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San Juan Islands Sheriff's log November 1-7, 2023: Ferry worker bumped by car, crab pots near Orcas ferry terminal, car prowls in Friday Harbor

San Juan County Deputies responded to 147 calls from November 1-7, 2023 including: A Lopez Island Deputy responded when a vehicle on a ferry bumped into a ferry worker, ran over a cone, and sped onto Lopez Island. The matter is under investigation. Deputies responded to a report of crab pots that were interfering with the operations of WSF into the Orcas Island Ferry Terminal. A marine response was conducted and the commercial crab pots were removed. Two San Juan Island deputy was dispatched to a report of several males that appeared intoxicated, possible attempting to enter motor vehicles on First Street, next to the courthouse. They observed a male enter a red sedan parked near the Grange on First Street.

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.


23-008624 Animal at Large 08:34:05 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008625 Welfare Check 09:22:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008626 Citizen Assist 09:28:55 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008627 Citizen Assist 10:06:56 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008628 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 10:19:48 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008629 Animal at Large 11:01:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008630 Agency Assistance 11:03:24 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008631 Traffic Violation 11:10:58 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008632 Citizen Assist 11:13:29 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008633 Found Property 11:19:36 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008634 Alarm 12:17:45 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008635 Sick or Injured Animal 13:21:13 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008636 Traffic Violation 13:47:24 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008637 Domestic Dispute or Assault 13:50:31 (San Juan Island) INA

San Juan Deputies responded to the area of the Ferry landing for a domestic. It turned out to be verbal only and both parties were separated and allowed to calm down.

23-008638 Trouble Unknown 13:56:34 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008639 Theft 14:09:19 (San Juan Island) ACT

A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a report of fraudulent activity. The investigation is ongoing.

23-008640 Traffic Violation 14:12:52 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008641 Parking Problem 15:33:24 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to a parking problem. The owners were contacted, and the incident was documented.

23-008642 Abandoned Vehicle 16:43:22 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island issued a notice of infraction for littering, abandoned vehicle.


23-008643 Citizen Assist 01:04:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008644 Citizen Assist 08:11:11 (Orcas Island) INA

23-008645 Agency Assistance 09:00:30 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008646 Citizen Assist 09:30:14 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008647 Parking Problem 11:04:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008648 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 11:23:32 NR

23-008649 Threats 11:39:55 (San Juan Island) UNF

A deputy was contacted about Threats in the San Juan Island area. The person stated they had received phone calls from someone threatening to repossess an item. Person calling does not live in county. Report taken.

23-008650 Boating Problem 12:03:29 (Orcas Island) UNF

23-008651 Citizen Assist 12:24:00 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008652 Harassment 12:42:31 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008653 Citizen Assist 13:13:50 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008654 Controlled Substance Problem 13:52:40 (Orcas Island) INA

23-008655 Civil Problem 14:02:30 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008656 Welfare Check 16:35:33 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008657 Assault - Aggravated 17:33:41 (Lopez Island) ACT 

A Lopez Deputy responded when a vehicle on a ferry bumped into a ferry worker, ran over a cone, and sped onto Lopez Island. The matter is under investigation.

23-008658 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 18:45:52 (Orcas Island) CAA

A law enforcement contact on Orcas Island led to the arrest of a person for driving under the influence. A Drug Recognition Expert evaluation was completed and the subject was booked into San Juan County Jail.

23-008659 Animal Noise 19:28:46 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008660 Traffic Violation 20:20:43 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008661 Found Property 22:33:10 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island received some found property. The owner was not able to be located. The property was booked into evidence for safe keeping.


23-008662 Traffic Violation 07:55:03 (Lopez Island) INA

23-008663 Agency Assistance 08:26:05 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-008664 Fraud 10:10:35 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008665 Civil Problem 10:26:57 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008666 Assault - Body Force 11:10:47 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-008675 CPR ALS 11:13:43 (Waldron Island) INA

Deputies from Orcas Island responded to a CPR in progress call on the water south of Waldron Island. The victim did not survive.

