San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log: July 31-August 7: Man drowns, dog kills cat, car crashes, speeding...

Deputies in the San Juan Islands responded to 252 calls from July 31 to August 7, 2019 including: A Lopez Island deputy assisted Land Bank personnel in clearing an abandoned derelict campsite from Land Bank property. No specific person was associated with this campsite. A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a report of a dog having killed a cat. The person in charge of the dog at the time of the incident was charged with allowing it to kill a domestic animal.

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, JULY 31, 2019

19-006235 Harassment (San Juan Island) NR

19-006236 Parking Problem (San Juan Island) NR

19-006237 Wanted Person (San Juan Island) CAA

19-006238 Found Property (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy responded to a found property call in Friday Harbor. The owner of the property was not able to be located and the property was submitted into the evidence room as found property. Report made.

19-006239 Citizen Assist (Lopez Island) NR

19-006241 Agency Assistance (San Juan Island) NR

19-006240 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Lopez Island) NR

19-006242 Animal at Large (Orcas Island) INA

19-006243 Suspicious Person/Circumstance

A deputy was called to the Eastsound area on a report of a suspicious person making threats on the phone. The subject was located, identified and questioned. It was found that there was no further concern for person’s safety.

19-006244 Traffic Violation (San Juan Island) NR

19-006245 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006246 Parking Problem

19-006247 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006248 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006249 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006250 Civil Problem

19-006251 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006252 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006253 Agency Assistance

19-006254 Parking Problem (Lopez Island) CIC 

A Lopez Island deputy ticketed an unattended vehicle left in the ferry queue as the 2:40 p.m. sailing to Anacortes was loading.

19-006255 Sick or Injured Animal

19-006256 Missing Person

19-006257 Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Island deputy stopped a ticketed a driver for driving 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on Military Rd.

19-006258 Citizen Assist (Lopez Island) NR

19-006259 Parking Problem (Lopez Island) INA

19-006260 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Lopez Island) INA

A Deputy received a call from a Lopez Island resident regarding an unidentified person entering their rental property home and leaving furniture. The furniture was subsequently removed by the unidentified person. It is suspected the furniture was delivered to the wrong address by mistake.

19-006261 Traffic Violation

19-006262 Accident-NonInj (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island deputy was assigned a non-injury motor vehicle accident call back. A report was taken.

19-006263 Welfare Check (Orcas Island) ACT

Orcas Island Deputies responded to a welfare check in the Eastsound area. The subject was found to be okay. He was found to be in violation of his conditions of release and cited. A report was taken.

19-006264 Sex Offender Registration

19-006265 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan Island deputy stopped a vehicle for not having a driver's side mirror. The driver was arrested for driving while license suspended 3rd degree.

19-006266 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan Island deputy stopped a vehicle for an obstructed license plate. The driver was arrested for driving while license suspended 2nd degree.

19-006267 Area Check (San Juan Island) NR

19-006268 Threats

19-006269 Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) NR

19-006270 Noise Complaint /not dogs ACT

19-006271 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

19-006272 Traffic Violation (Orcas Island) NR

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2019

19-006274 Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

19-006273 Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) NR

19-006275 Alarm (Orcas Island) NR

19-006276 Parking Problem (Lopez Island) NR

19-006277 Civil Problem (Lopez Island) NR

19-006278 Found Property

19-006279 Probation/Parole Violation (San Juan Island) NR

19-006280 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CIC

A Deputy on San Juan stopped a vehicle for speed. The driver was issued an infraction for speed 61MPH in a 45MPH speed zone.

19-006281 Fall ALS (Orcas Island) NR

19-006282 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CLO

19-006283 Parking Problem (San Juan Island) NR

19-006284 Accident-NonInj (San Juan Island) NR

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a two vehicle collision. The damage was non-reportable and there were no injuries.

19-006285 Civil Problem (San Juan Island) NR

19-006286 Citizen Dispute (San Juan Island) NR

19-006287 Animal at Large (Orcas Island) NR

19-006288 Citizen Assist (Lopez Island) NR

19-006289 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) NR

19-006290 Theft (San Juan Island) NR

19-006291 Trauma BLS  (Orcas Island)      NR

19-006292 Animal at Large  (Orcas Island)      NR 

19-006293 Suspicious Person/Circumstance  (Orcas Island)      NR

19-006294 Domestic Dispute or Assault (San Juan Island)          INA

San Juan Island Deputies responded to a report of a domestic violence incident. A report was taken as it was found there was no crime committed.

