AWOL inmate, errand-running elder, purloined pots | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

July 17

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver a warning for failing to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

• A Lopez deputy was called to a non-injury collision in the village. The damage was minor, and the involved parties exchanged information. No report was necessary.

• A report was made to the Lopez sheriff’s office regarding a missing electric bicycle.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped the driver of a vehicle on Crow Valley Road. The driver, a local man, was subsequently issued a citation for driving 56 mph in a 35 mph zone.

July 18

• A deputy was dispatched to a hit-and-run on an unattended vehicle in Friday Harbor. A report was taken, and there are no suspects.

• A deputy in Friday Harbor issued a driver a citation for speeding.

• A motorcycle rider in Friday Harbor was issued a citation for failing to obtain a motorcycle endorsement/permit.

• A deputy on San Juan took a report of an assault and documented the incident.

July 19

• A Lopez deputy was contacted regarding a possible protection-order violation. The case is under investigation.

• A Lopez deputy investigated a dog bite complaint. The dog owner was issued a citation for having unlicensed dogs, and a dog bite report was forwarded to the health department for follow-up.

• In Friday Harbor, a corrections officer reported that an inmate who had been participating on the work-crew failed to report for work, and cut off his GPS bracelet. He was charged with a violation of work-crew behavior, violating terms of the work-crew and escaping.

• A deputy was contacted about found property in Friday Harbor.

• On San Juan deputies were dispatched for an agency-assist involving a vulnerable adult. The allegations were deemed to be unfounded.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped a driver for being on the road with a suspended license. The driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license, for driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

• A citizen on San Juan called to report receiving multiple dog bites while working.

• A deputy on Orcas conducted a traffic stop and issued the driver a warning for speeding.

• Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Orcas and issued the driver a citation for having an expired vehicle registration more than two months and for not having proof of liability insurance.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped a driver for speeding. The driver received a warning.

• Deputies on Orcas responded to a report of two people arguing. The involved parties were contacted. The argument was de-escalated and no further action was required.

July 20

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for an expired registration. The driver was issued a citation for not having a valid driver’s license with ID and having an expired registration more than two months.

• A Lopez deputy was asked to check on an elderly resident when a worker found the house wide open and received no response. The deputy checked the house and property and found no one on-site. Then, the resident arrived home from running an errand.

• A deputy on Orcas conducted a traffic stop and issued the driver a warning for not having a front license plate on his vehicle.

• Responding to a report of gunfire, an Orcas deputy stayed in the reported area for 20 minutes. After hearing no noise indicating a weapon, the case was cleared as unfounded.

• A deputy on Orcas issued a ticket for mooring at a public landing, a violation of San Juan County Code 10.28.010.

July 21

• A deputy on Orcas conducted two different traffic stops and issued the drivers warnings for speeding.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle who failed to stop at stop sign and for lane travel. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence.

• A vehicle for sale was tagged for being parked on an Orcas street.

• A deputy on Orcas issued a citation to the driver of a vehicle parked in a handicap parking stall with no placard.

• A deputy stopped to assist a vehicle that was partially blocking the roadway. The driver had hit a deer on Orcas and was checking for damage.

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a single-vehicle collision and arrested the driver for driving under the influence.

July 22

• A deputy responded to a delayed report of vandalism in Friday Harbor. There are no suspects at this time.

• A Lopez deputy took a report of the theft of four crab pots deployed off the mouth of Fisherman Bay. The crab pots and related gear were valued at about $350.

• A deputy on Friday Harbor responded to a citizen-assist call in the lobby of the station. A report was taken and no further investigation is required.

• A Lopez deputy was called about found property located on a south-end beach. The property was taken for safekeeping until ownership can be determined.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a vandalism call in the Olga area.

• Lopez deputies responded to a reported truck theft at Odlin Park. A short time later the truck was returned to the park. Guests of local residents had collected the wrong vehicle after getting off a boat.

• Deputies on San Juan responded to a report of an assault. A subject was arrested and booked into jail for fourth-degree domestic assault.

• A Lopez man was stopped for operating a vehicle with nonfunctioning taillights A records check showed his driver’s license had been suspended. Charges were forwarded to the court.

July 23

• A Lopez deputy issued a driver a warning for speeding and failing to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

• A deputy was dispatched to a report of an unwanted person in the Friday Harbor area. A trespass warning letter was served on the person.

• A deputy was dispatched to a hit-and-run in the Friday Harbor area and took a report.