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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands December 13-20, 2023: Numerous thefts of mail, missing elderly person found, faith healer scam ...

San Juan County Deputies responded to 143 calls from December 14-19, 2023 including: An Orcas Island Deputy received a report of Island residents having been scammed by a faith healer. The victims and suspects have yet to be positively identified. | A San Juan Island deputy responded to a report of a missing elderly person. San Juan Island Fire and Rescue responded to assist and together, with the use of the thermal imaging camera on a drone, the individual was located. The individual was transported to the hospital for treatment. | A Lopez Island deputy responded when a man on Port Stanley Road walked onto his neighbor's property. He took a shovel, a bowl, and attempted to enter a shed structure. The matter is under investigation.

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, DECEMBER 13, 2023

23-009474 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 08:46:46 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009475 Trouble Unknown 09:40:03 UNF

23-009476 Citizen Assist 10:11:11 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009477 Death Investigation 10:33:58 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009478 Trouble Unknown 11:06:38 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009479 Citizen Assist 11:36:24 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009480 Traffic Violation 11:45:46 (San Juan Island) INA

23-009481 Harassment 12:05:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009482 Sick or Injured Animal 12:22:36 (San Juan Island) INA

23-009483 Unwanted Person 13:10:16 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009484 Trouble Unknown 14:06:55 NR

23-009485 Traffic Violation 14:34:10 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009486 Welfare Check 17:27:30 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009487 Traffic Violation 20:38:12 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for driving left of center. The driver was issued infractions for driving left of center, no insurance, and no driver's license on person.

23-009488 Traffic Hazard 21:28:32 (San Juan Island) NR

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2023

23-009489 Theft 03:30:47 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009490 Mental Health 07:39:29 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009491 Welfare Check 08:54:23 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009492 Boating Problem 09:24:36 NR

23-009493 Citizen Assist 09:42:04 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009494 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 09:48:26 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009495 Theft 10:36:38 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009496 Citizen Assist 12:01:56 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009497 Traffic Hazard 13:12:00 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009498 Vagrancy 13:17:15 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009499 Death Investigation 13:36:05 (San Juan Island) INA

23-009500 Domestic Dispute or Assault 13:52:54 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputies responded to a report of a domestic. An individual was arrested and booked for felony harassment - DV.

23-009501 Wanted Person 14:27:50 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009502 Citizen Assist 15:55:59 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009503 Citizen Assist 16:28:13 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009504 Traffic Violation 18:36:09 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009505 Weapons Noise 19:05:45 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009506 Parking Problem 19:32:44 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009507 Citizen Assist 20:08:08 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009508 Assault - Body Force 23:53:09 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island was assigned an assault complaint. The victim was contacted and questioned. The victim did not wish to provide sufficient detail to develop probable cause for an assault charge. A report was authored.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2023

23-009509 Welfare Check 02:07:33 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a missing elderly person. San Juan Island Fire and Rescue responded to assist and together, with the use of the thermal imaging camera on a drone, the individual was located. The individual was transported to the hospital for treatment.

23-009510 DUI 08:35:35 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009511 Accident-NonInj 12:00:44 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009512 Citizen Assist 12:25:38 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009513 Traffic Violation 12:48:09 (Lopez Island) INA

23-009514 Citizen Assist 12:52:22 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009515 Traffic Violation 13:01:23 (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez driver was issued an infraction for traveling 41 mph in a 25 mph zone of Fisherman Bay Road.

23-009516 Abandoned Vehicle 14:40:51 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009517 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:11:24 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009518 Animal at Large 15:18:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009520 Animal Noise 15:49:23 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009519 Traffic Violation 15:50:18 (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Island Deputy stopped a vehicle at Mud Bay Rd and Lopez Sound Rd. The driver was subsequently issued an infraction for no valid operator's license with identification and additional warnings were given.

23-009521 Animal at Large 15:52:53 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009522 Traffic Violation 16:01:02 (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan deputy observed an individual driving without an ignition interlock, as required on their driver's license. The deputy's report was sent to the Prosecutor's Office.

23-009523 Traffic Violation 16:27:48 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009524 DUI 16:28:43 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009525 Traffic Violation 16:43:24 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009526 Civil Problem 16:55:51 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009527 Welfare Check 17:02:55 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009528 Traffic Violation 17:49:53 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009529 Civil Problem 18:13:39 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009530 Accident-NonInj 19:34:04 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a non-injury collision. There were no signs of impairment and the vehicle was able to be removed from the ditch.

23-009531 Civil Problem 20:27:52 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009532 Mental Health 23:31:50 (San Juan Island) NR

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 2023

23-009533 Trouble Unknown 08:03:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009534 Trouble Unknown 09:35:23 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009535 Sex Offense 12:04:18 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009536 Citizen Assist 12:25:06 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009537 Found Property 13:24:56 INA

23-009538 Noise Complaint /not dogs 14:13:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009539 Welfare Check 14:34:46 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009540 Parking Problem 14:46:54 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009541 Found Property 18:27:49 (Orcas Island) CLO

Keys were turned into a deputy on Orcas. There was no way to identify the owner. They have been booked into evidence as found property.

23-009542 Animal Noise 18:55:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009543 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 19:11:44 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Deputy responded when a man on Port Stanley Road walked onto his neighbor's property. He took a shovel, a bowl, and attempted to enter a shed structure. The matter is under investigation.

