Sheriff's Log: July 4-10: A rash of thefts, vehicular mishaps and troublesome folks

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 253 calls from July 4-10, 2018 including: An Orcas Island deputy was told of vandalism in Eastsound. Porta-potties were knocked over. No suspects at this time.  A Lopez Island deputy was called out to locate the source of an unusual noise occurring in the early morning hours. All was quiet when the deputy arrived.

The disposition codes are: ACT- active; ALS-Advanced life support; BLS - Basic Life Support; CIC - citation issued; CLO - closed; FAL - false; INA - inactive; NR - no report; UNF - unfounded; GOA - gone on arrival; FTA - failure to appear.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Hazard (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CLO

Harassment (San Juan Island) ACT

Welfare Check (Orcas Island) ACT

Traffic Hazard (Orcas Island) UNF

Animal at Large (San Juan Island) ACT

Vicious Animal (San Juan Island) NR

Accident-NonInj (Lopez Island) NR July 4, 2018.

A Lopez Island deputy assisted a motorist who misjudged where the edge of the road was when parking, and got stuck. The vehicle was undamaged, and was easily pulled out.

Traffic Violation (San Juan Island) ACT

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Mental Health (San Juan Island) INA 

A Deputy responded to the station for a problem with an inmate in custody. The inmate was placed in the safety cell, a mental health professional was contacted, and a report made.

Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

Domestic Dispute or Assault NR

Court Order Violation (Lopez Island) ACT 

A Lopez Island deputy took a report of allegations of Violations of a Domestic Violence No Contact Order. The matter is under investigation.

Court Order Violation (Orcas Island) NR

Accident-NonInj (Orcas Island) CIC

An Orcas Island Deputy responded to an accident non-injury on Olga road. All parties were un injured and a report was taken. The at fault driver was issued an infraction.

Parking Problem (Orcas Island) NR

Accident-Injury, Traffic ACT

Accident-Injury, Traffic (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island deputy took a report of a minor injury collision that occurred in Lopez Village. No enforcement action was taken.

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Lopez Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Trespassing (San Juan Island) NR

Missing Person (Orcas Island) CLO

Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Hazard (Lopez Island) NR

Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

DUI (Orcas Island) NR

Theft (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island Deputy spoke with a Lopez resident regarding a theft complaint. The resident stated an unidentified person stole her bike from a Lopez Village business while she was working. Efforts to locate the bike were initiated and a report was completed.

DUI (San Juan Island) ACT

Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) NR

Trouble Unknown (Lopez Island) NR -

Boating Problem (San Juan Island) ACT

Illegal Fireworks NR

Alarm (San Juan Island) NR

Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

Illegal Fireworks (Orcas Island) NR

Illegal Fireworks (Orcas Island) NR

Illegal Fireworks (San Juan Island) NR

Unconscious ALS INA

Illegal Fireworks (Lopez Island) NR

Illegal Fireworks (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy contacted a subject regarding fireworks after a neighbor's complaint. No fireworks were observed or confiscated, but the fireworks ban and consequences were discussed. The subject said he had a very clear understanding of the rules moving forward.

Accident-HitRun (Lopez Island) ACT

Accident-Injury, Traffic (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan County Deputies responded to a two-car rollover collision with possible injuries. A driver appeared to have veered into the oncoming lane and struck another vehicle. One driver was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI; the investigation is ongoing.

No serious injuries in rollover crash on 4th of July 

As he was driving his family into town to see the 4th of July fireworks in Friday Harbor, San Juan County Undersheriff Zac Reimer witnessed a rollover accident  on San Juan Valley Road. A driver, allegedly under the influence, heading out of town crossed the center line hitting the car in front of Reimer's. The driver of the second car had steered towards the shoulder to avoid being hit head on. 

"It was a glancing blow and it flipped the car onto its side," Reimer said. 

Reimer called in the crash and helped the four adults and one child from the flipped car. The victim and his four passengers were not seriously injured. 

The accident is under investigation. 

