Police Report -- April 22, 2004

Published on Thu, Apr 22, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

April 18:
A parent reported that her daughter was violating her probation by not being home at 5:30 p.m. The incident was documented, and a case number was provided to the girl’s mother. She will contact her daughter’s probation officer to report the incident.

April 18:
A man reported someone entered his residence in the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue and stole an envelope which contained $472. A possible suspect has been identified, and the case is under investigation.

April 18:
A semi-truck and trailer were observed backing south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5, down the 276 on ramp and onto D Street. The driver was identified and will receive a citation for the violation of law.

April 18:
A person reported that he deposited money into another person’s account in exchange for legal advice. He has not received the legal advice and can no longer get a hold of the person into whose account he deposited the money. Under investigation.

April 18:
WCSO deputies observed a man removing property from a dark storage shop in the early morning hours. The deputies and a Blaine officer contacted the man and found he had legitimate access to the storage area. He was returning property to his ex-spouse who was parked next to his vehicle. The man thanked the officers for their good observation.

April 17:
A complaint was received about two dogs that were running at large in the 600 block of F Street. The responding police and animal control officers found no people home at the residence. The animals had returned to their fenced backyard, so the officers closed and temporarily secured the portion of fence the dogs had managed to slip through. A note was left to alert the owners to the problem.

April 17:
A citizen in the 1700 block of Peace Portal Drive called to complain about an on-going speed problem. The citizen wanted information about getting a speed limit sign put up in front of her residence. She was advised that she would need to contact the public works department and was provided their contact information. Officer also put out a broadcast for extra patrol in the area.

April 16:
A citizen had hidden a rifle in the woods while attempting to cross the border. The citizen was unable to contact anyone at the local businesses that store firearms. The rifle was retrieved from the woods and impounded for safekeeping.

April 16:
A person in the 9000 block of Gleneagle Drive received notification of having won a foreign lottery. Case under investigation as possible fraud.

April 16:
A business owner in the 500 block of Peace Portal Drive reported an unruly customer who did not want to leave her business. While officers were en route to the business the owner reported the subject had left, but was now getting into a fight in front of the business. Officer arrived and contacted the subject. Business owner requested the subject be trespassed from her property, so the man was issued a trespass notice. He said he understood and he left the area.

April 15:
While conducting an inspection with the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 10 suspected Stanozolol tablets (anabolic steroids) were found in a car. The tablets will be sent to a lab for positive identification, and the incident report will be forwarded to a prosecutor for review and possible criminal charges.

April 15:
A business in the 1800 block of Pipeline Road was hit with graffiti over night. A van belonging to the business and an outside wall were painted. The graffiti was photographed and will be compared to other graffiti in hopes of identifying the suspect.

April 15:
Officers were dispatched to a 911 hang up call. Officers were then advised it was a medical call. Officers still responded and discovered it was a physical domestic dispute. One person was arrested and taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

April 15:
An officer assisted a U.S. Customs inspector at the Pacific Highway truck crossing by checking on the status of an impaired man who was walking into Blaine from Canada. It was determined the man had a confirmed felony warrant from Bellingham for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender. The suspect was detained by the customs inspector and turned over to WCSO for transportation to the Whatcom County jail.

April 15:
Officer was dispatched to a local business, because there was a person on the pay phone at that location who was threatening suicide. An officer arrived and contacted a male transient who had been refused entry into Canada. The man was transported to the police department and then taken to mental health for a voluntary commitment.

April 14:
Officer received a complaint about a group of kids who were playing on a dirt pile in a person’s back yard in the 600 block of G Street. The homeowner said she has asked the kids not to play in her yard in the past. An officer contacted three young boys and advised them not to play there anymore. They said they would stay away from the property.

April 12:
A citizen reported a possible intoxicated driver was northbound on Interstate 5 near Ferndale. The citizen followed the vehicle northbound. A Blaine officer was southbound on the freeway when the subject vehicle was observed passing northbound. The Blaine officer turned around and caught up to the vehicle which had exited and then pulled into the gas station on Peace Portal. The driver was contacted and admitted to driving erratically. The driver agreed to allow the officer to search his vehicle for drugs. During the search a pipe used to smoke marijuana was located. The subject was issued a citation for being in possession of drug paraphernalia.

