San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log May 5-12: Pandemic-related problems

Deputies in the San Juan Islands responded to 220 calls from May 6-12, 2020. Many of the calls were pandemic-related. Multiple fraud cases including  scammers using county residents’ identities and fraudulently applying for unemployment. Domestic violence calls. Intoxicated individuals sleeping outside, stumbling through fields. Boaters questioned about seeking moorage.

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.


20-003224 Weapons Offense 08:20:28 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island deputy was dispatched to a weapons noise near Eastsound. A bullet was found to have gone through a window and then a wall. An investigation was completed and a report taken.

20-003225 Trespassing 10:25:25 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003226 Traffic Stop 10:43:21 (Lopez Island) NR

20-003227 Traffic Stop 11:41:49 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003228 Fraud 11:57:14 (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan Island deputies took a report of fraud at the Sheriff's Office. Investigation revealed the incident to be a civil matter.

20-003229 Theft 12:04:19 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island deputy took a theft call near Eastsound. Some items had been taken out of a mailbox. A report was taken and there are no suspects at this time.

20-003230 Sex Offender Registration 12:57:57 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003231 Trespassing 13:02:03 (San Juan Island) ACT

20-003232 Sex Offender Registration 13:50:13 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003234 Welfare Check 13:51:18 (San Juan Island) CLO

A San Juan Island deputy responded to a report of a welfare check in Friday Harbor. The subject was contacted and a report was made.

20-003233 Sex Offender Registration 13:54:13 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003235 Citizen Assist 14:20:24 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003236 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:47:39 (San Juan Island) ACT A San Juan Island deputy responded to a report of a suspicious subject in Friday Harbor. A report was made.

20-003237 Citizen Assist 16:02:38 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003238 Traffic Stop 17:10:17 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003239 Sick or Injured Animal 19:05:00 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003240 Traffic Stop 19:08:47 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003241 Traffic Stop 20:05:43 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003242 Traffic Stop 22:40:06 (Orcas Island) CAA

A deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in Eastsound for having an expired registration. The driver of the vehicle had a suspended license. He was arrested and searched incident to arrest, which resulted in possession of a controlled substance. The driver was booked into jail.

20-003243 Traffic Stop 23:11:39 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003244 Animal at Large 23:38:06 (San Juan Island) CLO A San Juan Island Deputy was dispatched to the report of a dog at large. The owner of the dog was later issued an infraction for Dog at Large 1st Offense.


20-003245 Area Check 08:22:46 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003246 Sex Offender Registration 08:29:01 (San Juan Island) INA

20-003247 Sex Offender Registration 09:28:32 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003248 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 10:56:41 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003249 Area Check 11:20:12 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003250 Welfare Check 11:35:17 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003251 Sick or Injured Animal 11:51:35 ACT

20-003252 Traffic Stop 11:55:04 (Lopez Island) ACT

20-003253 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 12:02:52 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003254 Traffic Stop 12:56:19 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003255 Sex Offender Registration 13:16:40 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003256 Citizen Assist 14:29:05 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003257 Agency Assistance 14:32:40 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003258 Traffic Stop 14:39:46 (Lopez Island) ACT

20-003259 Traffic Stop 14:52:24 (San Juan Island) CIC

A Deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding in Friday Harbor. The driver was issued an infraction for no insurance and given a warning for speeding.

20-003260 Traffic Stop 15:27:52 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003261 Sex Offender Registration 16:14:09 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003262 Traffic Stop 16:28:08 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003263 Sex Offender Registration 16:28:45 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003264 Traffic Stop 16:46:07 (Lopez Island) ACT

20-003265 Mental Health 17:58:40 (San Juan Island) CAA

Deputies contacted a person with a felony Department of Corrections warrant in Friday Harbor. While being placed under arrest, the subject assaulted a deputy.

20-003266 Traffic Stop 18:04:18 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003267 Missing Person 19:14:22 (San Juan Island) CLO

A San Juan Island Deputy was dispatched to a report of a missing person. After an extensive search, missing person was located.

