Police Report -- January 06, 2005

Published on Thu, Jan 6, 2005
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January 2:
Officers responded to the same residence in the 1600 block of Runge Avenue on three different occasions regarding domestic disputes. The first two times were in response to verbal arguments between a man and a woman. On both occasions the officers arrived and spoke to the female half, but the male was no longer at the residence. Officers talked with the woman at length about the problems that were occurring and determined that no crime had occurred. When officers responded to the residence for the third time they learned the woman had been assaulted this time. A 41-year-old man was located and arrested for Assault DV and booked into jail. The woman sustained minor injuries and declined to be seen by medics.

January 1:
Officers received a tip from Whatcom County dispatch that the subject of a felony warrant was on her way to a Blaine business. Officers responded and arrested the 21-year-old female on the warrant. Her 23-year-old boyfriend was with her and it turned out he had a felony warrant for his arrest as well. The couple was taken into custody without incident and booked into Whatcom County Jail.

December 31:
A resident in the 900 block of Harrison Avenue reported her neighbor’s dog had pulled a corkscrew chain out of the wet ground, entered the resident’s unfenced yard, and bitten her dog. The woman attempted to separate the dogs by putting her hand between them and she was bitten on the arm by her own dog in the process. The resident had her doctor treat the puncture wound on her arm, and she treated her dog’s wounds herself. The resident requested the police document the incident, but requested her neighbor not be issued a citation. An officer advised the neighbor that any further aggressive attacks would be prosecuted. The neighbor said she would make sure her dog did not get loose again.

December 30:
Officer responded to a 911 report from the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive that neighbors were involved in a dispute and someone had fired a shot into a vehicle. Officers learned that a 14-year-old who was being supervised by his father was practicing shooting BB’s at a backyard target. The boy accidentally fired one pellet as he was returning to his house last night. The pellet made a small indentation in the front windshield of his neighbor’s vehicle. The boy admitted his mistake and apologized. The neighbor requested no further police action be taken. The family was advised of the “no shooting in city limits” law, and the incident was documented.

December 29:
A motorist at a fuel stop saw a scared cat run underneath his car. The cat was found stuck between the rear tire and wheel well. Using his mighty upper body strength, an officer was able to lift the back of the car up so the cat could be pulled away from the tire. The cat was scolded for its behavior and told to be more careful in the future.

December 29:
Officer received a report of a theft of money from a tip jar at a business in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive. The theft was captured on the business’ surveillance equipment. An officer observed the video and confirmed the theft. The officer later arrested an adult female for theft 3rd degree in relation to this incident – money recovered was $14. She was issued a citation with a mandatory court appearance date and released.

December 28:
A resident in the 1100 block of Peace Portal Drive became concerned when she heard loud noises coming from the second floor of her home. She was uncertain what was making the noise. Officers searched the house and found no signs of anyone having been there that shouldn’t have been. It is believed that animals may have been on the roof.

December 27:
A father in the 8800 block of Bald Eagle Drive reported a questionable charge on a credit card. The officer discovered the charge was on a new credit card that belonged to his 18-year-old daughter, and there was no crime.

December 27:
Officers received a report of a deer that was hit on Semiahmoo Parkway. Officers found the deer laying in the middle of the road. The animal was badly injured but still alive, and officers spared it from any further suffering. Animal Control then removed the deer from the roadway.

December 27:
Officers responded to a bar in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive for a possible fight in progress. Upon arrival officers found one patron had been antagonizing other patrons in the bar. The man was trespassed from the bar and received a courtesy ride to his residence.

December 24:
Customs & Border Protection reported a Seattle resident in violation of a protection order. The order stipulated that the man could not leave the country with his children and did so with a son and daughter. Upon his return to the U.S. with the son he was detained by CBP until arrival of police. The child was turned over to the custody of an uncle. It was determined that the mother had given consent for the children to be with the father while she was out of country in Sweden; however, the court order did not allow for it. The father was cited for two violations of a protection order and released with a court date.

December 24:
A man paid $600 to bail a 43-year-old woman with medical problems out of Whatcom County Jail, reunited her with her four year-old son, and requested police to supply Salvation Army funds for her room and board. The man was advised his request was outside policy and declined the officer’s offer to transport the family to the Lighthouse Mission. The man decided to pay for a hotel room for the woman with his own money.