A+ A A-

San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log Sept. 29-Oct. 6: Mysterious cat deaths, stolen car, Coast Guard rescues boater, single-vehicle crashes.....

Deputies in the San Juan Islands responded to 191 calls from September 29-October 6, 2021 including: A Lopez resident was arrested for felony harassment after making threats to kill a person they formerly dated. A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a sick animal. Multiple cats were located deceased on the reporting party's property. There is no known cause at this time. Orcas Island deputies were dispatched with Orcas Island Fire & Rescue to a boat on the rocks on the north shore of Orcas. The sole occupant of the vessel was rescued by a U S Coast Guard helicopter crew and transported for medical treatment. A Lopez Deputy responded to a traffic accident call. A vehicle drove off the road into a patch of blackberries. The driver was not located.

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, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

21-008773 Fraud 07:10:42 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island resident reported receiving two "robocalls" that were believed to be a fraud scam. The resident wisely did not respond to the calls, despite the threat of "legal action."

21-008774 Traffic Violation 08:28:33 (Lopez Island) NR

Warning for speeding in school zone and failure to carry drivers license.

21-008775 Area Check 10:22:43 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008776 Trespassing 10:33:18 (Orcas Island) CLO

A deputy on Orcas responded to a trespassing call near Deer Harbor. The reporting party wished to have someone served with a Trespass Warning Letter. The person was found and stated they understood that if they returned they would be arrested.

21-008777 Citizen Assist 10:38:33 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008778 Found Property 12:14:32 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008779 Traffic Stop 12:18:05 (Lopez Island) CLO Warning for speed

21-008780 Welfare Check 12:50:29 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008781 Alarm 12:56:31 (Orcas Island) FAL

21-008782 VIN Inspection 13:09:22 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island deputy completed a Junk Vehicle Affidavit for a property owner for a derelict vehicle that had been abandoned on private property so the vehicle could be properly disposed of.

21-008783 Medical Emergency 14:07:25 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008784 Traffic Stop 14:31:24 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008785 Traffic Violation 14:42:28 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008786 Court Order Violation 14:55:51 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008787 Boating Problem 14:57:45 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008788 Traffic Hazard 15:28:48 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008790 Agency Assistance 15:46:15 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008789 Citizen Assist 15:47:00 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008791 Weapons Noise 15:50:56 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008792 Theft 19:05:24 (Lopez Island) CLO

A Lopez Deputy responded to a Lopez citizen who wanted to express frustration with a prior domestic living situation. A report was taken.

21-008793 Unsecure Premise 20:29:12 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008794 Alarm 22:26:00 (San Juan Island) FAL

21-008795 Trespassing 22:32:25 (Orcas Island) CAA

An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to a trespassing at a local business the individual was arrested and removed from the property. A report was taken.

21-008796 Trespassing 23:08:10 (Orcas Island) CAA

An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to a trespassing call. The subject was escorted off the property. Charges have been filed.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

21-008797 Trouble Unknown 04:31:57 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008798 Welfare Check 07:18:37 (Lopez Island) INA

A distant relative of an island resident requested a welfare check. The request was vague in nature, likely a no contact order violation, and was an attempt to by-pass CPS agreements.

21-008799 Boating Problem 08:38:45 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008800 Threats 08:48:05 (Lopez Island) CAA

A Lopez resident was arrested for felony harassment after making threats to kill a person they formerly dated.

21-008801 Traffic Stop 09:06:40 (Orcas Island) CLO

21-008802 Traffic Violation 09:16:18 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008803 Citizen Assist 09:24:42 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008804 Weapons Noise 09:28:36 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008805 Lost Property 10:01:16 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008806 Controlled Substance Problem 10:17:08 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008807 Parking Problem 10:21:05 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy observed a vessel without a permit moored at the Roche Harbor County Dock. A parking infraction was issued.

21-008808 Traffic Stop 10:36:05 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008810 Medical Emergency 11:01:34 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008809 Traffic Stop 11:01:45 (San Juan Island) CLO

21-008811 Unwanted Person 11:04:16 (Lopez Island) INA

21-008812 Citizen Assist 11:14:04 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy disposed of a small amount of old ammunition turned in by a citizen. A report was authored for the destruction of the property.

21-008813 VIN Inspection 12:01:36 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008814 Citizen Assist 13:04:33 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008817 Stroke BLS 13:08:28 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008815 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 13:13:49 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008816 Welfare Check 13:23:46 (Lopez Island) CLO

A Lopez Deputy responded to a welfare check call. A Lopez citizen was provided suicide prevention resources.

