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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands Dec. 27-Jan. 3, 2023: Stolen vehicle, suicide attempts, multiple DUIs, theft, assault

San Juan County Deputies responded to 165 calls from December 27 - January 3, 2023 including: San Juan Island deputies responded to Peace Island Medical Center to assist hospital staff with an unruly patient. Due to recent changes in use of force laws, deputies were unable to intervene until hospital staff were injured. Two counts of felony assault were forwarded to the Prosecutor for charging. A local tow truck driver was impounding a suspected drunk driver's vehicle when another suspected drunk driver nearly struck the tow truck operator. The deputy on scene attempted to catch the vehicle, which left the area at a high rate of speed, but was unable to locate it.

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.


22-009119 Disorderly Conduct 22:40:26 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009120 Area Check 23:23:29 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009121 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 23:46:41 (Orcas Island) NR


22-009122 Disorderly Conduct 01:17:45 (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan deputies responded to a report of a suicide attempt. An individual used methamphetamine and was in a state of rage when their family subdued them. There was no evidence of a crime and the incident was documented after the individual was examined by EMS.

22-009123 Trouble Unknown 02:31:56 INA

22-009124 Alarm 06:39:38 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009125 Vehicle Theft 07:52:32 (San Juan Island) ACT

A San Juan deputy took a report of a stolen vehicle. The reporting party advised that they had left their keys in their unlocked vehicle overnight and woke to find it had been stolen. The vehicle was added to the statewide database.

22-009126 Malicious Mischief 08:32:54 (San Juan Island) ACT

22-009127 Agency Assistance 08:50:24 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009128 Civil Problem 09:25:05 (San Juan Island) ACT

22-009129 Medical BLS 09:47:13 UNF

22-009130 Citizen Assist 10:35:08 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009131 Found Property 10:45:45 (San Juan Island) ACT

22-009132 Malicious Mischief 11:19:57 (San Juan Island) ACT

A San Juan deputy took a report of vandalism. The reporting party advised they found urine on the passenger seat of their vehicle that had been unlocked overnight. No suspect was positively identified.

22-009133 Citizen Assist 11:37:54 (San Juan Island) INA

22-009134 Found Property 11:54:04 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas citizen turned in some keys she found on the roadway between the Island Market and the Community Church. The keys were booked into the property room at the Orcas Substation.

22-009135 Unwanted Person 11:55:35 (San Juan Island) CLO

22-009136 Citizen Assist 12:28:53 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009137 Citizen Assist 12:32:44 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009139 Trouble Unknown 12:43:33 ACT

22-009138 Citizen Assist 12:45:36 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009140 Alarm 13:51:52 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009141 Theft 14:18:03 (San Juan Island) INA

22-009142 Theft 14:28:08 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy investigated a theft at NAPA auto parts. A subject who entered the business and stole approximately $64 worth of goods was identified and located. When confronted with the theft the subject agreed to return to the business and pay for the stolen item.

22-009143 Alarm 14:35:36 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009144 Animal Bite 14:43:54 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan deputy responded to a third-party report of a dog bite. They called the reporting party while enroute to a high-priority call. The call was not answered so the deputy left a voice message that was not returned. No injury occurred from the bite and no involved party was able to be identified.

22-009145 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 14:55:50 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009146 Unconscious ALS 15:17:10 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009147 Citizen Assist 15:56:13 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009148 Boating Problem 17:11:14 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009149 Traffic Violation 17:15:52 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009150 Wanted Person 17:48:46 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009151 Traffic Violation 17:55:02 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for traveling 55 MPH in a posted 35 MPH speed zone. The driver was issued an infraction for speed and a warning was given for failure to yield to emergency vehicle.

22-009152 Traffic Violation 18:43:30 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009153 Traffic Violation 18:50:59 (Lopez Island) ACT

A Deputy on Lopez Island stopped a driver for speeding. The driver showed signs of impairment and was arrested for DUI.

22-009154 Agency Assistance 18:56:19 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009155 Domestic Dispute or Assault 21:51:36 (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan deputy responded to a report of a domestic. The incident was found to not be domestic in nature and a report was made.

22-009156 Alarm 22:27:29 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009157 Traffic Violation 22:43:01 (San Juan Island) NR


22-009158 Weapons Noise 00:49:47 INA

22-009159 Accident-NonInj 05:54:08 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009160 Vagrancy 07:47:42 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009161 Citizen Assist 08:02:43 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009162 Medical ALS 09:27:30 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009163 Citizen Assist 09:40:22 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009164 Civil Problem 09:48:19 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009165 Citizen Assist 10:43:59 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009166 Found Property 11:49:29 INA

22-009168 Attempted Suicide 12:24:05 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Suicide Attempt in the San Juan Island area. The deputy arrived and assisted another agency. One person was taken for evaluation. Report taken.

