Bus stop bungle, goats gone wild and pick-up plate switcheroo | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

  • Sat Mar 18th, 2017 1:30am
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The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.

March 8

• A deputy was dispatched to a possible hit and run on an unattended vehicle in Friday Harbor. After further investigation the driver was found and cited for negligent driving in the second degree.

• A deputy was dispatched to an unknown injury associated with a collision in Friday Harbor. The driver was cited for driving while having a suspended license in the third degree. Injuries are not know at this time.

• A Decatur Island resident reported an incident involving the killing of feral sheep. A report was taken.

• A Lopez Island woman reported a suspicious vehicle driving past her residence multiple times over a two hour time period. The vehicle was gone by the time she made the call.

March 9

• A deputy responded to report of someone throwing sticks at passing vehicles on Orcas Island. The incident was investigated and a report was written.

• A deputy responded to the Lopez Island ferry terminal in response to a hit and run complaint. The suspect was located and it was determined that he was not aware he damaged the victim’s unoccupied parked vehicle. The vehicle owners exchanged information and a report was completed.

• A Lopez deputy was dispatched to a report of a school bus stop sign violation. The driver, a Lopez resident, was cited for failure to stop.

• At around 11 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to a chimney fire on San Juan Island. Before the deputy arrived, the call turned into a dispute at the residence. The deputy settled the dispute between roommates and the fire department made sure the chimney fire was out.

March 10

• A San Juan Island deputy was contacted in reference to a fraud cause involving a phony job. The investigation is ongoing.

• A pedestrian on Orcas Island reported a subject driving in an aggressive manner. The investigation is ongoing.

• A deputy was dispatched to a shoplifting crime that occurred in the Friday Harbor area. The victim provided security camera footage of the suspect committing the crime. The investigation is ongoing.

• A deputy was dispatched to a domestic situation in the San Juan Island area. The reporting deputy arrived and contacted the involved parties. The incident was found to be verbal and not physical. The involved parties agreed to separate.

• A San Juan resident reported an IRS/identity fraud case. Someone had used their information to file a fraudulent tax return. The victim filed

a report and was given an identity theft packet to follow up on with banks and credit companies.

• At around 10:30 p.m., deputies responded to a juvenile problem in Friday Harbor. A juvenile was taken into custody for consuming alcohol.

March 11

• A Lopez Island deputy was sent to deal with a goat reportedly running on Mud Bay Road. The goat was gone on arrival and the likely owner was identified. No further action was taken.

• Eighty-two dollars in found cash was turned into dispatch at the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. The $82 consisted of a $50 bill, a $20 bill, a $10 bill and two $1 bills. The money will be passed onto the evidence department for retention.

• Deputies had contact with a male subject who was acting strangely. After multiple contacts the male made threats to the public around 8 p.m. and was taken to Peace Health for mental health reasons.

March 12

• A Lopez Island deputy noticed an open door to an unoccupied residence. The house was checked and nothing appeared amiss. No further action was taken.

• A Lopez deputy was dispatched for reported tire damage inflicted by a Lopez woman. The subject was cited and charges were filed with the prosecutor’s office.

March 13

• A deputy responded to a reported theft from a construction site on Orcas Island. It was found that several hand and power tools had been taken from the site. Further investigation is being conducted.

• A deputy responded to an unruly patron at a post office on Orcas Island. The post master requested that the subject be removed from that specific location. The subject was contacted and ordered not to return there. No further action was required.

• A deputy responded to a report of littering. It was found that several dozen empty plastic Vodka bottles were found on an Orcas Island resident’s property. It is unknown at this time who may have dumped the bottles in the area.

March 14

• Parents reported their juvenile son had run away from home over discipline issues. A runaway form was filled out and deputies searched for the youth without success. Deputies will continue to watch or the juvenile.

• A Lopez Island deputy was sent to investigate vandalism to a vehicle parked at the victim’s residence. The incident is under investigation.

• A visitor to Lopez Island found a set of keys at a park and gave them to a Lopez deputy.

• A Lopez Island man discovered that the rear license plate had been stolen from the back of his pickup and another plate was left in its place. A check of the second plate revealed it had been reported as stolen in Seattle. The stolen plate was recovered by the deputy.

• A deputy was dispatched to an unwanted person at a local business in the Friday Harbor area. The involved parties were contacted. The involved person was removed from the business.