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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands January 17-23, 2024: Hay bale or giant ice ball; reckless kayaking; dog put down after biting another dog

San Juan County Deputies responded to 148 calls from January 17-23, 2024 including:  A Lopez Deputy responded to a reported hay bale blocking traffic. The bale was moved to the side of the road. | A Lopez Deputy responded to a report of a giant ice ball blocking traffic. The Deputy discovered that the caller was referring to a recently moved hay bale, which was wrapped in white plastic. | A deputy on Orcas Island observed a vehicle pulling two kayaks on the hard packed snow and iced public roadway near Eastsound. It was evident the kayaks were being flung into the oncoming lane of travel, in the dark hours. The driver was cited for reckless endangerment. | A traffic stop on San Juan Island was made on a car with four juveniles. Two of the juveniles in the back seats were hanging out the windows of the car and the car started to slide sideways on the road. The driver was given an infraction for Negligent Driving 2nd. | A deputy on Orcas responded to an animal bite near the ferry landing. After an investigation was completed, a report was written. The attacking dog was put down by the owner. There are no known injuries to the other dog. 

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, JANUARY 17, 2024

24-000329 Boating Problem 06:52:03 (San Juan Island) INA

24-000330 Traffic Hazard 09:33:03 (San Juan Island) INA

24-000331 Accident-NonInj 09:40:31 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000332 Accident-NonInj 10:09:13 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000333 Trespassing 10:11:59 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000334 Traffic Violation 10:31:13 (San Juan Island) CIC

A traffic stop on San Juan Island was made on a car with four juveniles. Two of the juveniles in the back seats were hanging out the windows of the car and the car started to slide sideways on the road. The driver was given an infraction for Negligent Driving 2nd.

24-000335 Welfare Check 10:54:35 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to a Welfare Check. The Designated Crisis Responders were contacted, and the incident was documented.

24-000336 Traffic Hazard 11:51:50 UNF

24-000337 Accident-NonInj 12:45:58 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy on Orcas responded to an accident with no injury near the ferry landing. An informational report was taken.

24-000338 Welfare Check 12:51:35 UNF

24-000339 Citizen Assist 12:56:02 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a citizen assist. The Deputy completed an informational report.

24-000340 Traffic Hazard 13:32:14 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000341 Traffic Hazard 17:18:21 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Deputy responded to a reported hay bale blocking traffic. The bale was moved to the side of the road.

24-000343 Welfare Check 17:42:07 NR

24-000342 Traffic Hazard 17:42:21 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Deputy responded to a report of a giant ice ball blocking traffic. The Deputy discovered that the caller was referring to a recently moved hay bale, which was wrapped in white plastic. The road was unobstructed.

24-000344 Accident-NonInj 18:13:34 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy took a report of a vehicle off the roadway on Orcas Road. It was discovered that the vehicle went off the roadway in the snowy conditions and damaged a fence. Information from the parties was gathered and shared with the property owner.

24-000345 Alarm 20:36:22 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000346 Traffic Hazard 22:24:56 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000347 Traffic Hazard 22:29:00 (Orcas Island) NR

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2024

24-000348 Citizen Assist 00:14:21 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000349 Area Check 00:24:28 (Orcas Island) CAA

A deputy on Orcas Island observed a vehicle pulling two kayaks on the hard packed snow and iced public roadway near Eastsound. It was evident the kayaks were being flung into the oncoming lane of travel, in the dark hours. The driver was cited for reckless endangerment.

24-000350 Alarm 08:02:54 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000351 Mental Health 08:41:33 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Deputy responded to a mental health call. The Deputy spoke with the subject, and information was relayed to a designated crisis responder.

24-000352 Welfare Check 09:54:08 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Deputy responded when an individual missed their early morning plumbing appointment. The plumber was concerned that a medical emergency may have occurred. Upon investigation, the individual was found to have slept in and forgotten about their appointment.

24-000353 Boating Problem 09:55:03 INA

24-000359 Fall BLS 10:07:46 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000354 Agency Assistance 10:54:51 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000355 Agency Assistance 10:59:58 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000356 Fraud 11:14:50 (San Juan Island) UNF

24-000357 Citizen Assist 11:56:05 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000358 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 12:08:57 (San Juan Island) INA

24-000360 Civil Problem 12:32:18 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000361 Civil Problem 12:38:32 (San Juan Island) INA

24-000362 Theft 12:40:14 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Deputy responded to a reported mail theft. The incident was documented.

