Police Report -- February 10, 2005

Published on Thu, Feb 10, 2005
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POLICE REPORTS

February 6:
A reported stolen vehicle from South Dakota was found parked in the 500 block of Peace Portal Drive. The vehicle was occupied by one sleeping individual. The individual was awoken and detained until it was confirmed that the vehicle was not stolen. At one time the vehicle had been stolen, but the individual who had been sleeping in it had permission to have possession of the vehicle. What a nightmare.

February 6:
A woman in the 300 block of Alder Street called 911 and reported that her adult son had called her and told her he intended to harm himself. Officers responded to a local motel where the man was staying and were met outside by the man’s mother. Officers checked on the man’s welfare and he offered that he had attempted to commit suicide by consuming harmful amounts of medication and alcohol. The man was transported to St. Joseph Hospital by medics.

February 6:
Complainant in the 500 block of F Street reported someone broke into her vehicle and stole her stereo. Complainant said her friend’s wallet, which contained $800 in cash, was also missing. The lock on the trunk appeared to have been tampered with.

February 5:
Report of a power outage in the 200 block of 4th Street. The city power crew was notified and the problem was fixed (little birdie won’t do that again).

February 5:
A resident reported she responded to a fraudulent e-mail and provided personal I.D. and bank account information. An officer documented the “phishing” online identity theft and her bank gave her a new account number. The resident was provided with information on how to protect herself from internet crime.

February 4:
Officers were advised of a theft in progress. The suspect was seen getting on I-5 after stealing a purse with $1,300 dollars in it. Officers stopped the suspect and found the purse. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail for felony theft.

February 4:
Officers saw a car acting suspiciously on I-5 southbound. Officers followed the car and discovered the registered owner did not have a license. Officers stopped the car and after further checks discovered the driver also had a felony U.S. Marshal’s warrant. A Border Patrol agent responded and placed the driver under arrest. The agent then discovered the passenger was in the country illegally and was also arrested. Both subjects were taken by the agent for processing.

February 4:
Blaine PD K9 team was called to assist the WCSO with the track of a suspect that had fled on foot to avoid arrest. The team tracked the suspect to a neighbor’s residence in the 8000 block of Harbor Drive. While the WCSO was in the process of obtaining a search warrant for the residence, the suspect attempted to flee out the front door. He was quickly apprehended and taken into custody without incident.

February 4:
Complainant reported her ex-husband violated a restraining order that is in place between them when he came to her house in the 600 block of A Street and dropped off some clothes belonging to their children. The woman did not see her ex-husband, but did see his vehicle pull up and then found the clothes by the front door. Police were contacted the following day, to again investigate a violation of a restraining order in the 600 block of A Street. The suspect was arrested for the violation. A search incident to arrest revealed a syringe containing blood and cocaine. About a half gram of cocaine was found wrapped up in a business card. Other trace amount of possible illegal drug was found in another piece of paper. The drugs will be sent to the lab. The 42-year-old man was booked into jail for violation of the restraining order and possession of cocaine.

February 3:
A 15-year-old boy reported someone had slashed the front tire to his bike while it was locked up at school. There are no known witnesses to the incident.

February 3:
911 reported a business fax machine was calling 911. An officer contacted the business and advised them of the incident. The employees in the business have to dial 91 for an outside fax line and frequently get connected to 911 by mistake. The business is attempting to correct the problem.

February 3:
A resident in the 200 block of B Street reported a man showed up at her apartment unannounced, asked for her by name, claimed to be from Comcast Cable and requested she turn over her cable box. The resident sent the man away, checked with Comcast, and learned the cable company had no record of a service call to her address. The resident reported the incident to the police later in the day. Incident was documented and extra patrol provided.

February 2:
Dispatch reported receiving a 911 call from a man who was on a pay phone in the 1800 block of Peace Portal Way. The man wanted to report suspicious circumstances. Officer contacted the person at the pay phone at a local gas station. Officers determined the man was highly intoxicated and was not making sense. The circumstances he wanted to report had occurred in the jurisdiction of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. The man told the police he would call the sheriff’s department after he had sobered up.

February 1:
A citizen in the 400 block of F Street reported not being able to contact his wife and requested a welfare check and message delivery. Officer contacted the woman, found that she was away from the house and passed along the message.

February 1:
RCMP advised they were looking for a possible suicidal subject who they thought may have entered the U.S. illegally. Officers were later advised that the subject was located on the Canadian side.