Stolen skiff, questionable camping and BB gun flub | Sheriff’s Log

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

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

Aug. 5

• A wallet was recovered at the Friday Harbor post office.

• A small skiff was reported stolen from Prevost Harbor on the north side of Stuart Island. The skiff was a 2010, 15-foot, blue aluminum Stabicraft. The vessel was entered into the law enforcement database as stolen. Canadian law enforcement was also contacted.

• Employees and patrons of the Lopez Island Library reported that subjects may be camping on the library grounds overnight. Extra patrols were requested.

• A Lopez Island woman reported that she has been receiving repeated sales calls from an unknown man soliciting prescription medications, despite her continuing requests that the caller stop calling her.

• An impaired driver was reported on A Street in Friday Harbor next the ferry landing. The unknown male driver was seen operating a dark green Toyota pick-up truck and the driver was currently slumped over the steering wheel with the vehicle parked.

• An Orcas Island man reported finding a tool in a public trash receptacle in Eastsound. No known property owner at this time.

• A deputy received a report of a boating accident that had occurred on July 27 in San Juan Channel.  It was reported that a passenger on board a sailboat was hit in the head by the boom. The person sustained a head injury as a result of the accident.

• A deputy received a report of a traffic accident on Beaverton Valley Road at No. 2 Schoolhouse Road on San Juan Island.  It was reported that a vehicle had hit a dog.

Aug. 6

• A deputy responded to a residence in Eastsound on a burglary alarm. The residence appeared to be secure with no forced entry. A false alarm notice was left at the residence.

• A deputy responded to Normandy Lane on Lopez Island for an unsafe discharge of a BB gun. The gun owner stated he test-fired his BB gun toward a tree and was not aware the projectile had traveled into a parking lot where people were congregated. The victims declined filing criminal charges.

• A vehicle was found abandoned in Eastsound. Deputies were unable to locate the registered owner. The vehicle was impounded per Washington state law.

• A Lopez deputy was dispatched for a report of threats made at the San Juan County courthouse. Suspect allegedly left the state.

• A deputy was dispatched to an Eastsound address in regard to a verbal argument between two persons. No assault occurred, and both parties wished to stay together tonight.

Aug. 7

• A deputy received a report of theft and vandalism. The reporting person stated she left her iPad on her porch overnight and then found it damaged the next morning. She stated she also discovered an item missing from her garage. No suspects have been identified.

• A person fell on a boat that was tied in a slip in Friday Harbor.

• A deputy was dispatched to an Eastsound address to investigate a hit and run that occurred in the 400 block of Market Street Eastsound. No suspect known.  A report was taken.

• A deputy received a report of a domestic dispute in Friday Harbor. It was determined that those involved were having a verbal argument and no one had been assaulted.

• A Friday Harbor deputy was dispatched on a verbal domestic call. Upon arrival, after talking to both parties, it was determined that the problem had been solved.

• Deputies received a report of a domestic dispute on Roche Harbor Road.  The parties involved were having a verbal argument and it was determined that no one had been assaulted.

Aug. 8

• A Lopez Island resident discovered a county road  sign was missing. The sign and post had been there earlier in the day

• A woman reported that her car was hit while it was parked on Nichols Street in Friday Harbor. The damage was minor, and it is possible that the driver didn’t know the car was struck.

• A deputy received a report of a bike accident on Roche Harbor Road. The biker was transported to the hospital by San Juan EMS.

• A deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding in Eastsound. The driver was found to have a suspended driver’s license in the third degree. A criminal citation was issued with a promise to appear in court.

• Deputies responded to a suspicious circumstance in the Friday Harbor area.  The caller reported finding a backpack inside their garage. When deputies arrived, a suspect was located inside the garage. The suspect had damaged items inside the garage and was arrested for burglary.

• A motorcycyle rider was stopped on Mount Baker Road for speeding 38 miles per hour in the posted 25 miles per hour zone.  The driver had a suspended license and did not have a motorcycle endorsement.

• A deputy received welfare check request on Douglas Road in Friday Harbor.  It was reported that a person had been drinking and was unconscious on a neighbor’s lawn. The person was contacted and appeared to be okay.

• Deputies responded to Grover Street in Friday Harbor for an unwanted guest at a residence. The deputies assisted the homeowner with removing the person from the home.

Aug. 9

• A deputy received a report of vandalism in Harbor View Place in Friday Harbor. The victim reported that one of the steps on the porch was damaged by someone who came by her residence around midnight.  Currently there are no suspects.

• A Lopez deputy was dispatched for a dog at large at the Southend General Store. The dog was released to the owner, and the owner was given a notice of infraction for dog at large.

Aug. 10

• A deputy was dispatched to a civil complaint at a closed establishment on Orcas. The reporting party did not want to pursue the matter further after contact was made.

• A Lopez Island woman reported vandalism to her satellite TV receiver and telephone lines. The outages had been repaired, with both repair technicians telling the reporting party that the damage appeared deliberate.

• A Lopez Village business reported an intoxicated male acting erratically and frightening other customers. The man left the business with no further incident before a deputy arrived.

• A Lopez Island deputy was sent to the village on a report of a subject screaming. Witnesses reported a man walking down Lopez Road screaming at his CD player. The individual was not located in the area.

• Lopez Island deputies responded to a call of a woman armed with a shotgun threatening to shoot her neighbor. The woman was still on site with the shotgun when deputies arrived. She was disarmed by the officers and arrested for assault with a firearm. No shots were fired, and no one was injured.

• A Lopez deputy was dispatched to a theft from a vacation rental. Suspect was the estranged wife of the owner’s son. Photos were collected from the rental and the area around the suspect’s home. The investigation continues.

• A deputy on San Juan Island made a traffic stop for a non-functional headlight.  The driver was subsequently cited for driving while license is suspended in the second degree and warned for the headlight.

• A deputy was dispatched to the Friday Harbor area in reference to an order violation.  The reporting deputy searched the area but did not locate the suspect.

Aug. 11

• A Friday Harbor man reported that he left his wallet in his vehicle while he was having lunch. When he returned, the wallet was gone.

• A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a reported one-vehicle crash. It was not a crash, but the driver was subsequently arrested for DUI.  The vehicle was impounded.

• Acting on a tip, a Lopez Island deputy arrested a 33-year-old transient woman on three local district court arrest warrants for failure to appear. She was transported to Friday Harbor and lodged in jail pending a court appearance.