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San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log Dec. 1-7, 2021: Burglaries, drowning, threats, assault on firefighter,

San Juan County Deputies responded to 172 calls from December 1-7, 2021 including Deputy responded to a Communications call involving some possible improper communication involving teenagers. An initial report was generated and forwarded to Detectives for further investigation. A Lopez deputy was advised of a person who's driving privileges were revoked for medical reasons. The person, who was in denial about the problem, was contacted and the consequences of violating the suspension were explained. A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a report of a person standing in the roadway. The person was reportedly hampering Fire Department vehicles responding to a structure fire. The subject was arrested for assaulting a Fire Department member.

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, DECEMBER 1, 2021

21-010328 Malicious Mischief 09:15:36 (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez Island deputy was called about vandalism to a watercraft. A report was taken.

21-010327 Traffic Violation 09:16:55 (Lopez Island) NR

Warning for speed and failing to carry driver license.

21-010329 Traffic Hazard 09:18:57 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010330 Abandoned Vehicle 09:31:09 (Orcas Island) CLO

An Orcas Island Deputy authored a Junk Vehicle Affidavit for Orcas Towing. A copy was given to the owner of the business.

21-010331 Fraud 09:52:38 (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan deputy responded to a report of fraud. The incident was documented. There is no suspect information at this time.

21-010332 Information Report 11:34:58 (Orcas Island) CLO

An Orcas Island Deputy took an incident report reference a non-injury traffic collision that occurred in May of 2020. There was no crime committed and the report was civil in nature.

21-010333 Alarm 11:50:24 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010334 Citizen Assist 12:43:28 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010335 Threats 13:03:46 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputy responded to a report of threats. The suspect was contacted and the incident was documented.

21-010336 Trouble Unknown 13:06:14 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010337 Animal at Large 14:11:27 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010338 Traffic Violation 15:45:00 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010339 Fraud 16:11:16 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010340 Traffic Hazard 16:17:45 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010341 Citizen Assist 17:24:36 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010342 Traffic Violation 17:32:13 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010343 Domestic Dispute or Assault 17:39:48 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010344 Traffic Hazard 18:25:35 UNF

21-010345 Traffic Hazard 18:52:33 UNF

21-010346 Area Check 20:17:01 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010347 Prowler 20:43:23 (Orcas Island) INA

Orcas Island Deputies responded to a prowler call in the Eastsound area. The matter was determined to be civil. No further action was taken.

21-010348 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 20:53:40 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010349 Traffic Violation 22:08:59 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010350 Domestic Dispute or Assault 23:00:21 (Orcas Island) CLO

Orcas Island Deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance. No crime was committed.

21-010351 Animal at Large 23:52:51 (Orcas Island) NR

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2021

21-010352 CPR ALS 01:17:52 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a death investigation. The incident was documented as a natural death.

21-010353 Domestic Dispute or Assault 03:47:05 (Orcas Island) UNF

Orcas Island Deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the Eastsound area. No crime had been committed. A report was taken.

21-010354 Traffic Stop 09:17:30 (San Juan Island) CLO

21-010355 Burglary,NonRes 09:49:33 (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Island Deputy investigated a burglary at a business on the 200 block of Prune Alley. Forced entry was made to the business. Cash and other items were stolen.

21-010356 Burglary,NonRes 10:26:00 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy investigated a burglary at a business on the 200 block of North Beach Rd. Forced entry was made to the business items stolen.

21-010357 Civil Problem 13:12:37 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez deputy was contacted for guidance on two civil issues.

21-010358 Animal at Large 14:31:05 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez deputy was called regarding a dog running at large near the school. Nearby neighbors assisted in locating the owner, who responded and collected the dog.

21-010359 Citizen Assist 15:34:29 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010360 Litter/Pollution/Public Health 16:04:16 (Orcas Island) CLO

Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a littering complaint.

21-010361 Abandoned Vehicle 16:15:14 NR

21-010362 DUI 16:34:12 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010363 Unwanted Person 16:41:09 (Orcas Island) CLO

Deputies on Orcas Island responded to a verbal domestic dispute. No crime had been committed and the situation had de-escalated prior to the arrival of the Deputies.

21-010364 Traffic Violation 17:06:53 (San Juan Island) CIC

A deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for going 43 MPH in a posted 25 MPH speed zone. The driver was issued an infraction for speed.

