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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands Jan. 31 - Feb. 7, 2024: Death investigations, repeat trespassers, collisions, ominous statement

San Juan County Deputies responded to 149 calls from January 31-February 7, 2024 including: San Juan Island deputies responded to a report of a death investigation. During the investigation, it appeared that a gap had occurred between the death and the report. Video footage was reviewed and showed multiple items being removed by the reporting party, who was arrested.

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.


24-000619 Accident-NonInj 06:38:34 (San Juan Island) INA

At approximately 06:15 am an unknown vehicle left the roadway at the 3500 block of West Valley Road and drove through a fence doing significant damage to the fence. The vehicle is described as possibly being an older Toyota 4-runner, dark blue or black with a roof rack on top.

24-000620 Agency Assistance 07:37:00 (San Juan Island) INA

Adult Protective Services (APS) referred a possible harassment case to the Sheriff's Office. A San Juan Deputy spoke with the victim and determined a course of action.

24-000621 Traffic Violation 08:47:20 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000622 Agency Assistance 08:59:19 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to an Agency Assist. The incident was documented.

24-000623 Mental Health 09:09:52 D Seaton INA

24-000624 Harassment 09:15:13 (Orcas Island) ACT

24-000625 Theft 09:27:08 (Lopez Island) INA

24-000626 Traffic Violation 09:33:54 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000627 Trespassing 10:09:58 (San Juan Island) CAA

A deputy responded to a local business on a trespassing complaint. It was learned that an individual who had previously received a trespass warning notice had returned to the property two days in a row. The case is under further investigation.

24-000628 Citizen Assist 11:09:46 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000629 Trespassing 11:25:40 (Orcas Island) CAA

A deputy took a trespassing complaint from a business in Eastsound. A subject who had previously been provided a trespass warning letter at the request of the owner, was found to be back on the property. The case was documented and forwarded to the Prosecutors Office.

24-000630 Overdose 11:30:14 INA

24-000631 Civil Problem 12:27:10 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000632 Traffic Violation 13:47:09 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000633 Agency Assistance 13:55:00 (San Juan Island) ACT

An Adult Protective Services (APS) referral for financial abuse was made to the Sheriff's Office. After a brief investigation, it was determined the victim is not living in Washington State, but in California. The case has been referred back to APS.

24-000634 Citizen Assist 14:05:52 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000635 Traffic Violation 14:17:23 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000636 Citizen Assist 15:25:15 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000637 Found Property 15:26:19 (Orcas Island) CLO

24-000638 Citizen Assist 15:52:00 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000639 Citizen Assist 15:58:01 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island was assigned a citizen assist call-back. The complainant wished to document a verbal argument. The Deputy contacted the involved parties and authored a report.

24-000640 Burglary - Residential 16:07:46 (San Juan Island) ACT

24-000641 Citizen Assist 16:33:05 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island was assigned a citizen assist call-back. The complainant wished to document an ominous statement made by a caller from a private number. The Deputy authored a report.

24-000642 Traffic Violation 16:35:37 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000643 Traffic Violation 16:43:30 (Orcas Island) CIC

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for speeding, 58 miles per hour in a 40 miles per hour zone.

24-000644 Traffic Violation 18:26:02 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000645 Traffic Violation 19:12:16 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000646 Traffic Violation 19:31:32 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000647 Citizen Assist 19:51:49 (San Juan Island) CLO

24-000648 Traffic Hazard 21:58:23 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000649 Alarm 23:07:40 (Orcas Island) NR


24-000650 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 02:03:13 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000651 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 03:29:54 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000652 Traffic Violation 07:17:39 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000653 Citizen Dispute 08:10:21 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000654 Civil Problem 09:36:16 (San Juan Island) INA

24-000655 Litter/Pollution/Public Health 09:39:28 (San Juan Island) CLO

24-000656 Citizen Assist 10:16:44 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000657 Death Investigation 10:31:25 (San Juan Island) CLO

A deputy was dispatched to an Unattended Death. An investigation was done and report taken.

24-000658 Boating Problem 12:17:10 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000659 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 12:25:21 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000660 Animal at Large 12:36:26 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000661 Traffic Hazard 13:06:43 (San Juan Island) CLO

24-000663 Trauma BLS 13:41:43 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island Deputy & Lopez Island Fire & EMS were dispatched to a trauma call. The patient was airlifted for further treatment and the incident was documented.

