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Slowing speeders; missing mail; capsized craft | The San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

  • Wed Dec 30th, 2020 1:30am
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The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.

Dec. 16

• An Orcas deputy gave a driver a warning for having an expired registration and a citation for speeding 45 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• A Lopez deputy was called about deer hunting by someone out-of-area.

• A Lopez deputy was sent to do a welfare check. The subject was found at home safe, and the findings reported back to adult protective services.

• A deputy received information that a person near Eastsound was wanted on a felony warrant. The suspect was located, arrested on the warrant, transported to the San Juan County Jail.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 35 mph in a posted 25 mph speed zone. The driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license in the second degree and released with a citation.

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

• Deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the Eastsound area. A person was subsequently taken into protective custody and transported to Peace Island Medical Center on San Juan Island for evaluation.

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver, who was warned about speeding the day before, a citation for speeding 35 mph in a posted 25 mph.

• A Lopez deputy responded to related events of vandalism, trespassing and harassment.

Dec. 17

• A deputy on Orcas impounded a vehicle from the ferry terminal. The vehicle was not in operating condition and had been abandoned for several weeks.

• A Lopez deputy investigated the theft of a county road sign. There are no suspects at this time.

• A person on San Juan was receiving threats of serious bodily harm. The suspect is out-of-state and the investigation is ongoing.

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver a citation for speeding 45 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 46 mph in a 25 mph zone and for traveling left of the centerline. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and issued multiple citations.

Dec. 18

• A deputy on San Juan issued a driver a citation for driving 61 mph in a 45 mph zone.

• A deputy on San Juan issued a citation to another driver speeding 65 mph in a 45 mph zone.

• San Juan deputies took a report of a hit-and-run.

• A Lopez deputy completed a report concerning unintentional damage to a vehicle.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a report of a death.

• Orcas deputies responded to two reports of hit-and-runs in Eastsound.

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a wreck. The driver was transported to the hospital for evaluation and was arrested for driving under the influence.

Dec. 19

• Deputies responded to a capsized vessel in Reeds Bay, Decatur Island. The boat was overturned by the windstorm while tied to a mooring buoy, unoccupied. The owner was identified and notified of the situation. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Washington Departmentof Ecology were advised. The owner is working on recovery.

• A deputy took a report of vandalism of Lopez.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a report of an elderly gentleman who had passed away.

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver citations for having an expired registration over two months and for not having insurance. The driver also received multiple warnings.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped a juvenile who was out past curfew. The case was forwarded to juvenile services.

Dec. 20

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a collision. The driver was arrested and booked for driving under the influence.

• A deputy on San Juan issued a driver a citation for speeding 52 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• A deputy in Friday Harbor responded to a call about a hit-and-run.

• A deputy on San Juan issued a driver a citation for speeding 58 mph in a 45 mph zone.

• A deputy on Orcas was dispatched to a mail theft call near Map Corner. There are no suspects at this time.

Dec. 21

• A deputy on San Juan observed a driver with a suspended license operating a motor vehicle. The driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license in the third degree. Charges of allowing an unauthorized person to drive will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office on the owner of the vehicle.

Dec. 22

• A deputy responded to a citizen assist in Friday Harbor. The caller had questions about possible trespassers and options were discussed on how to handle trespassing issues.

• A deputy on San Juan located and arrested a male with four active warrants issued out of San Juan County District Court. The man was booked into jail awaiting a hearing.