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San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log March 20-27: Fatal crash, threat of suicide-by-cop, expired license tags...

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 181 calls between March 13-19, 2019 including: Orcas Island Deputies responded to a suicide attempt call in the Eastsound area. The reporting party advised that they wanted to commit suicide and that they were going to make the cops shoot them. The subject was taken into protective custody without incident.

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, MARCH 20, 2019

19-001958 Welfare Check (Orcas Island) NR

19-001957 Found Property (Orcas Island) INA

19-001959 Court Order Violation (Lopez Island) ACT

19-001960 Wanted Person (San Juan Island) CAA

19-001961 Accident-HitRun (San Juan Island) ACT

19-001962 Traffic Violation (San Juan Island) ACT

19-001963 Found Property (Orcas Island) NR

19-001964 Sick or Injured Animal (Orcas Island) NR

19-001965 Agency Assistance (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Deputy was called to assist another agency in Eastsound. A report was taken.

19-001966 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-001967 Trouble Unknown ACT

19-001968 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

19-001969 Sex Offense (Lopez Island) ACT

19-001970 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CIC

San Juan Island deputies initiated a traffic stop on a driver known to have no valid license. The driver was issued an infraction.

19-001971 Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

19-001972 Alarm (San Juan Island) FAL

19-001973 Domestic Dispute or Assault (San Juan Island) ACT

Deputies on San Juan Island responded to a report of domestic violence. No crime was founded and the incident was documented.

19-001974 Area Check (San Juan Island) NR

19-001975 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-001976 Welfare Check (San Juan Island) NR

19-001977 Alarm (San Juan Island) FAL

19-001978 Alarm (Orcas Island) FAL

19-001979 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-001980 Noise Complaint /not dogs (San Juan Island) NR

19-001981 Burn Investigation (San Juan Island) NR

19-001982 Welfare Check (Orcas Island) NR

19-001983 Traffic Violation (San Juan Island) ACT

A Deputy on San Juan responded to a report of a traffic offense. The investigation is ongoing.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2019

19-001984 Found Property (San Juan Island) ACT

19-001985 Alarm (San Juan Island) FAL

19-001986 Accident-HitRun (San Juan Island) NR

19-001987 Fraud (Orcas Island) NR

19-001988 Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

19-001989 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

19-001990 Area Check (San Juan Island) NR

19-001991 Agency Assistance (San Juan Island) NR

19-001992 Assault - Aggravated (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan Island deputies responded to a report of an assault. The suspect had fled the scene prior to arrival and was not located. This case is ongoing.

19-001993 Traffic Hazard (Orcas Island) NR

19-001994 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

19-001995 Citizen Assist 15:11:34 03/21/19 (San Juan Island) ACT

19-001996 Traffic Stop 16:30:26 03/21/19 (Orcas Island) NR

19-001997 Welfare Check (San Juan Island) NR

19-001998 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

19-001999 Overdose (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002000 Traffic Violation (San Juan Island) NR

19-002001 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

19-002002 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

19-002003 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

19-002004 Parking Problem (Orcas Island) NR

19-002005 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019

19-002006 Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

19-002007 Prowler (San Juan Island) NR

19-002008 Accident-Injury, Traffic (Orcas Island) ACT

A Deputy responded to a collision on Orcas Island. The female driver had walked home and later requested a medic response. The driver was transported to a hospital for treatment. There is not a known time that the collision had actually occurred.

19-002009 Theft (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002011 Confidential (Lopez Island) ACT

19-002010 Trespassing (Lopez Island) NR

19-002012 Child Abuse or Neglect (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez resident requested a deputy check the welfare of a young child. The deputy contacted the involved child and their parent. The case was also referred to CPS.

19-002013 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

19-002014 Lost Property (San Juan Island) NR

19-002015 Litter/Pollution/Public Health (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to a Littering incident in the Friday Harbor area. One person was issued an infraction for Littering -Abandoned Vehicle.

19-002016 Theft (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002017 Animal at Large (Orcas Island) NR

19-002018 Suspicious (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to a Suspicious Circumstance. The person reporting the incident was contacted. Report taken.

19-002019 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) CAA

A deputy on Orcas Island located a person with outstanding arrest warrants. The person was arrested and booked into jail.