Illegal Fireworks (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas island deputy issued an infraction for Unlawful Discharge of Fireworks near Eastsound.

Illegal Fireworks (Lopez Island) NR

Traffic Hazard (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Enforcement (Lopez Island) NR

DUI (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Hazard (Lopez Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) NR Warning for speed

Parking Problem (Orcas Island) NR

Parking Problem (Orcas Island) CLO

Deputies on Orcas impounded a vehicle parked in the roadway on Lovers Ln an hour and a half after the firework show ended. The driver showed up as the vehicle was being towed.

THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018

Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Noise Complaint /not dogs (Orcas Island) NR

Animal Noise (Lopez Island) INA

Illegal Fireworks (San Juan Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) INA

Alarm (San Juan Island) FAL

Malicious Mischief (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy took a report of a Theft in Friday Harbor. No suspects at this time.

Welfare Check (San Juan Island) ACT

VIN Inspection (Lopez Island) ACT

Theft (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Theft in Friday Harbor. An informational report was taken.

Malicious Mischief (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island deputy was told of vandalism in Eastsound. Porta-potties were knocked over. No suspects at this time.

Parking Problem (Orcas Island) NR

Court Order Violation (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a report of an Order Violation in Friday Harbor. An investigation is in progress at this time.

Animal at Large (San Juan Island) NR

Animal Noise (San Juan Island) NR

Citizen Dispute (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy took an informational report regarding a civil dispute in Friday Harbor.

Malicious Mischief (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island deputy was dispatched to a vandalism call. The incident happened the night before in Eastsound. A report and photographs were taken of the damaged windshield. No suspects at this time.

Animal Bite (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy responded to a report of a dog bite on San Juan Island. The Deputy gathered all the information and completed a report.

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy in Friday Harbor received a report of an assist citizen. The Deputy wrote an informational report for the citizen.

Traffic Violation ACT

Accident-NonInj (Orcas Island) NR

Sick or Injured Animal (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CIC

Welfare Check (Lopez Island) NR

Alarm (San Juan Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) NR

Parking Problem (Orcas Island) NR

Domestic Dispute or Assault (Orcas Island) INA

Orcas Island deputies responded to a domestic dispute in Eastsound. The incident was settled by contact. A report was taken.

Trespassing (San Juan Island) NR

Accident-NonInj (San Juan Island) NR

Citizen Dispute (San Juan Island) NR

Agency Assistance (San Juan Island) NR

DUI (San Juan Island) NR

Illegal Fireworks (Lopez Island) NR

Trespassing (Orcas Island) ACT

A male suspect was causing an issue inside an Eastsound Business. The suspect eventually left. A deputy contacted the business in which they wished to trespass the suspect. The suspect was later identified and issued a no trespass letter.

Animal at Large (Orcas Island) NR

Area Check (Lopez Island) NR

Illegal Fireworks (Orcas Island) NR

Trespassing (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Enforcement (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2018

Citizen Assist (Lopez Island) ACT

Disorderly Conduct (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island deputy responded to a disorderly conduct call out in Deer Harbor. Once the deputy arrived on scene the was matter was resolved civilly.

Alarm FAL

Lost Property (Orcas Island) NR

Welfare Check (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy responded to a welfare check in Eastsound. After contacting all parties the call was cleared.

Abandoned Vehicle (San Juan Island) NR

Unwanted Person (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to and Unwanted person in Eastsound. The suspect had left the business when the deputy arrived. Suspect was contacted later. A report was taken.

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

Welfare Check NR

Agency Assistance (Orcas Island) NR

Unwanted Person (Orcas Island) NR

Burglary - Residential (San Juan Island) INA

Deputies were dispatched to attempted Residential Burglary. A report was taken and the suspect was trespassed from the property.

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Trespassing (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island deputy arrested a male subject who caused alarm in Eastsound area due to his extreme outbursts and aggressive behavior.

