San Juan County Sheriff's Log
June 17, 2008 · Updated 11:06 AM
San Juan County Sheriffs Department reported responding to these calls:
Dec. 27: A Friday Harbor man faces charges of DUI and drug possession following a traffic stop for driving erratically and swerving to miss road signs on the shoulder of Beaverton Valley Road.
Marijuana was reportedly found in his possession and the results of his breathalyzer tests were listed as high.
A Volvo wagon that vanished last summer was recovered in shabby condition in a rental parking lot near the ferry terminal on Orcas Island.
The drivers side door is jammed and locks were rendered inoperable, the wires below the steering column had been cut in an apparent attempt to hotwire the car, and the registration disappeared.
The damage is estimated at $200.
Its owner, a 51-year-old woman with a home on Orcas and in Seattle, believes the doors were locked when she last saw the car seven months ago.
Dec. 28: Liquor cabinets were plundered in an Eastsound restaurant on North Beach Road in an apparent heist that reportedly occurred after-hours.
While opening the day shift, the owner of the Mexican restaurant found $350 of bottled alcohol unaccounted for. The missing inventory included tequila, rum, gin, scotch and bourbon.
A dozen quarts of partially consumed alcoholic beverages vanished from the refrigerator of a Seattle womans home on Lopez Island, along with a radio and a deck of playing cards.
The 43-year-old reportedly doesnt recall locking doors of her vacation home on Salmon Point Road, and admits the hiding place of the house key is no mystery. However, she routinely stays at the house several times each month.
An anonymous tip led to the discovery of damaged grounds at a Lopez Island church and clues how the responsible vehicle escaped before deputies arrived.
Multiple tire tracks indicate a second vehicle helped removal the original vehicle, which damaged the church fence, drove across the lawn and collided with a tree.
Dec. 29: A Seattle man suspects uninvited guests of trespassing on family property on San Juan Island and staying at the cabin on Afterglow Drive.
The 37-year-old man and his father are unaware of family or friends that had planned on using the cabin, which was left in disarray and is uncommon of invited guests. Nothing was reported missing from the home and whoever stayed reportedly brought supplies.
The larger of a duo of Great Danes that attacked a caged rabbit began snarling and barking at the owner of the bunny as she tried to intervene.
The woman called authorities after she was unable to root the dogs from the deck of her Crestview Drive home. She has reportedly filed previous complaints about the dogs, which were later found next door, though their owner was not at home.
The neighbor faces a warning letter or possible citation.
Dec. 31: Stopped for speeding downhill, a 26-year-old Eastsound man was arrested for driving with a suspended license near the 1700 block of Olga Road.
Excessive speed reportedly drew the attention of a deputy on traffic patrol stationed on Flahertys Hill, whose subsequent investigation revealed the mans driving privilege had been suspended.
Jan. 1: A warning letter was issued to the owner of a Rottweiler, which has earned a reputation of harassing and intimidating neighbors.
Two neighbors gave independent but similar accounts about the dog repeatedly leaving its yard to continue barking when they walk past its Rose Lane home.
The dogs first strike prompted a warning for its 25-year-old owner.
Jan. 2: Better late than never? A Friday Harbor man seeking to answer charges of an initial offense was arrested in District Court for failing to appear for an earlier court date.
Court authorities lowered the bail of the bench warrant issued for arrest of the 22-year-old after he skipped the previously scheduled court date; issues of the original case then proceeded.
A Friday Harbor woman was reunited with her missing wallet when it was anonymously deposited in the afternoon mail at the U.S. Post Office.
She had lost it at the grocery store earlier that morning. The reunion held mixed fortunes, however. Though her identification and credit cards were returned with the wallet, the 72-year-old was minus $250 cash.
Jan. 3: Suspicions of a Friday Harbor woman were confirmed when results of her daughters breathalyzer test revealed the girl was intoxicated.
The 17-year-old was arrested for being a minor in possession. Her test results reportedly indicate she had consumed twice the legal limit of alcohol for an adult. Her mother led her to authorities.
Authorities are investigating the origin of a large and mysterious bone that appeared on the driveway of a womans home on San Juan Island.
After discovering it on New Years Day, she brought it to a veterinarian who was unable to determine if it belonged to an animal, or if it is human. Heeding advice of the vet, the bone was handed over to authorities for further examination and identification.
Vandals tagged the rear wall of a plumbing shop on San Juan Valley Road with a smattering of graffiti, leaving the owner with cleanup costs and little for clues as to the spray-painters identities.
He estimates cleanup and repair to cost $200.
A 100-foot string of Christmas lights disappeared from a holiday display at the corner of First and Spring streets, where five businesses were destroyed in the May 9 fire.
The owner of the display and the commercial lot estimates loss of the lights at $50.
A Friday Harbor man was left with $2,500 damage to his pickup and few clues about what caused it.
The bed of the pickup on the drivers side sustained the bulk of the damage during the apparent hit-and-run.
The 33-year-old man was tending bar inside when the suspected collision occurred and authorities reported no suspects or witnesses.
Jan. 4: A Bailer Hill Road property owner found the address post outside his home knocked over once again in the most recent incident of vandalism.
On this occasion, the 56-year-old homeowner suspects a vehicle was used to push the post over, snapping it off near the ground.