The San Juan County Sheriffs’ office responded to the following calls.
• A Lopez deputy responded to a report of a dog running loose. When the deputy arrived, the dog was already back with its owner, who was given a warning.
• On Lopez, a deputy responded to a report of a person who went missing while setting up a campsite in the woods. The person wandered away from the campsite and slept in the woods until the morning. Alcohol may have been involved.
• In Friday Harbor, a deputy responded to an agency assist from the Whatcom County Sheriff’s office regarding some items that were turned into St. Joseph’s Hospital. A case number was generated and arraignments were made with Bellingham Police Department to pick up the items. An investigation is ongoing.
• A Lopez deputy was contacted by a business owner who was concerned about people living in their vehicles in the village. Solutions were discussed, including contacting elected officials for action.
• A resident on Lopez reported harassment by a known local male. The matter is under investigation, and a court-issued, anti-harassment order was suggested.
• Lopez residents and a deputy discussed an ongoing animal noise complaint prior to any future enforcement action.
• An Orcas deputy investigated an allegation of an assault. A report was authored; no suspect was located.
• A deputy on San Juan took a report of a fraud complaint. Thousands of dollars were fraudulently obtained from the victim by multiple suspects in different states. The incident was documented and forwarded to the appropriate authorities.
• An Orcas deputy investigated a non-injury traffic collision involving a single vehicle and a bicycle.
• A wallet with cash, credit cards, and a driver’s license was turned into the sheriff’s office in Friday Harbor. The owner came to the office and was reunited with the wallet.
• A San Juan deputy observed a person driving on a suspended driver’s license. The deputy’s report was sent to the prosecutor’s office for a charging decision.
• A deputy on San Juan observed another person driving on a suspended driver’s license and, again, the report was sent to the prosecutor’s office for a charging decision.
• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle as the driver had a suspended driver’s license. The driver was issued a citation for driving with a suspended license-second degree.
• A Lopez deputy responded to a report of an assault. As a result, a probable cause statement for assault in the fourth degree was completed and sent to the prosecutor’s office for review, and the victim was advised to talk with the court about getting a protection order.
• A deputy on Lopez responded to a report of vandalism. A vehicle window had been broken overnight at the Islander Lodge and Marina. Surveillance footage was reviewed, though there is no suspect information or workable leads at this time.
• An Orcas deputy investigated an allegation of a person being stalked. The allegation was determined to be unfounded, however, a report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.
• A deputy on San Juan took a report of a stolen item. The incident was documented, though there are no suspects or workable leads at this time. Additionally, the victim was advised to get video surveillance because of multiple incidents at this location.
• A Lopez deputy responded when an off-islander witnessed a parent administer questionable physical discipline to their child in a village parking lot. The caller’s phone died shortly after, and the given description was insufficient to identify the involved party.
• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle on Argyle Avenue for expired tabs. The driver, who admitted to not having insurance, received a citation for operating a motor vehicle without valid proof of insurance, and a warning for expired registration of more than 45 days.
• A deputy was dispatched to a report of unknown trouble in the San Juan area. Deputies arrived and contacted the person involved and learned the incident was a medical emergency.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of trespassing. The suspect was issued a trespass warning letter.
• A San Juan deputy took a report of possible theft, though an investigation did not reveal probable cause a crime was committed. The incident was, however, documented.
• A concerned Lopez citizen called to report hearing a chopping noise. The citizen was afraid that since someone was chopping down wood, someone may be planning on building a fire. A Lopez deputy took a report and reminded the citizen that fires are permitted with certain restrictions.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a mailbox and utility pole and the driver was transported to the hospital for treatment.
• A San Juan deputy took a report of theft involving an employee who kept items from their employer when they quit. Only a partial identity of the employee was known, and they may have fled to Canada. The incident was documented in the event the suspect is identified completely.
• Deputies on San Juan responded to a single-vehicle accident on Roche Harbor Road. The driver lost control after swerving to miss an animal on the road and went into a deep ditch, striking a telephone pole. Emergency Medical Services transported the driver to the hospital by EMS.
• A deputy on Orcas conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a citation for speeding, 56 mph in a 35 mph zone.
• A deputy on Lopez responded to a noise complaint near Hummel Lake.
• A San Juan deputy investigated a report of an order violation, and a probable cause statement was sent to the prosecutor’s office for a charging decision.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of a driver who was all over the road. The deputy located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop after the driver turned the wrong way on Front Street at the roundabout. The deputy submitted a driver evaluation request to the department of licensing.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a court order violation. However, the incident did not appear to be a violation of the order.
• A business on Orcas requested a citizen be trespassed. A deputy located the person and served a trespass warning letter.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of an unwanted person, removed the person from the property, and issued a notice of trespass. The deputy also noted signs of alcohol use and the person refused to submit to a breath sample, violating a known condition of court-ordered release.
• A deputy on Orcas responded to a domestic dispute. After investigation, the deputy determined no crime had been committed.