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San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log May 3-9, 2023: Man's dog leads deputy to his hiding place, counterfeit $100; controlled substance found in student's backpack

San Juan County Deputies responded to 179 calls from May 3-9, 2023 including: Lopez Island deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance. The suspect fled the scene on foot prior to arrival of the officers. The suspect's dogs led deputies to his location. He was found under an overturned skiff on the beach and apprehended without incident. A deputy on Orcas Island was contacted by the public high school. The principal had found a controlled substance in a student's backpack. The school took disciplinary action and then turned over the substance to the Sheriff's Office. A report was taken and will be forwarded onto Juvenile Services. A San Juan Island deputy took a report of a stolen golf cart. A San Juan Island deputy received a report of a counterfeit $100 bill at King's Market in Friday Harbor. The owner thinks he received the bill in a series of sales he made on Craigslist. 

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.


23-003037 Agency Assistance 07:49:00 (Lopez Island) INA

23-003038 Found Property 08:11:53 (Orcas Island) INA

An abandoned bicycle was turned in on Orcas Island. The bicycle was logged into evidence.

23-003039 Citizen Assist 08:25:09 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003040 Lost Property 09:07:10 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy took a report of a lost credit/debit card.

23-003042 Parking Problem 09:25:42 (Orcas Island) CLO

23-003041 Traffic Violation 09:31:27 (Orcas Island) CLO

23-003043 Parking Problem 10:03:39 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003044 Overdose 10:36:37 UNF

23-003045 Citizen Assist 11:13:08 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003046 Citizen Assist 11:33:59 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003047 Alarm 11:50:43 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003048 Juvenile Problem 12:03:52 (Lopez Island) INA

A deputy responded to a potential assault incident between two students at a school on Orcas. A report was completed and juvenile services was notified.

23-003049 Citizen Assist 12:26:03 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003050 Citizen Assist 14:39:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003051 Citizen Assist 15:12:13 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003052 Citizen Assist 15:30:03 (Lopez Island) INA

23-003053 Theft 16:31:15 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy took a report of a theft of a Laptop from the Eastsound area. Potential leads are being investigated. The case continues.

23-003054 Traffic Violation 16:58:27 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003055 Controlled Substance Problem 17:12:45 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003057 Trouble Unknown 17:34:26 (Lopez Island) NR

23-003056 Animal at Large 17:37:49 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003058 Theft 17:46:55 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-003059 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 17:47:56 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-003060 Traffic Violation 18:03:35 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003061 Traffic Violation 19:07:18 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003062 Noise Complaint /not dogs 19:41:57 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003063 Citizen Assist 20:22:45 (San Juan Island) NR


23-003064 Animal at Large 06:00:09 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003065 Agency Assistance 06:39:36 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan deputy took a third-party report of abuse. The victim was contacted and advised they did not wish for any investigation to ensue at this time.

23-003066 Vicious Animal 08:58:51 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003067 Citizen Assist 09:17:07 (Orcas Island) INA

23-003068 Trouble Unknown 10:12:04 INA

23-003069 Trouble Unknown 10:21:56 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003070 Vehicle Theft 12:15:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003071 Vicious Animal 13:13:20 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003072 VIN Inspection 13:26:37 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003073 Trouble Unknown 13:43:11 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003074 Abandoned Vehicle 14:14:39 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003075 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:08:55 UNF

23-003076 Trouble Unknown 15:51:28 UNF

23-003077 Citizen Assist 17:32:54 (Lopez Island) NR

23-003078 Welfare Check 18:02:58 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003079 Animal at Large 20:15:44 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003080 Trouble Unknown 20:23:37 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003081 Welfare Check 22:27:52 (Orcas Island) NR

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2023

23-003082 Accident-NonInj 07:46:51 (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Island Deputy responded to a solo vehicle accident on the 2100 block of Olga Rd. The driver was contacted and after an investigation it was determined there were no injuries and weather conditions were a factor in the accident. A report was authored.

