Rabbit Bolt, Sprinkler Safety, Camera Cover | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a violation of a domestic violence ordinance. One individual was arrested and imprisoned.
• A deputy responded to a delayed walk-in report of a hit-and-run that may have occurred on Orcas. The reporting party observed the damage on August 5 but did not know when it actually occurred. There is also no suspicious information, no witnesses and no video of the incident.
• A deputy on Orcas carried out a roadside check. The driver received a ticket for speeding, 41 mph in a 25 mph zone and for an expired registration more than two months ago.
• A deputy from San Juan received a referral from Adult Protective Services regarding financial abuse. The funds were sent to a foreign country and the incident was documented.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a domestic violence order violation report regarding a call made from an inmate inside the jail. The inmate was additionally convicted of breaching a no contact order.
• A deputy responded to a walk-in report on San Juan from the property found. The whistleblower found a wallet on the road. The owner has been contacted and the property has been returned to the owner.
• A deputy responded when a new employee at the Lopez Family Resource Center accidentally pressed the panic button.
• A Lopez Deputy and Lopez Fire-EMS responded to an incident involving a motorcyclist who lost control and crashed on Fisherman Bay Road. The cyclist was injured and airlifted to hospital.
• An Orcas deputy contacted a subject who was found to be driving with a suspended license. A report has been forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.
• A deputy responded to a walk-in report of a wallet found on the trails between Dead Mans Cove and Lime Kiln Park in San Juan. The identification in the wallet was from North Carolina and the owner could not be located. The wallet was entered into the property room as per policy.
• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for going 64 mph in a posted speed zone of 45 mph. The driver received a speeding ticket and several warnings.
• An Orcas assistant wrote a courtesy report regarding a civil matter.
• A deputy from San Juan took a found property report. The purse was seized in the evidence system because the owner could not be contacted.
• In San Juan, a deputy responded to a report of a hit-and-run. The declarant contacted the suspect who agreed to go through his insurance. The reporting party did not want to pursue the incident criminally.
• A deputy responded to a call from a concerned Lopez citizen who believed an agricultural sprinkler system near Hummel Lake was making the road unsafe. Upon investigation, the deputy discovered that the road was wet, but not a hazard to traffic.
• Deputy Lopez responded to noise complaint. An intoxicated individual who was having a loud conversation outside late at night has been issued a noise ordinance citation.
• San Juan deputies have received a report of a possible DUI. The vehicle was located and the driver was found intoxicated. The driver was cooperative with no criminal record and was released on his own recognizance.
• A deputy received a noise complaint related to a broken refrigeration machine outside a Lopez grocery store. The store manager has been notified.
• A Lopez deputy was called to check on two dogs that were barking and possibly in distress. The dogs were happy to visit the deputy and were simply disturbed by the chainsaw activity nearby. The owner went home to calm the dogs.
• A deputy was dispatched for a litter complaint on San Juan and found a large piece of electronic equipment at the location. Public Works has been contacted to pick up the item for disposal.
• In Friday Harbor, a deputy responded to a call regarding a found property, contacted the caller, and recovered the item. The object was entered into evidence.
• A deputy from San Juan responded to a death investigation report. The death appeared to be natural and was handed over to the coroner’s office for investigation.
• On Lopez, a deputy documented a report of harassment related to a long-standing dispute between neighbors.
• An Orcas deputy issued a docking citation to a boat left at the Obstruction Pass public dock.
• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for going 63 mph in a posted speed zone of 45 mph. The driver received a speeding ticket and several warnings.
• A small dog jumped out of its owner’s vehicle and ran after a rabbit in Lopez Village. The dog was quickly recovered and no rabbits were injured.
• A deputy from San Juan responded to a report of a citizen dispute. Both parties have been contacted and asked to keep their distance from each other. The reason for the dispute was a civil matter and the parties were advised to settle it through the courts.
• A deputy responded to a theft report on San Juan. Personal items were accidentally left at a local business but not returned.
• An Orcas deputy sent a trespassing warning letter to a local resident.
• A Lopez deputy was sent to a fraud call. The investigation is ongoing.
• A deputy was dispatched to the Friday Harbor ferry pier for a disruptive passenger. The deputy arrived but the passenger refused to cooperate; and was allowed to leave the ferry because no crime had been committed.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of disorderly conduct in the jail. An inmate refused to uncover the cell’s security camera, preventing security monitoring. Deputies took control of the individual and escorted him to the security cell.
• An MP on Orcas responded to a report of two people leaving a local drinking establishment without paying.
• In San Juan, a deputy was called for a noise infraction and a citizen dispute. The dispute was a civil matter and the music was denied, although the person was given a verbal warning for violating the noise ordinance.
• A deputy responded to an uninjured and unreportable accident on private property in Friday Harbor. An exchange of information was carried out between the parties concerned.
• A Lopez deputy responded with Lopez Fire and EMS to a bicycle accident on Fisherman Bay Rd. Good Samaritans who discovered the accident remained at the scene and assisted first responders. The rider of the bike was airlifted to the mainland for medical treatment.
• An Orcas Deputy issued a parking ticket to a vehicle parked in a handicapped parking spot without a posted sign.
• An Orcas Deputy took a courtesy report of a stolen vehicle from a hotel parking lot in SeaTac, WA. The courtesy report has been forwarded to the King County Sheriff’s Office for follow-up.
• A deputy took a report of a debit card found on San Juan. The owner has been contacted and retrieved the card.
• A deputy responded to a found/abandoned property report. A person walked into the Friday Harbor County Sheriff’s Office and intentionally left a folder of papers after the dispatch told them not to leave it. The person nevertheless left the file, which was then entered into evidence.
• A deputy from San Juan responded to a welfare check. One individual had used significantly more nicotine patches at one time than suggested on the box. The individual was seen by EMS and taken to hospital for further evaluation.
• An Orcas deputy investigated an incident of domestic violence and arrested an individual who was imprisoned.
• A deputy was dispatched to an assistance agency in Friday Harbor after another agency reported a suspicious circumstance.
• A deputy from San Juan responded to a citizen assistance regarding vagrancy and litter. The suspects have been contacted and informed of the laws relating to the throwing of flaming material on the ground.
• Sheriff’s staff responded to a reported active burglary in which people attempted to break into an occupied residence. No physical evidence was found of attempted break-ins and no unauthorized persons were found at the scene.