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Some recreational shellfish areas now open

Washington State Dept. of Health has lifted the following closures for recreational shellfish harvesting :West Fidalgo Island,South Skagit and Similk Bay Harvesting remains closed to butter and varnish clams at Samish Island. Call 1-800-562-5632 to...

 

County tire collection Oct. 5-6

Skagit County will host a free tire-round up for county residents Thursday-Friday Oct. 5-6 at the Skagit County Fairgrounds. Residents must register online. There is a limit of twelve road tires per household, including car, truck, motorcycle and... Full story

 
Aerial view of farmland

La Conner farm protected by County Farmland Legacy Program

Skagit County's Farmland Legacy Program has finalized two farmland preservation projects this August, permanently protecting another 60 acres of farmland from development. The La Conner farmland is...

 

Police Blotter 6/18-6/24

Monday, June 19 3:12 p.m.: Car accident – 2 car motor vehicle accident. Driver 1 was stopped at the intersection and started to travel eastbound and did not see driver 2 and collided with driver 2....

 

Police Blotter 6/11-6/17

Sunday, June 11 10:51 p.m.: Heard but not seen – Report of subject lighting off fireworks. Area checked but nobody found and no further calls. Third/Caledonia St., La Conner. 11:07 p.m.: Possible...

 

Police Blotter 6/4-6/10

Sunday, June 4 8:07 p.m.: Utility pole crash – One vehicle non-injury collision. The driver lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a utility pole. Fir Island Rd., Greater La Conner. Wednesday,...

 

Police Blotter 5/28-6/1

Sunday, May 28 11:08 a.m.: Dog ran free – Report of a loose dog running around Waterfront Park. Law enforcement checked the area and couldn’t locate the dog. Conner Way, La Conner. Wednesday, May...

 

Police Blotter 5/21-5/27

Sunday, May 21 8:38 p.m.: Played loud, turned down – Report of music sounds and children playing loudly. The homeowner was contacted, and the music was turned down. McLean Rd., Greater La Conner....

 

Police Blotter 5/14-5/20

Sunday, May 14 4:00 a.m.: DUI arrest – A driver was observed crashing his vehicle into other vehicles parked on the street. The driver was stopped by law enforcement and arrested for driving under...

 

Police Blotter 5/7-5/13

Tuesday, May 9 7:24 a.m.: Bung plug undone – An employee found their 2,500 gallon capacity tanker truck drained and in a puddle. They found the bung plug was off the drain valve in the back and the...

 

Police Blotter 4/30-5/6

Monday, May 1 8:16 a.m.: Cow on road – Report of a loose cow on Josh Wilson Road. The animal owner got the cow back into the pasture where it belonged. Josh Wilson / Farm to Market Rds., Bayview....

 

Police Blotter 4/23-4/29

Sunday, April 23 3:17 p.m.: Up in flames – Two vehicle collision that left one vehicle fully engulfed in flames. A driver of one vehicle was pulled out of the car by citizens. One of the vehicles wa...

 

Police Blotter 4/16-4/22

Tuesday, April 14 11:44 a.m.: Not abandoned – A vehicle reported as abandoned turned out to have the proper paid parking pass in the window when checked. Boat Launch Rd., La Conner. Wednesday,...

 

Police Blotter 4/9-4/15

Monday, April 10 8:30 p.m.: Suspicion at boat launch – Two subjects were seen getting into a junk abandoned boat near the boat launch. The two subjects left in a red truck and were not seen again. C...

 

Police Blotter 4/2-4/8

Sunday, April 2 12:32 a.m.: Flashlight suspicion – Caller saw someone outside their house with a flashlight in the middle of the night. Law enforcement responded and checked around the house, but...

 

Police Blotter 3/26-3/31

Sunday, March 26 11:28 a.m.: Burglary – The caller said their house was entered and ransacked while they were in the process of moving out. Deputies collected evidence, investigation continuing....

 

Police Blotter 3/19-3/25

Monday, March 20 9:00 a.m.: Suspicious following – A suspicious driver and passenger in a white truck followed a citizen to La Conner. The citizen first noticed the white truck parked at a vacant fa...

 

Police Blotter 3/12-3/18

Sunday, March 12 3:07 p.m.: Stolen Vehicle – A suspicious vehicle was parked partially in a driveway of a residence. The vehicle turned out to be a stolen vehicle out of Bellingham. The subject was...

 

Police Blotter 3/5-3/11

Sunday, March 5 12:39 a.m.: Local disturbance – A male was reported yelling, screaming and causing a disturbance. The male appeared asleep when he was contacted by police and after he woke up said...

 

Police Blotter 2/27-3/4

Friday, March 3 10:09 a.m.: Loitering – The Swinomish Housing Authority reported an unwanted subject loitering around the apartment complex. Law enforcement contacted uninvolved tenants at the...

 

Police Blotter 2/19-2/25

Sunday, February 19 8:21 p.m.: Stolen vehicle found – Sheriff's deputies recovered a stolen vehicle under the Twin Bridges. Drugs and stolen mail were also recovered from inside the vehicle. A...

 

Police Blotter 2/12-2/18

Sunday, February 12 2:59 p.m.: Territorial dogs – Report of neighborhood dogs acting aggressive toward the caller when they entered the property where the dogs live. There were no injuries...

 

Police Blotter 2/5-2/11

Monday, February 6 12:22 p.m.: Car crash – A truck crashed into the front of a car when it pulled out into the front of it. The vehicle owners exchanged insurance information with the assistance of...

 

Police Blotter 1/29-2/4

Tuesday, January 31 7:58 a.m.: Broken glass – Sometime overnight a section of glass on the front door of the business was broken. No entry by a suspect into the building was reported. A suspect has...

 

Police Blotter 1/22-1/28

Monday, January 23 11:30 a.m.: Wandering dog – A tan female pit bull mix was wandering in the Farmhouse parking lot. The organization SPOT (Saving Pets One at a Time) was contacted to come get the...

 

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