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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands Jan.25-31: Death investigations, middle schooler with marijuana, thefts at Sculpture Park, single bicycle crash

San Juan County Deputies responded to 160 calls from January 25-31,2023 including: a Lopez Island Deputy responded to a drugs call. An administrator at the school confiscated a zip lock baggie containing remnants of marijuana from a middle schooler. A referral was made to juvenile services. A report was taken of possible thefts at the Roche Harbor Sculpture park. A statement was provided and an investigation is underway. A report was taken of possible thefts at the Roche Harbor Sculpture park. A statement was provided and an investigation is underway.

The disposition codes are: ACT- active; ALS-Advanced life support; BLS - Basic Life Support; CIC - citation issued; CLO - closed; FAL - false; INA - inactive; NR - no report; UNF - unfounded; GOA - gone on arrival; FTA - failure to appear.


23-000528 Accident-NonInj 06:57:07 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000529 Found Property 08:27:39 (San Juan Island) INA

23-000530 Confidential 09:55:20 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-000531 Accident-NonInj 11:24:48 (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan deputy responded to a single-vehicle collision. The driver showed no signs of impairment and the deputy assisted with traffic control until Island Tow and San Juan County Public Works cleared the roadway. A collision report was generated.

23-000532 Agency Assistance 12:48:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000533 Boating Problem 13:42:20 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000534 Boating Problem 13:59:47 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000535 Traffic Violation 14:10:28 (San Juan Island) CIC

a San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for traveling 48MPH in a posted 25MPH speed zone. The driver was issued an infraction for speed.

23-000536 Found Property 14:36:24 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000537 Controlled Substance Problem 15:38:12 (Lopez Island) CJA

a Lopez Deputy responded to a drugs call. An administrator at the school confiscated a zip lock baggie containing remnants of marijuana from a middle schooler. A referral was made to juvenile services.

23-000538 Traffic Violation 16:20:54 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000539 Traffic Violation 16:36:49 (San Juan Island) CIC

a San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle as the owner failed to obtain a Washington State driver's license within 30 days of moving. The driver was issued an infraction for no insurance.

23-000540 Noise Complaint /not dogs 16:54:08 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000541 Traffic Violation 18:18:40 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000542 Animal Noise 20:19:10 (San Juan Island) NR


23-000543 Agency Assistance 07:48:51 (Lopez Island) INA

23-000544 Breathing ALS 08:20:40 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000545 Citizen Assist 10:49:12 (Lopez Island) NR

23-000546 Property Damage, Non-Vandalism 11:02:41 D Alexander INA

an Orcas Island Deputy authored a courtesy report for a citizen regarding a civil dispute.

23-000547 Parking Problem 11:53:29 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000548 Disorderly Conduct 12:02:05 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000549 Parking Problem 12:13:17 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000550 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 13:11:18 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000551 Trouble Unknown 14:53:23 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-000552 CPR ALS 15:37:41 (Orcas Island) INA

a Deputy responded to a reported CPR in progress call on Orcas Island. Lifesaving efforts were conducted by EMS staff, but the subject was unable to be revived. The circumstances behind the death are being investigated per standard procedures.

23-000553 Traffic Violation 16:33:53 (Lopez Island) NR

23-000554 Citizen Assist 16:43:43 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000555 Parking Problem 17:43:56 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000556 Parking Problem 18:27:12 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000557 Citizen Assist 19:48:28 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000558 Confidential 20:53:20 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-000559 Trouble Unknown 21:19:04 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-000560 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 21:44:09 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000561 Traffic Violation 22:02:57 (San Juan Island) CIC

Toyota Camry was driving without headlights after dark. The driver was cited for no valid operator's license and failure to provide proof of insurance.


p> 23-000562 Trouble Unknown 00:37:31 INA

23-000564 Welfare Check 08:27:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000563 Citizen Assist 08:27:58 (San Juan Island) INA 

A deputy was contacted at the Sheriff's Office for a Citizen Assist. The person wanted to express their concerns about a civil matter. Information report taken.

23-000565 Animal at Large 09:41:24 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000566 Trespassing 09:48:50 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-000567 VIN Inspection 10:28:07 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000568 Welfare Check 12:38:50 (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan deputies responded to a welfare check. On arrival the concerned party was found to be deceased. Investigation revealed nothing suspicious; the death appeared to be natural. A Uniform Death Report was completed.

23-000569 Citizen Assist 13:30:49 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000570 Traffic Violation 14:57:58 (Lopez Island) NR

23-000571 Trauma ALS 15:04:04 (Orcas Island) CLO 

San Juan County Sheriff Personnel and Orcas Island Fire and Rescue responded to a reported bicyclist down on Deer Harbor Road. Upon arrival, it was discovered the bicyclist was involved in a single bicycle collision with no vehicles involved. He was transported to a medical facility.

