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

Feb. 3

• A deputy responded to a welfare check in Friday Harbor. The person was found to be deceased from natural causes. A report was sent to the coroner’s office.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of fraud. The caller had very little information to give and there are no suspects or workable leads at this time.

• Deputies responded to a possible domestic incident. One of the individuals was transported to Friday Harbor.

•A deputy on San Juan responded to a couple of loose dogs that killed domestic livestock. The incident was handled between owners.

Feb. 4

• A deputy on Orcas responded to an order violation in Eastsound. The suspect was arrested and transported to Friday Harbor.

• An Orcas deputy reported on a theft from an outbuilding sometime in January. There were no leads or suspects at this time.

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a vandalism call. There are no suspects or leads at this time.

• Deputies responded to a reported theft-in-progress of firewood from private property. Deputies located the suspects and forwarded the case to the prosecutor’s office.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle that had defective brake lights. The driver was issued a citation for not having insurance.

Feb. 5

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver a citation for speeding 42 mph in a posted 25 mph speed zone.

• Deputies on San Juan responded to a report of an injury accident. When they arrived on the scene, it was discovered that a dump truck with the box up hit and tore out cable lines. There were no apparent injuries.

• A San Juan deputy stopped a driver who had a suspended driver’s license. The driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license-third degree and for possession of methamphetamine.

• A deputy on San Juan responded to an accident without injury call. The collision occurred on private road.

• A San Juan woman reported she was the victim of an assault by a known suspect in July 2020. The reporting party wished to file an information-only report.

• An Orcas deputy issued a driver a citation for speeding 53 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Feb. 6

• An Orcas deputy investigated a report of a noise/explosion on Enchanted Forest Road.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of an unconscious person. When the deputy arrived, he found the person had died; the death did not appear to be suspicious.

• A deputy on San Juan arrested a person driving without a valid license.

• An Orcas deputy located a vehicle with Washington registration tabs affixed to a California license plate. The improper tab was confiscated and a report, written.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of multiple animal bites.

• A deputy on San Juan arrested a driver for driving with a suspended license. The driver was also issued a citation for not having insurance.

• San Juan deputies received a complaint about a loose dog. The dog and its owner were contacted. It was the owner, however, who was issued a warning for a dog-at-large violation.

• A deputy received a call from a Lopezian concerned for another resident who had posted online. The reporting person worried the other might be in emotional distress.

Feb. 7

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver a citation for speeding 65 mph in a 45 mph zone.

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver a citation for speeding 42 mph in a 25 mph zone.

• An Orcas deputy stopped a driver for displaying an expired registration on their vehicle, and for a defective brake light. The driver did not have insurance and was issued a citation for the insurance violation. A warning was issued for the registration and brake light violations.

• San Juan deputies were dispatched to a report of a domestic incident in Friday Harbor. After investigation, no crime appeared to have occurred and the parties separated for the night.

• A deputy was dispatched to a vehicle accident on Orcas Road. The driver, however, fled the scene before law enforcement arrived. The vehicle was impounded.

Feb. 8

• On Lopez, a deputy issued a driver a warning for speeding and for failing to report a change of address.

• A Lopez deputy issued a driver a warning for hauling a load over the legal width.

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver a citation for driving 65 mph in a 45 mph and for an expired registration of more than two months.

• An Orcas deputy received a fraud complaint. An elderly couple reported having received a call from someone they thought was their grandson. He was reported to be in jail and in need of bail money. The couple sent two large cash payments to the fraudulent jailers before figuring out they were being defrauded.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for an improper display of license plates. The driver was issued a citation for not having vehicle insurance.

• An Orcas deputy took a report of property damage.

Feb. 9

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of threats in Friday Harbor. The reporting party wanted the incident documented and did not wish to pursue the incident further.