23-008667 Assault - Body Force 11:15:11 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008668 Trouble Unknown 11:23:27 NR

23-008669 Welfare Check 12:04:26 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008670 Animal at Large 12:08:29 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008671 Parking Problem 12:52:05 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008672 Citizen Assist 12:54:56 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008673 Citizen Assist 13:02:02 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008674 Traffic Violation 13:12:52 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008676 Traffic Violation 13:17:28 (San Juan Island) CIC O

A deputy made a Traffic Stop in the San Juan Island area. The driver was contacted for Passing in a No Passing Zone. The driver's status was also Suspended/Revoked 3rd. The driver was arrested and then released on a citation for Driving While License Suspended/Revoke 3rd and an

23-008677 Prowler 13:23:53 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008678 Agency Assistance 13:44:48 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was contacted about an Agency Assist. The agency was requesting a person be picked up for an evaluation. The person was contacted and transported to the ER for evaluation. Report taken.

23-008679 Traffic Hazard 14:53:23 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008680 Traffic Violation 15:06:21 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008681 Civil Problem 15:27:22 (San Juan Island) INA

23-008682 Welfare Check 15:32:28 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008683 Fraud 15:42:38 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-008684 Trespassing 15:50:10 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a report of attempted shoplifting at a local grocery store. The suspect was identified and served with a trespass later.

23-008685 Traffic Violation 16:28:59 (San Juan Island) CIC

A San Juan Island resident was issued a criminal citation for driving with a suspended license (2nd degree), along with infractions for no vehicle insurance and marijuana inside a vehicle.

23-008686 Citizen Assist 16:31:11 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008687 Sick or Injured Animal 16:58:50 (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez Deputy responded to a deceased animal call. The matter is under investigation.

23-008688 Citizen Assist 18:14:27 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008689 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 18:33:50 NR

23-008690 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 19:12:59 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008691 Trouble Unknown 22:28:50 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008692 CPR ALS 23:48:29 (San Juan Island) NR


23-008693 Unwanted Person 00:15:48 (Orcas Island) INA

A deputy on Orcas Island responded to an unwanted person call. While enroute, the suspect was driving away from the scene. Contact was made and the driver was found to be impaired. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into San Juan County Jail.

23-008694 Mental Health 00:38:24 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Deputy responded when an individual experiencing a mental health crisis threw a chair through a glass door. The individual made self-harming comments and was taken into custody and transported to the hospital.

23-008695 Fraud 08:59:42 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008696 Welfare Check 09:58:07 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Welfare Check in the Friday Harbor area. The person being checked on was discovered deceased. Report taken.

23-008697 Trouble Unknown 10:30:16 NR

23-008698 Trouble Unknown 10:30:32 NR

23-008699 Civil Problem 11:29:43 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008700 Traffic Hazard 11:48:26 INA

23-008701 Found Property 12:14:28 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008702 Controlled Substance Problem 12:35:35 (Lopez Island) INA

23-008703 Communications Problem 12:48:28 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008704 Malicious Mischief 12:48:47 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez resident reported damage to their lawn and a sign after an unknown vehicle failed to make a turn on Port Stanley Rd.

23-008705 Trouble Unknown 13:19:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008706 Citizen Assist 13:23:28 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008707 Boating Problem 15:25:21 (Orcas Island) NR

Deputies responded to a report of crab pots that were interfering with the operations of WSF into the Orcas Ferry Terminal. A marine response was conducted and the commercial crab pots were removed.

23-008708 Trouble Unknown 15:27:05 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008709 Traffic Violation 15:35:51 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-008710 Trouble Unknown 15:42:24 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008711 Traffic Violation 16:51:50 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008712 Parking Problem 17:01:23 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008713 Traffic Violation 17:21:19 (San Juan Island) CIC

A deputy on San Juan Island stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. The driver was issued infractions for failing to stop at a stop sign, no valid operators license with ID and expired registration over 2 months.

23-008714 CPR ALS 17:35:55 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-008715 Mental Health 18:28:55 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Deputy responded when an upset individual broke a window on their house. A report was taken.