23-009544 Found Property 20:30:36 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009545 Traffic Violation 21:45:25 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for failing to drive to the right of a roundabout and failure to stop at a stop sign. The driver was issued an infraction for failing to drive right of a roundabout and additional warnings were given.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2023

23-009546 Trouble Unknown 08:00:00 UNF

23-009547 Theft 09:24:55 (San Juan Island) CAA

A deputy was dispatched to a Theft in the San Juan Island area in reference to a Theft. Two packages were taken from in front of a gate. The incident was captured on video. The person was identified and arrested for Theft.

23-009548 Animal at Large 10:15:42 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009549 Welfare Check 10:19:16 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009550 Sick or Injured Animal 12:55:06 INA

23-009551 Deliver Message 14:07:50 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009552 Citizen Assist 14:16:36 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009553 Trouble Unknown 14:35:14 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009554 Citizen Assist 15:21:51 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009555 Malicious Mischief 15:50:00 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009556 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 16:07:40 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009557 Traffic Violation 17:50:58 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009558 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 18:23:53 (San Juan Island) NR

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2023

23-009559 Trouble Unknown 08:12:44 INA

23-009560 Traffic Violation 08:27:14 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009561 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 08:31:53 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009562 Traffic Violation 08:38:21 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009563 Traffic Violation 08:46:39 (Lopez Island) CIC - A Lopez driver was issued an infraction for traveling 52 mph in a 35 mph zone on Mud Bay Road.

23-009564 Theft 09:19:02 (San Juan Island) INA

A report of mail theft was made on San Juan Island. The mail was found nearby and returned by a neighbor. The Christmas card was opened, but nothing was taken. No further information at this time.

23-009565 Boating Problem 09:34:16 NR

23-009566 Boating Problem 10:07:56 NR

23-009567 Theft 10:28:08 (San Juan Island) INA

A report of mail theft was made on San Juan Island. A package was taken from their mailbox by an unknown individual. The package was torn open, but the contents were still inside. It is unknown where the package was found, but was returned by an unknown good Samaritan.

23-009568 Civil Problem 10:43:19 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez resident called regarding a large amount of junk left behind by a former tenant. This is a civil issue, and a courtesy report was completed.

23-009569 Citizen Assist 10:55:28 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009570 Burglary - Residential 11:07:24 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-009571 Civil Problem 12:11:03 UNF

23-009572 Citizen Assist 12:20:52 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009573 Animal at Large 13:02:45 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009574 Accident-Injury, Traffic 13:15:27 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009575 Threats 13:22:36 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009576 Alarm 13:45:15 FAL

23-009577 Citizen Assist 14:40:07 (San Juan Island) INA

23-009578 Traffic Violation 14:59:17 (San Juan Island) INA

23-009579 Citizen Assist 15:23:42 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy received a report of Island residents having been scammed by a faith healer. The victims and suspects have yet to be positively identified.

23-009580 Traffic Violation 15:49:12 (San Juan Island) INA

23-009581 Assault - Body Force 16:24:20 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island took a report of an assault. The reporting party did not wish to pursue criminal charges. After an investigation, there was a lack of sufficient evidence to prove that the suspect intended to harm the reporting party. A report was completed.

23-009582 Theft 16:30:35 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island received a report of a theft of a package. Currently there are no suspects.

23-009583 Medical BLS 18:47:34 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009584 Animal Noise 19:27:24 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009585 DUI 22:15:29 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009586 Citizen Dispute 23:17:52 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputies on San Juan Island responded to a report of a citizen dispute between a couple. The individuals had been arguing on and off for a couple of days, no report of physical violence was made. They agreed to sleep separately for the night. A report was completed.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2023

23-009587 Citizen Assist 00:29:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009588 Mental Health 00:49:33 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009589 Traffic Violation 07:04:31 NR

23-009590 Traffic Violation 08:05:06 (Orcas Island) CIC

23-009591 Theft 09:21:36 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009592 Agency Assistance 09:50:16 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009593 Sex Offense 10:24:44 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-009594 Controlled Substance Problem 13:04:56 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009596 Accident-NonInj 14:12:11 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009595 Deliver Message 14:14:28 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009597 Civil Problem 15:02:58 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009598 Citizen Assist 15:18:31 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009599 Theft 15:34:40 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island took a report of mail theft. The mail was located and returned to the owner by a good samaritan. It was reported that the Christmas cards has been opened and a package was possibly missing. A report was completed.

23-009600 Traffic Violation 15:43:58 (Lopez Island) CIC

23-009601 VIN Inspection 16:22:28 (San Juan Island) INA

23-009602 Traffic Violation 17:09:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009603 Agency Assistance 17:14:39 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009604 Welfare Check 17:15:50 (San Juan Island) INA

23-009605 Parking Problem 17:19:47 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009606 Traffic Violation 17:34:43 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009607 Traffic Violation 17:41:52 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009608 Traffic Violation 18:11:08 (San Juan Island) CIC

23-009609 Parking Problem 18:20:23 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009610 Traffic Violation 18:51:53 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009611 Agency Assistance 19:57:32 (Lopez Island) INA

23-009612 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 20:07:50 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-009613 Traffic Violation 20:25:13 (San Juan Island) CAA

23-009614 Traffic Violation 20:57:08 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009615 Traffic Violation 21:00:36 (San Juan Island) CIC

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2023

23-009616 Trouble Unknown 00:04:56 (Orcas Island) ACT

Deputies on Orcas responded to a domestic near Obstruction Pass. After a thorough search of the area the suspect was not located. The case is ongoing.

Total Incidents for This Report: 143

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