The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department answered the following calls.
• A Lopez deputy was called about vandalism to a watercraft.
• On San Juan, a deputy issued a driver a warning for speeding and for not being in possession of a valid driver’s license.
• An Orcas deputy authored a junk vehicle affidavit. A copy was given to the owner of the business.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of fraud and documented the incident. There is no suspect information at this time.
• An Orcas deputy took an incident report referencing a non-injury traffic collision that occurred in May of 2020. There was no crime committed.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of threats. The suspect was contacted and the incident was documented.
• Deputies responded to a prowler call in the Eastsound area. The matter was determined to be civil.
• Orcas deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance. No crime was committed.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of a death investigation. The incident was documented as a natural death.
• Deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the Eastsound area. No crime had been committed.
• A deputy investigated a burglary at a business in Eastsound. Forced entry was made to the business. Cash and other items were stolen.
• An Orcas deputy investigated a burglary at a business in Eastsound. Forced entry was made to the business items stolen.
• A Lopez deputy was called regarding a dog running at large near the school. Nearby neighbors assisted in locating the owner, who responded and collected the dog.
• A deputy on Orcas responded to a littering complaint.
• Deputies on Orcas responded to a verbal domestic dispute. No crime had been committed and the situation had de-escalated prior to the deputies’ arrival.
• A deputy on San Juan stopped a vehicle for going 43 mph in a posted 25 mph speed zone. The driver was issued a citation for speeding.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a cold shoplifting report. Employees had already contacted, identified, and released the suspect. They wished for the suspect to be trespassed from company premises. A trespass letter was signed by the reporting party and will be issued to the suspect.
• A deputy responded to a communications call involving some possible improper communication with teenagers. An initial report was generated and forwarded to detectives.
• An Orcas deputy assisted a citizen with the disposal of unwanted firearms.
• A dropped off a found personal item at the front door of the sheriff’s office. Attempts have been made to contact the owner of the item. The item has been secured for safekeeping.
• A deputy investigated a trespassing violation at a business in Eastsound.
• An Orcas deputy investigated a report of a forged/fraudulent check from a local utility company. An investigation is ongoing.
• A deputy on Lopez was advised of a person whose driving privileges were revoked for medical reasons. The person, who was in denial about the problem, was contacted and the consequences of violating the suspension were explained.
• A Lopez deputy responded to a fireworks complaint. The involved boat was not in the area.
• An Orcas deputy investigated an attempted burglary to a private residence. An investigation was conducted.
• A Lopez deputy responded to the school for a juvenile issue. The matter is currently being handled by school staff, parentsand Child Protective Services.
• A deputy on Orcas returned a phone call regarding an earlier traffic collision. The incident met the criteria for mandated self-reporting. The complainant was provided with the required forms.
• Orcas deputies responded to a possible domestic dispute.
• In the early morning hours, the San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to a structure fire on Orcas. The circumstances surrounding the fire appeared suspicious.
• A deputy on Orcas responded to a report of a person standing in the roadway. The person was reportedly hampering fire department vehicles responding to a structure fire. The subject was arrested for assaulting a fire department member.
• The reporting deputy was contacted about an abandoned vehicle. A tow operator turned in a packet for failure to redeem an impounded vehicle. The registered owner was issued a citation for littering/ failure to redeem an abandoned vehicle.
• A deputy was contacted in reference to a hit and run. The person said their vehicle had been parked in town when someone backed into the front of their vehicle. No obvious damage was observed.
• A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for traveling 40 mph in a posted 25 mph speed zone. The driver was issued a citation for speed.
• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for having a defective headlight and two defective taillights. The driver was arrested for DU.I
• A Lopez deputy responded to an accident-without-injury call. An unoccupied vehicle was found in a ditch on Mud Bay Road. The deputy attempted to contact the vehicle’s owner but was unsuccessful. A friendly neighbor helped pull the vehicle out.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of a hit and run. The driver was later found and arrested for driving under the influence and a hit and run.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a single motor vehicle collision. The driver was found after leaving the scene and the driver was arrested for driving under the influence.
• A Lopez deputy responded to a noise complaint. A lively Quinceanera had a live band playing music in the community center. The band agreed to lower its volume.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a domestic incident with assault. The suspect had left prior to arrival. Investigation revealed probable cause for domestic violence charges of residential burglary and fourth-degree assault.
• A deputy was dispatched to a littering complaint in the Eastsound area.
• A deputy was contacted about the theft of an item taken from a gallery open house. The person provided a photo of the missing item.
• A deputy was dispatched to an animal-at-large in the San Juan area. The person reported their neighbor’s dogs were on their property. The owner of the dogs was verbally warned about letting dogs run at large.
• A Lopez resident was issued a citation for a dog at large violation. This person had been given a verbal warning about this problem only a few days prior.
• A deputy was dispatched to a domestic incident in the San Juan area. The deputy arrived and contacted the people involved. The incident was found to be a verbal argument. They agreed to separate for the night.
• A Lopez resident reported the theft of a street sign. The incident was documented for future possession of stolen property charges.
• A Lopez deputy performed a welfare check at the request of the school.
• A Lopez resident reported damage to her vehicle that occurred while it was parked in her driveway. The source of the damage is unknown at this time.
• A deputy was dispatched to a trespassing call in the Eastsound area.
• Orcas deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the Eastsound area. No crime had been committed.
• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 62 mph in a posted 45 mph speed zone. The driver was issued a citation for speeding.
• A deputy on Orcas responded to an area business about a burglary that had happened sometime the night before.
• A Lopez deputy responded to a mental health call. A man who was hallucinating was put in contact with a crisis responder, who assisted with creating a plan.
• A concerned Lopez citizen called to get clarification on dog leash laws. A Lopez deputy provided information and explained how to access the San Juan County Code for reference.
• A deputy was contacted about a cell phone found on San Juan.
• A Lopez deputy responded to a citizen assist call. The citizen was advised of how to legally handle an unwanted person.
• A Lopez citizen called with questions about waterfowl hunting regulations. A Lopez deputy answered questions and referred them to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for further information.
• A deputy on Orcas responded to a burglary call of a business in Westsound.
• A deputy on San Juan was contacted by a person because they were receiving threats on Facebook and provided a written statement. Though no crimes appeared to have been committed at this time, the reporting person was advised to get a civil order.