Police Report -- January 29, 2004

Published on Thu, Jan 29, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

January 25:
Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive. Officer determined the driver had a suspended driver´┐Żs license and arrested him for said offense. Officers searched the vehicle and found drug paraphernalia. The rear passenger confessed to being the owner of the pipe and to being in possession of marijuana. Officer also determined the passenger had a felony warrant for his arrest. The passenger was taken into custody and booked into jail. The driver was later released after being issued a criminal citation.

January 25:
A wildlife agent heard gun shots in the 8700 block of Semiahmoo Drive, where poaching had previously occurred. The agent requested assistance with a perimeter. While circulating the area an officer found two people with weapons. The duo were detained until the wildlife agent arrived to conduct an interview. The officer stood by with the agent until he was cleared.

January 25:
Report of five or six pistol shots coming from a neighborhood in the 500 block of 8th Street. Officers checked the area and spoke to several people. Some said the shots sounded like vehicle backfire and others said it sounded like fireworks. Patrol was provided, and nothing out of the ordinary was found.

January 25:
A Border Patrol agent found a partially open window at a vacant building in the 100 block of Marine Drive. Officers entered the building and found no one inside. The property owner was contacted and advised about the unsecured window. An employee will secure the window.

January 24:
Report of a child pushing another child in a cart on the roadway in the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue. An officer patrolled the neighborhood, but did not find the children or cart. The rain must have dampened their fun.

January 24:
A bogus internet order resulted in a $845 loss to a person that lives in North Carolina. The international money order was delivered to a mailbox business in Blaine, but the 18 carat band for a Rolex watch was not delivered. Incident is under investigation.

January 23:
A passing officer from another agency reported seeing a teenager running down the road in the 1000 block of H Street chasing a vehicle and carrying a small object at the school campus. Officers located the teen with one of his friends. During the contact the friend tried to throw away a small pocket knife he had in his possession. The knife, and the student, were turned over to school officials. The knife had not been used or brandished, but its possession on campus is illegal.

January 23:
A very intoxicated male subject told police an unknown male subject had pushed him against the wall in front of a local drinking establishment on Peace Portal Drive after they had a verbal argument. Male subject requested the police find the person who pushed him and tell him to leave him alone and to never touch him again. Male subject did not want to press charges, but just wanted to report the incident in case the man hurts him in the future. Officers were unable to locate the other party in the disturbance.

January 23:
Officer stopped a commercial vehicle for exceeding the posted speed limit. While attempting to contact the driver, the truck attempted to re-enter traffic. The officer was nearly struck by the trailer and was forced to run into traffic to avoid being hit. Driver was arrested and released at the scene.

January 23:
Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive. Following an investigation, one person was arrested for destroying a DVD player.

January 22:
A person in the 300 block of 11th Street reported cash was stolen from her home and she suspects a family member of the theft. The case is under investigation.

January 22:
A citizen reported hearing a loud bang in the 4000 block of D Street. They were unable to determine whether it was a gunshot or a back fire. Officers and USBP agents checked the area and were unable to locate anything indicating criminal activity.

January 21:
A resident reported a visitor dropped a paper coffee cup out of his car window in the 400 block of D Street and refused to pick it up. The litter had been removed when officers arrived. The driver was given a warning.

January 21:
A commercial crabber reported the theft of 25 new 40-inch four door crab pots from Marine Drive. The pots are valued $3,250. The crime is under investigation.

January 21:
Officer received a report of kids walking around a neighborhood in the 2200 block of Seaside Drive with what appeared to be paint ball guns. The complainant has had damage to his house in the past and does not want it repeated. An officer spoke to the parent of one of the boys who said he would make sure the kids only play in safe places away from other houses.

January 21:
Two Blaine students had their purses stolen on two separate dates during basketball games. A 17-year-old male student took a third purse during another basketball game, and hid it in his backpack. He was stopped by a teacher as he walked out of the gym. This particular purse was left out by the principal to catch the thief. The student confessed to stealing the three purses for the money they contained. The student said he dumped the purses, cell phones, and personal identification into the school dumpster. The first two stolen purses were not recovered. A Blaine officer investigated the incident and interviewed the suspect. The suspect confessed to the officer of the other thefts. The crime reports will be submitted to the juvenile prosecutor.