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Sheriff' Log San Juan Islands Dec. 27-Jan.2, 2024: Resident loses $5K in fraud case; Numerous traffic violations on New Year's Eve; Missing man's car found but man still missing...

San Juan County Deputies responded to 153 calls from December 27-January 2, 2024 including:

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.


23-009731 Mental Health 06:16:50 (Lopez Island) UNF

23-009732 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 07:06:14 (Orcas Island) CAA

Orcas Island Deputies responded to a domestic. After an investigation was completed the suspect was found, arrested and taken to Friday Harbor.

23-009733 Welfare Check 08:07:31 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009734 Vicious Animal 08:41:53 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009735 Welfare Check 09:04:36 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009736 Trouble Unknown 12:43:58 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-009737 Fraud 13:05:40 (Orcas Island) UNF

23-009738 Fraud 13:22:39 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a fraud complaint. The complainant had been tricked into mailing $5,000 cash to someone claiming to be an employee of PayPal.

23-009739 Citizen Assist 13:57:08 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009740 Traffic Violation 16:11:13 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009741 Traffic Violation 16:19:19 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan Island deputy stopped a vehicle as the registration expired in 2022 and the occupants were not wearing their safety belts. The driver and passenger were issued multiple infractions.

23-009742 Animal at Large 18:19:32 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009743 Trouble Unknown 19:05:10 INA

23-009744 Weapons Noise 19:06:03 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009745 Traffic Hazard 19:16:13 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009746 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 19:57:08 (Orcas Island) UNF


23-009747 Alarm 08:00:23 (San Juan Island) FAL

23-009748 Alarm 08:59:56 (San Juan Island) FAL

23-009749 Civil Problem 11:01:42 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009750 VIN Inspection 11:14:23 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009751 Found Property 11:56:44 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-009752 Traffic Violation 12:46:45 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009753 Fraud 13:10:12 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-009754 Abandoned Vehicle 13:40:18 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009755 Alarm 13:56:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009756 Accident-HitRun 14:25:46 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan Island deputy took a report of a hit-and-run collision. The reporting party advised that a vehicle contacted theirs while at South Beach - minimal damage occurred. No identifying information was available for the other party.

23-009757 Weapons Noise 15:04:33 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009758 Theft 15:07:32 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan Island deputy took a report of theft. No suspect information was available, and no leads are likely.

23-009759 Missing Person 15:08:43 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009760 Traffic Violation 16:08:10 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009761 Traffic Hazard 16:41:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009762 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 19:25:24 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009763 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 21:02:56 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009764 Weapons Noise 21:34:14 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009765 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 22:19:45 (San Juan Island) NR


23-009766 Mental Health 00:40:18 (Orcas Island) INA

Deputies responded to a mental health crisis in which someone was claiming they needed mental health assistance. Upon arrival, the subject opted to voluntarily go to the hospital. Transport was arranged to Peace Island Peace Health Hospital in Friday Harbor.

23-009767 Mental Health 05:37:54 (Lopez Island) UNF

23-009768 Communications Problem 07:49:05 (Lopez Island) INA

23-009769 Alarm 09:34:50 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009770 Agency Assistance 10:32:55 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-009771 Welfare Check 11:04:30 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009772 Civil Problem 11:59:02 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009773 Found Property 13:12:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009774 Traffic Hazard 13:18:19 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009775 Traffic Violation 13:23:05 (Lopez Island) CIC

A motorist on Lopez Island was issued an infraction for driving 20 mph over the speed limit on Mud Bay Road.

23-009776 Citizen Assist 13:24:28 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009777 Citizen Assist 13:52:17 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009778 Traffic Violation 14:13:04 (Lopez Island) INA

23-009779 Welfare Check 15:43:38 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan Island deputy responded to a request for a welfare check. The person advised they were fine and refused offers of assistance.

23-009780 Fall BLS 16:12:58 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009781 VIN Inspection 17:16:57 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009782 Animal Noise 19:01:43 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009783 Traffic Violation 20:32:13 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009784 Citizen Assist 22:10:29 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009785 Traffic Violation 22:38:44 (San Juan Island) NR


23-009786 Trespassing 01:41:58 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009787 Breathing BLS 03:51:56 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009788 Vicious Animal 08:47:10 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez resident requested assistance releasing an angry raccoon from a live trap. They were referred to Wolf Hollow.

23-009789 Weapons Noise 08:55:45 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-009790 Welfare Check 09:17:52 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Welfare Check in the Friday Harbor area. The person was requesting a check of a minor child visiting with their ex-spouse. The child was contacted and there was no problems. Report taken.

23-009791 Welfare Check 10:16:27 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009792 Alarm 11:30:18 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009793 Noise Complaint /not dogs 12:15:51 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009794 Traffic Violation 13:04:32 (Lopez Island) INA

23-009795 Traffic Violation 13:09:12 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009796 Animal at Large 13:43:56 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009797 Traffic Violation 13:55:34 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009798 Unconscious ALS 15:09:24 (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan  Island deputies responded to a report of an unresponsive person. The person was found to be deceased. A report was completed and the family was notified.

23-009799 Traffic Violation 15:38:49 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009800 Trespassing 15:47:32 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009801 Burglary - Residential 21:28:13 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Island Deputies were dispatched to a residential burglary. The incident was documented.


