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San Juan Islands Sheriff's Log: Hunting accident on Lopez, farmer shoots dogs attacking livestock on Orcas

San Juan County Deputies responded to 146 calls from November 15-21, 2023 including: An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to an animal problem call. The caller advised that two dogs were attacking their livestock and were subsequently shot by the farmer. Criminal charges are pending for the dog's owner for allowing them to be a public nuisance and attack animals. A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of found property. An individual located an unoccupied aluminum skiff adrift in the San Juan Channel and brought it back to the Port of Friday Harbor. If you are missing your skiff, please contact the Sheriff's Office to identify it. A San Juan deputy observed someone stealing from a local grocery store. The individual entered their vehicle and drove from the store before the deputy contacted them. They were arrested for theft 3rd degree and DWLS 3rd degree.A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to a callback regarding the hunting incident that occurred over the weekend. The RP located an item while hiking in the area. It was later collected by the responding deputy and submitted into evidence.

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.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2023

23-008939 Attempted Suicide 07:45:05 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-008940 Agency Assistance 10:24:48  NR

23-008941 Traffic Violation 12:23:43 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008942 Citizen Assist 12:38:28 (Lopez Island) INA

23-008943 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 12:52:01 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to a suspicious call. The incident was documented.

23-008944 Accident-NonInj 13:11:01 (Orcas Island) INA

23-008945 Found Property 13:46:16 (San Juan Island) INA

A Deputy on San Juan Island responded to a report of found property. An individual located an unoccupied aluminum skiff adrift in the San Juan Channel and brought it back to the Port of Friday Harbor. If you are missing your skiff, please contact the Sheriff's Office to identify it.

23-008946 Traffic Violation 14:07:57 (San Juan Island) CLO

23-008947 Citizen Assist 14:17:15 N Wainwright NR

23-008948 Domestic Dispute or Assault 14:24:14 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008949 Citizen Assist 14:31:37 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008950 Lost Property 15:25:17 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy took a report of lost property. A pair of Airpods were lost from a school district on Orcas Island. There are no leads as to where the Airpods may have gone at this point.

23-008951 Threats 16:04:45 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to a threats call. The incident was documented.

23-008952 Traffic Violation 17:00:28 (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Island Deputy stopped a vehicle in the 5000 Block of Center Road. The driver was subsequently issued an infraction for speeding 50 MPH in a posted 35 MPH zone.

23-008953 Traffic Hazard 19:08:46 N Wainwright INA

A deputy on San Juan Island was dispatched to a report of a traffic hazard. A vehicle was towed due to being parked in the lane of travel.

23-008954 Welfare Check 19:12:19 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008955 Parking Problem 21:02:20 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008956 Citizen Assist 22:20:30 (Orcas Island) NR

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2023

23-008957 Disorderly Conduct 05:31:27 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008958 Accident-NonInj 06:08:02 (Orcas Island) INA

23-008959 Communications Problem 07:32:32 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008960 Boating Problem 10:16:54 NR

23-008961 Animal at Large 11:13:13 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008962 Vicious Animal 12:02:57 (San Juan Island) INA

23-008963 Weapon Safekeeping 12:09:32 (San Juan Island) CLO

A deputy was dispatched to a Safekeeping Call. the person was requesting to turn in several firearms per court order for Safekeeping. The person was out of county but arranged for another person to turn over the firearms. The deputy obtained the firearms and entered them into

23-008964 Parking Problem 12:54:19 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008965 Sick or Injured Animal 13:06:06 NR

23-008966 DUI 13:29:50 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008967 Trespassing 13:37:31 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008968 Harassment 14:01:57 (Lopez Island) ACT

23-008969 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 14:07:15 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008970 Theft 14:45:57 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to a mail theft call. The incident was documented.

23-008971 Animal at Large 15:06:10 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008972 Animal at Large 15:24:54 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008974 Citizen Assist 18:50:32 NR

23-008973 Traffic Violation 18:51:01 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008975 Theft 19:04:22 (San Juan Island) CAA

A San Juan deputy observed someone stealing from a local grocery store. The individual entered their vehicle and drove from the store before the deputy contacted them. They were arrested for theft 3rd degree and DWLS 3rd degree.

