Police Report -- February 17, 2005

Published on Thu, Feb 17, 2005
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POLICE REPORTS

February 13:
A person entering the U.S. at the Peace Arch Port of Entry declared that he had marijuana in his vehicle. The 20-year-old Surrey, B.C. resident was issued a citation for possession of marijuana (about 2.1 grams).

February 13:
A parent reported that her son was being harassed by two other juveniles. The offending juveniles used chalk to write an offensive statement about the boy on the sidewalk. The pair, both age 12, were contacted by police, and the slander was removed from the sidewalk. The parents of both the juveniles were also contacted and advised of the complaint. The juveniles were warned about their behavior and advised that future complaints of harassment could result in prosecution.

February 13:
Dispatch reported receiving a 911 hang-up call from a residence in the 1700 block of Peace Portal Drive. The dispatcher suspected a small child was playing with the phone, because a baby could be heard in the background. An officer arrived and determined a one-year-old baby girl had pulled the phone down within her reach and was happily dialing away. The phone was moved back out of reach and the officer cleared without incident.

February 12:
Blaine police department’s K-9 team was called to assist Lynden police with an attempted track of two armed robbery suspects. Prior to the team’s arrival, officers on the scene received information that the suspects may have left the area in a vehicle. The K-9 team arrived and checked the area, but found no indication of a track leaving the area, confirming the suspects probably left in a vehicle. The team cleared without incident.

February 11:
Dispatch reported a large black shaggy dog in the middle of the freeway causing vehicles to stop to avoid hitting it. Officer arrived and found the dog in the median. It appeared he had been drawn out into traffic by the scent of an animal who had met its end on the busy thoroughfare. The dog was separated from his treasured find and safely removed from the freeway. No tags were found on the dog, so he was turned over to the Whatcom County Humane Society.

February 11:
An employee of a business in the 1700 block of H Street reported a person was outside begging for money from customers. An officer contacted the man who was trading food coupons for money so he could buy alcohol. The man was advised that he needed to leave the area, because the store owners did not want him on their property. He stated that he understood, and he left the area without incident.

February 10:
A Border Patrol agent reported a vehicle traveling at approximately 100 miles per hour on northbound I-5 approaching Blaine. The vehicle was stopped but officers were not able to check the vehicle’s actual speed prior to stopping it. The driver was warned about his unsafe driving.

February 9:
A gas station clerk in the 300 block of D Street reported a person driving a blue truck had pumped $14.95 worth of gas and then drove away without paying. The clerk did not get a license plate number from the truck. Officers were in the area but were not able to locate the truck.

February 9:
At the request of Reno County, Kansas sheriff’s office, a Blaine officer attempted a welfare check of a female reportedly living in Blaine. The female’s mother, a Kansas resident, has not had contact with her daughter for one and a half years and wished to locate her. The Blaine officer located the female and relayed the request to contact her mother. Reno County sheriff’s office was notified.

February 9:
Officers received a call from a woman who appeared disoriented. Officers made contact with her at the care facility in which she lives. Officers determined no emergency existed, but she was disoriented and thought she was in a different location.

February 9:
A woman was walking near her house in the 9700 block of Harvey Road when a man unknown to her came out of a wooded area and started asking her strange questions. The woman was not threatened or harmed by the man and she was able to safely return home. Officers located the man walking down the road and identified him as a transient they have had previous contacts with. The man said he was walking to Idaho. He agreed to stay away from the homeowner.

February 9:
A person found a handgun in a parking lot in the 800 block of SR543. The gun appeared to have been hidden for a long period of time in a remote part of the lot. The gun was likely hidden prior to its possessor crossing into Canada. The finder turned the weapon over to police.

February 9:
A female toddler was in the company of a 37-year-old male at a restaurant in the 1300 block of H Street. The toddler repeatedly asked other diners if they were her mother. A concerned restaurant employee called police in the event that the toddler was an abductee. A police officer contacted the pair and determined that they were father and daughter. No evidence of any criminal or civil violations. No NCIC wants on either person.

February 8:
A person cut down a tree near a city street in the 1100 block of Hughes Avenue. The tree fell upon a passing car. There were no known injuries to anyone involved in the mishap. The damage threshold for the vehicle was met and a state accident report was generated. There were no apparent criminal elements involved in this matter. Case closed.

February 7:
A motorist drove away from a gas station in the 300 block of D Street with a gasoline nozzle still attached to his car. The motorist drove north into Canada. A witness provided a specific vehicle description plate and a description of the driver. The driver was contacted by police.