San Juan County Sheriff's Log
June 17, 2008 · Updated 11:06 AM
The San Juan County Sheriffs Department reported responding to these calls:
Jan. 5: Failure to obey a stop sign led to the arrest of a Friday Harbor teen for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The 18-year-old allowed a search of his car after being pulled over for the traffic infraction at the intersection of Second and Court streets. He was also cited for the traffic infraction.
Jan. 6: A Friday Harbor man faces penalties and fines for burning construction debris on his property on Beaverton Valley Road near Harmony Lane.
The 55-year-old was not on site when firefighters extinguished the blaze and questioned another man tending the fire, who reportedly worked for the property owner.
He reported the man gave instructions to ignite the debris and helped place material in the pile for burning.
The incident was reported to prosecutors.
A Friday Harbor woman reported the disappearance of a CD player from her car parked at her Rhone Street home overnight.
The 21-year-old reportedly left the car unlocked and there was no damage to the cars interior. The CD player valued at $160 had been mounted on the dashboard.
Authorities issued a citation after the owner of two Great Danes repeatedly allowed the dogs to wander loose in the Crestview Drive neighborhood.
The dogs were found chasing llamas on Miller Road during their latest escapade. They were friendly but difficult to contain while the llamas were reportedly not amused.
Several weeks ago, a neighbor discovered the dogs attacking a rabbit trapped in its cage, which sat on her deck.
Though he reportedly sat very low in the seat, the driver of a blue Cadillac was identified as a Friday Harbor man who was driving with a suspended license.
The 37-year-old was trailed to a house on Malcolm Street where he parked; however, he was not seen again. The incident was reported to prosecutors.
A three-gallon gas can disappeared from a Friday Harbor mans skiff docked at Friday Harbor Marina.
Clamps and connecting hoses also disappeared in what the 48-year-old skiff owner suspects is a case of theft, which will cost him $38 to replace.
Jan. 7: Failure to obey a stop sign on Fisherman Bay Road led to the arrest of a Lopez Island man for driving under the influence of alcohol.
While in pursuit, a Sheriffs deputy reportedly saw the 55-year-old man commit several traffic infractions, including driving out of his lane of traffic and running through the stop sign near Normandy Lane.
Jan. 8: Two shots from a Sheriff deputys revolver ended the suffering of an injured deer on West Beach Road.
The deer was found in the middle of the road and appeared to have been struck by an automobile. The carcass was dragged to a ditch on the side of road and left for Public Works, which was notified about the need for its removal.
Following a collision with a car in the oncoming lane, an Eastsound woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on North Beach Road.
The 43-year-old woman escaped the collision without serious injury, as did the driver of the other car, who provided detailed report of the crash and damage to his vehicle.
A Lopez Island man was physically subdued in the parking lot of the ferry terminal before he was flown to a hospital in Skagit Valley for a mental health evaluation. He did not go voluntarily.
The flight followed his arrest for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after the 50-year-old reportedly yelled, screamed, and then lunged at a Sheriffs deputy who was called to the scene to investigate a disturbance.
The captain of the ferry docked at the terminal had canceled loading procedures because of the disruption and the agent of the ferry terminal had locked office doors and left the scene.
A 29-year-old man wanted in District Court was arrested at his Friday Harbor apartment on a court-issued warrant.
The man was one of four men questioned following a drunken brawl at the apartments on Tucker Avenue and Jensen Alley on Christmas night. They declined to press charges against one another.
A counterfeit $20 bill was discovered among cash of the night-drop at an Eastsound gas station and convenience store.
The stores day clerk discovered the bill and a local bank verified it is a fake. Federal authorities and local banks were notified of the counterfeit bill.
The stores surveillance camera was not operating at the time when the bill is suspected of being left with the night-shift clerk.
Sheriffs deputies arrested a Friday Harbor man at his home on Bailer Hill Road on a District Court warrant.
The 23-year-old is wanted for violating conditions of his probation.
Jan. 9: A spare all-terrain tire mounted on a standard five-bolt rim disappeared from the unlocked camper shell of a pickup parked in Eastsound.
The pickups owner reportedly left it unattended in a commercial parking lot for three hours and discovered the tire was gone when he returned. The 60-year-old man is out $250 to replace it.
Jan. 10: A Friday Harbor man was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol and probation violations.
The 20-year-old excavator was arrested following an encounter with Sheriffs deputies on the corner of Carter Avenue and Terra Bella Street.
Drug charges followed for a Friday Harbor man arrested for living with his wife in violation of a protection order.
The 48-year-old man reportedly admitted to staying at Tucker Avenue apartment with his wife and children. Authorities allegedly discovered a baggie of marijuana in the mans pants pocket when he was searched at the Sheriffs office.
Jan. 12: A Friday Harbor teen who failed to obey a stop sign at the intersection of Wold and Boyce Road was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Bottles of beer were reportedly found in the car. Two were half-empty and four were unopened.
The 18-year-old was driving a dark pickup at a high-rate of speed when he ran the stop sign, according to the report. His 16-year-old passenger was driven home.