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Tampered trespass, filched flags, covert campers | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

Nov. 4

• A deputy on San Juan located and arrested a man on multiple active felony warrants. The person was arrested without incident and booked into jail awaiting a hearing.

• Deputies were dispatched with Orcas Island Fire & Rescue to a call about an unconscious person. The person was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Nov. 5

• A San Juan deputy took a report about a potential fraud. A part-time resident requested a police report after an unauthorized account was opened using his Social Security number. No loss was incurred and there is no suspect information.

• A deputy was dispatched to Eastsound for a found-property call. Several boxes of old ammunition were collected for destruction.

• Another deputy on Orcas was also contacted about found property. This property was collected and logged into evidence.

• San Juan deputies took a complaint that someone tampered with a Friday Harbor Water Department security camera and damaged its storage card. Currently, there is no suspect information.

• A deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle in Eastsound for a traffic violation. The driver was issued citations for not having insurance and for expired license plates.

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

Nov. 6

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for not wearing a seat belt and for an expired registration. He was issued citations for not having a valid driver’s license and for not having proof of insurance.

• A welfare check was requested for a Lopez resident. The deputy found the person to be in a minor crisis, but otherwise fine.

• San Juan deputies took a complaint from a property owner regarding harassment by a neighbor. Both parties were contacted and a report was completed.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 50 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 speeding. The driver was issued a citation for not having insurance.

Nov. 7

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding and for an expired vehicle registration. The driver was given a warning for the expired vehicle registration; for not having a certificate of registration; and was issued a citation for not having proof of insurance and for speeding 57 mph in a 45 mph zone.

• On San Juan, a deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued a speeding citation for driving 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• Two people who were attempting to camp overnight near Point Colville were moved along by a Lopez deputy.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of harassment. The incident was documented.

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a domestic incident. The incident was verbal only, the parties were separated for the night, and the incident was documented.

Nov. 8

• While assisting Orcas EMS units, a deputy seized what appeared to be psilocybin mushrooms. A charging decision has not been made and may depend on the results of further testing of the substance.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for towing a trailer with an obstructed license plate and no lights. The driver was issued a citation for not having a valid license, no insurance, no vehicle registration and expired trailer registration (12 years).

• A deputy was dispatched to a theft in Eastsound. The theft was by a known suspect and the incident is under investigation.

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

• A deputy on San Juan stopped a driver without a valid driver’s license operating a vehicle. The driver was issued a citation for not having a valid license and no insurance.

• San Juan deputies responded to a complaint of possible child abuse. Deputies learned there was a disturbance when a juvenile was upset about doing chores, but there was no assault or abuse.

• A San Juan deputy took a report from a bicyclist who said a truck passed too close, causing her to ride into the grass. There was no collision, the cyclist did not fall down and was uninjured. A report was completed.

• A deputy was dispatched to a vehicle theft in the Friday Harbor area. The reporting deputy contacted the owner of the vehicle and the person who saw the vehicle last. The vehicle was entered as stolen and a report taken.

Nov. 9

• San Juan deputies stopped the driver of a vehicle because the registered owner was driving with a suspended license – second degree. The driver was arrested for the charge and for not being in compliance with an ignition interlock requirement. The driver was also issued a citation for not having proof of insurance.

• San Juan deputies received a complaint of stolen flags. There is no suspect information at this time.

• A deputy was dispatched to a hit-and-run in the Friday Harbor area. The person involved was contacted and photos of the damage were taken. There are no suspects at this time.

• A Lopez deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle and warned the driver about not having the required flag on the end of the load that was projecting more than 4 feet beyond the end of the vehicle.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle with an expired registration. The driver was issued a citation for not having insurance.

• An Oregon driver was issued a citation for driving 40 mph in a 25 mph zone of Fisherman Bay Road on Lopez.

Nov. 10

• On San Juan, a deputy took a report that a non-sufficient check was issued. The investigation is ongoing.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a report of an unconscious person. The investigation determined the person died of natural causes.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to an accident without injury on Olga Road. The driver was evaluated by Orcas EMS and cleared on the scene.

• On three separate occasions, San Juan deputies stopped drivers for exceeding a 45 mph speed limit: one was traveling 68 mph in a 45 mph zone; another 64; and yet another, 63. All were issued speeding citations.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle because the vehicle had an expired registration an noticed that the driver’s young passengers were not utilizing required child restraining systems. The driver was issued a citation for the expired registration and a citation for failing to use child restraints in the vehicle.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 44 mph in a posted 25 mph speed zone. The driver was issued a citation for speeding.