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San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log Dec. 29-Jan. 4, 2022: Two deaths, cars in ditches, downed trees, prowler, burglar....

San Juan County Deputies responded to 174 calls from December 29, 2021 to January 4, 2022 including: Lopez Deputies responded to a missing person call. After a brief search, the person, an elderly Lopez citizen, was found. The person had fallen outside in the freezing weather conditions. Medical aid was administered by Lopez EMS, but the person passed away. Deputies responded to a report of a Prowler in Friday Harbor. One male was arrested for Attempted Criminal Trespass in the First Degree for trying to enter the callers residence and several other charges under another incident. The male was booked into jail. An Orcas Island Deputy investigated a stolen vehicle report. The vehicle was located, and a suspect taken into custody. Further investigation revealed the suspect had also burglarized a home on Merrymac Ln. property was recovered and the suspect booked into jail.

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 29, 2021

21-010983 Found Property 08:48:28 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010984 Welfare Check 09:17:57 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010985 Traffic Stop 10:31:53 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010986 Accident-NonInj 10:32:42 (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan deputy responded to a 2-car, non-injury, reportable collision in Friday Harbor. Investigation revealed it was caused by icy conditions. Information was exchanged and a collision report was generated.

21-010987 Welfare Check 12:16:54 (Orcas Island) CLO

An Orcas Island Deputy conducted a welfare check on the 60 block of Rosehip Rd. The subject in question was contacted and an incident report was authored.

21-010988 Citizen Assist 13:23:27 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010989 Agency Assistance 13:35:15 NR

21-010990 Citizen Assist 13:37:41 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010991 Unsecure Premise 13:51:04 (Lopez Island) NR

21-010992 Welfare Check 14:50:10 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010993 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:24:13 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010994 Parking Problem 15:45:06 (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Island deputy ticketed a vehicle parked on the snow covered road in front of a No Parking sign near Agate Beach Park.

21-010995 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 16:51:26 (San Juan Island) NR

21-010996 Traffic Hazard 16:59:59 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010997 Citizen Assist 17:09:45 (Orcas Island) NR

21-010998 Citizen Assist 18:54:42 (Orcas Island) INA

21-010999 Welfare Check 23:16:52 (Orcas Island) NR

21-011000 Alarm 23:28:24 (Orcas Island) FAL

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2021

21-011001 Accident-NonInj 05:05:16 (Lopez Island) NR

Lopez Deputy responded to a driver who slid into a ditch. A friend of the driver was able to assist in getting the vehicle back on the road. The vehicle was undamaged and the driver uninjured.

21-011002 Traffic Hazard 08:02:49 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011004 Heart Problem 08:21:53 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011003 Traffic Hazard 08:25:17 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011005 Traffic Hazard 09:02:31 (Lopez Island) NR

21-011006 Welfare Check 09:07:37 (Orcas Island) CLO

An Orcas Island Deputy conducted a welfare check on a subject on Rosehip Rd. The subject was offered services and assistance but declined any assistance. An incident report was authored.

21-011007 Harassment 09:09:38 (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan deputy took a report of harassment. The caller did not wish to pursue criminal charges, but did wish to petition for a no contact order. The caller was assisted with the process.

21-011008 Welfare Check 09:16:37 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011009 Traffic Hazard 09:22:19 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011010 Information Report 09:54:13 (Orcas Island) CLO

An Orcas Island Deputy responded to a disturbance call on the 800 block of Discovery Way. All parties were contacted, and it was determined no crime was committed. An incident report was authored.

21-011011 Runaway Juvenile 10:25:36 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011012 Fraud 10:43:20 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputy responded to a walk-in report of a Fraud. The complainant reported that he received a text from a number claiming to be a Wells Fargo Fraud alert. The caller was defrauded out of $1000 and is working with is bank to get refunded. No suspects or workable leads at this time. report made.

21-011013 Traffic Hazard 10:48:15 (Orcas Island) CLO

21-011015 Accident-NonInj 11:02:01 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011014 Accident-NonInj 11:03:03 INA

21-011016 Agency Assistance 12:00:24 (Orcas Island) NR

21-011017 Traffic Hazard 12:52:50 (Orcas Island) NR

21-011018 Traffic Hazard 13:50:14 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011019 Welfare Check 13:55:16 (Orcas Island) NR

21-011020 Traffic Violation 14:38:04 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011021 Prowler 14:47:16 (San Juan Island) CAA

Deputies responded to a report of a Prowler in Friday Harbor. One male was arrested for Attempted Criminal Trespass in the First Degree for trying to enter the callers residence and several other charges under another incident. The male was booked into jail and report completed.

