The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a hit-and-run collision. Two vehicles were struck and the suspect vehicle’s owner left the scene and was not located, as the collision happened several hours prior to being reported, according to neighbors.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of theft. The suspect was identified but the victim did not wish to pursue charges.
• A deputy responded to an agency assist call at Peace Medical Center in Friday Harbor. Medical personnel requested the presence of a deputy in the event a patient might become aggressive while receiving medications. The incident resolved itself peacefully.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a hit-and-run collision. The suspect’s vehicle was located and the owner admitted to striking the other vehicle. The victim did not wish to pursue charges and the incident was documented.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a vehicle that had been abandoned at a local business with the engine running for hours. No violations had occurred, even though it is a strange situation. The business was willing to tow the vehicle.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a citizen dispute in Friday Harbor. The incident was verbal only, but one of the involved parties had a warrant for their arrest. The person was taken into custody and booked into jail.
• An Orcas deputy responded to a call of suspicious circumstances.
• An Orcas deputy authored a missing person report. The listed missing person was located alive and well and removed from the list of those missing.
• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle because the driver had a suspended driver’s license. The deputy’s report was sent to the prosecutor’s office for a charging decision.
• A San Juan deputy observed someone drinking in public. The person was asked to dispose of the alcohol and warned, but they insisted the deputy issue a citation. Thus, a citation was issued for drinking in public.
• A deputy responded to a welfare check on San Juan. After several hours of checking and contacting several people, the concerned person was found to be safe. Information was forwarded to Adult Protective Services to see if additional services could be provided.
• A deputy on San Juan took a report of a hit-and-run. A motorcycle was knocked over in a parking lot on private property. The driver of the vehicle left a note with their name and contact information which fulfilled the RCW requirement and video footage was obtained.
• A Lopez deputy responded to a fraud call. A county resident received a fraudulent Facebook message impersonating the American Hope Resources organization.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of a found rusted bicycle that appeared to have been where it was found for a long time. The deputy took custody of the bike and turned it into evidence as found property.
• A San Juan deputy took a report of a missing person. The subject of the missing person report was later located in town, having taken a trip which they neglected to tell the reporting party.
• An Orcas deputy responded to a citizen dispute on Pine Street. An investigation was conducted, and it was determined no crime was committed.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a burglary at a storage unit. At this time, there are no suspects and the incident was documented.
• A deputy on Orcas responded to a residential burglary call on Buck Mountain. The homeowners had been away for several months and came home to find some things stolen. There were no signs of forced entry and there are no suspects at this time.
• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle because their registration expired in 2016, and they failed to yield the right of way. The driver had a suspended driver’s license, a citation was issued for expired registration over two months, and the report was sent to the prosecutor’s office.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a domestic incident that turned out to be verbal only.
• A Lopez deputy responded to a trespassing call involving an individual who gave a friend a vehicle based on a verbal agreement. The title was not transferred and years later, the friend unexpectedly returned the vehicle to the owner’s property in poor condition.
• The reporting deputy was dispatched to a report of disorderly conduct in Friday Harbor where people were sitting on a bench, yelling at others. Once contacted, one person was found to be in violation of court conditions.
• A deputy on Orcas responded to a trespassing complaint. The suspect was arrested for first-degree criminal trespass.
• A deputy on Orcas issued a ticket for violation of San Juan County Code 10.28.010 – Mooring at a Public Landing and RCW 88.02.550 – and for having an expired vessel registration.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of trespassing. The subject drew a knife and the deputy retreated to await backup. The subject was later arrested for 1st-degree trespassing, obstruction and having weapons apparently capable of producing bodily harm.
• Orcas deputies responded to a collision involving a semi-truck that went off the road due to brake failure. An investigation was completed and a report was written.
• Deputies on San Juan responded to a moped vs. pedestrian accident. The moped operator lost control of the scooter and hit the curb, and bumped into a pedestrian on the sidewalk. EMS evaluated the driver and pedestrian, but no one was taken to the hospital.
