Dangerous dog, wayward walker, nonpaying patron | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

  • Mon Nov 18th, 2019 1:30am
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The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.

Nov. 6

• A Lopez deputy took a fraud report from a resident regarding a utility bill scam. The reporting party did not lose any money in the scam, which is recurring throughout the county.

• A Lopez deputy responded to a reported non-injury car crash off the roadway on Fisherman Bay Road near Austin Lane. A driver had pulled off the road to wait for the school bus and misjudged the ditch and became stuck. There was no damage and the car was pulled out by a passerby.

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver a citation for speeding 63 mph in a 45 mph speed zone.

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver a citation for speeding 68 mph in a 45 mph speed zone.

• A San Juan deputy was dispatched to a report of a dog bite.

• A Lopez deputy was called about a suspicious person observed in Lopez Village. The person was identified and found to be staying nearby. No further action was necessary.

Nov. 7

• A deputy on Orcas issued a driver a citation for speeding 59 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• A deputy on Orcas had to euthanize a deer that had been struck by a vehicle.

• A deputy served a Lopez resident a trespass warning letter that said he could face criminal trespassing charges if he went onto the properties that were listed in the letter.

• A deputy on San Juan issued a driver a citation for having an expired registration of more than two months.

• A citizen on Orcas contacted a deputy with concerns that a person believed to be highly intoxicated was walking in the road. The deputy contacted the individual, who was close to home; the deputy made sure the person safely made it there.

• A deputy on San Juan issued a driver a citation for having an expired vehicle registration of more than two months.

• A deputy on Orcas warned a driver for having a defective taillight.

• An Orcas deputy arrested a man who was in violation of his release conditions. He was transported off-island to jail to await arraignment.

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for having two different license plates displayed. The driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license and issued citations for not having insurance, not having registration in the vehicle and for the improper display of license plates.

Nov. 8

• An Orcas deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle on Lovers Lane. The driver was issued a citation for driving 47 mph in a 25 mph zone.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a harassment complaint. The deputy learned the complaint involved property and an unwanted contact dispute between a couple in the midst of a divorce. The deputy advised the complainant it was a civil issue and no law enforcement action would be taken.

• A deputy on San Juan took a report of fraud.

• An Orcas resident found a dog running at-large. The dog did not have any identification and was delivered to a deputy who booked it into the animal shelter.

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

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a third-party report of a domestic violence incident. An investigation resulted in the arrest of the suspected perpetrator.

• An Orcas deputy was dispatched to a motor vehicle theft. The vehicle was later located by the owner nearby.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for failing to initially register their vehicle. The driver was issued citations for failing to register and for not having insurance. Multiple warnings were also given to the driver.

Nov. 9

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

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver a citation for traveling 63 mph in a posted 45 mph speed zone.

• A Lopez resident reported a suspicious subject in the area of Mud Bay and Center Road. The subject was an off-island visitor walking and hitchhiking to the ferry landing to catch a departing ferry.

• A Lopez deputy took a report of a stolen wallet from an island resident.

• Deputies responded to a Lopez residence for a death investigation. It was determined that the decedent had been receiving hospice care and that he passed away due to natural causes.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a report that someone walked out of a bar without paying.

Nov. 10

• A Lopez deputy was called to euthanize an injured deer.

• A juvenile was bitten by a dog while jogging on Lopez. Deputies located the dog and its owner the following day. The owner was issued a criminal citation for a public nuisance dog: menace or bite. A dangerous-dog declaration will be requested.

• A Lopez deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for running a stop sign. The driver was ticketed for the infraction and arrested on a Seattle Municipal Court warrant. The subject was booked into the San Juan County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail pending transfer to Seattle for court.

• A Lopez resident arrived home to find a light on, which they thought was off when they left the home two days prior. The deputy searched the house. The resident noted nothing in the house appeared to be disturbed.

Nov. 11

• A Lopez deputy took a hit-and-run with property damage report from a property owner who discovered a vehicle had left the roadway and caused damage, before leaving the scene sometime during the night.

• A Lopez deputy arrested a local man on a misdemeanor warrant. Bail was posted and a court date was issued.

• A deputy on Orcas issued a driver a citation for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, and for not having proof of liability insurance. The driver was also given a warning for having a loud muffler.

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

Nov. 12

• A Lopez deputy arrested a person on a superior court warrant for contempt for failing to pay child support. The person was taken to the Lopez substation, posted bail, was given a court date and released.