Abandoned autos, dangerous drivers and violated vehicles | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls.

Feb. 27

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a domestic incident. A suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

• When deputies conducted a welfare check of an individual on San Juan, they found no cause for intervention.

• A Lopez man reported suspicious activity at his neighbor’s house. The reported subjects and a vehicle were gone when the deputy arrived.

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a domestic incident. An investigation revealed no crime had occurred.

• Deputies on Orcas stopped a driver for both speeding and driving left of the center lane. The driver was issued a citation for driving 9 mph over in an under-40-mph zone, and a verbal warning was for driving left of the center lane.

• Deputies were dispatched to an impaired driver in Friday Harbor. The driver was taken into custody for driving under the influence.

• Deputies responded to the Eastsound area for a report of a missing person. The individual showed up the next morning unharmed.

Feb. 28

• Deputies on Orcas stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 12 mph over the speed limit in an under-40-mph zone and for having an expired vehicle registration of more than two months.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for having an expired registration and issued them a citation for expired registration over two months.

• A deputy on Orcas was dispatched to an agency assist near Eastsound.

• An Orcas deputy issued a citation for abandoning a vehicle at a local towing establishment.

• The driver of a vehicle on San Juan was stopped by deputies for an expired registration. The driver was then issued a citation for having an expired vehicle registration over two months.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped a vehicle for expired registration. The driver was issued a citation for an expired vehicle registration of over two months and for not having insurance.

Mar. 1

• A deputy arrested a driver in Friday Harbor for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs. The driver was processed and released.

• A Lopez deputy followed up on a third-hand report of possible narcotics activity in a vacant structure. No evidence of this alleged activity was located.

• Deputies responded to a report at the Orcas ferry landing to recover suspected drugs from the MV Hyak. Suspected drugs and paraphernalia were recovered.

• An Orcas resident reported a wallet stolen from a vehicle. The investigation continues.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for having a defective taillight. The driver was arrested for an ignition interlock violation and was issued a citation for a defective taillight.

• San Juan deputies contacted and arrested a suspect on a warrant.

• A deputy issued a driver in Friday Harbor a citation for failing to carry proof of liability insurance and a warning for failing to obey a stop sign.

Mar. 2

• A deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle on Orcas Road for traveling 63 mph in a 40 mph zone. The driver was issued a citation for speeding.

• A deputy conducted a traffic stop near Eastsound and issued the driver a citation for traveling 45 mph in a 25 mph zone.

• A Lopez deputy stopped a motorist after he saw the driver pass bicyclists in a no-passing zone. The driver drove into the oncoming lane, which was occupied by another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The deputy issued the driver a ticket for not having car insurance and for unsafe passing.

• A driver speeding in Friday Harbor received a citation for speeding from deputies.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a trespassing complaint in the Eastsound area. The suspect was located and issued a trespass letter.

• A deputy on San Juan issued a driver a citation for not having proof of liability insurance and a warning for failing to stop at stop sign.

• A driver on San Juan was issued a warning for failing to stop at a stop sign and for not turning on their taillights.

• A deputy was called about a man causing a disturbance at the Lopez ferry dock. He had apparently missed the last ferry to Friday Harbor and refused multiple offers of assistance.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued a citation for speeding and for not having insurance.

Mar. 3

• A Lopez man found personal property abandoned in his vehicle that had been parked overnight at the Lopez Ferry Landing. A suspect is being sought for vehicle prowling.

• A camper reported suspicious activity at Odlin Park on Lopez during the early morning hours. The suspect was identified and is being charged for a related incident.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for an expired registration. The driver was arrested for a trip permit violation and issued a citation for having an expired registration over two months.

Mar. 4

• Deputies responded to the theft of an upholstered cushion from a bench in the sanctuary building of a Lopez church.

• A Lopez School bus driver reported a motorist who had passed the school bus while the red lights were flashing as the bus was preparing to load students along Fisherman Bay Road. The driver was identified and received a citation.

• Deputies on Orcas responded to a report that someone had switched out a license plate on a vehicle at the airport. The reporting party was contacted and an investigation initiated.

• A deputy was called to a Lopez business to remove a male who previously caused a large disturbance at the location.

• A Lopez deputy was contacted to investigate an ongoing harassment issue.

• A deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle on Deer Harbor Road. The driver was subsequently issued a citation for driving 40 mph in a 25 mph zone, a warning for not having proof of insurance, and probable cause was established for driving with a suspended license.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for having a defective taillight. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence in the third degree and for an ignition interlock violation, and was issued a citation for a defective taillight and for not having insurance.

March 5• Orcas deputies stopped and issued the driver of a vehicle a citation for speeding and a warning for distracted driving.• A deputy responded to an order violation call in Friday Harbor and forwarded a probable cause statement to the prosecutor’s office.

• Deputies on Orcas stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding and issued them a citation for driving 18 mph over the speed limit.

• A Lopez deputy was called to check on an electric bicycle that was forgotten on the ferry and unloaded by the crew at the ferry terminal. The owner returned and claimed the bike hours later.

• Deputies on Orcas stopped the driver of a vehicle traveling 47 mph in a 35 mph zone. The driver was issued a citation for speeding and not having a valid driver’s license with valid ID.

• Deputies on Orcas responded to a shoplifting complaint in Eastsound. Charges are pending.

• A resident on Lopez was contacted about parking a vehicle for sale on a public road. The vehicle’s owner agreed to move the vehicle.

• A deputy located and arrested a Friday Harbor man on an active warrant. The man was booked into jail and is awaiting a hearing.

• San Juan deputies were dispatched to a report of a mental health issue. While attempting to take the subject into protective custody, a deputy was assaulted. The subject was booked into jail for felony assault.