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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands July 5-11, 2023: Dogs at large, bicycle vs car crash, stolen mail

San Juan County Deputies responded to 234 calls from July 5-11, 2023 including: A Lopez Deputy responded when a Lopez resident called to inquire what the chances were of Center Road being closed off and used for drag racing. The caller realized it was a bad idea as he explained it and withdrew his request. An Orcas Island Deputy took a report of a theft of gas from vehicles parked at the upper long term parking lot at the Orcas Ferry Landing. A Friday Harbor Deputy responded to an unconscious male in his residence. The male was found to be deceased. The coroner was contacted and he was turned over to Evans Funeral Home and notification of his family is being attempted. 

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.


23-005183 Domestic Dispute or Assault 06:04:20 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005184 Citizen Assist 07:24:24 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005185 Parking Problem 08:19:44 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005186 Animal at Large 08:42:57 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005187 Traffic Violation 09:28:05 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005188 Vicious Animal 09:31:00 (Orcas Island) INA 

Deputy on Orcas Island responded to an animal complaint. The Deputy contacted the owner and issued a verbal warning for dogs running at large.

23-005189 Found Property 10:52:01 (Orcas Island) CLO

23-005190 Citizen Assist 10:58:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005191 Parking Problem 11:38:24 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005192 Citizen Assist 11:45:00 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005193 Trouble Unknown 11:51:18 INA

23-005194 Citizen Assist 11:57:27 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005195 Harassment 12:01:51 (San Juan Island) INA 

A Friday Harbor resident filed a harassment report with the Sheriff's Office on behalf of a family member. A statement was taken and the individual was given resources for obtaining an anti-harassment order.

23-005196 Found Property 12:30:09 (San Juan Island) INA

23-005197 Agency Assistance 12:31:18 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005198 Trespassing 13:07:38 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of trespassing. Two separate homeowners wished to trespass an individual from their property. The individual was contacted via telephone and was informed of the trespass notice, the Deputy was then hung up on. A report was completed.

23-005199 Trouble Unknown 13:07:55 INA

23-005200 Found Property 13:29:43 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005201 Theft 14:12:27 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005202 Trouble Unknown 14:26:31 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-005203 Citizen Dispute 15:23:45 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005204 Burglary - Residential 15:24:52 (Orcas Island) ACT

A deputy took a report of an apparent residential burglary in Eastsound. It was discovered that an unknown person had forced entry into a locked, unoccupied home. No items were removed and no items were left behind.

23-005205 Traffic Violation 15:35:19 (San Juan Island) CIC

23-005206 Trouble Unknown 16:43:26 UNF

23-005208 Parking Problem 17:14:46 (Lopez Island) NR

23-005209 Abandoned Vehicle 19:51:50 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy took a report of an abandoned vehicle. The vehicle had been sold from one party to another. The other was not happy with the running condition and left the vehicle on the sellers property. A report was taken.

23-005210 Traffic Violation 20:45:58 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy conducted a traffic stop for speeding. The driver was issued an infraction for Registration expired > 2 months and warnings for expired proof of insurance, no registration in vehicle, and speeding.

23-005211 Traffic Violation 22:36:00 (Orcas Island) NR


23-005212 Trouble Unknown 01:52:27 UNF

23-005213 Citizen Assist 07:37:10 (Orcas Island) NR

A Lopez Deputy responded when a Lopez resident called to inquire what the chances were of Center Road being closed off and used for drag racing. The caller realized it was a bad idea as he explained it and withdrew his request.

23-005214 Vicious Animal 09:00:07 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy spoke with a reporting party over the phone regarding a problem with a neighbor's dog on the 40 block of Turtleback View Ln. The reporting party wanted no action by the Sheriff's Office taken. An incident report was authored.

23-005215 Fraud 09:51:25 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005216 Vagrancy 10:00:36 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005217 Found Property 10:22:14 H Roberts NR

23-005218 Animal at Large 10:39:17 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005219 Theft 10:49:57 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy responded to a theft call on the 900 block of Cedar Hill Rd. The victim reported checks stolen from a mailbox. A report was authored.

23-005220 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 11:56:03 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy took a report of a theft of gas from vehicles parked at the upper long term parking lot at the Orcas Ferry Landing. No suspect information was obtained.

