Police Report -- February 20, 2003

Published on Thu, Feb 20, 2003
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February 17: Blaine police were asked to assist the Washington state patrol by checking on a reported accident on the freeway north of MP 275. A driver who was driving southbound in the northbound lanes forced a northbound driver to swerve out of control in order to avoid a collision. There were no injuries.

February 17: A citizen reported an irate resident in the 500 block of Cedar Street yelling and cursing, possibly at another person in the back yard. Officers contacted the subject and found he had been yelling at his dog that was fenced in the backyard.

February 16: A citizen reported a strange man attempting to break into the front door of her residence in the 900 block of Peace Portal Drive. Officers found an extremely intoxicated male who believed he was attempting to enter his home in Maple Falls.

February 15: Officer stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign in the 200 block of H Street and discovered the driver to be DWLS/R3rd and to have one felony and two misdemeanor arrest warrants. The man was booked into the Whatcom County jail. The vehicle was impounded.

February 15: Officer stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation in the 4000 block of Vista Avenue. Officer determined the adult female driver had furnished alcohol to the two teenage boys who were also in the vehicle. The driver’s fiancee was later arrested for also furnishing alcohol to the boys. The two 17-year-olds boys were arrested for illegal possession of liquor by consumption.

February 14: Officer stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation and discovered the driver to be DWLS/3rd and to have an outstanding arrest warrant. The driver was arrested and released with a mandatory court appearance. The warrant was not served due to jail overcrowding. The vehicle was impounded.

February 13: A school official reported catching a 14-year-old male subject with a marijuana pipe. Officer located marijuana hidden in a pen. Suspect was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and obstructing a police officer. Juvenile arrestee was booked into jail.

February 13: U.S. Immigration requested police assistance with a subject refusing to leave the building. The subject had been deported to the U.S. from Canada. Subject refused to leave port property and was subsequently arrested for trespassing. The subject refused to sign his citation and was booked into Whatcom County jail.

January 13: A 13-year-old female reported that a 13-year-old male spit on her on the way home from school. A Blaine officer spoke with the boy’s mother, and the two families met to discuss the incident. The young boy admitted to pretending to spit on the female as a joke. A witness confirmed his story. The boy apologized, and no further police action was requested.

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