Sheriff's Log from the San Juan Islands Jan. 22-28: Kidnapping scam calls, sick horse, trespassers, hit and runs

Deputies in the San Juan Islands responded to 174 calls from Jan. 22-28, 2020 including: An Orcas Island  woman reported that someone accessed her bank account information and made purchases worth several thousands of dollars purchases in another state. Two instances of a scam where a citizen received a call about a kidnapping. 

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, January 22, 2020

20-000490 Accident-HitRun 08:10:15 (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan Island deputy responded to a report of a hit and run collision. The victim was able to obtain a license plate from the vehicle that hit them and the deputy located the subject and arrested them for hit and run and possession of a controlled substance.

20-000491 Court Order Violation 08:49:31 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000492 Theft 09:28:46 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island deputy took a theft report from a resident for a package that was reportedly delivered but never received.

20-000493 Found Property 10:13:56 (San Juan Island) NR

A San Juan Island Deputy was dispatched to someone who dropped a cell phone off they had found. The cell phone was booked into the evidence room as found property.

20-000494 Sick or Injured Animal 10:58:07 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan Island  deputy responded to a report of a sick horse. A report was taken.

20-000495 Threats 10:59:31 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000496 Abandoned Vehicle 11:36:45 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000497 Alarm 11:47:56 (Lopez Island) FAL

20-000498 Citizen Assist 12:53:04 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy received a traffic complaint about a specific vehicle. No violation was observed.

20-000499 Civil Problem 13:46:51 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan Island  Deputy was dispatched to a civil call. A male wanted to surrender an item to the Sheriff's Office and it was booked in the evidence room for safe keeping.

20-000500 Weapons Offense 14:01:29 (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Island deputy received a report of an assault. There is a previous active case in which involving the same two individuals. Investigation is ongoing.

20-000501 Threats 14:59:14 (Decatur Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy received a report of a citizen dispute occurring on Decatur Island. The dispute is over a recurring traffic safety issue.

20-000502 Agency Assistance 16:17:15 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000503 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 16:46:15 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000504 Citizen Assist 17:34:16 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000505 Citizen Assist 17:45:04 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000506 Accident-NonInj 19:38:37 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000507 Traffic Stop 21:26:30 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000508 Traffic Stop 21:40:51 (San Juan Island) NR

THURSDAY, January 23, 2020

20-000509 Traffic Hazard 06:52:39 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000510 Traffic Hazard 07:07:22 (San Juan Island) INA

20-000511 Communications Problem 09:24:43 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000512 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 09:34:08 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000513 Communications Problem 09:45:03 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000514 Civil Problem 09:56:45 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island  deputy was contacted regarding a civil dispute related to the caller’s CPS case. The incident was documented in a report.

20-000515 Traffic Stop 10:56:32 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000516 Confidential 11:43:17 (San Juan Island) ACT

20-000517 VIN Inspection 13:38:04 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000518 Citizen Dispute 13:40:43 (Lopez Island) ACT

A deputy was sent to check into a civil issue regarding a deceased person's property. A report was completed.

20-000519 Animal at Large 14:18:29 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000520 Welfare Check 14:32:05 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000521 Theft 14:54:32 (Orcas Island) INA

Orcas Island deputies were dispatched to a theft on Crescent Beach Drive in Eastsound. A theft report was filed.

20-000522 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:28:21 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000523 Citizen Assist 15:32:12 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to a citizen assist near Eastsound. A report was taken.

20-000524 Welfare Check 15:32:46 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000525 Theft 15:49:53 (San Juan Island) NR

A Deputy on San Juan Island  took a report of a theft. No suspect or leads at this time. The incident was documented.

20-000526 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:59:24 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000527 Missing Person 18:11:24 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000528 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 20:04:29 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000529 Traffic Hazard 20:29:45 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000530 Civil Problem 20:53:28 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000531 Trouble Unknown 20:58:44 (Lopez Island) NR

20-000532 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 21:22:44 (Lopez Island) NR

FRIDAY, January 24, 2020

20-000533 Weapons Noise 08:24:28 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000534 Animal at Large 09:17:50 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000535 Trouble Unknown 09:58:19 UNF

20-000536 Explosives Problem 10:09:24 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000538 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 11:06:54 Lach Buchanan NR

20-000537 Citizen Assist 11:07:21 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000539 Harassment 11:40:20 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000540 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 12:03:02 (Lopez Island) NR

