Haywire horses, tenant trouble and forsaken fridge | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

  • Mon May 21st, 2018 9:55am
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The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls:

May 2

• A Friday Harbor deputy issued a driver a speeding infraction and was warned for not having insurance.

• A Lopez Island deputy responded to a call about dogs at-large. The dogs were located and returned to the owners’ property. It was determined the dogs’ owners’ recently installed a gate with a dog-proof latch, which malfunctioned. Repairs were made.

• A Friday Harbor deputy arrested a juvenile for minor in possession or consumption and possession of paraphernalia.

• A corrections deputy and the patrol sergeant responded to a verbal disturbance in the courthouse on San Juan. The altercation was only verbal in nature and was handled internally within the courthouse.

• A Lopez Island deputy responded to a landlord-tenant dispute and stood by while the tenant removed personal property from the premises.

May 3

• An Orcas deputy conducted a traffic stop near Eastsound. The driver was issued an infraction for speeding 46 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• A deputy spoke with a Lopez Island resident regarding a civil dispute. The reporting person declined pursuing a formal complaint.

• A Friday Harbor deputy issued an infraction on a driver for an instruction permit violation.

• A Friday Harbor deputy issued an infraction to a driver for failing to wear a seat belt.

• A Friday Harbor deputy issued an infraction to a driver for failure to yield to a right-of-way.

• Lopez Island deputies arrested a person for assault in the fourth degree, domestic violence. The individual was transported to Friday Harbor and placed in jail to await a hearing.

May 4

• A deputy responded to a boating issue in a Friday Harbor marina. The deputy spoke with the caller and completed an informational report.

• A Lopez Island deputy responded to a report of horses running loose on Center Road. The owner of the horses was identified and the horses were placed back in their corral.

• A Lopez Island deputy responded to Ferry Road for a vehicle accident. It was determined that the driver got stuck in the dirt along the road when he swerved to avoid hitting a vehicle that stopped in the road. There were no injuries or vehicle damage. The vehicle was pulled out.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a domestic violence incident. A report was taken.

• A deputy in Friday Harbor received a report of a theft at a business. The suspect was arrested and was booked into jail.

• A Friday Harbor deputy was dispatched to a hit-and-run. A possible suspect’s vehicle is being looked for.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped a driver for failing to transfer the vehicle title within 45 days. The driver was issued a criminal citation.

• Deputies on Orcas responded to a disturbance. A report was taken.

• A Friday Harbor deputy issued an infraction to a driver for failing to stop at a stop sign and warned for not having insurance and or a driver’s license.

• A Friday Harbor deputy issued a citation to a driver for driving while having their license suspended or revoked in the third degree and an infraction for failing to use a turn signal. The driver was warned for failing to register the vehicle and having no proof of insurance.

• A deputy responded to a suspicious event at a residence in Friday Harbor. The deputy met with the caller and completed an informational report.

• Deputies responded to a reported vehicle collision in Eastsound. The vehicle left the scene but was located shortly thereafter. The owner of the vehicle was issued an infraction for negligent driving in the second degree.

May 5

• Orcas deputies responded in the early morning to a domestic disturbance in Eastsound. Further investigation revealed that there was probable cause to arrest a male who had assaulted his girlfriend. The male was arrested for domestic violence assault in the fourth degree.

• A Friday Harbor deputy issued a driver an infraction for failing to stop at a stop sign.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a vehicle collision that occurred the day prior.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped a vehicle for having expired tabs. The driver was issued an infraction for having an expired registration for over two months and no insurance.

• A Lopez Island deputy was called to the ferry terminal regarding an unattended vehicle left in the ferry line while the ferry was loading. The vehicle was issued a parking ticket.

May 6

• A deputy responded to a walk-in delayed report of a theft in the Friday Harbor area. Upon investigation it was found that there is no suspect description and no workable leads at this time. A report was made.

• Lopez deputies and EMS searched for a missing elderly woman. A neighbor, who was assisting, found the woman in good condition quite a ways from her home.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at stop sign, having no turn signal and speeding. The driver was issued an infraction for speeding 40 mph in a 25 mph zone.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued an infraction for speed 43 mph in a 25 mph zone.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued an infraction for speeding 45 mph in a 25 mph zone.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a two-vehicle collision. A report was taken.

• Deputies issued infractions to a driver in Friday Harbor for cellphone use while driving and having no driver’s license and no insurance. Warnings were given for having no vehicle registration in the vehicle and defective taillights.

• A Lopez deputy gave a warning to a driver for having an improper load, excessive right overhang, and excessive rear overhang without a flag.

May 7

• A deputy responded to a suspicious activity call in Friday Harbor. The deputy made contact with the parties involved, and an informational report was made.

• A deputy responded to a domestic disturbance at a Lopez Island residence. A male was arrested for assault and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.

• A Friday Harbor deputy was dispatched to a non-injury collision. A report was taken and information was exchanged between drivers. No infractions were issued.

• A Friday Harbor deputy noticed damage to a patrol car. An informational report was completed.

• A deputy was dispatched to a report of harassment in Friday Harbor. The property owner filled out a trespass order to be served.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a two car non-injury collision. A report was taken and no infractions were issued.

• A Friday Harbor woman reported domestic violence occurring in her home. An investigation is underway.

• A deputy responded to a citizen assist call in Friday Harbor regarding a civil issue between a tenant and her landlord. The deputy provided that caller with information on tenant rights and completed an informational report.

• A Lopez Island deputy was called regarding a suspicious vehicle in Lopez Village. The vehicle occupant was napping waiting for a family member to get off work at a nearby business.

May 8

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a report of an abandoned refrigerator. The owner was contacted and stated they will remove the door.