21-008818 Communications Problem 14:00:46 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008819 Animal at Large 14:37:22 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008820 Traffic Stop 14:44:53 (San Juan Island) CLO

21-008821 Traffic Stop 15:01:09 (Orcas Island) ACT

21-008822 Threats 15:05:00 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan deputy responded to a report of threats regarding Facebook messages about the mask mandate. No direct threats were made and the incident was documented.

21-008823 Traffic Stop 15:09:31 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008824 Welfare Check 15:11:03 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008825 Fraud 15:19:56 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan deputy responded to a report of fraud. It appeared that the reporting party ordered a product from a non-legitimate website and did not receive the item ordered.

21-008826 Traffic Violation 15:58:45 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008827 Citizen Assist 16:42:54 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008828 Accident-NonInj 17:01:20 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008829 Traffic Violation 19:42:15 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008830 Weapons Noise 20:53:02 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008831 Alarm 22:16:59 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008832 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 23:06:17 (Lopez Island) NR

An unknown person shined a light into a Lopez business late at night and spooked an employee. Upon investigation, the person in question was seeking assistance. They were staying in a nearby lodge and were unsure of how to unlock and access their room.

21-008833 Trouble Unknown 23:42:47 (Lopez Island) UNF

21-008834 Domestic Dispute or Assault 23:49:23 (Lopez Island) CAA

A Lopez Deputy responded to a domestic call. An arrest was made for Assault 4th and Malicious Mischief 3rd.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021

21-008835 Alarm 00:51:56 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008836 Alarm 08:45:16 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008837 Agency Assistance 08:46:39 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008838 Trouble Unknown 08:51:34 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008839 Citizen Assist 09:07:10 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez resident requested a report be completed documenting unwelcome behavior from a past acquaintance. District three information only

21-008840 Sick or Injured Animal 09:45:33 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008841 Area Check 10:20:37 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008842 Sick or Injured Animal 11:33:20 (Lopez Island) CAA

A Lopez deputy conducted an animal cruelty (death) investigation. Charges were forwarded to the court.

21-008843 Unconscious BLS 11:42:12 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008844 Traffic Violation 11:51:58 (Orcas Island) ACT

21-008845 Citizen Assist 11:59:57 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008846 Area Check 12:19:21 (Orcas Island) ACT

21-008847 VIN Inspection 12:45:11 (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Island Deputy assisted a citizen by issuing a Junk Vehicle Affidavit to remove a vehicle from their property.

21-008848 Harassment 12:50:50 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas deputy took a report of possible harassment involving contact by an unwanted man.

21-008849 Agency Assistance 13:06:28 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008850 Agency Assistance 13:35:04 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008851 Trouble Unknown 13:49:20 INA

21-008852 Vehicle Theft 14:10:44 (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to a Vehicle Theft in the Friday Harbor area. The reporting deputy checked the area where the vehicle was last seen but did not locate the vehicle. Report was taken reporting for the stolen vehicle.

21-008853 Traffic Violation 15:06:50 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008854 Civil Problem 15:19:14 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008855 Citizen Assist 15:29:04 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008856 Alarm 15:31:34 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008857 Sick or Injured Animal 16:27:28 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan deputy responded to a report of an animal sick. Multiple cats were located deceased on the reporting party's property. There is no known cause at this time.

21-008858 Traffic Violation 17:01:27 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle as the driver did not have a valid driver's license. The driver was issued infractions for no valid license with ID and no insurance.

21-008859 Accident-HitRun 17:05:15 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008860 Sick or Injured Animal 17:26:35 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Sick Animal in the San Juan Island area. The deputy arrived and located a deceased seal on the beach. The seal appeared to be dead for a while. Photos of the seal were taken. Report taken.

21-008861 Traffic Violation 18:19:57 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle as the driver was not wearing a safety belt. The driver was issued infractions for no safety belt and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. They were also given multiple warnings.

21-008862 Vicious Animal 19:35:12 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008863 Traffic Violation 19:57:59 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008864 Traffic Violation 20:08:47 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008865 Traffic Violation 21:08:01 (Lopez Island) NR

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021

21-008866 Animal Noise 03:03:25 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy was called about a barking dog that was going non-stop from 10p-4a. The dog owner was identified and contacted about the situation.

21-008867 Malicious Mischief 10:36:05 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy was called about vandalism to a vehicle. A side window was discovered broken in an unlocked car parked in a rural residential driveway. A rock, thrown by a riding lawnmower, was determined to be the culprit.

21-008868 Accident-NonInj 10:56:53 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008869 Malicious Mischief 11:08:49 (Lopez Island) UNF

A Lopez Island deputy was called to a reported vandalism to a utility cable. The utility company advised the customer it was likely a system problem rather than a line problem.

