Letters left; delinquent drivers; permit problems | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

Aug. 22

• A deputy investigated a report of a traffic accident in Friday Harbor.

• A passport was found on the beach at Reuben Tarte Park on San Juan Island.

• A Lopez man reported the theft of a package from his place of employment. He called later, saying the package had been located and that no theft had occurred.

• A deputy responded to a walk-in report from a San Juan resident regarding a traffic offense and harassment with the local trolley service company. A statement was gathered and a report was made.

• A deputy stopped a vehicle in Eastsound for lane travel. The male driver was issued a citation for having an open container of marijuana within his reach in the vehicle.

• An Orcas deputy stopped a vehicle that was being operated by a person with an expired driver’s license. The female driver was issued citations for not having a valid operator’s license and expired vehicle registration over two months.

• An Orcas deputy discovered two boats unlawfully moored at the Westsound County Dock. The vessel owners were issued citations as well as warning letters about the registration violation.

Aug. 23

• A Lopez deputy contacted a homeless person, suspected of drug use, for a welfare check. The reporting party stated they were hoping temporary shelter was available. The deputy contacted the homeless subject and found no evidence of a crime.

• A Lopez deputy was called regarding an unwanted person. The person was given a courtesy ride and issued a trespass warning letter.

• Lopez deputies arrested a suspect from a 2017 burglary case. The person was booked in jail.

• Deputies responded to a report of a juvenile problem in Friday Harbor. The juvenile was found to be a danger to himself and others and was transported to the emergency room for a mental health evaluation.

Aug. 24

• A deputy responded to a threat complaint in Eastsound. It was discovered that a known suspect left a threatening voicemail. The suspect was not located in the county. The case is under further investigation.

• A deputy responded to a threat complaint in Eastsound. The suspect was located, and it was determined that a criminal violation had not occurred.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped a vehicle for a broken taillight and expired registration. The driver was issued citations for having expired registration over two months and no insurance.

• A deputy was dispatched to a disorderly conduct call in the Friday Harbor area. The reporting deputy arrived and contacted those involved.

Aug. 25

• An Orcas deputy initiated a traffic stop on Orcas Road, and the driver was cited for speeding 53 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• An Orcas deputy received information on a possible trespass at a local business. The investigation is ongoing.

• A deputy issued citations to two registered owners of vessels for failing to being properly permitted in Roche Harbor.

• An Orcas deputy responded to an ongoing problem with a dog-at-large in Eastsound. The owner was contacted and issued a warning letter.

• San Juan deputies were advised of a large amount of discarded mail. Deputies collected the mail and spoke with the addressees. This investigation is ongoing.

• A Lopez deputy stopped a motorist on Fisherman Bay Road after he saw him speeding. The deputy issued the driver a ticket for speeding.

• An Orcas deputy stopped a vehicle on Mt. Baker Road. The driver was issued a citation for speeding 41 mph in a 25 mph zone and warned for not having proof of insurance.

• A Lopez motorist was issued citations for driving 50 mph in a 35 mph zone and not having vehicle liability insurance.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped a vehicle for passing in a no-pass zone. The driver was issued a citation.

• Orcas Island deputies were dispatched to a vandalism call. The reporting party had called to report that he had accidentally damaged property. The property manager was contacted and insurance information exchanged.

Aug. 26

• A deputy was dispatched to a hit-and-run in Friday Harbor.

• A Lopez deputy issued a parking ticket to an unattended vehicle in the ferry line during the loading of the 10:45 a.m. sailing to Anacortes. When the vehicle owner arrived, he was directed to the end of the line.

• A Lopez deputy investigated a reported traffic hazard created by an event that drew a large crowd, which exceeded the capacity of the venue’s parking lot. The roadway was congested by parked cars and pedestrians for the duration of the event. No enforcement action was taken.

• A San Juan deputy arrested a male with an active felony warrant. The male was transported to a jail holding facility, where he awaits his court appearance.

• An Orcas deputy stopped a vehicle on Orcas Road. The driver, a local woman, was subsequently issued a citation for speeding 50 mph in a 35 mph zone and given a verbal warning for not having a license with her and no proof of liability insurance in the vehicle.

• A San Juan Island deputy was contacted in reference to a civil problem.

• A Seattle man was issued a citation for driving 43 mph in a 25 mph on Fisherman Bay Road on Lopez.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped a driver for not wearing a seat belt. The driver was issued citations for not wearing a seat belt and having an open alcohol container.

• A deputy was contacted in reference to a theft in the Friday Harbor area. The involved people were contacted. One person was removed from a business.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a posted stop sign and failing to drive on the right side of road. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and violating an ignition interlock, and issued citations for not having insurance and the traffic violations.

Aug. 27

• A Lopez Island deputy was called to assist parties involved in a minor collision in a parking lot in Lopez Village. Information was exchanged between the parties.

• A Bellingham man was cited for driving with a suspended license in the second degree after reports of erratic driving. The man showed no signs of impairment but admitted to being tired and distracted.

• A deputy was dispatched to a hit-and-run in Friday Harbor.

• A deputy conducted interviews on a reported boating accident. There were no injuries but both vessels were damaged.

• An Orcas deputy took a report of a hit-and-run. The owner of the vehicle met the deputy at the substation and wanted to file a report. She claimed that the incident had occurred on Aug. 23 at a local business.

• A vehicle was located at the Islander on Lopez, but a deputy was unable to locate the driver.

• Orcas deputies responded to a report of a suspicious box on Turtleback Mountain. It turned out to be a Geocache. A log was left in the notebook of the find.

• Two deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in progress on San Juan Island.

• Orcas deputies responded to a citizen dispute.

Aug. 28

• A deputy was dispatched to an order violation in the Friday Harbor area.

• A deputy issued a ticket to a vessel owner for failure to have a permit for docking their boat on the county dock in Roche Harbor.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a posted stop sign. The driver was issued a citation.