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Turkey attacked, unheeded advice prompts arrest, mother and daughter nabbed; San Juan County Sheriff's Log
San Juan County Sheriff's Department reported responding to these calls:
Oct. 26: A total of 226 pounds of discarded prescription medication collected in San Juan County's most recent "drug take back" program were turned over to Snohomish County drug task force in Mount Vernon. The medication will reportedly be handed over to federal officials for destruction.
Oct. 27: A Lopez Island woman accused of nearly running over a pedestrian in a grocery store parking lot was arrested a short time later for DUI. The 51-year-old was pulled over at about 11 a.m. near the intersection of Cross and Fisherman Bay roads.
Oct. 31: An Orcas Island man who ignored a deputy's advice was arrested for DUI and for driving with a suspended license following a late night traffic stop near the intersection of Bartel Road and Scooby Lane.The 45-year-old, reportedly warned earlier not to get behind the wheel, was pulled over shortly after 1 a.m.
Nov. 9: The owner of a Lopez Island dog that allegedly killed several chickens on Halloween remains unidentified. The black Labrador reportedly returned to the scene of the deadly attack, a field in the 100 block of Small Island Lane, several days later, and was wearing a green or black collar at the time.
— A two-car collision on Heron Lane prompted the arrest of a San Juan Island mother and daughter, both of whom were reportedly driving with suspended licenses. The daughter, 24, crashed her mother's van, which was uninsured and had expired tags at the time. Her mother, 48, who arrived at the scene of the collision on a moped, is charged with allowing an unauthorized adult to drive her vehicle.
— A San Juan Island teen with a modified muffler on his car received a trio of tickets following traffic to an early afternoon traffic stop near the intersection of Tucker Avenue and Larson Street. The 18-year-old man, who was pulled over at about 1 p.m., was ticketed for driving without insurance, failure to transfer ownership of his vehicle and for having an excessively loud muffler.
— A familiar face and a warrant led to an early morning arrest of a San Juan Island man on Tucker Avenue. The 50-year-old, wanted on a $5,000 warrant and in connection with a misdemeanor offense, was on foot when he was taken into custody at about 9 a.m.
Nov. 12: Excessive speed led to the arrest of an Orcas Island woman for DUI following an early evening traffic stop in Crow Valley. The 28-year-old, who was pulled over near the intersection of Crow Valley and Orcas roads, was taken into custody at about 6 p.m.
— A Lopez Island woman faces a criminal offense after her dog reportedly attacked and killed a neighbor's turkey. The 56-year-old was taken into custody on a public nuisance offense in the wake of the deadly attack in the 200 block of Sperry Road.
— Two fruit cups disappeared from inside The Exchange building at the Orcas Island transfer station following an apparent trespassing and theft. It reportedly is the second time in recent weeks that someone rummaged through the building after hours. Employees believe someone has been "squatting" there.
Nov. 13: A familiar face and tarnished driving record prompted the arrest of an Orcas Island man following a mid-afternoon traffic stop in the 1300 block of Mount Baker Road. The 41-year-old, who was pulled over shortly before 3 p.m., was arrested for driving with a suspended license.
Nov. 14: One road sign disappeared and another was damaged in an apparent episode of vandalism at the intersection of Island Drive and Vista Way on San Juan Island. The Island Drive sign vanished and remains missing.
Nov. 15: A San Juan Island man who reportedly showed up at the Sheriff's for an early morning work crew assignment under the influence and in possession of drugs was arrested on a pair of drug charges. The 19-year-old allegedly failed a random drug test and was found to be carrying contraband when searched.
Nov. 16: A wildlife misadventure led to the arrest of a San Juan Island man for driving with a suspended license. The 31-year-old reportedly swerved to miss two deer, drove off the pavement in the 230 block of Miller and landed in a ditch at about 12:30 p.m. He and his passenger, a 23-year-old woman, reportedly were unhurt, but the man's vehicle sustained extensive damage in the crash.
— Scott Rasmussen