23-008976 Traffic Violation 19:51:14 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008977 Traffic Violation 20:12:25 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008978 Traffic Violation 21:17:37 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008979 Sick or Injured Animal 21:18:55 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008980 Traffic Violation 22:38:08 (Lopez Island) NR

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2023

23-008981 Animal at Large 07:39:11 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008982 Vicious Animal 10:24:24 (Lopez Island) ACT

An Orcas Island Deputy was dispatched to an animal problem call. The caller advised that two dogs were attacking their livestock and were subsequently shot by the farmer. Criminal charges are pending for the dog's owner for allowing them to be a public nuisance and attack animals.

23-008983 Sick or Injured Animal 10:27:21 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008984 Trespassing 10:42:32 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Trespassing in the Friday Harbor area. The area was checked and a camp was located but no person was on scene. Area will be checked again. Report taken.

23-008985 Agency Assistance 11:04:14 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008986 Traffic Violation 12:18:09 (Lopez Island) CIC

A Lopez Island Deputy stopped a vehicle in the 1000 Block of Fisherman Bay Rd. The driver was subsequently issued an infraction for speeding 53 MPH in a posted 35 MPH zone.

23-008987 Sick or Injured Animal 12:37:08 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008988 Traffic Violation 13:18:28 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008989 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:34:44 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008990 Traffic Violation 15:34:46 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008991 Traffic Violation 15:38:49 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008992 Overdose 16:16:54 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-008993 Welfare Check 17:44:42 (Orcas Island) NR

23-008994 Animal Noise 18:18:44 (San Juan Island) NR

23-008995 Welfare Check 18:38:15 (San Juan Island) ACT

23-008996 Traffic Violation 18:51:54 (Lopez Island) NR

23-008997 Diabetic BLS 19:01:28 (Orcas Island) CAA

An Orcas Deputy responded to assist EMS with a possible difficult person experiencing a medical episode. During the assistance, a spring blade knife was found in the male's pocket. The knife was booked and the report was submitted to the prosecuting attorney's office.

23-008998 Overdose 22:04:11 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy responded to an Orcas Island residence on a report of an intentional overdose. The subject was transported via EMS transport to an off island hospital for care.

23-008999 Traffic Hazard 23:39:17 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009000 Trespassing 23:49:27 (Orcas Island) NR

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2023

Hunting Accident: On November 18, 2023,  San Juan County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a Hunting Accident on Lopez Island. Deputies worked late into the night and all day Sunday, November 19 gathering information and facts with some assistance from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police or https://www.facebook.com/WDFWPolice/, Anacortes Police Department, and Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

This is an active investigation that is still evolving and in the interest of maintaining the integrity of the investigation, no other details will be released until the investigation is complete or the release of additional information will not jeopardize the investigation.

23-009001 Weapons Noise 07:17:46 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009002 Sick or Injured Animal 07:49:20 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009003 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 07:50:25 (Orcas Island) INA

23-009004 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 08:21:48 R Smith INA

23-009005 Person Shot 09:00:57 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-009006 Malicious Mischief 09:56:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009007 Lost Property 11:02:20 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island Deputy was approached to report lost property. The incident was documented.

23-009008 Boating Problem 11:38:36 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009009 Fraud 11:59:50 (Orcas Island) ACT

A deputy on Orcas responded to a Fraud callback. The reporting party stated their mother had fallen to a possible scam and needed to make a report. The case is ongoing.

23-009010 Missing Person 12:17:31 NR

23-009011 Citizen Assist 12:44:57 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009012 Agency Assistance 12:53:20 ACT

23-009013 Welfare Check 13:35:22 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009014 Citizen Assist 13:44:17 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009015 Citizen Assist 14:24:15 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009017 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 16:09:58 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009016 Traffic Hazard 16:10:25 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009018 VIN Inspection 16:41:39 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009019 Trouble Unknown 16:43:54 INA

23-009020 Citizen Assist 18:13:45 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009021 Weapons Noise 21:45:00 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009022 Weapons Noise 21:53:04 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009023 Traffic Violation 23:36:45 (Lopez Island) NR

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2023

23-009024 Trouble Unknown 00:56:04 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-009025 Domestic Dispute or Assault 01:58:55 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009026 Trouble Unknown 04:49:52 ACT

23-009027 Accident-Injury, Traffic 04:58:57 (Orcas Island) INA

23-009028 Boating Problem 07:16:26 (Lopez Island) ACT

23-009029 Civil Problem 08:07:25 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009030 Domestic Dispute or Assault 09:29:53 (San Juan Island) INA

A deputy was dispatched to a Domestic in the Friday Harbor area. The deputy arrived and contacted the people involved. The incident involved a parent and child arguing about chores. Both agreed to give the other space. Report taken.

