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Septic sounds, scooter snatch, scary stares | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

  • Fri Aug 20th, 2021 12:03pm
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The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls.

Aug. 4

• A San Juan deputy took a report of bicycle theft. There are no active leads at this time.

• Deputies received a report of the theft of a bicycle on San Juan. The bicycle was located with a rider, and the subject was placed under arrest for theft in the third degree. The bicycle was reunited with its owner.

• San Juan deputies responded to a domestic disturbance, though an investigation determined no crime had taken place. One party was provided with courtesy transport into town.

Aug. 5

• A deputy responded to a report of a person possibly driving under the influence in Eastsound. The driver was contacted soon after the call came in and, after an investigation, was arrested on the charge of driving under the influence.

• Orcas deputies responded to a kayak adrift near Jones Island. Deputies located and recovered a paddleboard on the south/west side of the island. No owner was located, and the paddleboard was booked into evidence for safekeeping.

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a single-car rollover collision. The driver was unharmed, was found to be intoxicated, and was arrested for driving under the influence.

• A deputy responded to a report of a boating incident involving a citizen dispute at the Roche Harbor County Dock. After speaking with the caller, it was determined no crime was committed.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a citizen dispute. There were no witnesses and there are no workable leads at this time.

• A Lopez deputy stopped the driver of a speeding vehicle near the village. The driver was issued a citation for traveling 56 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone.

• Orcas deputies took an incident report of alleged vandalism on the 200 block of Serendipity Lane.

• A San Juan deputy completed a welfare check. There did not appear to be any problems.

• A deputy was informed of a person at San Juan’s Linde Park who had conditions that prohibited them from being at parks. The deputy’s report was sent to the prosecutor’s office.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling left of center. The driver was issued a citation for operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

• A Lopez deputy responded to a call that an airborne drone was found near the ferry terminal after crashing into a tree. The drone was collected and will be stored until an owner can be located.

Aug. 6

• A Lopez deputy was contacted regarding noise from a sawmill. The caller was directed to the county code enforcement office.

• A San Juan deputy was approached by a person who reported a threatening message. The message did not meet the requirements for a criminal act, though the incident was documented.

• An Orcas deputy arrested a local man for an outstanding warrant. The arrested person was transported to jail to await arraignment.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a citizen complaint regarding a vacation rental. No crime was committed, and the incident was documented.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a citizen assist call on the 20 block of Swan Road. An investigation was conducted, and no crime was committed.

Aug. 7

• A Lopez deputy responded to a report of an audible alarm at a residence and discerned it was the sound of the septic alarm.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a report of a burglary at a local business. An investigation was conducted.

• A Lopez deputy was called about a dog that was caught running at large. The owner was identified and the dog returned home.

• Orcas deputies responded to a verbal altercation on the 7000 block of Orcas Rd. An investigation was conducted and no crime was committed.

• An Orcas deputy investigated a theft of $80 worth of goods from County Corner at 837 Crescent Beach Dr. A suspect was located and arrested for the theft, and the stolen goods were returned to the business.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a theft of a medical scooter. The suspect was located and provided the deputy with the location of the scooter, stating that a free sign was on it when they located it. The deputy’s report was sent to the prosecutor’s office for a charging decision.

• A deputy responded to a report of a domestic incident on San Juan. After speaking with the people involved, the deputy found no crime had been committed.

• An Orcas deputy took a report about a letter left on the door of a business addressing COVID-19 vaccinations and determined no crime had been committed.

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of an order violation. A crime does not appear to have been committed and the incident was documented.

• The reporting deputy was dispatched to a malicious mischief incident in the Friday Harbor area where a building had been painted on. Photos and reports were taken and there are no leads at this time.

• A San Juan deputy observed an unoccupied car blocking a lane of travel. The registered owner was not able to be contacted and the vehicle was impounded.

• A Lopez deputy stopped the driver of a speeding vehicle on Fisherman Bay Road. The driver was issued a citation for traveling 40 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone.

• A deputy on Orcas conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued citations for speeding, 48 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone, for not having proof of liability insurance, and for not possessing a valid operator’s license with valid identification.

• An elderly citizen fell off their boat while trying to recover a crab pot in Swifts Bay on Lopez. Before the U.S. Coast Guard or the sheriff’s office could respond a good Samaritan boating in the area spotted the citizen and rescued them. It is unknown if the rescued citizen caught any crab.

Aug. 8

• A motorist crashed into a parked and unoccupied San Juan Sheriff’s car. The collision was investigated and the driver was arrested for driving under the influence.

• A Lopez deputy stopped and ticketed a driver on Ferry Road for speeding, 55 in the 35 zone heading toward the ferry landing.

• A San Juan deputy was dispatched to a single-vehicle traffic accident. The deputy arrived and located a moped off the roadway. The driver, who had lost control and was ejected, was taken for medical treatment.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a suspicious incident in Eastsound.

Aug. 9

• A Lopez deputy was called about a suspicious person. The person was looking for help and was provided a ride home.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a complaint of harassment. After an investigation, it was determined no crime had occurred.

• A Lopez deputy was advised of ongoing parking issues at the Hunter Bay dock. The deputy made a post on Lopez Rocks advertising the issue. Enforcement action will follow if needed.

• An Orcas deputy was dispatched to a theft call in the Eastsound area.

• A deputy stopped a motorist after he saw him speeding on Fisherman Bay Road near the Lopez Village and cited them for the offense.

Aug. 10

• A deputy was contacted about an animal problem on San Juan. The person reported a visitor’s dog attacked another dog, injuring it. The dog is from out of the county.

• A Lopez business reported finding a profane rant railing against masks posted on their door when they arrived to open for business.

• A deputy responded to a report of fraud on San Juan. There are no active leads and the incident was documented.

• A San Juan deputy observed someone driving on a suspended driver’s license. The deputy’s report was sent to the prosecutor’s office for a charging decision.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle because the owner did not have a driver’s license. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into jail.

• A Lopez deputy responded to a suspicious circumstance call. The reporting person said an unidentified male in a car scared her when he stopped and stared at her while she was standing alone in a remote location. A description of the individual and his car was provided.

• A San Juan deputy took a suspicious circumstance report about a call following a pedestrian on two separate nights. No crime was reported, but the complainant wanted a paper trail.

• An Orcas deputy took a report of found/recovered property report on the 100 block of Hemlock Street. An Alpine car stereo was booked into evidence for safekeeping.