Anacortes Assault Update: On February 26th, 2016, SkagitBreaking.com received an update from Anacortes Police Chief Bonnie Bowers via a Nixle Notification on the alleged assault we reported about within the City of Anacortes earlier in the week. See the notification below:
“On the morning of February 21st, the (Anacortes) Police Department became aware of a post on a local social media site that warned citizens of a potential threat in the area of 10th Street and “M” Ave. The second hand report alleged a woman was attacked by a stranger on the evening of February 19th. No report had been made to the police department at the time the post appeared.
Officers contacted the person who made the post, identified the alleged victim and reached out to her. After a thorough investigation, the police department has determined the original social media post gave inaccurate information. Citizens are urged to call the police if they are victims of or become aware of any suspected criminal activity.“
Original Story below:
ANACORTES, WA- A woman in her 30’s claimed to be brutally attacked by a man around 10 pm Friday at the intersection of 10th Street and “M” Avenue in Anacortes, near the Anacortes Library.
The woman, who requested to remain anonymous, described the man as being a medium build, white male, in his 40’s or 50’s with beady eyes, a black goatee, wearing a winter beanie.
A friend of the woman spoke to SkagitBreaking.com and said “She is covered in bruises & scratches and very, very shaken. The woman was pushed hard into the bushes & fought for her life during the attack.” She has bruising and cuts on her face, arms, legs and back.
The Anacortes Police Department released the Following statement on February 22nd, about the incident through a Nixle notification.
“The Anacortes Police Department (APD) has spoken with the victim of an alleged assault that occurred on Friday evening at approximately 10PM at the intersection of 10th Street and M Avenue by the library. Though there does not appear to be an imminent threat to the public at this time, anyone with further information about this case is encouraged to call the APD tip line at (360) 299-1985 reference case 16-A01208.“