The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a domestic violence order violation. One individual was arrested and booked into jail.
• A deputy responded to a walk-in delayed report of a hit-and-run that may have occurred on Orcas. The reporting party observed the damage on Aug. 5 but didn’t know when it actually occurred. There is also no suspect information, no witnesses, and no video of the incident.
• A deputy on Orcas conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a citation for speeding, 41 mph in a 25 mph zone, and for registration that expired more than two months ago.
• A deputy on San Juan received an Adult Protective Services referral regarding financial exploitation. The funds were sent to a foreign country and the incident was documented.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a domestic violence order violation regarding a call made from an inmate inside the jail. The inmate was further booked for a violation of a no-contact order.
• A deputy responded to a walk-in report on San Juan of found property. The reporting party found a coin purse in the road. The owner was contacted and the property was returned to the owner.
• A deputy responded when a new Family Resource Center employee on Lopez accidentally hit the panic alarm button.
• A Lopez deputy and Lopez Fire-EMS responded to an incident involving a motorcyclist who lost control and crashed on Fisherman Bay Road. The cyclist sustained injuries and was airlifted to a hospital.
• An Orcas deputy contacted a subject who was found to be driving on a suspended license. A report was forwarded to the prosecuting attorney’s office for review.
• A deputy responded to a walk-in report of a found wallet on the trails between Dead Mans Cove and Lime Kiln Park on San Juan. The identification in the wallet was out of North Carolina and the owner was unable to be located. The wallet was entered into the property room per policy.
• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 64 mph in a posted 45 mph speed zone. The driver received a citation for speeding and multiple warnings.
• An Orcas deputy authored a courtesy report regarding a civil matter.
• A deputy on San Juan took a report of found property. The purse was entered into the evidence system as the owner was unable to be contacted.
• On San Juan, a deputy responded to a report of a hit and run. The reporting party contacted the suspect who agreed to go through their insurance. The reporting party did not want to pursue the incident criminally.
• A deputy followed up on a call from a concerned Lopez citizen who believed an agricultural sprinkler system by Hummel Lake was making the road unsafe. Upon investigation, the deputy found the road was wet, but not a traffic hazard.
• A Lopez deputy responded to a noise complaint. An intoxicated individual who was having a loud conversation outside late at night was issued a noise ordinance citation.
• San Juan deputies received a report of a possible DUI. The vehicle was located, and the driver was found to be intoxicated. The driver was cooperative with no prior record and was released on their own recognizance.
• A deputy received a noise complaint related to a broken refrigeration machine outside a Lopez grocery store. The store manager was notified.
• A Lopez deputy was called to check on two dogs who were barking and possibly in distress. The dogs were happy to visit with the deputy and were simply bothered by nearby chainsaw activity. The owner returned home to calm the dogs.
• A deputy was dispatched to a littering complaint on San Juan and found a large piece of electronic equipment at the location. Public Works was contacted to pick the item up for disposal.
• In Friday Harbor, a deputy responded to a call about found property, contacted the person calling, and picked up the item. The item was entered into evidence.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a death investigation. The death appeared to be natural and was turned over to the coroner’s office for investigation.
• On Lopez, a deputy documented a report of harassment related to a long-running dispute between neighbors.
• An Orcas deputy issued a mooring citation to a boat left at the Obstruction Pass public dock.
• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 63 mph in a posted 45 mph speed zone. The driver was issued a citation for speeding and multiple warnings.
• A small dog jumped out of its owner’s vehicle and bolted after a rabbit in Lopez Village. The dog was quickly recovered and no rabbits were harmed.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of a citizen dispute. Both parties were contacted and advised to keep their distance from each other. The reason for the dispute was a civil matter and the parties were advised to handle it through the courts.
• A deputy responded to a report of a theft on San Juan. Personal items were accidentally left at a local business but had not been returned.
• An Orcas deputy issued a trespass warning letter to a local resident.
• A Lopez deputy was dispatched to a fraud call. The investigation is ongoing.
• A deputy was dispatched to the Friday Harbor ferry landing for a disruptive passenger. The deputy arrived but the passenger refused to cooperate; and was allowed to leave the ferry because no crime was committed.
• Deputies on San Juan responded to a report of disorderly conduct in the jail. An inmate refused to uncover the cell security camera, preventing safety monitoring. The deputies gained control of the individual and escorted him into the safety cell.
• A deputy on Orcas responded to a report of two people leaving a local drinking establishment without paying.
• On San Juan, a deputy was called about a noise violation and a citizen dispute. The dispute was a civil matter and the music was turned down, though the person was given a verbal warning for violating the noise ordinance.
• A deputy responded to a non-injury, non-reportable accident on private property in Friday Harbor. An exchange of information was completed by the involved parties.
• A Lopez deputy responded with Lopez Fire and EMS to a bicycle accident on Fisherman Bay Rd. The good Samaritans that discovered the accident remained on the scene and assisted the first responders. The operator of the bicycle was flown to the mainland for medical treatment.
• An Orcas deputy issued a parking citation violation to a vehicle parked in a handicapped parking space without a placard displayed.
• An Orcas deputy took a courtesy report of a vehicle stolen from a hotel parking lot in SeaTac, WA. The courtesy report was forwarded to the King County Sheriff’s office for follow-up.
• A deputy took a report of a found debit card on San Juan. The owner was contacted and retrieved the card.
• A deputy responded to a report of found/abandoned property. A person came into the county sheriff’s office in Friday Harbor and intentionally left a folder of papers after dispatch told them not to leave it. The person left the folder anyway which was then entered into evidence.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a welfare check. An individual had used a lot more nicotine patches at once than suggested on the box. The individual was seen by EMS and taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
• An Orcas deputy investigated a domestic violence incident and arrested one individual who was booked into jail.
• A deputy was dispatched to an agency assist in Friday Harbor after another agency reported a suspicious circumstance.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a citizen assist regarding vagrancy and littering. The suspects were contacted and advised of the laws pertaining to throwing ignited material on the ground.
• Sheriff’s personnel responded to a reported active burglary in which person(s) were attempting to break into an occupied residence. No physical evidence was found of forced entry attempts and no unauthorized persons were found on the premise.