23-005221 Boating Problem 12:25:31 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005222 Found Property 12:54:34 M Hairston CLO

23-005223 Found Property 13:14:07 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005224 Animal at Large 13:39:55 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005226 Civil Problem 13:47:41 M Hairston NR

23-005225 Citizen Assist 13:51:25 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005227 Traffic Violation 14:08:28 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005228 Traffic Violation 14:50:13 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005229 Citizen Assist 14:59:55 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005230 Sick or Injured Animal 15:27:25 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005231 Citizen Assist 15:35:26 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005232 Citizen Assist 15:48:00 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was contacted at the Sheriff's Office about an attempted Burglary. The person reported that someone had attempted to force entry into a recently vacated residence. Person requested additional patrol in the area. Report taken.

23-005233 Citizen Assist 16:17:00 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-005234 Traffic Violation 16:42:58 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005235 Traffic Violation 16:54:05 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005236 Trouble Unknown 16:55:38 UNF

23-005237 Civil Problem 17:44:11 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005238 Accident-HitRun 18:33:19 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-005239 Accident-HitRun 19:12:18 (Orcas Island) INA

A Lopez Deputy responded to an accident hit and run call. Upon investigation, no damage was inflicted upon either of the involved vehicles.

23-005240 Citizen Assist 19:15:46 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005241 Controlled Substance Problem 19:30:20 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-005242 Traffic Violation 19:38:52 (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan deputy conducted a traffic stop on a known unlicensed driver. The passenger had an outstanding warrant for their arrest and was taken into custody and booked into jail. The driver was issued a warning and advised on how to acquire their driver's license.

23-005244 Weapons Noise 20:55:39 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005245 Trouble Unknown 20:59:47 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005246 Trouble Unknown 21:18:47 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005247 Traffic Violation 21:25:43 (San Juan Island) CIC

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

23-005248 Found Property 21:34:44 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005249 Traffic Violation 22:16:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005250 Vehicle Prowl 22:25:49 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005251 Vicious Animal 22:25:55 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005252 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 23:22:52 (Orcas Island) NR

FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2023

23-005253 Traffic Hazard 06:32:31 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005254 Trouble Unknown 06:48:38 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-005255 Welfare Check 09:24:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005256 Citizen Assist 09:41:51 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005257 Malicious Mischief 09:51:43 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a report of vandalism; two political signs had been damaged during the overnight hours. A report was completed.

23-005258 Traffic Enforcement 10:11:28 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005259 Malicious Mischief 10:23:34 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a report of vandalism. The reporting party stated that an individual had sprayed water on an electric bicycle and wanted the incident documented. A report was completed.

23-005260 Traffic Violation 10:44:04 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005261 Traffic Violation 10:52:49 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005262 Trouble Unknown 12:27:10 UNF

23-005263 Citizen Assist 12:59:07 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005264 Citizen Assist 13:06:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005265 Trespassing 13:52:59 NR

23-005266 Traffic Violation 13:57:55 (Lopez Island) INA

23-005267 Mental Health 14:14:52 (Lopez Island) INA

23-005268 Found Property 14:37:46 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005269 Boating Problem 15:19:38 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005270 Citizen Assist 15:23:54 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-005271 Traffic Violation 16:11:17 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005272 Citizen Assist 16:12:20 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005273 Trouble Unknown 16:16:00 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005274 Traffic Violation 16:35:42 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005275 Boating Problem 16:49:45 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005277 Illegal Fireworks 17:10:10 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005276 Traffic Violation 17:10:42 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle as it was reported sold and the registration was expired. The driver was arrested for DWLS 3rd degree and upon the driver exiting the car, the deputy observed a glass pipe on the floorboard. The vehicle was impounded for evidence and was searched.

23-005278 Trouble Unknown 17:28:26 UNF

23-005279 Trouble Unknown 17:29:00 UNF

23-005280 Illegal Fireworks 17:32:16 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005281 Harassment 17:54:38 (Orcas Island) INA

A Lopez Deputy responded to a harassment call. A report was taken.

23-005282 Noise Complaint /not dogs 18:12:30 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005283 Traffic Violation 19:54:06 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005284 Found Property 20:40:42 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005285 Domestic Dispute or Assault 20:51:28 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputies responded to a report of a domestic. One of the individuals was arrested for harassment - DV and was booked into jail.

23-005286 Welfare Check 21:03:47 UNF

23-005287 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 21:17:15 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005288 Weapons Noise 22:25:58 (Orcas Island) NR


23-005289 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 01:04:43 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005290 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 01:20:58 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005291 Citizen Assist 07:45:43 (Lopez Island) INA

23-005292 Domestic Dispute or Assault 08:12:44 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Domestic in the Friday Harbor area. The deputy arrived and made contact with the people involved in the incident. The argument was verbal in nature and there was no signs of injuries. Report taken.