24-000662 Citizen Dispute 14:13:20 (Orcas Island) CAA

24-000664 Abandoned Vehicle 14:32:51 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000665 Pornography 16:42:12 (Lopez Island) ACT

24-000666 Unwanted Person 17:01:14 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000667 Traffic Hazard 17:10:51 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000668 Traffic Violation 19:30:20 (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Island Deputy stopped a vehicle in the 2500 Block of Fisherman Bay Rd. The driver was subsequently issued an infraction for speeding 40 MPH in a posted 25 MPH zone.

24-000669 Trouble Unknown 19:57:41 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000670 Animal at Large 20:09:44 NR

24-000671 Traffic Violation 20:32:32 (San Juan Island) NR


24-000672 Medical BLS 03:23:26 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000673 Accident-HitRun 07:19:47 (San Juan Island) INA

24-000674 Agency Assistance 09:08:43 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to an Agency Assist in the Friday Harbor area. The Agency was requesting a home check on a family. Deputy contacted the family and did not find any significant issues. Information report taken.

24-000675 Fraud 11:18:49 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000676 Threats 12:12:06 (San Juan Island) CLO

24-000677 Trauma BLS 12:58:00 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Island Deputies & Lopez Island Fire & EMS were dispatched to a Trauma BLS. The patient was airlifted to a higher level of care and the incident was documented.

24-000678 Harassment 13:21:58 (Lopez Island) INA

24-000679 Citizen Assist 13:23:12 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000680 Welfare Check 14:31:28 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000681 Trespassing 15:28:43 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000682 Citizen Assist 18:49:42 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000683 Trouble Unknown 19:22:47 NR

24-000684 Traffic Violation 19:31:58 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000685 Traffic Violation 20:41:45 (San Juan Island) CIC

24-000686 Traffic Violation 20:43:13 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000687 Accident-HitRun 20:54:21 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputies responded to a report of a hit-and-run collision. The vehicle was located a short distance away and the driver was arrested for DUI.

24-000688 Animal at Large 21:55:11 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000689 Agency Assistance 22:42:28 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000690 Trespassing 23:51:26 (Orcas Island) NR


24-000691 Traffic Violation 00:11:28 (Orcas Island) CLO

Deputies responded to a reported trespassing complaint in the late night hours. Upon response, two persons were discovered as the persons who trespassed. The persons were educated that the area was private and they apologized for their actions. A report was taken.

24-000692 Traffic Violation 08:01:36 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000693 Accident-HitRun 08:09:17 (Lopez Island) NR

A deputy on Orcas Island responded to an overnight fender-bender. The responsible party agreed to pay for damages.

24-000694 Welfare Check 08:57:59 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000695 Citizen Assist 09:12:07 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000696 Sick or Injured Animal 11:31:47 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000697 Animal at Large 11:36:06 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000698 Animal at Large 11:37:35 NR

24-000699 Controlled Substance Problem 12:11:27 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000700 Traffic Violation 13:16:47 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000701 Found Property 15:41:08 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000702 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:59:38 CLO

24-000703 Traffic Violation 16:29:16 (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for speed and expired registration. The driver was arrested for suspicion of DUI drugs and was booked into jail.

24-000704 Traffic Violation 16:43:44 (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Island Deputy stopped a vehicle in the 100 Block of Lopez Sound Rd. The driver was subsequently issued infractions for no insurance, failure to renew registration over 2 months, no registration in the vehicle, modified exhaust, and additional warnings were given.

24-000705 Accident-NonInj 18:26:07 (Orcas Island) NR

A deputy responded to a single motor vehicle collision. No injuries resulted, and minimal damage was done to a vehicle attempting to turn around and ended up driving into a ditch. The vehicle was recovered and drivable from the location.

24-000706 Agency Assistance 18:35:57 NR

24-000707 Welfare Check 19:00:14 (Orcas Island) UNF A Deputy took a report of a welfare check from a family member who had heard a rumor that a loved one had passed away. Further investigation revealed that in the chain of communication from one person to another, a mistaken identity was discovered and the family member is believed to be ok.