21-008870 Child Abuse or Neglect 11:35:52 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was contacted in reference to Child Abuse. The deputy spoke with the people reporting the incident. The incident occurred in another jurisdiction. Information report taken.

21-008871 Citizen Assist 12:20:51 INA

21-008872 Information Report 13:08:14 (Orcas Island) CLO

An Orcas Island Deputy investigated an allegation of threats on the 300 block of Point Lawrence Rd. None of the involved parties wanted any law enforcement action taken. An incident report was authored.

21-008873 Unconscious ALS 14:53:29 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008874 Accident-NonInj 15:28:14 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008875 Civil Problem 15:44:55 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008876 Traffic Violation 16:38:44 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008877 Domestic Dispute or Assault 18:52:37 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Deputy responded to a domestic call. During the investigation, it was determined that there was no domestic crime, however the case will be forwarded to Child Protective Services to address some concerns.

21-008878 VIN Inspection 18:58:32 (Orcas Island) NR

An Orcas Island Deputy assisted a resident with a Junk Vehicle Affidavit to remove a vehicle from their property on the 100 block of Alder St. A copy of the affidavit is attached to the files of this report.

21-008879 Traffic Violation 20:11:47 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008880 Traffic Violation 21:04:04 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008881 Boating Problem 21:08:07 (Orcas Island) ACT

Orcas Island deputies were dispatched with Orcas Island Fire & Rescue to a boating accident on the north shore of Orcas. The reporting party advised that the boat was on the rocks. The sole occupant of the vessel was rescued by the USCG helicopter crew and transported for medical treatment.

21-008882 Traffic Violation 21:18:45 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008883 Noise Complaint /not dogs 22:02:04 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008884 Domestic Dispute or Assault 22:22:58 (Orcas Island) CLO

An Orcas Island Deputy responded to a call of a Domestic dispute on the 700 block of Olga Rd. An investigation was conducted, and it was determined no crime was committed. An incident report was authored.

21-008885 Accident-NonInj 23:39:11 (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez Deputy responded to a traffic accident call. A vehicle drove off the road into a patch of blackberries. The driver was not located. The investigation is ongoing.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2021

21-008886 Citizen Assist 00:13:07 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008887 Boating Problem 07:18:32 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008888 Traffic Violation 09:08:57 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008889 Trouble Unknown 09:21:39 UNF

21-008890 Mental Health 09:34:06 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008891 Alarm 09:36:08 INA

21-008892 Animal at Large 09:44:53 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008893 Trouble Unknown 10:13:59 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008894 Animal at Large 10:36:08 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008895 Unwanted Person 10:58:14 (Orcas Island) CLO

An Orcas Island Deputy responded to an unwanted person call on Alder St. An investigation was conducted and no crime was committed. An incident report was authored.

21-008896 Trouble Unknown 11:52:14 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008897 Traffic Violation 13:59:13 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008898 Traffic Violation 14:25:32 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008899 Traffic Violation 15:47:00 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008900 Traffic Violation 16:05:50 (Lopez Island) NR Warning for speed

21-008901 Animal at Large 16:39:43 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008902 Domestic Dispute or Assault 19:30:36 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputies were dispatched to a verbal domestic in the Eastsound area. No crime was committed, and the parties voluntarily separated. A report was taken.

21-008903 Vicious Animal 20:21:59 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008904 Citizen Assist 20:57:23 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008905 Traffic Violation 22:34:03 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008906 Noise Complaint /not dogs 22:51:21 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008907 Domestic Dispute or Assault 22:52:54 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan Deputy responded to a Domestic disturbance. All parties were contacted and the incident was determined to be non-criminal. An informational report was filed.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021

21-008908 Noise Complaint /not dogs 04:15:38 INA

21-008909 Accident-NonInj 05:41:34 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Traffic Accident in the San Juan Island area. The deputy arrived and located a single vehicle off the roadway and into a tree. There was no driver on scene. Vehicle impounded. Report taken.

21-008910 Trespassing 08:00:16 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island deputy took a report of hunters trespassing on private property. The hunters were gone when the deputy arrived. The matter is under investigation.

21-008911 Litter/Pollution/Public Health 09:14:40 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008912 Threats 09:48:57 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008913 Litter/Pollution/Public Health 10:22:55 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008914 Trouble Unknown 11:17:56 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008915 Traffic Violation 12:02:54 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008916 Theft 12:28:40 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island deputy took a report of mail theft.