19-002020 Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) NR

19-002021 Accident-HitRun (Orcas Island) NR

19-002022 Alarm (San Juan Island) NR

19-002024 Missing Person (Lopez Island) NR

19-002023 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CIC

An Orcas Island Deputy conducted a traffic stop near Eastsound. The driver was given an infraction for not wearing their seatbelt and not having their driver's license on them.

19-002025 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Lopez Island) NR

19-002026 Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

19-002027 Burglary - Residential (Orcas Island) ACT

19-002028 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-002029 Agency Assistance (San Juan Island) FAL

19-002031 Fall BLS (San Juan Island) NR

19-002030 Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) ACT

19-002032 Agency Assistance (San Juan Island) NR

19-002033 Area Check (Lopez Island) NR

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019

19-002034 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-002035 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

19-002036 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan Island deputies were advised of a possible DUI. The driver was located and arrested.

19-002037 Court Order Violation (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Island deputy responded to a report of an order violation. An investigation was completed and a report was taken.

19-002038 Death Investigation (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Island deputy responded to an unattended death in Eastsound. An investigation was completed and a report taken.

19-002039 Accident-HitRun (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002040 Trouble Unknown (San Juan Island) NR

19-002041 VIN Inspection (Orcas Island) NR

19-002042 Civil Problem (San Juan Island) NR

19-002043 Citizen Dispute (San Juan Island) CAA

19-002044 Animal at Large (San Juan Island) NR

19-002045 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002046 Citizen Assist (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy assisted a property owner in verifying that trespassers had vacated the premises.

19-002047 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

19-002048 Found Property (San Juan Island) NR

19-002049 Mental Health (San Juan Island) NR

A deputy was dispatched to an Agency Assist in the Friday Harbor area. The reporting deputy arrived and assisted with getting a person in need of treatment. Report taken.

19-002050 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

19-002051 Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

19-002052 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) CAA

A deputy was dispatched to the Friday Harbor area in reference to a Suspicious Circumstance. The reporting deputy arrived in the area and made contact with a person. Report taken.

19-002053 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-002054 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) NR

19-002055 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-002056 Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) NR

19-002057 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-002058 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) ACT

A Deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for expired registration. The driver was issued an infraction for expired registration over two months and no insurance.

19-002059 Burglary - Residential (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002060 Weapons Noise (San Juan Island) NR

19-002061 Alcohol Offense (Orcas Island) UNF

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019

19-002062 Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

19-002063 Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

19-002064 Prowler (Orcas Island) NR

19-002065 Traffic Hazard (San Juan Island) NR

19-002066 Citizen Dispute (San Juan Island) NR

19-002067 Citizen Dispute (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002068 Citizen Dispute (Orcas Island) NR

19-002069 Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) NR

19-002070 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy was called to investigate a suspicious vehicle.

19-002071 Theft (Orcas Island) ACT

19-002072 Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) CLO

A Lopez Island deputy stopped a driver for unlawfully using a cell phone while driving, and subsequently ticketed the driver for that infraction along with not having a valid drivers license and not having current liability insurance.

19-002073 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

19-002074 Assault - Body Force (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to an Assault in the San Juan Island area. The involved people were contacted. Report taken.

19-002075 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a warning for speeding.

19-002076 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CIC

A Deputy on Orcas Island stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued a Notice of Infraction for speeding, 15 miles per hour over in an under 40 zone.

19-002077 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a warning for defective equipment.

19-002078 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a warning for speed.

19-002079 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

A Deputy on Orcas Island stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued a warning.

19-002080 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CIC

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for speeding, 10 miles per hour over in an under 40 zone, and fail to renew vehicle registration, more than 2 months.

19-002081 Welfare Check (San Juan Island) NR

19-002082 Noise Complaint /not dogs (San Juan Island) NR

19-002083 Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

19-002084 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-002085 Lost Property (Orcas Island) NR

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019

19-002086 Weapons Offense (San Juan Island) NR

19-002087 Animal at Large (San Juan Island) NR

19-002088 Agency Assistance (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002090 Agency Assistance (San Juan Island) NR

A deputy was dispatched to the San Juan Island area in reference to a Welfare Check. The person was contacted. Report taken.

