Officers responded to the area of Highway 20 and R Avenue regarding the report of two “young boys” jumping into the roadway, pushing each other and urinating in public around 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.
The “boys” were identified as a 19-year-old Mount Vernon man and a 27-year-old Fidalgo Island woman who were both intoxicated.
The woman removed a bottle of wine from her pocket, set it on the ground, and told police the man was “just a little drunk.” She had an outstanding warrant for a theft charge out of Mount Vernon and was arrested. She was booked into jail.
The man was so intoxicated he was taken to the emergency room for examination. He was determined to be OK and was arrested on a charge of underage drinking and taken to the police station.
Police were unsuccessful in attempting to contact family to come and get the man. The man screamed threats and profanities at the officers and threw himself against the holding room door and window.
He was booked into jail on the underage drinking charge.
Among the other 209 cases handled by Anacortes police during the previous week:
Friday, Aug. 24
• A $1,200 green Trek brand road bike was stolen from a bike rack behind a tavern in the 400 block of Commercial Avenue. The bike’s security chain was left unlocked while the owner was inside the bar.
• The owner of a lumber mill in the 9600 block of South March Point Road discovered the office door had been forced open and the door casing and lock broken. Numerous papers and items were strewn about the office, but it did not appear anything was missing.
• A $30 wooden sandwich board-style sign painted yellow with a purple flower on it advertising a yard sale was stolen from the intersection of 32nd Street and H Avenue.
Saturday, Aug. 25
• A 24-year-old Anacortes woman faces a charge of misdemeanor assault after she allegedly punched another woman in the face and attacked her at a bar in the 300 block of Commercial Avenue.
The victim said she saw her ex-boyfriend in the bar and gave him a hug. The victim said she was turning to walk away when the man’s current girlfriend punched her and knocked her to the ground.
The victim’s eye was swollen and her nose was also cut. The suspect told police she had been drinking and she believed the victim had come to the bar to disrupt an event that was taking place there.
The suspect allegedly admitted hitting the other woman but said she didn’t remember much else.
• Police are investigating the theft of a credit card and an EBT food card from an Anacortes resident’s purse. The victim was suspicious of some in-home health care employees. The investigation continues.
• Three Whidbey Island women were cited after an officer on foot patrol caught them drinking alcohol at Whistle Lake. The women were all in their 20s and said they were unaware of park rules prohibited consuming alcohol.
Sunday, Aug. 26
• Two plastic totes containing memorabilia including sports cards and childhood belongings were stolen from a carport at a home in the 1300 block of Ninth Street. Some of the sports cards reportedly had values that totaled several hundred dollars.
• An Anacortes man who had been purchasing gas at a convenience store in the 1900 block of Skyline Way realized he lost $400 from his pocket. It was believed the money fell out when he was paying for his gas.
Store security video showed that another customer entered the store immediately following the victim and picked up the money. Police are trying to identify the second man to recover the missing money.
• A 14-year-old boy was booked into juvenile detention on domestic violence malicious mischief charges after he allegedly punched a hole through his bedroom closet door after being belligerent toward his mother at their home.
Police had been at the home earlier in the day trying to counsel the boy about his behavior toward his mother.
During the latter contact, the boy shut himself in his closet and police saw the damage.
The boy was verbally abusive toward the officers and combative after he was told he was under arrest. The boy also kicked at the interior of the patrol car when placed inside, but caused minimal damage.
• Police and paramedics responded to an apartment in the 1300 block of O Avenue after it was reported a 21-year-old woman overdosed on heroin and was unconscious. It was learned from friends of the woman she injected heroin about 15 minutes earlier.
Police found several syringes and other items of drug paraphernalia in the residence and they were taken for disposal.
The woman regained consciousness and was transported by paramedics to the hospital for treatment.
Monday, Aug. 27
• Someone cut the fuel line to a van parked in the Blakely Island parking lot on Skyline Way. The victims discovered the vandalism when they found gas flowing from under the vehicle while they were getting fuel at a service station.
It was believed the line was cut so someone could steal gasoline from the van.
• An officer recognized an 18-year-old Anacortes area transient walking in the 3000 block of Commercial Avenue and confirmed he had a felony warrant from a previous possession of a controlled substance charge. He was arrested and booked into jail.
