Tussle over trees, dog attacks dog, vandals unload on road signs; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

San Juan County Sheriff's Department reported responding to these calls:

Nov. 30: About $5,000 of jewelry vanished from an Orcas Island home in an apparent theft

Dec. 2: A 15-year-old San Juan Island boy was arrested for having a marijuana pipe on him at school. The boy was taken into custody at about 11 a.m. and later released to his parents.

Dec. 9: A Lopez Island man was arrested for driving with a suspended license following a early evening traffic stop for lack of tail lights. The 20-year-old was pulled over near Woodmen Hall on Fisherman Bay Road at about 5:15 p.m.

Dec. 13: Firearms were used to shoot holes in numerous road signs in an apparent episode of vandalism on Lopez Island. At least three handguns and one shotgun are believed to have been used at various road sign locations and shell casings were recovered at several. Replacement costs reportedly total $2,000 to $5,000.

Dec. 17: Three large fir trees in Orcas Island's Golf Estates Road neighborhood were cut down in an apparent confusion over property lines. The Douglas firs, one of which measured two feet in diameter, were situated at the entrance of a shared driveway and cut down by a man renting a home from one of two property owners who use that driveway. The man reportedly was instructed by his landlord to fell the trees and agreed not to cut down any others until the confusion clears.

Dec. 16: An early evening traffic stop prompted the arrest of a San Juan Island man for possession of pot and paraphernalia. The 19-year-old was pulled over near the intersection of Blair Avenue and Guard Street at about 6:15 p.m.

Dec. 19: Dazed, disoriented and bleeding from the head, an Orcas Island man wound up lost and on the deck of a Langell Road home following an apparent early morning crash on nearby Myers Street. The 34-year-old's heavily damaged SUV was found near Myers shortly after a Langell Road homeowner discovered the man on his deck at about 5 a.m. A mailbox, landscaping and a home on Myers Street were reportedly damaged in an apparent collision earlier in the day.

Dec. 17: An Orcas Island man faces criminal charges after his dog allegedly bounded from its yard and attacked a beagle that was walking with its owner past the man's Blanchard Road home. The 21-year-old was issued a criminal citation on the heels of the alleged attack, which reportedly left the 12-year-old with a puncture wound on the back of its neck.

Dec. 21: The cost to cleanup a mess left by someone spinning their tires in the parking lot of Lopez School totaled about $100. A walkway near the parking lot was reportedly splattered by mud and rocks from the spinning tires.

Dec. 22: An early evening traffic stop for expired tags prompted the arrest of a San Juan Island woman for driving with a suspended license. The 24-year-old was pulled over near the intersection of Carter Avenue and Guard Street at about 8:45 p.m.

Dec. 26: A Lopez Island man who reportedly had been banging on the door of a woman's home in late afternoon, demanding to be let in, was arrested for trespassing outside the her Port Stanley Road home. The 35-year-old violated a no-contact order by going to the woman's home.

Someone wielding a sharp instrument damaged the front door of a Friday Harbor video rental store in an apparent attempt to break into the building after hours. The door of the First Street sustained $100 damage.

— Scott Rasmussen


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