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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands Dec. 6-13: Vandalized nativity scene, burglary suspect arrested, theft on ferry unfounded

San Juan County Deputies responded to 125 calls from December 6-13, 2023 including: A Deputy on San Juan Island took a report of vandalism. A nativity scene was vandalized with a strange doll covered in what appeared to be fake blood. At this time there is no suspect information or workable leads. A report was completed. | Deputies on San Juan responded a report of a possible in-progress burglary. The Deputies located the suspect, who was taken into custody for Burglary in the first degree, arson in the first degree, malicious mischief in the first degree. | A San Juan deputy responded to a party for a report of threats. An individual was arrested for assault 3, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. They were booked into jail pending appearance in court. |  A deputy removed a drivers license from an arrested person that did not belong to the arrested person. The subject stated he had just found the license and was going to turn it in as found property. A report was taken.

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 6, 2023

23-009348 Traffic Hazard 06:15:06 UNF

23-009349 Citizen Assist 09:04:47 (San Juan Island) INA

A Friday Harbor resident called the Sheriff's Office to report having problems with her granddaughter and going to school. A report was taken and a plan to help rectify the situation.

23-009350 Citizen Assist 09:29:13 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009351 Burglary - Residential 09:35:11 (San Juan Island) INA

The Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a burglary. There was not evidence a crime was committed and the reporting party was unsure what/if anything was missing.

23-009352 Animal at Large 09:50:56 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009353 Animal at Large 10:47:25 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009354 Communications Problem 11:38:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009355 VIN Inspection 12:00:29 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009356 Controlled Substance Problem 12:06:57 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009357 Traffic Violation 15:13:59 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009358 Found Property 16:08:31 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009359 Theft 16:30:50 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009360 Traffic Violation 16:43:29 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009361 Traffic Hazard 17:45:37 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009362 DUI 21:45:23 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009363 Area Check 22:17:44 (Orcas Island) NR

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2023

23-009364 Traffic Violation 08:32:29 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009365 Found Property 08:48:39 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009366 Trouble Unknown 09:29:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009367 Weapon Safekeeping 09:55:26 (San Juan Island) CLO

A deputy was serving a Civil Process. The deputy received two firearms for Safekeeping. The items were entered into Evidence. Report taken.

23-009368 Theft 11:05:20 (Decatur Island) INA

A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to Decatur Island for a theft call. The incident was documented and is likely related to an on-going civil issue regarding a property line dispute.

23-009369 Trouble Unknown 12:26:34 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009370 Civil Problem 13:12:36 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009371 Citizen Assist 13:25:58 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-009372 Accident-HitRun 13:36:18 (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Deputy responded when a driver backed into an unoccupied vehicle. The driver did not have insurance and was issued an infraction.

23-009373 Domestic Dispute or Assault 14:37:25 (San Juan Island) CLO

A deputy was dispatched to a Domestic in the Friday Harbor area. Dispatch advised a mother and daughter were involved in the dispute. Deputies arrived and spoke with all involved. Dispute was verbal and a report was taken.

23-009374 Citizen Assist 15:51:38 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009375 Found Property 16:55:37 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy removed a drivers license from an arrested person that did not belong to the arrested person. The subject stated he had just found the license and was going to turn it in as found property. A report was taken.

23-009376 Animal at Large 17:23:24 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009377 Alarm 17:23:26 (Orcas Island) FAL

23-009378 Alarm 17:41:12 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009379 Traffic Violation 17:42:54 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for speed. The driver was issued an infraction for open cannabis in a motor vehicle and was given multiple other warnings.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2023

23-009380 Traffic Violation 07:45:07 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009381 Welfare Check 12:11:27 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009382 Animal at Large 12:59:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009383 Citizen Assist 13:19:28 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009384 Citizen Assist 13:55:40 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009385 VIN Inspection 14:33:12 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009386 Animal at Large 14:50:51 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009387 Accident-HitRun 16:33:58 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-009388 Citizen Assist 16:44:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009389 Citizen Assist 16:49:16 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009390 Domestic Dispute or Assault 18:38:15 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-009391 Traffic Violation 18:49:38 (San Juan Island) CAA

23-009392 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 18:52:35 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009393 Traffic Violation 19:15:54 (Orcas Island) CIC

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for speeding, 55 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone.

23-009394 Traffic Violation 20:19:31 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009395 Traffic Violation 20:39:41 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009396 Threats 20:53:52 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-009397 Traffic Violation 21:23:10 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009398 Traffic Violation 21:25:55 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for suspicion of DUI. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and was issued an infraction for speed.

23-009399 Traffic Hazard 23:34:56 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009400 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 23:39:13 (Lopez Island) NR

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2023

23-009401 Threats 06:33:15 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-009402 Welfare Check 07:33:45 (Orcas Island) CLO

A deputy on Orcas was dispatched to a welfare check in Eastsound. A report was taken after an investigation was completed.

