Police Report -- May 19, 2005

Published on Thu, May 19, 2005
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May 14: Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 700 block of A Street for a reported fight between two females that was occurring in the parking lot. Arriving officers learned the women had separated and each was contacted at their residence. It was determined the incident consisted of verbal slurs and threats and were part of an ongoing dispute between the two. They agreed to remain separated for the remainder of the night.

May 14: A citizen in the 400 block of C Street reported someone had broken into their residence. Alcohol and a handgun was stolen during the commission of the burglary. Fingerprints were lifted from the crime scene and possible suspect information was obtained in the case. An investigation is ongoing.

May 14: An officer observed a male slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle in the 1400 block of Hughes Avenue. After checking the man’s welfare it was determined that he was highly intoxicated. The 49-year-old Blaine resident was arrested for physical control of a motor vehicle. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was cited and released into Blaine municipal court.

May 14: A Blaine resident reported a suspicious object found in front of her house. An officer determined the object was a partially constructed piece of drug paraphernalia that had not been used. The item was destroyed.

May 13: Blaine police were called to Customs and Border Protection, Peace Arch crossing to investigate a possible felon in possession of a firearm. A check of law enforcement databases showed the 36-year-old Blaine man had a felony conviction on his record. The officer confiscated two rifles in the man’s possession and impounded them. The matter will be referred to the prosecuting attorney’s office for review.

May 13: A juvenile male called to report that other juveniles were shooting a BB gun at his house in the 600 block of C Street. An officer contacted the juveniles. All were under the age of 12. One young male had a realistic looking handgun. Upon inspection, officer was able to determine it was an “Airsoft” pistol, which fires soft pellets for a very short distance. No damage was done with the pistol. All juveniles were warned about their behavior and advised them to stay away from each other. The parent of the juvenile who owned the pistol was contacted and advised that if he was going to allow his son to carry around such a realistic looking weapon, he should monitor its use more carefully. The parent agreed.

May 13: A person reported that an adult male was writing graffiti on a WSDOT signal box at a major intersection on SR543. Officers observed the individual writing on the signal box with an ink pen. A 42-year-old male transient was promptly arrested, cited and released for malicious mischief. It was later determined that the man was upset with another person and was leaving a message for him.

May 12: A border patrol officer contacted a highly intoxicated man sitting on a city street. Blaine officers contacted the 42-year-old Surrey, B.C., resident and his dog and found he was trying to walk back to Canada. The person accepted a courtesy ride to Canada immigration where he was released.

May 12: Officers responded to a reported assault complaint in a residential neighborhood. Officers learned that a 34-year-old man had pushed an eight-year-old female, causing her to fall to the ground outside his home after the juvenile refused to leave as requested. The child complained of a hurt knee and was cared for by her father. The adult was cited to Blaine Municipal Court for assault.

May 11: An employee at a business was found stealing three packages of C batteries for his walkman. When the employee left the business at the end of his shift, he did not offer to pay for the batteries. The employee was arrested for theft, and a citation was issued.

May 11: A store security officer saw an employee at a business in the 1700 block of H Street eat a deli sandwich and not pay for it. The employee was arrested for theft, and a citation was issued.

May 11: Officers were dispatched to a problem between a mother and her daughter in the 500 block of 8th Street. Officers arrived and found the 17-year-old daughter had already left the house. The mother said the two had been arguing and yelling, because the daughter was unhappy about having to clean the house.

May 11: A customer of a business commented to an employee during a phone conversation that her husband was going to kill her because the car would not start. The customer then hung up the phone, leaving the business employee concerned for her safety. Officers contacted the caller at her home to check on her welfare. The woman said it had just been a general comment because the car would not start and assured officers that her husband would not hurt her. Officers believed the woman was being truthful and was not fearful for her safety, and they cleared the call without further incident.

May 11: Officers assisted CBP with an investigation. A man had hidden several cases of eggs at a Blaine business, unbeknownst to them. The man did this because he could only import a small amount of eggs at a time. The business did not want to pursue the matter, and the man was released by CBP.

May 10: Officers were dispatched to intercede in a dispute between a motel manager and a customer in the 200 block of Alder Street. Officers assisted the manager in convincing the guest to seek shelter at another motel and then assisted the guest in finding a motel that was open.

May 10: A neighbor reported a vehicle stuck in the yard of an unoccupied home in the 600 block of E Street. Police investigation revealed that, on the previous day, a 13-year-old girl had driven her mother’s car without permission across her own driveway and accidentally into the neighbor’s yard. A fence post and a sapling were damaged during the impromptu driving lesson. All property owners, the girl’s mother and the girl were contacted by the police and interviewed. The matter was settled civilly between the involved parties. All driving and damage occurred on private property. The car was removed by tow truck at the mother’s request/daughter’s expense. No arrests were made.

May 10: A woman reported that someone may have entered her home in the 9800 block of Harvey Road unlawfully and disturbed property within while the woman was away on an extended trip abroad. The long tale of it all is mice had entered her home while she had been away. Exterminators were called.