Purse paraphernalia, toppled trees and registration renegades | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.

Jan. 17

• An inmate participating in the In-Custody Inmate Work Crew Program on San Juan Island failed to return to work as instructed, constituting escape.

• A deputy in Friday Harbor received a report of possible animal abuse. This case is currently under investigation.

• A deputy in Friday Harbor received a report of a traffic collision. The investigation revealed that a driver failed to yield to traffic while backing out of parking space and collided with another vehicle. The driver of the backing vehicle was cited for failing to yield.

• San Juan Island deputies located a juvenile runaway and returned the juvenile home.

• An Orcas Island deputy responded to a report of fraud. The victim reported an unauthorized credit card was opened under her name.

• An Orcas Island deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding on Crow Valley Road. The driver was issued a citation for driving 50 mph in a posted 35 mph zone. She was also warned for not having her license with her.

Jan. 18

• A San Juan deputy responded to a walk-in report of a missing female juvenile. The deputy obtained the information, checked several possible locations for the juvenile, but was unable to locate her.

• A Lopez Island deputy performed a welfare check on a resident. The deputy discovered that the resident was suffering a mental condition that caused her to become panicked. Lopez Emergency Medical Services and a mental health professional evaluated the subject and determined no additional action was needed.

Jan. 19

• An Orcas Island deputy took a report of a possibly stolen birth certificate and expired passport. The birth certificate was written in Arabic. The items went missing from the reporting party’s vehicle.

• A lost laptop was reported to the sheriff’s office.

• An Orcas deputy responded to the Eastsound Fire Station regarding a woman’s request to help retrieve her belongings after being kicked out of her home by her boyfriend. Assistance was provided and a report was written.

• A Friday Harbor citizen turned in a purse found in the Sunshine Alley restrooms. The purse contained multiple syringes and other drug paraphernalia, a cell phone and other items. An owner could not be located and no one came to claim it.

• A San Juan Island deputy was contacted by a caller in reference to fraud in the Friday Harbor area. The caller advised that money had been sent to an out-of-state address.

• The Port of Friday Harbor staff called to report an intoxicated female trying to get into a white truck in their lot. Deputies contacted the woman lying on the ground by the truck. She was intoxicated and required medical attention. She was transported to the emergency room.

• A San Juan Island deputy was dispatched to a report of a suspicious person in Friday Harbor. The deputy arrived and contacted the people involved. The children at the residence advised that a person was seen looking into the residence. The area was checked and a report was taken.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued an infraction for speeding 38 mph in a 25 mph zone.

• A San Juan Island deputy was contacted regarding a theft in Friday Harbor. The person reported that an item was left behind by accident when cleaning out a storage unit. The item was observed outside the unit by the manager but was later missing.

Jan. 20

• A Lopez Island man was arrested for probation violation and possession of controlled substance – methamphetamine. He was lodged in jail in Friday Harbor pending a court appearance.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped a vehicle for expired tabs. The driver was issued a citation for having an expired registration and not having insurance.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued a citation for speeding 37 mph in a 25 mph zone and not having insurance or current registration in the vehicle.

• An Orcas Island deputy stopped a vehicle on Mount Baker Road. The driver was issued a citation for speeding 36 mph in a posted 25 mph zone. He was also warned for not having proof of registration.

• Orcas deputies were dispatched with Orcas Island Fire Rescue to the Olga area for a possible vehicle versus pedestrian wreck. It was determined that the subject was under the influence and had not been hit by a vehicle. The subject was evaluated by OIFR.

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

• An Orcas Island deputy was dispatched to an assault that had occurred at an Eastsound business. The assailant was removed from the business by employees.

• A deputy was contacted at the sheriff’s office regarding a missing juvenile.

Jan. 21

• An Orcas Island deputy responded to a commercial burglary alarm at an Eastsound business. The deputy discovered it was a false alarm.

• A deputy responded to a delayed report of a burglary of a business in Friday Harbor. There was no video surveillance,witnessesor evidence to be recovered.

• A Lopez Island deputy discovered a tree down, partially blocking Lopez Road. A public works crew cleared the obstruction.

• A Friday Harbor deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Spring Street for both failure to signal a right turn and a defective brake light. The driver was issued citations for not having insurance and the defective light.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a report of theft and fraud.

• A man with a warrant for his arrest turned himself in at the sheriff’s office. The person was booked into jail.

• A Lopez Island deputy was called to assist a local motorist whose vehicle got stuck in the ditch, partially blocking the road. The deputy stood by until the vehicle was safely removed by a tow truck.

• A Friday Harbor deputy responded to a citizen dispute near the Egg Lake Road area. An investigation showed no probable cause for an arrest.

• A Friday Harbor citizen came to the sheriff’s office to report a vehicle theft. A truck had been taken from a relative who was borrowing it in another county. The reporting party, who owns the truck, filed the report.

• A Lopez deputy responded to a citizen assist for a malfunctioning garage door. The deputy located the problem and fixed the door, allowing the resident to secure her home.

• An Orcas Island deputy stopped a vehicle on Enchanted Forest Road. The driver, a local man, was issued a citation for not having valid operator’s license and having expired registration. He was also warned for having a defective left tail light and not having proof of liability insurance.

Jan. 22

• A San Juan Island deputy took a report of a runaway juvenile. The deputy checked a possible location for the juvenile but was unable to locate her.

• A Friday Harbor deputy took a report of a fraud regarding an unknown individual who attempted to open an account using her name.

• A deputy took a report of a mail theft in Eastsound. The victim reported having two packages stolen from a mailbox.

• Deputies on Orcas arrested a known subject on felony warrants inside an Eastsound residence. The subject had also violated a no-contact order and was booked into jail in Friday Harbor.

• An Orcas Island deputy was assigned to a harassment call.

Jan. 23

• Orcas deputies responded to Shaw Island for a welfare check. The subject of the welfare check was not located. The subject’s family started the process of reporting the subject as a missing person.

• A Lopez Island man was stopped and ticketed for speeding 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on Mud Bay Road.