Evidence of explosion found on San Juan Island

A crater approximately 5 feet in diameter and 8-10 inches deep was found on the north side of Jensen's Bay Road on San Juan Island this morning.  According to a reliable source gunshots were heard about 30 seconds before a loud boom at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The crater and debris, indicative of a tannerite explosion, can be seen about 300 to 400 feet in from Cattle Point Road.

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San Juan County Sheriff's Press Release about school response

On Sunday afternoon the Sheriff’s Office received a report that a high school student was going to come “shoot up” the school in Friday Harbor. The juvenile was believed to be off island, but possibly coming back Sunday night to collect his stuff and then leave the island to move to Arizona. A comprehensive search was conducted Sunday night without success. After speaking with his parents and friends, we believed that he was in fact not on island. After monitoring the off loading of the ferries, we also determined the subject also did not come off the ferries.

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San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log Nov. 20-26: Chicken checkups, 'cookies' cut in field, speeders...

Deputies in the San Juan Islands responded to 188 calls from Nov. 20-26, 2019 including: Lopez Island deputy was called regarding a vehicle that had intentionally driven out into a freshly plowed farm field and "cut cookies" leaving deep ruts. A Deputy responded to a report of an erratic driver. Contact was made with the driver in Eastsound, where it was later determined the driver had been driving under the influence.

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San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log: Nov. 13-19: Potential financial exploitation, found passport, speeders

Deputies in the San Juan Islands responded to 335 calls from Nov. 13-19, 2019 including: A Lopez Island deputy was contacted by Adult Protective Services regarding a case of possible financial exploitation. A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a hit and run. Several mailboxes, a power box, two cable boxes and trees were damaged.

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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands October 30-November 12: Battling inmates, biting dogs, disputing families

Deputies in the San Juan Islands responded to 335 calls from October 30-Nov. , 2019 including: A Deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for having two different license plates.San Juan Island deputies responded to a disturbance between two inmates in the San Juan County jail. The inmates were separated and one was issued a criminal citation for disorderly conduct. An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to an animal problem at the Orcas Island Ferry Terminal. The reporting party advised that two loose dogs were running around and biting other animals. The animals were caught. The investigation is ongoing. A Lopez property owner called for a deputy to check her residence for squatters. The residence was found to be secure, with no signs of any unlawful activity.

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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands October 23-29: Burglary, trespassing, impaired driving and cows on the loose

Deputies in the San Juan Islands responded to 185 calls from October 23-29, 2019 including: San Juan Island deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary. After arriving on scene, deputies found a subject in a wooded area near the residence. The subject was arrested for residential burglary, making or having burglary tools and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

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