Police Report -- June 03, 2004

Published on Thu, Jun 3, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

May 27:
A citizen reported that a male subject had just kicked in the door to a motel room in the 200 block of D Street and had assaulted a person inside the room. While officers were conducting an investigation of the incident, the suspect drove past the location and was identified by the victim as the person who perpetrated the burglary and assault. The vehicle was stopped and a 21- year-old man was arrested and booked into jail for burglary and assault. A passenger in the vehicle was arrested and released for possession of a dangerous weapon.

May 27:
Officers saw a person driving in the 1300 block of Odell Road who was known to have a suspended license. The woman was arrested and issued citations, and her vehicle was impounded. Officers then gave her a ride home.

May 27:
Officers received a 911 hang-up call at a residence in the 1300 block of Peace Portal Drive. Officers checked the residence and found everyone to be OK. The phone had been dialed by accident while the resident was trying to wipe water off it.

May 27:
A person reported a vehicle weaving all over the road in the 4400 block of Sweet Road. Officers followed the vehicle which was showing signs that the driver was intoxicated. The vehicle was stopped, and it was determined the driver was sober. The person was having problems steering the vehicle.

May 26:
A caller reported visiting a local gas station in the 1500 block of H Street and not finding any clerk. An officer immediately checked the business and found the clerk working diligently behind the counter.

May 26:
A school administrator requested that an officer attempt to locate a student who has been truant from school for two days. The officer checked the student’s residence and around town, but was unable to locate her.

May 26:
Officers were asked to check on a driver at the Peace Arch port of entry who had an expired license. Officers spoke to the person and explained how much the ticket would be if they were caught driving. The driver decided to find an alternative way to get home.

May 25:
Report of a possible DUI at the Peace Arch port of entry. The driver of the vehicle performed field sobriety tests and passed. However, for the safety of himself and others, the driver decided to sleep for a few hours before driving any further.

May 25:
A city employee reported someone ran over a small tree on the northwest corner of 3rd and Cedar streets. An officer investigated the hit and run accident and determined a truck had cut the corner. The estimated replacement cost of the tree is $750.

May 25:
A driver of a motor vehicle was contacted by a Customs and Border Protection officer at the Peace Arch port of entry. The officer believed that the driver was intoxicated. A police officer had the driver perform field sobriety tests. The driver failed the tests and was arrested for DUI. After the DUI process, the driver was released to his wife, who was sober and able to drive.

May 25:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection notified officers of an individual driving on a suspended/revoked 2nd driver’s license. The Seattle resident was contacted, arrested, cited and released for the offense. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle driven had switched out of state license plates. The plates were removed from the vehicle and placed into evidence. The vehicle was towed, and the California owner will be notified of the vehicle’s impoundment.

May 24:
After all attempts to assist had failed, court action was begun to bring a business which had failed to pay gasoline taxes into compliance. Report forwarded to prosecutor for review.

May 24:
A person in the 1200 block of Hughes Avenue reported having received a harassing telephone call with silence at the other end. There are no suspects as of yet. AT&T is aware of the complaint, and the matter will be monitored by AT&T for a possible pattern of harassment.

May 24:
An officer was asked to check on juveniles who were loitering on a corner on Adelia Street and were not in school. The officer contacted the youngsters and found they were on contract learning programs. He verified their status with the Timber Ridge school and notified the complaining party of the reason the kids were not in school.

May 24:
An adult female was reported missing by her family. A family member and an officer searched for and located the female. The female was fine and had simply been working in a different location for the day.

May 24:
An officer assisted two senior residents in reporting a fraud on-line to the Internet Fraud Complaint Center. The couple did not lose any money in the scheme, which involved giving their U.S. Bank Account number to a Nigerian so he could transfer a $22 million bequest into their account. They were asked to pay $13,000 in fees before the transfer of funds could be completed.

May 24:
An officer assisted U.S. Customs and investigated a complaint from a female driver who claimed she had been stalked by her ex-husband. The woman had decided she wanted to start a new life in Canada, but was denied entry because she was without funds and entry papers. The officer discovered the driver held a valid driver’s license, but she had an empty gas tank and was living out of her car. The officer helped the traveler by buying enough gas for her car to get her to the Womencare Shelter in Bellingham.

May 24:
A family of six Canadian citizens was stranded in Blaine when their transportation to Abbotsford wasn’t able to pick them up. With the assistance of a USBP agent the family was transported to the border, where the Canadian authorities might be able to provide further assistance.