Two men were arrested after police received a report of a residential burglary in the 1700 block of 36th Street around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. The homeowner left his residence for less than an hour, but that was enough time for thieves to break in and steal some jewelry and coins.
Two workmen who were in the area spotted the men and thought they looked suspicious. They saw the men leave a car and walk into the neighborhood. When the men returned they were carrying a bag.
One man approached the suspects and asked them what they were doing. When their answer did not make sense, the man reported the incident to police.
A detailed description of both suspects and the car they were driving was given. Officers recognized the men. Both are Anacortes residents with extensive criminal histories.
One 35-year-old man was arrested later in the day, and his 29-year-old accomplice was arrested on Friday morning. The investigation continues.
A second residential burglary was reported in the 1400 block of 30th Street later that day. Officers are reviewing evidence at the scene to determine if this burglary is related.
Among the other 199 cases handled by Anacortes police during the previous week:
Friday, Sept. 7
• A resident in the 1700 block of 12th Street reported sometime over the last couple days someone stole a 30-horsepower Johnson outboard from the yard. The $300 outboard was on a stand near the garage.
Saturday, Sept. 8
• A 37-year-old Anacortes man was arrested on a charge of DUI after the vehicle he was driving hit a parked car around 3 a.m. in a parking lot in the 1200 block of B Avenue. The parked car sustained minimal damage.
Officers noticed the man smelled of liquor and was unable to satisfactorily perform field sobriety tests. He was arrested, taken to the station for a breath test and later released to a sober friend.
• A 13-year-old Anacortes boy reported his Kline mountain bike was stolen from outside a fast food restaurant in the 1300 block of Commercial Avenue. A short time later a Swinomish Police Department officer contacted a man riding the stolen bike near March’s Point Road.
The 28-year-old transient reportedly told Anacortes officers he stole the bike because he wanted to get to Sedro-Woolley. The bike was returned to the boy and the man was cited for theft.
Sunday, Sept. 9
• A 24-year-old Anacortes man was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana after he was contacted in Causland Memorial Park around 1:10 a.m. An officer contacted the man and his 41-year-old friend in the park after it was closed. The 41-year-old man was identified and warned and then he left.
The younger man told officers his last name was Jones, but the information he gave appeared to be false. Officers found a wallet on the man that gave his real birth date and name.
He told officers he was untruthful because he had a warrant. Officers were unable to find a warrant but did find a small amount of marijuana on his person. He was cited and released.
• A resident in the 3800 block of M Avenue reported her fence was knocked over during a loud party at a residence next door sometime around 2 a.m. Officers contacted her neighbor, a 21-year-old Anacortes man, and arrested him on a $25,000 warrant for failure to appear in court on previous DUI charges.
The man told officers a 19-year-old woman was responsible for the damage. The investigation continues.
• A resident in the 2700 block of 17th Street reported their unlocked car was prowled overnight. Sunglasses and vehicle registration and insurance paperwork were missing.
• A resident in the 2200 block of H Avenue reported two Scott downriggers were stolen from a boat on a trailer in their front yard. One downrigger had a digital display and was valued at $850.
• A 25-year-old Mount Vernon woman was cited for malicious mischief after officers responded to a reported domestic dispute at her parents’ home. The woman had reportedly borrowed a car from her parents and when she returned it, the car was messy inside.
Her father questioned her about if she would be cleaning up the mess. An argument ensued and the woman used foul language. Her father put his had over her mouth in an attempt to stop her tirade in front of her small child.
The woman in turn kicked the fender of the car, denting it. Officers stood by until the woman’s ride came.
Monday, Sept. 10
• A 25-year-old Mount Vernon man was cited for possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia after an officer patroling the Causland Memorial Park area around 4:49 a.m. found the man sleeping inside a car parked by the amphitheater.
When the man rolled down the window to talk with the officer, a strong odor of burnt marijuana was present. The man gave the officer a small bag containing a pipe and marijuana.
• Officers responded to a burglary complaint at Alton Daniels field. The press box had been broken into sometime since Saturday afternoon and more than $2,000 in power tools were taken. Items included a Topcan laser level, Dewalt impact driver, Bosch hammer drill, Dewalt screw gun, Rybo rotohammer, Senco crown and finish staplers. The tools belonged to volunteers who were donating their time and talent to a building project at the park.
• Officers responded to a report of a break-in at a secondhand shop in the 2000 block of Commercial Avenue. A door window pane was broken out, but it was not clear if the shop was entered or if anything was taken.
• A woman reported to officers that while she was at the Storvick Park playground last Friday her purse was stolen. She told officers she left the blue and white satchel-style purse unattended on a bench for a few minutes and discovered it missing on her return. A cell phone, small amount of cash and debit card were inside.
• A business in the 2600 block of Commercial Avenue reported an orange Kybota tractor stolen from behind their business. The backhoe is valued at more than $6,000 and was locked to other items. The lock appeared to have been cut.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
• A resident in the 1300 block of 26th Street returned home from vacation to discover their home had been broken into and a flat screen television and some jewelry were taken. Police are following up leads in the case.
• A 17-year-old Anacortes boy with an extensive criminal history was arrested on charges of theft, assault and possession of a controlled substance after a 26-year-old Anacortes man reported on Tuesday the boy had stolen his phone.
The boy later contacted the man via a mutual friend and made various demands such as food, a ride and assistance in committing a burglary before he would return the phone. The two met near 12th Street and Commercial Avenue. When the man refused to participate in a burglary and attempted to get his phone back, a scuffle ensued and the boy fled.
Officers found the boy a short distance away and after a brief investigation it was determined the boy had in fact assaulted the man as he tried to retrieve the phone. The boy had a small amount of narcotics in his belongings.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
• A 29-year-old Anacortes man was arrested on charges of theft and possession of narcotics after officers responded to a call from a resident in the 11,000 block of Fidalgo Bay Road who reported seeing a man in his carport around 1:39 a.m. A responding officer found the man a short distance from the home. The man told officers his truck had run out of gas and he was looking for some.
Officers saw a gas can and siphon hose in the carport and the man reportedly told officers he was in the process of looking for gas when the homeowner interrupted him. After arresting the man, officers found some suspected heroin on his person.
• A 36-year-old Mount Vernon man and a 16-year-old Hamilton boy were reported to be squatting in a vacant building in the 900 block of Commercial Avenue. An officer saw them leaving and after questioning them found that at least one of them was staying there.
There was evidence of alcohol and marijuana being consumed inside the building. The teen was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and transported to Skagit County juvenile detention on a probation violation. The man was warned not to return to the building.
• A resale clothing store in the 700 block of Commercial Avenue reported someone stole an expensive designer outfit that had been displayed in the store. The theft was caught on surveillance video and the female suspect was known to the store employees. Theft charges are forthcoming.
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