20-003268 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 19:27:33 (Lopez Island) NR

20-003269 Traffic Stop 21:21:50 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003270 Traffic Stop 21:51:44 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan Island deputies stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. The driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license and issued infractions for driving without insurance and failing to stop at a stop sign.

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020

20-003271 Area Check 08:01:08 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003272 Citizen Assist 08:25:56 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003273 Controlled Substance Problem 08:48:25 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003274 Citizen Assist 09:13:43 NR

20-003275 Trespassing 09:47:08 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003276 Alarm 10:16:47 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003277 Found Property 10:31:41 Ron Krebs NR

20-003279 Noise Complaint /not dogs 10:40:09 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003278 Civil Problem 10:40:50 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003280 Area Check 10:57:05 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003281 Area Check 12:31:22 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003282 Welfare Check 12:38:54 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003283 Sick or Injured Animal 13:05:30 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003284 Sex Offender Registration 13:54:32 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003285 Agency Assistance 13:55:23 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003286 Area Check 14:16:38 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003287 Sick or Injured Animal 14:26:46 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003288 Traffic Stop 14:54:46 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003289 Trouble Unknown 14:57:58 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003290 Traffic Stop 15:18:09 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003291 Traffic Stop 15:29:55 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003292 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:38:07 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003293 Citizen Assist 15:43:33 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003294 Traffic Stop 16:16:14 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003295 Area Check 16:16:52 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003296 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 17:04:44 (San Juan Island) CLO

San Juan Island deputies responded to a report of a subject sleeping on a trail in Friday Harbor. The subject was transported to the hospital and a report was made.

20-003297 Noise Complaint /not dogs 19:43:28 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003298 Sex Offender Registration 20:31:56 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003299 Sex Offender Registration 20:40:09 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003300 Traffic Stop 20:50:03 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003301 Boating Problem 21:20:43 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003302 Traffic Stop 22:48:20 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003303 Traffic Violation 22:48:22 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003304 Citizen Dispute 22:57:49 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003305 Area Check 23:04:26 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003306 Traffic Stop 23:12:16 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003307 Traffic Stop 23:18:58 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003308 Traffic Stop 23:38:13 (San Juan Island) CAA

Deputies stopped a driver for failing to stop at a stop sign and speeding. The driver was arrested for DUI and issued infractions for speed, stop sign violation and no insurance.


20-003309 Mental Health 01:12:10 (Orcas Island) ACT

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to report of a person screaming profanities. The person was contacted and a report taken.

20-003310 Unwanted Person 01:25:04 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003311 Alarm 03:29:56 R Nawn NR

20-003312 Medical Emergency 06:37:10 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003313 Area Check 07:32:26 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003314 Malicious Mischief 08:46:02 (Orcas Island) ACT

20-003315 Welfare Check 08:48:56 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003316 Welfare Check 09:50:28 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003317 Traffic Stop 11:17:39 (Lopez Island) CIC

20-003318 Citizen Assist 11:17:45 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003319 Animal at Large 11:20:42 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003320 Trespassing 11:36:47 (Lopez Island) NR

20-003321 Illegal Fireworks 11:58:27 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003324 Business or License Problem 12:10:10 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003322 Fraud 12:10:49 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was contacted in reference to a Fraud. The caller reported someone attempted to open an account using their social security number. There has been no loss at this time. Report taken.

20-003323 Trouble Unknown 12:21:33 UNF

20-003325 Unwanted Person 13:04:37 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003326 Sex Offender Registration 13:31:19 (Lopez Island) NR

20-003327 Sex Offender Registration 13:35:01 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003328 Traffic Hazard 14:22:29 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003329 Sex Offender Registration 14:33:52 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003330 Citizen Assist 14:39:12 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003331 Boating Problem 15:02:41 NR

20-003332 Boating Problem 15:09:38 NR

20-003333 Area Check 16:55:13 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003334 Area Check 17:14:51 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003335 Traffic Stop 17:44:11 (Lopez Island) NR

20-003336 Citizen Dispute 18:42:15 (Lopez Island) NR

A Deputy investigated a citizen dispute at a Lopez Island business. An altercation occurred after a boater tried to dock at a location that was closed to overnight moorage. None of the involved persons wanted to pursue a formal complaint or criminal charges. A report was completed.

