Compensation calamity, taped trespassers, lost license | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

May 20

• San Juan deputies were advised of nine separate fraudulent unemployment claims and documented all incidents.

• A Lopez resident reported that their employer notified them that a fraudulent unemployment claim had been filed using their personal identifying information.

• A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle with expired registration. Citations were issued for the expired registration of more than two months and for not having insurance.

• An Orcas resident complained about a census worker who came onto her property uninvited and without wearing a mask or gloves.

• An Orcas resident reported being the victim of the ongoing unemployment benefits claim scam.

• A San Juan deputy was contacted regarding a possible order violation.

• A deputy spoke with a Lopez resident about a suspicious circumstance. A person showed up at the resident’s home uninvited and claimed to be from her mortgage company. He took several photographs of her and her home and did not present any credentials. The investigation is ongoing.

• A Lopez deputy investigated an unwanted persons call. The subject was located walking on Ferry Road and it was determined he had multiple drug-related felony arrest warrants. The subject was taken into custody for the warrants and booked into jail.

May 21

• San Juan deputies were advised of a fraudulent unemployment claim and documented the incident.

• Deputies on Orcas were advised of four separate fraudulent unemployment claims and documented each incident.

• A Lopez deputy was contacted about someone trespassing on private property on Rum Runner Road. The suspects were captured on video, identified and issued trespass warnings for the area.

• Deputies on Orcas marine patrol observed a juvenile male rowing a small boat without a life jacket in his possession or a required sound device. The juvenile was contacted and was uncooperative. The voyage was terminated and the juvenile rowed the boat back to shore.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a found property call after someone turned in a cell phone. The owner was found and took possession of their property.

• Deputies issued a driver a citation for speeding 68 mph in a 45 mph zone on San Juan Island.

May 22

• A deputy was dispatched to an unemployment fraud complaint in Eastsound and filed a report.

• A Lopez deputy completed a hit-and-run collision report. The caller’s vehicle sustained damage while parked in the village. Currently, there is no suspect vehicle information.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of unemployment fraud. There are no leads at this time and a report was filed.

• The sheriff’s office in Friday Harbor was contacted about a fraud. The caller said they were contacted by their employer about an unemployment claim in their name. The caller had not filed for unemployment.

• Deputies on San Juan investigated a reported identity theft.

• A Lopez resident stated that an unidentified person came on to his property and stole a ladder rack that was bolted to his vehicle. Deputies investigated the complaint.

• Deputies investigated a report of identity theft on San Juan.

• Deputies were dispatched to a possible domestic disturbance on San Juan. The incident was verbal in nature and no crime was found to have been committed.

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. The incident was determined to be verbal and a report was made.

• A Lopez deputy investigated a complaint of harassment. The complaint included aggressive tailgating and a juvenile driving without a license. The suspect’s vehicle was located suspiciously parked and occupied by two juveniles and an adult. The parents of the two juveniles were notified.

• A San Juan deputy issued a citation to a driver for not having insurance. The driver was also arrested for driving with a suspended license-3rd degree. The driver was later released with the understanding that the courts would be in contact. A probable-cause statement was completed.

• Deputies investigated a vandalism incident in Friday Harbor.

• A Lopez deputy took a report from a resident about a vicious dog that attempted to attack her dog.

May 23

• An Orcas deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for driving in the lane of oncoming traffic. The driver was issued citations for not having a driver’s license, not having insurance and for failing to drive in the right-hand lane.

• A deputy on Orcas was advised of a fraudulent unemployment claim and documented the incident.

• A deputy was dispatched to a domestic disturbance on San Juan Island. Deputies arrived and contacted the people involved. After speaking with those involved, the deputy determined the incident was verbal in nature and no crime had been committed.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a reported business license problem. No issue was found.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a complaint of people playing softball in violation of the governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order.

• The involved parties were contacted and advised of the rules regarding social distancing and private gatherings.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for operating a vehicle without headlights. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence.

May 24

• Deputies on Orcas responded to a report of a possible vehicle prowl in progress. The incident was investigated and determined to be unfounded.

• Orcas deputies responded to a report of someone being threatened with a weapon. After contacting the complainant, it became evident the person was suffering from hallucinations.

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a dog biting its owner.

• On Lopez, a motorcyclist received a warning for not having the headlight illuminated and for having an expired plate.

• A Lopez deputy stopped and ticketed a driver traveling 53 mph in a 35 mph zone on Mud Bay Road.

• In Friday Harbor, a person turned in an item which was entered into evidence.

• Deputies conducted a welfare check in Friday Harbor and found the subject safe.

May 25

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a complaint of loud music. The responsible party was contacted, informed of the San Juan County noise ordinance and issued a verbal warning.

• On Lopez, deputies issued a driver a warning for speeding.

• A deputy was dispatched to an unemployment fraud complaint in Eastsound and filed a report

• A deputy investigated an order violation on San Juan. The suspect was located, arrested, and booked into jail.

• Orcas deputies apprehended a subject who was supposed to be in custody. He was transported to the San Juan County Jail without incident.

• A Washington State driver’s license was found by Lopez Ferry Terminal staff and turned over to a deputy. The licensee was contacted and asked that the license be returned via the United States Postal Service.

• A Lopez resident complained of guests staying at a local lodging business. The responding deputy learned the guests’ presence was within the current guidelines and the business was following the rules. No further action was required.

May 26

• In Friday Harbor, deputies responded to a caller who stated their employer received notice from the state about an unemployment claim made in their name. The caller had not filed for unemployment. A report was taken.

• An employer in Friday Harbor contacted the sheriff’s office to report a fraud. The employer provided deputies with a list of employees that the state received unemployment claims from. None of the employees claimed unemployment.

• A deputy was dispatched to a reported trespassing in the Friday Harbor area. The deputy arrived and contacted the involved person who then left the property.

• A caller contacted the San Juan Sheriff’s Office about a fraud. The caller had been contacted by her employer about filing unemployment with the state, except the caller had not filed for unemployment.

• A deputy responded to a trespassing complaint at a local business on San Juan. The business requested a person be trespassed from the property. A trespass letter was generated, signed, and will be served when the person is located.

• A deputy was dispatched to a welfare check in the Friday Harbor area. The reporting deputy contacted the person who was then transported for medical treatment.

• A deputy in Eastsound took a report of the theft of a package by unknown persons that contained feminine hygiene products.

• A San Juan deputy had probable cause to stop an individual for third-degree escape, obstructing a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest. The subject did not stop and entered a restroom. Deputies were able to arrest the subject and transport him to the San Juan County jail.