Officers received two reports of a DUI westbound on Highway 20 on the spur coming into Anacortes around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Both callers reported a white Jeep Cherokee was all over the road and one caller said the Jeep traveled the wrong way through the roundabout at the top of Commercial Avenue.
An officer spotted the vehicle in the 3300 block of Commercial. The front of the vehicle was in a flower bed and it was parked askew in a private business parking lot.
The driver, a 27-year-old Sedro-Woolley woman, had a difficult time walking and balancing and had urinated on herself. She failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the police department for a breath test. Her breath alcohol was reported to be four times the legal limit of .08.
She was cited and released to a family member.
Among the other 252 cases handled by Anacortes police during the previous week:
Friday, Aug. 3
• A resident in the 1900 block of 24th Street reported a $700 silver men’s Specialized Hard Rock mountain bike was stolen from the backyard overnight.
• A 39-year-old Anacortes man was arrested on a charge of domestic violence malicious mischief after he punched a decorative window out of a door. The man was at the home for a relative’s birthday party when he began to quarrel with a relative and punched the door. Officers reported the man was intoxicated at the time of his arrest.
Saturday, Aug. 4
• A 15-year-old boy was booked into juvenile detention on a charge of domestic violence assault after officers responded to a call from the boy’s mother. The woman told officers her son punched her in the jaw during an argument. Officers saw a red mark on the woman’s jaw.
The boy was waiting outside the residence when they arrived. He reportedly told officers he knew they would be coming.
• A 39-year-old Anacortes man faces felony drug charges after an officer arrested him on a warrant in the 1500 block of Commercial Avenue around 10:20 p.m. The man had a small smoking pipe in his possession that contained a small amount of methamphetamine.
He was released on the warrant due to jail overcrowding and will be charged with possession of a controlled substance at a later date.
• Police received a report of two teenagers drinking beer in the parking lot of a business in the 2800 block of Commercial Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Officers contacted two Olympia men, ages 20 and 19, next to a parked car. Beer was seen in the car and the men both allegedly admitted to drinking some of it. They were cited and released. They were advised not to drive.
• Police received a complaint of a man loitering near an establishment in the 400 block of Commercial Avenue around 10:40 p.m. Officers responded and found the 32-year-old Anacortes man in the area. He had several outstanding warrants and was arrested. Officers found he had a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia on his person.
The jail declined to book the man due to overcrowding. He was given a new court date for the warrants and faces charges of possession of the drugs and paraphernalia as well. He was advised to stay away from the downtown area for the night and was released.
Sunday, Aug. 5
• A woman reported her boyfriend would not get out of her car around 3:42 a.m. When officers arrived they saw a car with an open door and a man laying down on the seat.
The 22-year-old Anacortes man had reportedly wanted his girlfriend to give him a ride home. A witness told officers the woman refused and tried to remove the man from her car. He shoved her and struck her in the face.
The man was booked into jail on charges of domestic violence assault as well as several outstanding warrants.
• Officers responded to a reported hit-and-run driving incident in the 2000 block of K Avenue around 4:11 a.m. On arrival they found a 2007 Saturn Ion parked along the shoulder of the road that had been hit and was a total loss. Officers found evidence at the scene that lead them to believe the suspect vehicle was red.
Later in the day officers found a red 2008 Kia Sorento hidden in a gravel pit off A Avenue. The Sorento had damage consistent with striking the Saturn. Officers obtained a search warrant for the Kia and took paint scrapings from it. The Kia owner, a 26-year-old Anacortes woman, was contacted and reportedly admitted to officers she was the driver. She was cited for hit-and-run driving.
• A vendor at the Anacortes Arts Festival reported a $200 metal sculpture of a barn owl was stolen from his booth overnight. The vendors booth was in the 600 block of Commercial Avenue. The sculpture was screwed onto a wooden post but thieves pulled it off of the post, leaving the bent screws behind.
• A resident in the 3400 block of F Avenue reported after returning home from being away for a few days the tires on his truck were punctured. A neighbor told the man the tires appeared fine the day before.
