Dangerous dog, wayward walker, nonpaying patron | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

  • Sat Nov 23rd, 2019 1:30am
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The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.

Nov. 6

• A Lopez deputy took a fraud report from a resident regarding a utility bill scam which is recurring throughout the county. No money was lost.

• A Lopez deputy responded to a non-injury crash on Fisherman Bay Road. A driver had pulled off the road to wait for a school bus and became stuck in the ditch. There was no damage and the car was pulled out by a passerby.

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver a citation for speeding 63 mph in a 45 mph speed zone.

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver a citation for speeding 68 mph in a 45 mph speed zone.

• A San Juan deputy was dispatched to a report of a dog bite.

• A Lopez deputy was called about a suspicious person observed in Lopez Village. The person was identified. No further action was necessary.

Nov. 7

• A deputy on Orcas issued a driver a citation for speeding 59 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• A deputy on Orcas had to euthanize a deer that had been struck by a vehicle.

• A deputy served a Lopez resident a trespass warning letter.

• A deputy on San Juan issued a driver a citation for having an expired registration of more than two months.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a report of a highly intoxicated person walking in the road. The deputy contacted the individual and made sure the person safely made it home.

• A deputy on San Juan issued a driver a citation for having an expired vehicle registration of more than two months.

• A deputy on Orcas warned a driver for having a defective taillight.

• An Orcas deputy arrested a man who was in violation of his release conditions. He was transported to the county jail to await arraignment.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for having two different license plates displayed. The driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license and issued citations for not having insurance, not having registration in the vehicle and for the improper display of plates.

Nov. 8

• An Orcas deputy issued a driver a citation for driving 47 mph in a 25 mph zone on Lovers Lane.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a harassment complaint. The deputy learned the complaint involved property and an unwanted contact dispute between a couple in the midst of a divorce. No crime had occurred.

• A deputy on San Juan took a report of fraud.

• An Orcas resident found a dog running at-large. The dog did not have any identification and a deputy took it to the animal shelter.

• A deputy was dispatched to an agency assist near Eastsound.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a third-party report of a domestic violence incident. A suspected perpetrator was arrested.

• An Orcas deputy was dispatched to a motor vehicle theft. The vehicle was later located by the owner nearby.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for failing to initially register their vehicle. The driver was issued citations for failing to register and for not having insurance. Multiple warnings were also given to the driver.

Nov. 9

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for having an expired registration. The driver was issued a citation for not having a valid operator’s license with ID.

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver a citation for traveling 63 mph in a posted 45 mph speed zone.

• A Lopez resident reported a suspicious subject in the area of Mud Bay and Center Road. The subject was an off-island visitor walking and hitchhiking to the ferry landing to catch a departing ferry.

• A Lopez deputy took a report of a stolen wallet from an island resident.

• Deputies responded to a Lopez residence for a death investigation. The deceased was on hospice care and had died due to natural causes.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a report of someone leaving a bar without paying.

Nov. 10

• A Lopez deputy was called to euthanize an injured deer.

• A juvenile was bitten by a dog on Lopez. Deputies located the dog and its owner. The owner was issued a criminal citation for a public nuisance dog: menace or bite. A dangerous-dog declaration will be requested.

• A Lopez deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for running a stop sign. The driver was ticketed for the infraction and arrested on a Seattle Municipal Court warrant. The driver was booked into the county jail on $10,000 bail pending transfer to Seattle for court.

• A Lopez resident arrived home to find a light on, which they thought was off when they left two days prior. The deputy searched the house. The resident noted nothing in the house appeared to be disturbed.

Nov. 11

• A Lopez deputy took a hit-and-run with property damage report from a property owner who discovered a vehicle had left the roadway and caused damage, before leaving the scene sometime during the night.

• A Lopez deputy arrested a local man on a misdemeanor warrant. Bail was posted and a court date was issued.

• A deputy on Orcas issued a driver a citation for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, and for not having proof of liability insurance. The driver was also given a warning for having a loud muffler.

• A Lopez deputy issued a driver a warning for speeding in a school zone.

Nov. 12

• A Lopez deputy arrested a person on a superior court warrant for contempt for failing to pay child support. The person was taken to the Lopez substation, posted bail, was given a court date and released.