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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands March 23-29: Downed plane, mulitple fraud calls, commercial burglaries, residential burglary

San Juan County Deputies responded to 133 calls from March 23-29, 2022 including: San Juan deputies responded to a report of threats in Friday Harbor. A transient male approached a citizen and shouted that he would kill him and that he was Satan. He also shouted the same thing at a nearby fence before leaving. He was located and arrested on an outstanding warrant. A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a commercial burglary. An investigation commenced and is ongoing.

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, MARCH 23, 2022

22-001756 Animal at Large 08:01:20 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001757 Wanted Person 09:59:40 (San Juan Island) CLO

Deputies on San Juan Island attempted to contact a person with a warrant. The person did not answer their door or acknowledge the Deputies. Deputies will continue to attempt to locate and contact the subject.

22-001758 Animal at Large 12:53:04 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001759 Aircraft Problem 15:24:23 (Orcas Island) CLO

An Orcas Island Deputy responded to a call of a downed aircraft near the intersection of Mt. Baker Rd. and Lovers Lane. An incident report was authored.


No one injured after Kenmore plane fails to gain altitude on takeoff on Orcas Island

Photo by Jaimie Louise

No injuries were reported after a a Kenmore Air 1998 Cessna Caravan 208B Grand apparently failed to gain altitude at takeoff Wednesday March 23 at Eastsound Airport. Orcas Island Fire and Rescue career and volunteer staff responded with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office to reports of a downed aircraft south of Eastsound airport (KORS).

Fire and EMS crews arrived to find the Cessna Grand Caravan intact with damage to the propeller. The aircraft was located in a grass field adjacent to the airport just south of Mount Baker Road. Crews worked quickly to assess patients and prepare for fire suppression, if needed. No injuries were reported by the pilot or the nine passengers onboard and there was no fire development.

The aircraft, which was on all wheels and had not gained altitude, reportedly experienced a mechanical power failure at takeoff causing it to continue through the fence and across the road, where it came to a stop in the field. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue first responders routinely complete training exercises for incidents such as this, ensuring personnel are equipped and ready to respond to all incidents.  


22-001760 Traffic Violation 15:45:00 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001761 Citizen Assist 16:06:18 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001762 Citizen Dispute 16:21:16 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001763 Fraud 16:52:11 (San Juan Island) NR

A San Juan deputy received a report of fraud. The incident occurred out-of-state; the deputy obtained information and forwarded it to the involved agency.

22-001764 Burglary - Residential 18:18:05 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to a residential burglary in the Eastsound area. The investigation is ongoing. A report was taken.

22-001765 Accident-NonInj 18:21:31 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle collision. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and was issued an infraction for driving with wheels off roadway.

22-001766 Alarm 18:43:42 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001767 Court Order Violation 20:28:49 (San Juan Island) ACT

A San Juan deputy took a report of a violation of a court order. The reporting party advised that a person sent a communication request via social media to a protected person in the order. The violation was referred to the Prosecutor for charging.

22-001768 Trouble Unknown 20:58:53 (Orcas Island) UNF

22-001769 Noise Complaint /not dogs 21:56:58 (San Juan Island) NR

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2022

22-001770 Threats 09:09:27 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001772 Assault - Body Force 10:02:27 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001771 Theft 10:06:12 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan responded to a theft report. The incident was documented as there are no workable leads or suspects at this time.

22-001773 Agency Assistance 10:24:23 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001774 Citizen Assist 12:31:21 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001775 Found Property 14:19:43 (San Juan Island) CLO

A Deputy on San Juan Island took a report for found property. The item was entered into the evidence system lost and found.

22-001776 Citizen Dispute 16:09:10 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001777 Trouble Unknown 16:46:31 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001778 Traffic Violation 17:02:55 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy conducted a traffic stop on Rouleau Rd. The driver was issued an infraction for Speeding - 83mph in a 35 mph zone, and Operating a Motor Vehicle without Valid Proof of Insurance. This was the driver's second speeding infraction issued in the same area within the last year.

22-001779 Trouble Unknown 17:22:04 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001780 Traffic Violation 18:00:32 (Lopez Island) NR

22-001781 Animal at Large 18:28:48 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001782 Traffic Violation 18:49:57 (Lopez Island) NR

22-001783 Traffic Violation 19:04:09 (Lopez Island) NR

22-001784 Fraud 19:41:30 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy conducted a fraud investigation with a suspect who called a local resident and identified himself as Sergeant Marshall from the San Juan County Sheriff's Office. The fraudster attempted to obtain money from the resident but was not successful.