23-000572 Citizen Assist 15:16:30 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000573 Sick or Injured Animal 15:44:57 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000574 Fraud 16:49:18 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-000575 Traffic Violation 17:38:21 (Lopez Island) CIC 

Lopez Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle speeding on Fisherman Bay Road near Woodmen Hall. The driver was issued an infraction for speed.

23-000576 Accident-NonInj 18:33:39 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000577 Alarm 19:14:59 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000578 Traffic Violation 20:04:09 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputy observed a driver driving with a suspended driver's license. The driver was later cited for DWLS 3rd degree and driving without an ignition interlock device.

23-000579 Traffic Violation 21:06:44 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000580 Welfare Check 22:22:08 (Orcas Island) NR


23-000581 Traffic Violation 00:32:38 (San Juan Island) CIC

San Juan deputy stopped a vehicle for traveling 59MPH in a posted 45MPH speed zone. The driver was issued an infraction for speed.

23-000582 Alarm 04:20:18 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000583 Malicious Mischief 08:40:34 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputy was dispatched to a Malicious Mischief in the Friday Harbor area. Unknown persons had "tagged" the street and other locations. Photos taken along with a report.

23-000584 Trouble Unknown 09:43:50 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000585 Citizen Assist 10:04:17 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000586 Accident-NonInj 10:10:23 (Orcas Island) INA

23-000587 Alarm 11:49:55 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000588 Traffic Violation 12:25:24 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputy observed a driver driving with a suspended driver's license and no ignition interlock, a day after being cited for the same offenses. The driver was located on 02/01/2023 and was issued citations for DWLS 3rd degree and driving without an ignition interlock device.

23-000589 Citizen Assist 12:47:04 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000590 Citizen Assist 13:09:10 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy on San Juan Island responded to a walk in traffic complaint. A statement was taken and the citizen was advised to call in if the event happened again.

23-000592 Welfare Check 13:51:28 (Orcas Island) INA 

Deputy responded to a report of a welfare check on Orcas Island as the subjects mother hadn't been able to get ahold of her. The subject was found to be alive and well.

23-000591 Traffic Violation 13:59:04 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000593 Traffic Violation 14:58:51 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000594 Traffic Violation 15:05:29 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000595 Boating Problem 15:19:12 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000596 Death Investigation 15:19:42 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputies responded to a Friday Harbor residence for a death investigation. The subject was found deceased with no foul play apparent.

23-000597 Accident-NonInj 16:27:43 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000598 Traffic Hazard 17:46:39 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000599 Trespassing 17:58:23 (Orcas Island) INA

23-000600 Traffic Violation 19:23:12 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000601 Traffic Violation 19:49:40 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000602 Wanted Person 20:02:51 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000603 Traffic Violation 20:59:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000604 Trouble Unknown 21:05:04 UNF

23-000605 Traffic Hazard 21:08:22 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000606 Traffic Hazard 21:40:09 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000607 Wanted Person 22:29:19 (San Juan Island) CAA 

San Juan deputy observed a person with a warrant walking on a sidewalk. The deputy attempted to arrest the individual for the felony warrant and a foot pursuit ensued, with the suspect climbing multiple fences into private properties. Deputies were unable to locate the individual again.

23-000608 Traffic Violation 22:48:32 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000609 Wanted Person 23:36:26 (San Juan Island) CAA 

San Juan deputy located an individual with a felony warrant and several misdemeanor warrants while searching for another individual who also had a felony warrant. The individual was placed under arrest and was booked into jail.

23-000610 Accident-Injury, Traffic 23:58:07 (Orcas Island) CAA

At approximately midnight a deputy responded to a reported vehicle collision on Orcas Island. Further investigation revealed probable cause to believe the male driver was impaired. The driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.


23-000611 Boating Problem 08:28:31 (Lopez Island) NR

23-000612 Death Investigation 08:30:01 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000613 Noise Complaint /not dogs 11:56:43 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000614 Traffic Violation 12:26:54 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000615 Domestic Dispute or Assault 13:30:51 (Orcas Island) CAA On 01/29/2023, Deputies on Orcas Island responded to a reported domestic assault. The suspect was arrested for assault in the fourth degree, domestic violence and arrested for an outstanding warrant.

23-000616 Mental Health 13:38:48 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000617 Traffic Violation 14:32:34 (San Juan Island) INA On 01/29/2023 an Acura Legend was stopped for speeding on Douglas Road. The driver was given an infraction for 20mph over the speed limit and for failure to provide proof of insurance.