19-006295 Found Property (Orcas Island) NR

19-006297 Parking Problem (San Juan Island) NR

19-006296 Abandoned Vehicle (San Juan Island) INA

19-006298 Sick or Injured Animal (San Juan Island) NR

19-006299 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was given a warning for speeding and not having the current tab on the license plate.

19-006300 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CIC

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for speeding, 40 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone.

19-006301 Suspicious Person/Circumstance NR

19-006303 Animal at Large (Orcas Island) NR Cleared UTL

19-006302 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

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

19-006304 Unsecure Premise (San Juan Island) NR

19-006305 Citizen Dispute

19-006306 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) NR

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

19-006307 Traffic Hazard (San Juan Island) NR

19-006308 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006309 Area Check

19-006310 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006311 Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

19-006312 Burglary - Residential (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a residential burglary complaint. The victim was contacted and an investigation commenced.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2019

19-006313 Welfare Check (San Juan Island) NR

19-006314 Trouble Unknown UNF

19-006315 Parking Problem (San Juan Island) NR

19-006316 Trespassing (Orcas Island) NR

19-006317 Found Property (San Juan Island) NR

19-006318 Sick or Injured Animal (Orcas Island) NR

19-006319 Alarm (San Juan Island) NR

19-006320 Alarm (San Juan Island) NR

19-006321 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006322 Found Property (Orcas Island) NR

19-006323 Abandoned Vehicle (Orcas Island) NR

19-006324 Fraud (San Juan Island) NR

19-006325 Trouble Unknown (Shaw Island) NR

19-006326 Fraud (San Juan Island) NR

19-006327 Vehicle Prowl (San Juan Island) NR

19-006328 Missing Person (San Juan Island) NR

19-006329 Animal at Large (San Juan Island) NR

19-006330 Found Property (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island Deputy returned found property to the owner after it was turned in. A report was completed.

19-006331 Citizen Assist (Lopez Island) NR

19-006332 Agency Assistance NIR

19-006333 Traffic Violation (San Juan Island) NR

19-006334 Accident-Injury, Traffic 16:01:24 (Orcas Island) INA

Orcas Island Deputies were dispatched with Orcas Island Fire and Rescue to a motor vehicle accident in front of the Exchange on Orcas Road. A subject was flown off island to be evaluated at a hospital. A report was taken.

19-006335 Trouble Unknown UNF

19-006336 Animal at Large

19-006337 Trouble Unknown

19-006338 Citizen Dispute

19-006339 Animal at Large (Orcas Island) NR

19-006340 Traffic Stop

19-006341 Area Check (Lopez Island) NR

19-006342 Suspicious Person/Circumstance

19-006343 Found Property (Orcas Island) NR

19-006344 Traffic Stop

19-006345 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) NR

19-006346 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

19-006347 Animal Bite (Orcas Island) CIC

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a report of a dog having killed a cat. The person in charge of the dog at the time of the incident was charged with allowing it to kill a domestic animal.

19-006348 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) CAA

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a Notice of infraction for speed and arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019

19-006349 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006350 Noise Complaint /not dogs (Orcas Island) NR

19-006351 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan Island deputy stopped a vehicle for driving left of center. The driver was arrested for DUI and a warrant

19-006352 Alcohol Offense (San Juan Island) INA

19-006353 Agency Assistance (San Juan Island) NR

19-006354 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) NR

19-006355 Citizen Assist (San Juan Island)CLO

19-006356 Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) NR

Warning for speed

19-006357 Accident-Injury, Traffic (Orcas Island) ACT

19-006358 Citizen Assist NIR

19-006359 Trouble Unknown (San Juan Island) NR

19-006360 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006361 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006362 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006363 Found Property (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez deputy was notified Park Rangers at Spencer Spit State Park that they had found a kayak in the park. A report was taken.

19-006364 Traffic Hazard (Orcas Island) NR

19-006365 Sick or Injured Animal NR

19-006366 Vagrancy

A Deputy on San Juan contacted a subject in a public park with an open alcohol container. The subject was issued an infraction for having and consuming alcohol in public.

19-006367 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CIC

A Deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued an infraction for speed 36MPH in a 25MPH zone and no valid operator's license with ID.

19-006368 Accident-HitRun (Orcas Island) ACT

 A deputy took a report of a hit and run traffic collision that occurred in Eastsound. An investigation has been started.

