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San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log August 16-22: Body found in water, fire on Lopez Island, double fatality car crash, DV assaults...

San Juan County Deputies responded to 228 calls from August 16-22, 2023 including: The Sheriff's Office responded to a deceased person in the water off Center Island. The unknown subject was recovered and the case is currently under investigation. A San Juan Island deputy responded to a report of a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway. The deputy arrived and observed two occupants slumped over with aluminum foil on the driver's lap. The two were awoken and the driver was arrested for DUI - Drugs. They admitted to smoking fentanyl. An Orcas Island Deputy assisted the Loudon County Sheriff's Office in Tennessee with a fraud investigation. Money was recovered during a fraud investigation and returned to the victim who is an Orcas Island resident. A Lopez resident called for assistance with a computer issue. They were directed to appropriate resources.

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.


23-006615 Citizen Assist 07:22:01 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-006616 Traffic Violation 07:33:03 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006617 Agency Assistance 07:46:27 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006618 Animal at Large 08:10:31 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a dog-at-large complaint. The owner had recently installed an electronic fence. The Deputy opted to issue a warning in lieu of an infraction.

23-006619 Welfare Check 09:14:01 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-006620 Trouble Unknown 09:19:02 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006621 Abandoned Vehicle 10:30:04 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-006622 Alarm 10:49:19 NR

23-006623 Unwanted Person 11:40:16 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-006624 Theft 12:07:29 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-006625 Citizen Assist 12:33:58 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006626 Traffic Hazard 12:50:15 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-006627 Accident-NonInj 12:54:56 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006628 Parking Problem 13:58:31 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006629 Noise Complaint /not dogs 14:07:34 UNF

23-006630 Assault - Body Force 14:11:53 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island received a report of an assault that occurred at the fairgrounds. The investigation showed that there was no probable cause for arrest but the suspect was removed from the grounds by their employer.

23-006631 Parking Problem 14:39:13 (Orcas Island) INA

23-006632 Trouble Unknown 14:59:30 INA

23-006633 Traffic Violation 15:15:54 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006634 Accident-HitRun 16:05:35 (San Juan Island) CAA

23-006635 Traffic Violation 16:59:21 (Lopez Island) CAA

San Juan Island Deputies stopped an individual for a Suspended Driver's License 3rd Degree. An infraction for DWLS 3rd Degree was issued and additional warnings were given. The incident was documented.

23-006636 Alarm 17:29:49 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006637 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 18:28:08 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006638 Sick or Injured Animal 18:32:39 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006639 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 18:33:28 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006640 Welfare Check 18:45:37 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006641 Animal at Large 19:30:03 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006642 Court Order Violation 19:36:14 (Lopez Island) INA

San Juan Island Deputies were dispatch to the Fairgrounds for an Order Violation. It was determined that the order was not violated. The incident was documented.

23-006643 Noise Complaint /not dogs 21:06:53 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006644 Traffic Violation 21:15:01 (Lopez Island) CIC

San Juan Deputies stopped and individual for speeding 59mph in a posted 45mph. An infraction was given for the speed and the incident was documented.

23-006645 Harassment 21:15:54 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006646 Noise Complaint /not dogs 22:09:39 (Lopez Island) NR


23-006647 Welfare Check 07:13:22 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006648 Alarm 07:21:10 INA

23-006649 Agency Assistance 07:48:00 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy assisted the Loudon County Sheriff's Office in Tennessee with a fraud investigation. Money was recovered during a fraud investigation and returned to the victim who is an Orcas Island resident.

23-006650 Traffic Violation 08:32:16 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006651 Animal at Large 08:33:14 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-006652 Animal at Large 08:42:51 NR

23-006653 VIN Inspection 09:18:33 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-006654 Trouble Unknown 09:24:48 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006655 Citizen Assist 09:40:30 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006656 Sex Offender Registration 10:39:26 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006657 Sick or Injured Animal 10:41:42 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006658 Unwanted Person 11:01:04 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006659 Sex Offender Registration 11:24:35 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006660 Sex Offender Registration 11:39:43 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006661 Traffic Hazard 12:07:33 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006662 Sex Offender Registration 12:11:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006663 Unwanted Person 12:39:23 INA

23-006664 Citizen Assist 13:03:58 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006666 Citizen Dispute 13:59:57 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006665 Citizen Assist 14:01:12 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006667 Parking Problem 14:02:59 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006668 Welfare Check 15:34:35 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006669 Theft 17:04:14 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Deputy responded to a theft call. A Lopez individual reported that a wallet was stolen out of their vehicle, which was left unlocked at a park. A report was taken.

