Soggy sheep, custody consult, lighting lament | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

Oct. 6

• An Orcas deputy conducted a VIN inspection for a citizen on Waldron Island.

• A Lopez deputy accompanied representatives of a state agency to contact a resident. The person was not located.

• A San Juan deputy took a report of an incident of shoplifting in Friday Harbor. The suspect had left the scene prior to arrival and was not identified. Their photo was forwarded to all deputies to be on the lookout for the suspect.

• A Lopez deputy responded to a complaint of suspicious activity on a neighbor’s property. The owner was contacted and was aware of the work being done, and there was nothing unlawful occurring.

• A Lopez deputy spoke with a motorist about a car that crossed the center line and caused them to take evasive action to avoid a collision.

• An Orcas deputy assisted a reporting party with a civil good-neighbor issue. The reporting party wanted to complain about her neighbor’s motion-activated light that shines in her house at night.

• Deputies were dispatched to an assault in the Eastsound area. The investigation is ongoing.

• Deputies on Orcas responded to a welfare check. The person in question was contacted and after an investigation was completed everything was found to be fine.

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of a domestic violence incident. The deputy contacted the reporting party and the possible victim who did not want to speak about the incident at the time.

Oct. 7

• An Orcas deputy responded to a report of a domestic dispute. An investigation was conducted and a report was authored and forwarded to the prosecuting attorney’s office for review.

• A Lopez deputy responded to a DUI call. The driver in question was located and failed to yield to the deputy’s lights and sirens on the road. A probable cause for a criminal citation was written.

• A deputy issued a citation to a driver in Friday Harbor for using a personal electronic device while operating a motor vehicle.

• On Orcas, a deputy was dispatched to a found property call. The property was taken and secured at the sub-station.

• A Lopez deputy responded to a residential burglary call. The investigation is ongoing.

• A deputy on Lopez provided a citizen with information on how to set up a visitation plan for the joint custody of a child.

• A San Juan deputy provided an agency assist.

• A deputy responded to an unwanted person call on Lopez. Two individuals, trespassing on private property, were arrested for residential burglary and criminal trespassing

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of a suspicious male speaking to children at a local business. Though the conversation was irregular, no crime was committed and the incident was documented.

• Deputies responded to a Lopez residence after receiving a complaint of domestic violence. It was determined to be verbal only and that no crime occurred. The involved persons separated.

• A deputy was dispatched to a disorderly conduct call in the Eastsound area. The reporting party advised that a male was laying down in the middle of the road blocking traffic. During the arrest, the individual attempted to assault the officer with a knife but was disarmed.

Oct. 8

• A Lopez deputy responded to a citizen assist call. The citizen was not at their address and does not have a telephone. The deputy was not able to assist the citizen as they were unreachable.

• An Orcas deputy issued a trespass warning letter to a person who had been causing problems at a local business.

• A backpack was found in the bathrooms at the Village Green. It was collected and booked into the property room at the Orcas Substation. No identification was found inside the backpack. The owner is unknown.

• An Eastsound business found a cell phone plugged into one of its exterior walls. It was collected and turned over to the sheriff’s office.

•A Lopez resident contacted the sheriff’s department to report a stolen bicycle. A few days later, the reporting party contacted the department to report that the bicycle had been found.

Oct. 9

• A San Juan deputy was dispatched to a weapon offense in Friday Harbor. No suspect information exists at this time; the incident was documented.

• An Orcas deputy arrested a subject for trespassing at a local business and sent a report to the prosecuting attorney’s office for review.

Oct. 10

• An Orcas deputy collected found property in the 200 block of A Street. A found property report was authored and the property was booked for safekeeping.

• A Lopez deputy received a traffic complaint about a commercial vehicle. The company owner was contacted about the issue, who assured the deputy he would speak to the driver.

• An Orcas deputy investigated a theft of diesel fuel from a business.

• An Orcas deputy authored an incident report regarding a neighbor dispute. An investigation determined no crime had been committed.

• A Lopez deputy was asked to do a standby while a vehicle was retrieved from a property. The vehicle was removed without incident.

Oct. 11

• A Lopez deputy ticketed two vehicles parked in a no-parking zone on Islandale Road. The cars were blocking a public works crew from a road improvement project.

• A San Juan deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle because the owner had a suspended driver’s license. The driver was issued a citation for operating a motor vehicle without insurance. The deputy’s report will be sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a charging decision for driving with a suspended license-third degree and an ignition interlock violation.

• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of CPR in progress at a local business. The subject was flown off the island for treatment.

• A deputy responded to a report of found property on San Juan and entered it into evidence.

• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of theft regarding an apparent scam listing via a local Facebook page. The suspect was contacted via telephone and the report will be sent to the prosecutor’s office for a charging decision for third-degree theft.

Oct. 12

• A deputy was dispatched to a citizen assist on San Juan. The deputy contacted the caller who was requesting to turn over a firearm to be destroyed. The deputy took the firearm and entered it into evidence to be destroyed.

• A deputy responded to a report of a death near Eastsound.

• On San Juan, a deputy was contacted about an unattended hit-and-run. The caller said her vehicle was damaged but she did not know where or when. The deputy took a report for insurance purposes.

• A Lopez deputy investigated a report of sheep in distress. The caller reported she was concerned because the sheep, which were tethered, were standing in a field with no shelter while it was cold and raining. It was determined the sheep were not in distress, despite the drizzling rain.

• A deputy received an item turned in as found property and entered it into evidence.

• Lopez deputies responded to a report of a sailor hanging off the side of their vessel in Shoal Bay where they observed a sailboat near a local marina. The operator, however, was clearly not in crisis and did not even appear to be wet.