Police Report -- August 14, 2003

Published on Thu, Aug 14, 2003
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POLICE REPORTS

August 10:
Officers responded to a report of an unconscious male in front of a business in the 1500 block of H Street. Officers arrived and found that the man was very intoxicated and had fallen down, striking his head. Aid was called and he was transported to the hospital. The man had just purchased another bottle of wine from the business in front of which he had collapsed. A complaint for the sale of alcohol to an intoxicated person is being reviewed.

August 10:
Officers responded to a 911 hang up call in the 9900 block of Canada View. Upon arrival it was determined that the person calling wanted to report suspicious activity near the border. U.S. border patrol responded and found the suspicious people to be tourists taking pictures of the international boundary.

August 9:
Officers responded to a resident in the 1000 block of Adelia Street who was receiving harassing phone calls, which were not only nasty but annoying. Offices obtained the phone number from which the calls were coming and located the 15-year-old suspect. He was interviewed and agreed to stop being a nuisance.

August 8:
Officers were dispatched to a possible assault involving a firearm in the 1400 block of Bayview Drive. Teenagers initially reported that they went to a man�s house and were ordered off the property at gun point. Officers determined that no assault had occurred; however, the suspect did have possession of a weapon and had a criminal record. He was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and was booked into Whatcom County jail.

August 8:
A resident observed and reported a lady who appeared to be in distress on Drayton Harbor Road just inside the city limits. An officer investigated and discovered a very impaired adult who was trying to walk to Blaine Marina from the Semiahmoo area. The officer transported the woman to the safety of a relative.

August 8:
A person called to report a small child wandering alone behind a business in the 1700 block of Peace Portal Drive. Upon officer�s arrival, the child had already been retrieved by an adult. Officers contacted the adult who turned out to be the child�s aunt. She advised that the child had just learned how to open doors, and he had snuck out of the house. The aunt was advised on ways to secure the doors.

August 8:
A resident in the 1300 block of 4th Street reported a former tenant had returned to the property and was sleeping on the grass behind the building. Officers are following up to verify whether or not the sleep-over was conducted in violation of a no trespass order.

August 8:
Officers observed a female sleeping in the 600 block of Peace Portal drive on a bench with litter strewn underneath her. Officer made contact with the lady and checked her welfare. She identified herself as a traveler and said she was not in need of assistance; she agreed to retrieve her refuse.

August 7:
Officers responded to a report of juveniles fighting in the street in the 1500 block of Mitchell Avenue and found two boys who had been scuffling. One 15-year-old was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. The children were turned over to their parents. A case report will be submitted to the prosecutor for review of assault charges.

August 7:
Officers responded to a passerby complaint that juveniles were drinking and starting a bonfire in the parking lot of a business by the beach in the 9200 block of Semiahmoo Drive. Officers discovered a group of adults who were tending to a small beach campfire without food or beverages or juveniles in sight. They were advised of the complaint.

August 7:
Officers were dispatched to a verbal domestic in the 300 block of Alder Street. Officers spoke to both parties and determined that no physical assault had occurred. The couple stated they are starting counseling this week. Officers cleared without incident.

August 7:
Officers responded to a report of an adult couple involved in a physical domestic dispute in the 600 block of A Street. The couple was in the process of splitting up when they got into a fight over possession of personal property. The male threw his ex-partner to the pavement, injuring her shoulder and then left the scene. Officers located and arrested the man for Domestic Violence/Assault 4 and booked him into Whatcom County Jail. The woman was evaluated at the hospital and released after treatment.

August 6:
A person complained about a transient sleeping on a bench in front of a business in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive. There were also several unopened beer cans next to the transient. Officers contacted him, but he refused help.

August 5:
A U.S resident was denied entry into Canada and tried two times to sneak across the border. He was apprehended on each occasion by Canadian immigration officers and returned to U.S. Customs. The man became enraged when he was being released and spat in the face of a female U.S. customs inspector. A Blaine officer investigated the incident, arrested the man, and cited him to Blaine Municipal Court for assault.

August 5:
A citizen in the 200 block of Marine Drive reported that a creditor has been calling them and harassing them. The creditor was calling for a person that does not and never has resided with them. The person requested information on how to get the creditor to quit calling.

August 5:
Officers responded to multiple reports of juveniles preparing to fight in the street in the 700 block of Adelia Avenue. Officers contacted two very intoxicated 13 and 15-year-old boys. The children were arrested and released to their parents. The report will be submitted to the juvenile prosecutor for minor in possession charges.

August 5:
A Blaine officer assisted U.S. Customs with a special detail which uncovered a man who was smuggling more than $77,000 of U.S. currency across the U.S. border. The man was booked into jail by Customs. The money and the vehicle were seized.