Fence fracas, Facebook fraud, abandoned autos | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

Nov. 23

• A San Juan deputy initiated a traffic stop. The driver was issued a citation for speeding – 64 mph in a 45 mph zone, and for not having a valid driver’s license with ID as well as a warning for operating a motor vehicle without valid proof of insurance.

• An Orcas deputy took a report of fraud which ended up being a civil matter.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of theft at Peace Island Medical Center when a person attempted to steal a bike from the area but was stopped by hospital personnel. The person was located and trespassed from the hospital and charges were forwarded to the prosecutor.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a domestic disturbance. An investigation was conducted, and it was determined no crime was committed.

• A San Juan deputy took a report of found jewelry in Friday Harbor. The owner is unknown and the item was entered into evidence.

Nov. 24

• On two separate occasions, an Orcas deputy issued citations for abandoned vehicles at a local towing establishment.

• San Juan deputies responded to a welfare check. Once onsite, it was apparent the incident was domestic in nature and no crime occurred. The two individuals separated for the night.

Nov. 25

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding, driving left of center, and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle. The driver was subsequently issued multiple citations and warnings.

Nov. 26

• A Lopez resident reported property damage consisting of two mailboxes that were run over by a hit-and-run vehicle. Attempts will be made to identify the suspect driver.

• Lopez deputies responded to a citizen dispute. A Lopez neighbor had begun to deconstruct a fence on a neighboring property. The matter was investigated and determined to be civil in nature. Both parties agreed to collaborate on replacing the fence.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding. The driver received a citation for speeding, 38 mph in a 20 mph zone.

• Deputies on San Juan responded to a report of a domestic incident. After talking with the involved parties, it was learned that the situation was verbal only. The parties separated and were provided with information on Safe San Juan.

Nov. 27

• A Lopez resident reported a traffic offense committed by the driver of a silver Volvo wagon.

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a possible vehicle prowl at the fire station in Friday Harbor. An unknown vehicle was at the facility for a short time, then a department vehicle door was found to be open. No items were reported missing, and a report was completed.

Nov. 28

• A deputy responded to a report of fraud on San Juan where the reporting party was defrauded several thousand dollars through FaceBook. The incident was documented and the reporting party was referred to the FBI internet crimes division.

• On San Juan, a deputy was dispatched to a report of an assault. The deputy contacted the person reporting the incident and learned the incident was verbal in nature and that a crime had not been committed. The person was put in contact with other agencies for assistance.

• After responding to a report of a domestic verbal incident in Friday Harbor, an investigation revealed a crime was not committed.

Nov. 29

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of threats. The incident was investigated and found to be a civil issue. Both parties were given information on how to deal with their neighbor’s dispute.

• On San Juan, a deputy responded to a report of threats. Statements were obtained and resource information was provided. The incident did not meet the requirements of a crime.

• A deputy on Orcas was dispatched to a call for a welfare check on children who had missed school for some time. Personal contact was made with one of the children and the other was found to be ill.

• A deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle on Orcas and issued them a citation for speeding, 47 mph in a 37 mph zone

• On Orcas, a deputy responded to a report about a fraudulent phone call. The caller had identified themselves as being from the San Juan County Sheriff’s office and had at one point called them back from the sheriff’s office phone number. No money or information was lost.