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Posted on: January 5, 2024

San Juan County Publishes 2023 Year-In-Review

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. January 5, 2024 – San Juan County is proud to present the organization’s 2023 Year-In-Review, highlighting accomplishments, notable projects, and the breadth of programs and services provided to island communities....

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

Investigation of Hunting Accident on Lopez Island Concludes

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA December 27, 2023 – The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is sharing an update regarding the completed investigation of the November 18 hunting accident on Lopez Island. The evidence gathered lead to the determinatio...

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

Update Regarding Hunting Accident on Lopez Island

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San Juan County, WA December 7, 2023 – The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office would like to acknowledge the community’s questions and continued interest in the November 18 hunting accident on Lopez Island. This is still an acti...

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Posted on: November 20, 2023

Sheriff's Office Activity on Lopez Island

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San Juan County, WA, November 20, 2023 – The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating a hunting accident on Lopez Island that occurred over the weekend.

On Saturday, November 18, the San Juan County Sheriff's ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Accredited for Highest Professional Standards of Policing

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San Juan County, WA, November 17, 2023 - The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has successfully completed a rigorous accreditation program that certifies it is operating under best practices and standards for law enforcement.  The progra...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

UPDATE: San Juan County Sheriff's Office: Missing Person

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 7, 2023 - 

2:20PM: At 2:00pm, the San Juan County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a shelter in Seattle that has located the missing person. They were taken into protective custody this afternoon. Thank you t...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Reward Offered for Information Regarding Recent Vandalisms in Friday Harbor

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. September 14, 2023 - The Town of Friday Harbor is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person, or people, responsible for a series of incidents of graffiti in Friday Harb...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

An open letter to the San Juan County community about wildfire risk and preparedness in the islands

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Fellow islanders,

Following the catastrophic Maui fires earlier this month, there has been an understandably heightened level of concern about fire risk in the San Juan Islands. This includes what steps we can take to protect ourselves and what plans and s...

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Responds to Single Vehicle, Double Fatality on Orcas Island

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. August 22, 2023 - On August 22, 2023, around 5:41 AM, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle accident, possibly involving a fatality on Crow Valley Rd near the intersection of Pleasure Hor...

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

Sheriff Peter’s Statement on Recent Tragedies on Decatur Island

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. August 3, 2023 – Sheriff Peter provides statements regarding recent incidents on Decatur Island. 

On July 12, 2023 around 10:00PM, multiple Sheriff’s Office personnel, a coroner representative from...

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

Sheriff Peter’s Statement on Recent Sex Offender Sentencing

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. August 2, 2023 – A lengthy investigation into a sex offense case concluded on July 31, 2023, when defendant, Jason Aldous, was sentenced to 82 months in prison and 36 months of community supervision following his re...

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

Deputies Arrest Alleged Sex Offender on Orcas Island

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. July 31, 2023 – The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office reports that on July 30, 2023, deputies on Orcas Island responded to a sex offense call on Orcas Island and arrested the alleged suspect.

Deputies quickl...

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Posted on: May 18, 2023

Law Enforcement Joint Search & Rescue Training with Orcas Island Fire & Rescue and WA State Parks

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. May 18, 2023 – The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce a training on Orcas Island occurring May 18, 2023. In the interest of information sharing and trying to minimize the potential of alarm of Orcas resid...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Publishes Safe Shooting Tips

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. April 21, 2023 – As sunnier, warmer days facilitate outdoor activities, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is sharing friendly reminders about gun safety. Whether at target practice or shooting ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Sheriff’s Office Launches New Drone Program and Policy

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. April 3, 2023 – The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is introducing a new resource to assist in better serving and protecting community members. The agency now has two Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) (commonly referr...

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

UPDATE: Law Enforcement Presence at Spring Street School, March 30, 2023

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. March 30, 2023 The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office provided an additional update regarding the Law Enforcement Presence at Spring Street School. After working in cooperation with officials at the school...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Launches New tip411 Tool

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. March 29, 2023 – The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the implementation of a cell phone and web-based application which will help the public connect with deputies to find informatio...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Deputies Complete Animal Control Officer Course

The San Juan Country Sheriff's Office congratulates Deputies Nick Wainwright, Jason Gross, and Walker VandenHazel on completing the 80-hour Animal Control Officer Course. 

We are grateful for your enthusiasm and willingness to engage in t...

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Sergeant Herb Crowe Retires

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The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office would like the community to join us in congratulating Sergeant Herb Crowe on his upcoming retirement. 

Herb has served the citizens of San Juan County for over 24 years and will be retiring on May 24,...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

County Hosts “Meet Your Elected Officials” Event on Lopez Island

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. March 9, 2023 - San Juan County is pleased to host its final “Meet Your Elected Officials” event of the series on Lopez Island. After two previous meetings on Orcas and San Juan Islands, the group of elected offici...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 13, 2023

County Invites the Public to “Meet Your Elected Officials” Events

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. January 13, 2023 – San Juan County is pleased to host a series of “Meet Your Elected Officials” events. Scheduled during the first three months of the year, these events will offer the public an ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

San Juan County Launches “Text-to-911” for Emergency Response

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. December 16, 2022 – San Juan County is pleased to announce that cellular phone users in the county can now send text messages to 911 in an emergency. This new feature increases accessibility to emergency services and helps San Juan Co...

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

2023 Dog Licenses Now on Sale

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. December 28, 2022 - The San Juan County Auditor’s office is ready for the 2023 dog licensing season! Each year, the department has the pleasure of recognizing a ‘Celebrity Dog’ and issuing them the first dog tag. Competition in 2023 w...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

San Juan County Swears-in Eight Elected Officials

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. December 22, 2022 – San Juan County is pleased to announce the swearing-in of eight elected officials on Thursday, January 5, 2022. The ceremony will take place in the Superior Court Courtroom with Superior Court Judge Kathry...

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

San Juan County's 2022 Year-In-Review

2022 Year in Review

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. January 4, 2023 – San Juan County releases a recap of 2022, highlighting accomplishments, favorite projects, and notable statistics. The public is encouraged to access the document on the County website by scrolling the PDF below, cli...

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