Mysterious explosions continue on Orcas

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs.

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is asking you’re your help in investigating an explosion that happened in the Crescent Beach area of Eastsound.

Shortly after 4 a.m. on March 7, a loud explosion was reported. The explosion was heard all around the Eastsound area. We are asking that if you have a camera that faces Crescent Beach Rd, Olga Rd, Terrill Beach Road, Mt. Baker Rd, or Orcas Road just before Eastsound, please review your camera footage between 3:30-4:30 a.m. for any vehicles or people moving around in that area. This continues to be a string of explosions that have been sporadically heard over the last 8-10 months and we believe they are all related.

Based on reports the Sheriff’s Office received from the Orcas Island community, we were able to recover evidence of the explosion that occurred on Crescent Beach. While we know the time and location of the event, we are still asking for information from any home security cameras that may have picked up a vehicle or people walking in the area. We are currently working with the ATF to determine if any of the items we recovered have any identifiable value.

If you have any information regarding these incidents, please call the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 360-378-4151.