San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log January - 9: Crashes on icy roads, horses running loose, threats, domestic assault, drugs

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 190 calls between January 2 9, 2019 including: Orcas Island deputies were dispatched to a domestic assault in the Eastsound area. The suspect, a local man, was later located and arrested for assault 4th degree and resisting arrest. He was treated for dog bites after being taken into custody. On San Juan Island, parents told deputies that drugs were found in their child's room. This matter was referred to juvenile court. A Lopez Island deputy was called to investigate a grounded, sunken sailboat in Fisherman Bay. The sailboat was blown ashore in the windstorm during night, dragging its anchor. The owner was on site, beginning the clean up and salvage process.

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San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log Dec. 26-Jan. 2: Semi-truck slides, restroom vandalized, cc found

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 233 calls between December 26 - January 2, 2019 including: An Orcas Island deputy responded to a vandalism call in the Eastsound Village Green public restrooms. Photographs were taken of the graffiti. No suspects at this time. A deputy responded to a commercial vehicle accident on Orcas Island. The driver lost control of the tractor/trailer combination into a ditch. When he tried to correct the vehicle, it slid across the roadway and damaged a fence. No injuries occurred. The vehicle was recovered.

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San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log: December 19-25: DUIs, single-car crashes, trespassing

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 176 calls between December 19-25 including: A Deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a report of suspicious activity possibly involving narcotics. A suspect was located and arrested on VUCSA charges. An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to a threats call in the Eastsound area. The reporting party advised that he had been threatened with a gun. During the investigation it was determined that no firearm had been involved and no direct threat was made. A report was taken.

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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands Dec. 12-19: Nativity scene theft; work crew escape; cold swim to safety and more...

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 191 calls between December 12-19 including: Two men were able to swim to the east shore of Lopez Island after their boat was swamped, capsized and sunk as they attempted to retrieve a sailboat that had been blown adrift from its mooring and run aground by high winds. An inmate escaped from work crew by failing to return for the remainder of his sentence. He also failed to return the equipment assigned to him valued at $1050. An Orcas Island Deputy responded to a reported theft. It was discovered that animals from a life-sized nativity scene and some holiday spirit had been stolen in the night. The life sized flat animals were valued at $300. The holiday spirit lost was priceless but had no monetary value.

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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands Dec. 5-11: Traffic stops, welfare checks, threat...

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 191 calls between December 5-11 including: A Deputy went to a Lopez Island residence to investigate possible drug use by a parent who was believed to have her children present at the time. The investigation revealed no evidence of illegal drug use or that the parent was impaired in anyway. The children were safe.

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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands Nov. 8 - Dec. 4: Sun-loving dog, drugs, trespass, burglary and more...

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 185 calls between November 28 - December 4 including: A Lopez Island deputy was sent to check on a dog that may have been hit by a car along Center Rd. The dog was not injured, but simply laying in the sun at the end of its driveway. A Lopez Island Deputy responded to a report of men yelling profanity and multiple gunshots in the 1900 block of Ferry Road on 11/29/18. No injured person was located and the source of the gunshots was not positively confirmed. An employee located evidence of drug use in a public park on San Juan Island.

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Winter Weather Boating Safety tips from Sheriff's Office

Winter weather is upon us as we will be seeing high winds, heavy rain, and the chances of sleet and snowfall. We would like to extend our efforts in keeping the community and personal property safe by sharing these tips regarding boating operations and storage.

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Sheriff Log - San Juan Islands Nov. 20 - 28: Swiped parcel, building materials; trespassing, minor vehicle crashes

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 181 calls between November 20-28 including: A Lopez Island resident reported the theft of a parcel delivered to the mailbox along a north end roadway. A Lopez Island deputy was called regarding the theft of building materials. The victims had found and confronted the suspect in the ferry line. The matter was resolved between the parties without enforcement action becoming necessary. An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the Eastsound area. The reporting party described the vehicle as being up in the trees off the side of the road. The deputy arrived and to his surprise found the car firmly planted on the ground. The vehicle had collided with a tree.

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San Juan Islands Sheriff Log Nov. 7-20: Threats, vandalism, vehicle passing school bus...

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 307 calls between November 7- including: A Deputy on Orcas Island took a complaint of a threat made via email on Obstruction Island. The case is under further investigation. A Lopez Island resident reported that someone had let the air out of his car's tires sometime during the night. A report was taken.

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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands Oct. 24-Nov 6: Drugs in jail cell, goats on the run, disappearing cats, waterlogged wallet, and more

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to calls between October 24 - Nov including: A caller stated that her cat disappeared on October 27 and she believes a lot of cats are missing. She advised that she also got a suspicious phone call. She claimed that a business was working weird hours and thinks they may be up to illegal activity.  A Deputy responded to a report of narcotics located in the jail. The narcotics were seized and a case was forwarded to the PA for attempted delivery of a controlled substance and introducing contraband.

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