• An Orcas deputy responded to a report of a domestic dispute. An investigation was conducted, and it was determined no crime was committed. However, a trespass warning letter was issued to one involved party
• A San Juan deputy conducted a traffic stop because the driver did not have a driver’s license. The deputy issued citations for driving without a valid license with ID, not having insurance, and an expired registration, and sent the report to the prosecutor’s office for the charge of giving tobacco to a minor.
• A deputy on San Juan served a trespass letter to an individual without incident.
• A San Juan deputy took a report of a possible court order violation. The incident was investigated.
• A Lopez deputy responded to a reported order violation. Someone protected by a court order received emails that violated their protection order. A probable cause statement was generated.
• A deputy was dispatched to a citizen dispute in the Friday Harbor area. The caller reported two people yelling at each other. Deputies arrived and contacted the people in the area. One person was found to be in violation of court conditions.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a vehicle collision with injury. A person fell out of a vehicle and was transported to Peace Island Medical Center for treatment. No crime appeared to have occurred.
• Orcas deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance on a sailboat in Echo Bay off Sucia Island. It was determined that the dispute was verbal only, and no crime had been committed.
• Deputies responded to a welfare check in the Eastsound area. The individual was contacted and offered resources.
• On San Juan, a deputy was contacted about a missing person. The person had not returned to the island for over two weeks and was entered into the system as a missing person.
• An Orcas deputy was dispatched to a harassment callback. No crime had been committed though a report documented the incident.
• A deputy was called to a single-vehicle traffic accident on San Juan. The deputy arrived and located a single vehicle off the roadway on its roof. The driver was checked but not impaired, and was transported for additional treatment.
• A deputy responded to a report of a found cell phone on San Juan, located and spoke with the out-of-state owner. The phone was entered into the property room awaiting arrangements to get it back to the owner.
• A deputy on San Juan took a report of a found wallet. The deputy contacted the owner, currently off island and the wallet was stored until the owner retrieves it.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of a high-centered garbage truck on Bailer Hill Rd. Two citizens assisted by using an excavator to help push the vehicle, and the garbage truck became unstuck and continued on with work.
• An Orcas deputy was dispatched to a fraud call.
• A deputy in Friday Harbor responded to a found property call regarding a wallet and blanket turned into the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. The owner of the wallet was not a local resident, was unable to be located, and the property was entered per policy.
• A deputy was dispatched to a domestic incident in the Friday Harbor area. The deputy arrived and spoke with the people involved who provided conflicting stories. There was no evidence of any crime being committed.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of found property. The property owner was contacted and the purse was returned.
• A deputy responded to a walk-in report of a found COVID 19 vaccination card found in Friday Harbor. The person listed on the card was not in the local system and was unable to be located. The card was entered into the property room.
• A deputy responded to an allegation of trespassing onto a person’s property on San Juan that is alleged to have occurred on July 17, 2022. A trespass letter was requested and completed.
• A deputy on San Juan took custody of a found EBT card. Once proof of ownership was proven the card was returned to the owner.
• A Lopez deputy responded to an assault call. A frustrated Lopez citizen slapped a Public Works employee on the shoulder after Public Works accidentally cut down a tree that crushed the citizen’s mailbox.
• An Orcas deputy responded to CPR in progress. Unfortunately, the subject passed away.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a disorderly subject on the interisland ferry. While no crime had been committed, the person later urinated on the floor and assaulted a ferry worker. A deputy was injured taking the person into custody, who was then booked into jail.
• The reporting deputy was dispatched to a traffic accident on San Juan. The deputy arrived and located a golf cart in the water. The driver was treated for minor injuries.
• A deputy was dispatched to a report of disorderly conduct in the Friday Harbor area. The deputy observed a person attempting to hide an open container of alcohol in the nearby bushes and issued them a citation for an open container in public.
• A Lopez deputy responded to an animal problem call. A small, pudgy bulldog was found chasing after a neighbor’s goats. The dog was returned to the owner, who was issued a dog-at-large warning letter. No goats were harmed during the incident.