21-011022 Traffic Violation 15:15:07 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for driving recklessly. The driver was arrested and booked for DUI, reckless driving, three counts of intimidating a public servant, possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of controlled substance by a prisoner.

21-011023 Fire Alarm 15:48:03 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011024 Traffic Hazard 15:56:28 (Lopez Island) INA

21-011025 Citizen Assist 16:06:20 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Island visitor attempted to drive a Tesla through the unmaintained parts of Lopez Sound Road during a snowstorm. The vehicle became stuck. A friendly local attempted to help pull the Tesla with their truck, but the truck slipped into a ditch on the way to help. The situation is ongoing.

21-011026 Sick or Injured Animal 16:15:42 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011027 Agency Assistance 17:59:21 (Orcas Island) NR

21-011028 Citizen Assist 18:24:32 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez deputy assisted an elderly resident with a weather-related issue.

21-011029 Traffic Violation 19:59:30 (Orcas Island) CAA

Deputy on Orcas Island stopped a vehicle for traveling 39 MPH in a posted 25 MPH speed zone. The driver was issued an infraction for speed and was arrested for driving under the influence.

21-011030 DUI 20:50:51 (San Juan Island) CAA

Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of an intoxicated driver that crashed into mailboxes then into a ditch. The suspect was contacted, but due to no DRE in the county PC was not established for DUI. Charges for Negligent Driving 1st were forwarded to the PA's Office.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2021

21-011032 Animal at Large 04:27:19 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011031 Animal at Large 04:32:41 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011033 Vehicle Theft 09:19:08 (Orcas Island) CAA

An Orcas Island Deputy investigated a stolen vehicle report. The vehicle was located, and a suspect taken into custody. Further investigation revealed the suspect had also burglarized a home on Merrymac Ln. property was recovered and the suspect booked into jail.

21-011034 Accident-NonInj 09:36:37 (San Juan Island) ACT

21-011035 Traffic Hazard 09:39:47 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011036 Citizen Assist 10:47:39 (Orcas Island) NR

21-011037 Accident-NonInj 10:48:30 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011038 Accident-NonInj 10:51:03 (Lopez Island) NR

21-011039 Alarm 11:19:49 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011040 Traffic Hazard 12:46:07 (Lopez Island) ACT

21-011041 Traffic Hazard 13:13:22 (Lopez Island) NR

21-011042 Accident-NonInj 13:19:07 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez deputy responded to multiple traffic hazard / vehicle related incidents.

21-011043 Traffic Violation 13:19:19 (Orcas Island) NR

21-011044 Vicious Animal 13:23:35 (Orcas Island) NR

21-011045 Citizen Assist 14:15:13 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011046 Accident-NonInj 14:16:47 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011047 Civil Problem 14:37:28 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez resident contacted a deputy regarding a landlord / tenant issue. They were referred to the civil office.

21-011048 Welfare Check 14:42:38 (San Juan Island) INA

21-011049 Overdose 16:07:26 (San Juan Island) CLO

San Juan deputy responded to a report of an overdose. The incident was documented.

21-011050 Overdose 16:38:55 (Orcas Island) INA

21-011051 Unwanted Person 16:52:22 (San Juan Island) ACT

21-011052 Traffic Violation 17:12:07 (San Juan Island) CIC

San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle as the registered owner did not have a driver's license. Infractions were issued for no valid license with ID, no insurance and driving with obstructed vision.

21-011053 Found Property 18:19:32 (San Juan Island) CLO

Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of found property. The property was entered into the Sheriff's Office evidence system.

21-011054 Welfare Check 19:38:02 (Orcas Island) CLO

Deputies on Orcas Island responded to a welfare check in the village of Eastsound. The person was located and stated that they did not want or need assistance.

21-011055 Weapons Noise 19:43:02 (Orcas Island) NR

21-011056 Domestic Dispute or Assault 20:01:04 (Orcas Island) CAA

Deputies on Orcas Island responded to a domestic incident. The parties were separated upon arrival. A report was made.

21-011057 Weapons Noise 21:21:56 (Orcas Island) CLO

21-011058 Animal Noise 21:25:13 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011059 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 21:57:19 (Orcas Island) CLO

21-011060 Alarm 22:36:33 (San Juan Island) NR

21-011061 Traffic Hazard 22:49:46 (Lopez Island) NR

21-011062 Noise Complaint /not dogs 23:50:03 (San Juan Island) CIC

Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of fireworks. A subject was contacted and became argumentative about lighting fireworks. The subject talked themselves into receiving an infraction for violating county ordinance.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 2021

22-000001 Trouble Unknown 00:28:39 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000002 Missing Person 00:57:36 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Deputies responded to a missing person call. After a brief search, the person was located. The person, an elderly Lopez citizen, had fallen outside in the freezing weather conditions. Medical aid was administered by Lopez EMS, but the person passed away.