22-001785 Traffic Hazard 22:53:10 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001786 Traffic Violation 23:51:11 (Lopez Island) NR

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2022

22-001787 Citizen Assist 09:14:51 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001788 Citizen Assist 09:36:17 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001789 Traffic Violation 09:52:24 (Lopez Island) INA

22-001791 Sick or Injured Animal 10:10:35 (Lopez Island) NR

22-001790 Citizen Assist 10:10:47 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001792 Fraud 10:20:16 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy responded to a report of an attempted Fraud via a phone scam. The caller stated the person on the phone represented themselves as Sgt. Timothy Marshall with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office. The caller did not give out any personal or bank information and incurred no loss. Report made.

22-001793 Citizen Assist 10:42:27 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001794 Fraud 10:55:39 (San Juan Island) INA A Deputy responded to a report of an attempted Fraud. The caller reported a phone scam of a male identifying himself as Sgt. Timothy Marshall with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office. The caller did not reveal any personal or bank information. No loss incurred and a report completed.

22-001795 Citizen Assist 11:07:52 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001796 Agency Assistance 11:27:49 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001797 Fraud 12:23:58 (San Juan Island) INA A Deputy responded to a 4th report of an attempted phone scam Fraud in which the suspect identified themselves as Sgt. Timothy marshal with the SJCSO. The caller gave no personal or bank information and incurred no loss. No workable leads to located the source of the call and a report completed.

22-001798 Threats 13:00:43 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputies responded to a report of threats in Friday Harbor. A transient male approached a citizen and shouted that he would kill him and that he was Satan. He also shouted the same thing at a nearby fence before leaving. He was located and arrested on an outstanding warrant.

22-001799 Fraud 13:26:57 (San Juan Island) ACT

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a fraud report. A suspect from out of the county made a counterfeit payroll check from a local business. The investigation is on going.

22-001800 Fraud 13:29:46 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy responded to a 5th report of an attempted Fraud involving a phone scam of someone alleging to be with the SJCSO. The caller gave no banking or personal information, incurred no loss, and a report was completed. This time it appears the caller has "spoofed" the SJCSO # 360-378-4151.

22-001801 Fraud 13:45:43 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001802 Juvenile Problem 14:09:05 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001803 Found Property 14:34:22 (San Juan Island) CLO

A Deputy responded to a walk-in report of found property. A small black & red bag containing letter and notes was found in Friday Harbor. Several calls were made in attempt to contact the owner but the owner could not be reached. Property entered into the property room per policy. Report made.

22-001804 Traffic Violation 14:38:42 (Orcas Island) NR

An Orcas Island Deputy stopped a driver on the 1000 block of Crow Valley Rd. for failure to maintain a lane. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for distracted driving.

22-001805 Welfare Check 14:55:14 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001806 Civil Problem 16:08:46 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez deputy served a protection order and collected property as directed by a court order. District three information only.

22-001807 Structure Fire 16:57:54 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001808 Area Check 17:43:21 (Orcas Island) CLO

22-001809 Area Check 17:57:18 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001810 Area Check 18:27:32 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001811 Area Check 18:51:43 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001812 Parking Problem 19:28:11 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001813 Trouble Unknown 20:32:11 (San Juan Island) UNF

22-001814 Area Check 21:03:15 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001815 Area Check 21:09:24 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001816 Accident-NonInj 23:39:37 (Lopez Island) NR

22-001817 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 23:54:14 (Orcas Island) NR

SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2022

22-001818 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 01:03:41 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001819 Mental Health 07:46:15 UNF

22-001820 Traffic Violation 08:24:15 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001821 Trouble Unknown 09:05:29 UNF

22-001822 Fraud 10:47:42 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001823 Traffic Violation 10:52:12 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001824 Fraud 10:53:30 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001825 Theft 11:20:00 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island took a walk-in report of artwork theft. There is no viable suspect information or workable leads at this time. A report was completed.

22-001826 Alarm 12:16:30 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001827 Trouble Unknown 12:54:03 UNF

22-001828 Trouble Unknown 13:06:59 UNF

22-001829 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 13:45:11 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001830 Area Check 16:12:56 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001831 Area Check 17:28:41 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001832 Traffic Hazard 17:29:37 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001833 Welfare Check 19:05:52 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001834 Traffic Violation 19:46:35 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001835 Traffic Violation 20:17:15 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for traveling 46 MPH in a posted 25 MPH speed zone. The driver was issued an infraction for speed.

22-001836 Traffic Violation 23:32:21 (Orcas Island) NR

SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2022

22-001837 Burglary,NonRes 04:25:17 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a commercial burglary. An investigation commenced and is ongoing.

22-001838 Theft 07:49:21 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island was advised by dispatch that a citizen came in and dropped off a statement. The statement was regarding a theft at a local business but had not been reported prior. The deputy attempted contact with the reporting party but had not heard back.

