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Sheriff's Log San Juan Islands October 4-10, 2023: Deputy attacked, crab pots stolen, domestic violence

San Juan County Deputies responded to 172 calls from October 4-10, 2023 including: San Juan Island deputies stopped a vehicle in Friday Harbor for speeding. After the arresting deputy was spit on and struck in the face multiple times with a closed fist, the individual was tased and taken into custody. The individual was booked for several felony and misdemeanor charges. | A Lopez individual reported his father selling his four-wheeler to cover rent expenses. The matter was determined to be civil. | A San Juan Island deputy was contacted about a Theft. The person reported several crab pots had been stolen after being set.

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.


23-007951 Sick or Injured Animal 05:54:08 NR

23-007952 Traffic Violation 08:54:55 (San Juan Island) NR

23-007953 Sick or Injured Animal 08:58:53 (Orcas Island) NR

23-007954 Abandoned Vehicle 09:32:14 (Orcas Island) UNF

23-007955 Civil Problem 09:42:30 (Orcas Island) NR

23-007956 Accident-NonInj 10:01:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-007957 Traffic Violation 10:28:48 (San Juan Island) NR

23-007958 Citizen Assist 10:44:55 (Orcas Island) NR

23-007959 Disorderly Conduct 11:40:17 (San Juan Island) NR 

A San Juan Deputy made contact with an intoxicated individual who was yelling and causing a disturbance at the ferry landing. It was determined he was not yelling at anyone in particular. A report was made and forwarded to the courts for a probation violation.

23-007960 Wanted Person 12:27:29 (San Juan Island) CAA

A deputy on San Juan Island took custody of an individual who was turning himself in on multiple criminal trespass warrants. The subject was arrested and booked into the San Juan County jail.

23-007961 DUI 12:44:13 (San Juan Island) NR

23-007962 Missing Person 12:45:08 (Lopez Island) INA 

A Lopez Deputy responded to a missing person call. The case was referred to a neighboring county.

23-007963 Theft 13:26:42 (San Juan Island) INA

23-007964 Theft 14:02:03 (Orcas Island) NR

23-007965 Citizen Assist 14:13:18 (Lopez Island) NR

23-007966 Abandoned Vehicle 14:53:00 (Orcas Island) NR

23-007967 Trouble Unknown 15:39:30 (Lopez Island) NR

23-007968 Trespassing 15:47:28 (San Juan Island) INA

23-007969 Abandoned Vehicle 16:17:30 (Lopez Island) NR

23-007970 Traffic Violation 16:27:34 (Lopez Island) NR

23-007971 Citizen Assist 17:00:31 (Lopez Island) NR

23-007972 Citizen Assist 18:03:55 (Orcas Island) NR

23-007973 Traffic Violation 18:27:08 (Lopez Island) NR

23-007974 Found Property 18:44:37 NR

23-007976 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 18:49:51 (Lopez Island) NR

23-007975 Traffic Violation 18:50:25 (Lopez Island) NR

23-007977 Traffic Violation 19:32:54 (Lopez Island) CIC

A San Juan Island Deputy stopped a vehicle in the 3500 Block of San Juan Valley Rd. The driver was subsequently issued an infraction for no valid operator's license with identification and no insurance. Additional warnings were given.

23-007978 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 21:06:13 (Lopez Island) NR

23-007979 Injury 21:46:48 (Lopez Island) ACT


23-007980 Heart BLS 03:31:02 UNF

23-007981 Agency Assistance 05:40:43 (San Juan Island) INA

23-007982 Welfare Check 05:48:47 (San Juan Island) NR

23-007983 Animal at Large 07:50:24 NR

23-007984 Traffic Violation 09:08:50 (San Juan Island) NR

23-007985 Trespassing 09:42:33 (San Juan Island) INA

23-007986 Trespassing 10:27:53 (San Juan Island) NR

23-007987 Citizen Assist 10:43:29 (San Juan Island) NR

23-007988 Citizen Assist 10:45:47 (San Juan Island) NR

23-007989 Weapon Safekeeping 11:45:15 (San Juan Island) INA 

A deputy was dispatched to a Safekeeping in the San Juan Island area. The person wished to turn over three weapons to the Sheriff's Office to be destroyed. The deputy recovered the weapons and entered them into evidence for destruction. Report taken.

23-007990 Citizen Assist 11:57:36 (San Juan Island) NR

23-007993 CPR ALS 12:09:17 (Lopez Island) INA

Lopez Deputies and Lopez EMS responded when an individual was found not breathing in their home. EMS attempted to administer aid, but the individual had already passed away.

23-007991 Accident-NonInj 12:26:33 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-007992 Civil Problem 12:37:47 (Lopez Island) NR 

A Lopez individual reported his father selling his four-wheeler to cover rent expenses. The matter was determined to be civil.