• An unknown vandal cut a roughly 10-inch hole in the liner of a 10-foot diameter, above-ground swimming pool at a home in the 1700 block of 39th Street. The damage was not repairable. Estimated loss is $150.
Tuesday, Aug. 28
• An officer stopped a car driven by a 29-year-old Anacortes woman in the 1200 block of M Avenue because the woman had a suspended driver’s license. She also had a warrant out of Bellingham for theft. She was arrested.
She asked the officer to retrieve her cell phone from her car and while looking for the cell phone, the officer found a marijuana smoking pipe. The woman allegedly admitted the pipe was hers.
She was cited for driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released into the custody of a Bellingham police officer to be booked into the Whatcom County Jail on the warrant.
Wednesday, Aug. 29
• The owners of a home in the 1500 block of 14th Street discovered someone had forced open a door to their garage and stole about $10 in change from a coffee container. The door had been dead-bolted and a substantial amount of force was needed to force the door open.
No tool or shoe marks were evident and it was unknown what was used to damage the door and frame. Estimated repair cost is $400.
• A car stereo sub-woofer and $300 in cash were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 1300 block of O Avenue.
• Police were dispatched to an apartment regarding an intoxicated husband and wife arguing around 8:08 p.m. The man was reportedly upset his wife’s daughter was at the residence and had been calling both of the women vulgar names.
The man allegedly came at his wife in an aggressive manner, causing her to step back and break a mirror. The man then allegedly grabbed a clock off the wall and smashed it on the floor.
The 47-year-old man allegedly admitted intentionally breaking the clock during the course of the argument. He was arrested and booked into jail on domestic violence malicious mischief charges.
• An officer contacted a man seated in a car at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of 34th Street around 10:20 p.m. after the car was reported as a suspicious vehicle a short time earlier.
The driver initially provided a false name and was elusive in answering questions. The driver then suddenly took off and almost struck a car parked in the lot and drove over the sidewalk as he fled.
The driver, later identified as a 29-year-old Anacortes man, had several felony warrants. He ignored the officer’s command to stop and failed to stop at several stop signs as he fled in the car.
The officer called off the pursuit due to the reckless nature of the man’s driving as he fled.
A short time later, the man’s vehicle was found abandoned on Fidalgo Bay Road. Police later received a tip that the man was at a home in the 1100 block of 34th Street. Police knocked on the front door and the man tried to flee out the back but ran back inside when he saw police at the back door too.
After the man refused to come out, a woman in the residence opened the door and told officers to “get him.”
The man was arrested and told police he fled initially because of his warrants. A small amount of methamphetamine was found on the man when he was searched.
It was also learned there was a valid domestic violence no-contact order that prohibited him from having contact with the woman who opened the door. The man was booked into jail on charges of eluding, possession of a controlled substance, violating the no-contact order, resisting arrest, driving with a suspended driver’s license, and the numerous warrants that included a “no-bail” Department of Correction’s warrant.
Thursday, Aug. 30
• The renter of a storage unit at a facility in the 7600 block of Highway 20 discovered someone cut the lock off her unit and replaced it with a different lock.
The unauthorized lock was removed and the renter discovered someone stole several items from the unit. The missing items included two wooden/carbon fiber kayak paddles, snow skis, a tent with poles, Japanese glass fishing floats, cast iron cook wear, tires, and about 200 CDs. Estimated loss is more than $3,300.
• A camp stove, ice chest, and several solar-powered garden lights were stolen from the front porch of a home in the 2300 block of G Avenue. Estimated loss is $110.
• A 17-year-old Anacortes boy was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault after he allegedly grabbed his 17-year-old girlfriend by the upper arms and “smacked” her in the face.
The couple had been standing outside at the intersection of 32nd Street and L Avenue when an officer drove by and saw them arguing around 11:28 p.m.
The officer stopped to check on the couple and learned the boy grabbed the girl by the arms and yelled at her. The girl reportedly reacted by slapping the boy and he in turn hit her in the face. The girl had a visible mark on her cheek.
The boy was determined to be the primary aggressor and he was booked into juvenile detention.
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