23-009802 Agency Assistance 07:13:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009803 Missing Person 09:30:07 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was contacted about a Missing Person. The person was reporting an adult family member had left the residence in a vehicle. Vehicle was located but the person was not with the vehicle. Report taken.

23-009804 Welfare Check 10:18:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009805 Deliver Message 10:39:51 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009806 Deliver Message 10:47:28 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009807 Deliver Message 11:24:52 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009808 Parking Problem 12:56:55 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009809 Citizen Assist 12:58:32 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009810 Traffic Hazard 13:27:01 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009811 Traffic Violation 14:03:59 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009812 Citizen Assist 16:11:40 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009813 Lost Property 16:25:37 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island received a lost property complaint.

23-009814 Lost Property 16:26:58 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island received a lost property complaint.

23-009815 Court Order Violation 16:58:54 (San Juan Island) CAA

A Friday Harbor male went to the residence of his estranged wife, violating a domestic violence protection order. The suspect left the area prior to the arrival of law enforcement and has not been located at the time of this report. The case is being referred to the PA's office.

23-009816 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 17:02:05 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009817 Weapons Noise 17:12:43 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009818 Welfare Check 17:40:09 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009819 Weapons Noise 21:34:28 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009820 Traffic Hazard 21:45:25 (San Juan Island) NR

Someone abandoned a vehicle on Douglas Rd partially blocking a lane of travel. The vehicle was impounded and the incident was documented.

23-009821 Traffic Violation 21:57:55 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009822 Illegal Fireworks 21:58:59 NR

23-009823 Animal at Large 22:02:58 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009824 Traffic Violation 22:07:25 (Orcas Island) CIC

23-009825 Traffic Violation 22:15:15 (Lopez Island) INA

23-009826 Traffic Violation 22:21:35 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009827 Traffic Violation 22:25:09 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009828 Traffic Violation 22:27:48 (Orcas Island) CIC

23-009829 Traffic Violation 22:30:19 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009830 Traffic Violation 22:43:37 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009831 Traffic Violation 22:53:13 (Lopez Island) INA

23-009832 Traffic Violation 23:01:36 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009833 Traffic Violation 23:08:16 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009834 Traffic Violation 23:09:29 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009835 Traffic Violation 23:24:47 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009836 Traffic Violation 23:25:00 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009837 Traffic Violation 23:44:24 (Orcas Island) NR


p> 24-000001 Traffic Violation 00:55:32 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000002 Traffic Violation 01:11:39 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000003 Illegal Fireworks 01:19:24 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000004 Traffic Violation 01:32:48 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000005 Illegal Fireworks 03:18:07 INA

24-000006 Traffic Hazard 07:20:32 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000007 Alarm 08:15:03 (San Juan Island) FAL

24-000008 Citizen Assist 11:42:00 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a citizen assist. A report was authored.

24-000009 Citizen Assist 12:06:37 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000010 Domestic Dispute or Assault 12:21:17 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a domestic incident. No crime had been committed. A report was authored.

24-000011 Traffic Violation 13:09:23 (Lopez Island) INA

24-000012 Civil Problem 15:23:36 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000013 Citizen Assist 16:02:26 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000014 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 17:02:05 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to an individual's report of a suspicious bicycle on the side of the road. The bicycle did not appear to be in a condition to be ridden and also appeared to have been abandoned on the side of the road. The bicycle was collected as found property. A report was completed.

24-000015 Traffic Violation 17:09:10 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000016 Traffic Violation 17:39:07 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000017 Traffic Violation 17:49:13 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000018 Traffic Violation 17:56:24 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000019 Court Order Violation 17:59:13 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy on Orcas Island responded to an order violation callback. A report was taken.

24-000020 Animal at Large 19:07:51 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000021 Welfare Check 19:50:02 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000022 Traffic Violation 19:59:24 (San Juan Island) CIC

24-000023 Traffic Violation 20:24:24 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000024 Traffic Violation 20:53:09 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000025 Traffic Violation 21:01:46 (San Juan Island) CIC

24-000026 Traffic Violation 21:32:19 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000027 Traffic Violation 21:54:36 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000028 Traffic Violation 22:06:19 (San Juan Island) CIC


24-000029 Trouble Unknown 02:33:24 (San Juan Island) UNF

24-000030 Trespassing 06:24:01 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000031 Traffic Violation 06:44:18 (San Juan Island) CIC

24-000032 Fraud 09:17:32 (Orcas Island) ACT

24-000033 Traffic Violation 10:48:02 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000034 Welfare Check 11:16:53 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000035 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 11:31:58 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000036 Trespassing 12:19:01 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000037 Theft 12:43:17 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to a theft of a parcel from a mailbox that had occurred the week prior. An uptick in package thefts from mailboxes on the island has been noticed. Residents should be diligent about collecting their mail regularly and reporting suspicious activity.

24-000038 Fraud 13:51:21 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000039 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 14:18:41 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000040 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:22:59 (Lopez Island) INA

24-000041 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 16:42:51 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000042 Parking Problem 18:23:28 (San Juan Island) CLO

24-000043 Traffic Violation 20:12:03 (San Juan Island) CLO

24-000044 Harassment 20:20:53 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of harassment/trespassing. After speaking with the involved parties, it was decided by an involved party that they would seek a no-contact order, rather than have the individual arrested for trespassing. A report was completed.

24-000045 Trouble Unknown 20:58:19 NR

24-000046 Animal Noise 22:55:52 (San Juan Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 153