San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log: Elusive drivers, legal explosives, vehicle abandoned on neighbor's property

Deputies in San Juan Islands responded to 185 calls between April 17-23, 2019 including: A Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for the driver not wearing a seat belt and expired tabs. The vehicle eluded the Deputy and ran on foot.  A Deputy attempted to stop a motorcycle for speed and obstructed license plate. The motorcycle eluded the Deputy.  Lopez Island deputies responded to multiple reports of explosive sounds coming from a shooting range. The involved parties were shooting at legal exploding targets.  Deputies on Orcas Island responded to a report of a vehicle abandoned on private property. The owner lives at the adjacent property. A resident at that address was contacted and the vehicle was removed.

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, APRIL 17, 2019

19-002695 Theft   (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Island Deputy responded to a theft call in Eastsound. The individual was caught on camera. The location of the suspect is unknown at this time. Continued efforts are being made to arrest him for Theft 3rd Degree. 

19-002696 Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

19-002697 Animal Noise  (San Juan Island) NR

19-002698 Traffic Hazard   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002699 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) CLO

19-002700 Traffic Hazard   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002701 Area Check   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002702 Suspicious Person/Circumstance   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002703 Animal Noise   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002704 Alarm   ACT

19-002705 Deliver Message  (San Juan Island) NR

19-002706 Civil Problem   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002707 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002708 Malicious Mischief   (Orcas Island) NR

An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to a vandalism call in Eastsound. Photographs and a report was taken. No suspects at this time. 

19-002709 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002710 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002711 Citizen Assist   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002712 Welfare Check   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002713 Animal at Large   (Lopez Island) NR

19-002714 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CIC

A Deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for speeding and expired tabs. The driver was issued an infraction for expired registration over two months. 

19-002715 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-002716 Traffic Stop  (San Juan Island) NR

19-002717 Weapons Noise  (Orcas Island) NR

19-002718 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) CAA

19-002719 Suspicious Person/Circumstance   (Orcas Island) NR

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019

19-002720 Alarm   NR

19-002721 Traffic Stop  (San Juan Island) NR

19-002722 Agency Assistance   (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002723 Found Property   (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island received lost property and entered it into the lost and found.

19-002724 Domestic Dispute or Assault   (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan Island deputies responded to a report of a domestic assault. After the investigation the subject was arrested and booked into jail. 

19-002725 VIN Inspection   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002726 Traffic Hazard  (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002727 Malicious Mischief   (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002728 Citizen Assist  (San Juan Island) NR

19-002729 Traffic Stop   (Lopez Island) NR

ONE END OF SCHOOL ZONE LIGHTS TURNED OFF BEFORE THE OTHER END, NO VIOLATION. 

19-002730 Sex Offense (Lopez Island) ACT

19-002731 Citizen Dispute   (Orcas Island) CLO

Orcas Island Deputies were dispatched to a domestic in Eastsound. After an investigation was completed it was found to be verbal only. An informational report was taken. 

19-002732 Fraud   (San Juan Island) INA

19-002733 Suspicious Person/Circumstance   (Orcas Island) UNF

19-002734 Parking Problem   (Lopez Island) NR

19-002735 Animal at Large   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002736 Unsecure Premise   (Orcas Island) NR

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019

19-002737 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) ACT

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for failing to renew vehicle registration, more than two months.

19-002738 Noise Complaint /not dogs  (Lopez Island) CLO

A Lopez Island deputy was asked to trespass a person from a local park. A trespass warning letter was issued.

19-002739 Citizen Assist  (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002740 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) ACT

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

19-002741 Agency Assistance   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002742 Suspicious Person/Circumstance   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002743 Traffic Violation   (Orcas Island) ACT

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a driving complaint. The suspect driver was contacted and a report was taken.

19-002744 Agency Assistance (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002745 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002746 Citizen Assist   (San Juan Island) INA

19-002747 Civil Problem   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002748 Litter/Pollution/Public Health   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002749 Sick or Injured Animal   (Lopez Island) NR

19-002750 Abandoned Vehicle (Orcas Island) INA

19-002751 Suspicious Person/Circumstance   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002752 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002753 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan Island deputy stopped a vehicle for a defective brake light. The vehicle did not have insurance and an infraction was issued. See Sector infraction. 

19-002754 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002755 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002756 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) CIC

A Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for the driver not wearing a seat belt and expired tabs. The vehicle eluded the Deputy and ran on foot. The investigation is ongoing.

