What a week: accidents, burglary, power outages in La Conner


February 8, 2023

Marissa Conklin

DIDN'T SLOW DOWN; MOVED TOO FAST – Twice in the past year vehicles have missed the curve on La Conner Whitney Road south of McLean Road. A vehicle collided into a utility pole around 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Power was out in La Conner Shelter Bay and the Swinomish Reservation briefly.

A full moon didn't rise until Sunday, but a lot of crazy things happened in the La Conner area days prior.

It started with a burglary at Pioneer Market and included a pair of power outages, the sinking of a boat on the waterfront and a car slamming into a house and flipping onto its top side off Shelter Bay Drive Friday night.

The early Wednesday break-in at the Morris Street grocery store didn't net the burglars much. They got away with five cartons of cigarettes and apparently had their images captured on the store's security camera system for their troubles.

"They rifled through ou...

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