24-000363 Unwanted Person 12:42:25 (Lopez Island) CAA

Eight San Juan County Deputies and Lopez Fire & EMS responded to an individual experiencing a mental health crisis on Lopez Island. The individual was known to possess firearms and had made death threats to his neighbors. He was safely taken into custody and transported to jail.

24-000364 Citizen Assist 13:08:11 UNF

24-000365 Traffic Hazard 13:47:55 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000366 Traffic Hazard 13:52:53 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000367 Traffic Hazard 14:05:17 Lopez NR

24-000369 Heart ALS 14:51:11 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000368 Traffic Hazard 15:06:40 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000370 Traffic Hazard 15:32:29 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000371 Welfare Check 15:59:55 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000372 Citizen Assist 16:18:18 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000373 Fraud 16:22:12 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000374 Traffic Hazard 16:44:30 NR

24-000375 Traffic Hazard 17:01:27 INA

24-000376 Traffic Hazard 17:29:54 INA

24-000378 Accident-NonInj 17:54:51 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000377 Welfare Check 17:56:03 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy was called to conduct a welfare check on an individual who, according to a family member, sounded unlike himself. Upon the check, the individual was found to need immediate medical attention. Aid was dispatched and the subject was flown to the hospital for treatment.

24-000379 Traffic Violation 18:41:12 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000380 Trespassing 18:44:38 (San Juan Island) ACT

24-000381 Traffic Hazard 20:29:50 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000382 Welfare Check 22:13:35 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000383 Trespassing 22:41:57 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Island Deputies were dispatched to a residence for a trespassing call. An individual was located, and through the investigation it was determined to be a misunderstanding and the individual was asked to leave. The incident was documented.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2024

24-000384 Welfare Check 00:49:50 (San Juan Island) UNF

24-000385 Traffic Hazard 04:19:22 UNF

24-000387 Traffic Hazard 04:59:49 UNF

24-000386 Traffic Hazard 05:03:12 UNF

24-000388 Citizen Assist 07:41:49 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez man called about a pending court case.

24-000389 Vicious Animal 08:18:51 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000390 Accident-HitRun 09:15:35 (San Juan Island) INA

24-000391 Unwanted Person 11:21:39 Lopez NR

24-000392 Alarm 13:39:33 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000393 Noise Complaint /not dogs 13:46:37 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000394 Civil Problem 14:02:54 Lopez NR

24-000395 Fraud 15:37:15 UNF

24-000396 Welfare Check 15:52:48 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy received a call regarding checking the welfare of children in a home that the reporting party believed were left alone. A check was conducted and everything was found to be ok.

24-000397 Traffic Hazard 22:16:40 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000398 Medical BLS 22:46:18 (San Juan Island) NR

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2024

24-000399 Communications Problem 09:03:06 (Lopez Island) CAA

24-000400 Citizen Assist 10:37:31 (Orcas Island) INA

Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a citizen assist regarding a custody dispute. The incident was documented.

24-000401 Agency Assistance 11:03:33 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000402 Traffic Violation 11:09:41 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000403 Welfare Check 12:14:00 UNF

24-000404 Alarm 12:18:19 (San Juan Island) FAL

24-000405 Alarm 12:28:25 (Lopez Island) UNF

24-000406 Civil Problem 14:33:03 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000407 Traffic Hazard 15:42:22 INA

24-000408 Traffic Violation 16:08:37 (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Island Deputy stopped a vehicle in the 300 Block of Weeks Rd. The driver was subsequently issued an infraction for speeding 41 MPH in a posted 25 MPH zone.

24-000409 Animal Noise 16:42:26 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000410 Noise Complaint /not dogs 17:54:32 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000411 Theft 19:10:04 (Orcas Island) UNF

A citizen called in to report a concern of a possible stolen bicycle on Orcas Island. It is unconfirmed if the bicycle was stolen or just moved from the spot the reporting party had it. He was advised to call in after he knew if the bicycle was stolen or lost.

24-000412 Welfare Check 20:08:18 (Orcas Island) ACT

A deputy took a report of a suspicious circumstance due to an intoxicated person near Eastsound. The person was contacted and information was gathered. No information suggested a criminal occurrence, however a probation violation was discovered.

24-000413 Welfare Check 20:22:34 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000414 CPR ALS 22:07:27 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Island Fire & EMS & A Lopez Island Deputy were dispatched to an Unconscious Unresponsive call turned into a death investigation. The scene was investigated, and the death appeared to be of natural causes. Evan's Funeral Home was contacted, and the incident was documented.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2024

24-000415 Trouble Unknown 05:42:02 (Orcas Island) CLO

Deputies responded to a trouble unknown call. It was determined that an individual was concerned about others that lived around him. After contact, it was determined that no further assistance was available and parties agreed to stay separated.

