Police Report -- July 01, 2004

Published on Thu, Jul 1, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

June 27:
A motorist rescued two female Labradors from the northbound traffic lanes on the I5 freeway. The motorist gave the young animals a ride to the police station and turned them over to an officer for safekeeping. The pets were in good condition, but did not have tags. The Humane Society was contacted after the owner failed to redeem the animals.

June 27:
NWFRS requested police assistance in contacting residents in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive who were burning hazardous materials in their fireplace. The residents would not answer the front door. Officers were able to attract the occupant’s attention and they allowed fire department personnel to inspect the burn. No further police assistance was needed.

June 27:
Officers responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at a business in the 1300 block of Peace Portal Drive. The complainant reported a tenant was yelling and calling him racial names. A Blaine resident was contacted and given a disorderly conduct warning. The resident claimed the dispute was over some money missing from the business some time ago. That incident had already been investigated.

June 27:
Officers received a report that a person had looked into some cars in the 200 block of D Street and then walked across the street and laid down on the ground. Officers made contact with the 24-year-old male and found he was very intoxicated. The person refused an offer for a ride home and chose to stagger home instead.

June 27:
Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Peace Portal after a man reported being chased by a man in a red car. The dispute between the two men appeared to involve a personal relationship with the wife of one of the men. Responding officers did not find the red car, and it did not appear that a crime had been committed.

June 26:
An officer contacted a visitor who cut and removed two flowers from Peace Arch State Park. The visitor returned to the park, apologized to the Washington State park ranger, and paid for the flowers. The park ranger requested no further police action be taken.

June 26:
Officers received a complaint of a theft that had occurred in the 200 block of D Street. The stolen items had been returned prior to the arrival of an officer, but the victim was requesting prosecution. The case will be referred to the prosecutor for review.

June 25:
A citizen in the 4100 block of H Street reported that someone shot her house with a paintball gun. A possible suspect has been identified and officers are conducting an investigation.

June 25:
Officers were asked to check on the welfare of a man who had driven his vehicle up onto the lawn of a residence in the 5500 block of Canvasback Drive. The vehicle was parked in the driveway upon the arrival of responding officers. Upon contacting the residents it was learned that the vehicle belonged to a visiting friend.

June 24:
An employee at a business in the 1300 block of Boblett Avenue found a strange looking soda pop can tossed onto their roof and called police. Officers showed the caller that the can was actually a device for hiding valuables, and opened it to find three grams of marijuana inside. The can’s owner had not left their name and address, so the property was impounded for destruction.

June 24:
A resident in the 600 block of 10th Street was concerned and called police when they heard a teenager out in the street, yelling. The teen had gone back into his home when officers arrived a few moments later. His mother was at home, and reported that her son was in bed and not in need of assistance. Extra patrol was given to the neighborhood.

June 24:
A parent reported their 14-year-old daughter had run away from home because she was upset about recent problems, including having been sentenced to serve time in juvenile detention. The girl showed up while officers were at the house and was arrested on outstanding warrants when she tried to run from officers. She was taken into custody and booked with a referral for counselling because of statements she made about being suicidal.

June 24:
Family members became concerned about a relative and asked police to contact him. They explained that the gentleman was upset, had been drinking a lot and had intimated he might hurt himself. Officers located the man and talked with him, he denied having any intention of hurting himself and agreed to stop drinking for the evening. Officers provided him with contact information in case he wanted more assistance.

June 24:
Passersby called to report a pedestrian stumbling in the traffic lanes on Odell Road. Officers contacted the walker; he admitted to have been drinking, and said he was walking home from a friend’s house rather than driving while impaired. He declined a ride home from the officers, but agreed to stay out of the street.

June 24:
Officers were dispatched to a gas station convenience store in the 1500 block of H Street on a report of a suspicious liquid spilled inside the business. They found that a ‘stink bomb’ had been dropped on the floor, causing the spill and smell. The fire department was dispatched and ventilated the business to help settle the odor.

June 24:
Officers responded to a reported 911 hang-up call at a residence in the 900 block of Adelia Avenue. They contacted a woman at the house who said that she called the police to scare her husband into giving up drug use. Officers recovered a personal use amount of marijuana and a smoking pipe which the husband admitted to owing. Investigation and summons to follow occurred.

June 24:
An anonymous caller initially painted an image of a fight in progress between a man and woman in a residence. Officers arrived and met with a grandmother who was yelling at her grandson for sleeping all day when he should have been painting the house. Grandson brushed aside his elder’s lament, claiming that exhaustion from a previous 15-hour workday rather than lethargy was to blame. Neither party was primed for a physical confrontation, and both agreed to calm down.

June 24:
CBP officers stopped a vehicle that was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of I-5. The vehicle was determined to have originally been northbound, but turned around prior to entering Canada. A Blaine police officer investigated and the driver was arrested for reckless driving.

June 24:
Dispatch reported there was a 911 hang up at a residence in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue. Officer arrived and met with an eight-year-old who was playing with the phone. Officer spoke with the youngster about the importance of not playing with the phone, and what 911 is used for.

June 23:
Complainant reported the protective plate on his front door of his business had been damaged by someone using a pry bar to try to open the door. The door’s security withstood the attack and no one had gained entry into the business.