Police Report -- December 15, 2005

Published on Thu, Dec 15, 2005
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December 12: Officers were asked to check the sobriety of a person crossing the border with an open container in his vehicle. Officers responded and interviewed the driver. Tests showed the driver had not been drinking. He was released and warned about the laws pertaining to carrying open containers in vehicles.

December 12: An officer responded to a report of a domestic disturbance (a loud argument) in progress at a residence in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive. The officer found the house dark and no one answered the door. There was no sound from inside during the extended time period in which the officer was on scene. A neighbor advised the officer that one half of the disturbance had left on foot. A thorough search of the area did not locate the person. No one from the subject residence contacted police. Officers continued extra patrols and attempts to make contacts at the residence.

December 12: Officer responded to a three car, non-injury, reportable collision in the 600 block of Peace Portal Drive. A motorist started her vehicle which lunged forward, then collided with one vehicle which collided with another. A traffic collision report was taken.

December 11: Officers were dispatched to a hit and run minor injury collision in the 1900 block of Peace Portal Drive. Officer arrived and determined that the victim driver then had minor injuries and refused any medical attention. Dispatch advised that the suspect vehicle had crashed into a ditch a few miles away and the female driver there fled on foot. Sheriff’s deputies with a K-9 unit located the suspect a short distance from the scene and took her into custody for hit and run and driving under the influence of alcohol. The suspect was booked and released from the county jail.

December 11: While on patrol an officer observed a vehicle partially traveling in his lane in the 1400 block of Peace Portal Drive. The officer followed the vehicle and observed additional traffic violations. The violating vehicle was stopped. The driver was contacted and given field sobriety tests. The 45-year-old man was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence and cited into Blaine Municipal Court for the offense.

December 11: A person called police when they got in a verbal dispute at a residence in the 900 block of Cedar Street. One of the parties involved has a history of suicide attempts and was again making threats to harm himself. Officers spoke with the party and took him into custody as he appeared serious about killing himself. Officers took the person to the hospital on an involuntary commitment.

December 10: Officers were dispatched to intercede in a physical domestic dispute in the 1500 block of D Street. The dispute was verbal in nature and involved a teenager arguing with a parent.

December 10: Officers were dispatched to a two-car injury motor vehicle collision on SR 543. Officers arrived and investigated the collision. An occupant of one vehicle reported a neck injury and was transported to the hospital for treatment. A motor vehicle collision report was completed.

December 10: During patrol an officer noticed a vehicle parked on the roadway in the 100 block of 2nd Street, which had been parked in the same location for over four days. The vehicle was tagged with a 72 hour abandoned vehicle notice, which was placed on the front windshield. An attempt is being made to contact the registered owner for removal.

December 9: While on patrol an officer noticed a pedestrian in the 200 block of C Street sitting on the curb clad in clothing that was not appropriate for the cold weather conditions. The person related that they had left an abusive situation at home in Canada, and was contemplating where to start a new life. Officers provided information on possible alternatives and helped arrange transportation.

December 9: Officers were contacted by a parent who reported their teenager provided another juvenile some of their prescribed medication. Officers conducted a investigation and arrested one teenager for possession of drugs without a prescription, and booked the teen into juvenile detention on the felony charge. The incident remains under investigation.

December 7: Officer assisted Border Patrol units with transporting a Canadian teenager back to the U.S./Canadian border, across which he had run a few minutes earlier to evade an uncomfortable conversation with Canada Customs officers.

December 7: Officers were dispatched to a report of a resident who was contemplating suicide. On arrival officers contacted and interviewed the person, and helped to arrange for a relative to assist in transporting the person to speak with a mental health professional.

December 7: A Blaine resident reported that someone had stolen his Kawasaki generator. The report was made after a thorough search of the property. The loss was $450.

December 7: An officer was asked to check on a man who was walking down the street screaming at nothing in particular. When the officer contacted the man he related that he was upset because he wasn't allowed to enter Canada to attend the funeral of a friend. He apologized for his explosive behavior and asked how he could find transportation back to Seattle. He was given directions to the nearest bus stop so he could take the WTA bus to Bellingham and catch a Greyhound bus from there.

December 7: An officer was asked to contact a mother at the elementary school concerning an assault that occurred on a school bus. Although the victim’s mother wanted the suspect prosecuted the officer explained that there were no provisions in the juvenile system to prosecute a child six years of age. It was suggested that she allow the school to handle the situation and to work out the appropriate discipline with the assistance of the parents.

December 6: U.S. Customs reported a California resident had attempted to enter into the United States with 2.1 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The 39-year-old man was arrested, processed and released with a mandatory court date.

December 6: Officers responded to a report of an out of control juvenile in the 1400 block of Mitchell Avenue. Officers spoke with the juvenile and determined no crime had occurred. The juvenile agreed to listen to his parents in the future.

December 5: Blaine public works reported a semi had lost its trailer which was partially blocking the eastbound lane of Boblett near Fir Avenue. Upon arrival the trailer was found to be resting on its tongue. A towing company was contacted to remove the trailer from the roadway. There was insignificant damage to the roadway and minimal damage to the trailer. Officer stood by until the tow company removed the trailer from the roadway.