Litter loser, back-up blunder, school-zone speeder | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

  • Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 1:30am
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Oct. 9

• A deputy in Friday Harbor stopped to assist a pair of citizens who had lost their gas cap. As the deputy was helping a vehicle approached. The driver did not slow down nor appear to see the deputy in the road. The deputy made contact with the driver, smelled alcohol, conducted a field sobriety test and, after checking the driver’s license, learned it had been suspended.

Oct. 10

• A Lopez deputy and Lopez Emergency Medical Services responded to a report of an unconscious female. The investigation revealed it was a domestic violence-related incident. The male suspect was located, arrested and booked into jail for vehicular assault.

• A deputy on Orcas took a harassment complaint. The complaint was determined to be a non-criminal issue.

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of a hit-and-run. The suspect was located and arrested for an unattended hit and run, where the driver hit an unoccupied vehicle and left the scene.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued an citation for speed 52 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• A Lopez resident requested assistance with a civil matter involving items not received from a bankrupt company.

• A Lopez deputy completed two junk vehicle affidavits for a property owner.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 36 mph in a 25 mph speed zone. After the deputy stopped the vehicle, the driver accidentally backed into the deputy’s patrol car. The driver was issued citations for speeding and for unsafe backing up.

Oct. 11

• A Decatur visitor to Lopez inquired about his use of a county dock. He was advised to follow the posted rules.

• A local assistance organization requested a welfare check on a Lopez resident.

• A deputy responded to a report of littering on San Juan after several bags of garbage were dumped on private property. The incident was documented.

• A deputy was dispatched to a welfare check in Friday Harbor. Investigation continues.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a report of a collision in a parking lot. The involved parties were contacted and a report was taken.

• A deputy in Friday Harbor was contacted in reference to a suspicious circumstance.

• A citizen came into the sheriff’s station requesting that a person be trespassed from their property in Friday Harbor. A warning letter was served.

Oct. 12

• An Orcas deputy responded to a report of a suicide in the Eastsound area. Upon arrival the subject was found deceased inside a vehicle, and deputies conducted a death investigation in the Crescent Beach parking lot. (See story on page 8.)

• A Lopez resident contacted a deputy about a civil issue.

• Deputies on San Juan responded to a report of a domestic incident. The parties were contacted and the incident was documented.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 39 mph in a 25 mph speed zone. The driver was issued a citation for speeding.

Oct. 13

• An Orcas deputy was dispatched to a non-injury motor vehicle accident. The driver reported hitting a deer.

• Lopez deputies responded to a report of a man at the ferry dock in mental and physical distress. The man calmed down and boarded the next ferry to Friday Harbor.

Oct. 14

• A Lopez deputy responded to a call of what appeared to be a stray dog in Lopez Village. The dog’s owner was with the dog when the deputy arrived. No further action was necessary.

• Deputies on San Juan responded to a trespass complaint. The suspect was arrested for trespassing, for an order violation and escape.

• A Lopez Island deputy was called for information regarding a boating moorage issue.

• A deputy on Lopez issued a driver a warning for speeding in a school zone.

Oct. 15

• A Friday Harbor deputy arrested a local woman on an active warrant. She was booked into the county jail awaiting a hearing.

• Deputies responded to a call about suspicious activity in Friday Harbor. Two individuals were contacted, a report was made, and the report was referred to the prosecutors office and Juvenile Court Services.

• A deputy was dispatched to investigate a death on San Juan.

• After stopping the driver of a vehicle for an expired vehicle registration, the deputy learned that the driver was driving on a suspended license. The case is being forward to the prosecutor’s office for disposition.

• San Juan deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a local business. The subjects separated before deputies arrived and statements were taken. It appears the disturbance was verbal and no crime occurred.

• A Lopez deputy took a report of hit and run when a resident discovered their mailbox had been run over during the night and destroyed. The involved vehicle fled the scene.

• A Lopez deputy was sent to a report of livestock out in the road on Mud Bay Road. No animals were out when the deputy arrived.

• A deputy in Friday Harbor stopped a motorcycle driver for not having their headlight illuminated. The cyclist received a warning.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a complaint of an unwanted person. The person was contacted and issued a trespass warning letter.

• A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for having defective taillights. The driver was issued a citation for not having a valid driver’s license with identification.