Police Report -- February 05, 2004

Published on Thu, Feb 5, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

February 3:
Complainant reported she heard a female screaming in front of a residence in the 500 block of D Street. Officers located the two female subjects who were screaming in front of their residence. The female subjects were screaming because they were trying to release some stress over a recent death in the family. They stated they were sorry if they had disturbed anyone, and they agreed to stop screaming.

February 2:
An unknown person from New York called the chamber of commerce and reported that a business using a Blaine address is a scam using debit and credit cards. No other info was gathered for follow-up. The incident was documented.

February 2:
A person from Massachusetts reported someone had used her business� bank account, and the merchandise that was purchased was mailed to a Blaine address. The Massachusetts resident was advised to contact her local police department to reference the crime.

February 1:
Officers were dispatched to a Blaine residence in the 4300 block of Vista Avenue for a report of a child not getting along with her parents. The investigation revealed that the parents were unaware the child had called police. The child had been asked to clean her room, and she did not want to do so. The child was counseled and officers cleared without incident.

January 31:
A resident in the 400 block of C Street called the police when a neighbor�s 25-foot cloth carport blew into her yard for the second time. A Blaine officer contacted the owner. He will be making arrangements to make sure his garage doesn�t wander off his property again.

January 31:
Employees in a tavern in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive ordered a disorderly patron to leave. The patron ultimately did leave, but then started telephoning the tavern and harassing the employees. Officers contacted the suspect and instructed her to stop the calls and stay away from the tavern.

January 30:
Blaine elementary school officials asked for police assistance in finding two 11-year-old students who had arrived at school in the morning but were no longer on campus. An extensive search by police officers and border patrol agents lasted more than an hour. The kids were located on the commercial fishing dock by border patrol agents. The girls said they cut classes and played in Marine Park because they were unhappy about not being allowed to attend a school outing. Their parents, who had left work to help in the search, indicated the girls would probably be even more unhappy in the near future.

January 30:
A resident in the 700 block of A Street reported she is being harassed by a man she met on the internet. The man has refused to stop emailing profanity to her and continues to make annoying calls to her residence. A Blaine officer investigated the incident and advised the man of the complaint. He agreed not to contact the resident again.

January 30:
A resident in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue caught two young boys trying to steal her son�s bicycle out of her front yard. The boys took off when they saw her. Officers canvassed the area and contacted several possible suspects but none of them admitted to the crime.

January 30:
Officers responded to a report of kids lighting fireworks on D Street. They contacted a group of youths; one admitted to setting off the fireworks and said he did not know it was illegal. The group was advised of the fireworks laws, and the parents of the youth were advised of the contact.

January 30:
A resident in the 2000 block of Montfort Avenue reported that an acquaintance had borrowed his vehicle and, during the time he was using the vehicle, also used a bank card which he had found in the vehicle. Over two hundred dollars was taken from the victim�s account. The case is under investigation.

January 29:
An anonymous caller reported two men were arguing very loudly inside a hotel room in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive and threatening to shoot each other. Officers arrived and contacted the hotel room. They found three very intoxicated men, a shotgun, and lots of ammunition. The men admitted arguing but denied threatening to shoot each other. The shotgun was owned by one of the men, who said he was in the process of selling it. Officers separated the men for the remainder of the night and the shotgun was secured. Hotel management was notified of the problem.

January 29:
An anonymous caller reported several people yelling at each other behind a bar that had just closed in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive. As officers approached a group of adults in the parking lot, they fled on foot. Officers caught up with two of the runners, who claimed the argument had started because the two faster guys had been harassing and belittling a friend of theirs, and that the argument was only verbal. The decision to run when police approached appeared to be an act of alcohol-induced mentality. Everyone involved was counseled about disorderly conduct. The young man who had been harassed was found by police and interviewed; he confirmed he had not been hurt.

January 29:
A citizen reported noise from construction in the 3700 block of H Street after 7 p.m., in violation of the Blaine municipal code. Officers made contact with the contractor who agreed to shut it down for the night.

January 27:
Police department received information from the Whatcom Humane Society about a dog which had possibly been abandoned in the 400 block of F Street. A notice was posted at the empty residence where the dog was found outside in a kennel without food. The animal will be impounded if no response is received from the owner within 24 hours.