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Crash and run, suspicious carpet heist, felony charges follow alleged assault; San Juan County Sheriff's Log
San Juan County Sheriff's Department reported responding to these calls:
Nov. 10: A San Juan Island man who missed a stop sign and drove through a fence near the intersection of No. 2 Schoolhouse and San Juan Valley roads faces charges of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. The 22-year-old reportedly fled the scene after being confronted by a witness, who reportedly saw the man speeding along No. 2 Schoolhouse Road moments before the crash. He was later identified and then arrested after using Facebook to contact the owner of the car about its location and condition.
Nov. 15: The whereabouts of a San Juan Island man accused of sending numerous obscene calls and text messages to woman enrolled at WSU remain unknown. Local authorities were notified of the string of lewd messages by campus police and asked to seize the 52-year-old's cell-phone if he's apprehended. The man is wanted on several local arrest warrants as well.
Nov. 22: A San Juan Island man accused of passing a school bus while its red lights were flashing faces a $300-plus traffic ticket. The 22-year-old reportedly sped by the bus near the intersection of Misty Isle Drive and Roche Harbor Road during the early morning commute.
— A warrant led to the arrest of a San Juan Island man wanted in connection with a prior felony conviction. The 31-year-old was taken into custody without incident at a Woodpecker Lane home at about 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 23: A delivery driver who got lost on Orcas Island vowed to make sure damages were paid for after he backed a 70-foot-long semi-truck into an electric fence and gate, and knocked them down. The 55-year-old man, employed by a Lynnwood-based company, also damaged about 100 feet of roadway while struggling to turn the semi around on a Scott Hill Road driveway. The driver was confronted at the ferry landing shortly after the delivery snafu, first by the fence owner, and then by a deputy.
Nov. 24: A green and cream colored rug was the only household item that disappeared from a Lopez Island home in an apparent burglary and theft. Valued at $250, the 6-by-8-foot rug vanished from a residence on Normandy Lane, where authorities reportedly found no sign of forced entry.
Nov. 25: Several Orcas Island teens could face alcohol-related charges following an alleged booze theft at a Deer Harbor home on Thanksgiving Day. The homeowner's 18-year-old son, who lives elsewhere on the island, allegedly broke into the home, pirated several bottles of alcohol, most of which was later recovered, and then handed them over to several teenage friends. Prosecutors were notified of the case for possible charges.
Nov. 28: A 48-inch range/stove was among several household items that vanished from a San Juan Island home in an apparent burglary and theft. The range, valued at $4,000, disappeared from a Savanna Oak Lane home, which was reportedly unoccupied at the time.
Nov. 29: Allegations of assault prompted the arrest of an Orcas Island man accused of attacking a live-in girlfriend. The 30-year-old, also charged with resisting arrest, was taken into custody at the couple's home on Green Cow Lane in mid-morning. The 22-year-old woman, who reportedly suffered visible wounds from a recent altercation, was also taken into custody so that her injuries could be processed as evidence.
Dec. 4: In search of sanctuary, or something else? A San Juan Isalnd man, identified as homeless, faces trespassing and burglary charges following an early evening arrest at a Friday Harbor church. The 44-year-old was apprehended inside the Presbyterian Church on Spring Street shortly after 6 p.m.
— Scott Rasmussen