20-000541 Welfare Check 12:22:08 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000542 Traffic Stop 12:43:56 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000543 Traffic Stop 12:57:22 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000544 Traffic Stop 13:24:02 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000545 Traffic Stop 13:39:44 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000546 Traffic Stop 13:52:47 (San Juan Island) CIC

20-000547 Traffic Stop 14:35:14 (Lopez Island) ACT

20-000548 Citizen Assist 15:00:24 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000549 Citizen Assist 15:08:49 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000550 Welfare Check 15:11:49 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000551 Traffic Violation 15:31:18 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000552 Court Order Violation 15:55:22 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000553 Traffic Stop 15:59:49 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000554 Traffic Stop 16:05:47 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000555 Animal at Large 16:27:50 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000556 Vehicle Theft 16:31:34 (San Juan Island) ACT

A San Juan Island  Deputy was dispatched to a report of a vehicle theft. A report was taken.

20-000557 Loitering 17:03:18 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000558 Traffic Violation 17:43:32 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000559 Citizen Assist 17:43:44 UNF

20-000560 Welfare Check 17:46:35 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000561 Traffic Stop 18:10:25 (Lopez Island) NR

20-000562 Traffic Stop 19:08:28 (San Juan Island) CIC

20-000563 Wanted Person 20:53:47 (Orcas Island) CLO

Orcas Island Deputies contacted and arrested a wanted person.

20-000564 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 21:03:07 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000565 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 21:35:10 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000566 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 22:07:37 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000567 Accident-NonInj 22:25:06 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000568 Welfare Check 07:07:10 (San Juan Island) ACT

SATURDAY, January 25, 2020

20-000569 Animal Noise 09:31:35 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000570 Traffic Stop 10:03:53 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000571 Traffic Stop 10:15:11 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000572 Domestic Dispute or Assault 11:00:27 (Orcas Island) CAA

A Deputy on Orcas Island spoke to a person claiming to be the victim of a domestic violence assault. An investigation was conducted. The Deputy determined sufficient probable cause existed to support the claim and the suspect was arrested.

20-000573 Animal at Large 11:03:46 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000574 Animal Noise 11:22:39 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000575 Accident-NonInj 11:34:38 (San Juan Island) NR

A Deputy on San Juan Island  responded to a report of a traffic collision. Both parties were provided an exchange of information.

20-000578 Abandoned Vehicle 12:09:37 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000577 Vicious Animal 12:15:25 (San Juan Island) ACT

20-000576 Traffic Stop 12:18:07 (San Juan Island) CIC

20-000579 Traffic Stop 12:47:06 (San Juan Island) CIC

20-000580 Trouble Unknown 13:01:47 UNF

20-000582 Citizen Assist 13:21:03 (Lopez Island) NR

20-000581 Traffic Stop 13:21:33 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000583 Traffic Violation 14:10:06 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000584 Traffic Hazard 14:17:26 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000585 Welfare Check 14:31:53 (San Juan Island) NR

A Deputy on San Juan Island  responded to a welfare check. The subject stated they were fine and did not want to harm themselves or others.

20-000586 Wanted Person 15:01:39 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000587 Animal at Large 15:48:59 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000588 Trouble Unknown 16:09:20 (San Juan Island) UNF

20-000589 Vicious Animal 16:24:38 (San Juan Island) INA

20-000590 Fraud 16:54:40 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island  woman reported that someone accessed her bank account information and used to make several thousands of dollar purchases in another state. A report was taken.

20-000591 Theft 17:17:25 (San Juan Island) ACT

20-000592 Traffic Stop 19:28:45 (Lopez Island) NR

20-000593 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 19:42:26 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000594 Traffic Stop 20:05:58 (Lopez Island) NR

20-000595 Boating Problem 20:31:23 (Orcas Island) ACT

20-000596 Weapons Noise 20:40:42 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000597 Boating Problem 21:21:46 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000598 Area Check 23:12:29 (San Juan Island) CLO

SUNDAY, January 26, 2020

20-000599 Noise Complaint /not dogs 00:15:44 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000600 Traffic Stop 11:12:33 (San Juan Island) CAA

A Deputy on San Juan Island  arrested a subject on a domestic violence no contact order violation. The subject was booked into jail.

20-000601 Court Order Violation 12:03:35 (Orcas Island) CAA

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

20-000602 Kidnapping 13:01:03 (Orcas Island) UNF

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a Kidnapping complaint. The complainant had received a telephone call from someone in distress claiming to be a relative of his. Another person demanded money. The caller recognized the call as a likely scam and reported the incident to the Sheriff's Office.