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

Accident-Injury, Traffic (San Juan Island) NR

Citizen Assist (Lopez Island) NR

Theft (San Juan Island) ACT

Boating Problem (Orcas Island) NR

Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) ACT

Juvenile Problem (San Juan Island) NR

Accident-HitRun (Lopez Island) ACT

A Deputy responded to a Lopez Island residence for a hit and run complaint. The reporting person stated an unidentified person drove on to his property and damaged his vehicle. The damage appeared to be done by another vehicle. A report was completed.

Accident-HitRun (Orcas Island) ACT

Animal at Large (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Violation (Lopez Island) NR

Wanted Person (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to the Friday Harbor area on a Wanted Person. The person was contacted and taken into custody. The person was processed at the Sheriff's Office.

Alarm (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Parking Problem (San Juan Island) ACT

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Harassment (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez Island Deputy spoke with a Lopez Island resident regarding a harassment complaint. The reporting person stated a highly intoxicated male harassed her while she was at a local business. The perpetrator was located and he apologized. The reporting person subsequently declined pressing charges.

Complaint /not dogs (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Attempted Suicide (San Juan Island) CLO

A deputy was dispatched to a Suicide Attempt in the Friday Harbor area. The person was located after a short search and transported to the hospital for treatment.

Weapons Noise (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Warning for speed and defective headlight

Traffic Violation (San Juan Island) NR

Harassment ACT

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Warning for speed

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CIC

A deputy on Orcas Island stopped a vehicle for defective taillight. The driver was issued an infraction for no insurance.

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Warning for defective tires and expired registration

Noise Complaint /not dogs (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Hazard (San Juan Island) NR

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018

Welfare Check (San Juan Island) NR

Trouble Unknown UNF

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) ACT

Alarm (San Juan Island) FAL

Unwanted Person (San Juan Island) NR

San Juan Island deputies responded to a local business to remove an unwanted person. Employees wished them to be trespassed. Deputies later located the suspect and issued them a trespass warning letter.

Traffic Hazard (San Juan Island) NR

Accident-Hit and Run (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan Island deputies responded to a two-car non-reportable collision on private property. An information exchange was facilitated and the vehicles were photographed.

Traffic Violation (San Juan Island) NR

Trouble Unknown (Lopez Island) NR

Parking Problem (Orcas Island) NR

Found Property (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan Island deputies were dispatched to a found bicycle near Roche Harbor. No owner was able to be located; the bike was placed in evidence as found property.

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Vicious Animal (Lopez Island) NR

Parking Problem (Lopez Island) CLO

A Lopez Island Deputy responded to the ferry terminal for an unattended the vehicle in the ferry line that was causing a safety hazard. The vehicle owner was located and the vehicle was moved. A report was completed.

Boating Problem (San Juan Island) NR

Accident-NonInj (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Island deputy was dispatched to an accident with no injuries near Eastsound. Both parties exchanged information, photographs were taken, and a report was taken.

Animal at Large ACT

Theft (San Juan Island) EJN

A deputy was dispatched to a Theft in the Friday Harbor area. The reporting deputy arrived and discovered the bikes had been returned. Report taken.

Assault - Aggravated (San Juan Island) NR

Vehicle Prowl (San Juan Island) NR

Boating Problem ACT

Animal at Large (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Hazard (Lopez Island) NR

Animal Noise (San Juan Island) NR

Animal at Large (Lopez Island) ACT

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CIC

A Deputy on Orcas Island stopped a vehicle for defective brake lights. The driver was issued an infraction for no insurance.

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Violation (San Juan Island) NR

4 Weapons Noise (Orcas Island) NR

Illegal Fireworks ACT

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Hazardous Materials Spill (San Juan Island) NR

Animal at Large (Orcas Island) NR

Noise Complaint /not dogs (Orcas Island) NR

SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018

Suspicious Person/Circumstance(Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island deputy was called out to locate the source of an unusual noise occurring in the early morning hours. All was quiet when the deputy arrived.

Unwanted Person (Orcas Island) NR

Wanted Person (San Juan Island) NR

Theft (San Juan Island) ACT

San Juan Island deputies were dispatched to a report of theft. The reporting party was contacted and a report was taken.