23-009403 Unwanted Person 08:36:40 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009404 Traffic Hazard 09:41:09 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009405 Citizen Assist 10:45:48 INA

23-009406 Traffic Hazard 11:03:20 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009407 Citizen Assist 11:58:34 (San Juan Island) INA

23-009408 Citizen Assist 12:29:52 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009409 Traffic Hazard 12:41:40 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009410 Agency Assistance 13:31:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009411 Traffic Violation 14:16:26 (Orcas Island) CIC

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for speeding, 57 miles per hour in a 40 miles per hour zone.

23-009412 Sick or Injured Animal 14:45:50 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy on Orcas responded to an animal sick call near Eastsound. After an investigation, it was found that there were no viable concerns for the animal or its shelter.

23-009413 Traffic Violation 15:27:35 (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Island Deputy stopped a vehicle in the 4500 Block of Center Road. The driver was subsequently issued an infraction for speeding, 51 MPH in a posted 35 MPH zone.

23-009414 Traffic Violation 15:50:23 (Lopez Island) INA

23-009415 Traffic Violation 18:03:46 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009416 Threats 19:11:18 (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan deputy responded to a party for a report of threats. An individual was arrested for assault 3, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. They were booked into jail pending appearance in court.

23-009417 Traffic Hazard 20:36:15 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009418 Alarm 21:54:59 (San Juan Island) FAL

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2023

23-009419 Domestic Dispute or Assault 01:35:21 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-009420 Animal at Large 08:03:32 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009421 Traffic Hazard 12:11:01 (Lopez Island) INA

23-009422 Animal at Large 13:03:43 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009423 Malicious Mischief 14:51:13 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-009424 Traffic Violation 15:21:27 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009425 Traffic Violation 16:58:37 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009426 Traffic Hazard 18:09:08 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009427 Parking Problem 18:43:08 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009428 Welfare Check 19:15:18 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009429 Weapons Noise 22:12:11 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009430 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 22:16:51 (San Juan Island) NR

A Deputy on San Juan Island received a report of a suspicious. The Deputy arrived and located a smoldering fireworks that had just been set off and was in the roadway. The Deputy disposed of the spent fireworks. Currently there are no suspects.

23-009431 Burn Investigation 22:18:20 (Lopez Island) NR

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2023

23-009432 Welfare Check 23:48:20 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009434 Fall BLS 01:25:57 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009433 Alarm 01:42:25 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009435 Breathing ALS 05:03:46 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009436 Traffic Violation 07:31:58 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009437 Citizen Assist 07:36:08 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009438 Traffic Violation 07:41:04 (Lopez Island) INA

23-009439 Trouble Unknown 08:48:04 UNF

23-009440 Boating Problem 09:15:00 NR

23-009442 Found Property 09:32:37 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009443 Citizen Assist 09:35:35 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009444 Traffic Hazard 10:24:03 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009445 Animal Noise 10:52:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009446 Abandoned Vehicle 10:55:12 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009447 Traffic Violation 12:17:18 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009448 Citizen Assist 12:39:14 (Lopez Island) INA

23-009449 Boating Problem 14:32:05 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009450 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 14:34:54 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009451 Vicious Animal 14:37:03 INA

23-009452 Noise Complaint /not dogs 14:53:35 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009453 Fraud 15:29:51 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009454 Parking Problem 15:36:57 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009455 Civil Problem 15:59:20 (Orcas Island) ACT

A deputy on Orcas responded to a civil dispute. An investigation is being conducted on possible crimes reported by one of the parties involved.

23-009456 Found Property 20:23:49 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island took a report of found property. Individuals out on a walk discovered a BB gun on the ground. The BB gun was submitted into evidence as found property. A report was completed.

23-009457 Parking Problem 21:44:50 (Orcas Island) NR

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2023

23-009458 Mental Health 01:34:21 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-009459 Death Investigation 03:58:41 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a death investigation. After an investigation, it was determined that the individual passed away from natural causes and the death was expected. A report was completed.

23-009460 Traffic Enforcement 08:44:54 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009461 Malicious Mischief 12:19:01 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-009462 Traffic Violation 13:15:02 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009463 Accident-HitRun 16:05:02 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a hit and run of a vehicle in a parking lot. The owner of the vehicle that was struck did not wish to pursue the matter criminally. A report was completed.

23-009464 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 16:07:18 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009465 Theft 17:14:34 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputies on San Juan Island responded to a report of theft onboard a ferry. After speaking with the involved parties, it was determined that a theft did not occur. A report was completed.

23-009466 Traffic Hazard 17:24:08 E PETER NR

23-009467 Malicious Mischief 21:07:01 (San Juan Island) ACT

A Deputy on San Juan Island took a report of vandalism. A nativity scene was vandalized with a strange doll covered in what appeared to be fake blood. At this time there is no suspect information or workable leads. A report was completed.

23-009468 Fire Alarm 21:41:58 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009469 Weapons Noise 22:32:53 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009470 Weapons Noise 23:02:28 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009471 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 23:08:03 (San Juan Island) NR

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2023

23-009472 Alarm 00:48:27 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-009473 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 01:51:25 (San Juan Island) CAA

Deputies on San Juan responded a report of a possible in-progress burglary. The Deputies located the suspect, who was taken into custody for Burglary in the first degree, arson in the first degree, malicious mischief in the first degree. Probable cause was forwarded to the prosecutor's office.

Total Incidents for This Report: 125

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