Police Report -- May 29, 2003

Published on Thu, May 29, 2003
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POLICE REPORTS

May 25:
Officers responded to a disturbance call and found two intoxicated tenants in the 300 block of Alder Street having a verbal disagreement. They were advised of the complaint and were unhappy about not being able to argue with each other. The manager contacted the tenants and explained how the disturbance was affecting other tenants. No further incidents were reported.

May 25:
Officers responded to a report that a man was swinging a baseball bat in a menacing manner at passing motorists in the 1200 block of Mitchell Street. Officers contacted the intoxicated male with an open beer can. A criminal complaint was submitted to the city prosecutor for review.

May 24:
Officers were called to a report of juveniles prowling around a neighborhood in the 900 block of Cedar Street. It was determined they were talking to a female inside the house. The offending juveniles were taken to their parents.

May 23:
A concerned citizen in the 300 block of Alder Street reported getting a phone call from an unknown person who said she had fallen, hit her head and was in need of help. The telephone number was traced. Officers found family members assisting an elderly female with a large cut. An aid unit was summoned to treat the wound.

May 23:
A citizen in the 600 block of D Street reported loud music possibly coming from a neighbor�s house. Officer checked the area and found the Blaine school band had just gone through the area. They were practicing for an upcoming parade. The citizen was advised of the situation.

May 23:
A citizen in the 600 block of 9th Street reported finding his garage had been burglarized. Officers sealed the garage to preserve possible evidence and notified a detective to process the crime scene. Goods worth approximately $1,920 were stolen. Case under investigation.

May 23:
Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated male who was believed to be a juvenile in the 700 block of Mitchell Street. While checking the area, officers spoke to several people who said the male had challenged them to fight. When officers saw the male, he ran from them. The area was thoroughly checked, but the male was not located.

May 23:
A 17-year-old boy, who had a 9 p.m. court-ordered curfew, returned home after 10 p.m. The boy was intoxicated and he assaulted his father. The boy was transported and booked into juvenile detention and DV Assault IV and Minor in Possession.

May 23:
A resident in the 500 block of 11th Street reported a mother and daughter were screaming and disturbing her sleep. A Blaine officer discovered that a parent had scolded her daughter for coming home an hour after her curfew. The discussion was over by the time officers arrived. They were advised of the complaint.

May 22:
Officer checked on a pedestrian who was walking on SR 543 close to the lane of travel and appeared to be lost. The woman was looking for a place to exchange some money. Officer assisted the woman in locating a bank.

May 21:
A local property owner on Peace Portal Drive reported finding a transient male sleeping behind his vacant building and requested an officer contact the man and ask him to leave. The man was gone on officer�s arrival. The man was located a short distance away, and the property owner�s request was passed along.

May 21:
A citizen reported a possible animal abuse case. The citizen provided a written statement that will be forwarded to the Whatcom County Humane Society for follow-up.

May 20:
A U.S. customs inspector intercepted a driver and passenger with a small amount of marijuana in their possession. The customs officer also recovered two used pipes from under the dash. A Blaine officer investigated the incident and cited both men to Blaine municipal court.

May 20:
Officer received a complainant that a 10-year-old boy had made obscene hand gestures and was making rude comments to his neighbor in the 1300 block of Blaine Avenue. An officer spoke to the boy, who denied doing anything wrong. An adult family member of the boy was advised of the complaint.

May 20:
Complainant reported her son�s bag, which contained his school books, was stolen. Complainant said they had located the school bag, but the contents were missing. Possible suspect information was provided to police, and the case is under investigation.

May 20:
Officers responded to an alarm at a business on Peace Portal Drive. Although there were some suspicious circumstances evident upon arriving, officers and the business owner were able to confirm that the alarm was accidental and nothing had been disturbed or tampered with. A false alarm notification was given to the owner at the scene.

May 20:
A resident reported children have been playing with the mail in unlocked mailboxes, which are located one block from the school. Mail has been switched between mailboxes, mailboxes have been vandalized, doors have been bent and junk food was stuffed into the mailbox. The resident will ask the post office to replace the mailboxes with locking ones. Extra patrol provided.

May 19:
A complaint was received regarding a 12-year-old who was calling younger children names. An officer made contact with the juvenile and advised her to stop. The juvenile�s guardian was also advised of the complaint.

May 19:
Citizen in the 900 block of 4th Street requested a civil standby so she could get some of her personal belongings from her former residence. A no contact order prohibited the citizen from going there by herself. Officer stood by as she removed some of her personal property and then cleared with no further incident.