May 21, 2008 · 12:22 PM
The San Juan County Sheriff's Department reported responding to these calls.
April 25: An Orcas Island woman accused of fleeing the scene after crashing into two vehicles was arrested at her home for DUI and hit-and-run shortly after the collisions.
The 45-year-old, who reportedly hit two vehicles in the 900 block of Mount Baker Road, was taken into custody at about 8 p.m.
— Uncertainty over a divorce settlement prompted a woman to clear out all of the belongings of her former Stuart Island home while her estranged husband was away.
On the advice of her attorney, the 31-year-old reportedly emptied the house of all its belongings, including the furniture, a plasma-screen television, a small excavator and bath towels, to prevent her soon-to-be ex from selling them.
April 30: An Orcas Island woman reportedly received a $2,145 bill from a collection agency following an apparent case of identity theft.
The 60-year-old claims someone used her name and Social Security number to obtain a Sears credit card, ran up more than $2,000 in purchases and left her holding the bill.
— An Orcas Island woman faces $1,353 in fraudulent debit and credit charges following an apparent case of identification theft.
Merchandise was charged in Seattle to the 49-year-old’s debit card and Target credit card at a time when she claims to have been nowhere near that city.
May 1: Erratic driving led to an early-morning traffic stop and the arrest of an Orcas Island man for DUI.
The 49-year-old, who had reportedly been driving erratically on Crow Valley Road prior to the traffic stop, was pulled over on Crescent Beach Road shortly before 10 a.m.
May 2: Four people were injured and two flown off-island for medical treatment after a deck collapsed at a San Juan Island home in the 100 block of Crestview Drive.
All four were on the deck at about 11 p.m. when the deck reportedly fell to the ground about 15 feet below, flipped over and then slid down a slope another 50 feet.
— A San Juan Island woman was arrested for driving without a license after she reportedly pulled out in front of an officer and then accelerated beyond the speed limit in the 500 block of Roche Harbor Road.
The 21-year-old, who was headed into town and pulled over on Tucker Avenue, was reportedly also driving without insurance and with a sticker from an off-island fire department attached to her car which she was not authorized to have.
— A half-case of Red Hook beer and a cottage cheese container with about $5 in change disappeared from an Orcas Island home in an apparent case of theft.
The home, located in the 300 block of Lindsay Way, was reportedly unlocked at the time the beer and change, a total of $40, vanished sometime during the day.
May 3: A San Juan Island woman who reportedly clipped a Bellevue man with the side-view mirror of her car was ticketed for negligent driving following an ill-fated attempt to pass two scooters on Cattle Point Road.
The collision, in which the 50-year-old scooter-rider suffered minor injuries, reportedly occurred at about 12:30 p.m. as the 25-year-old was prevented from passing the scooters by traffic in the oncoming lane.
May 4: An Everett woman claims to have lost $1,345 in assorted jewelry in an apparent theft from a guest room at Orcas Island’s Rosario Resort.
Missing items from the 45-year-old’s room reportedly include a diamond wedding ring, a silver necklace and two pairs of earrings.
The case remains under investigation.
May 6: A Waldron Island man suffered head and leg injuries following a late-night single-car crash on San Juan Island’s Turn Point Road.
The 23-year-old reportedly hit a tree after losing control of his car at about 12:30 a.m. on a bend in the road near Harrison Street.
May 8: A warrant involving a prior felony conviction led to the early-evening arrest of an Orcas Island woman at her North Beach home.
The 42-year-old was taken into custody without incident shortly before 8 p.m.
— Roughly $1,200 worth of construction tools were missing following the apparent theft of a pickup from a San Juan Island home on Cattle Point Road.
The pickup was later recovered near the lighthouse at Cattle Point, about a half-mile from where it disappeared, but two cordless drills,, a router and a toolbox with bits and drivers were missing.
— Threats against her family reportedly forced a San Juan Island woman to pursue legal means of preventing further harassment from a Friday Harbor man following the collapse of a pending sale of her son’s car.
The 44-year-old man allegedly threatened the woman and her children several times over the phone after her 17-year-old son reclaimed the car, valued at $500, after the man’s companion failed to pay for it.
A deputy reportedly stood by when the car was reclaimed.
— The parents of two teen-age runaways gave authorities permission to apprehend their children after the San Juan Island 16-year-olds allegedly stole a family car, left the island and ran away together from their respective homes.
The boy, who reportedly also took $500 from his dad’s bank account without permission, and the girl are believed to be en route to New York via Idaho in a red Ford Mustang.
May 9: A familiar face and a warrant involving misdemeanor charges led to the arrest of a San Juan Island near the intersection of Geneste and Harrison streets.
The man, who’s accused of possessing stolen property, was taken into custody at about 12:30 p.m.; his age was unlisted in the report.
— Scott Rasmussen