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San Juan Island Sheriff's Log July 7-13: Fraud, disorderly conduct, chopping wood, missing camper, vandalism...

San Juan County Deputies responded to 203 calls from July 7-13, 2022 including: A concerned Lopez citizen called to report hearing a chopping noise. The citizen was afraid that since someone was chopping down wood, someone may be planning on building a fire. A Lopez deputy responded to a report of vandalism at the school. A person had drawn signs and words onto the floor at the school entrance. No video surveillance was available and no suspect information exists. A Deputy on San Juan Island took a report of a fraud complaint. Thousands of dollars were fraudulently obtained from the victim by multiple suspects in different states. An Orcas Island Deputy investigated an allegation of a person being stalked. The allegation was determined to be unfounded.

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.

THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2022

22-004511 Missing Person 04:57:04 (Lopez Island) CLO

A Lopez Deputy responded to a missing person call. A person went missing while setting up a campsite in the woods. They wandered away from the campsite and slept in the woods until the morning. Alcohol may have been involved.

22-004512 Traffic Hazard 08:06:48 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004513 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 09:18:55 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez deputy was notified of a vessel salvage operation.

22-004514 Traffic Violation 09:36:14 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004515 Citizen Assist 10:36:58 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004516 Agency Assistance 10:43:12 (San Juan Island) ACT

A Deputy responded to a call of an Agency Assist from Whatcom S.O. regarding some items being turned into St Joseph's Hospital. A case # was generated and arrangement with Bellingham PD to pick up the items. Investigation ongoing.

22-004517 Parking Problem 11:25:49 (Lopez Island INA

A Lopez deputy was contacted by a business owner concerned about people living in their vehicles in the village. Solutions were discussed, including contacting elected officials for action.

22-004518 Traffic Violation 12:16:13 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004519 Boating Problem 12:22:11 INA

22-004520 Harassment 12:23:26 (Lopez Island)  INA

A Lopez resident reported harassment by a known local male. The matter is under investigation, and a court issued ant-harassment order was suggested.

22-004521 Animal Noise 13:05:02  (Lopez Island)  INA

Lopez residents and a deputy discussed an ongoing animal noise complaint prior to any future enforcement action.

22-004522 Trouble Unknown 13:09:35 (Lopez Island)  INA

22-004523 Parking Problem 13:46:06 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004524 Assault - Body Force 13:48:44 (Orcas Island)  INA

An Orcas Island Deputy investigated an allegation of an assault. A report was authored, no suspect was located.

22-004526 Theft 14:06:29 INA

22-004525 Agency Assistance 14:07:13 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004527 Traffic Violation 14:23:49 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004528 Fraud 14:58:50 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island took a report of a fraud complaint. Thousands of dollars were fraudulently obtained from the victim by multiple suspects in different states. The incident was documented and forwarded to the appropriate authorities.

22-004529 Accident-NonInj 16:23:57 (Orcas Island)  CLO

An Orcas Island Deputy investigated a non-injury traffic collision involving a single vehicle and a bicycle.

22-004530 Accident-HitRun 17:16:45 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004531 Medical BLS 17:21:24 INA

22-004532 Found Property 18:07:01 (San Juan Island) CLO

A wallet with cash, credit cards, and driver's licenses was turned into the Sheriff's Office in Friday Harbor. The owner came to the office and was reunited with it.

22-004533 Aircraft Problem 19:47:36  (San Juan Island) UNF

22-004534 Animal at Large 19:52:26 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004535 Traffic Violation 20:42:59 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004537 Trespassing 20:54:42 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004536 Area Check 20:55:38 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004538 Traffic Violation 21:20:52 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004539 Traffic Violation 22:04:45 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004540 Disorderly Conduct 22:22:07 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004541 Area Check 22:32:19 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004542 Trouble Unknown 22:39:47 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004543 Area Check 22:49:44 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004544 Area Check 22:56:39 (Lopez Island) NR

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2022

22-004545 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 00:35:02 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004546 Traffic Violation 07:20:04 (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan deputy observed someone driving on a suspended driver's license. The deputy's report was sent to the Prosecutor's Office for a charging decision.

22-004547 Traffic Violation 07:26:39 (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan deputy observed someone driving on a suspended driver's license. The deputy's report was sent to the Prosecutor's Office for a charging decision.

22-004548 Alarm 08:22:31 (San Juan Island) FAL

22-004549 Traffic Violation 08:33:34 (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle as the driver had a suspended driver's license. The driver was issued a citation for DWLS 2nd degree.

