The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.
• A Lopez deputy responded when an elderly community member was considering sending money to a scam advertisement. No money was sent.
• A deputy on Orcas responded to a report of possible threats.
• On Orcas, a deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle and issued them a speeding citation for driving 54 mph in a 35 mph zone.
• A deputy on Orcas was dispatched to a report of a possible order violation. The investigation is ongoing.
• A deputy was dispatched to a report of a hit-and-run to a fence on Orcas.
• A Lopez deputy responded to a suspicious call. A driver who has driven over three nails in the past six weeks suspects foul play.
• A San Juan deputy assisted a church in issuing a trespass notice letter to a person who had been causing a disturbance there.
• Lopez deputies executed an arrest warrant on an individual without incident. The subject was booked and transported to the San Juan County Jail.
• A deputy took a report of a theft in the Eastsound area. A report was taken but there are no known suspects or leads at this time.
• Lopez deputies were dispatched to a reported motor vehicle collision with injuries at a local business involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. A vehicle backing out of a parking space struck an employee. Emergency Medical Services were dispatched, and a patient was flown off the island.
• Deputies on San Juan responded to the Port of Friday Harbor in response to an active trespassing. The individual was located, admitted to trespassing, and was issued a criminal citation for criminal trespassing-2nd degree.
• A deputy served a trespass warning letter to an individual who was trespassed from multiple properties in Friday Harbor.
• Lopez deputies were dispatched to a non-injury motor vehicle collision. The driver was making a U-turn when the vehicle went into a ditch. A tow truck was called and removed the vehicle from the ditch. No visible damage was noted.
• A San Juan deputy took a report of harassment. The information given did not rise to the level of a criminal act and the reporting party was referred to the court to petition for an antiharassment order.
• A Lopez deputy responded when an individual found a license plate on the beach. The owner was contacted, and the owner requested that the plate be destroyed as they were currently out of state.
• A San Juan deputy took a report of harassment. The reporting party said they wished to document the incident. They were provided a voluntary statement form and told they would return it later.
• A deputy on San Juan spoke with an individual who was concerned about the information they had been receiving.
• Multiple sheep escaped from a pasture on Lopez. A friendly bicyclist passing by assisted a deputy in shepherding the sheep back onto their property.
• A San Juan deputy spoke with another agency representative about concerns they had just been made aware of.
• Deputies on San Juan responded to a report of an order violation. After talking with the involved parties, the suspect admitted to going to the residence. The individual was taken into custody and booked into jail for violating a no-contact order.
• A Lopez deputy responded to a trespassing call. A Lopez teen wandered unannounced onto a neighboring property. The teen’s parent had a strict sit-down talk with them following the incident.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of vandalism. It was reported that someone had intentionally put bug killer inside a vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.
• A deputy responded to a report of active trespassing and possible theft on San Juan Once on scene, the deputy contacted a known individual who admitted to taking popsicles. The owner stated the individual could keep the items but wanted the individual trespassed.
• A deputy was contacted about a citizen dispute on San Juan. The person reporting had an issue with an employee of a business.
• A San Juan deputy took a report of fraud. The reporting party sent funds to a person over a third-party app who demanded more money to release them. No suspect information is available and there are no likely leads.
• A Lopez woman was arrested on a local warrant for failure to comply with a court order). Charges of resisting arrest and a narcotics possession referral were forwarded to the court.
• A deputy on San Juan was dispatched to a report of a single-vehicle accident vs. a deer. There were no injuries reported and the vehicle was towed from the scene.
• A Lopez deputy gathered the information for a referred Adult Protective Service case.
• A San Juan deputy took a report of a fraud attempt. A person received messages threatening that they needed to “resolve” an issue and sent a picture of people with weapons. The victim did not engage with the person and no loss was incurred.
• A San Juan deputy took a report of a suspicious phone call. The reporting party stated that a caller said their child was injured when they interrupted a drug deal. The caller terminated the call when another person spoke on the line. The child was not involved in anything and was safe.
• A San Juan deputy took a report of computer fraud. The victim was able to contact their bank and advise them of the breach. The deputy advised of further steps to take to protect their assets and how to avoid similar incidents. No loss was incurred and no suspect information is available.
• Deputies on Orcas responded to a possible domestic incident. One of the parties was flown off the island as a precaution because of a very high amount of intoxication. The case is ongoing.
• A deputy on San Juan stopped and issued the driver of a vehicle a citation for speeding 40 mph in a 25 mph zone.
•Lopez deputies received an anonymous tip regarding problems a local family is working through. Deputies had already been in frequent contact with the family and had referred them to the appropriate non-law enforcement service providers. It’s the family’s responsibility to follow through.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of a possible DUI. The driver was located and did not show signs of impairment.
• A deputy on Orcas assisted Adult Protective Services with a concern that an elderly person was being financially exploited. The deputy contacted the subject of the referral and, based on that contact, the deputy initiated a fraud investigation.
• A deputy on San Juan met with a citizen at the station who had a shotgun to turn over. The citizen no longer wanted the firearm. The deputy took the shotgun and put it into evidence.
• A deputy on Orcas was dispatched to a call that family members were worried about a person. After an investigation and all parties were spoken to, a report was taken.
• A Lopez deputy was dispatched to a citizen assist.
• A San Juan deputy retrieved two wayward kayakers from O’Neal Island. Strong winds had capsized them and blown the kayak away.
• A deputy on San Juan took a report of an individual wanting to trespass someone from their property. The individual was located and served with a trespass warning letter.
• A deputy responded to a traffic hazard in Eastsound. The vehicle parked in the roadway was towed when no owner or driver could be found.
• A deputy on Orcas responded to a crisis call. After being evaluated by Orcas EMS and speaking with a designated crisis responder, the patient was released to their mother.
• A deputy on Orcas responded to a call involving threatening messages. The deputy determined there is sufficient probable cause to believe a violation of RCW 9A.46.020 – Harassment – had been committed.
• Deputies on San Juan responded to a report of threats made to the hospital. The individual admitted to overreacting, was upset, and had no intention of harming the property.
• Deputies responded to a possible domestic incident near Eastsound. After an investigation was completed it was determined no crimes had been committed.
• Deputies on San Juan responded to a report of a domestic incident. After talking with the involved parties, it was determined to be a citizen’s dispute and a loud argument over a pair of shoes. The dispute was resolved, they got their shoes back and no one was left shoeless.