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San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log April 5-11, 2023: Multiple cases of fraud

San Juan County Deputies responded to 218 calls from April 5 - 11, 2023 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.


23-002282 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 08:14:28 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002283 Parking Problem 08:54:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002284 Agency Assistance 09:27:55 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002285 Unconscious ALS 09:54:38 (San Juan Island) CLO

Deputy on San Juan Island was requested to go to an aid call. The investigation showed that the person was intoxicated and was violating a court order by consuming alcohol. This matter was referred to the court.

23-002287 Parking Problem 10:01:53 UNF

23-002286 Parking Problem 10:08:13 (Orcas Island) INA

Deputies received complaints of an abandoned vehicle on a county roadway on Orcas Island. The vehicle was not impeding traffic at the time. The person associated with the vehicle failed to move it in the time frame he stated he would. A warning sticker was applied for the tow process.

23-002288 Sick or Injured Animal 10:56:22 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002289 Fraud 11:43:30 (Lopez Island) INA O

A Lopez Deputy responded to a fraud report. An address in Missouri was found to be using a Lopez residents' information on their internet bill. The investigation is ongoing.

23-002290 Citizen Assist 12:11:46 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan deputy responded to a citizen assist call. No criminal activity was reported, and the reporting party was referred to appropriate agencies for assistance.

23-002291 Threats 12:44:39 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy responded to a reported threats complaint between two adults. After discussions with both sides, they were able to handle their differences and shake hands. A report documenting the incident was completed.

23-002292 Trouble Unknown 12:52:15 (Lopez Island) UNF

23-002293 Trespassing 13:07:19 (San Juan Island) INA

A trespassing complaint turned into a civil agreement. No criminal violation.

23-002295 Welfare Check 13:20:39 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002294 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 13:21:45 (Lopez Island) NR

23-002296 Threats 13:30:48 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002297 Welfare Check 13:37:35 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002298 Fraud 13:40:27 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island received a report of a credit card fraud that occurred in another country. There are no suspects.

23-002299 Found Property 13:49:40 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy took a report of found property. A ring was found in Eastsound and turned into a local business. The ring was collected and secured as lost property.

23-002300 Civil Problem 16:05:21 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002301 Trouble Unknown 16:33:30 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002302 Citizen Assist 16:42:00 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002303 Fraud 16:59:50 (Orcas Island) ACT

A deputy took a report of an identity theft that lead to a victim being subject to collections. Person(s) unknown obtained the victims personal information and had utilized it to make a fictitious Verizon account. The case is being investigated.

23-002304 Vicious Animal 17:23:06 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002305 Trouble Unknown 18:44:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002306 Fall BLS 20:00:45 (Orcas Island) NR


23-002307 Traffic Violation 00:07:58 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002308 Traffic Violation 00:34:31 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002309 Citizen Assist 00:56:23 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002310 Welfare Check 03:47:17 CLO

23-002311 Trouble Unknown 07:30:00 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002312 Agency Assistance 08:13:13 (San Juan Island) UNF

A deputy received a referral from another agency. The deputy contacted the people involved. The complaint was unfounded and any crimes occurred in another jurisdiction. Report taken.

23-002313 Theft 08:19:53 (San Juan Island) CAA

A deputy was dispatched to a Theft in the Friday Harbor area. The deputy contacted the caller and confirmed a crime had been committed. The person involved had left the area. Probable Cause was prepared for the person for the crimes of Theft 3rd and Burglary 2nd.

23-002314 Boating Problem 09:25:43 NR

23-002315 Boating Problem 09:32:30 NR

23-002317 Citizen Assist 10:34:40 (Lopez Island) NR

23-002316 Boating Problem 10:38:10 NR

23-002318 Boating Problem 10:52:38 NR

23-002319 Traffic Violation 10:54:03 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002320 Citizen Assist 12:10:33 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002321 Trouble Unknown 12:20:10 INA

23-002322 Boating Problem 12:56:01 NR

23-002323 Citizen Assist 12:56:16 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002324 Traffic Violation 12:59:33 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002325 Citizen Assist 13:23:58 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002326 Boating Problem 14:56:18 NR

23-002327 Noise Complaint /not dogs 15:18:32 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002328 Parking Problem 16:23:37 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002329 Harassment 17:02:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002330 Citizen Assist 17:27:58 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002331 Court Order Violation 18:16:31 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002332 Alarm 18:46:47 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002333 Traffic Violation 19:04:51 (San Juan Island) CAA

A deputy observed a gray 2002 Mercury Mountaineer driving eastbound on 1st street toward Harrison St. The deputy had been advised that the owner of this vehicle had their license suspended in this state and was required to have an ignition interlock.