23-005294 Boating Problem 10:34:57 (Lopez Island) INA

23-005293 Traffic Violation 10:35:10 (Lopez Island) NR

23-005295 Domestic Dispute or Assault 10:46:31 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Domestic in the Friday Harbor area. The deputy arrived and contacted the people involved in the incident. After speaking to the people involved, the incident was determined to be verbal only. Report taken.

23-005296 Citizen Assist 11:22:55 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005297 Parking Problem 11:24:10 (Lopez Island) CIC 7/8/23- Two vehicles at the Lopez ferry terminal were issued parking tickets for disregarding the parallel parking only sign.

23-005298 Welfare Check 11:33:12 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005299 Fraud 11:41:04 (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was contacted about a Fraud. The person had purchased an item online but the item was never delivered. The person provided all the documents in regards to the incident. Report taken.

23-005300 Traffic Enforcement 13:16:58 (Lopez Island) INA

23-005301 Parking Problem 13:47:23 (Lopez Island) CIC

23-005302 Found Property 13:58:20 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005303 Citizen Assist 14:28:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005304 Boating Problem 14:32:23 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005305 Vicious Animal 14:43:39 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005306 Citizen Assist 16:09:12 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005307 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 16:17:34 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005308 Malicious Mischief 16:26:05 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005309 Welfare Check 16:27:46 (Orcas Island) CLO

23-005310 Traffic Violation 16:43:05 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005311 Animal at Large 16:44:04 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005312 Theft 17:14:48 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005313 Citizen Assist 17:35:25 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005314 Missing Person 17:45:17 NR

23-005315 Traffic Violation 18:16:30 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005316 Trouble Unknown 18:28:58 UNF

23-005317 Boating Problem 18:59:31 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005318 Animal at Large 19:20:04 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005319 Animal at Large 19:45:37 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005320 Bleeding ALS 19:58:57 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005321 Boating Problem 21:44:56 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005322 Traffic Hazard 22:02:28 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005323 Welfare Check 22:32:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005324 Animal Noise 22:59:15 (Orcas Island) NR

SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2023

23-005325 Assault - Body Force 07:50:06 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Orcas Island Deputy responded to an assault call that occurred on the 200 block of Myers Ln. An investigation was conducted, and a report authored. No parties involved wanted to be a victim of a crime.

23-005326 Illegal Fireworks 08:20:11 UNF

23-005327 Animal Noise 11:32:57 (Orcas Island) UNF

23-005328 Boating Problem 11:35:40 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005329 Agency Assistance 11:39:45 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005330 Animal Noise 11:42:31 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005331 Found Property 11:56:17 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy took a found property report. A fanny pack was located on the 100 block of North Beach Rd. and turned in for safe keeping.

23-005332 Citizen Assist 12:25:00 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005333 Sick or Injured Animal 12:57:55 (Lopez Island) INA

23-005334 Harassment 13:04:39 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Island Deputies were dispatched to a not in-Progress harassment call. It was determined that no crime was committed. An information report was taken.

23-005335 Abandoned Vehicle 14:12:35 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005336 Animal at Large 14:27:56 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005337 Malicious Mischief 15:03:28 (Orcas Island) INA

23-005338 Traffic Violation 15:13:22 (San Juan Island) INA

23-005339 Accident-Injury, Traffic 15:15:27 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Island Deputies and Lopez Island Fire EMS were dispatched to Accident-Injury involving a bicycle and a vehicle. A bicycle had been struck by a vehicle turning onto another road. The bicyclist was flown off Island for further evaluation and a report was taken.

23-005340 Court Order Violation 15:19:38 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005341 Agency Assistance 15:36:52 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005342 Boating Problem 17:25:30 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005343 Heart BLS 17:27:27 (Lopez Island) NR

23-005344 Boating Problem 17:34:37 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005345 Traffic Violation 18:15:35 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005346 Vagrancy 18:18:14 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Island Deputies were dispatched to a Vagrancy call. A caretaker was contacted and believes someone was unlawfully staying in an outbuilding. The Sheriff's office will continue to conduct frequent surveillance of the area. The investigation is ongoing.

23-005347 Sick or Injured Animal 19:29:25 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005348 Alarm 20:12:24 UNF

23-005349 Mental Health 20:43:03 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005350 Traffic Violation 20:51:52 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005351 Citizen Assist 21:15:47 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005352 Traffic Violation 21:29:06 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005353 Trouble Unknown 21:48:14 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005354 Harassment 22:35:02 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005355 Weapons Noise 23:03:15 (San Juan Island) NR

MONDAY, JULY 10, 2023

23-005356 Animal Noise 02:55:27 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005357 Vagrancy 06:40:22 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005358 Malicious Mischief 07:49:27 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005359 Traffic Violation 07:58:53 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005360 Traffic Violation 08:25:45 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005361 Unconscious ALS 08:29:26 (San Juan Island) INA

A Friday Harbor Deputy responded to an unconscious male in his residence. The male was found to be deceased. The coroner was contacted and he was turned over to Evans Funeral Home and notification of his family is being attempted.

