Police Report -- June 24, 2004

Published on Thu, Jun 24, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS


June 21:
A pre-teen was visiting her father and his family for Father’s Day in the 600 block of G Street when mom arrived at midnight to pick the girl up in strict compliance with the terms of a parenting plan. An argument broke out between the ex’s outside the residence, and police were called. One of the visitors claimed to have been shoved during the argument, but officers were unable to verify an assault occurred. The argument was ended, and the child left with her custodial parent to return home. Written statements are being collected for review.

June 21:
Officers res-ponded to a 911 hang-up call in the 700 block of A Street and determined that a neighbor in an apartment complex was worried about noises coming from another unit. Officers contacted the couple in the second apartment. They explained the husband, who had facial injuries, had been roughhousing with his small child when the child accidentally struck him in the nose. The child appeared fine, and the spouse supported her husband’s statements.

June 20:
A passerby reported suspicious activity near Drayton Harbor Road and Semiahmoo Parkway that might have been a fight between the occupants of a car. Officers checked and did not find anyone in distress and no vehicles stopped in the area.

June 20:
Officers provided a courtesy ride to five stranded Canadian visitors. Their car had broken down a few miles from the border. Two adults and three children were given a ride to the Pacific Highway crossing, where they were met by a friend. Officers cleared without incident.

June 20:
Officers received and checked on a couple of reports regarding possible protesters in the area of Peace Arch Park. Blaine officers and Customs personnel found a small gathering of people peacefully meeting about U.S. embargo against Cuba. No assistance was needed.

June 19:
Officers were dispatched to a possible drug overdose in the 300 block of Alder Street. On arrival they found that a person had taken several prescribed pills, with no intent to harm himself. The fire department arrived and spoke with the patient, who refused treatment and was not in any immediate danger. Officers and fire department personnel spoke with the reporting party, who was going to stay with their friend in case other problems developed.

June 19:
Dispatch reported that WCSO was en route to a report that a man had been shot by a shotgun wielding assailant in the Birch Bay area, and a witness with a cell phone was following the suspect’s car north towards Blaine. With the assistance of the witness, Blaine police officers located the suspect behind a business in the 1500 block of Odell Rd and took him into custody. He was turned over to WCSO deputies. Blaine officers assisted in locating a shotgun from the brush near where the suspect was apprehended.

June 19:
Officers investigated a complaint that a landlord was harassing a former tenant in the 1100 block of Harborside Drive, at the tenant’s new home. Officers investigated and advised the complainants about their options in dealing with the problem, (which did not appear to be criminal at this point.)

June 19:
Officers contacted a driver in the 2700 block of Peace Portal Drive for a vehicle license violation. During the contact, the driver relinquished a personal use amount of marijuana. The driver was polite and cooperative and was cited for the violations and released at the scene.

June 19:
Officers stopped a car that had been parked in the middle of Odell Road. Officers learned that the subjects in the car had been arguing and were trying to work things out. No physical assault had occurred, and the driver agreed to move the disagreement off the road.

June 19:
A person in the 600 block of B Street called to report that an open fire in his neighbor’s back yard was dangerously close to his wood pile and storage shed. Officer responded and found the neighbor was tending a fire in his backyard firepit, and the fire’s size had gone down substantially. The fire’s owner agreed to closely watch the fire and limit its size. (Fires in the city limits can be no larger than three feet wide and high, not endanger adjacent structures, and closely monitored with tools and water available to extinguish it if needed.)

June 18:
A person in the 1700 block of Peace Portal Drive called to report that he had bought a vehicle from a private party which turned out to be in a lot worse condition than he had been led to believe. The reporting party did not know the name of the person from whom he had purchased the car. The reporting person was advised that the problem was civil, and that he should seek compensation from the courts if he felt he had been wronged. He agreed to do so. Report taken for informational purposes.

June 18:
Officers were told that there were several juveniles drinking and being disorderly in an apartment complex in the 700 block of A Street. Officers spoke to the juveniles: they were loud but were not drinking. They agreed to be quiet and disperse for the evening.

June 17:
A parent reported her 14-year-old daughter ran away the evening before she was supposed to report to juvenile detention for a five day stay. The girl was entered into the law enforcement database as a missing person.

June 17:
A resident in the 300 block of Martin Street reported an adult female was sleeping on her back porch. Officers contacted the female and found she was listed as a missing person and escapee from a mental hospital. A detention order was served and the female was transported without incident to St. Joseph Hospital for an involuntary commitment.

June 17:
A person reported a male exhibiting outbursts of emotion in the 1400 block of Peace Portal Drive. The male was outside his vehicle near an ocean view point . No one else was around. Officers contacted a man seated on the grass outside his vehicle. The man was emotionally distraught over the death of his father and beyond the safe limit of alcohol consumption to leave the area in his own truck. Officers called the man’s mother who lives in Blaine. Mom immediately came to the scene. She drove the truck to her home and another relative drove the man home.

June 16:
A probation officer requested officers check on the welfare of a resident in the 300 block of H Street who seemed to have disappeared. Officers spoke with the woman’s neighbor who said she had moved out of state. The information was relayed to the probation officer.

June 16:
Officers were asked to check on the welfare of a two year old child at a house in the 700 block of Elm Street where arguing had been heard. There was no one at home when officers arrived, and a note found on the front door indicated the owners had not been home in the past 24 hours. Officers will continue to attempt contact until the welfare of the child has been verified.

June 15:
Several people reported porta-potties at construction sites in the 5300 block of Canvasback Road that were tipped over. The were also several mail boxes that were smashed. Case under investigation.

June 15:
A person was referred for a secondary inspection at the Peace Arch Port of Entry. During the inspection a pink lunch box containing about 7.2 grams of marijuana, a grinder, a cigarette roller with marijuana residue and rolling papers were found. The driver of the car, who admitted ownership, was issued a citation for the offense.