23-002334 Alarm 20:28:40 (Lopez Island) NR


23-002335 Traffic Violation 08:55:40 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002336 Citizen Assist 09:09:37 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002337 Domestic Dispute or Assault 09:26:09 (Lopez Island) CAA

Lopez deputies responded to a domestic violence incident. During this investigation, a male was arrested for assault fourth degree and was booked into jail.

23-002338 Animal at Large 10:07:04 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002339 Welfare Check 10:19:02 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy responded with Orcas Island Fire & Rescue to a welfare check. The individual was flown to the mainland for medical treatment.

23-002340 Traffic Violation 11:22:23 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 1000 block of Cattle Point Rd. The driver was issued an infraction for Speeding - 66mph in a 45mph zone, and warnings for Expired Registration, Operate a Motor Vehicle without Valid Proof of Insurance, and no Driver's License on Person.

23-002341 Weapons Noise 12:29:30 D Alexander NR

23-002343 Trespassing 12:39:47 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002342 Fraud 12:39:56 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy took a report of a fraud. A known individual used the victims bank cards to make several unauthorized purchases. The case is under further investigation.

23-002344 Citizen Dispute 13:17:57 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002345 Citizen Assist 14:00:40 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002346 Domestic Dispute or Assault 15:39:01 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-002347 Traffic Violation 16:11:13 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002348 Domestic Dispute or Assault 17:18:45 (Orcas Island) ACT

Deputies responded to an Eastsound address on a reported domestic disturbance. After further investigation, it was determined probable cause was established for Malicious Mischief in the 3rd degree. The male party was arrested and booked into San Juan County Jail.

23-002349 Alarm 17:22:30 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002350 Traffic Violation 18:25:48 (San Juan Island) CIC

A deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued infractions for speed, 39 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone, and no valid proof of insurance.

23-002351 Traffic Violation 18:39:16 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002352 Traffic Violation 19:09:53 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002354 Welfare Check 20:04:45 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a report of a possibly suicidal subject. The subject was transported by EMS to the hospital.

23-002353 Trouble Unknown 20:05:13 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002356 Welfare Check 20:48:47 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002355 Theft 20:48:51 (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a walk-in complaint of theft for an employee of a business. The investigation is ongoing.

23-002357 Citizen Assist 20:57:47 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002358 Trouble Unknown 22:07:33 INA

23-002359 Traffic Violation 22:22:47 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002360 Traffic Violation 23:13:55 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002361 Traffic Violation 23:31:17 (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for traveling 38MPH in a posted 25MPH speed zone. The driver was arrested for DUI and was issued an infraction for speed.

23-002362 Trouble Unknown 23:32:26 (San Juan Island) NR


23-002363 Citizen Assist 09:13:02 (San Juan Island) INA

23-002364 Citizen Assist 09:37:31 (Lopez Island) INA

23-002365 Traffic Violation 12:13:49 (Lopez Island) INA

23-002366 Theft 12:19:43 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island was assigned a vandalism case. The investigation is ongoing.

23-002367 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 12:32:58 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002368 Theft 12:42:36 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-002369 Litter/Pollution/Public Health 13:17:47 (Lopez Island) NR

23-002370 Area Check 13:23:35 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002371 Mental Health 14:06:08 NR

23-002372 Traffic Violation 14:10:47 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002373 Traffic Violation 15:09:31 (San Juan Island) CIC

A deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for having defective brake lights. The driver was given a citation for driving with license suspended 3rd degree, an infraction for driving with no insurance and a warning for defective brake lights.

23-002374 Trouble Unknown 15:20:31 ACT

23-002375 Alarm 15:29:33 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002377 Citizen Assist 15:39:07 (Lopez Island) INA

23-002376 Traffic Violation 15:39:49 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002378 Trespassing 16:10:10 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-002379 Traffic Violation 16:13:55 (Lopez Island) INA

23-002380 Weapon Safekeeping 16:36:24 (Orcas Island) INA

Deputies served a protection order from the court with an order to surrender firearms. The respondent was cooperative and relinquished his firearms.

23-002381 Traffic Violation 16:42:46 (Lopez Island) INA

23-002382 Weapons Noise 17:14:51 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002383 Animal at Large 18:29:15 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002384 Traffic Violation 19:08:09 (Lopez Island) NR

23-002385 Citizen Assist 19:20:28 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002386 Malicious Mischief 20:33:10 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-002387 Traffic Violation 21:05:44 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002388 Traffic Violation 21:11:59 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002389 Traffic Violation 21:12:26 (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle as it was reported sold more than 45 days prior. The driver was arrested for DUI-drugs and the vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant.

23-002390 Accident-NonInj 21:54:10 (Lopez Island) CAA

A Lopez deputy responded to a single vehicle collision. The driver was arrested for DUI and booked into jail.