22-009167 Traffic Hazard 12:25:29 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009169 Citizen Assist 12:30:29 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009170 Alarm 13:05:19 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009171 Alarm 13:27:42 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009172 Abandoned Vehicle 15:15:38 (San Juan Island) INA

22-009173 Welfare Check 15:23:38 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009174 Citizen Assist 15:58:04 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy responded to a citizen assist request. The reporting party wanted to report a subject known to him allegedly accosted him in the parking lot of Island Market. It was determined no crime was committed. An incident report was authored.

22-009175 Unconscious 16:17:50 (San Juan Island) CAA

A deputy was dispatched to an Unconscious Person in the Friday Harbor area. The deputy arrived and assisted San Juan Aid. Report taken.

22-009176 Traffic Hazard 17:22:00 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009177 Unwanted Person 19:08:32 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputies responded to a report of an unwanted person. The individual was issued a trespass notice but continued to refuse to leave the premises. The individual was arrested and booked for criminal trespass second degree.

22-009178 Mental Health 21:17:09 (San Juan Island) ACT

San Juan deputies responded to PIMC to assist hospital staff with an unruly patient. Due to recent changes in use of force laws, deputies were unable to intervene until hospital staff were injured. Two counts of felony assault were forwarded to the Prosecutor for charging.

22-009179 Citizen Assist 21:44:20 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009180 Mental Health 22:08:50 (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan deputies responded to a report of a mental health issue. Two individuals were contacted and the incident was documented.

22-009181 Weapons Noise 23:12:11 (Orcas Island) NR


22-009182 Citizen Assist 09:01:02 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009183 Civil Problem 09:30:07 (Lopez Island) FAL

A Lopez resident reported possible fraud regarding an online purchase. A courtesy report was completed.

22-009184 Burglary,NonRes 09:39:34 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Burglary in the Friday Harbor area. The deputy arrived and spoke with the caller. The business's back door was found open but there have been issues with the lock. Nothing appeared to have been taken and no one was located inside the business. Report taken.

22-009185 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 12:19:30 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez resident reported damage to deer fencing. A report was completed.

22-009186 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 13:30:27 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas deputy received information from a local establishment that they had received a suspicious telephone call. A report was written.

22-009187 Citizen Assist 13:46:09 NR

22-009188 Trouble Unknown 14:36:44 INA

22-009189 Traffic Violation 14:52:38 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009190 Found Property 15:23:24 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island citizen turned in a key that was found on the pathway near OPALCO. The item was booked into the property room at the Orcas Substation.

22-009191 Theft 16:43:05 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009192 Citizen Assist 16:55:11 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009193 Citizen Assist 18:36:26 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009194 Traffic Violation 18:41:20 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009195 Trouble Unknown 18:59:42 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009196 Traffic Violation 19:17:24 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009197 Traffic Violation 19:31:19 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009198 Trouble Unknown 20:30:51 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009199 Citizen Assist 22:03:10 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009200 Trouble Unknown 22:50:39 (Orcas Island) NR


22-009201 Trouble Unknown 01:13:35 INA

22-009202 Found Property 09:34:40 (Lopez Island) INA

22-009203 Trouble Unknown 12:03:26 NR

22-009204 Trouble Unknown 12:53:41 INA

22-009205 Traffic Violation 13:33:02 (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez resident was issued an infraction for driving 57 mph in a 35 mph zone of Ferry Road.

22-009206 Parking Problem 13:54:04 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009207 Animal at Large 15:22:31 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009208 Welfare Check 15:31:58 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009209 Trouble Unknown 15:56:49 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009210 Accident-NonInj 16:01:54 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009211 Traffic Hazard 16:52:42 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009212 Traffic Violation 17:35:49 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009213 Traffic Violation 17:46:39 (Lopez Island) NR

22-009214 Traffic Violation 18:17:00 (Lopez Island) INA

22-009215 DUI 18:17:07 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009216 Traffic Violation 18:22:31 (San Juan Island) CIC

22-009217 Noise Complaint /not dogs 18:28:40 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009218 Traffic Violation 18:42:00 (Lopez Island) INA

22-009219 Traffic Violation 18:45:59 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009220 Trouble Unknown 18:50:35 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009221 Traffic Violation 19:04:02 (San Juan Island) NR

22-009222 Traffic Violation 19:09:53 (Lopez Island) INA

22-009223 Accident-NonInj 19:16:51 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009224 Citizen Assist 19:52:10 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009225 Traffic Hazard 20:35:12 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy observed an unoccupied vehicle blocking a roadway. The deputy called the owner, who admitted to driving intoxicated and crashing. The deputy asked where the owner was but they hung up. The deputy searched for the owner but was unsuccessful. Multiple infractions were mailed.