23-006670 Citizen Assist 17:41:43 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006671 Unconscious BLS 18:49:13 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006672 Trouble Unknown 20:35:03 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006673 Welfare Check 20:55:42 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006674 Sick or Injured Animal 20:56:35 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006675 Citizen Dispute 21:17:41 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-006676 Animal at Large 21:19:51 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006677 Animal Noise 21:23:47 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006678 Welfare Check 22:31:42 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006679 Theft 23:54:53 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-006680 Unwanted Person 23:56:53 (Lopez Island) INA

San Juan Deputies were dispatched to Roche Harbor for an Unwanted Person Call. The individual was arrested for Harassment and the incident was documented.


23-006681 Domestic Dispute or Assault 00:53:33 (Lopez Island) CAA

San Juan deputies responded to a report of a domestic. A male was arrested for assault in the second degree - DV. He was booked into jail and the victim was transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

23-006682 Welfare Check 01:52:42 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006683 Traffic Hazard 06:43:07 INA

23-006684 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 06:51:38 (Lopez Island) INA

23-006685 Alarm 07:29:06 UNF

23-006686 Civil Problem 08:21:44 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006687 Citizen Assist 09:18:11 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006688 Harassment 10:34:22 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006689 Citizen Assist 10:40:58 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-006690 Animal at Large 10:51:11 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006691 Threats 11:01:47 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-006692 Animal Bite 11:03:59 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006693 Citizen Dispute 11:08:20 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez deputy completed a report to document another incident in a long running landlord / tenant dispute.

23-006694 Animal at Large 11:10:50 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006695 Trouble Unknown 11:18:46 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006696 Citizen Assist 11:20:04 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006697 Citizen Assist 13:07:47 (Lopez Island) ACT

23-006698 Citizen Assist 13:09:49 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006699 Death Investigation 13:12:57 (San Juan Island) ACT

The Sheriff's Office responded to a deceased person in the water off Center Island. The unknown subject was recovered and the case is currently under investigation.

23-006700 Welfare Check 13:35:15 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006701 Boating Problem 13:58:05 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez resident report a possible case of reckless boating on Lopez Sound.

23-006702 Boating Problem 14:05:00 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006703 Traffic Violation 14:49:16 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006704 Vehicle Prowl 15:20:51 (Lopez Island) INA

23-006705 Agency Assistance 15:36:39 (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Island Deputy responded to Snowberry Ln. for an Agency Assist call of a Uhaul truck that was reported stolen. An investigation was conducted, the was truck recovered and returned to Uhaul. No crime was committed.

23-006706 Traffic Hazard 15:46:30 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Deputy responded when a sheep wandered onto Center Road. The Deputy encouraged the sheep to go home by waving his arms around.

23-006707 Trouble Unknown 16:47:36 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006708 Alarm 17:08:17 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006709 Fish & Game Violation 17:15:21 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006710 Found Property 17:21:24 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006711 Fall BLS 18:17:47 (Lopez Island) NR

Lopez EMS and Deputies responded when an intoxicated passenger fell out of a vehicle, hurting her head. EMS administered care and the individual was airlifted to a hospital.

23-006712 Citizen Assist 18:24:01 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-006713 Citizen Assist 18:32:51 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006714 Alcohol Offense 19:21:42 (San Juan Island) CAA

Deputies on San Juan Island responded to a report of an intoxicated female about to drive a vehicle with children inside. The female was ultimately issued a criminal citation for operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device. A report was completed.

23-006715 Boating Problem 20:46:48 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006716 DUI 21:35:41 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006718 Trouble Unknown 21:44:47 UNF

23-006719 Alarm 21:50:50 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-006717 Animal at Large 21:51:45 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006720 Burn Investigation 22:30:27 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006721 Person Shot 22:52:19 (Orcas Island) NR


23-006722 Accident-NonInj 03:24:43 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported and two vehicles were towed from the scene.

