Police Report -- September 04, 2003

Published on Thu, Sep 4, 2003
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POLICE REPORTS

September 1:

Officer responded to a report of a possible suspicious death of an animal in the 5300 block of Canvasback Road. Due to the time between finding the animal and the death, officers were unable to determine the cause of death. Fish and wildlife officers were notified.

September 1:
Officer checked the welfare of a woman in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive who was sitting in the sun wearing heavy winter clothes. The woman was determined to be fine and was attempting to get a ride out of town.

August 31:
Officer received a call from a person who was removed from a tavern in the 500 block of Peace Portal Drive and thought he should not have been removed. Officer contacted all persons involved including the bartender who said he asked the person to leave several times before helping him off the premises. The person left the area and said he would not return.

August 31:
A three-year-old received a cut to the head in the 800 block of D Street. The accident occurred when two siblings were playing. There was no foul play.

August 31:
A man in the 400 block of C Street called police to report that his 17-year-old son had pulled a knife on him, and he wanted him arrested. After investigating and talking to witnesses, officers determined the boy had grabbed the knife in defense after his father had assaulted him. The father was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail for Assault 4th Degree/DV.

August 30:
Officer was contacted by a citizen in the 8000 block of Blue Grouse Way who reported someone had placed sand in his gas tank. There are no suspects at this time and investigation is continuing.

August 29:
A person reported that a man had crashed his bicycle in front of a business in the 600 block of Peace Portal Drive and appeared to be too intoxicated to get up and resume riding. Officers checked the area but did not locate the person.

August 29:
Officer received a call of a vehicle in a ditch partially blocking the road in the 1600 block of Runge Road. Officers arrived and found a person next to the vehicle drinking an alcoholic beverage. Upon seeing the officers, the person put the alcohol under the vehicle in an attempt to hide it. Officers cited the person for littering and having an open container. Since the vehicle was blocking the roadway and no one at the scene admitted to driving it, it was towed.

August 29:
Officer received a complaint from a citizen that someone had placed a business card in her mailbox in the 9000 block of Lincoln Lane. The situation was brought to the attention of the U.S. Postal Service and the business was contacted and advised not to repeat this offense. The business owner said he was not aware that using the mailboxes for this purpose was a felony.

August 28:
A Blaine officer assisted customs inspectors with a minor in possession investigation at the Peace Arch crossing involving two 19-year-old males who had been drinking in Canada. The boys received warnings regarding Washington�s minor in possession laws and were released to the custody of their sober designated driver.

August 28:
A customer observed an adult male pick up two boxes of wine and leave a market without making an attempt to pay. A clerk escorted the suspect back to the store, recovered the wine and called police. A Blaine officer investigated and arrested the suspect after he admitted shoplifting the wine.

August 27:
A citizen reported an elderly female walking down the road in the 100 block of B Street. The caller thought the person was a walk-away from a nursing home. The welfare of the female was checked and found to be fine. She was just out enjoying the weather.

August 27:
A person in the 600 block of A Street contacted police to report that his neighbors upstairs were allowing their dog to use the patio as a bathroom. The urine runs through the gap between the decking and drips onto the complainant�s patio. The landlord was notified.

August 27:
A Blaine officer responded to a complaint in the 200 block of Marine Drive about a transient sleeping in Marine Park. The transient was contacted and advised not to sleep in the park. He moved to an isolated area outside the park and is preparing to leave town next week.

August 27:
Several people in a vehicle were contacted by U.S. Border Patrol in the 500 block of 3rd Avenue for a possible immigration violation. It was found the driver of the car had a suspended driver�s license. The driver was arrested for DWLS and the car was searched. About 3.1 grams of methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia were found. The driver was booked into jail.

August 26:
An officer investigated a possible domestic dispute after neighbors heard yelling in an apartment in the 1400 block of Bayview Drive. It was found that a boyfriend was upset because his girlfriend had not returned home after her work shift. The boyfriend agreed to keep the noise down. He also said the problem would be resolved by his moving back home to eastern Washington.

August 26:
A couple reported being stopped and detained in the 1100 block of Peace Portal Drive by a male who was possible impersonating a police office. Case under investigation.

August 25:
A city worker saw a young man climbing an extension ladder to a second story window on a house in the 1500 block of B Street. Officers arrived and found they had interrupted a verbal domestic dispute. The female occupant of the house was not cooperative with police. The involved parties were warned about domestic violence laws and officers cleared.