Letter litter, borrowed bong, scary stranding | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

Jan. 5

• A San Juan deputy responded to a request to trespass an individual from a local business. A trespass notice letter was completed and signed by the employee. The involved party had already left and will be issued the letter at a later time.

• A Lopez resident discovered a quantity of miscellaneous mail from around the neighborhood discarded behind a hedge. The post office was notified and the mail was collected.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a single-car, non-injury, reportable collision on Cattle Point Road. The deputy assisted with the tow in removing the vehicle before completing a collision report.

• A deputy met with a Lopez resident after he requested the deputy confirm that he had not consumed alcohol. The investigation revealed evidence of alcohol being in his system, which was a court order violation, and the matter was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

Jan. 6

• An Orcas deputy investigated a harassment call. Later, the suspect was located and taken into custody without incident after a short chase. Multiple charges are being sought against the suspect through the prosecuting attorney’s office.

• A deputy responded to the burglary of a business in Eastsound. After the investigation, there is a possible suspect. The case is still ongoing.

• A Lopez resident was issued a dog-at-large citation, the third infraction issued to this particular dog owner within the past month.

• A Lopez resident reported suspicious activity in the forest near their home. A deputy checked the area on foot.

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a trespassing call. The subject was identified, given a trespass warning letter to not come back on the property again lest they be arrested for trespassing.

• A Lopez deputy was contacted about potential threats sent via text message.

• An Orcas deputy authored an incident report regarding suspicious phone calls to a business.

• Deputies on Orcas responded to a report of a vehicle vs pedestrian accident. After deputies conducted an investigation, it didn’t appear as though the person had been struck by a vehicle, but was injured and transported to a hospital for care.

• Deputies on Orcas responded to a possible burglary at a local church. An investigation was conducted and, after talking with the reporting party, determined no burglary had occurred.

Jan. 7

• A Lopez deputy was called out to investigate a report of a prowler and found no evidence or person at the scene.

• A deputy was contacted in reference to a theft in the San Juan area. The person said an item had been taken from their mailbox. The incident was also reported to the post office. There are no suspects at this time.

• An Orcas deputy assisted Behavioral Health Services in transporting a person to Friday Harbor to seek medical assistance.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a walk-in report of a citizen assist.

• A Lopez citizen went missing and deputies launched a search with Lopez Fire and EMS and found the person stranded on a beach in very cold weather having health issues. EMS provided medical support and a deputy transported the citizen to a friend’s house to warm up.

Jan. 8

• A deputy in San Juan responded to a report of a 911 hang-up call. A subject was located and arrested for driving under the influence.

• A San Juan deputy was advised of a violation of a court order. The incident was investigated and the case was forwarded to the prosecutor.

• San Juan deputies responded to a report of an unwanted person at a residence.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 55 mph in a posted 35 mph speed zone. The driver was issued a citation for speeding and received a warning for failing to update the address on their driver’s license and vehicle registration.

Jan. 9

• A deputy on San Juan stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding 54 mph in a 35 mph zone and lane travel. The driver was issued a citation for speeding.

• A deputy on Orcas took a report of fraud regarding some unauthorized bank charges.

• A deputy on Orcas stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 48 mph in a posted 35 mph speed zone. The driver was issued a citation for expired registration (more than two months) and given a verbal warning for speeding.

Jan. 10

• A deputy on Orcas responded to a lost property call near the ferry landing.

Jan. 11

• A Lopez deputy was called by another agency for information about a case.

• Lopez deputies investigated a report of an underaged sibling using their older sibling’s bong. The case will be referred to juvenile services.

• A Lopez deputy responded to a possible DUI call but was unable to locate the suspected vehicle.