23-007994 Citizen Assist 13:25:06 (San Juan Island) NR

23-007995 Agency Assistance 15:05:41 (San Juan Island) NR

23-007996 Traffic Violation 15:45:43 (Lopez Island) NR

23-007997 Mental Health 17:46:56 (Lopez Island) NR

23-007998 Citizen Assist 18:02:18 (Lopez Island) NR

23-007999 Welfare Check 19:03:13 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008000 Traffic Violation 19:41:05 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008001 Traffic Violation 20:02:41 (Lopez Island) CIC

San Juan Island Deputies stopped a vehicle on University Road. The driver was issued an infraction for speeding 44 MPH in a posted 25 MPH zone.

23-008002 DUI 20:04:09 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008003 CPR ALS 20:34:58 CLO 

San Juan Island Deputies were dispatched to a Death Investigation. Deputies investigated the scene, and the death appears to be of natural causes. Evan's Funeral Home was contacted, and the incident was documented.

23-008004 Noise Complaint /not dogs 21:09:03 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008005 Noise Complaint /not dogs 23:08:50 (San Juan Island) NR


23-008006 Found Property 07:18:24 (San Juan Island) INA

23-008007 Accident-NonInj 07:42:56 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy responded to a non-injury, property damage only traffic collision that occurred on the 2700 block of Orcas Rd.

23-008009 Civil Problem 09:48:56 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008008 Traffic Violation 09:49:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008010 Burglary,NonRes 11:16:38 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008011 Traffic Violation 11:28:24 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008012 Citizen Assist 11:46:19 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008013 Welfare Check 12:21:58 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008014 Traffic Violation 12:31:56 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008015 Confidential 12:53:06 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-008016 Agency Assistance 13:30:06 (Lopez Island) CAN

At the request of a local mental health agency, Lopez Deputies took an individual into custody to be transported to a hospital for violating a court order.

23-008017 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 14:02:25 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008018 Missing Person 14:03:36 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-008019 Agency Assistance 14:10:44 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-008020 Domestic Dispute or Assault 15:08:00 (Orcas Island) CJA

Deputies on Orcas Island responded to a domestic incident involving a juvenile suspect. A report was forwarded to Juvenile Court Services.

23-008021 Trespassing 15:55:34 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-008022 Weapons Noise 16:18:49 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008023 Traffic Violation 17:05:12 (Lopez Island) CAA

San Juan Island deputies stopped a vehicle in Friday Harbor for speeding. After the arresting deputy was spit on and struck in the face multiple times with a closed fist, the individual was tased and taken into custody. The individual was booked for several felony and misdemeanor charges.

23-008024 Domestic Dispute or Assault 17:30:07 (San Juan Island) CAA 

A deputy was dispatched to a Domestic in the San Juan Island area. The deputy arrived and spoke with the people involved. One person was arrested for Assault 4th DV. Report taken.

23-008025 Citizen Assist 17:48:11 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008026 Citizen Assist 18:52:05 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008027 Trouble Unknown 19:27:08 UNF

23-008028 Welfare Check 20:52:43 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008029 Agency Assistance 21:19:57 UNF

23-008030 Area Check 22:32:43 (Orcas Island) NR


23-008031 Animal Noise 00:22:13 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008032 Malicious Mischief 08:17:29 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008033 Traffic Violation 09:44:39 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008034 Parking Problem 10:14:29 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008035 Welfare Check 11:59:47 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008036 Theft 13:00:35 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008037 Traffic Violation 13:36:21 (San Juan Island) CAA

23-008038 Citizen Assist 15:16:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008039 Citizen Assist 15:20:27 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008040 Malicious Mischief 17:03:03 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008041 Accident-Injury, Traffic 18:40:02 (Lopez Island) INA

San Juan Island Deputies were dispatched to an Accident-Injury involving a bicycle and a vehicle. As a bicyclist was making a turn onto another road when they were struck by a vehicle. The bicyclist refused medical treatment and a report was taken.

23-008042 Traffic Violation 19:17:35 (Lopez Island) CIC

San Juan Island Deputies stopped a vehicle on Roche Harbor Rd: the driver was issued an infraction for speeding 59 MPH in a posted 45 MPH speed zone.

23-008043 Trespassing 19:26:15 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008044 Animal at Large 19:27:00 NR

23-008045 Weapons Noise 19:58:19 NR

23-008046 Noise Complaint /not dogs 20:23:12 (Lopez Island) NR


23-008047 Trouble Unknown 00:46:09 (Lopez Island) UNF

23-008048 Domestic Dispute or Assault 02:11:31 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-008049 Unwanted Person 08:45:55 (Lopez Island) INA 

A Lopez Deputy responded to a unwanted person call. A Lopez individual startled a neighbor when they came onto the neighbor's property in search of a lost cat.

23-008050 Traffic Hazard 08:53:58 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-008051 Theft 10:55:20 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008052 Traffic Violation 11:02:48 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008053 Traffic Violation 11:14:44 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008054 Theft 12:01:18 (San Juan Island) INA

A San Juan Island deputy was contacted about a Theft. The person reported several crab pots had been stolen after being set. Report taken.