Wanted Person (San Juan Island) ACT

Wanted Person (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Wanted Person (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Animal at Large (San Juan Island) NR

Boating Problem (San Juan Island) NR

Area Check (San Juan Island) ACT

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CAA

A deputy stopped a vehicle for expired registration in Friday Harbor. The driver was issued a citation for DWLS 2nd and issued infractions for Expired registration and no insurance. The vehicle was left legally parked until a license driver could move it and the male released. Report made.

Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) NR

Boating Problem NR

Accident-HitRun (Lopez Island) ACT

Sick or Injured Animal (Lopez Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CIC

A Deputy on Orcas Island stopped a vehicle for speed. The driver was issued an infraction for speeding 44MPH in a 25MPH zone.

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Warning defective trailer lights

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Warning expired vehicle registration

Animal Bite ACT

Illegal Fireworks (Lopez Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) NR

MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018

Agency Assistance (San Juan Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance ACT

Fall (San Juan Island) NR

Fraud (San Juan Island) ACT 

A Deputy was dispatched to a report of fraud in Friday Harbor. A report was taken.

Boating Problem (San Juan Island) NR

Malicious Mischief (Orcas Island) ACT

A deputy took a report of an apparent break in at an Eastsound residence. Persons(s) unknown had broken into a cabin by kicking in a door. The case is currently under further investigation.

Vicious Animal (San Juan Island) NR

Accident-HitRun (Orcas Island) ACT

A deputy responded to a report of a hit and run attended collision in Eastsound. The reporting party stated she was attempting to pass another vehicle when the other vehicle struck her with their left front side of their car. She parked to make contact but the other vehicle had left.

Sick or Injured Animal (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy was sent to check on a sick/injured deer. The deer was up and grazing when the deputy arrived and wandered off into the woods.

Welfare Check ACT

Welfare Check (Lopez Island) NR

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) NR

Warning for improper lane use- weaving

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CIC

A deputy stopped a suspended driver for operating a motor vehicle. The driver was arrested for DWLS 3rd Degree and issued an infraction for no insurance.

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Lopez Island) ACT

Theft (San Juan Island) NR

Accident-NonInj (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to a Single Vehicle Accident in the San Juan Island area. The reporting deputy arrived and located a vehicle off the roadway. Driver was not injured and showed no signs of impairment. Report taken.

Mental Health (San Juan Island) NR

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Lopez Island) NR

Wanted Person (San Juan Island) CAA

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CIC

A deputy issued an infraction to a driver for improper passing on the right and warning for expired vehicle registration in Friday Harbor.

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CLO

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Lopez Island) NR

Parking Problem (Orcas Island) INA

Wanted Person (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) ACT

Theft (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island resident reported a vessel trespassing on their mooring buoy in Shoal Bay. A deputy made contact with the occupied vessel which immediately untied from the buoy.

Parking Problem (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CIC

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) ACT

A San Juan Island detective received an FBI report regarding a possible threat complaint received by a former resident of San Juan County.

Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) NR

Found Property (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas dIsland eputy found a wallet in the roadway while on patrol. The owner was located and the wallet was returned.

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Animal at Large (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Bicyclist-warning for stop sign violation

Animal at Large (Orcas Island) NR

Trespassing (Lopez Island) NR

Animal at Large (Orcas Island) NR

Unwanted Person (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to the Friday Harbor area on an Unwanted Person. The reporting deputy arrived and contacted the involved persons. One person was trespassed from the business.

Illegal Fireworks (Orcas Island) NR

Sick or Injured Animal (Orcas Island)

Illegal Fireworks (Orcas Island) NR

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CIC

A Deputy on Orcas Island stopped a vehicle for expired tabs. The driver was issued an infraction for expired vehicle registration over two months and no insurance.

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR Warning for stop sign violation

Unwanted Person (Orcas Island) NR

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018

Traffic Enforcement (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Enforcement (San Juan Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 253

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