Police Report -- July 14, 2005

Published on Thu, Jul 14, 2005
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POLICE REPORTS

July 11: A trucker was traveling northbound on I-5 when someone dropped a large rock from an overpass at milepost 274. The rock broke the truck’s windshield but the driver was not injured. There are no known suspects or witnesses to the crime. Damage was estimated at $251.

July 11: Officers received a complaint of a transient sleeping at a church in the 300 block of Boblett Street. The person was contacted and asked to move along. The individual complied and no other police action was taken.

July 11: A business in the 1800 block of Pipeline Road reported that someone had been attempting to access their locked dumpster. The suspect(s) also siphoned about $40 worth of gasoline from a truck parked at the business. There are no known suspect(s) or witnesses to the theft. Extra patrol will be provided to the business.

July 10: A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer intercepted a highly intoxicated driver who was denied entry into Canada. The man had an open vodka bottle on the front seat. A Blaine officer investigated the incident, arrested the driver, cited him to Blaine municipal court and impounded the car. The man accepted a ride to a motel after he was released.

July 10: A citizen reported a suspicious vehicle outside a Blaine business in the 300 block of 3rd Street. Officers made contact with the occupant of the vehicle. A check of law enforcement databases revealed the vehicle was reported stolen out of Vancouver, Washington. The 26-year-old man was arrested and booked into the Whatcom County Jail for possession of stolen property.

July 10: Officers responded to a call about a women screaming in a front yard in the 500 block of Cedar Street and discovered no assistance was needed. The intoxicated woman had been at a party and screamed at her kids to get them out of her car. She was advised of the complaint and agreed not to disturb the neighbors again.

July 9: A resident in the 400 block of C Street reported a neighbor trespassed on her property and fed her two dogs. An officer contacted the neighbor and learned she put dog food through the fence to stop the dogs from barking. (The dogs were well fed, but stopped barking while they were eating.) The neighbor was given a no trespassing warning and said she understood she could no longer enter the property.

July 7: A person in the 4000 block of H Street was stopped for failing to dim his headlights and for traveling at 84 mph in a 45 mph zone. He was found to have previously consumed alcoholic beverages and was arrested for negligent driving, first degree. A friend was allowed to move the vehicle for him after an impound waiver was completed. The person was issued a criminal citation and released.

July 7: A person in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive called police when he had over $700 dollars of charges on his phone bill that he did not create. He shares a phone box with a neighbor and believes that person switched the lines to make the calls. Officers spoke to the neighbor who admitted he had switched the lines. Officers will forward the case to the prosecutor for review.

July 7: A citizen reported hearing someone taking his neighbor’s lawn mower in the 900 block of Cedar Street. The citizen then saw what appeared to be two males running through the yard with a lawn mower in tow. Officers were unable to locate the suspects or the lawn mower, despite a thorough search of the area.

July 6: An officer contacted a homeless person and made arrangements for him to camp in a state park. The officer provided the man with a courtesy ride to Birch Bay State Park, because he was handicapped and unable to get there on his own.

July 6: Officers were dispatched to a dispute over a concrete truck parked in a person’s driveway in the 4000 block of H Street, prohibiting her from getting to her house. The truck driver was reportedly rude to the homeowner and refused to move the truck until after he was done. When officers arrived the truck driver had finished dispensing the concrete and was in the process of leaving the area.

July 6: Blaine police received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a missing relative. The 18-year-old had been attempting to travel into Canada on a Greyhound bus and was turned away at the border. He has not been seen since he was turned away. The concerned relative was advised to file a missing persons report with her local law enforcement agency. A description of the man was passed on to local officers.

July 6: A person in the 9700 block of Lincoln Lane called police to report her neighbor was harassing her real estate agent. Officers spoke to everyone involved and determined the real estate agent was not harassed. This matter relates to an ongoing neighbor dispute over property lines and an existing fence.

July 5: An officer observed a supervised 11-year-old in the 600 block of Cherry Street boy set off an artillery shell that traveled 20 feet into a neighbor’s yard and set a small pine tree on fire. The officer used a fire extinguisher to put the fire out. The boy’s father agreed to replace the burnt tree. The fire department conducted an investigation and confirmed the artillery shell was not an illegal firework.

July 5: Officers responded to a 911 hang-up call and found there was a street brawl in progress in the 900 block of Cedar Street. An intoxicated juvenile and adult assaulted a resident who was rude to them on the phone. Two people were transported to the hospital for minor injuries. The case was referred to the prosecutor for review.