23-003083 Trouble Unknown 07:56:11 (Lopez Island) INA

23-003084 Traffic Hazard 10:07:51 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003085 Confidential 10:25:48 (San Juan Island) INA

23-003086 Welfare Check 10:34:56 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003087 Welfare Check 10:36:25 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003088 Traffic Violation 10:48:48 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003089 Trespassing 11:03:11 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-003090 VIN Inspection 11:03:33 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003091 Trouble Unknown 11:06:39 INA

23-003092 Boating Problem 13:15:03 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003093 Boating Problem 13:25:59 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003094 Animal at Large 14:38:17 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003095 Boating Problem 14:41:15 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003096 Traffic Violation 14:48:27 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003097 Citizen Assist 14:49:43 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003098 Mental Health 15:14:03 NR

23-003099 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:32:02 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003100 Traffic Violation 15:40:34 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003101 VIN Inspection 15:51:24 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003102 Controlled Substance Problem 15:55:09 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003103 Found Property 16:00:11 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003104 Confidential 17:20:03 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-003105 Court Order Violation 19:27:53 (San Juan Island) ACT

Deputies on San Juan Island were dispatched to a report of an order violation. A report was taken and forwarded to the court.

23-003106 Animal Noise 21:33:41 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003107 Missing Person 21:34:30 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003108 Traffic Violation 22:33:22 (San Juan Island) NR


23-003109 Accident-NonInj 02:13:54 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003110 Trouble Unknown 05:33:39 UNF

23-003111 Mental Health 06:04:45 INA

23-003112 Parking Problem 08:29:29 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003113 Trouble Unknown 10:35:30 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003114 Theft 10:36:59 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a theft complaint. A juvenile was identified as the suspect. The incident was referred to the San Juan County Prosecutor's Office.

23-003115 Trouble Unknown 10:46:54 UNF

23-003116 Welfare Check 11:36:46 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003117 Vehicle Theft 12:12:12 (San Juan Island) ACT

A San Juan deputy took a report of a stolen golf cart. A Motor Vehicle Theft Report was completed by the owner.

23-003118 VIN Inspection 13:10:31 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003119 Theft 13:31:43 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003120 Agency Assistance 13:44:38 NR

23-003121 Traffic Violation 13:58:00 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003122 Animal at Large 14:29:00 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003123 Animal at Large 14:58:34 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003124 Citizen Assist 15:14:43 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003125 Citizen Assist 15:42:42 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003126 Controlled Substance Problem 16:24:43 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003127 Traffic Violation 17:02:07 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003128 Disorderly Conduct 17:04:10 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003129 Traffic Violation 17:08:56 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003130 Traffic Violation 17:18:52 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003131 Sick or Injured Animal 18:31:24 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003132 Traffic Violation 19:53:17 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003133 Trouble Unknown 20:06:12 UNF

23-003134 Traffic Violation 20:38:44 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003135 Found Property 20:53:09 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003136 Traffic Violation 21:45:02 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003137 Domestic Dispute or Assault 21:56:55 (Lopez Island) CAA

Lopez Island Deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance. The suspect fled the scene on foot prior to arrival of the officers. The suspect's dogs led deputies to his location. He was found under an overturned skiff on the beach and apprehended without incident.

SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2023

23-003138 Aircraft Problem 00:09:38 INA

23-003139 Theft 08:17:58 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003140 Citizen Assist 09:59:03 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003141 Animal at Large 10:32:08 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003142 Accident-NonInj 10:51:49 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez deputy investigated a two-vehicle collision. Information was exchanged and a report was completed.

23-003143 Traffic Violation 11:52:11 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003145 Boating Problem 12:34:41 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003144 Abandoned Vehicle 12:34:52 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez resident called about an abandoned vehicle. The vehicle belonged to a neighbor's relative, and the parties will get in contact.

23-003146 Civil Problem 13:14:48 (Lopez Island) NR

23-003147 Fraud 13:23:56 (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to a fraud call. An Island resident lost a large sum of money in a fraudulent Facebook Marketplace transaction. The investigation is ongoing.

23-003148 Animal at Large 14:15:12 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003149 Traffic Violation 15:03:02 (San Juan Island) CIC

A deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for a white light to the rear. The driver was issued an infraction for no insurance and given a warning for white light to the rear.

