Police Report -- August 12, 2004

Published on Thu, Aug 12, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

August 8:
Officers were notified that a three-year-old boy was missing in the 600 block of D Street. The first officer arrived within two minutes of receiving the call. Upon the arrival of the officer, the grandfather had already located the child. He had gone exploring down the alleyway on his trike.

August 8:
Upon returning to the United States from a visit to Canada, a motorist was advised by border personnel that the license plates on her vehicle belonged to a vehicle that had been stolen out of Seattle. An investigation revealed that the license plates off the woman’s car had been stolen and replaced with the plates from the stolen vehicle. The woman was unaware that the switch had taken place. An officer recovered the stolen plates and assisted the woman in preparing a theft report for her stolen plates.

August 7:
Officers were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated male wandering in the street and in someone’s yard. Two extremely incoherent juveniles were located and subsequently transported to the hospital by responding paramedics. It is believed that the pair, ages 14 and 16, had consumed dramamine and marijuana.

August 6:
A woman came to the police after her 17-year-old son made threats to harm her and other people. Officers spoke with mental health officials about the situation, and they issued an emergency pick up order for the boy to be taken for an evaluation. Officers responded to the residence and took the boy into custody. He was transported to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. The boy was offered the opportunity to voluntarily check into the hospital for treatment instead of being booked into juvenile detention. The boy declined the offer and was booked into detention.

August 6:
A passenger on a Greyhound bus was denied entry into Canada and became stranded in Blaine. The woman had no funds and needed assistance, but when the officer offered her assistance in obtaining food and lodging she declined. The woman accepted a ride to the Greyhound terminal in Bellingham and agreed to contact a family member who offered to help.

August 5:
Officer contacted a gentleman walking on the truck route to see if he needed assistance and discovered that he had entered the United States illegally. Border Patrol agents were notified: they responded and arrested the 20-year-old Canadian. The Blaine officer transported the subject to the Blaine border patrol station for the agents.

August 5:
A person in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive informed police that a taxi cab driver did not yield to her as she was walking across the street in a crosswalk. An officer found the taxi cab driver parked in front of a restaurant. He was informed about the complaint and warned about his driving habits.

August 5:
An anonymous caller reported three young boys were throwing rocks at a trailer near a business in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive. Officer arrived and found the three boys throwing rocks at a broken down trailer. The boys said they thought the trailer was junk, so they were using it to practice their baseball skills with rocks. Officer contacted the owner of the trailer, who said he did not want to charge the boys, but he would like them given a stern verbal warning. Officer met with the boys and warned them that what they were doing was wrong. Officer released the boys and notified their parents of what had happened.

August 5:
An anonymous caller in the 300 block of Alder Street reported he heard two females fighting with a younger male in front of an apartment complex. Officers arrived and located three people near the apartments. All three said they were not fighting, but two were a brother and sister who were just wrestling around. Officer determined no one was injured or assaulted. Officer advised the three kids that they needed to keep the noise down due to the late hour.

August 4:
While assisting CBP officers during an inbound contraband inspection at Pacific Highway port of entry, a Blaine officer found a juvenile female in possession of two drivers licenses not belonging to her. The licenses were obviously intended to gain entry to alcohol establishments. The licenses were not reported stolen. Addresses were confirmed for the true licensees and the licenses were mailed back to them.

August 4:
A Blaine couple called to report they had stopped to ask an elderly lady walking on Peace Portal Drive if she needed help, and found that she was disoriented and did not know where she lived. The woman was wearing a bracelet with her address on it, and officers were able to drive her home to her husband.

August 4:
Dispatch reported three 911 hang up calls coming from a motel in the 300 block of Alder Street. Officers arrived and identified which room originated the calls. The occupant reported he had been assaulted by his fiance, who had already left. Officers were not able to find the suspect immediately, but she returned to the room a short time later, and officers arrested the 33-year-old Bellingham woman for domestic violence assault.

August 4:
Officer contacted a man hitchhiking along I5. He was warned that freeway hitchhiking in Washington State was illegal and given a ride off the Interstate.

August 4:
Witnesses called 911 to report seeing a pickup cruising rural roads in Birch Bay, with its occupant(s) randomly shooting a rifle from the truck cab into wooded areas. Blaine Officers and Border Patrol agents assisted WCSO in searching for the pickup, but it had apparently left the area.

August 4:
A business owner called police, concerned about the safety of a new employee who disappeared from a job site. Officers investigated and found the man - he had walked to a friend’s house and gotten a ride to Bellingham because he was sick.

August 3:
A Blaine P.D. officer assisted a U.S. Border Patrol agent by searching for a port runner on the I-5. The USBP officer found the vehicle at a rest stop south of Blaine. The Blaine officer provided backup until other USBP units arrived. The vehicle was escorted back to Pacific Highway port of entry by Border Patrol agents.

August 3:
Officers responded to a possible “burglary in progress” call at a residence in the 1000 block of Peace Portal Drive. At the request of the homeowner, officers took no action to enter the locked residence. The matter appears to be a dispute between former spouses who still have contact.

August 3:
Officers were asked to check on a woman who was walking in traffic and yelling at cars in the 200 block of D Street. Officers contacted the woman, who apologized for her behavior. She was given a ride back to her motel room and warned about obstructing traffic.

August 3:
A person reported being defrauded. Someone in cyberspace unlawfully accessed the victim’s long distance carrier and generated charges amounting to about $12. There are no traceable suspects. The victim was counseled about security measures.

August 3:
Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Peace Portal Drive in reference a domestic violence assault between a man and a woman. On arrival officers talked to witnesses at the scene and arrested the female for the assault. She was booked into the county jail.

August 3:
Officer was dispatched to a report of a trespasser who was refusing to leave a residence in the 1300 block of Peace Portal Drive. Officer arrived and told the person she had to leave and not return. Officer also provided a ride to the person to a place where she could call someone to pick her up.