23-008716 Citizen Assist 18:33:22 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008717 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 18:41:11 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-008718 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 20:58:34 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008719 Noise Complaint /not dogs 22:54:01 (Orcas Island) NR


23-008720 Area Check 01:04:35 (San Juan Island) CAA

Two San Juan Island deputy was dispatched to a report of several males that appeared intoxicated, possible attempting to enter motor vehicles on First Street, next to the courthouse. They observed a male enter a red sedan parked near the Grange on First Street.

23-008721 Alarm 04:29:20 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008722 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 05:31:35 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008723 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 08:59:04 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008724 Harassment 11:44:28 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008725 Trouble Unknown 12:06:34 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008726 Litter/Pollution/Public Health 14:25:29 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008727 Area Check 21:41:44 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008728 Area Check 22:40:03 (Orcas Island) NR


23-008729 Missing Person 23:55:01 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008730 Death Investigation 06:37:31 (Orcas Island) INA

23-008731 Welfare Check 07:57:42 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island responded to a welfare check involving a juvenile. The juvenile was missing from his home. An extensive search effort commenced. Juvenile was later located in Seattle.

23-008732 DUI 08:19:56 (San Juan Island) CAA

an investigation of DUI resulted in an arrest of a Friday Harbor man. He was transported to the Sheriff's Office where a court ordered blood draw was performed by EMS and he was subsequently booked into jail pending a hearing with a judge.

23-008733 Animal at Large 08:28:35 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008734 Citizen Assist 09:15:48 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008735 Communications Problem 10:28:10 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008736 Found Property 10:44:22 NR

23-008737 Trouble Unknown 12:36:25 UNF

23-008739 Trouble Unknown 12:57:44 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008738 Assault - Body Force 13:07:20 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputies on San Juan Island investigated a report of an assault. After speaking with involved parties, there was not sufficient evidence to believe that a crime had been committed. A report was completed.

23-008740 Domestic Dispute or Assault 13:16:29 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-008741 Litter/Pollution/Public Health 13:40:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008742 Agency Assistance 14:37:49 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008743 Traffic Violation 15:52:07 NR

23-008744 Litter/Pollution/Public Health 16:20:19 (Lopez Island) INA

A misguided landlord dumped their former tenants’ belongings at an unacceptable location on Lopez Island.

23-008745 Fraud 16:25:49 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008746 Traffic Violation 17:01:55 (San Juan Island) CIC

23-008747 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 17:07:18 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-008748 Welfare Check 18:42:05 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008749 Noise Complaint /not dogs 19:58:13 (Orcas Island) NR

A deputy was parked outside of 49 Spruce Street. From the street I could hear loud amplified music, either from a television or sound machine. I could hear it intermittently for the 10 minutes that I was in the area. I could tell the noise was coming from the trailer on the east side of the property.


23-008750 Traffic Hazard 07:51:02 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008751 Citizen Assist 09:15:07 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008752 Civil Problem 10:48:49 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008753 Fraud 11:25:56 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-008754 Vicious Animal 11:27:50 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-008755 Traffic Violation 11:50:07 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island Deputy stopped a vehicle on in the 1900 Block of Fisherman Bay Rd. The driver was subsequently issued an infraction for speeding 45 MPH in a posted 25 MPH zone.

23-008756 Property Damage, Non Vandalism 12:00:55 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-008758 Animal at Large 12:34:03 D Alexander NR

23-008757 Animal at Large 12:35:42 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008759 Citizen Assist 13:09:45 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008760 Agency Assistance 14:16:07 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008761 Fraud 14:21:37 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-008762 Welfare Check 14:36:24 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008763 Citizen Assist 16:31:23 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008764 Animal at Large 16:48:05 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008765 Welfare Check 16:58:53 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-008766 Traffic Hazard 16:59:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008767 Traffic Hazard 18:02:09 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008768 Accident-NonInj 18:19:13 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008769 Traffic Hazard 20:46:23 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008770 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 22:13:37 (Orcas Island) NR

Total Incidents for This Report: 147

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