was reported stolen from a home in the 1400 block of 15th Street while the renter was away for a couple of hours. The home was not locked.
• A window was smashed out of a car parked at the base on Mount Erie while the owner was fishing nearby. Stolen were two backpacks containing assorted clothing, food items, and a Twit card. Estimated property loss and repair cost was more than $700.
Friday, July 6
• An officer stopped a car on Anaco Beach Road around 1:45 a.m. for driving without any lights on. The car traveled for several blocks after the officer activated the emergency lights and drifted over the centerline before finally slowing to a stop. The driver stared at the officer blankly and the officer had to knock several times on the driver’s window before he finally rolled it down.
The officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana inside the car. When asked about the odor, the driver, a 16-year-old Anacortes boy, handed the officer a baggy of marijuana. The boy had bloodshot watery eyes, smelled of intoxicants, and told the officer he had a couple and he wasn’t sure if he was okay to drive. After failing field sobriety tests, he was arrested. He provided breath samples that were substantially over the limit for a minor. The boy faces charges of “minor” DUI and illegal possession of marijuana. He was released to a family member.
• A 37-year-old Burlington woman was arrested for allegedly violating the terms of a domestic violence protection after she went to her mother’s home. The order prohibited the woman from having any contact with her mother or being at the home. The woman said her mother invited her to the home, but her mother adamantly denied the claim. The daughter was booked into jail.
• Eight dead car batteries and an old Mopar embossed radiator to a front end loader were stolen from a business in the 12,400 block of Reservation Road. The thefts occurred in an open shop area at the business. Estimated loss is $180.
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