A pee perpetrator, a sinking ship, and a ridiculousness report | Sheriff’s Log

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

Dec. 28

•An individual used methamphetamine and was in a state of rage when their family subdued them. There was no evidence of a crime and the incident was documented after the individual was examined by EMS.

• A San Juan deputy took a report of a stolen vehicle. The reporting party advised that they had left their keys in their unlocked vehicle overnight and woke to find it had been stolen. The vehicle was added to the statewide database.

• A San Juan deputy took a report of vandalism. The reporting party advised they found urine on the passenger seat of their vehicle which had been unlocked overnight. No suspect was positively identified.

• An Orcas citizen turned in some keys she found on the roadway between the Island Market and the Community Church. The keys were booked into the property room at the Orcas Substation.

• An Orcas Island deputy investigated a theft at NAPA auto parts. A subject who entered the business and stole approximately $64 worth of goods was identified and located. When confronted with the theft the subject agreed to return to the business and pay for the stolen item.

•A San Juan deputy responded to a third-party report of a dog bite. They called the reporting party while en route to a high-priority call. The call was not answered so the deputy left a voice message that was not returned. No injury occurred from the bite and no involved party was able to be identified.

• A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for traveling 55 mph in a posted 35 mph speed zone. The driver was issued an infraction for speeding and a warning was given for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

• A deputy on Lopez Island stopped a driver for speeding. The driver showed signs of impairment and was arrested for DUI.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a domestic. The incident was found to not be domestic in nature and a report was made.

Dec. 29

• An Orcas Island Deputy responded to a citizen assistance request. The reporting party wanted to report a subject known to him allegedly accosted him in the parking lot of Island Market. It was determined no crime was committed. An incident report was authored.

• A San Juan deputy was dispatched to an unconscious person in the Friday Harbor area. The deputy arrived and assisted San Juan Aid. A report was taken.

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of an unwanted person. The individual was issued a trespass notice but continued to refuse to leave the premises. The individual was arrested and booked for criminal trespass second-degree.

• San Juan deputies responded to PIMC to assist hospital staff with an unruly patient. Due to recent changes in use of force laws, deputies were unable to intervene until hospital staff were injured. Two counts of felony assault were forwarded to the Prosecutor for charging.

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a mental health issue. Two individuals were contacted and the incident was documented.

Dec. 30

• A Lopez resident reported possible fraud regarding an online purchase. A courtesy report was completed.

• A San Juan deputy was dispatched to a burglary in the Friday Harbor area. The deputy arrived and spoke with the caller. The business’s back door was found open but there have been issues with the lock. Nothing appeared to have been taken and no one was located inside the business. A report was taken.

• An Orcas deputy received information from a local establishment that they had received a suspicious telephone call. A report was written.

• An Orcas Island citizen turned in a key that was found on the pathway near OPALCO. The item was booked into the property room at the Orcas Substation.

Dec. 31

• A Lopez resident was issued an infraction for driving 57 mph in a 35 mph zone on Ferry Road.

• A San Juan deputy observed an unoccupied vehicle blocking a roadway. The deputy called the owner, who admitted to driving intoxicated and crashing. The deputy asked where the owner was but they hung up. The deputy searched for the owner but was unsuccessful. Multiple infractions were mailed.

• A local tow truck driver was impounding a suspected drunk driver’s vehicle when another suspected drunk driver nearly struck the tow truck operator. The deputy on scene attempted to catch the vehicle, which left the area at a high rate of speed but was unable to locate it.

Jan. 1

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a domestic dispute. It was verbalin nature as one half left the other in town after partying. The driver admitted to driving drunk and several empty cans of beer were observed in the vehicle but probable cause could not be developed for DUI.

• A deputy on Orcas Island responded to a report of a person passed out in a running vehicle. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs and operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device when required.

Jan. 2

• San Juan Island deputies responded to a two-vehicle collision. A driver suddenly reversed on the road, causing a collision. The suspect driver left on foot. The driver was located, arrested and booked into jail for hit and run of an attended vehicle and criminal solicitation. A report was completed.

• A deputy on Orcas Island responded to a theft complaint. The suspect was identified and arrested for theft in the third degree. The stolen items were recovered and returned to the owner.

• Deputies on Lopez along with Lopez Island Fire joined several good samaritan citizens that were attempting to keep a boat from sinking in Fisherman Bay. The boat was nearly fully submerged and after several hours the vessel was able to be saved. The owner was eventually contacted and was able to secure the boat.

• A deputy on San Juan Island served a court order to a respondent via electronic service, as permitted by the court.

Jan. 3

• A deputy on Lopez Island was dispatched to a report of a boat that had washed up on a beach. The boat was secured to a dock but no identifying information could be found to locate an owner.

• A deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a male “being ridiculous.” The deputy contacted the person who was intoxicated and upset with their significant other and the choices they were making. The individual went home for the night, and the other half was home safely.