Police Report -- March 22, 2001

Published on Thu, Mar 22, 2001
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March 19: An anonymous citizen reported two juvenile males throwing objects from an overpass onto I-5. Officers contacted the juveniles and learned that one of them had vomited over the side of the overpass. No crime.
March 19: An investigator from the State Attorney General’s Office requested the assistance of the Blaine police in checking on a business which gave a Blaine address. The request information was provided.
March 18: A U.S. Customs inspector intercepted a suspect who was violating a domestic violence protection order from California superior court. A Blaine officer confirmed the order and investigated the incident. The suspect was booked into jail.
March 18: A man trying to enter Canada was arrested by Canadian authorities for DUI and returned to the U.S. His vehicle was impounded and he had no way to get home. Officers contacted his brother who bought him a bus ticket.
March 18: A resident in the 600 block of A Street called to report an adult stalking their child’s friend. Officers talked with her and told her to call police if he followed her again. Officers warned the man to stay away.
March 17: A report of two girls panhandling at a business in the 200 block of D Street. The girls were denied entry into Canada and were asking for money to assist them in getting home. Help was offered, but they chose to hitchhike instead.
March 17: An officer transported two abandoned females to the Lighthouse Mission in Bellingham.
March 17: A citizen reported a man locked inside a semitrailer. Officers freed the man from the container and trespassed him from the business. The man did not need medical care, and he left the scene.
March 17: A U.S. Customs inspector at the Peace Arch crossing found a small amount of marijuana and a pipe in a traveler’s purse. A Blaine officer investigated the incident and cited the owner to Blaine Municipal Court.
March 16: An officer observed a male walking with two cases of beer in the 500 block of Peace Portal Drive who appeared to be underage. The officer contacted the male who was now in a car, determined he was underage, and also arrested the two occupants in the car.
March 16: Officers contacted a driver who ran off the road and flattened two tires on a railway tie on Bell Road and Peace Portal Drive. The driver was not injured and the tracks had minor scratches. BNSF Railway inspected the tracks and continued rail traffic.
March 16: While on patrol an officer noticed an individual in violation of a court order in the 800 block of Mitchell Street. When officers arrived to arrest the individual it was discovered that another individual was also in violation of a court order. Both parties were booked into jail.
March 16: An officer stopped a speeding motorist in the 600 block of D Street for going 60 m.p.h. in a 25 m.p.h. zone. The motorist was travelling at such a high rate of speed that he was unable to stop at the stop sign at SR 543 and D Street. The driver was cited.
March 16: Officers were asked to check the welfare of a subject in a business in the 1500 block of H Street who had been inside the men’s restroom a long period of time. The subject was found to have been drinking. He was asked to leave and did.
March 15: A citizen in the 600 block of B Street reported having a verbal dispute with his wife. The citizen requested officers check on his child’s welfare. Officers contacted his wife and determined that no crimes had occurred. Everyone was OK.
March 15: Officers responded to a chimney fire in the 2400 block of Bell Road. The resident was using a garden hose to control the flames. The fire was dampened out. Officers were cleared when the fire department arrived.
March 14: A business in the 200 block of Sigurdson reported a male had stolen numerous fish trays from the parking lot of the business. Descriptions of vehicle and male provided. Police recovered the trays in Bellingham at a recycler. The suspect was not located.
March 14: An officer located a motor vehicle collision in the 1300 block of Boblett Street involving two vehicles. The collision was non reportable. An officer had both drivers exchange information. The officer determined driver two was responsible for the collision.
March 14: A citizen in the 1000 block of H Street reported being assaulted. An officer took statements from the victim and the suspect. Statements will be taken from witnesses, and the case will be forwarded to juvenile court for review.
March 14: An officer was contacted by a male juvenile in the 200 block of 9th Street who said he was being abused at home. The officer investigated and, after talking to the mother and going to the house, found that the boy did not want to follow house rules.
March 14: Blaine police were asked to assist the FBI with an investigation into a fraudulent cross-border telemarketing scam.
March 14: A citizen in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive reported that person(s) unknown had entered his unlocked vehicle and attempted to steal his car stereo. There was no damage to the car and the stereo was not stolen. No suspects or witnesses.
March 13: A utility worker went to a residence in the 5400 block of Canvasback Road to turn off service for failure to pay a bill. The resident became threatening so the worker left the property and called the police. Officers stood by while the service was disconnected without incident.
March 13: An officer responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the 800 block of Grant Street. Firefighters were unable to determine the cause as the car was a total loss. The vehicle owner had reported for work and parked the car outside and stated no previous problems with the car.
March 13: Officers discovered that a subject was driving an unregistered vehicle on the highway by placing license plates from another vehicle onto the unregistered vehicle.
March 13: While enroute to training a patrol car was struck by a large object. No damage was found on the vehicle. A report was filed in case any damage is found at a later date.
March 13: An individual reported three high school track team mats worth $400 were stolen from the track field. The case is under investigation.

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