22-001839 Domestic Dispute or Assault 09:02:39 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez deputies responded to a domestic disturbance. The incident was documented with a report. Both parties agreed to maintain separation while tensions calmed.

22-001840 Alarm 09:27:40 FAL

22-001841 Found Property 09:41:49 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez deputy collected found property from a Lopez resident.

22-001842 Trouble Unknown 10:02:24 UNF

22-001843 Alarm 11:58:40 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001844 Burglary,NonRes 12:11:11 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy conducted a commercial burglary investigation at Tidepool Coffeehouse. A report was authored.

22-001845 Traffic Violation 12:44:41 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001846 Fraud 13:42:53 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was contacted at the Sheriff's Office in reference to a Fraud. The person reported that there was unauthorized use of their credit card. The person provided a statement and documents for the incident. Report taken.

22-001847 Found Property 14:38:20 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001848 Threats 14:51:34 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputies on San Juan Island responded to a report of threats. The involved parties were separated upon arrival and neither party wanted future contact with the other. It was determined that there was no law enforcement action to be taken.

22-001849 Trespassing 15:24:55 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001850 Animal at Large 17:01:05 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001851 Traffic Violation 18:09:49 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy located an unlicensed driver who quickly pulled over. The driver claimed they had not been driving, despite being seen doing so by the deputy. They were issued an infraction for No Valid Operator's License with ID, and Operating a Motor Vehicle without Valid Proof of Insurance.

22-001852 Fraud 18:26:38 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001853 Trespassing 19:28:07 (Orcas Island) NR

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2022

22-001854 Unwanted Person 07:50:05 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001855 Theft 08:43:16 (Orcas Island) NR

A deputy on Orcas took a report of possible mail theft near the ferry landing. There are no suspects at this time, and a report was taken.

22-001856 Trouble Unknown 08:44:38 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001857 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 09:51:53 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001858 Fraud 09:54:48 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez resident reported an incident of fraud related to a phishing e-mail.

22-001859 Citizen Assist 11:37:12 (Orcas Island) CLO

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a citizen assist call-back.

22-001860 Attempted Suicide 11:43:25 (Orcas Island) CLO

Deputies on Orcas responded to a possible suicide attempt near Eastsound. The person was transported to Peace Island Medical Center for continued help after they were cleared by EMS personnel.

22-001861 Animal at Large 11:52:47 INA

22-001862 Lost Property 12:04:38 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001863 Traffic Violation 12:52:46 (Lopez Island) INA

22-001864 Abandoned Vehicle 13:19:05 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001865 Traffic Hazard 13:51:42 INA

22-001867 Traffic Hazard 14:19:36 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001866 Traffic Violation 14:22:03 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001868 Citizen Assist 15:12:58 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001869 Fraud 15:25:01 (Orcas Island) ACT

A Deputy on Orcas Island received a forgery complaint. An investigation commenced and is ongoing.

22-001870 Traffic Violation 16:42:25 (Lopez Island) NR

22-001871 Animal at Large 23:47:57 (San Juan Island) NR

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2022

22-001872 Animal at Large 04:51:39 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001873 Death Investigation 07:30:12 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy responded to a report of an elderly male who passed away at PIMC. Medical staff advised that the male passed away of natural causes and had been in the hospital, under doctor care for the past 8 days. The Coroner was notified & determined that no investigation was required. Report made.

22-001874 Trespassing 10:27:32 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001875 Traffic Violation 11:51:29 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001876 Trouble Unknown 11:52:18 (San Juan Island) UNF

22-001877 Trouble Unknown 12:55:19 INA

22-001878 Traffic Violation 13:27:53 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001879 Trouble Unknown 14:42:54 INA

22-001880 Welfare Check 15:05:18 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001881 Citizen Assist 15:32:26 (Orcas Island) NR

22-001882 Accident-HitRun 15:44:06 (San Juan Island) CIC

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a vehicle that had gone off the road, hit mailboxes and left the scene. The driver returned and offered to fix the mailboxes at their own expense. The driver was issued infractions for driving with wheels off roadway and no insurance.

22-001883 Citizen Assist 16:07:24 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001884 Citizen Assist 16:27:42 (San Juan Island) CLO

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of an ongoing neighbor issue. A neighbor had tossed something into their yard, and it was caught on camera. The involved parties were contacted, and a report was completed.

22-001885 Area Check 17:57:13 (Lopez Island) NR

22-001886 Harassment 18:14:56 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island took a report of a citizen who felt they were being harassed via text message. The screen shots were documented, and a report was completed.

22-001887 Theft 18:34:54 (San Juan Island) NR

22-001888 Animal at Large 19:55:18 (San Juan Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 133

Last modified onThursday, 31 March 2022 02:04

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