23-006723 Domestic Dispute or Assault 08:37:19 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Domestic in the San Juan Island area. The deputy arrived and contacted the people involved. One of the people was in a mental health crisis. The deputy was able to calm the situation. Report taken.

23-006724 Animal at Large 09:11:28 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006725 Traffic Violation 09:25:26 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006726 Welfare Check 10:54:40 (Lopez Island) INA

An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to a local business for a reported lost and disoriented individual. The subjects spouse was contacted and he was returned home without incident.

23-006727 Trouble Unknown 10:57:13 UNF

23-006728 Unwanted Person 11:42:15 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006729 Citizen Assist 12:42:23 (Lopez Island) INA

An Orcas Island deputy was dispatched to an animal problem. A report was taken.

23-006730 Alarm 13:20:55 NR

23-006731 Trespassing 13:22:27 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006734 CPR ALS 13:26:29 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006732 Noise Complaint /not dogs 13:41:56 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006733 Sick or Injured Animal 13:43:27 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006735 Noise Complaint /not dogs 14:48:37 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006736 Traffic Violation 14:59:13 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006737 Traffic Hazard 15:25:42 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006738 Traffic Violation 15:45:14 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006739 Weapons Offense 15:48:21 (San Juan Island) INA

A juvenile was reported to have brandished a knife at the San Juan County Fair. Their parent was located; they said they would bring the juvenile to the Sheriff's booth. They did not do so. As the victims did not wish to pursue charges, the case was forwarded to Superior Court Services.

23-006740 Sex Offender Registration 15:52:49 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006741 Alcohol Offense 16:25:07 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006742 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 16:25:19 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006743 Sex Offender Registration 16:32:43 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006744 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 16:53:09 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006745 Trespassing 17:14:14 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006746 Traffic Violation 18:14:49 (Orcas Island) NR

Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for speeding, 40 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone.

23-006748 Malicious Mischief 18:15:50 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a report of vandalism on a motorcycle. A report was taken.

23-006747 Traffic Violation 18:20:06 (Orcas Island) CIC

23-006750 Trespassing 18:25:30 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006749 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 18:26:40 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006751 Traffic Violation 18:32:32 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006752 Animal at Large 19:27:07 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006753 Animal at Large 20:35:33 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006754 Traffic Violation 21:10:18 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006755 Traffic Violation 21:37:11 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006756 Noise Complaint /not dogs 21:52:13 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006757 Sick or Injured Animal 22:02:42 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006758 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 22:49:57 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-006759 Weapons Noise 23:03:01 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-006760 Traffic Violation 23:19:05 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006761 Traffic Violation 23:35:38 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006762 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 23:49:59 (San Juan Island) CAA

San Juan deputy responded to a report of a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway. The deputy arrived and observed two occupants slumped over with aluminum foil on the driver's lap. The two were awoken and the driver was arrested for DUI - Drugs. They admitted to smoking fentanyl.


23-006763 Accident-NonInj 00:36:31 (San Juan Island) CAA

23-006764 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 01:32:12 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006765 Agency Assistance 01:51:22 UNF

23-006766 Welfare Check 05:13:19 UNF

23-006767 Animal at Large 06:02:11 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006768 Boating Problem 07:05:58 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006769 Citizen Assist 07:41:48 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006770 Traffic Violation 09:03:00 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006771 Citizen Assist 09:56:49 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006772 Abandoned Vehicle 11:15:21 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to an Abandoned Vehicle in the Friday Harbor area. The reporting deputy located a single vehicle, partially parked in the roadway. Deputy was unable to locate the owner and vehicle was removed by Tow. Report taken.

23-006773 Traffic Violation 11:31:59 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006774 Trespassing 11:44:54 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006775 Found Property 13:18:53 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006776 Animal Noise 14:47:08 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006777 Trouble Unknown 14:58:00 (Lopez Island) INA

23-006778 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:47:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006779 Traffic Violation 17:01:32 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006780 Found Property 17:23:02 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006781 Animal Noise 17:40:20 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006782 Accident-NonInj 17:58:12 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006783 Welfare Check 18:10:56 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006784 Malicious Mischief 19:39:43 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006785 Citizen Dispute 19:48:39 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006786 Sick or Injured Animal 20:30:59 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez resident report an animal problem. The deputy will gather information from other neighbors as part of the investigation.

23-006787 Domestic Dispute or Assault 20:49:22 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputies on San Juan Island responded to a report of a domestic incident in Friday Harbor. After talking with the involved parties, it was determined to be a dispute between two juvenile children. A report was completed.

23-006788 Boating Problem 21:41:46 UNF


23-006789 Traffic Violation 07:20:43 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006790 Alarm 08:16:52 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006791 Civil Problem 08:31:32 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006792 Citizen Assist 09:50:07 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez resident called for assistance with a computer issue.  They were directed to appropriate resources.

23-006793 Vicious Animal 09:51:29 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006794 Fraud 10:51:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006795 Threats 11:25:29 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-006796 Civil Problem 11:26:29 (Lopez Island) ACT

23-006797 Fraud 12:41:14 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a report of fraudulent activity. A report was taken.

23-006798 Boating Problem 12:57:40 UNF

23-006800 Citizen Assist 13:02:34 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006799 Found Property 13:03:18 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006801 Found Property 13:37:22 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to collect property that had been left at the county fair. The property was booked into the evidence room.

23-006802 Traffic Violation 13:46:47 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006803 Burglary,NonRes 14:53:10 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006804 Agency Assistance 15:18:51 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006805 Civil Problem 15:38:17 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006806 Alarm 16:18:00 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-006807 Animal Noise 16:23:05 INA

23-006808 Accident-HitRun 16:44:44 (Orcas Island) INA

23-006809 Trouble Unknown 17:49:04 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006810 Trouble Unknown 18:30:11 UNF

23-006811 Traffic Violation 18:45:38 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006812 Lost Property 19:15:40 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a lost phone. The owner was able to track the phone to an approximate location. The Deputy was able to locate the phone and submitted it into evidence for safe keeping. A report was completed.

23-006813 Found Property 20:01:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006814 Animal at Large 20:35:11 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006815 Trouble Unknown 21:45:46 UNF

23-006816 Traffic Violation 21:56:10 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006817 Traffic Violation 22:06:13 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006818 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 23:05:10 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006819 Unwanted Person 23:37:04 (Orcas Island) NR


23-006820 Accident, Fatal Traffic 05:41:49 (Orcas Island) ACT

All units available on Orcas responded to a vehicle accident with fatalities. The investigation is ongoing.

23-006821 Welfare Check 08:06:20 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006822 Alarm 08:39:44 (San Juan Island) FAL

23-006823 Trespassing 09:47:32 UNF

23-006824 Welfare Check 10:43:17 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006825 Parking Problem 10:54:22 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006826 Burn Investigation 11:11:54 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006827 Malicious Mischief 11:19:18 (Lopez Island) ACT


Lopez Island Deputies were dispatched to Vandalism Call. The investigation is ongoing, and the incident was documented.

23-006828 Vicious Animal 11:53:16 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-006829 Kidnapping 12:15:20 (San Juan Island) UNF

The Sheriff's Office received a report from an outside agency of a possible kidnapping suspect and victim in our area. The case was investigated and unfounded. A report was taken and provided to the other agency.

23-006830 Animal Bite 12:35:31 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Island Deputies were dispatched to an Animal Bite. The incident was documented.

23-006831 Traffic Enforcement 13:38:54 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006832 Citizen Assist 13:48:44 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006833 Traffic Hazard 14:23:41 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006834 Traffic Violation 14:26:14 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006835 Agency Assistance 14:49:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006836 Communications Problem 16:26:27 (San Juan Island) NR

23-006837 Structure Fire 16:47:29 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Deputies responded with Lopez Fire to a reported wildland fire. DNR dispatched a helicopter to assist. Arriving units located a fully involved structure fire, that was spreading into the nearby trees. The fire was extinguished without incident. The cause is still under investigation.

23-006838 Traffic Violation 17:39:16 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-006839 Accident-NonInj 17:50:21 (San Juan Island) CAA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of a hit and run, vehicle versus pedestrian. The driver of the vehicle was located, taken into custody and booked into jail. A report was completed.

23-006840 Unconscious ALS 20:20:09 (Orcas Island) NR

23-006841 Agency Assistance 21:00:27 (Lopez Island) NR

23-006842 Animal at Large 21:44:50 (Orcas Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 228

Last modified onThursday, 24 August 2023 22:17

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