22-009226 Trouble Unknown 20:44:39 NR

22-009227 DUI 21:02:11 (San Juan Island) INA

A local tow truck driver was impounding a suspected drunk driver's vehicle when another suspected drunk driver nearly struck the tow truck operator. The deputy on scene attempted to catch the vehicle, which left the area at a high rate of speed, but was unable to locate it.

22-009228 Illegal Fireworks 21:11:24 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009229 Civil Problem 21:52:35 (Orcas Island) ACT

22-009230 Welfare Check 22:07:07 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009231 Parking Problem 22:33:33 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009232 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 22:55:42 (Orcas Island) NR

22-009233 Traffic Violation 23:08:45 (Orcas Island) NR


23-000001 Citizen Assist 00:16:00 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000002 Domestic Dispute or Assault 00:50:02 (San Juan Island) ACT

San Juan deputies responded to a report of a domestic. It was verbal in nature as one half left the other in town after partying. The driver admitted to driving drunk and several empty cans of beer were observed in the vehicle but probable cause could not be developed for DUI.

23-000003 DUI 01:38:28 (Orcas Island) CAA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a report of a person passed-out in a running vehicle. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs and operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device, when required.

23-000004 Traffic Violation 01:44:13 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000005 Parking Problem 09:09:23 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000006 Found Property 12:22:05 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000007 Civil Problem 12:23:22 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000008 Traffic Violation 12:37:51 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000009 Malicious Mischief 14:10:06 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000010 Citizen Assist 14:17:10 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000011 DUI 14:18:13 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000012 Citizen Assist 14:32:36 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000013 Found Property 17:21:18 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000014 Trouble Unknown 18:57:05 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000015 Trouble Unknown 19:48:11 UNF

23-000016 DUI 19:58:23 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan Island deputies responded to a two-vehicle collision. A driver suddenly reversed on the road, causing a collision. The suspect driver left on foot. The driver was located, arrested and booked into jail for hit and run of an attended vehicle and criminal solicitation. A report was completed.

23-000017 Trouble Unknown 23:02:25 (Orcas Island) NR


23-000018 Traffic Violation 08:05:52 (Lopez Island) INA

23-000019 Trouble Unknown 11:25:26 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000020 Citizen Assist 11:35:51 (Lopez Island) INA

23-000021 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 13:10:32 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000022 Noise Complaint /not dogs 14:06:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000023 Theft 14:08:43 (Orcas Island) CAA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a theft complaint. The suspect was identified and arrested for theft in the third degree. The stolen items were recovered and returned to the owner.

23-000024 Traffic Violation 14:57:17 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000025 Traffic Violation 15:12:14 (Lopez Island) NR

23-000026 Welfare Check 15:21:30 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000027 Parking Problem 16:00:16 (Lopez Island) NR

23-000028 Traffic Violation 16:31:02 (Lopez Island) NR

23-000029 Boating Problem 16:35:18 (Lopez Island) NR

Deputies on Lopez Island along with Lopez Island Fire joined several good Samaritan citizens that were attempting to keep a boat from sinking in Fisherman Bay. The boat was nearly fully submerged and after several hours the vessel was able to be saved. The owner was eventually contacted.

23-000030 Civil Problem 16:45:10 (Lopez Island) NR

23-000031 Citizen Assist 17:32:48 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000032 Alarm 18:45:17 ACT

23-000033 Trouble Unknown 19:36:12 ACT

23-000034 Unconscious ALS 19:46:36 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000035 Citizen Assist 20:24:22 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-000036 Trouble Unknown 20:41:07 (Lopez Island) NR

23-000037 Civil Problem 20:47:06 (San Juan Island) ACT

A Deputy on San Juan Island served a court order to a respondent via electronic service, as permitted by the court. A report was completed.

23-000038 Citizen Dispute 21:42:52 (San Juan Island) NR


23-000039 Traffic Violation 07:40:56 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000040 Parking Problem 08:22:16 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000041 Welfare Check 08:46:55 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000042 Civil Problem 08:59:45 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000043 Traffic Violation 12:55:12 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000044 Boating Problem 13:53:46 (Lopez Island) ACT

A deputy on Lopez Island was dispatched to a report of a boat that had washed up on a beach. The boat was secured to a dock but no identifying information could be found to locate an owner.

23-000045 Citizen Assist 14:28:08 (Lopez Island) NR

23-000046 Citizen Dispute 15:09:08 (Lopez Island) NR

23-000047 Alarm 17:46:55 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000048 Trouble Unknown 19:39:35 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000049 Mental Health 19:50:14 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000050 Trouble Unknown 22:13:07 (San Juan Island) ACT

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a male "being ridiculous." The Deputy contacted the person who was intoxicated and upset with their significant other and the choices they were making. The individual went home for the night, and the other half was home safe. A report was completed.

Total Incidents for This Report: 165

Last modified onThursday, 26 January 2023 19:41

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