23-000618 Weapons Offense 14:41:58 (San Juan Island) INA On the reporting deputy was dispatched to a Weapons Offense. The person calling believed one of their livestock had been shot. After an investigation and examination, it was discovered the animal was not shot. Informational report taken.

23-000619 Traffic Violation 15:16:44 (San Juan Island) INA

23-000620 Traffic Violation 16:57:04 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000621 Traffic Violation 17:10:17 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000622 Traffic Violation 17:31:00 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000623 Traffic Violation 18:00:42 (San Juan Island) CIC On 01/29/2023 a Chevy Cruze was stopped on Bailer Hill Road for exceeding the speed limit. The driver was given an infraction for speed.

23-000624 Traffic Violation 18:35:22 (San Juan Island) NR  

23-000638 Animal at Large 12:03:43 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000639 Citizen Assist 12:04:55 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000640 Vicious Animal 12:17:00 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000641 Traffic Violation 12:30:17 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000642 Traffic Hazard 12:53:16 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000643 Theft 13:06:34 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000644 Trouble Unknown 13:31:58 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-000645 Area Check 13:53:05 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000646 Trespassing 13:55:48 (Orcas Island) CAA On 01-30-23 a deputy on Orcas responded to a theft of plants taken from private property near Eastsound. After an investigation was completed and video footage was reviewed the suspect was positively identified. They will be arrested for theft in the third degree once located.

23-000647 Communications Problem 14:32:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000648 Citizen Assist 14:58:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000649 Mental Health 15:05:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000650 Traffic Violation 15:29:14 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000651 Animal at Large 15:40:52 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000652 Traffic Violation 15:47:57 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000653 Traffic Violation 15:54:40 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000654 Threats 16:24:10 (San Juan Island) INA On A Deputy on San Juan Island took a threats report in Friday Harbor. Further investigation will be conducted. A report was completed.

23-000655 Wanted Person 17:07:18 (San Juan Island) CAA On 1/30/2023 deputies on San Juan Island were dispatched to a possible wanted person at a grocery store. After a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody.

23-000656 Trouble Unknown 17:17:01 UNF

23-000657 Missing Person 17:58:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000658 Traffic Violation 20:58:24 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000659 Parking Problem 21:28:36 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000660 Traffic Violation 21:35:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000661 Parking Problem 21:35:28 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000662 Parking Problem 21:39:51 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000663 Parking Problem 21:43:20 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000664 Parking Problem 21:46:55 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000665 Parking Problem 21:58:41 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000666 Parking Problem 22:01:06 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000668 Illegal Fireworks 22:06:54 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000667 Traffic Violation 22:07:55 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000669 Traffic Violation 22:37:57 (San Juan Island) NR


23-000670 Found Property 09:00:26 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000671 Lost Property 10:13:06 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000672 Court Order Violation 10:17:38 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000673 Trespassing 10:33:59 (San Juan Island) INA 

Two male guests of the Earthbox Inn was trespassed from their property due to an incident the night before.

23-000674 Unwanted Person 11:07:18 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000675 Harassment 11:17:56 (San Juan Island) INA A report of Harassment was taken. Determined to be civil.

23-000676 Missing Person 12:16:23 (San Juan Island) INA

23-000677 Fraud 13:15:54 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-000678 Theft 13:17:35 (San Juan Island) INA

A report was taken of possible thefts at the Roche Harbor Sculpture park. A statement was provided and an investigation is underway.

23-000679 Death Investigation 13:43:01 (Orcas Island) INA 

A deputy on Orcas conducted a death investigation.

23-000680 Found Property 13:50:13 (Orcas Island) INA

23-000681 Trouble Unknown 14:34:17 (San Juan Island) NR

23-000682 Missing Person 15:06:27 (Orcas Island) INA

a Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a missing person complaint. The missing person was located later that day.

23-000683 Agency Assistance 16:43:05 (Orcas Island) NR

23-000684 Civil Problem 16:57:59 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island attempted to serve a court order via e-mail as permitted by the courts. The Deputy had previously served court documents to the respondent via e-mail, but this time was unsuccessful. It appeared as though the recipient had blocked the Deputy's e-mail address.

23-000685 Animal at Large 16:59:08 (San Juan Island) INA

a Deputy in Friday Harbor received a report of a dog at large. The dog was picked up by the Deputy and returned home. A dog at large warning letter was issued to the owners.

23-000686 Burglary - Residential 18:13:10 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-000687 Citizen Assist 18:13:41 (Orcas Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 160

Last modified onWednesday, 08 February 2023 07:08

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