Pesky pigs, maligned mailboxes and abandoned autos | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

  • Mon Oct 22nd, 2018 1:30am
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The San Juan Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls:

Oct. 3

• A hit-and-run accident report was filed involving property mailboxes that had been struck on Orcas Island, knocking them from their posts. The reporting party wanted the information on record.

• An Eastsound business reported a theft of Halloween decorations from inside a locked gate. The investigation continues.

• A Lopez man reported receiving a scam call claiming his grandson was in jail and needed to post bail money. Bail was not posted; the grandson was not in jail.

• A report that five horses were running at-large in the road brought a Lopez deputy to Center Road near School Road. After checking, no sign of the horses was found.

• Driving 50 mph in a 35 zone on Fisherman Road earned a Lopez driver a speeding ticket.

• In addition to receiving a citation for cell phone use while driving in Friday Harbor, deputies issued the driver a warning for not having insurance.

• San Juan deputies were dispatched to a report of suspicious juveniles. Though they fled when located, one was stopped and found to be in violation of probation. A report was forwarded to the probation officer.

Oct. 4

• A deputy attempted to contact a driver in Friday Harbor for driving with a suspended license, third degree. A citation will be issued when the driver is contacted.

Oct. 5

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of a hit-and-run. A suspect was arrested; the investigation is ongoing.

• Deputies located and arrested a suspect after a report of a vandalized vehicle in Eastsound.

• In Friday Harbor, a driver was issued a citation for not having a valid operating license with ID and a warning for an expired registration, defective taillights and no insurance.

• San Juan deputies responded to a complaint of suspicious activity in the area of Miller Road. The deputies located a male with a felony warrant and took him into custody. He was booked on the warrant and obtained a new weapons charge.

Oct. 6

• A Lopez deputy took a report of malicious mischief when a part-time resident discovered a section of their fence missing and other damage to their property. The matter is under investigation.

• A San Juan Island deputy stopped a vehicle for expired registration and a defective tail light. The driver was subsequently issued a citation for not having a valid operator’s license with ID.

• A bicyclist on Lopez Island lost track of where he had parked his car and flagged down a deputy who was able to help the biker get reunited with their car.

Oct. 7

•After a Lopez deputy responded to a report of a prowler inside the caller’s home, the caller realized they had been mistaken in what they had observed. There was no criminal activity.

• San Juan deputies responded to a single-car collision on Argyle Ave. The driver fled the scene and was later identified. Charges are pending.

• Orcas Island deputies found an auto accident was the reason for several calls about suspicious circumstances on Olga Road. The vehicle was ultimately impounded and the investigation is ongoing.

• When deputies responded to a physical domestic assault in the Deer Harbor area, they learned the assault had occurred the previous evening but the victim decided she wanted to file a report.

• A Lopez Island deputy was sent to look for a family of pigs and piglets running in the roadway on Mud Bay Road, but the animals were gone before the deputy arrived.

Oct. 8

• A Seattle man was stopped and ticketed by a Lopez Island deputy for speeding 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on Center Road.

• A San Juan deputy attempted to stop a suspended driver. The driver fled on foot and a search warrant was obtained for the vehicle. Charges of driving with a suspended license third degree, obstructing, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia will be filed with the prosecuting attorney.

• When a deputy was dispatched to an unknown injury single-vehicle collision in Friday Harbor, the driver was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/ or drugs.

• In Friday Harbor, a deputy was dispatched to a possible domestic disturbance that was found to be unfounded.

Oct. 9

• A school bus driver in Friday Harbor reported that a motorist passed a school bus that had its red emergency lights flashing and the stop sign deployed.

• A Lopez Island deputy ticketed an unattended vehicle that was left in the ferry line during the loading of the 1:35 p.m. sailing to Anacortes.

• A San Juan deputy received a walk-in report of a verbal domestic assault and, after speaking with the reporting party, took a report.

• A deputy responded to a single vehicle collision on Olga Road in Eastsound and discovered the vehicle left the roadway and struck two trees. No one was injured, though further investigation revealed probable cause that the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested.