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San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log June 5-11, 2024: Airplane crash, vandalism, boat stolen, trespassing, found wallet, eyeglasses, license plate

San Juan County Deputies responded to 206 calls from June 5 - 11, 2024 including: A deputy took a report of an apparent trespassing in the Deer Harbor area. Persons were observed on camera surveillance attempting to open a locked gate, and eventually made entry into an unlocked gate. They were confronted by the owner and left peacefully after making entry. A Lopez deputy was dispatched to a vessel taking on water, docked at a local business. Good Samaritans, the Sheriff's Office, Lopez Fire, and IOSA personnel worked together to keep the vessel afloat until Tow Boats US arrived on scene. No fuel or oil was released during the incident. San Juan deputies were cleaning a cell in the jail when they located a sharpened plastic eating utensil. Additional charges for an inmate were sent to the Prosecutor's Office for weapon possession by prisoner and malicious mischief 3. A deputy responded to a reported forced entry into a business in Eastsound. It was discovered that a person had broke into a storage unit building after the outside lock was inoperable. No units inside the building were broken into. 

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, JUNE 5, 2024

24-003220 Traffic Violation 09:45:09 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003221 Alarm 10:16:26 (Orcas Island) FAL

24-003222 Malicious Mischief 10:22:08 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy took a call regarding vandalism in Eastsound in which person(s) had spray painted a building. A report was filed.

24-003223 Found Property 10:43:24 (Orcas Island) INA

24-003224 Citizen Assist 10:47:24 (Orcas Island) ACT 

A deputy took a report of an apparent trespassing in the Deer Harbor area. Persons were observed on camera surveillance attempting to open a locked gate, and eventually made entry into an unlocked gate. They were confronted by the owner and left peacefully after making entry. Case continues.

24-003225 Assault - Body Force 11:22:07 (Lopez Island) NR

24-003226 Citizen Assist 11:29:27 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003227 Fraud 12:24:53 (Lopez Island) ACT

24-003228 Traffic Violation 12:43:50 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003229 Boating Problem 13:24:55 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003230 Citizen Assist 13:37:22 (Orcas Island) CLO

24-003231 Animal Noise 14:14:29 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003232 Found Property 15:10:03 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island took a report of found property. The items were determined to be garbage and were disposed of. A report was completed.

24-003233 Welfare Check 15:59:48 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003234 Traffic Violation 16:14:43 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003235 Traffic Violation 16:37:47 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy took a report of an erratic driver on Orcas Island. A plate was provided. Contact was made with the registered owner who admitted to the offense. Education was provided. No further action required.

24-003236 Boating Problem 17:42:42 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez deputy was dispatched to a vessel taking on water, docked at a local business. Good Samaritans, the Sheriff's Office, Lopez Fire, and IOSA personnel worked together to keep the vessel afloat until Tow Boats US arrived on scene. No fuel or oil was released during the incident.

24-003237 Traffic Violation 18:02:31 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003238 Harassment 18:39:47 (Orcas Island) CLO

24-003239 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 19:08:40 (Orcas Island) INA 

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch. The driver was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs.

24-003240 Animal at Large 19:38:06 (Orcas Island) CLO

24-003241 Fraud 20:05:01 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a fraud complaint. An investigation commenced.

24-003242 Unwanted Person 20:13:31 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to an unwanted person complaint. The complainant wished to document some unwanted and unsolicited attention.

24-003243 Wanted Person 20:21:46 (San Juan Island) CAA

Deputies on San Juan Island responded to the Port of Friday Harbor and located an individual with an active warrant for their arrest. The individual was located and taken into custody on their warrant. A report was completed.

24-003245 Unwanted Person 21:35:14 (San Juan Island)r CLO

24-003244 Malicious Mischief 21:35:36 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputies were cleaning a cell in the jail when they located a sharpened plastic eating utensil. Additional charges for an inmate were sent to the Prosecutor's Office for weapon possession by prisoner and malicious mischief 3.

24-003246 Found Property 21:43:56 (San Juan Island)r CLO

A Deputy on San Juan Island received a report of a found property. A citizen brought in a credit card that was found. The Deputy was unable to locate the person so it was booked into evidence as found property.

24-003247 Traffic Hazard 22:43:43 (San Juan Island) NR

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2024

24-003248 Citizen Assist 08:23:37 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003249 Assault - Body Force 09:31:47 (Lopez Island) NR

Deputies on Lopez Island were dispatched to an alleged assault involving a landlord and tenant. The reporting party declined to pursue charges, and arrangements were made for the tenant to leave amicably.

24-003250 Sick or Injured Animal 10:00:24 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003251 Abandoned Vehicle 11:03:24 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003252 Agency Assistance 12:04:22 (Lopez Island) NR

24-003253 Welfare Check 12:59:17 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003254 Traffic Violation 13:37:47 (San Juan Island) CLO

24-003255 Traffic Violation 13:42:16 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003256 Aircraft Problem 13:49:50 UNF

24-003257 Citizen Dispute 14:42:58 (San Juan Island)r CAA

A Deputy on San Juan Island received a report of an assault. The suspect was arrested for assaulting the victim and was booked into the jail.

24-003258 Welfare Check 14:45:21 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003259 Medical BLS 14:46:03 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003260 Abandoned Vehicle 15:27:42 (Orcas Island) INA

Deputies on Orcas Island impounded an apparently abandoned vehicle at a public beach access. The vehicle's license plates had been removed and several vin numbers appeared to have been tampered with. Vehicle identification was made.

24-003261 Found Property 15:43:02 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a found wallet. The owner contacted the Sheriff's Office and the item was entered into evidence until arrangements could be made to return the wallet.

24-003262 Traffic Hazard 15:45:58 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003263 Traffic Violation 15:53:30 (San Juan Island) CAA

24-003264 Civil Problem 17:02:01 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003265 Civil Problem 17:49:13 (Lopez Island) NR

24-003266 Mental Health 20:24:23 INA

24-003267 Fraud 20:33:23 (San Juan Island) INA

24-003268 Traffic Violation 21:00:30 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003269 Traffic Violation 21:13:38 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003270 Citizen Assist 22:40:54 (Orcas Island) NR

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024

24-003271 Controlled Substance Problem 01:12:32 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003272 Trespassing 06:47:47 (Lopez Island) INA

An Orcas Island deputy was dispatched to a trespassing call. A report was taken.

24-003273 Traffic Hazard 07:17:51 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003274 Communications Problem 08:35:10 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003275 Weapon Safekeeping 09:36:18 (Lopez Island) INA

An Orcas Island deputy collected firearms from an individual as required by a protection order issued by the courts. A report was taken.

24-003276 Citizen Assist 10:05:07 (Lopez Island) INA

24-003277 Civil Problem 10:05:23 (Lopez Island) INA 6/7/24- A Lopez deputy completed a report related to a long running landlord / tenant dispute.

24-003278 False Information to Police 11:17:24 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003279 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 11:23:53 (Lopez Island) INA

A deputy was called regarding possible credit card fraud. The situation was investigated; no crime had occurred.

24-003280 Aircraft Problem 11:40:33 (Lopez Island) INA

Orcas Island Deputies were dispatched to a downed aircraft in the water near Jones Island. The wreckage was located and with assistance from partner agencies the pilot was removed from the submerged plane. The individual had succumbed to wounds sustained during the crash. A report was taken.

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24-003281 Civil Problem 11:54:39 (Lopez Island) INA

24-003282 Malicious Mischief 12:16:19 (Lopez Island) INA

An Orcas Island resident reported vandalism involving a broken window on his vehicle.

24-003283 Agency Assistance 12:47:42 (Lopez Island) INA

A deputy received a secondhand report of harassment on Orcas Island. Resources were suggested and direct contact from the potential victim was encouraged.

24-003284 Vicious Animal 13:33:51 (Lopez Island) INA

A deputy was contacted regarding ongoing at large dog issues near Buoy Bay Road on Orcas Island. Follow up is required.

24-003285 Fish & Game Violation 13:34:28 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003286 Accident-Injury, Traffic 13:44:18 (Orcas Island) ACT

24-003287 Trouble Unknown 13:45:43 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003288 Animal at Large 13:59:39 (San Juan Island) CLO

24-003289 Domestic Dispute or Assault 14:12:16 (Orcas Island) CAA

Deputies on Orcas Island responded to a domestic incident. One of the involved was arrested for Harassment, domestic violence.

24-003290 Traffic Hazard 15:04:04 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003291 Found Property 15:47:48 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003292 Fraud 15:56:19 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003293 Theft 17:10:35 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Deputy responded to a report of a missing package. The incident was documented.

24-003294 Welfare Check 17:45:23 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003295 Theft 18:57:04 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003296 Theft 19:39:16 (San Juan Island) CJA

24-003297 Animal at Large 19:57:05 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003298 Theft 20:38:49 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003299 Traffic Violation 22:02:09 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003300 Trouble Unknown 22:20:40 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003301 Weapons Noise 23:40:08 (San Juan Island) NR

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2024

24-003302 Noise Complaint /not dogs 02:52:20 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Deputy responded to an individual who was screaming in their home at 3am. The individual claimed they were having a bad dream and refused any offered assistance.

24-003303 Alarm 09:11:41 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003304 Malicious Mischief 09:36:34 (Orcas Island) ACT

A deputy on Orcas responded to a vandalism call near Eastsound. The front door window had been broken on a home. There are no leads at this time and a report was taken.

24-003305 Trouble Unknown 10:49:53 UNF

24-003306 Vehicle Theft 11:09:14 (Orcas Island) UNF

24-003307 Sick or Injured Animal 11:49:22 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003308 Traffic Hazard 12:29:16 (Lopez Island) NR

24-003309 Found Property 14:47:58 ACT

24-003310 Animal at Large 14:54:28 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003311 Found Property 15:12:35 (San Juan Island) INA

24-003312 Citizen Assist 15:35:04 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003313 Controlled Substance Problem 15:57:48 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003314 Burglary,NonRes 16:03:32 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy responded to a reported forced entry into a business in Eastsound. It was discovered that a person had broke into a storage unit building after the outside lock was inoperable. No units inside the building were broken into. The case is under further investigation.

24-003315 Traffic Violation 16:18:51 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003316 Traffic Hazard 16:41:44 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003317 Parking Problem 17:14:52 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003318 Civil Problem 17:24:51 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003319 Agency Assistance 19:35:55 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003320 DUI 19:50:52 (Lopez Island) ACT

Deputies responded to a traffic offense on Decatur Island. An investigation for criminal charges is in progress.

24-003321 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 20:01:09 (Orcas Island) INA

24-003322 Civil Problem 20:23:08 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003323 Accident-NonInj 20:30:34 (Orcas Island) CAA

Deputies responded to a reported vehicle collision on Orcas Island. The driver of the vehicle was later identified and treated for wounds. Probable cause was established to believe the driver was driving under the influence. An investigation is ongoing on the case.

24-003324 Noise Complaint /not dogs 21:09:31 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003325 Trouble Unknown 21:46:30 INA

24-003326 Noise Complaint /not dogs 23:28:09 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez resident was advised of the county code regarding late night noise after a neighbor complained.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2024

24-003327 Noise Complaint /not dogs 01:24:47 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003328 Vicious Animal 08:40:56 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003329 Citizen Assist 10:02:22 (San Juan Island) CLO

24-003330 Missing Person 10:53:54 (Orcas Island) ACT

24-003331 Abandoned Vehicle 11:23:26 (San Juan Island) CLO

24-003332 Noise Complaint /not dogs 11:57:41 (Orcas Island) INA

24-003333 Vehicle Theft 12:11:36 (San Juan Island) UNF

A deputy was contacted about a Vehicle Theft in the San Juan Island area. Person reported that his boat was missing from a mooring buoy. person information. Investigation continues.

24-003334 Alarm 12:37:57 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003335 Vagrancy 12:44:37 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003336 Traffic Violation 13:21:24 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003337 Litter/Pollution/Public Health 13:38:29 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003338 Traffic Violation 13:55:22 (Lopez Island) INA

24-003339 Weapon Safekeeping 14:08:00 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003340 Trespassing 14:20:40 (Orcas Island) INA

24-003341 Citizen Assist 14:52:01 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003342 Theft 16:32:06 (San Juan Island) CJA

A Deputy on San Juan responded to a report of theft from a business in Friday Harbor. The involved individuals were a group of juveniles from off island. The individuals were located and the stolen items were recovered. A probable cause statement for Theft 3 was forwarded to juvenile services.

24-003343 Disorderly Conduct 16:33:29 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003344 Trouble Unknown 16:43:31 INA

24-003345 Weapons Noise 16:54:24 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003346 Noise Complaint /not dogs 17:40:24 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003347 Traffic Violation 18:22:35 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003348 Citizen Assist 18:54:25 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island took a report of the theft of a license plate. A report was completed.

24-003349 Traffic Hazard 19:27:19 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003350 Noise Complaint /not dogs 19:50:35 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003351 Traffic Violation 21:40:22 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003352 Welfare Check 23:00:01 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003353 Noise Complaint /not dogs 23:12:53 (Orcas Island) NR

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2024

24-003354 Controlled Substance Problem 06:40:30 (Lopez Island) ACT

A report was received about a Lopez juvenile using marijuana. At this time, the issue will be addressed by parents and the school.

24-003355 Agency Assistance 07:21:41 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003356 Juvenile Problem 07:52:18 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003357 Found Property 08:35:08 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez resident turned in a realistic looking toy gun they found while walking. It was destroyed and disposed of.

24-003358 Trespassing 08:46:48 (Lopez Island) NR

24-003359 Found Property 08:59:06 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003360 Traffic Violation 09:49:00 (San Juan Island) CIC

24-003361 Traffic Hazard 09:49:58 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003362 Property Damage, Non Vandalism 09:53:03 (San Juan Island) ACT

24-003363 Animal Noise 10:09:17 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003364 Vicious Animal 10:20:30 (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez deputy completed a report for an ongoing dog at large violation. Additional charges may follow.

24-003365 Civil Problem 11:11:33 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003366 Citizen Assist 11:19:52 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003367 Accident-HitRun 11:37:03 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003368 Accident-HitRun 11:53:58 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003369 Citizen Assist 12:04:28 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003371 Citizen Assist 12:17:34 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003372 Agency Assistance 12:47:13 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003373 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 13:42:47 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003374 Civil Problem 14:31:07 (Lopez Island) NR

24-003375 DUI 14:59:06 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003376 Accident-HitRun 15:54:26 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003377 Citizen Assist 16:00:17 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003378 Citizen Dispute 16:45:02 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003379 Traffic Hazard 17:05:36 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003380 Traffic Hazard 17:50:28 (San Juan Island)r CLO

24-003381 Traffic Violation 18:10:11 (San Juan Island)r CLO

24-003382 Traffic Hazard 18:53:26 (Lopez Island) NR

24-003383 Found Property 20:47:58 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island took a report of found property, an individual found a license plate on the ground. The Deputy contacted the owner and was informed that they were no longer on island. The license plate was submitted into evidence as found property. A report was completed.

24-003384 Traffic Violation 21:05:10 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003385 Trespassing 22:00:56 (San Juan Island) NR

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2024

24-003386 Animal at Large 08:45:34 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003387 Abandoned Vehicle 09:31:00 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003388 Theft 09:37:48 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003389 Animal at Large 09:51:34 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003390 Traffic Violation 10:11:38 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003391 Traffic Violation 10:13:04 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003392 Traffic Violation 10:13:48 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003393 Traffic Violation 10:17:11 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003398 Traffic Violation 10:18:06 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003394 Traffic Violation 10:25:38 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003395 Traffic Violation 10:30:26 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003396 Traffic Violation 10:31:39 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003397 Traffic Violation 10:32:30 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003399 Found Property 10:46:44 (San Juan Island) NR

A wallet with cash, credit cards, and a driver's license was turned into the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office is trying to contact the owner to return the wallet. The items were placed in the Property and Evidence room pending contact with the owner.

24-003400 Animal at Large 10:54:27 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003401 Traffic Violation 11:51:27 (Orcas Island) UNF

24-003402 Traffic Violation 11:55:25 (San Juan Island) UNF

24-003403 Traffic Hazard 11:56:25 (Orcas Island) UNF

24-003404 Traffic Violation 11:58:21 (Orcas Island) UNF

24-003405 Traffic Violation 11:58:54 (Orcas Island) UNF

24-003406 Traffic Violation 11:59:07 (Orcas Island) UNF

24-003407 Traffic Violation 12:03:23 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003408 Found Property 12:50:00 (San Juan Island) NR

A pair of prescription reading glasses were turned into the Sheriff's Office. The glasses were found on Blair Avenue on May 21st. They were placed into the Property and Evidence room.

24-003409 Abandoned Vehicle 12:53:15 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003410 Trouble Unknown 13:08:42 UNF

24-003411 Threats 13:30:44 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003412 Harassment 13:30:59 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003413 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 13:46:37 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003414 Fraud 15:03:13 (Lopez Island) ACT

24-003415 Traffic Violation 15:44:27 (Lopez Island) NR

24-003416 Parking Problem 16:11:05 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003417 Welfare Check 16:31:19 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003418 Trespassing 16:43:35 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island spoke with a reporting party who wished to have someone trespassed. The individual was located and was served with a trespass warning letter. A report was completed.

24-003419 Citizen Assist 17:05:01 (Lopez Island) NR

24-003420 Alarm 18:24:28 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003421 Traffic Enforcement 19:00:18 (Lopez Island) NR

24-003422 Trespassing 19:29:11 (Lopez Island) INA

24-003423 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 20:08:39 (San Juan Island) NR

24-003424 Noise Complaint /not dogs 21:04:46 (Orcas Island) NR

24-003425 Trespassing 22:07:35 UNF

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2024

24-003426 Disorderly Conduct 02:23:01 (San Juan Island) INA

Total Incidents for This Report: 206

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