Police Report -- November 06, 2003

Published on Thu, Nov 6, 2003
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POLICE REPORTS

November 3:

Officers responded to the area of Bell Road and Dakota Creek after a citizen reported observing a canoe overturn, tossing the two occupants into the extremely cold water. The two female occupants were able to get to shore, where officers assisted them in getting out of the water. They were examined by the responding fire department personnel.

November 1:
A northbound driver on I-5 passed the U.S. customs building, made a U-turn and drove southbound on the freeway for 200 feet. The driver stopped at the northbound U.S. customs inspection. The driver was contacted by a customs inspector and turned over to a Blaine officer who cited the driver for the traffic infraction. The driver said she wanted to park in the customs parking lot, missed her turn and was going to drive down the on ramp to the parking lot.

November 1:
A resident called the police to report that his neighbor�s 19-year-old guest was rude and disrespectful. The young man was contacted, advised of the complaint and admitted he called the man names after he was insulted. Officers counseled both parties and advised the homeowner of the dispute. The parties continued their feud and each claimed the other instigated the incident.

November 1:
A boat owner reported someone had cut the lock off the cabin of his boat on two separate occasions, entered the cabin and removed items. The suspect left a photo of a person known to the boat owner. The boat owner is taking inventory. An investigation is in progress.

October 31:
U.S. Border patrol found a suitcase in Peace Arch Park. The owner had walked across the border into Canada. Officers took the bag for safekeeping.

October 31:
An officer observed a vehicle parked at a closed business in the 800 block of 4th Street with two juveniles standing outside the vehicle. When contacted, the officer observed a plastic bag laying on the roadway behind the driver�s left read wheel. It was discovered that the bag contained shaving cream. Both juveniles stated they had found the shaving cream laying on the roadway. The shaving was confiscated and destroyed.

October 31:
A merchant in the 400 block of H Street reported a parking dispute with a tow truck driver who was blocking business parking spaces. An officer advised the tow truck driver of the complaint and the driver moved his vehicle. The officer discovered the tow truck driver did not have a Blaine business license. The driver was directed to city hall, where he picked up a business license application.

October 31:
A driver from California was looking for the police department when he ran into the �Reserved for Police Vehicles� sign in the parking lot at the police department on H Street There was minor damage to the vehicle and the sign. Police officers took a collision report.

October 31:
A person in the 1900 block of H Street woke up feeling like something was wrong. She noticed the door to her house was open. She walked outside and saw a person running away from the house. The police were notified and officers responded to the area. K-9 was deployed and a track led to a possible suspect house. Case under investigation.

October 30:
Whatcom County sheriff�s office asked Blaine officers to check on a female in the 3400 block of Birch Bay-Lynden Road who appeared to be yelling at herself. Officers responded and found the person was trying to get home. Her ride to take her home from work never showed up. A deputy was able to clear and respond to assist the person.

October 30:
Officers assisted Whatcom County Humane Society in rounding up five horses which were loose on H Street. The horses were taken by the humane society because officers could not determine who the horses belonged to. The owner of the horses was later located and provided information on where to go to pick up his horses.

October 29:
Officer was dispatched to the Peace Arch port of entry for a report of a subject in possession of drugs. Officer investigated and arrested a 27-year-old male for felony possession of marijuana over 40 grams. The subject was booked into Whatcom County jail.

October 29:
Dispatch advised they were on the line with a subject who was possibly suicidal. Officers arrived and spoke with the individual. The man was receptive to help from the officers and was given a ride to St. Joseph Hospital for a voluntary mental health evaluation.

October 28:
Someone entered a closed business in the 500 block of C Street through an unlocked side door and took an employee�s CD/radio valued at $35. The suspect spilled yellow pancake mix in front of the fan, causing it to blow all over. The business was closed for the day because of the vandalism. It is unknown if any other property was taken during the burglary.

October 28:
A Blaine officer recovered an abandoned white (painted over gray or silver) Mongoose boy�s bicycle in front of the library. The bicycle was booked for safekeeping. Records will be checked to determine if it may be one of the bikes that was recently reported stolen.

October 28:
A 15-year-old boy admitted to entering a school locker room on five separate occasions, removing cash, cell phones and personal clothing from backpacks. School employees investigated the thefts, located 14 victims, found an eye witness and referred the case to Blaine police. The young man was expelled from school and has been offered counseling. A Blaine officer is completing the investigation and the case will be forwarded to the juvenile prosecutor.