Threatening texts, cement slide and tree topples | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

May 31

• A deputy initiated a traffic stop in Friday Harbor and issued a ticket for failure to wear a seatbelt.

• A deputy was dispatched in Friday Harbor to a report of a vehicle prowl. An investigation was conducted. There is no further information at this time.

• A deputy spoke with a Lopez Island resident about an anti-harassment order violation.The reporting party received a social media message that the party on the court order had posted an obscene comment about him. There is an investigation to determine whether a crime was committed.

• A deputy in Friday Harbor received a report of a hit and run. It is unknown at this time who hit the vehicle.

June 1

• An Orcas deputy responded to a report of an Eastsound resident receiving threatening text messages on his phone. After reading the text messages the deputy observed that no crime had occurred and gathered the necessary information for an information report.

• A deputy was dispatched to a suspicious circumstance in Friday Harbor. An informational report was completed.

• A deputy initiated a traffic stop in Friday Harbor and cited the driver for driving with a suspended license in the third degree, failure to wear a seatbelt and not having car insurance.

• An Orcas deputy conducted a traffic stop for having a defective tail light and expired vehicle registration. Further investigation revealed the driver’s license was suspended. The driver was cited for driving with a suspended license and having expired vehicle registration past two months.

June 2

• An Orcas deputy responded to a report of a hit and run collision on private property. Upon investigation, the deputy found there was no suspect or suspect vehicle information. There was only minor damage to the vehicle that was struck. Information was gathered and a collision report was made.

• An Orcas resident came to the sheriff’s office to turn himself in on multiple local warrants. The subject was processed and booked into jail, pending a court hearing.

• An Orcas deputy located a subject who had a warrant. The subject was arrested and transported to jail to await arraignment.

• A Lopez deputy stopped a vehicle in the 2200 block of Fisherman Bay Road after he saw the driver traveling over the posted speed limit. The deputy issued the driver a ticket for speeding.

June 3

• A Friday Harbor cement mixer was northbound on Roche Harbor Road. Vehicles in front of him stopped abruptly forcing him to swerve to the right. The mixer over balanced and rolled down the embankment. The driver was not injured and the mixer was righted and towed from the scene.

• The sheriff’s office was contacted by the United States Coast Guard. The coast guard requested assistance with a boating violation investigation. Orcas Island deputies located and interviewed the individual in question. The report was sent to the coast guard.

• A Lopez Island deputy stopped a motorist for speeding in the 2100 block of Fisherman Bay Road. The driver was issued a ticket for speeding.

• Deputies responded to a disturbance in Eastsound. An investigation was conducted and everything was found to be fine and all parties checked okay.

• A Lopez deputy was dispatched for a hit and run collision involving a parked vehicle. Upon investigation, a note was found on the victim’s vehicle identifying the other driver.

June 4

• A Lopez Island deputy was sent to a downed tree blocking MacKaye Harbor Road. The road was cleared by a public works crew.

• A Lopez Island deputy located a vulnerable adult who had wandered off from thier caregiver. The subject was returned home safely without incident. A report was taken.

• A deputy responded to a vandalism call near Eastsound. An investigation was conducted. The case is ongoing.

• An Orcas Island deputy responded to the Eastsound area for a report of an unsecured premise. No forced entry was observed. A report was taken.

June 5

• A deputy received a call about a verbal argument a woman had with her spouse. No crime occurred and she declined a law enforcement response. A report was taken.

• A Lopez Island deputy was called to a residence regarding an unwanted subject. Upon contact with the deputy, the subject left willingly without incident.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a report of a theft in the Olga area. The resident stated her air compressor was stolen from the storage room attached to her garage. The deputy observed no signs of forced entry or evidence of a burglary. Information was gathered and a report was made.

• A deputy was dispatched to an animal at large in Friday Harbor. The owner of the dog was issued a dog at large warning letter.

June 6

• Two Orcas deputies responded by patrol boat to Shaw Island in regards to a domestic assault. No one wished to press criminal charges against one another. A report was taken.

• An Eastsound business found three power tools hidden on their property. Those items were recovered and the owner has been contacted to determine if they are stolen. A report was taken.

• An Orcas Island deputy received a call about a found wallet. The deputy received the wallet from a good Samaritan who had recovered it off a park bench. Attempts to contact the owner are being made.

• Deputies responded to a residence on San Juan Island to investigate a domestic disturbance. No assault took place and no further enforcement action was taken.