The San Juan Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.
• San Juan deputy responded to a community complaint of possible animal cruelty/neglect regarding sheep. The complaint was investigated and unfounded.
• A Lopez deputy took a theft report from a resident regarding a pride flag that was taken overnight.
• A deputy on Lopez was called about an erratic driver. The driver of the vehicle was located and the vehicle was found to be overloaded.
• A deputy was dispatched to a welfare check on San Juan. When the deputy contacted the people involved, everyone was fine.
• A deputy on Orcas responded to an accident on Mt. Baker Road. The injured party was evaluated and released; however, the at-fault driver was issued a citation for not having insurance and for expired registration. There was little to no damage to both vehicles.
• A deputy on San Juan took a report of a theft from a business. Since the video surveillance was not working, there are no suspects at this time.
• Lopez deputies worked on a landlord-tenant dispute. Both parties were advised of their rights and responsibilities in the matter.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a reported theft from a local business during which $1,500 worth of items were suspected to be stolen. Most of the items were recovered and probable cause for charging the suspect with second-degree theft will be sent to the prosecutor’s office.
• A deputy spoke with a Lopez resident about a suspected anti-harassment order violation. A report was completed and forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of harassment. The incident was not criminal in nature at this time, and the reporting party was advised of possible remedies.
• A deputy was dispatched to a residential burglary call on Orcas.
• A deputy responded to a report of fraud in Friday Harbor. The caller said that an unknown person tried to cash a check on her account and the check was returned for insufficient funds. There is no suspect information or workable leads at this time.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle. The vehicle was located on the county right-of-way in a ditch and appeared to be inoperable. The vehicle was impounded.
• A deputy took a report of a theft from a local San Juan business. The juvenile suspect was contacted and issued a trespass notice.
• A deputy on Orcas stopped a speeding driver and issued them a citation for traveling 45 mph in a 35 mph zone.
• A deputy received a complaint from a Lopez resident that an unidentified person stole an item he purchased online after a FedEx employee dropped it off at a gate near his residence on Hummel Lake Road.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of theft. The victim stated they did not wish to pursue charges against the suspect but did want them trespassed from their property. A trespass letter was completed and signed by the victim.
• San Juan deputies conducted a welfare check and found the person did not need assistance.
• A Lopez resident reported the theft of a Pride flag.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of found bones. A human skull was located along with two other bones which are unknown at this time. The case is currently under investigation.
• A Lopez deputy was called to investigate a possible burglary attempt to a home near the village.
• A deputy responded to a report of trespassing in Friday Harbor. After contacting the people involved, one person was served with a trespass warning letter.
• A deputy on San Juan responded to a suspicious incident. The suspect was trespassed from a property and advised not to ask people to sell them controlled substances.
• A deputy issued a speeding driver on Orcas a citation for clocking 48 mph in a 35 mph zone.
• A driver traveling 57 mph over the posted 35 mph was stopped by a deputy and issued a citation.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of a domestic dispute. Both parties reported that no criminal act had occurred, and separated voluntarily.
• A San Juan deputy responded to a report of an animal-at-large. After the animal, a dog, was located and the owner identified, the owner said she didn’t want the dog back. The deputy then took the dog to the animal shelter.
• Deputies on Orcas responded to a report of domestic violence. Once the deputies spoke with the person who reported the incident, the deputies determined no crime was committed. An incident report was taken for documentation purposes.
• A deputy stopped and cited a driver on San Juan for exceeding the posted speed limit.
• A deputy on Orcas conducted a traffic stop near Eastsound and found the driver had a suspended license- third degree. A passenger who did have a valid license said they would drive the vehicle going forward. A probable cause statement and a report were completed.
• A San Juan community member called to report being the victim of identity theft. An unknown person opened a credit card in her name and used it on the East Coast. The deputy provided the victim with resources.
• A Lopez deputy contacted and verbally admonished an intoxicated person who was making inappropriate calls to 911. The deputy also reminded the intoxicated caller of the proper use of 911.
• A deputy was in touch with a person who found an Apple iPhone on the ground on North Beach Road. The deputy filed a found property report and the phone was booked into evidence for safekeeping.
• A Lopez deputy responded to a complaint of loud music from a residence. The homeowner was advised of the noise ordinance and the escalating fine schedule if the violations continued.
• A deputy responded to a traffic accident in Friday Harbor that turned out to be a vehicle versus bike traffic accident. The bike rider was traveling in the wrong direction on a one-way.
• A deputy arrested a local man on an active warrant issued out of San Juan County Superior Court for Assault in Violation of a Protection/No Contact Order and Assault in the fourth degree. The male was booked into jail awaiting a next-day hearing.
• San Juan deputies responded to a reported domestic incident. The suspect was located and informed that a report would be sent to the prosecutor’s office for a charging decision.
• A Lopez resident reported the theft of a Pride flag from the end of their driveway.
• San Juan deputies responded to a report of domestic violence. A man was arrested for fourth-degree domestic violence assault and was booked into jail.