Police Report -- August 26, 2004

Published on Thu, Aug 26, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

August 23:
Police officers responded to an unattended death at a residence in the 5300 block of Golden Eagle Drive. A 56-year-old man passed away in his sleep. Officers conducted an investigation at the scene with the assistance of the medical examiner.

August 23:
A passing motorist in the 2000 block of Peace Portal Drive saw what appeared to be a body and an abandoned knapsack alongside the roadway. Follow-up on the complaint revealed that the owner of the sack had been picking berries in the bushes nearby. After the person ate the berries, he took a nap by his knap sack.

August 23:
A person in the 600 block of Adelia Street reported they were leaving a friend’s house when they heard a popping sound, and then saw a dart stuck in the screen door. An officer investigated and located a 15-year-old neighborhood teen who admitted shooting the dart from a new blow gun that he’d purchased in Birch Bay over the weekend. The blowgun was seized by police. The reporting party declined to assist in a prosecution, but officer was confident the teen’s parent would provide an effective resolution to the incident.

August 23:
Dispatch reported they received a call from an incoherent elderly female subject in the 8800 block of Blaine Road who was asking for help but did not know her address or phone number. Officers located an elderly female subject requesting the police help find her 71-year-old male friend because he went outside and had not come back for a while. Officers located the man outside working on a vehicle and reunited the friends.

August 22:
A resident in the 1000 block of Garfield Avenue reported receiving several closely spaced harassing phone calls. They did not wish to prosecute the offender at this point, and only wanted the calls to stop. Officers made contact with an unreasonable, uncooperative young man who was suffering from intoxication and a limited but admittedly colorful vocabulary. Offices explained to the suspect what consequences would ensue if the unseemly calls continued. The resident was given specific information on how to deal with the harassing calls, and they were urged to call back if the problem continues.

August 21:
Officers responded to a 911 hang up call in the 5300 block of Night Heron Drive. Officers arrived and found a surprised homeowner, who checked with his guests and confirmed that everyone there was fine and no help was needed. The homeowner had no idea how the 911 call could have been generated.

August 21:
A person in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive called police when they noticed a friend was behaving strangely. Officers arrived and spoke to the friend, who thought he might be having a medical problem. Officers contacted aid, who evaluated the person and then transported him to the hospital.

August 21:
Officers responded to a report of a house guest who slapped a juvenile in a residence in the 600 block of A Street. Several other juveniles got involved in the matter, engaged in disorderly conduct, and one boy claimed he was assaulted. Officers documented witnesses statements and submitted the case to the prosecutor for review.

August 21:
A citizen reported an ongoing problem with a neighbor in an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Bayview Drive being loud and disorderly late at night. Officers made contact with the boisterous apartment. The head of the house apologized, and explained it was difficult keeping a houseful of kids quiet on warm summer nights. They’ll try to keep the noise down.

August 20:
A business in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue called police about a man acting suspicious on their premise. A tall caucasian man with straight dark hair, wearing a grey shirt and blue jeans, was wandering in the lobby, appearing disoriented. The subject left just after the employees called, and officers did not locate him in the area.

August 19:
A woman in the 500 block of D Street reported that her adult son had visited her residence and stole $20 from her while he was there. In the process of getting to the money, the son also damaged several items in the home. The 18-year-old was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail.

August 19:
Officers contacted a group of people walking in the early morning hours in the 1300 block of D Street. It was determined that everyone in the group had consumed alcohol and all were under the legal drinking age. Three teenage girls were arrested for minor in possession/consumption of alcohol and were later released to their mother. One juvenile and two adult males were also arrested for MIP. The males were also charged with furnishing alcohol to the girls, and the three were then released.

August 18:
Report of a woman in the 1700 block of H Street in a store contacting customers and asking them if they were willing to exchange food stamps for cash. The woman claimed she needed cash for gasoline so she could travel to Canada and back to the Seattle area, because her daughter had heart surgery and was in the hospital. A store employee asked the woman to leave the premises which she did. An officer made contact with the woman and provided her with information on how to obtain the assistance she needed.