Auto abandonment, lost lock-pick set, and tree theft | Sheriff Log

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

Feb. 15

• Deputies responded to a report of an assault in Friday Harbor. After an investigation, it was determined to be unfounded.

• A female who had been previously trespassed from King’s Market was inside King’s Market. The female was arrested and booked into the jail.

• A female was seen on video taking several items from a retail store without paying for them. She was eventually located and arrested for theft in the third degree and booked into the jail.

• A female was observed shoplifting from Market Place Foods. She was later located and arrested for trespassing, burglary second, and theft third. This is part of several calls on this day. She was booked into the jail on several charges.

• A deputy on San Juan Island received a report of a theft. It was reported that a package had been delivered but the reporting party stated that the package was empty. There are no suspects at this time.

• A deputy on San Juan Island took a report of a vehicle theft. The investigation was able to reveal a suspect in the case. The suspect was arrested for vehicle theft and the vehicle was recovered.

• A San Juan deputy took a referral from Adult Protective Services regarding possible elder abuse. A 62-year-old person had been the victim of a scam. The deputy called them and learned that they were clearly not a vulnerable adult, they had recovered all funds, and there was no suspect information.

• A San Juan deputy responded to Roche Harbor Resort for a report of found drugs. The deputy retrieved the item, which did appear to be methamphetamine, and placed it into evidence.

• At about 2:19 p.m. a person was found to be trespassing on a piece of property. The owner of the property wanted the person arrested for trespass. A criminal citation was issued to the person who had been booked into the jail from other charges.

• A deputy on San Juan Island received a report from the Port of Friday Harbor that they wanted someone served with a trespass letter. The deputy contacted the person and advised them that they were trespassed from the Port.

• A San Juan deputy took a report of trespassing. The reporting party advised the deputy that people were walking on their private beach, above the high tide line. They requested the involved parties be trespassed from their property. The deputy drew up trespass letters to be issued to the involved parties.

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a Domestic Violence No Contact Order violation. On arrival, the suspect fled from deputies. After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody and booked into jail for the order violation and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

• A deputy on Orcas Island responded to a single-vehicle collision. The driver was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs.

Feb. 16

• An Orcas deputy responded to an unwanted person at a local business. The subject left the area before the deputy arrived. The subject was later identified and issued a trespass warning letter. The reporting deputy responded to a domestic issue in the San Juan Island area. The deputy arrived and contacted the person calling. The deputy then contacted an additional person at another location. Statements were taken from both. A report was taken.

• An Orcas deputy conducted a welfare check on a woman in Deer Harbor. It was determined that there was not enough information to pursue a mental health hold.

• A deputy was contacted about a vehicle theft. The theft occurred in another jurisdiction. The person completed a motor theft report, a report was taken.

• The reporting deputy was dispatched to a theft. The person had caught the theft of a bike on camera. The person taking the bike was already in custody on other charges. A report was taken and the person was charged with theft.

• A San Juan deputy took a report of vandalism. A caller advised the deputy that their windshield had been damaged by what appeared to be a pellet gun. No suspect information was available. A report was generated.

• A San Juan deputy observed an individual with a suspended driver’s license operating a motor vehicle, but was unable to conduct a traffic stop at the time. The deputy attempted contact with the driver on later shifts and the report was sent to the Prosecutor’s Office for a charging decision.

Feb. 17

• A Lopez resident reported a male driving a light blue Chevy truck was seen possibly casing properties in the area of Vista and Cousins Road. The male was described as having an aggressive demeanor.

• A deputy was contacted at the Orcas Substation regarding an animal problem. A report was taken.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a juvenile problem at a local school in Eastsound. An investigation was conducted and a report was taken.

• A Lopez man was charged with obstruction after fleeing from deputies who were searching for him on a warrant for his arrest.

• A San Juan EMS employee was flagged down by a passerby to report possible harassment. A deputy responded and learned that a political argument turned uncivil, but no criminal activity occurred. The incident was documented in a report.

• A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a report of a possible protection order violation. No violation appears to have occurred however the suspect was arrested on an unrelated warrant.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a report of a woman in the middle of the road. The woman was contacted and refused to provide her identity. She was detained and later identified as have two warrants. She was arrested and booked into jail.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of theft. The reporting party advised money had been stolen from their hotel room. The deputy investigated the available leads, but no suspect identity was uncovered.

• An individual arrived at the Sheriff’s Office to post bail for an inmate, but had to leave to withdraw more money. The deputy observed that the individual had a suspended driver’s license and was issued a citation for Driving While License Suspended in the third degree and driving without an ignition interlock device upon return.

Feb. 18

• A deputy was dispatched to a single-vehicle accident in the San Juan Island area. A single vehicle was located in the ditch with no driver. The vehicle was impounded.

• A deputy was dispatched to littering in the San Juan Island area. A local tow company turned in paperwork for failure to redeem a vehicle. The registered owner was issued an infraction for Littering-Abandoned Vehicle. A report was taken.

• A deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for speeding, 54 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone.

• A deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. The driver was arrested for DUI and booked into the jail.

• A San Juan deputy observed that an inmate was having a medical emergency. The inmate was transported to the hospital, where they were treated and discharged, before being transported back to jail.

• A Friday Harbor resident put a note on her neighbor’s door and thereby violating an anti-harassment order.

Feb. 19

• A juvenile was reported as a runaway, she was located and due to problems at home, she was dropped off at a friend’s house for the day.

• A deputy on Orcas Island responded to a report of a person cutting up trees and taking the rounds without the permission of the property owner. The suspect was identified. The case was forwarded to the San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a person in a possible mental crisis. After speaking with the individual they did not want help and stated they did not want to hurt themselves or anyone else. They were given the numbers to the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team.

• Deputies on San Juan Island responded to welfare check. A parent and their child got into an argument. The child was relocated to a different residence for the night to await being picked up by the other parent, who lives off island. No crime had been committed. A report was completed.

Feb. 20

• A deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of found property.

• A citizen found a ring, silver in color, on the sidewalk near Kings in Friday Harbor. The deputy took custody of the ring and submitted it into evidence as found property. A report was completed.

• A Lopez Island deputy was dispatched to a found property call. The reporting party advised they located a lock pick set while walking a trail on Port Stanley Road. The items were collected and booked into evidence.

• Deputies on San Juan responded to a report of an order violation. The protected party said that the defendant left on foot before the deputies arrived. Deputies searched for the individual, but could not locate him. There was a lack of evidence to substantiate that the court order had been violated.

Feb. 21

• A deputy met with a person who turned over several rounds of ammunition that belonged to her late husband. The ammunition was booked into evidence for destruction.

• A property line dispute turned into a threats report. After an investigation, statements made were not what was reported to the victim by third-hand parties.

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of a possible drunk driver. The driver was located in their vehicle in their driveway. The driver was argumentative stating they made it home safe and did not hurt anyone. The driver admitted to being intoxicated and was arrested for DUI. A report was completed.