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Ferry fracas, tree trouble, anonymous accidents | The San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

Feb. 17

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of found property. The property’s owner was located.

• On San Juan, a deputy responded to a report of a fraud. The investigation is ongoing.

• An Orcas deputy responded to an ongoing parking problem at the Obstruction Pass Marine facility.

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary. The victim did not want to pursue charges though the incident was documented.

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of vandalism. A suspect was trespassed from the property and charges were forwarded to the prosecutor.

• Orcas deputies were dispatched with Orcas Island Fire and Rescue to a motor vehicle accident. The driver was transported off island for a medical evaluation. The investigation is ongoing.

Feb. 18

• A deputy on Orcas received a parking complaint at the ferry terminal. A 72-hour parking violation notice was placed on the vehicle.

• On San Juan, a deputy recovered lost property and returned it to its owner.

• A deputy responded to a report of a hit-and-run accident on San Juan. After an investigation, the deputy noted the victim’s vehicle didn’t sustain damage and had no signs of being in contact with another vehicle.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for a seatbelt violation. The driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license-second degree and was issued citations for failing to wear a seatbelt and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a report of a single vehicle collision. The driver was no longer at the scene. The registered owner was contacted and made arrangements to remove the vehicle.

• Orcas deputies responded to a report of missing woman who was known to have memory problems. After an exhaustive search, she was found the following day and appeared to be in good condition.

Feb. 20

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a reported hit-and-run. There is no suspect at present.

• The driver of a vehicle on San Juan was stopped by a deputy for traveling 63 mph in a posted 45 mph speed zone. The driver was issued a citation for speeding.

• A Lopez deputy responded to a report of a downed tree partially blocking Aleck Bay Road. Public Works responded and cleared the tree from the road.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a theft complaint. The property in question was returned and the issue was resolved to the complainant’s satisfaction.

• A deputy spoke with a Lopez resident about a reckless driving incident on Mud Bay Road. The Lopezian said another driver sped by her, crossed a double yellow line and sped into a blind curve. The matter was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office as a criminal complaint.

• A speeding driver on San Juan was noticed by a deputy. The deputy stopped the driver who was issued a citation for driving 15 mph over the speed limit and for having an expired registration.

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

• San Juan deputies were dispatched to a report of a hit-and-run collision involving damaged property. Witnesses were unable to fully identify the vehicle and no likely suspect was located.

Feb. 21

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a citizen dispute. The dispute was settled and a citation for a dog-at-large was issued. Additional charges will be referred to the prosecutor.

• A Lopez deputy was dispatched to the ferry landing about a reported disorderly person aboard the arriving ferry. The person had gone into an area that was off-limits. The subject was warned of the consequences of his behavior including arrest, expulsion and denial of future service by the ferry system.

• Deputies were dispatched to a report of an assault near Eastsound. A report was filed, and the case was referred to the office of the prosecuting attorney for review.

• On Lopez, a deputy gave a driver a warning for speeding.

• A deputy on Orcas took a report of vandalism. The investigation is ongoing.

• A San Juan deputy observed a person driving who was known to have a suspended driver’s license. The report was sent to the prosecutor’s office for a charging decision.

Feb. 22

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a call about a hit-and-run. The suspect was located, received a citation for improperly backing up and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. A citation for the hit-and-run of an unattended vehicle was forwarded to the prosecutor.

• A deputy responded to a request for a welfare check in Friday Harbor. The person involved was located, did not appear to be in distress and declined assistance.

• In Eastsound, a deputy checked on a report of a non-injury collision. Both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.

Feb. 23

• A deputy responded to a report of a person in a possible crisis. After talking with the deputy, the person did not appear to be in distress.

• On Orcas, a deputy conducted a traffic stop and issued the driver a citation for speeding, 53 mph in a 35 mph zone.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a fraud complaint. An elderly person had been contacted by someone claiming the person had won money. The caller elicited cash payments from the victim.

• On San Juan, a deputy responded to a report of a naked female walking down the middle of the street in traffic. The deputy placed her in protective custody and transported her to the hospital.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a female defecating on the sidewalk.

• A deputy conducted a welfare check at a residence on Lopez after a school official reported being concerned about a student. The deputy found no evidence that the child was in immediate distress.