Stealing on Sucia; crab condo crook; firecracker fracas | Sheriff’s Log

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

July 19

• A deputy met with a Lopez resident regarding a theft complaint. An investigation was conducted and a report was completed.

• A Lopez man reported that his vehicle was damaged in a hit-and-run collision near the man’s workplace.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a reported arson that occurred at a local camp. The investigation continues.

• A deputy received a call about a theft. The caller reported she located one of the items taken in a previous theft. The deputy help return the item to its owner.

• A Lopez Island deputy contacted a Seattle man regarding crabbing season regulations in the San Juan Islands. Information about the limited season was provided.

• A deputy was dispatched to a domestic dispute in the Friday Harbor area. After investigating the incident, one subject was arrested for assault in the fourth degree, domestic violence.

• A citizen reported an electronic device was stolen from a park in Friday Harbor.

July 20

• A Friday Harbor resident came to the office to report a fraudulent withdrawal from her KeyBank account. On July 7, $1,000 was withdrawn from the Magnolia branch by an unknown person. She has alerted the KeyBank fraud division and closed her account.

• A Friday Harbor resident called to report her boyfriend as a missing person since Tuesday. A missing person form was filled out, pictures were obtained and deputies searched for the subject without success.

• An Orcas deputy was contacted about a hit-and-run accident that had occurred during the prior week.

• A Lopez deputy responded to an illegal dumping and theft of services complaint at the Lopez Solid Waste facility, while it was closed. An investigation was completed and the suspect, who claimed ignorance, agreed to pay for the waste he had dumped.

• An Orcas deputy responded to a request for a call back regarding a suspicious incident that occurred between July 12 and 19. No crime was committed.

• Orcas deputies responded to a report of a wanted person traveling in a vehicle on Orcas Road. A traffic stop was conducted and the passenger was arrested for an outstanding warrant and the driver was cited for driving with a suspended license in the third degree and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

• Orcas deputies responded to the Eastsound area with fire and EMS personnel to a non-injury rollover vehicle accident.

July 21

• A Lopez deputy was dispatched to a dog at-large. The dog was returned to its owner and a warning letter was issued.

• A deputy was dispatched to a reported theft at Sucia Island.

• A deputy received a report of an apparent residential burglary in Eastsound. Approximately $900 dollars was missing from the home. The case is under further investigation.

• A citizen contacted a deputy about harassment on social media. A deputy settled this incident without further law enforcement action.

• In Friday Harbor a body was discovered. It turned out to be a person missing since July 18. The death was an apparent suicide and family was notified.

July 22

• An Orcas deputy responded a citizen advised a deputy of a traffic hazard near Olga. The deputy responded and discovered a motor home had become stuck and caused damage to the county road.

• A Lopez deputy was called to investigate an abuse of a dog. The incident remains under investigation.

• A San Juan deputy was dispatched to a “trouble unknown” call. The deputy determined the incident was a verbal domestic dispute and the parties were separated.

July 23

• An Orcas deputy responded to a welfare check of an Eastsound resident. After a preliminary investigation, one of the parties agreed to let the subject of the welfare check spend the night at their residence. A report was made and referred to Compass Health MHP.

• A passport and Republic of Kenya driver’s license was turned into the sheriff’s office.

July 24

• A Friday Harbor resident called to report a firecracker had been set off in her mailbox. The mailbox was undamaged and the firecracker was just shreds of paper. There was no other evidence.

• A Friday Harbor resident called to report the theft of his vehicle sometime between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Deputies found the vehicle at 9 a.m. undamaged and missing a reported $50 in items. There was no physical evidence and there are no suspects at this time.

• A Friday Harbor resident called to ask for a welfare check on a friend. Deputies contacted the person, who already had other friends with her. They were put in contact with the proper agencies.

• An Orcas deputy responded to the Olga area on a reported hit and run collision. It was discovered that the damage to a vehicle was most likely a vandalism and had not been struck by another vehicle. The case is under further investigation.

• A Cape San Juan resident reported the theft of nine live crabs from his “crab condo” tied to the Cape San Juan docks. The reporting party is searching for any possible suspects.

• A driver was stopped and cited in Eastsound for driving with an invalid license.

• A deputy initiated a traffic stop in Friday Harbor. The driver was issued citations for not having a valid operator’s license and failure to wear a seatbelt.

July 25

• A Lopez deputy stopped and cited a driver on Fisherman Bay Road for speeding.

• A Lopez deputy stopped a motorist and issued a ticket after he saw him speeding just north of the Lopez Village.

• A Lopez deputy stopped a driver and issued a ticket after he saw the vehicle operator speeding on Fisherman Bay Road.

• An Orcas Island deputy responded to a welfare check on a woman who had not been seen or heard from in several months. It is undetermined where the woman may be. An investigation is being conducted.

• A San Juan deputy issued a driver a citation for exceeding the post speed limit.

• A citizen reported being harassed at the Roche Harbor Resort.

• A San Juan citizen reported an unknown person was siphoning gas from her pick-up truck.

• A deputy investigated a report of a domestic dispute on San Juan. The incident was verbal only and settled by the officer.