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San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log Dec. 21-27, 2022: Missing person found dead on San Juan Island

San Juan County Deputies responded to 151 calls from December 21-27, 2022 including:Deputies on San Juan Island responded to a welfare check, the individual was entered as a missing person at the request of the family. Deputies searched for the individual the next day and located the missing person’s body. The coroner responded and determined the cause of death to be accidental in nature.

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.


22-008967 Welfare Check 08:38:57 (Orcas Island) NR

22-008968 Welfare Check 08:58:28 UNF

22-008969 Citizen Assist 09:32:27 (San Juan Island) NR

22-008970 Alarm 10:16:04 FAL

22-008971 Sick or Injured Animal 10:18:47 (San Juan Island) NR

22-008972 Citizen Assist 11:51:54 (Lopez Island) NR

22-008973 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 12:14:30 (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan deputy took a report of a possible threat. It was made via email and appeared to be a scam and not a credible threat. The email was added to the case file and a report was generated.

22-008974 Alarm 12:28:03 (Lopez Island) FAL

22-008975 Traffic Hazard 12:54:15 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputy on San Juan Island responded to an abandoned vehicle left in the roadway on Roche Harbor Rd. The vehicle was impounded due to being a traffic hazard.

22-008976 Animal at Large 13:29:20 (Orcas Island) NR

22-008977 Citizen Assist 13:59:45 (Orcas Island) NR

22-008978 Information Report 15:30:37 (Orcas Island) INA

Orcas Island Deputies responded to a disturbance call on the 100 block of Discovery Way. All parties were contacted and interviewed. It was later determined no crime had been committed and an incident report was authored.

22-008979 Citizen Assist 16:03:19 ACT

22-008980 Accident-NonInj 20:16:31 (San Juan Island) NR

22-008981 Accident-NonInj 20:28:59 (Orcas Island) NR

22-008983 Alarm 20:30:26 FAL

22-008982 Citizen Assist 20:33:19 (San Juan Island) NR

22-008984 DUI 21:10:30 (Orcas Island) CAA

An Orcas Island Deputy responded to the area of Orcas Rd. and Cove Rd. for solo vehicle traffic accident. An investigation was conducted, and the driver of the vehicle was arrested for driving under the influence.

22-008985 Trespassing 21:15:29 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputy responded to a report of trespassing. One individual was arrested for criminal trespass first degree and was booked into jail.


22-008987 Traffic Hazard 00:08:52 (Orcas Island) NR

22-008988 Trouble Unknown 03:28:07 INA

22-008989 Animal Noise 09:11:35 (San Juan Island) NR

22-008990 Animal at Large 09:31:12 (San Juan Island) NR

22-008991 Citizen Assist 10:03:34 (Orcas Island) NR

22-008992 Citizen Assist 12:43:41 (San Juan Island) NR

22-008993 Found Property 12:47:59 (Lopez Island) NR

22-008994 Accident-HitRun 13:47:08 (San Juan Island) NR

22-008995 Information Report 14:18:35 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy responded to the Doe Bay Resort for an allegation of an assault between employees. All parties were contacted, and an investigation conducted. It was determined no crime was committed and the assault allegation was unfounded.

22-008996 Found Property 14:32:39 INA

22-008997 Traffic Hazard 14:45:45 (Orcas Island) NR

22-008998 Welfare Check 15:09:41 (San Juan Island) NR

22-008999 Found Property 15:16:11 (San Juan Island) INA

22-009000 Traffic Hazard 15:30:21 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009001 Alarm 16:44:53 NR

22-009002 Traffic Hazard 16:50:50 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009003 Traffic Hazard 16:51:17 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009004 Rescue Response 17:03:44 UNF

22-009005 Sick or Injured Animal 17:45:23 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009006 Agency Assistance 17:47:46 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009007 Citizen Assist 18:31:20 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009008 Welfare Check 19:15:47 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009009 Burn Investigation 19:28:00 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009010 Trouble Unknown 21:09:13 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009011 Harassment 22:09:44 (San Juan Island) NR


22-009012 Trouble Unknown 01:07:47 INA

22-009013 Alarm 02:41:26 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009014 Accident-HitRun 08:44:18 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Hit and Run Unattended in the Friday Harbor area. The person reporting the incident did not exactly know when the incident occurred. An informational report taken.

