The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.
• A deputy received a message that a defendant with an outstanding San Juan County warrant had been arrested and was being held at the Skagit County Jail.
• On San Juan, a deputy took a call regarding a harassment complaint. The owner of a home parted ways with a contractor and later discovered they had placed cameras around her property after she had requested they not be placed.
• A deputy on Orcas conducted a traffic stop and issued the driver a citation for speeding, 73 mph in a 35 mph zone.
• Deputies on San Juan responded to a report of an order violation. Based on the information obtained, the evidence is insufficient to show the order was violated.
• A San Juan deputy initiated a traffic stop on Bailer Hill Road. The driver’s license required them to have an ignition interlock; as a result, the driver received a citation for speeding – 68 mph in a 45 mph zone, and a criminal citation for operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock.
• A citizen located a toy gun on Jackson’s Beach in Friday Harbor and turned it over to the Sheriff’s Office. Since the owner is unknown, the toy was booked into evidence as found property.
• Adult Protective Services requested a welfare check on a Lopez resident. A report was completed and forwarded to an outside agency.
• A San Juan deputy took custody of pills found on Warbass Way. The pills were in a small Ziplock bag, tested positive for oxycodone, and bore no information to identify the owner. The pills were placed into evidence for destruction.
• A Lopez deputy assisted a caller regarding a possible parenting plan violation.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a missing person with dementia. The deputy searched, but the person was not located. At the time of the report, the reporting party did not wish to complete a missing person packet.
• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for traveling 45 mph in a posted 25 mph speed zone and issued the driver a citation for speeding along with multiple warnings.
• Deputies responded to a report of two women on Orcas fighting in the street. On arrival, it was determined that both women were just arguing, no arrest was made and the women were separated.
• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle as the owner had a suspended driver’s license. The driver was issued a citation for driving with a suspended license-3rd degree and another for not having insurance.
• A San Juan deputy took a cold report of trespassing. The incident is still under investigation.
• A San Juan deputy took custody of a dog-at-large. The dog was transported to the owner, who was issued a dog-at-large warning letter.
• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding and issued them a citation for traveling 38 mph in a posted 25 mph speed zone.
• Deputies stopped another driver on San Juan who was issued a speeding citation for traveling 65 mph in a 45 mph zone.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary. Deputies checked the residence but did not see any signs of activity.
• An Orcas deputy responded to staff at the public library who requested a person be trespassed from the facility. The subject was located and issued a trespass warning notice.
• A San Juan deputy took a report of a threat made in a scam case in which no loss was incurred. The suspect was not identified.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a possible tracking device placed on their onboard diagnostic II port in their vehicle. The device was determined to, in fact, be a tracking device and an ex-partner admitted to the deputy they placed it in the vehicle several years prior.
• Deputies on Orcas responded to a trespassing complaint; however, the suspects were gone when the deputies arrived.
• A deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle on San Juan for an expired registration and failure to transfer the title within 45 days. The driver was issued citations for failing to transfer the title, for an expired registration of more than two months, and for not having insurance.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of theft; however, no crime appeared to have occurred.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on West Valley Road. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and was booked into jail.
• Deputies on Orcas responded to a welfare check and found the resident deceased. No foul play is suspected.
• A Lopez resident reported the theft of cedar garden stakes from their barn.
• A deputy took a report of a lost phone on Orcas. The information was added to a lost property report to help identify the owner in case the phone is found.
• On San Juan, a deputy conducted stopped the driver of a vehicle that was registered out of state, though the owner lives in Washington state. Consequently, the driver was issued citations for operating a vehicle without insurance and for licensing a vehicle out of state.
• Property found on Orcas was turned into the Sheriff’s Office.
• A deputy on San Juan spoke with a person in charge of a business who wished to trespass an individual from the property. The individual was located and served with a trespass warning letter.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a welfare check in Friday Harbor. The individual was located and immediately identified. The individual was intoxicated and declined to provide a breath sample when requested, per their court conditions.
• The San Juan Community Theater turned in several prop guns, used over the years, to be destroyed.
• A deputy on San Juan received a call about a person with a gun at South Beach. The deputy responded and contacted the person who had an air rifle. The deputy talked with the person and explained that they were not allowed to shoot it in a public place.
• A deputy on Orcas investigated a complaint of theft; however, there was insufficient evidence to believe a crime was committed, and arrangements were made to return the items.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a citizen dispute. A neighbor’s feline companion continued to use different yards as a litter box. A resolution was found and will be worked upon.