19-006369 Traffic Violation (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Island deputy took a report from a firefighter that a motorist had accelerated through an active emergency scene, coming dangerously close to the firefighter in the road next to a fire truck with red lights flashing.

19-006370 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

19-006371 Accident-Injury, Traffic (San Juan Island) ACT

19-006372 Boating Problem (Orcas Island) NR

19-006373 Alarm (San Juan Island) NR

19-006374 Traffic Hazard (San Juan Island) NR

19-006375 Citizen Assist (Orcas Island) NR

19-006378 Traffic Violation (Orcas Island) NR

19-006376 Traffic Stop (Orcas Island) ACT

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for speeding, 51 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone.

19-006377 Noise Complaint /not dogs (Orcas Island) NR

No music heard in the area. Cleared UTL.

19-006379 Noise Complaint /not dogs (Orcas Island) NR

Wedding reception. Informed the groom and he had the music turned down.

19-006380 Domestic Dispute or Assault

19-006381 Noise Complaint /not dogs (Orcas Island) NR

Same wedding reception 1867 Mount Baker Road. Had music turned down to acceptable level.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2019

19-006382 Noise Complaint /not dogs

19-006383 Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

19-006384 Accident-NonInj

19-006385 Found Property (Orcas Island) ACT

19-006386 Traffic Stop

19-006387 Weapons Noise (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy was called for information about shooting regulations on the island after a person heard a number of gunshots in the area near his residence. The query was for information only.

19-006388 Traffic Stop

19-006389 Animal at Large (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Island deputy was called to pick up an unaccompanied dog running at large at Odlin Park. The dog was returned home and the owner ticketed for Dog at Large.

19-006390 Noise Complaint /not dogs (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy was sent to investigate a noise complaint in the Point Colville area involving loud music from a boat. The boat was found off Castle Island engaged in a commercial diving operation. The only sound was communication between the boat crew and diver.

19-006391 Animal at Large (Orcas Island) NR

19-006392 Accident-NonInj

19-006393 Accident-Injury, Traffic

19-006394 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez Island deputy took a report of suspicious circumstances from a part time island resident who found things amiss upon returning to the property.

19-006395 Citizen Assist

19-006396 Alarm (Orcas Island) NR

19-006397 Found Property ACT

19-006398 Sick or Injured Animal (San Juan Island) NR

19-006399 Alarm (San Juan Island) NR

19-006400 Citizen Assist (Lopez Island) NR

19-006401 Structure Fire (San Juan Island) ACT

19-006402 Illegal Fireworks (Orcas Island) NR

19-006403 Sex Offender Registration

19-006404 Traffic Violation (San Juan Island) NR

19-006405 Burglary,NonRes (Orcas Island) NR

19-006406 Area Check (Orcas Island) NR

19-006407 Welfare Check (San Juan Island) NR

MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2019

19-006408 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) CAA

19-006409 Agency Assistance NR

19-006410 Trouble Unknown (San Juan Island) NR

19-006411 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006412 Theft (Orcas Island) ACT

19-006413 Malicious Mischief (San Juan Island) ACT

A Deputy was dispatched a report of Malicious Mischief. An investigation was completed and forwarded up.

19-006414 Found Property (San Juan Island) NR

19-006415 Vagrancy (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy assisted Land Bank personnel in clearing an abandoned derelict campsite from Land Bank property. No specific person was associated with this campsite.

19-006416 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006417 Alarm (San Juan Island) FAL

19-006418 Found Property ACT

19-006419 Trouble Unknown (Orcas Island) NR

19-006420 Trespassing (San Juan Island) NR

19-006421 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CIC

A Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired registration. The driver was issued infractions for expired registration over two months and for no insurance.

19-006422 Accident-NonInj (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy took a report from a driver that backed into a parked car at the Lopez Ferry Landing. The vehicle that was struck received minor damage.

19-006423 Accident-NonInj (San Juan Island) NR

19-006424 Animal at Large (Lopez Island) NR Dog claimed by owner prior to arrival.

19-006425 Traffic Violation (Orcas Island) NR

19-006426 Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

19-006427 VIN Inspection

19-006428 Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

19-006429 Threats (Orcas Island) NR

19-006430 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CIC

A Friday Harbor Deputy issued infractions to a Driver for expired vehicle registration, no proof of insurance, warnings for defective equipment and no registration document in the vehicle.

