Sheriff's Log for San Juan Islands August 1-8: Plane crash, PETA concern, Utility scam, Ambulance escapee

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 255 calls from August 1-7, 2018 including:  Deputies responded to a person who had escaped protective custody from a mental health transport. The suspect was located and resisted arrest. A Lopez Island man reported receiving a call from a man representing himself as a local utility who demanded immediate payment via Western Union or face shutoff of services. The call is a fraud scam. 

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, August 1, 2018

Animal at Large (San Juan Island) INA

Citizen Dispute (San Juan Island) ACT

Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Animal at Large (San Juan Island) ACT

Animal at Large ACT

Unwanted Person (San Juan Island) ACT

Fraud (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez Island man reported receiving a call from a man representing himself as a local utility who demanded immediate payment via Western Union or face shutoff of services. The call is a fraud scam. No money changed hands. A report was taken.

Agency Assistance ACT

Found Property (San Juan Island) ACT

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CLO

Fraud (San Juan Island) ACT

A citizen reported her credit card was compromised and unauthorized charges were made on the credit card.

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Domestic Dispute or Assault (San Juan Island) INA

Deputies responded to a residence on San Juan Island to investigate a report of domestic disturbance. The disturbance was verbal only.

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Trespassing (San Juan Island) ACT

Alarm (San Juan Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

Welfare Check (Lopez Island) NR

Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

Juvenile Problem (San Juan Island) NR

Citizen Assist ACT

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CIC

A deputy issued an infraction to a driver for fail to yield to pedestrian traffic in Friday Harbor.

Civil Problem (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) ACT

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Weapons Noise (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CIC

Alarm (San Juan Island) NR

Noise Complaint /not dogs (San Juan Island) NR

Area Check (San Juan Island) ACT

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Lopez Island) INA

A Deputy spoke with a Lopez Island resident regarding some suspicious postings on Facebook by a person residing in Vancouver, WA. A Vancouver Police Officer contacted the subject and determined she was OK but intoxicated. A report was completed.

Juvenile Problem (Orcas Island) NR

Welfare Check (San Juan Island) NR

Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

Area Check (San Juan Island) NR

Area Check (San Juan Island) NR

Noise Complaint /not dogs (San Juan Island) NR

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018

Accident-Injury, Traffic (San Juan Island) ACT

San Juan Island deputies responded to a single car collision on Beaverton Valley Rd. The driver had fled on foot prior to responder's arrival, but was later identified. This investigation is ongoing.

Trespassing (San Juan Island) NR

Domestic Dispute or Assault (Orcas Island) CAA

Orcas Island Deputies were dispatched to an Eastsound residence for a reported domestic disturbance. A local man at the residence was arrested on a warrant, resisting arrest, and for attempted malicious mischief.

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) INA

Citizen Dispute (Lopez Island) NR

Welfare Check (Orcas Island) INA

Theft (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy investigated vandalism at the San Juan Island Sculpture Park.

Accident-HitRun (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez Island deputy investigated a hit and run collision to several mailboxes. Evidence was collected and a report was completed.

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CIC

An Orcas Island Deputy conducted a traffic stop near Eastsound. The driver was issued an infraction for speed, 48 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Traffic Hazard (San Juan Island) NR

Sick or Injured Animal (Lopez Island) NR

PETA requested a welfare check on a Lopez Island horse. While elderly and thin, the horse appeared fine otherwise with a abundant field of grass to graze from.

Fraud (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez Island deputy was contacted regarding credit card fraud that occurred out of state. A report was completed.

Unwanted Person (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Medical Emergency (San Juan Island) NR

Agency Assistance (Orcas Island) ACT

The Sheriff's Office received a case referral from another agency. An investigation involving follow up will be conducted.

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

Parking Problem (Orcas Island) ACT

Theft (Orcas Island) ACT

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR -

Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance ACT

Aircraft Problem (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Island Deputies along with Lopez Fire and EMS responded to a fatal plane crash on Lopez Island. The Sheriff and County Coroner responded as well. An investigation is being conducted.

Two Friday Harbor residents - David King and Lou Coleman - died after a plane crashed on the south end of Lopez Island Thursday evening, August 2, 2018.  

San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs said a pilot reported seeing an aircraft go down somewhere on the south end of Lopez Island near the airport. Sheriff’s deputies along with Lopez Island Fire and Rescue mobilized to search for the plane and incorporated the help of the US Navy, Coast Guard, Civil Air Patrol and Island Air.

At approximately 6:40 pm the plane was located in trees near the airport.  At this time the NTSB and the FAA are investigating into the cause of the crash.

Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) NR

Area Check (San Juan Island) NR

Found Property (Orcas Island) NR

Boating Problem ACT

Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) NR

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

Animal at Large ACT

Burglary - Residential (San Juan Island) NR

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

Noise Complaint /not dogs (Orcas Island) NR

Area Check (Lopez Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Welfare Check (Orcas Island) NR

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) ACT

Unwanted Person (San Juan Island) NR

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2018

Welfare Check (San Juan Island) NR

Unsecure Premise (San Juan Island) NR

Malicious Mischief (Orcas Island) NR

Weapons Offense (Orcas Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

Fraud (Lopez Island) ACT

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

Animal Bite (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to are report of a dog bite in Friday Harbor. The deputy issued the dog owner a citation for potential dangerous dog.

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

Boating Problem (San Juan Island) ACT

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) NR

Trespassing (San Juan Island) NR

Harassment (Orcas Island) NR

Wanted Person (Orcas Island) CAA

Deputies responded to a person who had escaped protective custody from a mental health transport. The suspect was located and resisted arrest. The suspect was taken into custody. The suspect was transferred to the San Juan County Sheriff's Office jail.

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Hazard (San Juan Island) NR

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

Alarm (San Juan Island) NR

Welfare Check (San Juan Island) NR

Controlled Substance Problem (Orcas Island) NR

Noise Complaint /not dogs (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched the San Juan Island area in reference to a Noise Complaint. The reporting deputy arrived and contacted the involved parties. An informational report was taken.

Traffic Hazard (Lopez Island) NR

Harassment (Lopez Island) NR

Assault - Aggravated (Lopez Island) INA

Deputies responded to a Lopez Island residence for an assault complaint on. The involved person at the residence did not want to file a complaint and the Deputies found no evidence of a crime. A report was completed.

Citizen Assist (Lopez Island) NR

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018

Traffic Violation (Lopez Island) NR

Area Check (San Juan Island) NR

Domestic Dispute or Assault (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to a Domestic in the San Juan Island area. The deputy arrived and made contact with the caller. Investigation continues...

Controlled Substance Problem (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Island deputy stopped and ticketed a motorist for travelling 48 in the 25 zone on Fisherman Bay Rd near Lopez Village.

Alarm (San Juan Island) NR

Trespassing (San Juan Island) ACT

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) ACT

Sick or Injured Animal (San Juan Island) NR

Sick or Injured Animal ACT

Traffic Violation (Orcas Island) NR

Animal at Large (Orcas Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

Parking Problem (Orcas Island) NR

Unwanted Person (Orcas Island) NR

Accident-NonInj (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez Island deputy was called to a minor collision in the post office parking lot where a vehicle backed into a parked vehicle. The parties exchanged information.

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

Weapon Safekeeping (Orcas Island) INA

Traffic Hazard (Lopez Island) ACT

Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Island Deputy stopped a motorist in the 1000 block of Fisherman Bay Road after he saw him driving while not wearing his seat belt. The Deputy issued the driver a ticket for failing to wear his seat belt and for not having vehicle insurance.

Accident-Injury, Traffic (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Sick or Injured Animal (San Juan Island) NR

Parking Problem (Orcas Island) NR

Parking Problem (Orcas Island) NR

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Enforcement (San Juan Island) ACT

Death Investigation (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to a Shaw Island residence for a death investigation. A report was taken.

Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) NR

Welfare Check (Lopez Island) NR

DUI (San Juan Island) CAA

Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) NR

Trouble Unknown (San Juan Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) NR

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018

Trouble Unknown (Lopez Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) NR

warning defective left taillight

Area Check (Lopez Island) NR

Bleeding BLS (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to the Friday Harbor area in reference to a Injured Subject. The reporting deputy arrived and secured the scene. Report taken.

Area Check (San Juan Island) NR

Assault - Aggravated (San Juan Island) NR

Trespassing (San Juan Island) ACT

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Parking Problem (Lopez Island) NR

Unwanted Person ACT

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

Parking Problem (San Juan Island) NR

Theft (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Deputy responded to a theft of a bicycle in Eastsound. A report was taken. There are no known suspects at this time.

Sick or Injured Animal (San Juan Island) NR

Fraud (San Juan Island) ACT

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) ACT

Citizen Assist (Lopez Island) NR

Runaway Juvenile (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to the Friday Harbor area in reference to a Runaway Juvenile. The reporting deputy made contacted and a report was taken.

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop 18:13:44 08/05/18 (Lopez Island) CIC

On 08-05-2018 a Deputy on Orcas stopped a driver for not wearing a seat belt. The driver was issued an infraction for no seat belt and no insurance.