23-002391 Agency Assistance 22:40:29 INA


23-002392 Citizen Assist 10:23:14 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002393 Domestic Dispute or Assault 10:44:14 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-002394 Traffic Hazard 11:04:40 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002395 Traffic Violation 12:49:53 (Lopez Island) INA

23-002396 Traffic Hazard 13:05:38 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002397 Sex Offense 14:09:03 (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan deputy learned that an individual who was arrested and released in Friday Harbor had not registered as a sex offender. The individual was located, arrested for failure to register as a sex offender and was booked into jail.

23-002398 Traffic Violation 14:14:27 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002399 Trouble Unknown 14:40:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002400 Citizen Assist 14:58:38 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002401 Welfare Check 15:06:54 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002402 Missing Person 15:25:14 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002403 Fraud 16:18:03 (Orcas Island) ACT

A Lopez Island Deputy responded to a fraud call. The victim lost over 1,000.00 in fraudulent bank charges. The investigation is ongoing.

23-002404 Traffic Violation 16:39:32 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002405 Citizen Assist 17:00:10 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002406 Trouble Unknown 17:54:45 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002407 Traffic Violation 19:04:54 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002408 Traffic Violation 19:34:46 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002409 Threats 20:36:11 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy on Orcas responded to a threats call in Eastsound. The reporting party could not give a description of the suspect. They will contact a deputy if they see the suspect again. A report was taken.

23-002410 Traffic Violation 20:53:17 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002411 Traffic Violation 21:08:50 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002412 Traffic Violation 21:40:49 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002413 Civil Problem 22:44:15 (San Juan Island) NR

MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2023

23-002414 Sick or Injured Animal 07:33:02 (Lopez Island) NR

23-002415 Trespassing 09:39:05 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002416 Trouble Unknown 09:52:41 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002418 Fraud 10:04:57 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002417 Citizen Assist 10:06:33 D Alexander NR

23-002419 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 10:21:52 NR

23-002420 Alarm 11:49:06 (San Juan Island) FAL

23-002421 Citizen Assist 12:19:15 D Alexander NR

23-002422 Court Order Violation 12:33:59 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-002423 Weapon Safekeeping 12:54:49 (San Juan Island) INA

A box of shotgun shells was turned over to the Sheriff's Office for disposal.

23-002424 Threats 14:58:06 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-002425 Citizen Assist 17:14:29 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002426 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 17:52:13 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002427 Alarm 18:16:12 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002428 Traffic Violation 18:20:00 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002429 Civil Problem 18:32:40 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002430 Animal Noise 19:48:51 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002431 Citizen Assist 19:49:10 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002432 Citizen Assist 19:52:09 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002433 Noise Complaint /not dogs 20:04:43 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002434 Traffic Violation 20:32:28 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002435 Traffic Violation 20:51:35 (San Juan Island) CIC

A deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for having white lights facing backwards. The driver was given infractions for No Valid Operators License and No Insurance and given a warning for white light to rear.

23-002436 Noise Complaint /not dogs 22:08:24 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002437 Weapons Noise 23:12:08 (San Juan Island) NR


23-002438 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 05:25:35 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002439 Accident-NonInj 07:16:29 (Orcas Island) CLO

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a collision. The vehicle was unoccupied and only slightly damaged. The owner was contacted and stated he would have it towed.

23-002440 Accident-NonInj 08:03:15 (Orcas Island) CIC

23-002441 Animal at Large 11:37:24 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002442 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 12:24:54 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002443 Traffic Hazard 12:33:49 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002444 Citizen Assist 12:38:56 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002445 Sick or Injured Animal 16:37:30 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002446 Animal at Large 16:58:03 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002447 Citizen Assist 17:21:14 (Orcas Island) NR

23-002448 Domestic Dispute or Assault 17:40:57 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-002449 Traffic Hazard 18:26:19 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002450 Child Abuse or Neglect 19:10:21 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy on Orcas responded to a callback. The reporting party wanted to let the Sheriff's Office know about something they had heard about third hand. An informational report was taken until further information can be obtained.

23-002451 Traffic Violation 20:41:51 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002452 Welfare Check 21:41:05 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002453 Traffic Hazard 22:34:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002455 Noise Complaint /not dogs 22:37:37 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002454 Traffic Violation 22:39:14 (San Juan Island) NR

23-002456 Welfare Check 22:53:52 (San Juan Island) CAA

Deputies on San Juan responded to a welfare check after someone was heard yelling. After further investigation, it was learned that a domestic incident had occurred. An individual was taken into custody and booked into jail for Harassment, Weapons Apparently Capable, and Malicious Mischief.

Total Incidents for This Report: 175

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