Police Report -- March 03, 2005

Published on Thu, Mar 3, 2005
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POLICE REPORTS

February 27:
Officers received a report of people yelling and doors slamming in the 300 block of Marine Drive. On arrival officers contacted a couple who were staying in a motor home. The pair had been arguing, and when the man left the motor home the woman slammed the door behind him. Officers found no crime had taken place. Both were advised to stop the arguing and keep the noise level down. Officers cleared, and there were no further calls on the couple.

February 27:
Officers received a call from a police agency in New York. Someone in their jurisdiction was talking to a person in a chat room who was in Blaine. There was some concern the person in Blaine might try to harm herself. Officers made contact with the woman and checked on her welfare. It was determined that she did not intend to harm herself and there had been a misunderstanding during the on-line conversation.

February 27:
While on routine patrol, an officer observed a vehicle traveling at nearly 40 miles per hour over the posted speed limit in the downtown area. Heavy fog made for very poor visibility. The driver was stopped and found to have a minor passenger in the vehicle with him. The driver was arrested and cited for reckless driving. He was released after signing the citation.

February 27:
Officers checked on the welfare of two Shetland ponies which were grazing on a neighbor’s uncut lawn in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue. The officers discovered the pets belonged to a local owner and they were being properly cared for by a 17-year-old boy. The owner was scheduled to return the miniature horses to their nearby pen later in the day. No further police action was required.

February 26:
A resident said someone entered his private property and stapled a commercial sign over his “For Sale” sign. The resident called the local phone number posted on the “Sell Your Stuff Online” sign and got a recorded message. He checked further and found the company did not have a business license. An officer documented the complaint and referred the information to the code enforcement officer.

February 26:
A Blaine officer assisted a border patrol officer in contacting four individuals who had entered the Peace Arch state park after hours. The youths were all Canadian citizens and didn’t realize that the park was closed to activity at dusk.

February 26:
A person called to report two suspicious people in an area of new construction in the 800 block of E Street. The caller stated they were concerned about vandalism or theft from the construction sites. Officer checked the area and found no evidence of vandalism to any of the buildings in the area. No people were located in the area.

February 26:
While checking on a border related call, a USBP agent located a vehicle with the driver’s door standing open. The vehicle was parked in the marina parking lot. He saw a person walking in the vicinity of the vehicle. Officers responded and checked the vehicle. It did not appear to have been prowled and there were many items stuffed in the front of the truck. Officers secured the vehicle and left the scene.

February 26:
Officers received a report of a group of people outside of a local bar in the 500 block of Peace Portal Drive that appeared ready to fight. Upon arriving, officers found that a verbal disagreement had taken place and that most of the subjects involved had left the scene. Officers remained in the area until everyone left. Officers cleared without further incident.

February 26:
Officers were dispatched to check on a car that had gone off the roadway into a ditch on Semiahmoo Parkway. Upon the arrival of the officer the vehicle had been abandoned. The owner was located at his residence and arrangements were made to remove the vehicle.

February 25:
Officer was dispatched to a report of someone switching tires on a vehicle that was parked on the side of the road in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive. The vehicle was marked “for sale,” and the reporting person was concerned the person might be stealing equipment off the car. Officers checked the person and determined he was the owner of that vehicle. Someone had flattened the tires on his car while it was sitting there, so he was replacing them.

February 25:
A Semiahmoo resident in the 5000 block of Sandpiper Lane reported that someone may have tried one of the windows in his home and in turn activated his burglar alarm. No damage was done and nothing was stolen. Extra patrol will be provided.

February 25:
An officer responded to a report that a clean-up fire was causing smoke to come into a residence in the 1100 block of Harborside Road. Two residents were advised of the complaint and said they would do their best to avoid irritating their neighbor. A fire permit had been issued and there was little smoke when the officer arrived.

February 24:
A man reported he was in the area with his partner selling meat for a company. The two got into an argument, and the man’s partner left in the company truck, leaving the man stranded in Blaine. The complainant said he thought his partner had stolen the truck, but his partner later returned the truck to the company business. The owner of the business requested no further action be taken.

February 24:
Officer was working stationary radar in the 800 block of H Street when he witnessed a three car collision take place a block away from him. Officer responded to the collision and determined there were no injuries. Enough damage was done to the vehicles to require the completion of a state traffic collision report. The driver of one of the vehicles told the officer her foot got caught in her purse strap, and that prevented her from being able to brake in time to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of her. She was warned about keeping the floor of the vehicle clear of obstructions.

February 24:
An upset, intoxicated person went into a business in the 1300 block of Boblett Street and said she wanted something to eat and to go home. It appeared that something was wrong besides her state of intoxication, so the police were called. The woman told an officer she had been “tossed around,” but would not provide any other information. A sober driver was contacted to give the woman a ride home. The woman was strongly encouraged to recontact police if she wished to pursue a complaint.

February 24:
A business in the 1800 block of Peace Portal Drive reported that a person paid $5, pumped $20.59 worth of fuel and drove away without paying the balance. The clerk believed that the driver did not intentionally fail to pay. The clerk obtained a license plate number and vehicle description. Police checked the license plate number provided by the clerk but it was incorrect. Possible plate variations were queried with no success, and the vehicle and driver were not located.

February 23:
Two juveniles and their parents came into the police station to report that the boys, ages 15 and 14, had been in an altercation after school. The incident resulted in one of the boys receiving minor injuries, and the other boy’s bike was damaged. Neither of the boys’ parents wanted to pursue criminal charges, but they did want a report filed in case this behavior continues.

February 23:
The Blaine municipal court clerk reported there was a person outside the city court who had a warrant for his arrest. An officer contacted the 23-year-old man and arrested him for the warrant. It just so happened the Court was in session at the time, so the officer escorted the man into court where he was seen by the judge. After being seen by the judge, the man was allowed to post bail and was released.

February 22:
A resident reported seeing someone poking around a tree that contained a Bald Eagle’s nest in the 1400 block of Yew Avenue. The man, described as approximately 20 years old, was gone when the officer arrived. Officer found no indication the nest had been disturbed.