19-002757 Theft (Orcas Island) ACT

19-002758 Sex Offender Registration (Lopez Island) NR

A Deputy conducted a residence address verification for a registered sex offender on Lopez Island. A current photograph of the offender was taken and a report was completed.

19-002759 Theft   (San Juan Island) INA

19-002760 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002761 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002762 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002763 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002764 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002765 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002766 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002767 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

A Deputy attempted to stop a motorcycle for speed and obstructed license plate. The motorcycle eluded the Deputy. The case is being investigated.

19-002768 Found Property   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002769 Area Check   (Orcas Island) NR

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019

19-002770 Noise Complaint /not dogs   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002771 Domestic Dispute or Assault  (Lopez Island) CLO

Dispatch received a suspicious 911 call from a Lopez Island resident. It was initially suspected the call may have been initiated due to a domestic violence incident. The investigation revealed no assault had occurred.

19-002772 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) CAA

A Deputy arrested a driver for DUI and infraction for travelling left of center In Friday Harbor.

19-002773 Assault - Body Force   (San Juan Island) ACT

A Deputy was dispatched to a possible assault that happened earlier in Friday Harbor. After further investigation no assault occurred and the injury was accidental. A report was taken.

19-002774 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for failing to renew vehicle registration, more than 2 months.

19-002775 Citizen Assist   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002776 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) CIC

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for having expired registration, more than 2 months, and no proof of liability insurance.

19-002777 Noise Complaint /not dogs   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002778 Traffic Stop ACT

19-002779 Traffic Stop   (Lopez Island) NR

Warning for speed

19-002780 Traffic Hazard   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002781 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002782 Suspicious Person/Circumstance   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002783 Animal at Large (San Juan Island) NR

19-002784 Parking Problem   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002785 Unconscious ALS   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002786 Traffic Hazard   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002787 Sick or Injured Animal   (Orcas Island) NR

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a report of three dogs locked in a vehicle. The vehicle was found to be in a shaded area with the windows partially down. The dogs did not appear to be in any distress.

19-002788 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) CIC

A deputy made a Traffic Stop in the San Juan Island area. The driver was issued an infraction for Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit.

19-002789 Vehicle Prowl   (Orcas Island) ACT

19-002790 Boating Problem   (San Juan Island) INA

19-002791 Citizen Assist   (Lopez Island) NR

19-002792 Trespassing   (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to the Friday Harbor area in reference to a Trespassing. Two people were contacted and served with Trespassing Notices. Report taken.

19-002793 Explosives Problem   (Lopez Island) CLO

Lopez Island deputies responded to multiple reports of explosive sounds coming from a shooting range. The involved parties were shooting at legal exploding targets.

19-002794 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

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

19-002795 Sick or Injured Animal   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002796 Trouble Unknown   (Orcas Island) ACT

Orcas Island Deputies responded with OIFR to a CPR in progress. A report was taken.

19-002797 Fraud (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island was contacted to take a report regarding a fraudulent phone call.

19-002798 Welfare Check   (San Juan Island) UNF

19-002799 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002800 Suspicious Person/Circumstance  (San Juan Island) NR

19-002801 Found Property (San Juan Island) UNF

SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019

19-002802 Found Property   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002803 Theft   (Orcas Island) CIC

A Deputy on Orcas Island located a wanted person and took him into custody.

19-002804 Malicious Mischief   (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002805 Abandoned Vehicle   (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Littering call/Abandoned Vehicle. One person was issued an infraction for Littering/ Abandoned Vehicle. Report taken.

19-002806 Abandoned Vehicle (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Littering call. One person was issued an infraction for Littering/ Abandoned Vehicle. Report taken.

19-002807 Citizen Assist   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002808 Animal Noise   (Orcas Island) ACT

19-002809 Weapon Safekeeping   (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to a Safekeeping call in the San Juan Island area. The reporting deputy took a weapon into safekeeping. Report taken.

19-002810 Abandoned Vehicle   (Orcas Island) NR

Deputies on Orcas Island responded to a report of a vehicle abandoned on private property. The owner lives at the adjacent property. A resident at that address was contacted and the vehicle was removed.

19-002811 Alarm   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002812 Malicious Mischief   (Lopez Island) CLO

A Lopez Island resident called for assistance with a vandalism issue. Information only District 3

19-002813 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) CIC

An Orcas Island Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Orcas Road. The driver was issued an infraction for speeding, 45mph in a 25mph work zone.