21-008917 Animal at Large 12:35:00 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008918 Abandoned Vehicle 12:51:29 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008919 Juvenile Problem 13:22:54 (Orcas Island) CLO

A deputy on Orcas responded to a citizen assist near Eastsound. Under the new laws no enforcement could be taken at that moment. A report was taken and both parties were separated.

21-008920 Trespassing 13:23:15 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008921 Agency Assistance 13:37:37 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008922 Citizen Dispute 15:38:00 (San Juan Island) CAA

21-008923 Theft 15:50:22 INA

21-008924 Citizen Assist 16:27:58 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008925 Juvenile Problem 17:09:40 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008926 Accident-Hit Run 17:14:19 (Orcas Island) CLO

An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to a hit and run motor vehicle accident at a local business. It was later determined that the driver did not know they had struck the victims car and insurance information was exchanged.

21-008927 Accident-Injury, Traffic 17:42:25 (San Juan Island) CAA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a single vehicle roll over collision. The driver was arrested for DUI and issued infractions for wheels off roadway, open alcohol container and open marijuana container.

21-008928 Malicious Mischief 17:51:33 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan deputy was dispatched to a vandalism call. An investigation was conducted and a report was completed.

21-008929 Trespassing 18:02:54 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Trespassing in the Friday Harbor area. The person involved was not at the time but a Trespass Warning Letter was prepared and signed by the business. The person will be served with the warning letter when located.

21-008930 Traffic Violation 18:30:48 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008931 Civil Problem 18:53:27 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008932 Juvenile Problem 19:05:12 (Orcas Island) NR

An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to an unwanted person call. The subject was trespassed from the property. A report was taken.

21-008933 Wildland Fire 19:11:58 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008934 Welfare Check 19:40:14 (Orcas Island) NR

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2021

21-008935 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 08:33:30 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008936 Traffic Violation 08:35:50 (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Island deputy stopped and ticketed a motorist for speeding in the school zone (35 in the 20 zone) on Center Rd.

21-008937 Boating Problem 08:59:56 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008938 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 09:18:18 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008939 Boating Problem 09:43:39 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008940 Traffic Violation 09:52:53 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008941 Domestic Dispute or Assault 10:15:30 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008942 Traffic Violation 10:47:56 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008943 Noise Complaint /not dogs 11:04:27 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008944 Sick or Injured Animal 11:21:54 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008945 Animal at Large 12:23:03 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008946 Citizen Assist 13:19:12 (Orcas Island) NR

21-008947 Civil Problem 13:26:46 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008949 Unconscious 14:06:35 (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez Island deputy responded to a Lopez residence to an unattended death. An investigation indicated that the deceased passed away from natural causes.

21-008948 Domestic Dispute or Assault 14:06:59 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008950 Traffic Violation 15:01:07 (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle as the owner did not have a driver's license. The driver was issued an infraction for no valid license with ID and the deputy's report will be sent to the Prosecutor's Office for a charging decision for driving without an ignition interlock device.

21-008951 Threats 15:54:38 (San Juan Island) NR

21-008952 Traffic Violation 17:03:48 (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle as the driver had a suspended driver's license. An infraction was issued for operating a motor vehicle without insurance and the deputy's report will be forwarded to the Prosecutor's Office for a charging decision.

21-008953 Accident-HitRun 17:22:15 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan Deputy investigated a report of a hit-and-run collision in the 300 block of Argyle. The suspect vehicle was not identified, and a report was taken.

21-008954 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 17:25:57 (Lopez Island) INA

A vehicle slowly drove by a Lopez property. The occupants of the vehicle were looking out the window and yelling. No crime occurred. A report was taken.

21-008955 Agency Assistance 17:57:22 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008956 Traffic Violation 18:24:54 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008957 Trouble Unknown 19:10:25 UNF

21-008959 Missing Person 19:24:04 (Lopez Island) UNF

21-008958 Traffic Violation 19:24:11 (Lopez Island) NR

21-008960 Domestic Dispute or Assault 19:53:50 (San Juan Island) INA

Two San Juan Island deputies were dispatched to the domestic disturbance call.

21-008961 Disorderly Conduct 20:40:09 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Deputy responded to a disorderly conduct call. Two citizens drove around the ferry terminal yelling at people. They had departed the scene by the time a Deputy arrived. A report was taken.

21-008962 Disorderly Conduct 20:47:02 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan Deputy was dispatched to a disturbance in a tavern. The deputy arrived and separated the parties. Two patrons were trespassed at the request of the establishment. No parties wished to cooperate with criminal prosecution. A report was completed.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021

21-008963 Welfare Check 03:32:50 (San Juan Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 191

Last modified onFriday, 08 October 2021 04:17

Related items