Police Report -- June 10, 2004

Published on Thu, Jun 10, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

June 6:
Complainant in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive reported a male subject threatened to hurt her dog because it had attacked his two dogs while he was walking them. Complainant’s dog was on a leash and attached to a tree. Officer contacted the other party who said his dogs were not hurt, but he got mad when the complainant’s dog jumped at his dogs for no reason. The male subject was advised to not make threats in the future, and to call the police if he is too upset.

June 5:
Officers were advised that a K-9 trained to detect explosives indicated a car that had entered through the Peace Arch. Officers closed I-5 and notified proper agencies. Officers provided traffic control until the situation was resolved

June 4:
A citizen in the 1500 block of Peace Portal Drive reported an intoxicated person in the roadway. Officers contacted the intoxicated female, who said she was in the road tending to a dying rabbit that was struck by traffic. The female declined a ride and walked away after being warned about being in traffic.

June 4:
A person in the 700 block of A Street called to report that his neighbors were having a party and were being loud. Officers arrived and found three juvenile females with three adult males. The six were being loud and listening to loud music. Because of the time of night, the juvenile’s parents were all notified, and one parent picked up all three females. Officers cleared without incident.

June 4:
While delivering the morning newspaper in the 300 block of 2nd Street, a man discovered an elderly male who had been involved in an accident while riding his electric scooter. The elderly man had apparently fallen off the curb resulting in a broken ankle and a head injury. He was transported to the hospital by medics.

June 3:
A resident reported a reckless driver passed a stop sign at 20 M.P.H. in the 700 block of Harrison Avenue and cut him off as he was making a left turn. The reckless driver extended his finger at the resident and expressed rage when he was asked why he did not stop at the stop sign. An officer learned the reckless driver’s Washington driver’s license is currently suspended. The incident is under investigation.

June 3:
A citizen reported a burglary to a multi-family complex in the 700 block of E Street. There was substantial damage done to two of the units, and the estimated cost of repairs is in excess of $2,000. Evidence at the scene suggests the suspects were also responsible for a burglary at another construction site. Case under investigation.

June 2:
Officers responded to a domestic incident in the 1900 block of H Street and found a 16-year-old boy and his girlfriend had a verbal argument. The parties and a parent were advised about domestic violence laws. The young man promised there would be no further incidents, and he decided to take a long walk to cool off.

June 1:
Officers were dispatched to a report of illegal fireworks being shot off in the 200 block of D Street. On arrival officers contacted a man who admitted shooting off a firework that he thought was legal. He said he was from the east coast and saw fireworks for sale on the reservation so he thought he could do it. Officers explained to him that he could not shoot off the fireworks, and he said he wouldn’t do it anymore.

June 1:
Officers saw a car traveling at a high rate of speed in the 1700 block of Peace Portal Drive. The driver of the car slammed on the brakes, and the car slid for about 150 feet. When officers attempted to contact the driver he became combative. After restraining the man, officers learned he was very intoxicated. The subject then began resisting again. He was transported to the station where he refused all tests. The man was still behaving aggressively towards the officers. The 21-year-old man was booked into jail for DUI, failure to obey a police officer and driving without a license.

May 31:
Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry requested assistance with a subject who was holding a hatchet and refusing to leave port property. USBP agents and Blaine police officers arrived, and a Blaine officer talked the man into dropping the hatchet. After being taken into custody the 29-year-old transient said that he wanted law enforcement officers to take his life because he was suicidal and depressed. WCSO deputies arrived and took the man into protective custody. He was transported to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

May 30:
Officers investigated a 911 hang up complaint in the 700 block of B Street. The call was made because the wife said her husband was cranky. The husband had left the area and wasn’t expected to return for the evening. The wife assured officers that the argument was only verbal in nature, and there was no information to indicate otherwise.

May 30:
The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office requested Blaine officers to check on an adult male walking in and out of traffic near the south end of the Blaine city limits. A Bellingham resident was contacted and stated that he was walking to his brother’s house a short distance away. The resident was advised of the reason for our contact with him. He agreed to stay out of the roadway. No other action taken.

May 30:
A Bellingham resident called to report her car had been stolen the previous night while she was visiting a Blaine drinking establishment in the 500 block of Peace Portal Drive. A description of the vehicle was obtained and a report was taken. Also reported stolen were two new Washington license plates that were inside the vehicle. The vehicle and license plates will be entered into law enforcement databases once a signed stolen vehicle report has been obtained.

May 29:
A semi truck driver backed a 48-foot trailer into the side of a closed business in the 1700 block of Grant Avenue and dented the outer wall of the building. The cost to repair the damage is estimated at $200. The driver reported the accident to his employer and to the police. The incident was documented, and the officer contacted the business owner.

May 29:
Report of a suspicious person in an area that was under construction in the 4400 block of D Street. An officer contacted the person and discovered he had been denied entry into Canada due to a lack of monies. The person was transported to a motel.

May 29:
Officers responded to a 911 hang-up call in the 400 block of D Street and discovered a small child had been playing with the phone. The child’s parents said they would find another place to keep the phone that was out of the child ’s reach.

May 29:
A resident in the 700 block of School Drive reported her sister has been harassing her by telephone and claiming that property in the house belongs to her. An officer contacted the parties and discovered a disagreement between family members on how to distribute an estate. They were advised their complaint was a civil matter.

May 29:
Officer received a report of several port-a-potties pushed over in construction sites in St. Andrew’s Green. Officer checked the area and found no other signs of damage or vandalism. Officer notified night shift to provide extra patrol in the construction areas of Semiahmoo.

May 28:
A property owner in the 200 block of Sigurdson Avenue reported someone stored 80 crab pots on his property without permission. An officer traced the numbers on the floats and referred the case to Lummi Law and Order.

May 28:
A driver came to the police station and reported his vehicle was rear ended when he stopped for a stop sign northbound on Bell Road at Peace Portal Drive. The driver exchanged information with the second driver. There was no visible damage to either car. The driver said his back was hurting, but he did not want an aid car. He said he would see his own doctor for treatment.

May 28:
An officer assisted the fire department with a possible stove fire at a business in the 300 block of H Street. It was determined that some baked goods in the oven had overflowed and dropped next to the heating element, causing it to burn and produce smoke. The oven had been turned off and was allowed to cool for cleaning. Do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man.

May 28:
A person in the 700 block of Elm Street reported that gas was being stolen out of her car at night. There are no suspects. Frequent patrols were requested and will be provided. The person agreed to leave her porch light on at night to keep the car lit, and she will be purchasing a locking gas cap.

May 28:
Officers responded to a business in the 1800 block of Peace Portal Drive for a subject possibly passed out behind the steering wheel of a vehicle. The driver was contacted and stated he was just taking a short nap before continuing on to Canada. It was determined that the driver was not impaired.

May 28:
A parent in the 500 block of D Street reported that she did not want her adult son in her home. The son did not have anywhere else to go, so he was provided a ride to the Light House Mission.