San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log June 5-11: Disorder in Superior Court, wandering toddler, home made explosives, out-of-control child, and lots of seatbelt citations

Deputies in the San Juan Islands responded to 242 calls from June 5-11, 2019 including: Orcas Island deputies responded to a report of an explosion. The deputies investigated the area and were able to identify what appeared to be a homemade explosive that was detonated in someone's yard. The investigation is ongoing. A Lopez deputy found a female walking along a remote road during the night. The female requested medical attention. The deputy and Lopez medics took the female to Friday Harbor for further medical evaluation. Deputies were called to San Juan County Superior Court in Friday Harbor for disruptive subjects in court. Charges are being considered for disorderly conduct and harassment.


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Sealth and 5 other ferries earn vessel reliability awards for 2018

Washington State Ferries presented six Customer Service Reliability Awards for 2018 to the ferries Sealth, Tokitae, Kitsap, Puyallup, Tillikum and Yakima. The award goes to a ferry that reaches 100-percent mechanical reliability in a calendar year, which is no lost trips due to mechanical failure.

 SEALTH: Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility General Manager R.J. Kelly (left) and Director of Vessel Engineering and Maintenance Matt von Ruden (right center) present Assistant Engineer Zygmunt Skalski, Staff Chief Engineer Mike Fagernes, Oiler David Gericke, Chief Engineer Greg Poor and Assistant Engineer Malcolm Cobb with their award.

  WSF thanks and congratulates all the vessel engine crews and Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility personnel on achieving WSF's  highest level of fleet reliability.


San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log May 29-June 4: Vehicle thefts, pigs and cows on the loose, speeders in Moran

Deputies in the San Juan Islands responded to 251 calls between May 29 and June 4, 2019 including: A Deputy took a report of a vehicle theft in Eastsound. The vehicle was later located. Two other vehicle thefts were reported and are believed to be connected. All three vehicles have been recovered and a suspect has been arrested. It is also believed that a vehicle prowl case is related. A Deputy responded to a Lopez Island residence after a resident suspected boaters had come on to her private beach late at night. The Deputy determined the boaters had violated no laws. A San Juan Island deputy stopped a vehicle for expired registration greater than two months. The driver was issued infractions for driving without insurance, open alcoholic container and marijuana in vehicle.


Larsen votes to hold Attorney General and former White House Counsel in Contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the following statement after voting to hold Attorney General Barr and former White House Counsel McGahn in contempt of Congress. The resolution also authorizes House Committees that have issued subpoenas as part of their oversight and investigation responsibilities to seek civil enforcement on those subpoenas to get important evidence.

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