Police Report -- April 01, 2004

Published on Thu, Apr 1, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

March 29:
A woman found a three-year-old boy out exploring in the 300 block of E Street. The youngster was unable to tell the woman where he lived. Seeing no parent around, she took him to the nearest open business. An employee of the business called the police, and an officer responded and took custody of the tyke. He was taken to the police station to curtail his exploring, while the officer went in search of his parents. A few minutes later his mother was located as she was out looking for him. The family was from out of state and were visiting relatives in Blaine. Mom, dad and son were soon reunited.

March 29:
An officer saw an outside light flashing on and off near the kitchen/restroom area at Peace Arch State Park. The kitchen was found to be secure. It appeared the light bulb was about to expire.

March 28:
A person reported hearing gun shots in the woods near her home in the 8900 block of Semiahmoo Parkway. They said it sounded like someone was target practicing. Officers checked the area and also heard the shots. The area the shots were coming from was outside of the city limits. Officers notified the WCSO.

March 28:
Officers investigated a burglary in the 400 block of Cherry Street. It appears the suspect, a 17-year-old former house guest, broke into the house and stayed there while the residents were out of town. When the residents returned home, the suspect was gone and so was their pick-up truck. The stolen truck has been recovered, but officers are still searching for the suspect.

March 28:
A person reported a juvenile riding his off road motorcycle on a city street. The juvenile has been warned in the past. Officers went and spoke to the parent and advised if it happened again enforcement of the laws would occur.

March 27:
Officers were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated male giving customers a bad time at a gas station in the 300 block of Third Street. Officers contacted the intoxicated man who said he had been denied entry into Canada. He agreed to leave the gas station and said he was going to leave town and go to Seattle.

March 27:
A driver reported he was involved in a non-injury traffic accident, and his vehicle had a dent on the rear bumper. The other vehicle had no damage. An officer interviewed both drivers and a passenger of one of the vehicles. It appears the minor accident may have been the result of road rage. The report and citations will be submitted to the city attorney for review.

March 27:
US Customs reported two males hiding in the bushes near the entrance to the Peace Arch Port of entry. Officers contacted the pair, who explained they were homeless. One of the men returned to Canada and the other went into Blaine to find a hotel room.

March 26:
A resident reported someone splattered an egg on his front window. This is the third time similar circumstances have been discovered. The window was not damaged, but the egg made a big mess. Officers provided extra patrol for the area.

March 25:
A British Columbia resident called the police department to inquire as to the whereabouts of her daughter, who had been transported to a shelter by a Blaine officer earlier in the day. The mother was concerned because her daughter was not at the shelter when she went to pick her up. Information was provided to the mother, who was waiting for a Bellingham police officer to arrive at her location to take a missing person report.

March 25:
Information was received third hand of a red car vs stop sign accident on Hughes Avenue. Officers arrived in the area and found two signs knocked over. Red paint transfer was found on the post. Officers were able to place the signs upright. The red car was not located. It is unknown whether the damage was accidental or intentional.

March 25:
Officer responded to the Peace Arch Port of Entry regarding a man who was possibly DUI and without a valid driver’s license. During the course of the investigation it was found the driver had been drinking the previous night and still smelled of intoxicants; however, he did not display any effects of being under the influence. A check of his driver’s license showed it was valid. Officer cleared without no action taken.

March 25:
Officers were dispatched to a fight in progress at the high school. Officers arrived and found the suspect, a 16-year-old girl, had left the area. She was located, arrested for assault and processed and then released to her parents.

March 24:
An officer was asked to respond to the Peace Arch Port of Entry after a set of brass knuckles were discovered in a vehicle that was being inspected. The driver admitted to owning the knuckles and to having put them into the rental vehicle. The driver was issued a citation for being in possession of a dangerous weapon and was released with a court date.

March 23:
Officers responded to a report of a man assaulting a child outside a store in the 1700 block of H Street. The suspect vehicle was located and the people inside were contacted. A man, woman, and a six-year-old child were in the vehicle, and all were interviewed separately. Officers determined the dad had spanked the child for acting up, and a crime had not occurred.

March 23:
Officers were dispatched to a loud argument in progress at a home in the 600 block of Adelia Street. They found that a dispute between two adult men had escalated beyond arguing. At one point during the confrontation a juvenile was struck in the head by a large stick wielded by one of the men and a shotgun was brandished. The youth was not seriously injured. Officers received conflicting stories as to what transpired. Officers impounded the bamboo weapon and the shotgun that had been brandished during the incident. Investigation as to charges continues.