Cited speeders, sauntering sheep, carousing canines | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

Feb. 26

• A deputy was dispatched to a reported assault in Eastsound. The offense took place in Whatcom County and a report was filed.

• A San Juan deputy conducted a welfare check. The subject was located and a report was taken.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of check fraud. The investigation is ongoing.

• A deputy responded to a littering complaint in Eastsound. A report was taken and there are no suspects at this time.

• A San Juan deputy arrested a driver for driving under the influence. The driver was later released with a promise to appear in court.

Feb. 27

• In Friday Harbor, deputies responded to a violation of court-ordered conditions of release regarding a GPS monitor. The individual was located, placed under arrest for the violation, transported to the station, booked into jail without incident, and is awaiting a hearing.

• A deputy on Orcas received a call about a driver who was possibly under the influence. The driver was issued a citation for negligent driving in the second degree.

• A deputy was dispatched to a hit-and-run accident in Eastsound.

• A citizen came into the San Juan Sheriff’s Office in Friday Harbor to report a theft. There are no suspects at this time.

• A San Juan deputy arrested a person on an active warrant. The person was then transported to the Sheriff’s Office to await arraignment.

• Deputies on San Juan arrested a person on a warrant, then booked them into the county jail.

Feb. 28

• Deputies were dispatched following a report of an unconscious person in Eastsound.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a complaint of a stolen package. The package was later located in a vehicle at the residence and the case was closed as unfounded.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for an expired registration. The driver was issued a citation for not having a valid driver’s license with identification.

• A driver on San Juan was stopped for a defective brake light and deputies issued the driver a citation for the offense.

• A deputy on San Juan issued a driver a citation for having an expired registration of more than two months.

• A deputy on San Juan issued a driver a citation for traveling 64 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Feb. 29

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a complaint of a dog running at-large. The dog did not have a rabies or San Juan County tag and was taken to the Eastsound Animal Shelter.

• A Lopez resident called a deputy with questions about serving civil papers. The caller was referred to the sheriff’s civil

unit.

• A deputy on San Juan was dispatched to a single-vehicle traffic accident and discovered a vehicle off the roadway. The driver was contacted and found not to be impaired.

• A driver on Lopez received a warning for speeding and for failing to carry a driver’s license.

• A Lopez deputy stopped a motorist in the 200 block of Fisherman Bay Road after he saw the driver was not wearing his seat belt. The deputy issued the driver a ticket for failing to wear his seat belt and for not having car insurance.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and was issued a citation for speeding 41 mph in a 25 mph zone.

• San Juan deputies responded to Peace Island Medical Center to assist with an unruly person. While there, an incident of possible child abuse was reported. The incident was forwarded to child protective services and is still under investigation.

• A deputy responded to a complaint of a suspicious person at a Lopez community building. Once identified, it was determined there was an out-of-county warrant for his arrest. The subject was arrested and subsequently released after he posted bail.

March 1

• A deputy on Orcas issued a driver a citation for speeding after 51 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• A driver on Orcas was issued a citation for speeding 40 mph in a 25 mph zone.

• A Lopez deputy responded to a call about several sheep in the road. With the help of a neighbor, the deputy was able to herd the sheep back into their pasture through the break in the fence where they had escaped, and created a makeshift repair to deter further walkabouts.

• A deputy issued a driver a citation for speeding 40 mph in a 25 mph zone.

• A deputy issued a driver a citation for speeding, 38 mph in a 25 mph zone, for not having proof of insurance, and for not having a valid driver’s license.

• Deputies on Orcas responded to a report of a domestic incident. The incident was determined to be a verbal-only argument between domestic partners. The involved parties made plans to separate for the remainder of the day.

• An Orcas deputy conducted a traffic stop near the golf course. The driver was given a warning for speeding 45 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• A deputy conducted a traffic stop near Eastsound and issued the driver a warning for speeding.

• An Orcas deputy conducted a traffic stop near Rosario Road. The driver was issued a citation for speeding 35 mph in a 25 mph zone.

March 2

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

• A Lopez deputy conducted a residential verification check as required on a registered sex offender.

• A driver on Lopez received a warning for driving a car with no tail lights.

• A deputy on San Juan issued a driver a citation for traveling 62 mph in a 45 mph zone.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding, for having a defective brake light and for improperly displaying tabs. The driver was issued a citation for speeding 61 mph in a 45 mph zone.

March 3

• A deputy responded to an animal noise call on San Juan Island. The deputy met with both parties, gave a verbal warning to the dog owner regarding the San Juan County noise ordinance and the leash law, and completed an informational report. No further investigation is necessary at this time.

• Orcas deputies were dispatched to a burglary in Eastsound. A criminal trespass report was filed.

• A Lopez deputy conducted a residential address verification of a registered sex offender as required.

• A motorist picked up a dog running at-large and brought it to the Lopez substation. The deputy contacted the dog’s owner who came and picked the dog up from the kennel.

• San Juan deputies conducted a welfare check in Friday Harbor. The deputies took a subject into protective custody and

transported them to the hospital for evaluation.

• A deputy was sent to investigate a 911 open line call at a Lopez business. The premises were checked, and no problem was

found.

• A Lopez deputy was sent to check on a deer along the road that appeared to have been shot. Upon examination, the deer was obviously dead but the wound did not appear to be from a gunshot. Public Works was notified to remove the deer carcass.

• An Orcas deputy was dispatched to a report of trespassing in Eastsound. The suspect was located and arrested on an outstanding warrant.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a hit-and-run traffic collision in Eastsound.

• An Orcas deputy contacted a citizen at the substation who was told to surrender his driver’s license to law enforcement. The license was accepted and a report taken.

• A San Juan deputy was dispatched to a report of unknown trouble and took a report.