22-004550 Citizen Dispute 08:47:34 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004551 Citizen Assist 09:04:07 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004552 Death Investigation 09:19:39 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004553 Sick or Injured Animal 09:39:28 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004555 Assault - Body Force 09:55:17 (San Juan Island) CAA

A Deputy on Lopez Island responded to a report of an assault. A probable cause statement for assault in the 4th degree was completed and sent to the prosecutor's office for review. The victim was advised to talk with the court about getting a protection order.

22-004554 Traffic Hazard 09:58:25 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004556 Boating Problem 09:59:43 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004557 Traffic Violation 10:05:38 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004558 Agency Assistance 10:33:24  (San Juan Island) CIC

22-004559 Traffic Hazard 11:10:01 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004560 Trouble Unknown 11:11:05 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004561 Controlled Substance Problem 11:17:15 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004562 Malicious Mischief 11:38:58 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on Lopez Island responded to a report of vandalism. A vehicle window had been broken over night at the Islander Lodge and Marina. Surveillance footage was reviewed. Currently there is no suspect information or workable leads. A report was completed.

22-004563 Animal at Large 11:42:49 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004564 Vagrancy 11:59:04 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004565 Citizen Assist 12:15:09 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004566 Welfare Check 12:36:54 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004567 Alarm 12:49:53 INA

22-004568 Vagrancy 12:50:37 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004569 Boating Problem 13:05:23 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004570 Communications Problem 13:16:51  (Orcas Island) CLO

An Orcas Island Deputy investigated an allegation of a person being stalked. The allegation was determined to be unfounded. A report was authored and forwarded to the Prosecutors office for review.

22-004571 Animal Bite 13:20:28 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004572 Illegal Fireworks 13:28:34 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004573 Theft 13:46:34 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island took a report of a stolen item. The incident was documented as there are no suspects or workable leads at this time. The victim was advised to get video surveillance as there have been multiple incidents at this location.

22-004574 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 13:55:09 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004575 Fraud 14:10:03 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004576 Trouble Unknown 16:39:38 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004577 Animal Bite 16:43:49 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004578 Child Abuse or Neglect 17:14:06 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Deputy responded when an off-islander witnessed a parent administer questionable physical discipline to their child in a village parking lot. The caller's phone died shortly after, and the given description was insufficient to identify the involved party.

22-004579 Unwanted Person 17:35:16  (Orcas Island) NR

22-004580 Trouble Unknown 17:44:35 UNF

22-004581 Traffic Violation 18:02:13 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle on Argyle Ave for expired tabs. The driver admitted to having no insurance. They were issued an infraction for Operating a Motor Vehicle without Valid Proof of Insurance and warned for Expired Registration >45 days.

22-004582 Traffic Violation 18:24:20 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004583 Trouble Unknown 18:27:14 UNF

22-004584 Trouble Unknown 18:30:21 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Trouble Unknown in the San Juan Island area. Deputies arrived and contacted the person involved. The incident was a medical emergency. The person was placed in the care of San Juan Aid. Report taken.

22-004585 Found Property 18:48:10  (San Juan Island) NR

22-004586 Trespassing 18:50:23 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of trespassing. The suspect was issued a trespass warning letter.

22-004587 Citizen Assist 19:45:16 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004588 Citizen Dispute 19:46:28  (Orcas Island) NR

22-004589 Citizen Assist 20:02:39 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004590 Theft 20:17:56 (San Juan Island) UNF

A San Juan deputy took a report of a possible incident of theft. Investigation did not reveal probable cause that a crime was committed. The incident was documented in a report.

22-004592 Trespassing 21:03:12 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004593 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 21:09:40 (Lopez Island) NR

A concerned Lopez citizen called to report hearing a chopping noise. The citizen was afraid that since someone was chopping down wood, someone may be planning on building a fire. A Lopez Deputy took a report and reminded the citizen that fires are permitted with certain restrictions.

SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2022

22-004594 Animal at Large 06:55:56 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004595 Accident-Injury, Traffic 08:19:51 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a single vehicle collision. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a mailbox and utility pole and the driver was transported to the hospital for treatment.

22-004596 Accident-NonInj 09:15:56 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004597 Unwanted Person 11:31:05 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004598 Trespassing 12:31:06 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004599 Sick or Injured Animal 13:54:56 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004600 Sick or Injured Animal 13:59:30 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004601 Wanted Person 14:35:40 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004602 Theft 15:11:37 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan deputy took a report of theft. An employee kept items from their employer when they quit. Only partial identity of the employee was known, and they may have fled to Canada. The incident was documented in the event the suspect is identified completely.