23-009031 Citizen Assist 09:48:57 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009032 Boating Problem 09:54:53 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009033 Controlled Substance Problem 10:43:46 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009034 Citizen Assist 12:27:41 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009035 Burglary - Residential 12:36:59 (San Juan Island) UNF

23-009036 Traffic Violation 13:16:18 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009037 Trespassing 13:50:04 (San Juan Island) INA

Deputies responded to a Friday Harbor residence on a report of a trespassing male. Upon investigation, it was determined he was not trespassing.

23-009038 Mental Health 14:08:48 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009039 Traffic Violation 14:49:24 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009040 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 15:02:53 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009041 Domestic Dispute or Assault 15:31:29 (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez Island Deputy was approached and notified of an assault that occurred. The investigation is ongoing.

23-009042 Deliver Message 15:40:01 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009043 Animal Noise 16:40:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009044 Welfare Check 16:44:36 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009045 Mental Health 16:52:39 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009046 Parking Problem 17:31:20 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009047 Domestic Dispute or Assault 17:39:56 (Orcas Island) NR

Deputies on Orcas responded to a possible domestic near West Sound. After an investigation was completed it was found there was no crime committed. A report was taken.

23-009048 Citizen Assist 17:51:27 (Lopez Island) ACT

A Lopez Island Deputy was contacted reporting that their dogs got loose the day prior. The incident was documented.

23-009049 Agency Assistance 18:20:30 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009050 Court Order Violation 19:33:04 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009051 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 19:36:21 ACT

23-009052 Noise Complaint /not dogs 21:51:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009053 Welfare Check 23:59:57 (Orcas Island) NR

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2023

23-009054 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 02:33:10 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009055 Citizen Assist 08:46:54 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to a callback regarding the hunting incident that occurred over the weekend. The RP provided information they believed to be pertinent. It was added to the case files.

23-009056 Medical Emergency 09:13:31 (Orcas Island) UNF

23-009057 Agency Assistance 09:40:06 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to an agency assist callback regarding the hunting incident that occurred over the weekend. The caller was with the Bureau of Land Management and was inquiring about the incident.

23-009058 Threats 09:53:07 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009059 Domestic Dispute or Assault 10:02:45 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009060 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 10:31:25 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009061 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 10:53:51 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to a callback regarding the hunting incident that occurred over the weekend. The RP located an item while hiking in the area. It was later collected by the responding deputy and submitted into evidence.

23-009062 Missing Person 10:56:11 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009063 Welfare Check 11:34:24 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009064 Found Property 12:01:16 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009065 Traffic Violation 12:55:18 (Orcas Island) INA

A Deputy on Orcas Island conducted a traffic stop. The driver was issued a notice of infraction for speeding, 45 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone.

23-009066 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 13:03:17 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to a suspicious call regarding the hunting incident that occurred over the weekend. The RP provided information they believed to be pertinent to the investigation. It was added to the case files.

23-009067 Traffic Violation 13:12:46 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009068 Vicious Animal 14:25:13 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009069 Traffic Violation 15:16:06 (Lopez Island) NR

23-009070 Citizen Assist 15:30:38 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to a callback regarding the hunting incident that occurred over the weekend. The Reporting party (RP) had been on scene during the incident and wanted to provide additional information. It was added to the case files.

23-009071 Area Check 15:43:42 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009072 Noise Complaint /not dogs 15:48:02 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009073 Theft 18:04:00 (Lopez Island) INA

A Lopez Island Deputy was dispatched to a theft call. The caller reported car parts being stolen off their vehicle over the weekend. The investigation is ongoing.

23-009074 Sick or Injured Animal 18:31:44 (Orcas Island) NR

23-009075 Domestic Dispute or Assault 19:06:19 (Orcas Island) ACT

23-009076 Citizen Assist 19:24:57 (Lopez Island) NR

A Lopez Island Deputy took a call regarding a recent animal at large case. The individual wanted to make sure that we were aware of the incident and who the animals belonged to.

23-009077 Area Check 21:32:01 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009078 Noise Complaint /not dogs 22:07:21 (San Juan Island) NR

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2023

23-009079 Malicious Mischief 09:10:20 (Lopez Island) ACT

23-009080 Citizen Assist 10:49:20 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009081 Parking Problem 11:19:55 (San Juan Island) NR

23-009082 Citizen Dispute 11:23:53 NR

23-009084 Animal at Large 11:36:04 ACT

23-009083 Trespassing 11:36:46 (San Juan Island) UNF

Total Incidents for This Report: 146

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