The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.
• A San Juan deputy took a report of fraud. A victim received an email advising they had been charged by McAfee Virus Software and contained a link to dispute the charge. The link allowed the suspect to access the victim’s computer. No loss was incurred as the victim terminated the transaction quickly.
• An off-duty San Juan deputy observed an order violation between two people. The deputy forwarded a probable cause statement to the Prosecutor’s Office for a charging decision.
• Deputies responded to a report of an individual staggering in and out of traffic during the dark night hours. The subject was contacted and found to be intoxicated. The subject had prior release conditions not to consume alcohol. A report was made to the Prosecutor’s Office on the violation.
• A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for registration that expired in 2019, as well as the owner having a suspended driver’s license. A citation was issued to the driver for driving while license suspended in the third degree and an infraction was issued for an expired registration over two months.
• A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle as the driver was not wearing a safety belt and for other moving violations. The driver was issued infractions for no seatbelt and no insurance and additional warnings were given.
• A deputy was dispatched to a juvenile problem in the Friday Harbor area. The deputy was responding to an out-of-control student at one of the schools. The deputy arrived and contacted all the people involved. No crime was committed. A report was taken.
• A Lopez deputy responded when an online stranger attempted to blackmail a Lopezian juvenile. The stranger was blocked, the parents were notified, and a report was drafted.
• San Juan deputies responded to a mental health related incident. Deputies spoke with an individual and offered resources, which were declined. The incident was documented.
• Child Protective Services contacted deputies regarding an incident with a juvenile. The matter was handled by school staff and the parent. An informational report was completed.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a reported drunk driver at the ferry landing. The individual resisted arrest for physical control and was ultimately tased and arrested for physical control, resisting arrest, obstructing a law enforcement officer and assault third degree.
• Lopez deputies investigated a burglary at a residence that also included a stolen vehicle. A probable suspect has been identified.
• A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a report of a traffic offense. It was determined that an unknown vehicle collided with a mailbox and caused damage to their property before leaving.
• A deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for speeding 76 miles per hour in a 45-mile-per-hour zone. The driver was arrested for DUI and booked into jail.
• A deputy stopped a vehicle for a broken taillight lens. It was discovered the vehicle had an expired registration from July of 2021. The driver was issued an infraction for expired registration over two months.
• A San Juan deputy observed an individual driving with a suspended driver’s license. The deputy located the vehicle and individual later and advised them that their report would be sent to the Prosecutor’s Office for a charging decision for driving while license suspended in the second degree.
• San Juan deputies responded to a local address to assist Code Enforcement. While on the premises, deputies located drug paraphernalia in plain view. These items were seized and deputies suggested the involved parties seek assistance from Compass Health per current Washington State drug laws.
• A deputy was dispatched to a mental health issue in the Friday Harbor area. Dispatch was advised that a person was in crisis. The deputy arrived and contacted the people involved. The person in crisis declined assistance. An informational report was taken.
• A Lopez deputy responded when two dogs escaped onto Port Stanley Road. The dogs were set free when a tree fell and damaged the fence containing them. They were quickly recovered by their owner.
• Deputies responded to a report of a vehicle driving erratically towards the ferry landing from Eastsound. Deputies located the vehicle at the ferry landing. Through witnesses and videos provided, probable cause was established that the driver had committed the crime of reckless driving. She was booked into the county jail.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report that a gun had been found on the street. The deputy took custody of a rusty unloaded firearm and placed it into evidence. The gun did not return as stolen and no owner information was located.
• A deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued infractions for speeding 65 miles per hour in a 45-mile-per-hour zone and for passengers under 20 on a restricted license.
• A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for traveling 37 miles per hour in a posted 25 miles-per-hour speed zone. The driver was arrested for DUI and was issued an infraction for speeding.
• A deputy on Orcas responded to a callback about a possible custodial interference call. After all information was gathered it was found to be a civil matter only.
• A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a walk-in report of threats. The investigation is ongoing.
• A deputy on Orcas Island responded to an assault. The investigation is ongoing.
• A Lopez resident reported seeing a vehicle listed in a recent Sheriff’s Office bulletin parked in their driveway recently. The vehicle did not have a reason to be parked in that location. A photo was provided.
• Four teenage girls were caught on video shoplifting from The Pebble in Friday Harbor. An investigation and an attempt to ID the girls is ongoing.
• A report of spray paint vandalism was taken at the fairgrounds. The skate park along with the old foundations where the chicken and rabbit tents go was spray painted with graffiti.
• A small caliber handgun was turned into the Sheriff’s Office for safekeeping.
• A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a report of a residential burglary. After an investigation, it appeared that there was a mechanical malfunction and no crime had been committed.
• Deputies on San Juan Island were dispatched to an unwanted person in a grocery store. The person was issued a trespass warning letter and advised not to return.
• Deputies on San Juan Island were dispatched to an assault. One person was arrested for assault fourth degree domestic violence and booked into jail.
• Deputies on San Juan Island were dispatched to the Friday Harbor Airport for a report of disorderly conduct. One person was trespassed from the property and advised not to return.
• A deputy on San Juan Island received a report of found property at the airport. The deputy made attempts to locate the owner without success. The found property was booked into evidence.
• A deputy on San Juan Island received a report of a trespass. The deputy is still trying to locate the person to give them a trespass warning from the property.
• A deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a warning for speeding, and a notice of infraction for expired registration for more than two months.
• A deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. The driver was issued infractions for no valid operator’s license with ID and operating a motor vehicle without insurance and given a warning for failure to stop at a stop sign.
• A deputy on Orcas Island responded to a vehicle collision. The driver was uninjured. Arrangements were made to have the vehicle towed.