20-003337 Vehicle on Fire 18:56:54 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003338 Trouble Unknown 19:22:11 ACT

20-003339 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 19:26:05 (Orcas Island) CLO

Orcas Island deputies responded to a report of a woman stumbling around in a grass field in the Eastsound area. Contact was made with the intoxicated individual, and after a medical evaluating she was left at home with her significant other. An informational report was taken.

20-003340 Trouble Unknown 21:13:31 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003341 Domestic Dispute or Assault 21:36:31 (San Juan Island) ACT

20-003342 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 21:54:38 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy responded to a call concerning overnight moorage at a local marina. The manager advised the involved vessel had made arrangements to start a long term slip rental. This was not a violation of the county health department order on transient moorage.

SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020

20-003343 Domestic Dispute or Assault 00:03:58 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003344 Area Check 00:54:25 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003345 Traffic Stop 01:29:53 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003346 Noise Complaint /not dogs 03:33:43 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003347 Area Check 08:04:08 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003348 Citizen Assist 10:47:05 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003349 Business or License Problem 11:14:31 (Lopez Island) NR

20-003350 Trouble Unknown 11:25:18 (Lopez Island) NR

20-003351 Boating Problem 11:26:04 NR

20-003352 Boating Problem 12:05:45 (Orcas Island) INA

20-003353 Sick or Injured Animal 12:07:21 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003354 Found Property 12:16:29 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island resident turned in a found cell phone to a deputy. A found property report was taken, and the phone was secured in evidence until the owner can be identified.

20-003355 Area Check 13:59:11 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003356 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 14:07:11 (San Juan Island) CLO

A deputy was dispatched to a Suspicious Circumstance in the Friday Harbor area. The reporting deputy arrived and located a seriously intoxicated person sleeping. San Juan Aid was dispatched. Report taken.

20-003357 Missing Person 14:48:42 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003358 Area Check 15:07:11 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003359 Area Check 16:26:46 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003360 Sick or Injured Animal 16:36:01 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003361 Trespassing 17:59:35 (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez Island deputy received a report of trespassing and harassment. The matter is under investigation.

20-003362 Area Check 18:15:53 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003364 Area Check 19:22:29 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003365 Area Check 19:37:56 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003366 Traffic Violation 19:43:50 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003367 Sex Offender Registration 19:48:01 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003368 Sex Offender Registration 19:53:13 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003369 Traffic Stop 20:16:55 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003370 Area Check 20:48:37 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003371 Traffic Stop 20:58:38 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003372 Area Check 21:12:27 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003373 Traffic Stop 21:51:45 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003374 Traffic Stop 22:02:41 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003375 Citizen Dispute 22:47:44 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island deputy was contacted regarding a landlord/tenant dispute.

20-003376 Parking Problem 23:10:09 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003377 Citizen Dispute 23:45:36 (Lopez Island) NR

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020

20-003378 Traffic Stop 00:49:24 (Orcas Island) CAA

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for speeding, 58 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. The person was also arrested for driving while license suspended in the third degree.

20-003379 Trauma BLS 01:45:18 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003380 Area Check 06:49:55 (San Juan Island) INA

20-003381 Area Check 07:00:46 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003382 Area Check 07:06:44 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003383 Area Check 08:02:32 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003384 Vagrancy 08:14:21 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003385 Sick or Injured Animal 08:40:44 (Lopez Island) NR

20-003386 Lost Property 08:41:31 (San Juan Island) CLO

The Sheriff's Office was contacted in reference to Lost Property. The person advised that they had left some property in a park and it was now missing. Report taken.

