Photos by Don Coyote
Murderer manhunt shook up La Conner
In quiet La Conner, where barking dogs make crime news, residents were astounded to see a law enforcement blitz.
For an hour on Monday, the streets appeared to be swarming with police, assault rifles at the ready, while a low-flying Blackhawk helicopter circled overhead.
Residents were ordered to stay inside with the doors locked. Late Monday afternoon, the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office got a credible tip from Island County Sheriff’s Office that a murder suspect was on his way to La Conner to kill his mother. Scroll down past sports for more pictures of the law enforcement operation in La Conner.
Agencies to discuss fire authority
Officials from five fire agencies will meet on Thursday to discuss the possibility of forming a single fire authority that would cover La Conner, Swinomish, Anacortes and Guemes Island.
Fire District 13 Chief Roy Horn said his district, which covers Shelter Bay, Swinomish and unincorporated areas around La Conner is hosting the meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday at the fire station on Snee Oosh Road.
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From Police Blotter:
11:52 p.m.: Malicious mischief – There was a report of kids at a party at the Swinomish Yacht Club in La Conner pushing dock carts into the channel. Deputies contacted the people, but they claimed to know nothing of the incident and did not want to talk to law enforcement.
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