Police Report -- August 23, 2001

Published on Thu, Aug 23, 2001
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August 19: An officer assisted a motorist whose vehicle had run out of gas on the freeway and was blocking a lane of travel. Traffic control was provided until the driver returned with fuel.
August 19: Officer responded to a neighbor dispute in the 300 block of Clark Street. Officer found two ex-neighbors arguing over removing property from an apartment before rent was paid. The house key was returned and the ex-renter left the area. The dispute was deemed to be civil.
August 18: An officer was advised by a citizen that his neighbor’s dog was causing a noise disturbance in the 300 block of Clark Street by barking constantly. Officer made contact with the owner and she advised that she would monitor the dogs more and contain the problem.
August 18: A citizen reported a transient sleeping in the field next to the library. While passing the transient, he began yelling at her and her children. Officer contacted the transient and warned him about trespassing.
August 17: A citizen reported a box with graffiti on it being dropped off by a person driving a van in the 700 block of H Street. The van occupants then took photographs of the box before leaving. The box was a composite box that was left at the community garden.
August 16: A resident in the 700 block of C Street phoned police because their neighbor’s dog barks every morning. Officers contacted the dog owner who apologized and said they would keep the dog quiet. They were warned that a citation would be issued next time.
August 16: Officer investigated a report of a missing person. Officer located the person at her residence in the 4000 block of H Street within two hours of taking the report. She was unharmed and had been out shopping.
August 16: A merchant in the 1700 block of Bell Street complained about a juvenile who was batting rocks toward a business. A Blaine officer contacted the juvenile’s parents and advised them of the complaint. They said their son will aim at other targets.
August 16: Officer assisted WCSO by taking a perimeter position during a search for a subject who had fled the area on foot in the 8000 block of Birch Bay Drive. The subject was apprehended by a canine unit. After assisting with the arrest, officer left the area.
August 16: Blaine officers contacted an adult at a party house in the 4400 block of Sweet Road and advised him of the neighbor’s noise complaint. The radio was turned down.
August 15: Officers were asked to check the southbound lanes of I-5 for a piece of wood in the lane of travel. Officers checked the area and found nothing.
August 15: Officers were dispatched to a man pouring gasoline on people and making threats in the 300 block of Alder Street. Officers contacted the subject who admitted to pouring gas on people. The man was arrested and booked into WCSO jail and charged with two charges of attempted murder and one charge of first degree arson.
August 15: An officer responded to a report that some children were playing with a down power line in the 900 block of H Street. The officer located a group of children who denied playing with the cable TV lines located next to a pole. The children were warned.
August 15: An inn manger in the 300 block of Alder Street reported two men who were disturbing a tenant who was a recent victim of a crime. Officers identified the men and they left the area without further incident.
August 14: A boat trailer license plate was found on the ground near the public boat launch. The plate was turned into the police department for safe keeping.
August 14: A blue mountain bicycle was found abandoned in the alleyway near the Blaine Manor Apartments in the 700 block of H Street. The bicycle was impounded for safekeeping.
August 14: Officer responded to a verbal domestic in progress in the 1700 block of Peace Portal Drive. While en route the parties drove away. Both parties had suspended drivers licenses. Officer stopped the car and contacted the driver who was arrested and released for DWLS/R.
August 14: Officer was advised of a vehicle that had been abandoned in the 200 block of Clark Street and was also parked over a city water meter. Officer left a message for the owner to move the vehicle within 24 hours.
August 14: Officer observed a transient sleeping on the sidewalk in the 200 block of 3rd Street. Officer warned subject about sleeping in public and advised him to move on. Subject complied.
August 14: Officer observed a suspicious looking male watching a business close in the 200 block of Peace Portal Drive. Subject was identified as a transient who was sleeping under the overpass. He was warned and advised to move on. He complied..

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