22-004603 Sick or Injured Animal 15:30:51 D Alexander UNF

22-004604 Trespassing 15:38:58 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004605 Trespassing 15:44:42 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004606 Trouble Unknown 15:55:09 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004607 Traffic Violation 16:34:00 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004608 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 17:02:13 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004609 Welfare Check 17:04:37 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004610 Welfare Check 17:17:45 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004611 Boating Problem 17:23:29 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004612 Controlled Substance Problem 17:29:44 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004613 Animal at Large 18:04:49 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004614 Found Property 18:14:56 (San Juan Island) INA

22-004615 Accident-Injury, Traffic 18:56:53 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputies on San Juan Island responded to a single vehicle accident on Roche Harbor Rd. The driver lost control after swerving to miss an animal in the road and went into a deep ditch, striking a telephone pole. The driver was transported to the hospital by EMS. A report was completed.

22-004616 Illegal Fireworks 19:49:47 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004617 Animal at Large 20:14:01 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004618 Noise Complaint /not dogs 20:17:04 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004619 Traffic Violation 20:43:24 (Lopez Island) CIC

Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for speeding, 56 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone.

22-004620 Traffic Violation 21:18:49 (Lopez Island) NR

SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2022

22-004621 Animal at Large 06:51:52 (Orcas Island) CLO

22-004622 Noise Complaint /not dogs 09:15:03 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy on Lopez responded to a noise complaint near Hummel Lake. A report was taken.

22-004623 Parking Problem 11:21:47 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004624 Court Order Violation 11:55:21 (San Juan Island) CAA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of an order violation. The incident was investigated and a probable cause statement was sent to the prosecutor's office for charging decision.

22-004625 Unconscious BLS 11:57:43 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004626 Citizen Dispute 12:39:00 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy on Lopez responded to a citizen dispute near Hummel Lake. A report was taken.

22-004627 Traffic Violation 13:14:31 (San Juan Island) CLO

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a driver who was all over the road. The Deputy located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop after they turned the wrong way on Front St at the roundabout. The Deputy submitted a Driver Evaluation Request to the department of licensing.

22-004628 Accident-NonInj 13:55:08 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004629 Court Order Violation 13:59:51 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a court order violation. The incident did not appear to be a violation of the order; a report was generated.

22-004630 Trouble Unknown 14:27:04 UNF

22-004631 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:06:47 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004632 Weapons Noise 15:15:26 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004633 Trespassing 16:12:32 (Lopez Island) CLO

A business on Orcas Island requested a citizen be trespassed. A Deputy located the citizen and served a trespass warning letter.

22-004634 Traffic Violation 16:33:30 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004635 Sick or Injured Animal 17:38:47 (Lopez Island) UNF

22-004636 DUI 18:15:07 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004637 Alarm 18:20:09 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004638 Unwanted Person 18:34:34 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan deputy responded to a report of an unwanted person. The involved party was removed from the property and issued a notice of trespass. The deputy noted signs of alcohol use and the person refused to submit to a breath sample, violating a known condition of court ordered release.

22-004639 Trouble Unknown 18:44:35 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004640 Citizen Assist 19:01:45 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004641 Traffic Hazard 19:28:43 NR

22-004642 Parking Problem 20:44:11 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004643 Trouble Unknown 22:40:29 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004644 Domestic Dispute or Assault 23:10:49 (Lopez Island) CLO

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a domestic dispute. After investigation, the Deputy determined no crime had been committed. The Deputy completed an informational report.

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2022

22-004645 Found Property 05:47:54 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004646 Traffic Violation 07:14:13 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004647 Malicious Mischief 07:26:55 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004648 Domestic Dispute or Assault 08:02:23 (Orcas Island) CLO

Deputies on Orcas responded to a possible domestic near Eastsound. After an investigation was completed it was found that it was verbal only and that the parties were separated. A report was written.

22-004649 Threats 08:11:46 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of threats. The incident was found to have occurred in another jurisdiction and forwarded to them for investigation.

22-004650 Alarm 08:32:18 INA

22-004651 Alarm 08:52:23 INA

22-004652 Welfare Check 09:07:37 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004653 Traffic Violation 10:19:43 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004654 Sick or Injured Animal 11:22:59 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004655 Traffic Violation 11:46:59 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004656 Agency Assistance 12:36:02 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004657 Noise Complaint /not dogs 13:12:06 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004658 Burglary - Residential 13:50:30 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a possible residential burglary. The reporting party stated they had a few things that just seemed out of place, but nothing appeared to be missing and there were no signs of forced entry. Photographs were taken and a report was completed.

22-004659 Welfare Check 13:57:15 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004660 Traffic Hazard 14:43:21 (San Juan Island) INA

22-004661 Welfare Check 15:12:25 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004662 Vagrancy 16:29:42 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004663 Parking Problem 16:37:25 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004666 Agency Assistance 17:02:29 (Orcas Island) INA

22-004664 Welfare Check 17:08:45 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004665 Vagrancy 17:09:59 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched an Unwanted Person at Nichols and A St. The deputy arrived and contacted the person. The person was in violation of release conditions for a pending case. The person left the location. A report was filed to document the violation.

