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

Oct. 27

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued a citation for driving 40 mph in a 25 mph zone.

• Deputies stopped the driver of a vehicle for displaying a canceled license plate. The driver had the correct plate with him and installed it. Deputies collected the cancelled plates to return to the department of licensing and warned the driver about improper display of the old plate.

Oct. 28

• A deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle near Eastsound. Citations were issued for speeding and for not having insurance.

• An Orcas resident reported that his identity was used fraudulently.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. During the traffic stop, the driver fled on foot and was quickly apprehended. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and obstructing a law enforcement officer, and was booked into jail.

Oct. 29

• A deputy was dispatched to an accident in Eastsound. The accident happened on private property and parties involved had exchanged information.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a theft complaint and commenced an investigation.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for a defective brake light. The driver was issued a citation for not having proof of insurance, and warned for the defective tail light and for not having a driver’s license on his person.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 45 mph in a posted 35 mph speed zone. The driver was issued a citation for speeding.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 61 mph in a posted 45 mph speed zone. The driver was issued a citation for speeding.

Oct. 30

• A Lopez resident reported damage to a political sign that was caused by a vehicle driving off the roadway.

• A deputy on Orcas conducted a traffic stop near Olga Road and Rosario Road. The driver was given a citation for speeding 40 mph in a 25 mph zone.

• A Lopez deputy performed a welfare check after the involved person’s friend became concerned for their well-being. All was well.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for a defective brake light. The driver was issued citations for not having a valid license with ID and for not having insurance. The owner of the vehicle was issued a citation for allowing an unauthorized minor to drive.

• San Juan deputies responded to a fight disturbance between friends. One involved person agreed to leave to resolve the situation.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for failing to illuminate lights when required. The driver was issued a citation for not having insurance; multiple warnings were also given.

Oct. 31

• A San Juan deputy stopped a driver who was known to be driving with a suspended license-second degree. The driver was arrested and booked for driving with a suspended license in the second degree and for driving under the influence.

• A deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding near Eastsound. The driver was issued a citation for speeding.

• A Lopez deputy attempted to stop an unlicensed dirt bike being driven down Center Road. The driver fled, leading the deputy on a short vehicle pursuit before the rider abandoned the dirt bike and fled on foot into the woods. A suspect is being sought on felony eluding charges.

• A deputy was dispatched to a report of a domestic incident in the Friday Harbor area. After interviewing those involved, the incident was found to be verbal only.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a noise complaint. The property owner was issued a citation for violating the San Juan County Noise Ordinance.

Nov. 1

• Deputies transported the San Juan County Coroner to Shaw Island for a death investigation.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a two-car minor collision in a business parking lot. The deputy assisted with an exchange of information for the involved parties.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding and issued the driver a citation for speeding 40 mph in a 25 mph zone.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding, for having an expired vehicle registration and a brake light out. The driver was issued a citation for not having proof of insurance.

Nov. 2

• A deputy responded to a delayed, walk-in report of a hit-and-run with damage to private property. The driver of the vehicle came back to the location and reported the damage to the property owner. Damages are being settled by the involved parties.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to an accident with no injury near Sea Acres. Photographs and a report were taken. The driver at fault was issued a citation and released at the scene and will be contacted by the courts for driving on a suspended license.

• A deputy was dispatched to a callback of stolen plates near Eastsound. The plates have been entered as stolen; there are no suspects at this time.

• A hiker on Lopez Hill found an etched glass crystal along a trail and turned it over to a deputy hoping it can be reconnected with its rightful owner. The property was collected as found property pending identification and claim by the owner.

• A deputy was called to pick up a cell phone that had been found at the Lopez Ferry Terminal and had gone unclaimed. The owner was located and claimed the phone the following day.

• A deputy responded to a found property call in Friday Harbor. The caller found a live shot gun round and wanted to turn it in to be disposed. The property was entered into the property room for disposal.

• Along with Orcas Fire and EMS personnel, deputies responded to a report of an injury accident. It was later determined a driver struck a parked vehicle and left the scene. The suspect vehicle and driver were not identified.

• A citizen turned in found property to San Juan Deputies — a gift bag with two sweaters that she found in the library parking lot. The items were submitted into evidence as found property.

Nov. 3

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a person having some issues. After an interesting and pleasant chat with the individual, it was determined that he was not a threat to himself or others at this time and the deputy cleared the call.

• A Lopez deputy was sent to a 911 hang up call. On arrival, no emergency was found. Phone issues are believed responsible. The customer was asked to have the phone company check and repair the lines.

• A deputy responded to a report of an alleged hit-and-run in Friday Harbor. The information was gathered, there are no witnesses, no suspect information and no workable leads.

• A deputy responded to a walk-in report of a found pocketknife in Friday Harbor. An owner was unable to be located and the pocketknife was submitted into the property and evidence room per policy.

• A deputy responded to a report of a fraud where the reporting person was scammed out of money via an online fraud. There is no workable suspect information and the location from which the scam originated is unknown. A report was completed for the person to give to their bank.