24-000416 Domestic Dispute or Assault 09:47:03 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a domestic dispute. The Deputy determined no crime had been committed. An informational report was authored.

24-000417 Vicious Animal 09:53:32 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy on Orcas responded to an animal bite near the ferry landing. After an investigation was completed, a report was written. The attacking dog was put down by the owner. There are no known injuries to the other dog.

24-000418 Parking Problem 11:28:02 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000419 Alarm 11:53:34 UNF

24-000420 Domestic Dispute or Assault 12:40:18 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Domestic in the Friday Harbor area. The deputy arrived and contacted the people involved. After speaking to those involved, it was determined that no crime had been committed. Informational report taken.

24-000421 Confidential 13:06:16 (San Juan Island) ACT

24-000422 Domestic Dispute or Assault 13:39:55 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Domestic in the Friday Harbor area. The deputy arrived on scene and contacted the person calling. The person declined to provide information and there was no signs of a crime at the time. Report taken.

24-000423 Welfare Check 14:27:07 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000424 Welfare Check 14:30:46 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000425 Traffic Violation 15:21:56 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000426 Boating Problem 16:07:37 Lopez NR

24-000427 County Property Damage 17:16:54 Lopez INA

24-000428 Civil Problem 17:50:42 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy on Orcas responded to a civil call in Eastsound. After an investigation was completed an informational report was taken.

24-000429 Traffic Violation 18:07:05 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000430 Alarm 19:52:10 (Orcas Island) UNF

24-000431 Trouble Unknown 21:06:48 (Orcas Island) NR

MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2024

24-000432 Attempted Suicide 02:55:52 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000433 Theft 06:06:42 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000434 Alarm 08:03:58 (San Juan Island) FAL

24-000435 Boating Problem 09:12:38 INA

24-000436 Accident-NonInj 09:23:58 UNF

24-000437 Boating Problem 09:29:47 NR

24-000438 Malicious Mischief 09:33:47 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a report of vandalism to County Property. An investigation commenced.

24-000439 Civil Problem 09:45:21 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000440 Agency Assistance 10:23:01 (San Juan Island) CAA

24-000441 Boating Problem 10:27:25 NR

24-000442 Welfare Check 10:35:36 NR

24-000443 Citizen Assist 11:00:07 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000444 Trouble Unknown 11:03:31 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputies responded to a trouble unknown in the area of Roche Harbor Road and Halvorson Road. An investigation into a landlord tenant issue is being conducted as well as a possible assault.

24-000445 Citizen Assist 11:04:21 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000446 Welfare Check 11:04:47 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000447 Citizen Assist 12:08:42 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000448 Boating Problem 12:43:47 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000449 Animal at Large 14:42:25 Lopez NR

24-000450 Animal Noise 16:11:27 (San Juan Island) UNF

24-000452 Welfare Check 17:09:53 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000451 Traffic Violation 17:09:58 Lopez NR

24-000453 Citizen Assist 17:18:54 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000454 Juvenile Problem 18:10:17 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000455 Domestic Dispute or Assault 19:33:42 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputies on San Juan Island responded to a domestic incident. A protection order that had been granted by a judge earlier in the day was also served during the incident. A report was completed.

24-000456 Medical BLS 20:37:33 (San Juan Island) NR

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2024

24-000457 Boating Problem 00:14:27 CIC

24-000458 Medical BLS 05:00:57 NR

24-000459 Theft 06:13:42 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000460 Mental Health 06:23:30 UNF

24-000461 Animal Noise 07:47:53 (San Juan Island) INA

24-000462 Animal Noise 10:28:46 (San Juan Island) INA

24-000463 Civil Problem 11:13:15 INA

24-000464 Abandoned Vehicle 11:24:46 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000465 Traffic Violation 12:28:14 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000467 Civil Problem 12:38:49 UNF

24-000466 Trespassing 12:39:26 (Lopez Island) NR

A deputy on Orcas Island took a trespassing complaint. A trespass warning letter was generated.

24-000468 Citizen Assist 13:24:17 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000469 Civil Problem 13:30:32 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000470 Accident-NonInj 16:04:19 Lopez NR

24-000471 Citizen Assist 16:07:46 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000472 VIN Inspection 16:09:52 (San Juan Island) CLO

24-000473 Traffic Hazard 16:12:54 INA

24-000474 Traffic Violation 16:31:09 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000475 Traffic Violation 17:41:02 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000476 Trespassing 22:08:06 (Orcas Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 148

Last modified onThursday, 25 January 2024 01:02

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