22-004667 Agency Assistance 17:18:33 (Lopez Island) CIC

A Deputy issued a notice of infraction for failing to obey traffic control devices in the Prune Alley construction zone.

22-004668 Sick or Injured Animal 17:32:48 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004669 Citizen Assist 17:49:01 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004670 Court Order Violation 18:16:19 (San Juan Island) CAA

A deputy was dispatched to an Order Violation in the San Juan Island area. The deputy arrived but one of the people involved had left the area. Report taken.

22-004671 Disorderly Conduct 19:12:27 (San Juan Island) CIC

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of disorderly conduct. The subject was located and was issued an infraction for having an open container of alcohol. The subject also refused to provide a breath sample per their court ordered conditions. Report made and sent to probation officer.

22-004672 DUI 19:14:10 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004673 Agency Assistance 19:57:06 (Orcas Island) CLO

An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to an agency assist callback. An informational report was taken.

22-004674 Disorderly Conduct 19:58:03 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004675 Trespassing 20:39:50 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004676 Citizen Assist 23:28:22 (San Juan Island) NR

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2022

22-004677 Animal Bite 06:08:01 (Orcas Island) UNF

22-004678 Civil Problem 06:38:28 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004679 Animal at Large 07:47:40 UNF

22-004680 Malicious Mischief 08:01:19 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez deputy responded to a report of vandalism at the school. A person had drawn signs and words onto the floor at the school entrance. No video surveillance was available and no suspect information exists. A report was generated.

22-004681 Trouble Unknown 08:08:30 UNF

22-004682 Trespassing 08:36:48 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004683 Found Property 08:43:46 (Orcas Island) CLO

With the help of Orcas residents, a deputy on Orcas was able to locate and set up the return of someone's lost wallet. A report was taken.

22-004684 Traffic Hazard 08:49:59 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004685 Trouble Unknown 09:57:52 UNF

22-004686 Civil Problem 11:07:31 (San Juan Island) CLO

A Deputy responded to a request for electronic service of civil papers to an individual in Friday Harbor. The papers were served via email per RCW 7.105.150 and an informational report completed.

22-004687 Harassment 11:13:46 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004688 Abandoned Vehicle 11:31:44 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004689 Citizen Assist 11:35:03 (San Juan Island) NR

A Deputy responded to a citizen assist call in Friday Harbor. The reporting party reported a verbal altercation from two days prior during a scheduled custody visitation. No crime was reported, an informational report was made, and the report forwarded to WA DCYF.

22-004690 Found Property 11:51:07 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004691 Theft 12:21:09 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Deputy took a report of a vehicle prowl resulting in stolen property. No suspect information exists; the incident was documented.

22-004692 Trespassing 12:23:18 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan deputy responded to a report of trespassing. The suspect was issued a trespass warning letter and the incident was documented.

22-004693 Welfare Check 13:57:17 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy on Orcas responded to a welfare check at the ferry landing. A known suspect was highly intoxicated and shouting. A report was taken as the suspect is on alcohol conditions.

22-004694 Welfare Check 15:40:31 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004695 Citizen Assist 15:58:24 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004696 Weapons Noise 16:25:35 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004697 Disorderly Conduct 16:43:53 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004698 Vicious Animal 16:46:01 (San Juan Island) CLO

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to an animal problem. A dog left its porch went into the road and growled and barked at someone walking by. The reporting party wanted the incident documented and the owners spoken to. The owners were apologetic and understood. A report was completed.

22-004699 Welfare Check 17:35:01 (Lopez Island) NR

22-004700 Citizen Assist 18:00:45 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004701 Citizen Assist 18:03:42 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004702 Sex Offense 18:09:49 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004703 Citizen Assist 18:13:33 INA

22-004705 Citizen Assist 18:30:02 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004704 Parking Problem 18:30:35 NR

22-004706 DUI 19:32:30 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004707 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 20:20:01 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004708 Trespassing 20:59:44 (Orcas Island) NR

22-004709 Illegal Fireworks 21:09:30 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004710 Area Check 21:51:21 (San Juan Island) NR

22-004711 Traffic Hazard 22:03:24 (Lopez Island) NR

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2022

22-004712 Domestic Dispute or Assault 00:05:04 (Orcas Island) INA

22-004713 Noise Complaint /not dogs 00:58:00 (Orcas Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 203

Last modified onThursday, 21 July 2022 00:25

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