Police Report -- January 13, 2005

Published on Thu, Jan 13, 2005
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POLICE REPORTS

January 10:
A citizen in the 700 block of Cedar Street reported accidentally locking her child in the car. A skillful Blaine police sergeant was able to open the vehicle within one minute and reunited the woman with her sleeping infant.

January 10:
A citizen in the 1000 block of H Street reported several juveniles running in front of cars, causing them to brake hard on the ice. The citizen was concerned they may cause a collision. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the juveniles. Officer cleared with no further action.

January 8:
A motorist in the 300 block of H Street had locked his running vehicle while it was being defrosted. When the motorist used his remote to unlock the vehicle, it did not work. The motorist did not have a spare key. The motorist was kept about 40 degrees warmer in the back of a patrol car while a tow business was en route to the area to unlock the vehicle.

January 8:
Officer responded to a one car non-reportable blocking collision in the 400 block of SR 543. Officer stood by until the vehicle was removed from the roadway by a tow business. A notice of infraction was issued for driving too fast for conditions. After the vehicle was pulled out, the driver inspected the vehicle and found there was no damage.

January 8:
While on patrol an officer noticed flames shooting out of a chimney in the 300 block of D Street. The officer requested the fire department be notified. He then contacted the occupants of the house to inform them of the problem. Officer cleared upon the arrival of fire department personnel.

January 8:
Officers investigated a one-car roll over MVA in the 1500 block of Yew Avenue. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle managed to get out prior to the arrival of officers. He was transported to the hospital by medics as a precautionary measure. The responding officers were confident the man’s life was saved by his seat belt.

January 8:
A Customs and Border Protection officer became concerned about a man’s ability to drive while talking with him during the primary inspection at the Peace Arch port of entry. The man was referred for secondary inspection and as he smelled strongly of intoxicating beverages Blaine police were asked to check his sobriety. An officer determined the man was driving while his ability to do so was impaired. He was arrested and taken to the Blaine police station where he provided a breath sample. He was issued a citation and then taken to a motel.

January 7:
A truck driver with an oversize load was unable to travel up the grade on SR 543 due to the icy road condition. With the help of a city crew member and a sand truck, he and the police were able to get the tractor-trailer, oversize load moving and not blocking the truck lane.

January 7:
A truck driver who had jack-knifed his tractor-trailer fell on the icy roadway on SR 543 and broke his arm. He abandoned his tractor-trailer when he went to the hospital in Canada, and left it partially blocking the roadway. The registered owner of the tractor was contacted and advised of the traffic hazard. The Canadian-based business sent someone down to the U.S. to move the truck.

January 6:
A student reported someone took her wallet from her purse. The wallet was discovered the next day in the boy’s locker room, and $65 was missing. The school and an officer are investigating the incident.

January 6:
An officer responded to the Peace Arch port of entry for a stolen vehicle investigation. A 52-year-old woman was arrested for possession of stolen property. The woman had rented the car from an agency in California and failed to return it as per the rental agreement.

January 6:
Officers were dispatched to a verbal domestic in the 1200 block of Mitchell Avenue. Officers contacted a brother and sister who were arguing about one not being able to drive the other to a doctor’s appointment the next morning. Officers separated the pair and they agreed to stay away from each other for the night.

January 6:
Officers were dispatched to a fight in progress in the 600 block of B Street. Officers arrived and found a father and son had been in an altercation. The adult son was arrested and booked for assault domestic violence. The son’s girlfriend was present and was arrested for outstanding felony warrants. Both are also being investigated for theft.

January 5:
An officer observed a motor vehicle proceed through an intersection without stopping at a traffic control device in the 200 block of H Street. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was contacted. She told the officer that she did not see the stop sign. The Blaine resident was cited for no valid operator’s license, failure to stop at a stop sign and no insurance. The vehicle was later released to a licensed driver.

January 4:
A motorist in the 1500 block of H Street was stopped for having expired tabs (vehicle registration). During the traffic stop it was discovered the motorist had a suspended driver’s license from another state. The motorist was issued an infraction for expired tabs and a criminal citation for DWLS. The vehicle was impounded.

January 4:
Blaine school district reported possible attempts to forcefully enter a classroom through a window. A window screen had obviously been tried on multiple occasions. Extra patrol will be provided to the school campuses.

January 4:
While on patrol, an officer observed two men wrestling on the sidewalk in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive, while a third man stood watching. An officer made contact with the men and learned they were intoxicated. They had been walking home, when they decided to wrestle playfully. After confirming none of the men had warrants, officers warned them about disorderly contact and sent them on their way.

January 3:
An ice scraper was reported to have been stolen from a motor vehicle in the 200 block of D Street. There are no suspects at this time. Estimated loss: $5.

January 3:
A citizen in the 700 block of H Street reported his electric wheelchair had broken down. The man was able to get home; however, he was unable to get the wheelchair into the house. Officers carried the wheelchair into the residence.