April 9:
A person reported that she was nearly struck by another vehicle while crossing the street in the 400 block of D Street. She said that while she was crossing, using the cross walk east bound, she heard a car behind her on the cross street driving south and that it “felt” like it was very close. She obtained a license plate of the vehicle, and the driver was contacted. The driver remembered seeing the person, but said that she was almost across the street, in the opposite lane from the one in which he was traveling with her back to him and that he was at least eight to 10 feet away from her. The driver was reminded to use due care. No citation was issued.

April 8:
An employee at Cost Cutter saw a male put a bottle of wine into a back pack and then leave the store without paying for the wine. The male was contacted and returned to the store. An officer contacted the man and issued him a citation for the offense.

April 8:
A concerned citizen reported a woman driving a Colorado-plated vehicle was taking pictures of houses in the 9700 block of Allen Street. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.

April 7:
A man was out driving his newly acquired vehicle when he arrived at the Peace Arch port of entry. He was unaware of the fact that the vehicle bore two different license plates. Much to his surprise he learned that the rear license plate on the vehicle was reported as having been stolen. A Blaine police officer impounded the stolen license plate.

April 7:
A man reported sending a check to an address in Blaine in payment for a part he ordered off Ebay. He felt he was being scammed because the check had been cashed but he had not received the part. The investigating officer contacted the business in question and learned that the part had been manufactured and was shipped. The part should arrive within a day or two.

April 6:
Officers were asked to check on a car and a person at U.S. customs. The person had been denied entry into Canada. He did not appear to have a valid license, and the car he was driving did not have license plates. Officers discovered the driver had a suspended license. The car was his and for a reason he would not disclose he took the plates off his car. His car had been towed to the POE, so he was not witnessed driving it. He was warned that if he did drive he would be arrested. He said he would find other means of transportation.

April 6:
Officers were dispatched to a domestic dispute where a 16-year-old girl had barricaded herself in her bedroom. After speaking to both the parent and the child it was discovered the child simply felt she should not have to follow the rules. The parent was given information on programs that may help the situation. No crime.

April 6:
A person reported hearing two voices just outside her house in the 4400 block of D Street in the late night hours. Officers arrived in the area, walked around the house, and patrolled the area. No one was located, and everything appeared to be secure.

April 6:
Officers responded to a 911 hang up in the 9100 block of Great Blue Heron Lane. Upon arrival it was determined that a grandmother had called because her adult grandson was feeling ill. The grandson did not wish medical attention and everything was fine at the house.

April 5:
A person reported that earlier in the day during an “open house” in the 8600 block of Blue Grouse Way a strange man had visited. When the resident was getting ready for bed that night, she found that her bedroom window was unlocked and open. The resident knew that no one had entered the house, but she was very concerned because she never leaves her windows unlocked. She asked for and received extra patrol.

April 5:
A person called police after seeing two juveniles pulling real estate signs out of the ground. Officers contacted the children and their mother. They were warned about their behavior, and they promised not to do it again.

April 5:
Officers were dispatched to a possible physical domestic in progress. After investigating, officers learned a parent had given her child a disciplinary swat when she refused to obey. There was no crime, and officers cleared without incident.

April 5:
A person reported his $200 mountain bike was stolen sometime during the night in the 200 block of Marine Drive. Officers took the report at the station. Upon leaving the station, the victim discovered his bike parked at the library. Officers contacted three juvenile boys, one ten-year-old and two nine-year-olds, who confessed to stealing the bicycle. The victim did not wish to press charges. The boys’ parents were contacted, and they came to the station and picked up the kids.

April 5:
A woman saw four girls walking across the roof of a neighbor’s house in the 9700 block of Vista Terrace. Knowing the neighbors were not at home she telephoned the police department to express her concern for the girls’ safety. A patrol officer contacted the young ladies and helped them get down from the roof safely. The mother of one of the girls was contacted, and she said she would personally contact the other parents. A message was also left for the homeowner.