21-010366 Theft 17:08:08 (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan deputy responded to a cold shoplifting report. Employees had already contacted, identified, and released the suspect. They wished for the suspect to be trespassed from company premises. A trespass letter was signed by the reporting party and will be issued to the suspect.

21-010365 Traffic Stop 17:09:11 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010367 Traffic Stop 18:18:12 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010368 Communications Problem 19:16:18 (San Juan Island) ACT

Deputy responded to a Communications call involving some possible improper communication involving teenagers. An initial report was generated and forwarded to Detectives for further investigation.

21-010369 Citizen Assist 21:30:35 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010370 Traffic Hazard 21:55:49 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010371 Sick or Injured Animal 23:25:16 (San Juan Island) NR

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2021

21-010372 Traffic Violation 08:10:25 (Orcas Island) INA

21-010373 Accident-HitRun 08:18:01 (San Juan Island) ACT

21-010374 Traffic Violation 09:21:49 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010375 Citizen Assist 09:59:24 (Orcas Island) CLO

An Orcas Island Deputy assisted a citizen with the disposal of unwanted firearms. An incident report was authored.

21-010376 Welfare Check 10:01:04 (Orcas Island) INA

21-010377 Welfare Check 10:04:10 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010378 Weapons Noise 10:04:43 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010379 Found Property 10:17:21 (San Juan Island) NR

An unknown person dropped off a found personal item at the front door of the sheriff office. Attempts have been made to contact the owner of the item. The item has been secured for safekeeping.

21-010380 Vicious Animal 10:39:52 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010381 Theft 11:54:39 (San Juan Island) ACT

21-010382 Unwanted Person 13:04:53 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010383 Trespassing 13:10:32 (Orcas Island) CJA

An Orcas Island Deputy investigated a trespassing violation at a business on the 200 block of A St.

21-010384 Fraud 13:38:46 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy investigated a report of a forged/fraudulent check from OPALCO. An investigation was conducted, and the investigation is on-going.

21-010385 Citizen Assist 14:03:44 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010386 Traffic Hazard 14:10:59 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez deputy was advised of a person who's driving privileges were revoked for medical reasons. The person, who was in denial about the problem, was contacted and the consequences of violating the suspension were explained.

21-010387 Alarm 14:11:39 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010388 Weapons Noise 14:23:26 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez deputy responded to a fireworks complaint. The involved boat was not in the area when the deputy arrived.

21-010389 Trespassing 14:46:16 (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Island Deputy investigated an attempted burglary to a residence on the 100 block of Elderberry Ln. An investigation was conducted, and a report authored.

21-010390 Controlled Substance Problem 15:07:14 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez deputy responded to the school for a juvenile issue. The matter is currently being handled by school staff, parents, and CPS.

21-010391 Vicious Animal 16:17:03 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010392 Unconscious ALS 16:29:16 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010393 Missing Person 17:23:40 (Orcas Island) UNF

21-010394 Trespassing 17:28:34 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010395 Accident-NonInj 17:54:12 (Orcas Island) CLO

Deputy on Orcas Island returned a phone call regarding an earlier traffic collision. The incident met the criteria for mandated self-reporting. The complainant was provided with the required forms.

21-010396 Traffic Enforcement 18:02:59 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010397 Civil Problem 18:03:43 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010398 Traffic Violation 21:16:21 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010399 Traffic Violation 21:16:51 (San Juan Island) UNF

21-010400 Traffic Violation 21:30:41 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010401 Traffic Violation 21:40:06 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010402 Traffic Violation 21:53:32 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010403 Noise Complaint /not dogs 22:41:47 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010404 Traffic Violation 23:33:18 (San Juan Island) NR

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021

21-010405 Domestic Dispute or Assault 00:33:45 (Orcas Island) INA

Orcas deputies responded to a possible domestic dispute. A report was written.

21-010406 Overdose 01:40:32 (San Juan Island) UNF

21-010408 Structure Fire 04:15:19 (San Juan Island) ACT

In the early morning hours, the San Juan County SO responded to a structure fire on Orcas Island. The circumstances surrounding the fire appeared suspicious and the case was being investigated.

21-010407 Traffic Hazard 05:11:44 (Orcas Island) CAA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a report of a person standing in the roadway. The person was reportedly hampering Fire Department vehicles responding to a structure fire. The subject was arrested for assaulting a Fire Department member.