22-009015 Agency Assistance 09:03:15 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009016 Traffic Hazard 09:14:38 ACT

22-009017 Mental Health 10:28:50 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Prisoner Issue at the Sheriff's Office. The inmate was contacted and transferred to the security cell for their safety. Informational report taken.

22-009018 Welfare Check 12:07:32 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009019 Sick or Injured Animal 12:44:06 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009021 Welfare Check 12:45:21 ACT

22-009020 Boating Problem 12:45:55 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas deputy checked on a vessel at the Obstruction Pass County Dock that has been abandoned for several months. This is an ongoing problem and efforts have been made to get it removed.

22-009022 Traffic Hazard 13:17:37 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009023 Citizen Assist 13:42:30 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009024 Traffic Violation 14:03:57 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy stopped a driver for expired tabs. The driver advised they "had better things to do" than renew them. Their insurance was expired; they demanded a ticket rather than "sit here dealing with you." They received a ticket for expired insurance and a warning for expired registration.

22-009025 Area Check 14:52:47 (Orcas Island) INA

22-009026 Vehicle Theft 15:22:02 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009027 Traffic Hazard 16:19:00 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009028 Boating Problem 17:36:06 (Orcas Island) INA Informational Report

22-009029 Traffic Hazard 17:39:55 (Lopez Island) INA

22-009030 Traffic Hazard 17:44:48 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009031 Welfare Check 18:46:54 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009032 Welfare Check 19:01:27 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009033 Trouble Unknown 19:02:20 (San Juan Island) NR


22-009034 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 00:01:26 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009035 Accident-Injury, Traffic 05:47:11 (Orcas Island) CLO

22-009036 Alarm 07:08:45 (San Juan Island) FAL

22-009037 Alarm 08:19:44 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009038 Alarm 08:42:32 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009039 Trouble Unknown 08:56:01 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009040 Traffic Violation 10:34:15 (Lopez Island) INA

22-009041 Sick or Injured Animal 10:56:16 ACT

22-009042 Citizen Assist 11:12:32 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009043 Traffic Hazard 12:10:13 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez deputy assisted a stranded motorist.

22-009044 Assault - Body Force 14:21:58 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan Deputies responded to a jail issue. An in-custody person covered the security camera and door window with an unknown brown substance. During the cleaning process, the person spit on one deputy and punched another in the face. Probable cause for Assault 3 x2 was forwarded to the PA's office.

22-009045 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 14:34:01 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009046 Alarm 15:06:18 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009047 Attempted Suicide 15:44:30 (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan deputies responded to assist with a suicide attempt. Deputies assisted with first aid until EMS arrived and took over patient care. The involved person was transported from the scene by EMS.

22-009048 Fall 17:23:31 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009049 Accident-NonInj 18:18:29 (San Juan Island) CIC

Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a two vehicle collision. The at fault driver was issued an infraction for no insurance. The collision did not meet the criteria to be reportable by the state.

22-009050 Citizen Assist 18:54:29 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009051 Agency Assistance 19:40:22 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009052 Trouble Unknown 20:20:18 INA

22-009053 Welfare Check 23:14:45 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009054 Trouble Unknown 23:42:11 INA


22-009055 Trespassing 08:20:16 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009056 Animal at Large 09:08:18 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009057 Civil Problem 10:50:21 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009058 Boating Problem 10:58:34 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009059 Animal at Large 13:01:00 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009060 Trouble Unknown 13:17:12 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009061 Missing Person 16:06:51 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009062 Animal at Large 16:19:56 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009063 Civil Problem 17:04:38 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009064 DUI 17:31:49 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a DUI. The driver was located at residence known to them, but the homeowner was not home at the time. The Deputy later spoke with the homeowner and they did not wish to pursue trespassing charges. A report was completed.