23-008055 VIN Inspection 14:03:26 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008056 Vagrancy 15:13:35 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008057 Vicious Animal 15:38:44 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008058 Animal at Large 16:17:43 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008059 Traffic Violation 16:22:22 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008060 Traffic Violation 16:40:28 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008061 Missing Person 17:26:02 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008062 Welfare Check 17:30:41 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008063 Missing Person 18:49:44 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008064 Noise Complaint /not dogs 20:12:30 (Lopez Island) NR


23-008065 Traffic Hazard 00:35:08 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008066 Found Property 07:43:07 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008067 Domestic Dispute or Assault 07:52:03 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a report of a domestic dispute that occurred approximately an hour prior to the report. Based on testimony of the involved parties, it appears no crime had been committed.

23-008068 Civil Problem 08:13:19 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008069 Traffic Violation 08:24:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008070 Trouble Unknown 08:30:28 INA

23-008071 Animal Noise 09:17:56 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008072 Medical BLS 11:26:36 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008073 Threats 12:45:14 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a threats complaint. An investigation showed no crime had been committed.

23-008074 Animal at Large 14:12:36 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008075 Abandoned Vehicle 14:41:50 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008076 Civil Problem 15:28:38 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008077 Lost Property 15:46:54 ACT

23-008078 Animal Noise 16:05:49 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of animals being outside. The Deputy contacted the dog owner, who said that the dogs are well cared for and can be outside at times, because they are dogs. The owner was also provided with county noise ordinance information. A report was completed.

23-008079 Citizen Assist 16:14:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008080 Citizen Dispute 16:25:27 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008081 Assault - Body Force 16:31:03 (Orcas Island) INA 

A deputy on Orcas responded to an assault callback. The reporting party called in to report an assault that happened over a year ago. A report was taken.

23-008082 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 16:43:41 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008083 Animal Noise 16:47:14 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008084 Trouble Unknown 16:57:17 INA

23-008085 Citizen Assist 17:06:46 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008086 Vehicle Theft 17:07:51 (San Juan Island) ACT

A Deputy on San Juan Island took a report of a vehicle theft. After an investigation, it was determined that the owner had known the vehicle was going to be sold prior to the sale of the vehicle. The matter was determined to be civil in nature. A report was completed.

23-008087 Civil Problem 17:48:43 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008088 Domestic Dispute or Assault 18:53:35 (Orcas Island) INA

Deputies on Orcas responded to a possible domestic in Eastsound. After an investigation was completed it was found to be a citizen dispute. A report was taken.

23-008089 Vagrancy 20:25:57 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008090 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 21:01:52 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008091 Noise Complaint /not dogs 21:30:18 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008092 Unconscious BLS 21:37:52 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded with EMS personnel to a suspected drug overdose. The individual was transported by EMS to the hospital for further care. A report was completed.


23-008093 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 01:17:04 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008094 Alarm 05:48:31 (San Juan Island) FAL

23-008095 Civil Problem 07:01:39 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008096 Traffic Violation 07:04:36 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008097 Civil Problem 08:06:08 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008098 Traffic Violation 08:25:14 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008099 Traffic Violation 08:58:14 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008101 Citizen Assist 09:02:06 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008100 Traffic Violation 09:03:04 (Orcas Island) CIC

23-008102 Abandoned Vehicle 09:37:01 (Orcas Island) INA

An Orcas Island deputy towed an abandoned vehicle from the 100 block of Lovers Lane.

23-008103 Vagrancy 10:54:00 (Orcas Island) ACT

An Orcas Island deputy contacted a person about illegal camping, leaving a large amount of trash and personal items unattended on private and public property.

23-008104 Boating Problem 11:08:38 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008105 Citizen Assist 11:20:10 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008106 Found Property 12:02:12 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-008107 Welfare Check 12:05:40 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008108 Animal at Large 13:27:00 (Orcas Island) INA

23-008109 Boating Problem 13:34:07 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008110 Malicious Mischief 13:53:18 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008112 Confidential 14:06:22 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008111 Citizen Assist 14:07:47 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008113 Malicious Mischief 14:21:35 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008114 Harassment 14:24:19 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008115 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 16:29:46 NR

23-008116 Citizen Assist 17:04:18 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008117 Civil Problem 18:04:44 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008118 Alarm 18:53:20 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008119 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 19:18:42 UNF

23-008120 Citizen Assist 19:30:53 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008121 Area Check 22:34:11 (San Juan Island) INA 

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a request for an area check at local establishment. During the area check, the Deputy saw two individuals in the bar area, who have current alcohol conditions, and contacted them. The Deputy completed a report which was forwarded to probation.

23-008122 Citizen Dispute 23:46:24 (San Juan Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 172

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