San Juan Islands Sheriff Log April 11-18: fraud, scam, assault, speeding

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 134 calls between April 11-4 - 11, 2018 including this one: > A Deputy responded to an apparent assault which occurred at a business in Eastsound. Further investigation revealed that a middle-aged male walked up and slapped another male sitting in a chair. Video surveillance was obtained. The identity of the suspect is still being sought. Case continues.

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.

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Update: Charges of unlawful imprisonment drawn up against Kulp

San Juan County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Loring approved the issuance of an arrest warrant April 16, 2018 for Eric Kulp for the crime of unlawful imprisonment. A warrant for the arrest of the 44-year-old Shaw Island man on charges of second-degree murder had been issued on April 11 and resulted in his arrest in Skagit County on April 13, 2018.

The body of Kulp's wife, Abigail Finney, was discovered in a vehicle belonging to Kulp at the couple's residence on Shaw Island on April 5, 2018. Her family, worried about lack of contact with Finney, had made numerous contacts with the Sheriff's Office starting on November 29. Details of the series of interactions can be read here.

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Prelim hearing for Kulp delayed due to hospitalization; Finney died in November 2017

San Juan County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Loring approved a motion for finding probable cause that Eric Kulp committed second-degree murder of his wife Abigail Finney November 22-23, 2017. The 44-year-old Shaw Island man's preliminary hearing is postponed because he is being treated in Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle. The hospital is ordered to inform the county Sheriff's Office 24-hours prior to Kulp's release from medical care.

According to court records, Kulp inflicted life-threatening stab wounds to his abdomen during a standoff with a team of law enforcement officers in Concrete on April 13. As of April 14, he was in critical but stable condition. He was heavily sedated due to his wounds and because he would become combative whenever he would awake. He couldn't speak due to a tracheotomy. Since he couldn't be taken into custody,  he was "unarrested" when San Juan County law enforcement left the hospital April 14. He was scheduled for surgery on April 15, 2018. 

Certification for Determination of Probable Cause written by county Detective Lach Buchanan on April 11 states:

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Injured Kulp taken into custody in Skagit County

After a brief standoff, Shaw Island resident Eric Kulp was taken into custody at 4:15 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018 in the Marblemount area of Skagit County by the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office with the help of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office . Kulp, was arrested on a warrant for second-degree murder and was transported to the hospital for treatment of multiple self-inflicted stab wounds according to the Bellingham Herald.

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Person of interest in death investigation sought

San Juan County Sheriff's Office is seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Eric Arthur Kulp - (AKA Tubbs) in connection with a death investigation. He is 6 feet tall, weighs 260 pounds. His eyes are blue and his hair is white/red. Recent information indicates that he has been in the Bellingham to Glacier area. 

Please contact Detective Buchanan at 360.378.4151.

The body of Kulp's wife, Abigail Finney, was found on their property on Shaw Island on April 5, 2018.

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San Juan Islands Sheriff Log April 4-11: Death threats, vicious animal, deer fencing theft

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 152 calls between April 4 - 11, 2018 including this one: Lopez Island deputies responded to a report of death threats made towards a local family. A Lopez Island man was arrested on a Harassment charge as well as two outstanding San Juan District Court warrants. The man was lodged in jail in Friday Harbor pending a court appearance.

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.

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Sheriff looking for husband of woman found dead on Shaw Island

The body of Abigail Finney, 38, of Shaw Island was found on Shaw Island Thursday, April 5, 2018. She had lived on the property on Blind Bay Road with her husband Eric A. Kulp, formerly known as Eric Tubbs.

San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs wants to talk to Kulp. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should contact the San Juan County Sheriff Officer at 360-378-4151.

Coroner Randall Gaylord said a determination of the cause of death will await the completion of the autopsy report in a couple of weeks. Gaylord agreed with Sheriff Krebs that talking to Kulp is important to the determinations that need to be made by the Coroner.

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San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log: Road rage on Lopez Island, vehicle prowls...

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 176 calls between March 28 and April 4, 2018 including this one: Lopez deputies investigated a road rage incident that resulted in the crime of harassment. A Lopez man was arrested the next day and booked into jail.

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.

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San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log March 21-27: Sheep and cows on the loose, threats, domestic violence

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 193 calls between March 21-27, 2018 including this one: Multiple witnesses saw a female driver exit a car, the male passenger grabbed her by the hair, pulled her back to the car and shoved her in, while hitting her. The witnesses stopped him and separated the two. The female fled on foot. Deputies arrived and arrested the male for assault.

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No one injured in Argyle Ave car crash

Argyle Avenue was closed to through traffic as emergency crews responded to a two-car crash Tuesday afternoon, March 27, 2018. According to a San Juan County Sheriff deputy no one was injured in the collision on Argyle between Malcolm and Johns Streets. The Chevy sedan's airbags were deployed during the crash with the Ford Expedition. 

 

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