19-002089 Controlled Substance Problem (Orcas Island) NR

19-002091 Animal at Large ACT

19-002092 Citizen Assist (Lopez Island) NR

19-002093 Fraud (San Juan Island) UNF

19-002094 DUI (Orcas Island) INA

19-002095 Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) NR

19-002096 Harassment (Orcas Island) NR

19-002098 Animal at Large (Lopez Island) NR

19-002097 Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) CLO

19-002099 Controlled Substance Problem (San Juan Island) NR

19-002100 Boating Problem ACT

19-002101 Litter/Pollution/Public Health (Orcas Island) NR

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a dispute between neighbors. The incident is a civil issue and no crime had been committed. The complainant advised the Deputy he had already contacted his attorney.

19-002102 Traffic Violation (Orcas Island) NR

19-002103 Alarm (San Juan Island) NR

19-002104 Burglary,NonRes (Orcas Island) ACT

19-002105 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CAA

19-002106 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) NR

A Deputy on Orcas Island was dispatched to a report of an erratic driver. The vehicle was gone on arrival.

19-002107 VIN Inspection (Orcas Island) NR

19-002108 Animal at Large (Lopez Island) NR

19-002109 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

19-002110 Welfare Check (Orcas Island) NR

19-002111 Attempted Suicide (San Juan Island) NR

19-002112 Sex Offense (Orcas Island) ACT

Sexual assault allegations were reported to a Deputy on Orcas Island. An interview of the alleged victim was conducted and an investigation started.

19-002113 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-002114 Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) CIC

A Bellevue resident was issued an infraction for driving 42 mph in a 25 mph zone of Fisherman Bay Road.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019

19-002115 Accident, Fatal Traffic (San Juan Island) ACT A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a vehicle versus tree collision. The driver was found deceased.


Michael Scott Kramer

Fatal Crash on San Juan Island

Michael Scott Kramer, 40, of Friday Harbor was found by San Juan County deputies dead  at the scene of a crash on Egg Lake Road near Three Meadows Road early Tuesday March 6, 2019. His truck had collided into a tree. The exact cause of the crash is unclear but it is believed that speed played a major role. An investigation is underway.

Kramer was the sole occupant of the vehicle. 


19-002116 Theft (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002117 Alarm (San Juan Island) FAL

19-002118 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CIC

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for failing to renew the vehicle registration and no proof of liability insurance.

19-002119 DUI (Orcas Island) CLO

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a report of a possible DUI. The Deputy followed the vehicle and did not see any indication of impairment. The vehicle was stopped for obstructed plate and the driver contacted. The driver was not impaired and a warning was issued.

19-002120 Court Order Violation (Lopez Island) CAA

A Lopez Island deputy was called to investigate a report a violation of an Order of Protection.

19-002121 Animal at Large (Orcas Island) NR

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to an animal at large complaint. The Deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the dog.

19-002122 Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) NR

19-002123 Animal at Large ACT

19-002124 Accident-NonInj (San Juan Island) NR

19-002125 Citizen Assist ACT

19-002126 Welfare Check (San Juan Island) NR

19-002127 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

19-002128 Domestic Dispute or Assault (San Juan Island) ACT

A Deputy was dispatched to a report of a Domestic Dispute in Friday Harbor. Both parties were separated and a report was taken.

19-002129 Weapons Noise (Lopez Island) NR

19-002130 Threats (Orcas Island) ACT

19-002131 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-002132 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CIC

A Deputy issued an infraction to a Driver in Friday Harbor for failure to wear seatbelt and warning for failing to carry drivers license on person.

19-002133 Traffic Hazard (Orcas Island) NR

19-002134 Overdose (San Juan Island) ACT

Deputies were dispatched to an overdose in Friday Harbor. The patient was flown off island for further treatment.

19-002135 Attempted Suicide (Orcas Island) ACT

Orcas Island Deputies responded to a suicide attempt call in the Eastsound area. The reporting party advised that they wanted to commit suicide and that they were going to make the cops shoot them. The subject was taken into protective custody without incident.

19-002136 Sick or Injured Animal (San Juan Island) NR

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019

19-002137 Lost Property (San Juan Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 181

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