Monday, Aug. 6
• Several juveniles reported to Island Hospital staff that a suspicious man on a bicycle made some inappropriate comments to them in the parking lot of the hospital around 1:20 a.m. Police checked the area for the man and found his bicycle at a vacant building in the 2700 block of Commercial Avenue. The building was unsecured and when officers checked the interior they found a woman and the suspicious man were staying there. The man claimed they had the owner’s permission to be there.
The owner was contacted and confirmed the couple did have permission to be there. However, the couple had a no-contact order issued after a previous domestic incident that prohibited the woman from being with the man. Officers arrested the 50-year-old woman for violation of the order.
• A Renton woman reported losing her purse, ID and $20 cash in the Whistle Lake parking lot on Saturday. She told officers she left the purse in the trunk but does not believe the trunk was closed properly and someone must have taken the purse from the trunk.
• Officers responded to the track at the high school on a complaint of a burnt outhouse. The portable toilet was completely melted. Estimated loss is $750.
Tuesday, Aug. 7
• A laundry list of outstanding charges against an 18-year-old Anacortes man now includes resisting arrest after he ran from the police. Officers received a tip that the man was at a residence in the 2300 block of E Avenue. As an officer approached the residence the man left through the back door and ignored the officer’s instructions to stop as he was under arrest.
Officers searched the area for the man but had to stop the search in order to respond to other calls for service. The man has outstanding warrants for theft, illegal discharge of a firearm and malicious mischief.
Wednesday, Aug. 8
• Residents in the 4800 block of Yorkshire reported a vicious pit bull running loose in their neighborhood around 11:30 a.m. The animal control officer responded but was unable to approach the dog due to its aggressive behavior. An officer assisted in containing the dog in an enclosure.
A resident told officers the dog once belonged to her but she gave it to someone in Sedro-Woolley because it was too much for her to handle. The woman assisted in bringing the dog to the pound. The dog was destroyed after it was deemed too vicious to be eligible for adoption.
• A resident in the 2400 block of R Avenue reported that 30 to 40 small American flags were missing from their yard overnight.
• A hardware store in the 1700 block of Q Avenue reported an attempted shoplifter who fled the store. Witnesses told officers the suspect tried to steal some insecticide. When confronted, the young man ran out of the store.
The store’s surveillance footage helped police identify the 18-year-old Anacortes man. He faces charges of attempted theft.
• A tent that was reported missing from the 4200 block of H Avenue was found in the 4000 block of I Avenue when a homeowner called police to report a tent showed up in their backyard. The wind may be responsible for the mischief.
• A resident in the 1700 block of 28th Street reported their home was burglarized while they were at work. A $500 Sanyo television was the only thing that appeared to be missing. Entry into the home was gained through an open ground-level window. Fingerprints have been sent to the crime lab.
• Officers responded to a dispute over a car in the 1500 block of Commercial Avenue around 9:25 p.m. While investigating the incident officers arrested a 20-year-old Anacortes man on four warrants. As the man was being booked into jail, a small amount of heroin was found in his belongings. He now faces felony drug charges as well.
Thursday, Aug. 9
• A resident in the 1100 block of 16th Street reported a dining table and a triangle-shaped glass tabletop were taken from a locked shed sometime since February.
• A resident in the 800 block of 37th Street reported a $850 Stihl brand concrete cutting saw was taken from the back of a company truck sometime since Aug. 6.
• A 55-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested on a charge of DUI in the 1000 block of 22nd Street after an officer stopped the vehicle she was driving to warn her about using turn signals around 8:55 p.m. The officer could smell liquor coming from the vehicle and asked the woman to step outside the car and talk.
The officer then observed she smelled like alcohol. She failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the police department for a breath test. She was cited and released to a sober adult.
• Police were called to a boatyard in the 2400 block of T Avenue by a night watchman who saw someone try to break into a storage locker around 10 p.m. The watchman told officers someone drove up in a gray Chevrolet Avalanche and a man got out of the passenger side and ran toward the storage locker. He allegedly took out bolt cutters and cut the bolt off a locker.
When the watchman approached him the man ran back to the truck and fled the area. Police are following up on possible leads in the case.
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