Police Report -- June 02, 2005

Published on Thu, Jun 2, 2005
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May 29: Officers were dispatched to check on the occupants of a residence in the 700 block of Elm Avenue after the 911 operator received a hang up phone call. Upon arrival, officers learned that there was a dispute between a mother and her adult son over his refusal to take his prescription medication. Officers asked the man if he would take his medication. He did so and officers cleared without incident.

May 29: U.S. Customs officers saw a vehicle heading southbound in the northbound lanes of I-5 at a high rate of speed. Officers entered I-5 to try and catch up to the vehicle. A Border Patrol agent reported seeing the vehicle exit I-5 and stopped it for Blaine officers. A confused out of state elderly woman thought she had to go north to get back to Iowa. When she realized I-5 ended at Canada she turned around and headed south. The woman was severely warned for her reckless driving and was given proper directions. There were no collisions and no-one was forced off the road due to her driving.

May 29: The Blaine police K9 team assisted the sheriff’s office by searching a vehicle for narcotics. K9 Yoschi indicated the presence of controlled substances. A consent search was conducted that led to the discovery of over 50 grams of suspected marijuana, which was packaged for delivery. The owner of the marijuana was arrested and booked into the Whatcom County Jail.

May 28: An anonymous caller reported that she heard what sounded like a woman being assaulted in an apartment near hers in the 600 block of D Street. Officers responded and contacted a husband and wife. Both subjects stated that they had been wrestling and that an argument broke out. Neither party was physically injured during the argument, which was determined to have been verbal only. Both parties agreed to remain calm for the remainder of the night, and officers left without incident.

May 28: Officers received a call from dispatch advising that a man had locked his wife out of the house, in the 8600 block of Blue Grouse Way and was currently inside the residence. A restraining order is in effect, prohibiting the husband from being in the residence. Upon arrival, officers found that there had been a miscommunication and that the man was not on or around the premises. The reporting party advised that she believed her husband had locked the house from the inside and left through the garage at some unknown date. She had called officers to assist her in getting into her home. She was advised to call a locksmith.

May 27: Officers were asked to check on a man who was observed to be kneeling on a lawn in the 1100 block of D Street and picking something out of the grass. The neighbor who called in the complaint, felt the activity was suspicious because the man did not live in the neighborhood. When officers contacted the man it was learned that he had rescued an injured crow and was trying to feed it.

May 27: A person reported her 15-year-old daughter as a runaway. The same teen had run away the previous night and was located several hours later with her boyfriend. The girl was entered into law enforcement databases as a runaway and a county wide “Watch For” was issued. Officers later located the juvenile and returned her to her mother. Law enforcement databases were updated.

May 27: A person in the 300 block of Marine Drive called police when they noticed the back window to their car had been broken out. The owner reported that nothing was missing from the vehicle, and it is possible a seagull dropped a rock or clam through the window as it flew overhead.

May 27: A Blaine citizen in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive reported two people inside his apartment refusing to leave. The responding officer determined that a 15-year-old Oregon resident had paid the complainant rent to stay at his home. The person decided he did not want the juvenile in his home and wanted her to leave. The officer also learned that the father of the juvenile had made living arrangements with another Blaine family. She was transported to the other home after receiving her rent money back. The girl’s friend also left without incident.

May 27: A Bellingham resident called police to report that a vehicle had backed into him at a Blaine business in April. Initial reports indicate that a 38-year-old co-worker had briefly pinned the 40-year-old man to a cement wall with a pick up truck when backing. The victim was now reporting the incident because he has had no success in getting insurance information or medical bills paid for by the co-worker for back pain. There are two witnesses to the accident and follow up is being conducted by a traffic investigator.

May 26: Police learned of an apparent assault that had occurred on school campus. An investigation determined that four male students had bound a 14-year-old female student’s hand and feet together with duct tape, spat on her and threw her into a class room. The victim and her mother declined to pursue criminal assault charges. School officials suspended the perpetrators for their actions.

May 26: A resident reported that her neighbor was hiding in his apartment attic from police in the 700 block of F Street. Officers learned of the man’s identify and conducted checks through law enforcement databases. It was determined that the man was not wanted by police, and officers were unable to determine why he was hiding in his home. Officers attempted to check on the 28-year-old man’s welfare, but he refused to come out or speak with the police.

May 26: A person reported that a relative was presumed to be stealing his prescription medication from his locked mailbox. The medications are valued at over $500 and some are classified as narcotics. There is a suspect in this case and the incident is under investigation.

May 25: A Blaine business reported the theft of five Washington state lottery tickets. An investigation has revealed that two of the five tickets had been redeemed at two separate county businesses. Further information is being developed in the case, and officers are feeling “lucky” that they will be able to make an arrest in the near future.

May 25: Officers were advised of a group of three juvenile males who were using profanity and trying to provoke a fight with an adult male who was painting a house. The juveniles left when the man said he was calling the police. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate juveniles.

May 25: While participating in a traffic safety emphasis sponsored by the Washington Department of Transportation, a person was contacted for driving on the wrong side of the road. During the contact it was learned that the driver had several domestic violence warrants out of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s office. The individual was arrested on the warrants and booked into jail. He was given a verbal warning for driving on the wrong side of the road, and was cited for Failing to Show Proof of Insurance.

May 25: It was reported to the police that a 19-year-old man in the 500 block of E Street had assaulted his 56-year-old female neighbor, by hitting the woman in the face. The assault occurred when the victim refused to allow the man to make a long distance telephone call to his girlfriend for financial reasons. The suspect was later contacted by police and claimed he had been assaulted by the woman. Statements were obtained form all parties, and a criminal citation was issued to the 19-year-old for assault 4th.