23-003150 Traffic Violation 15:14:47 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003151 Trouble Unknown 15:15:42 UNF

23-003152 Traffic Violation 15:27:35 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003153 Citizen Assist 15:57:55 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003154 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 17:43:52 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003155 Traffic Violation 20:06:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003156 Traffic Violation 20:26:59 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003157 Traffic Violation 21:19:02 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003158 Animal at Large 21:19:19 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003159 Alarm 22:17:56 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003160 Threats 23:01:26 (San Juan Island) CAA

A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a report of threats. A subject was located and taken into custody for harassment.

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2023

23-003161 Citizen Dispute 08:23:25 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003162 Citizen Assist 09:40:28 UNF

23-003163 Parking Problem 09:58:41 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003164 Citizen Dispute 10:56:11 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003165 Trouble Unknown 11:05:54 INA

23-003166 Welfare Check 11:14:21 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez resident requested a welfare check on their neighbor. All was well.

23-003167 Traffic Violation 11:58:56 (San Juan Island) CIC

A vehicle was stopped for driving an unsafe vehicle. The driver was given an infraction for no valid operator’s license with ID and failure to provide proof of insurance.

23-003168 Court Order Violation 12:13:51 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-003169 Trouble Unknown 13:10:46 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003170 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 13:13:13 (Orcas Island) CLO

23-003171 Citizen Assist 13:36:58 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003172 Traffic Violation 14:36:54 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003173 Abandoned Vehicle 14:53:10 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003174 Citizen Assist 15:13:09 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003175 Trouble Unknown 15:22:29 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003176 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:38:03 (Lopez Island) NR

23-003177 Traffic Violation 16:43:48 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003178 Citizen Assist 16:52:35 UNF

23-003179 Accident-NonInj 17:16:47 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003180 Trouble Unknown 17:35:52 UNF

23-003181 Traffic Violation 19:42:32 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003182 Trouble Unknown 19:52:07 UNF

23-003183 Traffic Hazard 20:49:13 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003184 Traffic Violation 21:18:17 (San Juan Island) NR

TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2023

23-003185 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 01:20:35 (Lopez Island) NR

23-003186 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 02:20:17 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003187 Medical Emergency 02:28:52 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003188 Welfare Check 04:24:48 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003189 Traffic Hazard 08:49:20 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003190 Citizen Assist 10:00:53 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003191 Boating Problem 10:26:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003192 Parking Problem 10:51:11 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003193 Trouble Unknown 11:13:55 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003194 Agency Assistance 11:28:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003195 Malicious Mischief 11:56:55 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003196 Agency Assistance 12:31:00 (Orcas Island) CLO

A deputy on Orcas was contacted by the public high school. The principal had found a controlled substance in a students backpack. The school took disciplinary action and then turned over the substance to the Sheriff's Office. A report was taken and will be forwarded onto Juvenile Services.

23-003197 Citizen Assist 13:27:39 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003198 Fraud 14:16:17 (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy received a report of a counterfeit $100 bill at King's Market. The owner thinks he received the bill in a series of sales he made on Craigslist. The bill was taken and booked into evidence.

23-003199 Citizen Assist 14:39:21 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003201 Citizen Assist 14:50:45 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003200 Trouble Unknown 14:51:00 NR

23-003202 Fraud 15:10:20 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan island received a report of a fraud. The victim reported that her computer was taken over and she talked to someone claiming to be "MSN Security". The Deputy called the number and talked to someone who was clearly trying to scam people.

23-003203 Citizen Assist 16:15:40 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003204 Vicious Animal 16:15:47 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003205 Animal at Large 16:26:12 (Lopez Island) NR

23-003206 Civil Problem 16:33:55 (Orcas Island) UNF

23-003207 Missing Person 16:47:07 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003208 Citizen Assist 16:48:24 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003209 Animal at Large 18:18:49 (Lopez Island) NR

23-003210 Trouble Unknown 19:02:27 (Orcas Island) NR

23-003211 VIN Inspection 19:18:38 ACT

23-003212 Animal Noise 20:32:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003213 Traffic Hazard 21:58:23 (San Juan Island) NR

23-003214 Accident-Injury, Traffic 22:00:46 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-003215 Mental Health 23:53:58 (Lopez Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 179

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