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Sheriff’s Log

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

May 27: A San Juan Island man accused two men of going into his backyard without permission and beating up his dog.

He claims the men trespassed into the backyard of his Holly Place home and assaulted his pit bull sometime between 1-2 p.m.

May 28: A fight between two Friday Harbor boys was reportedly posted on YouTube by another teen who videotaped the mid-afternoon melee in the parking lot of Islanders Bank.

One of the combatants was treated for a nose injury following the altercation.

May 30: A 17-year-old San Juan Island boy was arrested on drug-related charges after he and another boy were allegedly caught smoking pot on high school grounds while class was in session.

He faces misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. The other boy reportedly fled the scene.

-- A no-bail warrant from the state Corrections Department led to the arrest of an Orcas Island man at the home of a female friend who faces a pair of felony theft charges of her own.

Officers reportedly found the 26-year-old hiding behind a sofa inside the yurt in which the 18-year-old woman lives. She was charged recently with two counts of felony theft for allegedly cashing disability checks of another man who was in jail at the time.

June 2: An early morning traffic stop led to the arrest of a San Juan Island man for driving with a suspended license.

The 49-year-old was pulled over near the intersection of Argyle Avenue and Spring Street at about 6 a.m. for failing to obey a stop sign.

-- Warrants connected to a case of alleged auto thefts prompted the arrest of two San Juan Island teens after a family member provided tips of their whereabouts.

The girl and boy, both 16, were reportedly hiding out inside the trailer of a family friend. Both were taken into custody.

June 3: An Orcas Island woman faces felony theft charges for allegedly stealing a car from an Eastsound employee parking lot.

The 55-year-old was tracked down and arrested in the 80 block of Mount Baker Road after she reportedly was seen driving on the Buck Mountain Road by the brother of the woman who owns the car.

The car was unlocked and its keys were inside at the time it disappeared.

June 5: A 78-year-old San Juan Island woman was slapped with a traffic ticket after she reportedly failed to stop while children were boarding a school bus on Bailer Hill Road.

The driver of the bus claims its red lights were flashing as the woman raced past the big yellow bus with no sign of hesitation.

-- A 64-year-old Carbonado, Wash., man was flown off-island for medical treatment following an apparent industrial accident on Lopez Island.

The man reportedly was ejected from the driver’s seat of a gravel loader he had been operating as it tumbled down a 25-foot embankment at the Lopez Sand & Gravel yard on Channel Road.

Federal labor and mine-safety agencies were notified of the incident. The extent of the man’s injuries were not listed.

June 6: Three bottles of prescription medication, including two types of painkillers, disappeared following an apparent burglary and theft at an Orcas Island home.

The owner of the home, located in the 100 block of Milky Way, suspects a man who lives nearby may be responsible for the theft.

-- Two billboards advertising an Orcas Island-based whale-watch enterprise disappeared from the intersection of Crow Valley and Orcas roads in an apparent theft.

The two A-frame billboards are valued at $150 each.

June 8: An Orcas Island woman vowed to keep her livestock better secured after a stray cow disrupted early-morning traffic in the 4300 block of Orcas Road.

Officers responded to the scene after the black cow belonging to the 34-year-old islander was discovered lumbering down the middle of the road shortly after 6 a.m. It’s not the first time the cow reportedly has escaped from a nearby field.

-- An Orcas Island man faces a pair of alcohol-related charges following a single-car crash in the 400 block of Orcas Road.

The 20-year-old was arrested shortly before 11 p.m. and charged with DUI and being a minor in possession of alcohol; he was also ticketed for driving without a license.

-- An Orcas Island man was arrested for driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop near the intersection of A Street and North Beach Road.

The 24-year-old, who was pulled over on his motorcycle at about 9:30 p.m., reportedly failed to obey a stop sign and was ticketed for that as well.

June 9: A defective taillight led to the arrest of an Orcas Island man following a late-afternoon traffic stop in the 200 block of Orcas Road.

The 22-year-old was pulled over at about 5 p.m. and charged with driving with a suspended license.

June 10: A San Juan Island woman reportedly was knocked down and injured after stumbling upon an early-morning burglary in progress at the Friday Harbor business where she works.

The 26-year-old claims she was bowled over by a mustached man as he fled out the front door of the company’s Front Street headquarters at about 9:30 a.m. Clad in blue jeans, black coat and a black baseball cap, the man had fled the area by the time officers arrived.

-- Someone reportedly threw a metal can containing cigarette butts through the front window of a Friday Harbor espresso drive-thru in an apparent act of vandalism.

The owner of the business believes a 22-year-old woman who at one time dated an employee is the likely culprit. He claims the woman has damaged the business before and is prone to physical altercations.

— Scott Rasmussen

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