Police Report -- April 08, 2004

Published on Thu, Apr 8, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

April 4:
Officers were contacted by a parent in the 500 block of 8th Street who was concerned about the way her son was reacting to an extremely stressful personal situation. The parent had spoken with a mental health professional and was told her son should be taken to the hospital. Officers assisted in getting the son to the hospital to speak with a mental health professional.

April 3:
A concerned citizen in the 200 block of 16th Street reported seeing movement inside of the house next door to his. No one was supposed to be at the residence. Officers checked the residence and found it to be secure. All of the windows and doors were shut and locked and the house appeared to be in order. Two cats were seen walking around inside of the house. The reporting party stated that his wife had just seen the blinds move and neither of them had been aware there were cats in the residence. Officers left without incident.

April 3:
Customs and border protection called and requested an officer for a missing juvenile who had attempted entry into Canada. Canadian officials detained the juvenile and returned him to the Peace Arch Port of Entry. The investigation revealed the juvenile was a ward of the state and he was turned over to Child Protective Services.

April 3:
The owner of a pick up truck parked the vehicle on Peace Portal south of Hughes with a for sale sign in the window. The vehicle sat for quite awhile with no problems and one or two inquiries. On Saturday morning between 9 a.m. and noon someone broke the windows out with a rock. There are no suspects or additional leads.

April 3:
While on patrol an officer noticed a man with a back pack and a large sleeping roll walking south on Peace Portal. The officer contacted the individual and learned he was a Canadian musician hitchhiking his way to Seattle to attend a music festival.

April 3:
A resident requested that an officer talk to her son, who was acting strange and possibly distraught over a recent break up. Officers contacted the son and spoke with him about his odd behavior. He assured officers that there was no problem, that he was just going through some hard times, and had no intention of causing any problems. Officers cleared with no further action taken.

April 3:
A 10-year-old boy stole about $52 worth of trading cards from a business in the 1700 block of H Street. His parents were aware of the situation. A report will be forwarded to the juvenile authorities for review.

April 2:
A concerned citizen reported seeing three male juveniles with cans of spray paint in the 600 block of Peace Portal Drive. The citizen believed they were preparing to “tag” a concrete wall or a railway car. When the trio were located they did not have any spray cans with them and they denied having done any tagging. They related that they were simply in the area to view the previous works of art on the wall.

April 1:
A father reported that a man in a silver mid-size car stopped by his 13-year-old daughter and asked how much she would charge to have sex with him. The child ran home and told her father about the incident, which occurred near Salishan Park. The man is described as clean shaven and in his 30s. Officers have a possible license number for the suspect’s vehicle and are following up on the incident.

April 1:
A person in the 200 block of B Street came into the police department and reported that one of his neighbors had threatened to kill him. Officers are collecting statements from witnesses and will attempt to make contact with the suspect.

April 1:
Blaine officers assisted U.S. Customs and Bellingham police department when two bags of stolen property were discovered in a vehicle. The bags had cell phones, credit cards, ID, narcotics paraphernalia, and U.S. mail which had just been stolen from mail boxes in Bellingham. The suspect and stolen property were turned over to Bellingham police.

April 1:
A postal employee reported a customer in the 100 block of 15th Street had placed a note in the mailbox requesting a welfare check, because she did not have a phone and could not call for help. Officers checked the welfare of the female and called aid. She was transported to St. Joseph Hospital.

March 31:
Officers responded to an activated fire alarm at the high school. A class was baking cookies and burnt some of them, activating the alarm. Officers cleared without incident.

March 31:
Officers were dispatched to a fight in progress in the 1000 block of Boblett Avenue. The caller stated there were several people fist fighting behind the school. While officers were responding, dispatch reported the caller said the suspect got in a smaller light blue car and left the area. Officers saw a car matching the description leaving the area. The car was stopped and the male passenger detained. His mother was the driver. Another officer checked at the school and everyone he spoke to said they had not seen any fighting. The person who called in the fight did not leave their information, so the officers could not call them back. The suspect was released. Case closed.

March 30:
Officers responded to a crisis line report of an adult female who was talking about committing suicide with a gun. Officers spoke to the uninjured woman who volunteered to go to the hospital to speak to a CDMHP. An officer transported the female to the hospital. A handgun was impounded from the woman’s home for safekeeping.

March 30:
A Blaine resident was apprehended on outstanding felony charges stemming from two recent criminal investigations. The charges included residential burglary, theft, and taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission. Two warrants were also located on the individual for probation violations on malicious mischief and possession of a dangerous weapon. The 17-year-old male was booked into Whatcom County Juvenile Detention and the warrants were cleared from law enforcement databases.