22-009065 Sick or Injured Animal 18:34:38 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009066 Sick or Injured Animal 19:31:53 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009067 Welfare Check 19:47:37 (Orcas Island) UNF

22-009068 Trouble Unknown 21:42:31 (San Juan Island) NR


22-009069 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 04:57:12 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009070 Alarm 05:02:50 UNF

22-009071 Trespassing 08:00:10 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009072 Animal at Large 08:35:16 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009073 Traffic Hazard 08:57:01 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009074 Citizen Assist 09:11:34 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009075 Welfare Check 09:33:52 (San Juan Island) ACT

Deputies on San Juan Island responded to a welfare check, the individual was entered as a missing person at the request of family. Deputies searched for the individual the next day and was located deceased. The coroner responded and determined the cause of death to be accidental in nature.

22-009076 Traffic Hazard 10:11:24 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009077 Animal at Large 10:48:57 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009078 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 11:17:35 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009079 Traffic Hazard 11:27:00 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009080 Mental Health 11:30:17 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009081 Animal at Large 11:37:44 ACT

22-009082 Fire Alarm 12:09:17 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009083 DUI 13:04:03 (Orcas Island) CLO

Deputies on Orcas Island responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver. The driver was located at his home. There was insufficient evidence of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or drugs.

22-009084 Trouble Unknown 13:07:27 ACT

22-009085 Alarm 13:59:03 ACT

22-009086 Wanted Person 14:05:42 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009087 Traffic Hazard 14:16:09 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009088 Agency Assistance 14:28:19 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009089 Traffic Violation 15:06:45 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009090 Court Order Violation 15:12:50 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of an order violation. After speaking with the protected party and reviewing the order, it appeared as though no violation occurred. The Deputy suggested the person have the order amended to have more specific information. A report as completed.

22-009091 Alarm 16:34:27 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009092 Trouble Unknown 16:39:48 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009093 Welfare Check 18:53:51 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009094 Domestic Dispute or Assault 20:00:10 (Lopez Island) ACT

A deputy on Lopez Island was dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance. The event turned out to be verbal only and the parties volunteered to separate for the night.

22-009095 Mental Health 20:43:10 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009096 Traffic Violation 22:13:39 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009097 Trouble Unknown 22:56:31 ACT


22-009098 Weapons Noise 00:11:32 INA

22-009099 Traffic Hazard 08:35:42 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009100 Welfare Check 09:16:25 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009101 Parking Problem 09:35:13 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009102 CPR ALS 10:58:11 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009103 Sick or Injured Animal 11:30:49 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009104 Abandoned Vehicle 12:38:58 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009105 Citizen Assist 12:46:28 (San Juan Island) NR

Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a citizen assist. This was an ongoing neighbor dispute about off leash dogs and property line vs public roadway use. Both parties were advised about civil remedies.

22-009106 Vagrancy 13:45:23 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009107 Animal at Large 14:10:24 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009108 Citizen Dispute 14:28:45 (San Juan Island) NR

Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a citizen assist. This was an ongoing neighbor dispute about off leash dogs and property line vs public roadway use. Both parties were advised about civil remedies.

22-009109 Sick or Injured Animal 15:07:15 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009110 Agency Assistance 15:11:00 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009111 Traffic Violation 15:16:40 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009112 DUI 15:21:00 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009113 Traffic Violation 16:05:24 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009114 Area Check 17:02:07 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009115 DUI 18:03:21 (San Juan Island) CAA

22-009116 Area Check 18:04:24 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009117 Animal at Large 18:40:12 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009118 Traffic Violation 19:06:54 (Lopez Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 151

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