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San Juan County Sheriff’s Department reported responding to these calls.
July 25: Two teens suspected of defacing the men’s bathroom in the Seaview Theater on Orcas Island with a Magic Marker could face vandalism charges.
Authorities reportedly have a clue about the boys’ identity and whereabouts after a theater employee jotted down the license plate number of the car, driven by a woman, that picked them up.
July 26: A San Juan Island man foiled an attempted burglary by drawing a gun on the 24-year-old man accused of breaking into his Argyle Avenue home.
The 66-year-old homeowner reportedly kept the alleged burglar at gunpoint until officers arrived at about 10 p.m.
— An assortment of specialized tools used for concrete work vanished in an apparent theft from an Orcas Island man’s storage truck on Sunderland Road.
The concrete tools were valued at nearly $8,000. Other tools in the truck were undisturbed.
July 28: An Orcas Island woman who reportedly failed to take studded tires off her vehicle was arrested for driving with a suspended license following an early-morning traffic stop near the intersection of Orcas road and Kirchoff Lane.
The 40-year-old woman, who was taken into custody at about 9:30 a.m., was also ticketed for driving without a seatbelt and without insurance, and for the studded tires.
July 29: A handheld GPS device disappeared from a sailboat moored at the Port of Friday Harbor in an apparent theft.
The device, valued at $250, reportedly vanished from its spot onboard the boat sometime within the past three weeks.
July 30: Officers reportedly used a Taser to subdue a 72-year-old San Juan Island man accused of assaulting a woman during an early morning altercation at her home on Warbass Way.
The man, who was taken into custody shortly before 10 a.m. following a brief struggle several blocks from her home, faces charges of misdemeanor assault, disorderly conduct and DUI.
— An 18-year-old San Juan Island man who drew a gun in the waiting room of the Sheriff’s Office, held it to his head and threatened to commit suicide, faces several weapons offenses.
Deputies reportedly trailed the man after he left the office and used a Taser to subdue him when he stumbled to the ground moments after the standoff in the foyer.
The man, who was taken into custody shortly before 2 a.m., faces charges of theft of a firearm and unlawful possession of a gun, and of reckless endangerment.