24-000708 Animal at Large 22:56:14 (San Juan Island) NR


24-000709 Mental Health 03:14:24 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000710 Traffic Violation 04:51:29 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000711 Traffic Violation 08:40:15 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000712 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 08:44:27 (Lopez Island) ACT

24-000713 Welfare Check 09:01:54 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000714 Traffic Violation 09:22:01 (Orcas Island) CIC

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for speeding, 52 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone.

24-000715 Traffic Violation 09:57:21 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000716 Traffic Violation 10:10:21 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000717 Traffic Violation 10:24:01 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000718 Vagrancy 10:27:57 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000719 Traffic Violation 12:16:40 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000720 Traffic Violation 13:32:49 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000721 Civil Problem 14:28:13 (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy was dispatched to a Civil Problem in the Friday Harbor area. The deputy contacted the person reporting the incident. The person described a problem with neighbor. The deputy discussed several options. Information report taken.

24-000722 Citizen Assist 15:26:37 (Orcas Island) CLO

24-000723 Civil Problem 16:39:36 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000724 Burglary - Residential 20:27:09 (Lopez Island) INA


24-000725 Citizen Assist 00:01:52 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000726 Traffic Violation 07:57:24 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000727 Traffic Hazard 08:12:41 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000728 Traffic Hazard 09:05:46 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000729 Trespassing 09:16:35 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000730 Animal at Large 09:52:02 (San Juan Island) ACT

24-000731 Civil Problem 10:27:40 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000732 Deliver Message 10:52:08 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000733 Agency Assistance 10:52:14 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000734 Welfare Check 13:30:27 (San Juan Island) UNF

24-000735 Welfare Check 13:33:38 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000736 Fraud 13:46:16 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000737 Agency Assistance 13:57:12 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000738 Theft 15:19:08 (San Juan Island) ACT

24-000739 Sick or Injured Animal 15:28:48 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000740 Traffic Violation 16:14:50 (San Juan Island) CLO

24-000741 Traffic Violation 18:59:44 (Orcas Island) CLO

24-000742 Death Investigation 19:50:53 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputies responded to a report of a death investigation. During the investigation, it appeared that a gap had occurred between the death and the report. Video footage was reviewed and showed multiple items being removed by the reporting party, who was arrested.

24-000743 Mental Health 23:12:50 (Lopez Island) UNF


24-000744 Harassment 09:05:25 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000745 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 09:50:16 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000746 Animal at Large 10:15:40 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000747 Threats 10:29:31 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000748 Accident-HitRun 10:47:17 (San Juan Island) INA

24-000749 Assault - Body Force 10:52:04 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan Island male reported an assault to the Sheriff's Office. After investigation, neither party was cooperative with the investigation and no charges were filed. Informational only.

24-000750 Citizen Assist 11:06:17 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000751 Boating Problem 11:24:41 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000752 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 12:28:25 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000753 Accident-HitRun 12:29:15 (Orcas Island) INA

24-000754 Citizen Assist 12:34:46 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000755 Animal at Large 12:39:43 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000756 Domestic Dispute or Assault 12:51:01 (San Juan Island) INA

24-000757 Trauma ALS 13:28:54 (Lopez Island) NR

24-000758 Parking Problem 13:52:40 (San Juan Island) CLO

24-000759 Court Order Violation 14:57:49 (Orcas Island) CLO

A deputy on Orcas responded to a possible Order violation call near Eastsound. After an investigation was completed there was no proof of the violation.

24-000760 Civil Problem 15:16:21 (Orcas Island) NR

24-000761 Found Property 15:17:42 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000762 Accident-NonInj 15:30:42 (San Juan Island) NR

24-000763 Traffic Violation 17:18:11 (Orcas Island) CLO

24-000764 Overdose 18:10:52 (San Juan Island) CLO

A Deputy on San Juan Island received a report of an overdose. The victim was treated and transported by SJ EMS.

24-000765 Parking Problem 18:37:15 (San Juan Island) CLO

24-000766 Welfare Check 21:53:46 (San Juan Island) CLO

A Deputy in Friday Harbor received a report of a welfare check on a person that had been drinking. The person was on conditions to not drink alcohol.


24-000767 Harassment 01:59:55 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island received a report of harassment. The citizen wanted the person trespassed from the property.

Total Incidents for This Report: 149

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