Filched firewood, busted box, dog disputes | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

March 3

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a medical alert call with EMS. The patient was found to be alert and conscious and refused further assistance.

A deputy found money on the ground at the San Juan County Fairgrounds during Sheriff’s Office training. The deputy later booked the found property into evidence. It is unknown at this time to whom the money belongs.

• A deputy on Orcas was dispatched to a possible child abuse call. After an investigation, it was found that Child Protective Service had already followed up on the allegations.

• On San Juan, a deputy responded to a report of vandalism. A mailbox appeared to have been hit by a vehicle at an unknown time. There is no suspect information at this time.

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a single-vehicle accident to assist with traffic control. A driver had swerved and gone into a ditch. The driver was uninjured and there was no vehicle damage.

March 4

A deputy on Orcas responded to a probation violation at the Orcas substation.

A deputy on San Juan stopped a driver for using a cell phone. The driver was issued citations for not having insurance and for failing to obtain a Washington State driver’s license.

March 6

• A Lopez deputy responded to an unknown trouble call generated from a 911 hang-up. Upon investigation, an elderly Lopez community member had fallen inside their residence. EMS responded, evaluated, and assisted the citizen.

• An Orcas deputy took a report of a neighbor dispute over dogs. An investigation revealed no crime had been committed.

• A Lopez resident contacted a deputy for advice and assistance in a child custody matter; the deputy filed a missing person’s report.

• An Orcas deputy investigated an allegation of vandalism to a building. The investigation revealed no crime had been committed.

• A deputy on Orcas investigated a domestic violence complaint. The suspect was charged with a protection order violation, with domestic violence assault, felony harassment, and malicious mischief.

March 7

• Responding to a death investigation, a deputy on San Juan reported the person appeared to have passed naturally.

• A deputy on Lopez issued a driver a warning for speeding in a school zone.

• On Orcas responded to a citizen assist at the Orcas substation.

• A deputy on San Juan spoke with a citizen who felt they had been wrongly fired from their employment and they wanted to know what to do next. It was determined that no law enforcement action was required and information was given to the caller.

• A deputy on San Juan took a walk-in report of a verbal altercation.

• A Lopez resident made a report of identity theft after receiving a call from the bank about a credit card application that he had not filed. The matter is under investigation.

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of threats being made in person and in text messages. The deputy reviewed the camera footage and screenshots and completed a report.

• A deputy took a report of a runaway juvenile on San Juan. The juvenile was located at a friend’s house and returned to her father.

March 8

• A deputy on San Juan took a walk-in complaint from a citizen. This matter is an ongoing civil issue with no law enforcement action necessary. The citizen was advised to speak with the courts and with an attorney.

• A deputy was contacted in reference to a theft of firewood in San Juan County. The caller reported that an unknown person had removed a cord of cut rounds from their property.

• A deputy was dispatched to a suspicious circumstance on San Juan. The person contacted dispatch to say that a person whom the caller had a court order against had been driving behind them. The caller was disconnected, but an information report was taken.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 69 mph in a posted 45 mph speed zone. The driver was issued a citation for speeding and a warning for defective tires.