23-005362 Illegal Fireworks 09:05:12 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005363 Trouble Unknown 09:35:00 UNF

23-005364 Citizen Assist 10:41:17 (Lopez Island) INA

23-005365 Citizen Assist 12:15:49 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005366 Accident-NonInj 12:51:11 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-005367 Found Property 13:08:16 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez business owner turned in a womens ring that was found in a field.

23-005368 Agency Assistance 13:44:37 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005369 Fraud 14:08:04 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Island Deputies were dispatched to a fraud complaint. There were no losses reported and a report was taken.

23-005370 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 14:52:20 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005371 Noise Complaint /not dogs 15:18:29 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005372 Trespassing 15:57:23 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a report of trespassing. Two people were served trespass letters.

23-005373 Traffic Violation 16:00:17 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005374 Accident-NonInj 16:53:37 (Orcas Island) CAA

Deputies responded when an Orcas driver near Cascade Lake veered into the oncoming lane and struck an oncoming vehicle. There were no injuries. The responsible driver was issued a citation and an infraction.

23-005376 Parking Problem 18:12:45 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005375 Traffic Violation 18:14:33 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005377 Traffic Violation 18:42:20 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005378 Animal at Large 18:54:30 (Orcas Island) INA

A Park Ranger took custody of a stray dog in Moran State Park. A Deputy on Orcas Island assisted with securing the dog at the animal shelter.

23-005379 Found Property 19:38:24 (San Juan Island) INA

A found insulin kit was turned into the sheriff's office. The found property was booked into the evidence room.

23-005380 Traffic Violation 19:52:28 (Lopez Island) NR

23-005381 Harassment 19:52:33 (Orcas Island) INA

23-005382 Traffic Violation 20:43:20 (Lopez Island) NR

23-005383 Traffic Violation 21:53:59 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005384 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 22:12:11 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005385 Area Check 22:51:04 (Lopez Island) NR

TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2023

23-005386 Animal at Large 06:55:52 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005387 Animal at Large 07:02:05 NR

23-005388 Welfare Check 08:03:38 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005389 Boating Problem 08:30:17 UNF

23-005390 Citizen Assist 09:08:34 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005391 Trouble Unknown 10:41:17 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-005392 Citizen Assist 10:48:44 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-005393 Vicious Animal 11:10:30 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005394 Citizen Assist 11:12:08 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005395 Communications Problem 12:20:24 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005396 Agency Assistance 12:29:40 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-005397 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 13:07:38 (Lopez Island) NR

23-005398 Traffic Violation 13:09:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005399 Fish & Game Violation 13:35:02 (Lopez Island) CLO

Lopez Island Deputies were contacted by an outer island resident reporting crab pots in the water before the start of the season. The information was forwarded to Fish and Game for follow-up.

23-005400 Animal at Large 14:03:19 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005401 Citizen Assist 14:24:44 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005402 Trouble Unknown 14:34:30 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005403 Alarm 14:48:25 UNF

23-005404 Citizen Assist 14:59:37 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-005405 Traffic Violation 15:27:58 (Lopez Island) NR

23-005406 Lost Property 15:32:57 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005407 Parking Problem 15:33:55 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-005408 Welfare Check 15:38:37 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005409 Traffic Violation 15:45:56 (Lopez Island) NR

23-005410 Traffic Hazard 16:00:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005411 Domestic Dispute or Assault 18:12:07 (Lopez Island) NR

Lopez Island Deputies were dispatched to a mental health crisis. The individual was transported to a hospital for mental health evaluation.

23-005412 Welfare Check 18:19:28 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005413 Citizen Assist 19:47:37 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005414 Sick or Injured Animal 19:48:23 (Orcas Island) NR

23-005415 Parking Problem 21:00:39 NR

23-005416 Juvenile Problem 21:06:38 (San Juan Island) NR

23-005417 Harassment 22:43:25 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of harassment. A parent reported that their child was being verbally harassed on the internet by an adult. A report was completed.

23-005418 Noise Complaint /not dogs 23:40:06 (San Juan Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 234

Last modified onSaturday, 22 July 2023 19:15

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