Police Report -- February 13, 2003

Published on Thu, Feb 13, 2003
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February 10: Officers responded to a call of an out of control male subject at a residence in the 400 block of C Street. Upon arriving, officers contacted the subject who was upset and incoherent. It was determined the man was on medication for a mental disorder and he had been mixing his medications with alcohol and marijuana. The subject’s wife was afraid she would be harmed if the man was left in the house. After a brief examination by medics, the man was taken to the hospital for an involuntary evaluation.

February 10: Report of a band practicing in the 900 block of Blaine Avenue and making too much noise for the neighbor. The band stopped when the officers arrived. The band members were made aware of the complaint.

February 9: A person reported finding a bumper sticker on the rear bumper of his SUV. The sticker said, “Drive an SUV, Drive with Saddam!” The person was insulted, but no damage was done to the vehicle. Report taken for informational purposes.

February 9: During patrol, an officer located an unsecured door at a vacant building. It was found the door was partially secured by a rope tied to the door handle and an object inside the building. The door knob was locked and the door secured.

February 9: A resident in the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue reported the theft of her JVC video camera from her residence. The camera is valued at $300. She suspected a house guest took the camera without permission. The case is under investigation.

February 9: A resident heard a man yelling, a dog growling and biting sounds in Peace Arch State Park. She could not see if the man needed aid because of a high hedge. A Blaine officer responded to the park and discovered a Border Patrol K-9 dog was training with U.S. Customs agents and no one was injured. The resident was thanked for her call and advised about the training.

February 8: Officers responded to a prowler call in the 4600 block of Sunburst Drive. The reporting party stated an unknown person was knocking, scratching and ringing the doorbell. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate anyone.

February 6: Officer was dispatched to a residence where the victim received an anonymous call saying there was a bomb in her car. Officer checked the car and found no bomb. After talking with the complainant, it was determined this could be someone trying to retaliate for another incident.

February 6: A business received a suspicious letter from an ex-employee. The business had already contacted their attorney. The incident was documented.

February 4: Officers were asked to check on an irate male who was standing in the 300 block of Alder Street shouting. When contacted, the man showed officers damage that had been done to his vehicle while it was parked.

February 4: A resident in the 9000 block of Snowy Owl Lane reported that someone used her identity and credit card without permission to purchase a new computer. The $2,157 purchase was shipped to Oakland Park, FL. The resident agreed to assist the merchant in the prosecution of the thief if he or she was caught.

February 4: A Blaine resident came to the police department to report his family pet had been mauled by another animal during the night. It is believed the attacking animal was another dog or some type of wild animal. Case referred to the Whatcom Humane Society.
February 4: Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Alder Street to check on a verbal fight between a man and a woman. It was determined the fighting was on a television that was turned up too loud.

February 4: Blaine police K-9 Team was called to assist the WCSO with a track of a suspect who had fired a weapon into a vehicle, almost striking the occupants, in the 4700 block of Ferndale Road. The suspect was tracked and information was provided to WCSO for use in obtaining a search warrant which led to the suspect’s arrest and recovery of evidence.

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