20-003387 Area Check 08:57:51 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003388 Area Check 09:46:32 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003389 Citizen Dispute 09:56:47 (Lopez Island) NR

20-003390 Area Check 10:09:47 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003391 Area Check 11:09:17 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003392 Area Check 11:53:18 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003393 Area Check 12:18:16 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003394 Welfare Check 14:11:28 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003395 Welfare Check 15:00:08 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003396 Citizen Assist 16:03:20 (Lopez Island) ACT

20-003397 Fraud 16:07:16 (San Juan Island) INA Deputies investigated an identity theft on San Juan Island. There are no suspects or workable leads at this time. A report was made and the caller was referred to follow up with the State Attorney General's office.

20-003398 Traffic Stop 16:34:52 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003399 Welfare Check 16:50:27 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003400 Citizen Assist 16:54:46 (San Juan Island) INA

20-003401 Traffic Stop 17:18:47 (Lopez Island) ACT

20-003402 Medical BLS 17:30:02 (Lopez Island) NR

20-003403 Citizen Assist 17:44:04 ACT

20-003404 Animal at Large 18:53:21 K Moore NR

20-003405 Traffic Stop 19:07:48 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003406 Traffic Hazard 19:34:02 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003407 Sex Offender Registration 20:32:25 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003408 Sex Offender Registration 20:48:39 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003409 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 20:57:22 (Orcas Island) UNF

20-003410 Citizen Dispute 21:32:27 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003411 Traffic Stop 23:12:23 (San Juan Island) CAA A San Juan Island Deputy arrested a driver for DWLS/R 2nd Degree and they were released with the understanding the courts would contact them with a date of a court appearance. They were also issued an infraction for no insurance.

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2020

20-003412 Trouble Unknown 01:56:10 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003413 Area Check 06:47:21 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003414 Area Check 06:57:38 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003415 Area Check 06:59:35 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003416 Area Check 07:05:34 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003417 Fraud 08:34:20 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was contacted in reference to a Fraud. The caller had been contacted about filing for unemployment. The caller did not file for unemployment. Report taken.

20-003418 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 08:39:28 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003419 Area Check 09:35:59 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003420 Traffic Stop 09:57:45 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003421 Welfare Check 10:08:56 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003422 Traffic Stop 10:12:59 (San Juan Island) CLO

20-003423 Traffic Stop 10:56:06 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003424 Animal Bite 11:32:54 (Lopez Island) ACT

20-003425 Area Check 11:53:37 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003426 Fraud 12:14:15 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was contacted in reference to a Fraud. The caller advised that they received an email from their employer, advising they had filed for unemployment. The caller stated this was not the case. Report taken.

20-003427 Welfare Check 13:21:19 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003428 Area Check 13:30:56 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003429 Noise Complaint /not dogs 13:33:17 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003430 Fraud 14:33:58 (San Juan Island) INA A San Juan Island deputy responded to a report of fraud. There are no workable leads at this time and a report was made.

20-003431 Fraud 14:46:28 (San Juan Island) INA A San Juan Island deputy responded to a report of fraud. There are no workable leads at this time and a report was made.

20-003432 Civil Problem 16:20:35 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003433 Fraud 16:33:12 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003434 Fraud 16:42:31 (San Juan Island) ACT A San Juan Island deputy responded to a report of fraud. There are no workable leads at this time and a report was made.

20-003435 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 16:47:29 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003436 Harassment 16:57:22 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003437 Traffic Stop 17:30:11 (Orcas Island) NR

20-003438 Domestic Dispute or Assault 17:34:30 (San Juan Island) ACT A Deputy was dispatched to a report of a domestic violence in progress. The suspect was later transported to the medical center for an evaluation.

20-003439 Domestic Dispute or Assault 17:35:48 (Orcas Island) ACT

20-003440 Fraud 17:36:42 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan Island deputy responded to a report of fraud. There are no workable leads at this time and a report was made.

20-003441 Weapons Noise 18:25:42 (San Juan Island) NR

20-003442 Lost Property 19:54:12 (Orcas Island) ACT

20-003443 Medical BLS 20:49:35 ACT

20-003444 Prowler 22:10:36 (Orcas Island) CAA

Total Incidents for This Report: 220

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