Police Report -- September 15, 2005

Published on Thu, Sep 15, 2005
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September 12: While on patrol an officer observed two teenagers on foot in the 1000 block of Mitchell while school was in session. The officer made contact with the subjects who informed the officer that they had been suspended due to an altercation at the high school. The officer checked with high school officials who informed her the boys were truant and requested they be returned to the high school. The boys were provided a free ride back to the school.

September 12: Officers responded to a physical domestic between a mother and daughter in the 300 block of Alder Street. It was determined the out of control juvenile had assaulted her mother. The 16 year old was booked into the Whatcom County Juvenile Detention Center.

September 12: A person in the 200 block of 10th Street contacted police when he found a propane tank on his property. He has no idea who left it there. Officers will try and provide extra patrol to the area.

September 11: A theft report was taken after an ex-roommate refused to return some property belonging to the complainant. Officers left a message for the suspect explaining that the property needed to be returned. The complainant called the following day to say her things had been returned.

September 11: An officer contacted a man who requested assistance when he became stranded in Blaine without any funds. The man refused to take a free ride to the Lighthouse Mission in Bellingham and walked out of town instead.

September 11: A person reported that a group of juveniles with skateboards were hanging out by the elementary school, and that one of them was on the roof of the building. When officers arrived, none of the juveniles were on the roof. One juvenile stated that they were looking for a good place to jump off of with their skateboards. They were referred to the skate park and warned to stay off of school property. They all left the area.

September 10: A report was taken after a contractor discovered someone had stolen an expensive piece of equipment out of his vehicle. The laser transom and tri pod will cost more than $1,000 to replace. Case under investigation.

September 10: An officer was asked to watch for a pick up truck that was reported to be chasing two girls on motorcycles northbound on I-5 in the Blaine area. Officers searched the area, but the vehicles were not located.

September 9: A person reported the theft of his payroll check. The man had been separated from employment in the beginning of July and had left the area without picking up his final check. Approximately six weeks ago a woman reportedly went to the business and said she had permission to pick up the check for him, so an employee there gave her the check. The former employee recently returned to pick up the check and discovered what had happened. Case under investigation.

September 9: Officers responded to a 911 hang up at a pay phone in the 1700 block of H Street. A USBP agent was on scene and observed a juvenile using the phone. An officer contacted the 10-year-old girl, who has a history of calling 911. Due to the number of calls regarding this family and the lack of adequate supervision, this case will be forwarded to CPS for review.

September 8: A truck driver reported two intoxicated patrons of a local tavern threatened to cause extensive damage to his rig after he refused to give them a ride to a motel. Officers contacted the two intoxicated individuals and cautioned them about making threats. They were then transported to their motel.

September 8: A motorist reported that a railroad crossing arm on Peace Portal Drive had struck her vehicle without any warning. The damage to her vehicle was documented. The officer then responded to check the damage to the broken crossing arm but found none. BNSF was then contacted and an employee reported the broken arm had already been replaced. The officer was also told the crossing arm system had been checked and was found to be working properly.

September 8: During patrols, a US Border Patrol agent located a suspicious device that resembled a pipe bomb, located in a wooded residential area. The Bellingham police department hazardous device unit was contacted and responded to a mutual aid request to further investigate the device. Upon examination, members of the hazardous device unit determined the object was a marine style aerial flare that was disguised to give the appearance of a pipe bomb. The flare was disposed of by the unit and no homes in the area were in danger.

September 8: Officers received a report of a “loud jacuzzi party” at a residence in the 9700 block of Allan Street. Arriving officers heard no loud noises. Upon walking around to the back of the residence, officers found three people finishing up a garage-cleaning project. They were talking quietly amongst themselves. There was no music playing or any indication of a “party.” They stated that their neighbor calls to complain about them continuously and that his calls are always unfounded. They also stated they are beginning to feel harassed by their neighbor and do not understand why he is always calling the police. They advised that they were finishing up anyway. Officers left without incident.

September 8: A woman called police and wanted to document that her daughter had been harassed by several classmates over the last four months. They are meeting with the school to try and resolve the problem and simply wanted the complaint documented at this time.