21-010409 Citizen Dispute 08:43:08 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010410 Parking Problem 10:47:06 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010411 Abandoned Vehicle 10:49:55 (San Juan Island) CIC

A deputy was contacted in reference to an Abandoned Vehicle. A tow operator turned in a packet for failure to redeem an impounded vehicle. The registered owner was issued an infraction for Littering/ Failure to Redeem an Abandoned Vehicle. Report taken.

21-010412 Civil Problem 11:09:17 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010413 Accident-HitRun 11:20:35 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was contacted in reference to a hit and Run. The person advised their vehicle had been parked in town when someone backed into the front of their vehicle. No obvious damage observed. Report taken.

21-010414 Traffic Hazard 13:40:32 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010415 Citizen Dispute 14:44:06 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010416 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:14:31 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010417 DUI 15:35:00 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010418 Trespassing 16:10:26 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010419 Traffic Stop 18:06:36 (Lopez Island) CLO

21-010420 Trouble Unknown 18:49:52 (Orcas Island) UNF

21-010421 Traffic Violation 18:58:42 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010422 Traffic Violation 19:06:45 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for traveling 40MPH in a posted 25MPH speed zone. The driver was issued an infraction for speed.

21-010423 Traffic Violation 19:16:33 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010424 Traffic Violation 19:35:01 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010425 Traffic Violation 19:57:24 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for a defective headlight and two defective taillights. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence.

21-010426 Accident-NonInj 20:35:56 (Lopez Island) NR

Lopez Deputy responded to an accident without injury call. An an unoccupied vehicle was found in a ditch on Mud Bay Road. The Deputy attempted to contact the vehicle owner but was unsuccessful. A friendly neighbor helped pull the vehicle out. A report was taken.

21-010427 Accident-HitRun 20:51:42 (San Juan Island) CAA

A deputy on San Juan Island responded to a hit and run. The driver was later found and arrested for DUI and hit and run.

21-010428 Accident-NonInj 21:40:51 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010429 Medical Emergency 22:46:39 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010430 Accident-NonInj 23:55:53 (San Juan Island) CAA

A deputy on San Juan Island responded to a single motor vehicle collision. The vehicle was found after it left the scene and the driver was arrested for DUI.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021

21-010431 Noise Complaint /not dogs 00:03:57 (Lopez Island) NR

Lopez Deputy responded to a noise complaint. A lively Quinceanera had a live band playing music in the community center. The band agreed to lower their volume.

21-010432 Welfare Check 01:31:20 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010433 Overdose 02:56:43 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010434 Explosives Problem 04:52:21 (Orcas Island) CLO

21-010435 Citizen Assist 09:49:39 (Orcas Island) CLO

21-010436 Domestic Dispute or Assault 09:50:20 (San Juan Island) ACT

San Juan deputies responded to a report of a domestic incident with assault. The suspect had left prior to arrival. Investigation revealed probable cause for Domestic Violence charges of Residential Burglary and Assault fourth degree.

21-010437 Trespassing 10:05:46 UNF

21-010438 Welfare Check 10:59:54 (San Juan Island) UNF

21-010439 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 11:23:35 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010440 Litter/Pollution/Public Health 12:03:19 (Orcas Island) INA

Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to a littering complaint in the Eastsound area. A report was taken.

21-010441 Theft 12:18:26 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was contacted in reference to a Theft. The person was reporting an item taken from a Gallery open house. The person provided a photo of the missing item. No other information at this time. Report taken.

21-010442 Malicious Mischief 14:08:54 (Orcas Island) CLO

21-010443 Animal at Large 14:46:52 (San Juan Island) CLO

A deputy was dispatched to an Animal at Large in the San Juan Island area. The person reported neighbor's dogs were on their property. Owner of dogs was verbally warned about letting dogs at large. Report taken.

21-010444 Sick or Injured Animal 15:24:55 INA

21-010445 Animal at Large 16:12:04 (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez resident was issued an infraction for a dog at large violation. This person had been given a verbal warning about this problem only a few days prior.

21-010446 Trouble Unknown 16:23:53 UNF

21-010447 Domestic Dispute or Assault 17:31:31 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Domestic in the San Juan Island area. The deputy arrived and contacted the people involved. The incident was found to be a verbal argument only. The people involved agreed to separate for the night. Report taken.

