Sheriff's Log Sept. 27-October 10: Running in traffic, loitering for WI-FI, and mooring illegally...

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 329 calls from September 27- October 10, 2017 including these: A Friday Harbor resident reported issues with his neighbors dogs barking during the night. The neighbor was contacted and said his dogs are barking at deer and foxes, keeping them away from his farm. The noise ordinance was explained to him and he said he would find a way to keep the dogs quiet.

A Lopez Island resident reported a subject loitering on a road near their house. When contacted by a deputy, the subject was utilizing an unprotected wi-fi signal.

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Heroin, meth, cash, and packaging materials found in suspect's car

Large quantities of methamphetamines, heroin, scales, packaging items and a large amount of cash were recovered from a car after a traffic stop Monday, October 9, 2017 on Orcas Island.  Justin Langworthy, a suspect in a reported October 8 drug deal, was arrested after being pulled over in a traffic stop on Mount Baker Road.  Langworthy, who is a resident of Orcas Island,  has multiple felony drug warrants out of California as well as a suspended driver’s license. He was placed under arrest for the warrants and DWLS.

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Crash knocks out power; driver arrested for DUI

A single-vehicle crash knocked out power on the north west side of San Juan Island shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017. Deputy Zac Reimer said it appears the driver lost control, hit and destroyed an OPALCO electrical box. The truck was headed north on West Valley Road and left the roadway by the intersection with Yacht Haven. The injured driver was taken by ambulance to Peace Island Medical Center's Emergency Department. 

The driver was arrested for DUI and investigation is ongoing. 

OPALCO crew arrived on scene before 6 p.m. 

No estimate on when power will be restored. (UPDATE: The power was restored by midnight).

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Dispatcher saves diner's life

San Juan County Lead Dispatcher Robin DeLazerda saved a 72-year-old woman's life this month, according to San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services Chief Jerry Martin.  DeLarerda hadn't started her shift yet, when a call came in reporting a diner at a restaurant in Friday Harbor was choking on a piece of steak. She grabbed Deputy Zac Reimer and they raced to the restaurant. DeLazerda performed the Heimlich maneuver, the piece of steak was expelled from the woman's throat and she was saved. 

 

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Sheriff's Log Sept. 20-27: Squatter, vandals, thief with heroin...

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 182 calls from September 20 - 27, 2017 including this one: A Lopez Island deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding, and then called the fire department when the vehicle appeared to catch fire. The smoke was caused by a mechanical malfunction. The driver was warned for speed, and the vehicle was secured in place.

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