AWOL inmate, errand-running elder, purloined pots | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

July 17

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver a warning for failing to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

• A Lopez deputy was called to a non-injury collision in the village. The damage was minor, and the involved parties exchanged information.

• A report of a missing electric bicycle was made on Lopez.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped a vehicle on Crow Valley Road. The driver was cited for driving 56 mph in a 35 mph zone.

July 18

• A deputy was dispatched to a hit-and-run on an unattended vehicle in Friday Harbor. There are no suspects.

• A deputy in Friday Harbor issued a driver a citation for speeding.

• A motorcyclist in Friday Harbor was issued a citation for failing to obtain proper endorsement materials.

• A deputy on San Juan took a report of an assault.

July 19

• A Lopez deputy was contacted regarding a possible protection-order violation. The case is under investigation.

• A Lopez deputy investigated a dog bite complaint. The dog owner was issued a citation for having unlicensed dogs, and a report was forwarded to the health department for follow-up.

• In Friday Harbor a corrections officer reported that an inmate who had been participating on the work-crew failed to report for work and cut off his GPS bracelet. He was charged with a violation of work-crew behavior, violating terms of the work-crew and escaping.

• A deputy was contacted about found property in Friday Harbor.

• On San Juan deputies were dispatched for an agency-assist involving a vulnerable adult. The allegations were deemed to be unfounded.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped a known driver for being on the road with a suspended license. The driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license, for driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

• A citizen on San Juan called to report receiving multiple dog bites while working.

• An Orcas deputy issued a driver a warning for speeding.

• Orcas deputies issued a driver a citation for having an expired vehicle registration of more than two months and for not having proof of liability insurance.

• An Orcas deputy issued a driver a warning for speed.

• Orcas deputies responded to a report of two people arguing. The argument was de-escalated and no further action was required.

July 20

• A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for an expired registration. The driver was issued a citation for not having a valid driver’s license with ID and for an expired registration of more than two months.

• A Lopez deputy was asked to check on an elderly resident when a worker found the house standing wide open and received no response. The deputy checked the house and property and found no one on site. Then, the resident arrived home from running an errand.

• An Orcas deputy issued a driver a warning for not having a front license plate on his vehicle.

• Responding to a report of gunfire, an Orcas deputy stayed in the area for 20 minutes. After hearing no noise indicating a weapon, the case was cleared as unfounded.

• An Orcas deputy issued a ticket for mooring at a public landing.

July 21

• An Orcas deputy conducted two different traffic stops and issued drivers warnings for speeding.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped a driver who failed to stop at stop sign and for lane travel. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence.

• A vehicle for sale was tagged for being parked on an Orcas street.

• An Orcas deputy cited the driver of a vehicle parked in a handicap parking stall with no placard.

• An Orcas deputy stopped to assist a vehicle that was partially blocking the roadway. The driver had hit a deer and was checking for damage.

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a single-vehicle collision and arrested the driver for driving under the influence.

July 22

• A deputy responded to a delayed report of vandalism in Friday Harbor. There are no suspects at this time.

• A Lopez deputy took a report of the theft of four crab pots deployed off the mouth of Fisherman Bay. The crab pots and related gear were valued at about $350.

• A Lopez deputy was called about found property located on a south-end beach. The property was taken for safekeeping until ownership can be determined.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a vandalism call in the Olga area.

• Lopez deputies responded to a reported truck theft at Odlin Park. A short time later, the truck was returned. Guests of local residents had taken the wrong vehicle after getting off a boat.

• Deputies on San Juan responded to a report of an assault. A subject was arrested and booked into jail for fourth-degree domestic assault.

• A Lopez man was stopped for operating a vehicle with nonfunctioning taillights A records check showed his driver’s license had been suspended. Charges were forwarded to the court.

July 23

• A Lopez deputy issued a driver a warning for speeding and failing to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

• A deputy was dispatched to a report of an unwanted person in the Friday Harbor area. A trespass warning letter was served.

• A deputy was dispatched to a hit-and-run in the Friday Harbor area and took a report.