Police Report -- July 24, 2003

Published on Thu, Jul 24, 2003
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POLICE REPORTS

July 21:
An officer responded to a report of a vicious dog that was tied up in front of a business in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive. The officer was advised that the store owner had asked the owner of the dog to please vacate the business and take his dog with him. The officer was unable to locate the dog and its owner.

July 21:
A citizen asked to speak with an officer regarding a neighbor dispute in the 1000 block of Adelia Street. Officer made contact with the residence and found the reporting party had left the house immediately after calling the police. Another party at the house, who was also involved in this case, said she did not have time to speak with the officer as she also had to leave. The person was advised to contact the police upon her return.

July 21:
Several people called and complained that a train had been blocking the crossing at Bell Road and Peace Portal Drive for about 30 minutes. Officers explained that federal law prohibits enforcement against the conductor for blocking the intersection. Officers did contact the railroad, who said they were working as fast as they could to clear the intersection.

July 19:
Officers responded to a complaint in the 700 block of D Street that a male juvenile was having trouble keeping his pants up as he walked on a public street. Officers contacted the 16-year-old and his three younger companions. All four were found to be exhibiting the effects of having consumed liquor and were MIP. Reports will be submitted to the juvenile prosecutor for review.

July 19:
A boat owner in the 200 block of Marine Drive yelled at two men who were rowing away in his $500 dinghy. The men jumped on to the dock, abandoned the dinghy and fled on foot. The dinghy was recovered and secured. A Blaine officer searched the area, but could not locate the suspects.

July 19:
A person in the 600 block of A Street reported that a group of kids were running around paying in front of her residence and they were keeping everyone in the neighborhood awake. The kids were contacted hiding in their tent, which was pitched in the front yard of the apartment complex where they live. The kids were advised that it was too late for a game of tag. They were advised to stay in their tent and keep the noise down.

July 19:
Blaine officers responded to a complaint in the 400 block of C Street that a neighbor�s dog walked into a residence and frightened the occupants. Officers located the dog and returned it to its owner. The neighbor apologized.

July 19:
Officers were dispatched to check on a car in the 9100 block of Glen Eagle Drive that was sending a distress signal to Lexus� North Star program. Officers located the car and found there was no emergency. The battery in the car had died and when the owner jump started it, the car sent the signal.

July 19:
Blaine officers assisted the U.S. Coast Guard by investigating a report of emergency flares near Drayton Harbor. Officers were not able to spot a vessel of any type. Near the time of the reported flares, WCSO deputies were advised of kids shooting off fireworks near Birch Bay state park. The Coast Guard was advised of all information. Blaine officers cleared without incident.

July 18:
A person in the 300 block of Alder Street called police because an unknown person left a vehicle near his business. The unknown person calls every two to three weeks to see if the car is still there. Officers were not able to find any information on the vehicle owner. The vehicle will be impounded if not moved within 72 hours.

July 18:
Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction in the 2000 block of Peace Portal Drive. It was determined that the driver had a suspended license. There was also a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle. The driver was cited for driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana. The driver was released with a court date. July 18: Officers received a complaint of someone possibly camping in a public park. Officers arrived and found a children�s tent. Officers located the owner in a nearby neighborhood.

July 18:
Officers responded to a verbal domestic dispute in progress in the 1600 block of Runge Road. Upon arrival it was determined that a female had damaged property belonging to her boyfriend and assaulted a friend of the family. She was cited for malicious mischief and 4th degree assault. She was not booked into jail, so her children could be cared for.

July 18:
U.S. Customs reported that they were questioning a male subject who was in possession of two grams of marijuana. Officer arrested the male subject. Upon further investigation, it was determined that arrestee had been operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, which he was also arrested for.

July 17:
Officers received a report of phone harassment from an individual in the 1000 block of Adelia Street. An officer spoke to the individuals who had been calling and they agreed to stop making the harassing phone calls.

July 16:
A neighborhood resident in the 8600 block of Great Horned Owl Lane called police to report juveniles lighting off fireworks outside of the legal time window. Officer spoke to the juvenile�s parents. The parent had already stopped the problem.

July 16:
A citizen in the 200 block of 9th Street reported receiving harassing phone calls for the past year. The citizen was given steps to take to prevent further calls. Citizen advised they would be changing their phone number shortly.

July 16:
Subject was stopped for exceeding the maximum speed limit on I-5. It was learned that the subject�s privilege to drive in the state of Washington had been suspended because of unpaid tickets. Citation issued.