20-000603 Welfare Check 13:05:35 (Lopez Island) NR

20-000604 Trespassing 13:10:24 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000605 Trouble Unknown 14:38:46 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000606 Citizen Assist 15:03:23 (Lopez Island) NR

20-000607 Traffic Stop 15:49:32 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000608 Traffic Stop 16:20:46 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000609 Animal at Large 17:10:38 (Lopez Island) ACT

20-000610 Missing Person 17:59:41 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000611 Agency Assistance 18:02:40 UNF

20-000612 Traffic Stop 18:06:58 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000613 Theft 18:32:42 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000614 Area Check 18:47:38 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000615 Parking Problem 19:11:12 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000616 Welfare Check 19:18:50 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000617 Accident-Injury, Traffic 21:56:12 (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to a Single Vehicle Traffic Accident in the San Juan Island area. Incident is under investigation.

20-000618 Welfare Check 22:31:42 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000619 Theft 23:41:14 (Orcas Island) NR

MONDAY, January 27, 2020

20-000620 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 08:04:21 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000622 Kidnapping 08:14:07 (Orcas Island) UNF

A deputy on Orcas Island  took a report of a possible kidnapping. A citizen reported hearing a female in distress who he recognized by voice. The female was known to be living South of Seattle. Through cooperating agencies, we discovered the report to be false and most likely an attempted scam.

20-000621 Abandoned Vehicle 08:15:12 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000623 Confidential 09:01:25 (Lopez Island) ACT

20-000624 Trouble Unknown 10:36:13 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000625 Traffic Hazard 11:16:13 (Lopez Island) INA

20-000626 Sick or Injured Animal 11:35:48 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000627 Vehicle Theft 12:15:37 (Orcas Island) ACT

A deputy took a report of a stolen vehicle from the Eastsound area. Through further investigation, suspects have been identified. The case is ongoing.

20-000628 Welfare Check 12:33:20 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000629 Citizen Assist 13:11:22 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000630 Citizen Assist 13:26:40 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000631 Trespassing 13:35:57 (San Juan Island) NR

A Deputy responded to a walk in complaint of trespassing. A trespass letter was completed and later served to the individual involved. No further investigation.

20-000632 Abandoned Vehicle 13:39:12 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000633 Citizen Assist 14:25:20 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000634 Citizen Assist 15:04:25 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000635 Found Property 15:23:14 (San Juan Island) UNF

20-000636 Citizen Assist 15:35:14 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000637 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 19:32:29 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000638 Sick or Injured Animal 19:45:01 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000639 Traffic Stop 20:33:47 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000640 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 21:23:37 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000641 Citizen Dispute 21:32:34 (San Juan Island) CLO

A deputy was dispatched to a Citizen Dispute in the San Juan Island area. Deputies arrived and contacted the people involved. Report taken.

20-000642 Area Check 23:08:06 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000643 Area Check 23:16:43 (San Juan Island) NR

TUESDAY, January 28, 2020

20-000644 Domestic Dispute or Assault 01:59:05 (San Juan Island) CLO

A deputy was dispatched to a Domestic in the San Juan Island area. The deputy arrived and contacted the people involved. Report taken.

20-000645 Domestic Dispute or Assault 06:38:51 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000646 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 07:00:14 (San Juan Island) INA

20-000647 Traffic Stop 09:00:28 (Lopez Island) CLO

20-000648 Accident-Injury, Traffic 10:08:40 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000649 Theft 10:56:17 (San Juan Island) UNF

20-000650 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 11:53:24 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy responded to a suspicious circumstance call on San Juan Island. The caller requested four people be trespassed from her property. One person was located and trespassed and Deputies are attempting to locate the others and serve the trespass letters.

20-000651 Traffic Violation 12:03:24 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000652 Animal at Large 13:53:20 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000653 Citizen Assist 14:05:05 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000654 Traffic Hazard 14:09:15 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000655 VIN Inspection 14:31:13 (Lopez Island) NR

20-000656 Citizen Assist 15:39:32 (Orcas Island) ACT

20-000657 Civil Problem 16:14:53 (Orcas Island) NR

An Orcas Island deputy responded to a civil call in the Eastsound area. An informational report was taken.

20-000659 Medical Emergency 16:55:58 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000658 Traffic Stop 16:58:28 (San Juan Island) NR

20-000660 Traffic Hazard 18:11:26 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000661 Traffic Hazard 21:20:38 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000662 Welfare Check 22:36:00 (Orcas Island) NR

20-000663 Area Check 23:33:25 (San Juan Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 174

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