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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 202 calls from September 13-20, 2017 including this one: A person passed out on the couch in the lobby of a Friday Harbor lodging facility. Deputies contacted the person, removed him from the building and directed him to the right hotel.
San Juan County Sheriff Deputy Jeff Asher sustained a wound to his forearm after being hit by bullet fragments during an "active shooter" training session last month. The bullet ricocheted after hitting a steel target. He took care of the wound with a bandaid during the practice, and went to Peace Island Medical Center afterwards.
Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 267 calls from August 23-30, 2017 including this one: A Deputy responded to a trespass complaint. An island visitor went on private property near the Lopez Village to collect owl pellets and then attempted to remove other items from the property owner's barn.
Meloni Terry was arrested at her Orcas Island home on suspicion of burglary in October 2012. By the time she reached the county jail in Friday Harbor, she had been searched three times. The third pat down search by San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs led to the filing of a civil rights suit in federal court in Seattle.
Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 265 calls from August 23-30, 2017 including this one: A Lopez Island man was notified by another property owner that items belonging to him had been found hidden in a house being prepared for sale. The man had originally reported the items stolen in a burglary in 2013.
Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 238 calls from August 16-23, 2017 including this one: A Lopez Island deputy was sent to investigate a possible trespass in progress at a Lopez residence. The property owner observed someone moving around on the property on live feed security cameras. It was found to be the caretaker that was on the property doing a security sweep.
Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 257 calls from August 9-15, 2017 including this one: A homeowner woke up with someone he did not know in his residence. The deputy arrived and transported the subject to the hospital for observation.