19-002814 Traffic Stop   (Lopez Island) NR

19-002815 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002816 Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) NR

19-002817 Traffic Violation   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002818 DUI   (San Juan Island) CAA

A deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for failure to drive in the right lane. The driver was arrested for DUI.

19-002819 Suspicious Person/Circumstance   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002820 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) CIC

An Orcas Island Deputy stopped a vehicle on Orcas Road. The driver was subsequently issued an infraction for driving 45 MPH in a posted 25 MPH work zone.

19-002821 Wanted Person  (Orcas Island) CAA

Orcas Island Deputies arrested a local man on multiple warrants. He was transported to the San Juan County Jail.

19-002822 Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) NR

19-002823 Animal at Large   (Orcas Island) NR

An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to an animal problem in the Deer Harbor area. The investigation is ongoing.

19-002824 Traffic Stop  (San Juan Island) NR

19-002825 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019

19-002826 Suspicious Person/Circumstance   (San Juan Island) NR

A deputy was dispatched to a Suspicious Call in the San Juan Island area. The reporting deputy went to the area but was unable to locate the person camping on private property. Report taken.

19-002827 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

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

19-002828 Vehicle on Fire   (Orcas Island) NR

Orcas Island Fire and Sheriff's units responded to a reported vehicle fire. There was smoke from the engine compartment caused by spilled oil. The vehicle was not damaged.

19-002829 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CIC

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for speeding 17 miles per hour over in a construction zone.

19-002830 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002831 Citizen Dispute ACT

19-002832 Traffic Enforcement   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002833 Wanted Person   (Orcas Island) ACT

A Deputy on Orcas Island located a wanted person. The person was arrested on an outstanding warrant and booked into the San Juan County Jail.

19-002834 Citizen Assist   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002835 Aircraft Problem  (San Juan Island) NR

19-002836 Controlled Substance Problem   (Orcas Island) ACT

A Deputy on Orcas Island arrested a subject on an outstanding warrant. The subject was also driving on a suspended driver's license and in possession of illegal drugs. The subject was booked into jail on those additional charges.

19-002837 Suspicious Person/Circumstance   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002838 Citizen Assist   (San Juan Island) NR

A Deputy responded to a citizen assist.

19-002839 Found Property (San Juan Island) NR

19-002840 Sex Offender Registration   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002841 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan Island deputy pulled over a driver for traveling 70 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. An infraction was issued to the driver.

19-002842 Accident-NonInj   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002843 Animal at Large   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002844 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002845 Suspicious Person/Circumstance   (San Juan Island) NR

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019

19-002846 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) CLO

19-002847 Traffic Violation  (Orcas Island) NR

19-002848 Citizen Dispute  (Orcas Island) NR

19-002849 Traffic Hazard (Orcas Island) ACT

A Deputy on Orcas Island located a wanted person. The subject was arrested on an outstanding warrant. The subject was also charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer.

19-002850 Agency Assistance   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002851 Medical Emergency   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002853 Citizen Assist   (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy responded to a citizen assist call in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office in Friday Harbor. The reporting party wanted a potential incident documented and an informational report was made. No further investigation.

19-002852 Area Check   (San Juan Island) ACT

19-002854 Threats   (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy responded to a report of a threats call. Upon investigation it was determined that no crime was committed. The deputy gathered the available information and completed an informational report was made.

19-002855 Welfare Check   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002856 Trouble Unknown   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002857 Traffic Enforcement   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002858 Accident-HitRun   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002859 Agency Assistance   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002860 Suspicious Person/Circumstance   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002861 Suspicious Person/Circumstance   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002862 Alarm   (Lopez Island) NR

19-002863 Area Check   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002864 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002865 Welfare Check   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002866 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002867 Traffic Stop   (Lopez Island) NR

19-002868 Animal at Large (San Juan Island) NR

19-002869 Animal at Large   (Lopez Island) NR

19-002870 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) CIC

A Deputy issued a driver for No Valid Operator License with ID and warning for defective equipment in Friday Harbor.

19-002871 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002872 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002873 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002874 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002875 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002876 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CIC

A Deputy issued a Driver an infraction for no proof of liability insurance, warnings for left of center, and fail to carry registration in vehicle in Friday Harbor.

19-002877 Traffic Stop   (Orcas Island) NR

19-002878 Traffic Stop   (San Juan Island) NR

19-002879 Court Order Violation   (San Juan Island) ACT

A Deputy was completing bar check when he found a customer who had conditions that inhibited them to enter bars. A report was taken and forwarded to the Probation Officer.

Total Incidents for This Report: 185

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