21-010448 Animal at Large 18:18:51 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010449 Parking Problem 19:42:26 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010450 Traffic Violation 21:53:52 (Orcas Island) NR

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2021

21-010451 Unwanted Person 03:18:35 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010452 Theft 08:14:03 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez resident reported the theft of a street sign. The incident was documented for future possession of stolen property charges.

21-010453 Civil Problem 09:24:05 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010454 Welfare Check 09:52:48 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez deputy performed a welfare check at the request of the school.

21-010455 Civil Problem 09:56:42 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010456 Traffic Violation 10:27:38 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010457 Sick or Injured Animal 11:50:53 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010458 Citizen Assist 12:12:32 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010459 Civil Problem 12:25:48 (San Juan Island) UNF

21-010460 Accident-HitRun 13:05:26 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez resident reported damage to her vehicle that occurred while it was parked in her driveway. The source of the damage is unknown at this time.

21-010461 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 14:08:41 (Orcas Island) CLO

An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to a trespassing call in the Eastsound area. A report was taken.

21-010462 Trouble Unknown 14:13:45 INA

21-010463 Domestic Dispute or Assault 16:35:52 (Orcas Island) CLO

Orcas Island Deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the Eastsound area. no crime had been committed. An informational report was taken.

21-010464 Found Property 16:59:04 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010466 Citizen Assist 19:00:03 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010467 Trouble Unknown 20:03:48 (Lopez Island) UNF

21-010468 Traffic Violation 20:16:04 (San Juan Island) CIC

A deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for traveling 62 MPH in a posted 45 MPH speed zone. The driver was issued an infraction for speed.

21-010469 Traffic Violation 20:38:52 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010470 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 20:49:10 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010471 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 21:28:38 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010472 Alarm 22:10:44 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010473 Area Check 22:20:29 (Orcas Island) NR

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021

21-010474 Alarm 00:17:18 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010475 Burglary - Residential 06:31:36 (Orcas Island) ACT

A Deputy on Orcas responded to Island Hardware about a burglary that had happened sometime last night. A report was taken and the case is ongoing.

21-010476 Mental Health 06:32:58 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Deputy responded to a mental call. A man who was hallucinating was put in contact with a crisis responder, who assisted with creating a safety plan.

21-010477 Trouble Unknown 06:52:40 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010478 Citizen Assist 08:03:13 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010480 Disorderly Conduct 09:59:36 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010479 Citizen Assist 10:01:18 (Lopez Island) NR

A concerned Lopez citizen called to get clarification on dog leash laws. A Lopez Deputy provided information and explained how to access the San Juan County Code for reference.

21-010481 Controlled Substance Problem 10:58:43 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010482 Citizen Assist 10:59:52 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010483 Found Property 11:12:36 (San Juan Island) CLO

A deputy was contacted in reference to Found Property. The person turned in a cell phone found on San Juan Island. The cell phone was entered into evidence. Report taken.

21-010484 Citizen Assist 11:15:20 (Lopez Island) NR

Lopez Deputy responded to a citizen assist call. The citizen was advised of how to legally handle an unwanted person on their property.

21-010485 Fish & Game Violation 11:15:23 (Lopez Island) NR

Lopez citizen called with questions about waterfowl hunting regulations. A Lopez Deputy answered questions and referred them to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for further information.

21-010486 Burglary,NonRes 12:20:44 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy on Orcas responded to a burglary call of a business in Westsound. No known suspects at this time.

21-010487 Animal at Large 12:44:15 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010489 Welfare Check 12:58:03 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010488 Traffic Violation 12:59:41 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010490 Threats 14:06:48 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was contacted in reference to Threats. The person reported that they were receiving threats on Facebook. The person provided a written statement. No crimes had been committed at this time and the person was advised to get a Civil Order. Report taken.

21-010491 Traffic Hazard 14:43:57 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010492 Found Property 15:20:42 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010493 Disorderly Conduct 15:46:02 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010494 Traffic Violation 15:52:42 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010495 Traffic Violation 16:13:30 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010496 Civil Problem 16:21:33 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010497 Trouble Unknown 16:49:03 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010498 Traffic Violation 17:43:19 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010499 Citizen Assist 18:00:16 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010500 Animal at Large 23:51:46 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010501 Unsecure Premise 00:21:03 12/08/21 (Orcas Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 175

Last modified onThursday, 09 December 2021 22:53

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