The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a possible domestic incident; shouting was heard from a specific area. Parties in the area were contacted and reported that no sounds of fighting were heard.
• A deputy took a report of a stolen license plate from a vehicle.The information was gathered and the plate information was entered into a law enforcement database.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a harassment call. An individual kept seeing the same vehicle and driver in the same area they were in and did not want to pursue criminal charges. The deputy spoke with the vehicle owner who explained they work in the area in question. A report was completed.
• A dog-at-large was brought to the Sheriff’s Office. The owner was known and the dog was returned. A warning letter was issued to the dog owner explaining the laws regarding the subject.
• A deputy on San Juan Island responded to a welfare check reported by the 988 Crisis Line. An investigation ensued to discover who the phone belonged to and where it was located. The caller was identified and contacted via telephone. A report was completed.
• A Lopez Island deputy was dispatched to a vehicle theft call. The office is still waiting for a call from the registered owner of the vehicle. An informational report was taken.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of threats at a school. The investigation is ongoing.
• A deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of an order violation. After talking with the involved parties, the individual admitted to contacting the protected party in a way that was prohibited by court order. The individual was issued a criminal citation for violating a no-contact order.
• A Lopez deputy responded to a threats call. A middle-aged man called to report that his elderly mother has been sending him threatening messages. A report was taken.
• A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle as the driver had a suspended driver’s license and out-of-county warrants. The driver was arrested for Driving While License Suspended in the third degree and a subsequent search of their person revealed a baggie containing methamphetamine residue.
• A San Juan deputy took a report of harassment. The behavior did not meet the threshold of criminal activity; the incident was documented.
• San Juan County Sheriff’s Office personnel cited a vessel anchored in Fisherman Bay with expired registration.
• A Lopez deputy responded to a theft call. An individual walked out of the grocery store without paying for a small bottle of vodka. They returned shortly after, claiming they forgot their wallet and offering to pay. A report was taken.
• A deputy observed a person with active warrants. The person was contacted and taken into custody without incident. The person was transported to the Sheriff’s Office and booked into the holding facility. A report was taken.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a walk-in report of harassment in relation to a previously reported threats call. The incident was documented.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a citizen dispute. No crime occurred and the incident was documented.
• A deputy responded to a reported bicycle theft in Eastsound. Two electric bicycles had gone missing and one bicycle had since been returned. An investigation into the details of the missing bikes is underway.
• An Orcas Island deputy took a missing person report. The missing person was entered into the nationwide database for missing persons and a report was authored.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of property damage. A vehicle damaged a fence and left the scene without leaving contact information. Vehicle parts were collected at the scene; this incident is still under investigation.
• A San Juan deputy located a person with an outstanding warrant for their arrest. The person was booked into jail without incident.
• A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was found to have a suspended license. A search incident to arrest produced a methamphetamine pipe. The driver was referred to Compass Health for drug assistance and issued a criminal citation and traffic infraction.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of threats. No crime was committed and the alleged victim left prior to deputies arriving.
• A deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. The driver was issued infractions for failure to wear a safety belt and no proof of insurance and was given a warning for failure to stop at a stop sign.
• A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a report of fraud. The investigation is ongoing.
• The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious person on Shaw Island. Deputies responded. The suspicious person was contacted and identified. He left on the next ferry to Anacortes.
• A San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle as both occupants were not wearing seatbelts. The driver was arrested for driving without an ignition interlock and the deputy located approximately 1/2 ounce of methamphetamine in their purse. This is the 12th similar arrest for the individual since 2020.
• An Orcas Island citizen reported two Amazon packages missing. It is unknown whether the packages were stolen or lost in shipping. The investigating deputy completed a report.
• An investigation of burglary revealed it is a civil case between mother and son. No further action was taken.
• A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a report of a protection order violation. A report was taken and forwarded to the prosecuting attorney’s office.
• A deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for speeding, 55 mpr in a 35 mpr zone.
• A deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued infractions for speeding, 48 mph in a 25 mph zone, expired registration over two months and had no proof of liability insurance.
• A deputy on Orcas responded to an animal sick call near the ferry landing. After a complete investigation, it was found to be in good health and an informational report was written.
• A deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued an infraction for no valid insurance and given a verbal warning for speed.
• A trespassing report was taken from King’s Market. No action is being taken at this time.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of fraud. A fraudulent post was made in a Facebook group about a house for rent. The victim sustained a monetary loss and reported the activity to their bank. The victim was also advised to report the incident to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center.
• A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a report of a dog bite. A report was taken.
• A deputy on Orcas Island was dispatched to a report of a theft. It was found that the coin hopper was broken into in the Village Green showers. A report was taken.
• A vehicle parked behind King’s Market was vandalized. The incident was caught on video surveillance. The case is being referred to the Prosecuting Attorney for charges.
• A deputy on San Juan took a walk-in report of possible identity theft. The reporting party stated they received information their social security number was being used elsewhere. The deputy advised they contact the credit bureaus and the social security department. A report was completed.
• A deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of theft, a street sign was stolen. Public Works was notified, and a report was completed.