19-006431 Drowning (Orcas Island) ACT

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a drowning. The victim's body was located and recovered and family notified. 

 

The body of a 34-year-old man visiting Orcas Island was recovered from Mountain Lake in Moran State Park by Whatcom County divers at 1:12 p.m. Tuesday, August 6. The divers were assisting San Juan County Sheriff's Office.

The man fell off his paddle board Monday evening. A second man tried to rescue him and was unsuccessful.

A search was conducted by the San Juan County Sheriff's Office, along with Orcas Island Fire and Rescue and the US Coast Guard. The Coast Guard responded with a helicopter and a dive rescue team.

The Sheriff's Office is notifying the man's family. 

19-006432 Theft (Orcas Island) NR

19-006433 Citizen Assist (Lopez Island) NR

19-006434 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan Island deputy stopped a vehicle for traveling 37 MPH in a 25 MPH speed zone.

19-006435 Traffic Violation NR

19-006436 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006437 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

A San Juan Island deputy stopped a vehicle for not having mirrors, doors or mud flaps equipped. The driver was issued an infraction for not having mud flaps.

19-006438 Boating Problem ACT

19-006439 Accident-Injury, Traffic (San Juan Island) ACT

19-006440 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (San Juan Island) NR

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2019

19-006441 Welfare Check (Orcas Island) NR

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a welfare check. The subject was contacted and was not in need of any assistance.

19-006442 Overdose NR

19-006443 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006444 Traffic Violation (San Juan Island) NR

19-006445 Traffic Violation (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy was called about a dispute between a motorist and a group of bicyclists not sharing the road well on the way to the Lopez ferry landing. After speaking with both sides, no further action was necessary.

19-006446 Rescue Response (Lopez Island) NR

Cancelled prior to arrival

19-006447 Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

19-006448 Accident-Injury, Traffic (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island deputy investigated a single car crash on Mud Bay Rd where the car ran off the road and struck a tree, resulting in minor injuries to the driver. The driver was ticketed for using a cell phone while driving. A report was completed.

19-006449 Abandoned Vehicle

19-006450 Agency Assistance ACT

19-006451 Vagrancy (San Juan Island) NR

19-006452 Citizen Assist (San Juan Island) NR

19-006453 Citizen Assist

19-006454 Parking Problem

19-006455 Trouble Unknown ACT

19-006456 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CIC

A Friday Harbor Deputy stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign and expired registration. The driver was issued infractions for expired registration over 2 months & no insurance and given a verbal warning for the stop sign violation and not having registration in the car.

19-006457 Traffic Stop 13:44:18 (San Juan Island) NR

19-006458 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006459 Parking Problem ACT

19-006460 VIN Inspection (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy conducted a VIN inspection at a resident's request in order to facilitate the disposal of a derelict vehicle from the property.

19-006461 Accident-Injury, Traffic (San Juan Island) NR

19-006462 Traffic Stop (Lopez Island) NR

Warning for speed

19-006463 Accident-Injury, Traffic (San Juan Island) NR

19-006464 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006465 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006466 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006467 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006468 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006469 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) CIC

19-006471 Boating Problem (San Juan Island) NR

19-006470 Animal at Large (Lopez Island) INA

19-006472 Sex Offender Registration (Lopez Island) ACT

A Deputy confirmed the address for a registered sex offender on Lopez Island. A report was completed for the mandatory address check.

19-006473 Sex Offender Registration 20:18:57 (Lopez Island) NR

19-006474 Sex Offender Registration 20:38:13 (Lopez Island) NR

19-006475 Sex Offender Registration (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez Island Deputy conducted a mandatory address verification for a registered sex offender. A report was completed with updated information.

19-006476 Parking Problem (San Juan Island) NR

19-006477 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Orcas Island) NR

No response warranted. Cleared no report.

19-006478 Suspicious Person/Circumstance (Lopez Island) ACT

A Deputy had to force entry to a locked Lopez Island residence on so Emergency Medical Services could evaluate a person who had fallen and injured themselves. The injured person was flown to a mainland hospital for medical treatment.

19-006479 Area Check (San Juan Island) NR

19-006480 Medical Emergency ACT

19-006481 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006482 Traffic Stop (San Juan Island) NR

19-006483 DUI (San Juan Island) NR

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2019

19-006484 Unwanted Person (Lopez Island) UNF

19-006485 Vicious Animal ACT

19-006486 Trespassing (San Juan Island) ACT

Total Incidents for This Report: 252

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