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The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department reported responding to these calls.
July 4: An Orcas Island man suspects a party guest may be responsible for several pieces of jewelry and prescription medication that turned up missing following a party at his home.
A silver ring, gold-plated earrings and a bracelet, in addition to prescription medication, disappeared from the man’s home on Gravel Pit Road in an apparent theft.
July 15: A Lopez Island man suffered a bite on the arm while trying to intervene in a dogfight.
The 48-year-old, who suffered minor injuries, was treated by paramedics at his Center Road home shortly after an attempt to break up a fight between two of his dogs.
— A newly-purchased, 10-foot dinghy disappeared from a San Juan Island man’s waterfront home in an apparent case of theft.
The dinghy, which the 88-year-old reportedly bought last year for $3,000, vanished from the man’s home on Westcott Bay sometime within the past three months.
July 17: A San Juan Island man accused of driving 50 mph over the speed limit was arrested for reckless driving following a late-night traffic stop in the 2000 block of Cattle Point Road.
The 19-year-old, who was taken into custody shortly before midnight, reportedly was traveling 95 in a 45-mph zone when he and his newer-model silver Mustang drew the attention of an officer.
July 18: About 75 gallons of gasoline disappeared out of a boat moored at a Lopez Village marina in an apparent case of theft.
The owner believes that the gas, valued at $375, would have had to have been siphoned out of the boat from the water side because of how it was moored.
The alleged theft occurred sometime within the past month.
— Disturbing behavior and a warrant led to the late-night arrest of an Orcas Island man in the parking lot of a Eastsound inn.
The 54-year-old, who was taken into custody at about 12:30 a.m., first drew the attention of a woman who then notified authorities about the man’s suspicious behavior in the parking lot.
July 20: An Orcas Island man faces fines and possible criminal penalties after his dog bit a someone for the second time.
A 21-year-old woman reportedly was bitten by the dog during an encounter in the 3000 block of Olga Road.
The 41-year-old dog owner, cited under local law governing dangerous dogs, is slated for an appearance in court.
July 22: A warrant and a complaint about harassment prompted the arrest of a San Juan Island man who’s wanted in Missouri for vehicular assault.
The 43-year-old was taken into custody at about 6:30 p.m. near The Oaks after a San Juan Island woman notified authorities that he had been harassing her daughter.
July 23: An unidentified teen was knocked down and bitten by a San Juan Island man’s Doberman while skateboarding on the streets of Friday Harbor.
The owner of the dog, according to a witness, was unable to keep the dog under control even though it was on a leash and choke chain during ill-fated encounter.
The owner, who reportedly spoke with the teen’s father after the incident, claims that the dog’s deep-seeded dislike of skateboards erupted when the two were startled as the teen tried to zip by.
— A San Juan Island woman claims to have seen several people shooting a pellet gun at the front of Herb’s Tavern from the third floor of a hotel across the street.
No reports of damage were received from the tavern.
July 24: An Orcas Island man accused of stealing two computers from an Eastsound business was arrested on felony theft and burglary charges.
The 20-year-old, taken into custody at about 1 p.m. while being questioned at the sheriff’s substation about an unrelated case, was reportedly caught inside the building by a surveillance camera at the time the two computers, valued at $2,700 combined, disappeared in a pre-dawn break-in.
— A 5-year-old girl from Atlanta was bitten on the face by a dog while riding onboard a ferry bound for Friday Harbor.
The girl and a sibling were reportedly trying to pet the dog, which was tied up and unattended on the car deck.
The girl was treated at the scene by a paramedic.
— A San Juan Island woman’s Honda Civic was located at the south end of the island the day after it was reportedly stolen from outside her Friday Harbor home.
The car was reportedly undamaged and nothing was missing when it was located in the 300 block of False Bay Road.
The 22-year-old reportedly leaves the keys to the car inside and its doors unlocked by habit.
— Scott Rasmussen