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) NR

Warning stop sign violation

Citizen Dispute (Lopez Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) NR

Warning no seatbelt and no registration in vehicle

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) NR

Warning no seatbelt

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Parking Problem (Orcas Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Area Check (Lopez Island) NR

Area Check (Lopez Island) NR

Agency Assistance (Lopez Island) NR

Parking Problem (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) CIC

A deputy on Orcas Island stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued an infraction for speed 38MPH in a 25MPH zone.

Area Check (Lopez Island) NR

MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018

Agency Assistance (San Juan Island) NR

Theft (Lopez Island) ACT

Animal at Large (San Juan Island) ACT

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) ACT

Deputies responded to a possible explosive device near a public trail in Eastsound. A regional Bomb Squad Team responded from Marysville as well as Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agents. The device was rendered safe and removed. There is an ongoing investigation.

Traffic Hazard (San Juan Island) NR

Accident-NonInj (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to a non-injury collision. A collision report was taken. No infractions issued.

Theft (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to a reported theft. The investigation on ongoing.

Abandoned Vehicle (San Juan Island) NR

Aircraft Problem ACT

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) INA

Fire Alarm ACT

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CIC

A deputy issued a driver an infraction for cell phone use while driving in Friday Harbor.

Deliver Message (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Agency Assistance (San Juan Island) NR

Unconscious ALS (San Juan Island) NR

Weapons Noise (Lopez Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Domestic Dispute or Assault (Lopez Island) CAA

Lopez Island deputies were called to a domestic assault. One person was arrested and booked into jail.

Welfare Check (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) CIC

A deputy on Orcas Island stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued an infraction for speed 37MPH in a 20MPH zone and no insurance.

Trespassing (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to a Trespassing. The reporting deputy arrived. Report taken.

Area Check (Lopez Island) NR

Accident-Injury, Traffic (Lopez Island) ACT

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2018

Unwanted Person (San Juan Island) NR

A deputy was dispatched to an Unwanted person in the Friday Harbor area. The reporting deputy arrived and discovered the Unwanted Person had already left the area. Report taken.

Area Check (Lopez Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

Unwanted Person (San Juan Island) CAA

Citizen Dispute (Lopez Island) INA

Vicious Animal (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy received a report of a dog that had chased and taken down a fawn. The information was referred to State Fish and Wildlife Police for follow up.

Runaway Juvenile (San Juan Island) INA

Found Property (San Juan Island) NR

Bleeding BLS (San Juan Island) NR

Animal at Large (San Juan Island) NR

A deputy responded to an loose dog call on San Juan Island. The Deputy spoke with the caller and the dog owner, observed that it was a first offense, and issue the dog owner a verbal warning. Informational report made.

Theft (Orcas Island) ACT

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

Unwanted Person (San Juan Island) ACT

PC Statement complete and attached. Report will be completed next shift.

Theft (Orcas Island) ACT

Theft (Orcas Island) ACT

Agency Assistance (San Juan Island) NR

Trespassing (San Juan Island) ACT

Parking Problem (Orcas Island) NR

Agency Assistance (Lopez Island) ACT

Domestic Dispute or Assault (Orcas Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) NR

Vicious Animal (Orcas Island) NR

Weapons Noise (San Juan Island) NR

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

Information Report (San Juan Island) NR

Boating Problem (San Juan Island) ACT

Miscellaneous CAD Call Record (San Juan Island) NR

A deputy in Friday Harbor emptied the drug take back boxes located at the station and at Friday Harbor Drug. The drugs were booked into evidence for destruction.

Parking Problem (Orcas Island) NR

Accident-HitRun (Orcas Island) ACT

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

Warning for speed

VIN Inspection (Orcas Island) NR

Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

Litter/Pollution/Public Health (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Island deputy issued a notice of infraction for abandoning a vehicle at a local towing establishment.

Sick or Injured Animal (Orcas Island) NR

Sick or Injured Animal (Lopez Island) NR

Traffic Violation (Lopez Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Lopez Island) ACT

Trespassing (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Citizen Dispute (Lopez Island) ACT

Lopez Island Deputies responded to a Lopez residence for a disturbance complaint. A report was completed.

Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

Alcohol Offense (San Juan Island) NR

Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CIC

Sick or Injured Animal (Lopez Island) NR

Suspicious Person/Circumstance NR

Accident-Injury, Traffic (San Juan Island) CIC

Ag deputy was dispatched to a Traffic Accident in the San Juan Island area. The reporting deputy arrived and found a single vehicle accident. Report was taken.

Suspicious Person/Circumstance ACT

Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) NR

Area Check (Lopez Island) NR

Controlled Substance Problem (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to an Overdose. The reporting deputy arrived and a report taken.

Total Incidents for This Report: 255

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