22-000003 Found Property 09:03:12 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000004 Accident-HitRun 10:33:19 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputy was dispatched to a Hit and Run in the Friday Harbor area. A parked vehicle was struck sometime in the past three days. No other information at this time. Report taken.

22-000005 Accident-NonInj 10:56:54 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy responded to a report of a vehicle that had slid off the icy road. The vehicle was stuck in the ditch but undamaged. No one was hurt. A passing motorist pulled the vehicle out of the ditch. No further action necessary.

22-000006 Alarm 11:55:01 NR

22-000007 Trouble Unknown 13:23:33 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000008 Agency Assistance 13:53:48 (Lopez Island) NR

22-000010 Fire Alarm 14:21:01 (Lopez Island) NR

Assist FD with fire alarm at school.

22-000009 Citizen Assist 14:26:54 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000011 Accident-NonInj 15:00:23 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000012 Traffic Hazard 20:59:44 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000013 Traffic Hazard 21:54:29 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000014 Explosives Problem 23:17:34 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000015 Alarm 23:18:58 (Orcas Island) FAL

22-000016 Trouble Unknown 23:23:41 (San Juan Island) NR

SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 2021

22-000017 Welfare Check 05:54:34 (San Juan Island) INA

22-000018 Domestic Dispute or Assault 09:43:33 (Orcas Island) CAA

Deputies on Orcas Island responded to a domestic violence incident. The parties were contacted, an investigation was completed and one individual was arrested for Assault in the fourth degree- domestic violence.

22-000019 Animal at Large 09:51:14 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000020 Alarm 10:02:30 INA

22-000021 Citizen Assist 10:18:10 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000022 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 10:37:34 (Orcas Island) CLO

22-000023 Trespassing 10:58:25 (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan deputy was dispatched to a trespassing complaint at the Roche Harbor Resort. The incident was investigated and documented.

22-000024 Citizen Assist 11:17:15 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000025 Area Check 13:52:17 (Orcas Island) CLO

22-000026 Traffic Hazard 14:17:52 (Lopez Island) NR

22-000027 Sick or Injured Animal 15:33:15 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000028 Traffic Hazard 15:34:50 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy came upon a downed tree, partially blocking Mud Bay Rd. The tree was removed from the road. Within an hour three more trees came down at that location, requiring a public works crew response to clear the hazard from the road.

22-000029 Trespassing 16:34:07 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000030 Citizen Assist 18:49:59 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000031 Mental Health 19:51:05 NR

22-000032 Alarm 20:11:55 (Orcas Island) UNF

22-000033 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 20:13:59 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000034 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 20:52:03 (Orcas Island) NR

MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 2021

22-000035 Accident-Injury, Traffic 05:32:07 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputies on San Juan Island responded to a fatal single vehicle collision. The presumed driver, a 42 year old San Juan Island woman was ejected from the vehicle and died.

Rachel Forkman died in a single-vehicle crash

22-000036 Accident-Injury, Traffic 07:07:43 CLO

22-000037 Traffic Hazard 07:54:05 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy was sent to check on a traffic hazard. A tree had fallen blocking the entire road. The tree was removed by a public works crew. No further action was necessary.

22-000038 Trouble Unknown 08:08:26 UNF

22-000039 Assault - Body Force 08:26:43 (Lopez Island) NR

Two San Juan Island citizens had a verbal dispute over a traffic situation. San Juan Deputies spoke with both parties and determined no crime had been committed. A report was taken.

22-000040 Death Investigation 08:56:49 INA

22-000041 Malicious Mischief 09:17:03 (Lopez Island) UNF

A Lopez Island resident reported damage to the shoulder and ditch along a private lane. The damage was a result of an unknown vehicle getting stuck in the ditch during recent snow events and efforts to free the vehicle from the ditch. No indication of any criminal intent.

22-000042 Domestic Dispute or Assault 09:35:28 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000043 Threats 09:43:38 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000044 Found Property 09:59:17 (San Juan Island) NR

San Juan Island citizen reported finding a lost birth certificate and several other important legal documents. The Deputy assisted in finding the owner and returned the documents.

