Sheriff’s Log

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

May 19: A felony warrant issued in San Juan County led to the arrest of a 31-year-old man who was staying at the Orcas Island home of a female friend.

He was taken into custody at the woman’s Bartel Road trailer home at about 8 p.m.

May 20: On-the-water surveillance led to the arrest of a SeaTac man on drug-related charges after his boat was boarded by state and federal agents off the south end of Lopez Island.

The 48-year-old allegedly had a pipe with pot residue and small quantity of cocaine in his possession when U.S. Customs and state game officers boarded his boat in an impromptu inspection at about 11 a.m.

— Brutish behavior prompted the arrest of a Lopez Island man who reportedly barged his way into a woman’s Hummel Lake Road home and refused to leave.

The 35-year-old, accused of driving to her home to visit a friend while intoxicated, was taken into custody shortly after 10 p.m. and charged with DUI, trespassing and resisting arrest.

May 23: A 39-year-old Orcas Island woman accused of trying to run down her husband with a car was arrested for reckless driving, reckless endangerment and violating a protection order following a dispute at their Bartel Road home.

The estranged couple reportedly live on the same property but in separate homes.

— A 19-year-old San Juan Island man was arrested on alcohol-related charges after wearing out his welcome at another man’s home. An altercation erupted between the two.

The 19-year-old, who was taken into custody at his parent’s home shortly after the confrontation, claims that he was assaulted by the other.

May 24: A Lopez Island man was cited for violating restrictions of an occupational driver’s permit following an early morning traffic stop near Woodmen Hall on Fisherman Bay Road.

The 24-year-old, who was pulled over at about 9 a.m. and also ticketed for speeding, was reportedly permitted to drive only in King County.

May 25: An Orcas Island man who lost control of his pickup, ran over a bicyclist and kept on going was cited the following day for hit-and-run, leaving the scene of a collision and driving without insurance.

The 55-year-old turned himself in the day after knocking down a 35-year-old SeaTac man, who reportedly suffered cuts, bruises and a nasty case of road rash as a result of the mid-afternoon collision at the intersection of Cormorant Bay and Deer Harbor roads.

The driver reportedly lost control of the pickup while wrestling with his glasses, which had slipped down his nose, and spilling coffee on himself.

— A San Juan Island woman who a witness reportedly saw fall out of her car, land on her head and then get back in her vehicle and drive out of town was arrested shortly after that incident for DUI.

The 61-year-old taken into custody at her home in the 1700 block of Douglas Road at about 3:45 p.m.

— An Orcas Island man claims his 10-year-old Chevy Blazer was damaged by someone who poured sugar in its fuel tank.

The vehicle reportedly was parked at his home in 400 block of Prune Alley at the time it was vandalized.

— Three bows and 12 arrows disappeared in an apparent theft at a children’s summer camp on the west side of Orcas Island.

The bows and arrows, together valued at $160, were stored inside the Camp Orkila’s archery building, which sustained minor damage as a result of the burglary and theft.

May 26: An inflatable hard-bottom skiff vanished from the back of a boat in an apparent case of predawn piracy on San Juan Island’s Garrison Bay.

The 12-foot inflatable, propelled by a 25-hp outboard motor and valued at $6,200, was last seen leaving the bay shortly before 6 a.m. by several people onboard a boat moored nearby.

— Accusations of assault prompted the arrest of a San Juan Island man who reportedly hit and an injured a woman during altercations in his car and at home.

The 42-year-old was arrested shortly after the woman was treated at InterIsland Medical Center for injuries she reportedly suffered during the altercations.

— Expired tags and a warrant out of Island County led to the arrest of a San Juan Island man following an early morning traffic stop on Guard Street near the high school.

The 29-year-old reportedly believes that the warrant involves a burglary conviction from long ago and for which he neglected to pay the fines.

— Scott Rasmussen

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