Rash of in-town car prowls escalates


February 17, 2021

SAVING THE WORST FOR LAST – Mari White-Bucy was the unlucky seventh vehicle prowl last week. She came out to her Nissan Pathfinder, parked near Calico Cupboard Thursday, Feb. 11 to find her driver side window smashed and all compartments ransacked. Sgt. Jeff Willard of the Sheriff’s La Conner detachment said the other car break-ins did not show damage. – Photo by Ken Stern

A La Conner business owner is the victim of a cold case that is just a few hours old.

The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a “smash and grab” break-in of Mari White-Bucy’s Nissan Pathfinder near Calico Cupboard on First Street late Wednesday, Feb. 10.

With temperatures plunging due to a winter blast of cold air, downtown was quiet that night – except for the sound of breaking glass from White-Bucy’s vehicle.

Fortunately, White-Bucy believes nothing of value was taken.

But White-Bucy, who owns La Conner Waterfront Day Spa, will need to have her broken window re...

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