Police Report -- February 12, 2004

Published on Thu, Feb 12, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

February 7:
Residents reported being awakened by loud noises in their neighborhood in the 5000 block of Plover Court. Officers investigated and found music blaring from a house and several vehicles parked in front. A large number of juveniles and minors could be seen inside, carrying and consuming alcoholic beverages. The home was under the control of a teenager while the parent/homeowners were out of the area for the weekend. All of the teens were contacted and detained. After investigation each person was released to a parent or an adult relative. Investigation to determine specific charges is continuing.

February 7:
An officer responded to investigate a 911 hang-up and found that a woman had been assaulted by her ex-husband in front of her children. The husband, who appeared intoxicated, was arrested and booked into jail. The victim did not require medical assistance. She had recently moved to the community and was given information regarding victim assistance programs and follow-up that would take place.

February 6:
A person returned home to her locked house in the 9800 block of Parkview Road and found a ball cap inside the residence that didn�t belong to her. Nothing appeared to be missing, and no forced entry was found. A family member recently moved from the residence, but returns on occasion and may have left the cap behind. All of the ways into the home appeared to be secure.

February 6:
A resident called to express concern about a neighbor who sometimes leaves her one-year-old child asleep in her car when she arrives home. When the child wakes up and begins to cry and scream, it sometimes takes a while for the parent to come and get the toddler. An officer spoke to the parent regarding the dangers of the practice. The parent, who stated she did not want to wake the child when he was sleeping, was cooperative and will not leave the child alone in the future.

February 6:
Store employees observed two adult men shoplift doughnuts and burritos from their store in the 1700 block of H Street. The men refused to stop when contacted in the parking lot. They ran to a lime green mid 60s Ford pick-up where they joined a third adult man who was waiting for them and drove away eastbound on H Street. A partial license plate number was provided, and officers are investigating.

February 6:
A business in the 100 block of C Street requested that officers contact a group of itinerant peddlers and warn them to not return to the business. The men had been previously asked not to return, but continued to do so. Police contacted and identified the trio of salesmen and warned them about their behavior and the possible consequences. The salesmen said they understood the trespass warning and would comply.

February 5:
Officers responded to a residence in reference to a teenage boy who was visiting girls in the 900 block of Harrison Avenue in the house while their parents were not home. The girls� mother did not want the boy at the house in the absence of adults. Two sisters at the residence also got into an argument over the boy. Officers contacted the boy and advised him the mother wanted him to leave. Officers had the boy leave, and the sisters in the house calmed down. There were no further problems at the house.

February 5:
At the school�s request, an officer checked on the welfare of a student who was not in school that day. The officer found the child�s mother was ill and had been unable to drive him to school. The officer transported the child to school as a courtesy to the mother.

February 5:
Officers received a court order requiring them to pick up a 13-year-old juvenile and take her to school. The order was issued by the court as a result of too many unexcused absences from school. The truant juvenile was picked up and taken to the middle school where she was released to the principal.

February 5:
A person called police because her intoxicated son-in-law was refusing to leave her home in the 900 block of Mitchell Avenue as requested. Officers responded and stopped the suspect as he was driving away from the scene. He was arrested for driving on a suspended license and driving under the influence and was later released. The vehicle he was driving was impounded.

February 4:
A resident in the 1400 block of Mitchell Avenue requested officers check on the welfare of a despondent neighbor who just broken up with his girlfriend. Officers checked on the neighbor and found he did not need police assistance.

February 4:
Officers responded to a physical domestic dispute in the 700 block of Elm Street. One victim, the suspect�s adult sister, was transported to the hospital for observation as she was experiencing severe pain after being beaten by her intoxicated brother. The second victim refused medical treatment so she could stay with the small children who were in the home. The suspect, a 21-year-old Blaine resident, had fled to Bellingham: officers there assisted in locating and arresting the man. He was booked on felony assault charges.

February 4:
During an argument at the school campus a 12-year-old boy threatened to shoot two girls. No weapon was displayed, but the girls were very upset and fearful that the threat could be carried out. An investigation was conducted and the boy was arrested and booked into juvenile detention for making the felony threats.

February 4:
Officers responded to a 911 hang-up call in Semiahmoo. Officers spoke with a mother who said her adopted son was yelling at her and not minding her. Officers talked to the boy and helped calm the problem down.

February 4:
Officers responded to a 911 report in the 8800 block of Bald Eagle Drive of a parent requesting help with an �out of control� teenage daughter. Officers responded to the home to help. Upon investigation, police arrested a 17-year-old female for assaulting her mother. The juvenile female was booked into Whatcom County juvenile detention.

February 3:
A motorist reported a young juvenile female walking barefoot (carrying her shoes) and alone in the 1300 block of H Street in cold weather. A search of the area and multiple business contacts were made, but the girl was not located. A short time later an employee of one of the businesses called to report a girl in the store matching that description. An officer contacted the girl, who stated she had been asked to leave the Boys and Girls Club and did not know where to go. The officer gave the girl a ride to her home in Birch Bay, where she was left in the custody of her teenage sister.

February 2:
A concerned citizen called to report a teenage girl stranded at a local after school club. An officer learned through a parent that the girl was missing and needed to be returned home. The teenager was located after a brief search and was taken into custody. The missing female was returned to her mother.