22-000045 Alarm 10:37:04 INA

22-000046 Citizen Assist 10:43:01 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000047 Burglary,Non-Res 11:16:16 (Orcas Island) INA 

A deputy on Orcas responded to a burglary call at an Eastsound business. A report was taken and there are no suspects at this time.

22-000048 Animal at Large 12:12:56 (Lopez Island) NR

A San Juan Island citizen called to report a dog on a leash outside a business. The citizen was concerned for the dog's safety considering the weather conditions. By the time the Deputy checked, the dog's owner had already taken it inside.

22-000049 Accident-NonInj 13:19:45 (Lopez Island) ACT

22-000050 Burglary,NonRes 13:44:47 (Orcas Island) INA

Deputies on Orcas Island responded to a nonresidential burglary in the 100 block of North Beach Rd. An investigation was conducted and a report was taken. There are no suspects at this time.

22-000051 Trouble Unknown 13:50:42 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000052 Traffic Violation 14:01:24 (Lopez Island) NR

22-000053 Animal at Large 15:15:38 (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Island deputy was called to the school about a dog that had come into the building and was disrupting end of school day activities. The dog was taken home and the owner ticketed for dog at large.

22-000054 Lost Property 16:33:38 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000056 Trouble Unknown 16:53:55 INA

22-000055 Deliver Message 16:54:27 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000058 Citizen Assist 16:57:40 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000057 Traffic Hazard 17:00:16 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000059 Accident-NonInj 17:43:00 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000060 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 18:06:49 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000061 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 18:57:57 (Lopez Island) INA

A Deputy responded to a Lopez Island residence for a suspicious circumstance complaint. A report was completed.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2021

22-000062 Mental Health 02:27:09 NR

22-000063 Trouble Unknown 05:29:35 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000064 Accident-NonInj 07:20:36 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000065 Welfare Check 07:56:23 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000066 Accident-NonInj 08:25:15 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000067 Accident-NonInj 08:26:15 (Orcas Island) CLO

A deputy responded to an unknown injury accident on the 1100 block of West Valley Rd. A vehicle crashed into a ditch due to ice on the roadway. No injuries were sustained by the driver. A report was authored.

22-000068 Traffic Hazard 09:09:12 UNF

22-000069 Accident-Injury, Traffic 09:11:07 (Orcas Island) CLO

Deputies on Orcas responded to an accident with injury on Orcas Road. Orcas Fire and EMS flew one person off island and the other two involved in the accident were checked out and cleared. A report was taken after the investigation was completed.

22-000070 Welfare Check 09:36:37 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000071 Civil Problem 09:46:27 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000072 Welfare Check 09:53:44 (Orcas Island) CLO

22-000073 Traffic Hazard 10:08:23 (Lopez Island) NR

22-000074 Accident-NonInj 10:17:05 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island deputy was called to a non injury motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle that had lost control on black ice and slid off the road. The driver was ticketed for not having a drivers license and driving with wheels off road. The vehicle was pulled out of the ditch and removed.

22-000075 Agency Assistance 10:19:09 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Island deputies were asked to assist an out of state law enforcement agency with an investigative contact. Contact was made and forwarded to the requesting agency. A report was taken.

22-000076 Agency Assistance 10:22:03 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000077 Citizen Assist 10:44:06 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000078 Citizen Assist 12:31:56 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000079 Traffic Violation 12:57:33 (Lopez Island) NR

Warning for speed

22-000080 Citizen Assist 13:28:10 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000081 Sex Offense 13:30:40 (Lopez Island) CLO

22-000082 Fraud 13:33:37 (Orcas Island) ACT

A deputy on Orcas was contacted about a fraud call. A report was taken.

22-000083 Hazardous Materials Spill 13:54:02 UNF

22-000084 Fraud 14:12:39 (San Juan Island) CLO

22-000085 Civil Problem 14:35:28 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000086 Abandoned Vehicle 14:50:13 (Orcas Island) NR

22-000087 Citizen Assist 14:56:18 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Deputy assisted a citizen in completing out of state vehicle sale paperwork.

22-000088 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:21:46 (San Juan Island) CLO

22-000089 Welfare Check 16:40:32 (Lopez Island) NR

22-000090 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 16:52:16 (San Juan Island) NR

22-000091 Traffic Violation 17:12:19 (Lopez Island) NR

22-000092 Agency Assistance 18:38:32 INA

22-000093 Traffic Violation 20:22:34 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for driving left of center and driving while using a personal electronic device. The driver was issued infractions for no insurance and using a personal electronic device. Multiple warnings were also given.

22-000094 Traffic Violation 22:17:25 (San Juan Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 174

Last modified onFriday, 21 January 2022 02:45

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