The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.
• On San Juan, deputies investigated a death and determined the person died from natural causes.
• A Friday Harbor man was booked into jail for criminal trespass, first-degree.
• A deputy on Orcas stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding and issued them a citation for not having valid insurance, and a warning for speeding.
• A San Juan deputy received a call regarding persons on video surveillance attempting contact at a home when the owners were in California. Parts of the conversations caught via camera were concerning. Further investigation lead to the discovery that no crime had occurred.
• Deputies on Orcas responded to a report of a burglary.
• A deputy responded to a suspicious circumstance. A citizen on San Juan called to report having heard people talking outside her residence. A check of the area did not find anyone on the property.
• A deputy on San Juan assisted a citizen who was having a personal crisis and was able to put the citizen in touch with some local resources.
• A San Juan deputy returned a phone call regarding a request for an agency assist. No law enforcement action was requested at the time of the call.
• A deputy on San Juan took a report concerning a civil custody dispute.
• A San Juan deputy was called out in the early morning regarding a man shouting he was going to cut someone’s head off. The person was located, alone, and no victim was apparent. The person, however, was found to be in violation of court conditions by consuming alcohol, and the case was forwarded to the court.
• An Orcas deputy was dispatched to a parking problem complaint. The vehicle in question displayed expired plates that did not match the vehicle. The plates were confiscated, and the investigation is ongoing.
• A San Juan deputy was dispatched to a report of a burglary. A person was located inside a home unlawfully, but no crime had been committed inside. A charge of criminal trespass-first degree was forwarded to the prosecutor.
• On San Juan, a deputy took a report of a court order violation. The reporting party’s statement was taken and further investigation was needed.
• A San Juan deputy took a report of an attempted violation of a domestic violence no-contact order. The incident was forwarded to the prosecutor for potential charging.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a drunk male urinating on the sidewalk. The male was located and arrested for indecent exposure. A citation was issued and the report was forwarded to the individual’s probation officer for a conditions of release violation.
• A deputy took a report of a loud explosion in the North Beach Road neighborhood on Orcas. Video surveillance of the blast was collected and the explosion is believed to be caused by an improvised explosive device, and the case is under investigation.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of an assault with a door. After an investigation, it was determined that the caller went to the other residence, uninvited, and crossed the threshold of their front door. The resident closed the door, unintentionally hitting the caller with a door.
• A deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident. The driver left the scene on foot and returned a short while later. After an investigation was conducted, the driver was arrested for driving under the influence.
• On San Juan, a firearm was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office for disposal.
• San Juan deputies responded to Douglas and Hudson Way for a single-vehicle accident. The driver swerved to avoid hitting a dog running loose in the road and rolled their car on its side. The dog was gone on arrival.
• A deputy assisted the county Fire Marshall with shutting down an improperly permitted burn pile on San Juan.
• On Orcas, a deputy responded to an accident with no injury in the Deer Harbor area.
• A deputy responded to a two-vehicle collision on Orcas. One of the drivers was issued a citation for failing to yield the right of way.
• A deputy on San Juan Island received a report that a juvenile was being harassed online. There were no criminal law violations in this case.
• A deputy on patrol on San Juan saw what appeared to be a court-issued no-contact order being violated. After an investigation, it was determined that the order had not been violated, due to one party being unaware of the order.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a request from a homeowner who wished to have an individual trespassed from their residence. The individual was located and served with a trespass warning letter.
For the full sheriff’s log, visit www.islandsweekly.com.