Police Report -- January 19, 2006

Published on Thu, Jan 19, 2006
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January 17: A Blaine resident in the 300 block of 11th Street reported her house had been burglarized and property valued at more than $6,000 had been stolen. A possible suspect has been identified, and police are investigating.

January 17: Officers were asked to assist the Washington State Patrol with the closure of Interstate 5. The interstate was closed while Canada Customs investigated an incident. Officers and USBP agents provided traffic control until WSP troopers arrived on scene.

January 16: A police officer stopped a vehicle for speeding in the 2700 block of Peace Portal Drive and found the driver to have a suspended license. The driver was arrested and processed at the scene and released with a mandatory court appearance date. The driver was also issued infractions for speed and no proof of insurance.

January 14: Officers responded to a report of a physical domestic dispute in the 9700 block of Allan Street. Upon arrival officers learned a couple had been in an argument over their daughter. During the argument the man caused damage to the house and some personal property. He was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail on charges of malicious mischief third degree domestic violence.

January 14: Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person at the post office. Officers learned the reporting person had seen a man run from the post office and leave in a vehicle. The reporting person then attempted to follow the vehicle. Officers checked the post office and found nothing amiss. The reporting person was then contacted by police and advised against following suspicious vehicles in the future.

January 13: A woman called 911 and told the dispatcher she needed help. She hung up the phone before the dispatcher could obtain additional information. Officers responded to the 200 block of 15th Street and saw a car leaving the area as they were arriving. Officers proceeded to the residence and contacted a man there who said he had been in an argument with his wife, and she had left. Officers found no evidence in the residence to indicate a struggle had taken place. Officers cleared as there appeared to be no crime and the complainant could not be contacted.

January 13: Blaine police officers provided mutual assistance to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s office at an assault call in the county. Officers assisted by maintaining a perimeter around the scene and photographing the victim’s injuries before he was transported to the hospital for observation. Deputies took the suspect into custody without incident and officers cleared the scene.

January 13: A parent reported her 10-year-old son was assaulted while on the school bus. The boy received only minor injuries during the altercation. A suspect has been identified and the case is under investigation.

January 12: A woman reported that the father of her child had taken their daughter to another state. Investigation revealed no criminal wrongdoing on the part of the father. The complainant was provided with information regarding appropriate custodial procedures. A welfare check of the dad and daughter in Oregon found the pair in good health and the child in good spirits. Mom was advised.

January 12: WCSO requested mutual aid at a domestic dispute just outside of the city limits. While en route to the incident officers learned that a teenage girl at the residence had been fighting with her parents. The girl was reportedly threatening to harm herself with a cutting instrument. Officers arrived and made contact with the girl and her parents. It was determined the girl was a threat to herself and she was detained for her own safety. She was turned over to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s office upon their arrival at the scene.

January 12: A concerned neighbor called police to report loud screaming coming from an apartment in the 300 block of Alder Street. Police arrived and determined the disturbance stemmed from a verbal domestic dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend. However, when the police began to run wanted checks on the subjects involved, the male subject fled from police through an open living room window of the apartment. It is likely the man fled to avoid being arrested on several outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants the officers were about to discover. A search of the area was conducted, but the man was not located.

January 11: A married couple in the 200 block of 14th Street reported that an ex-boyfriend was making harassing/nuisance phone calls to their residence at all hours. An officer called the man at the number from which he has been placing the harassing calls. The man was not home and his current whereabouts are unknown. The officer spoke to the mother of the suspect as a first step in attempting to end the problem. The officer warned of the possible legal consequences if the calls do not desist. The mother understood and agreed to forward the information to her adult son.

January 11: Officers were advised of a hit and run that had just occurred. The suspect was seen fleeing the scene in the 600 block of H Street and was reported to be parked at the high school. Police meet with witnesses, and the suspect was identified. The 16-year-old suspect was then contacted. In addition to the hit and run, the teenage driver was also found to be in violation of the restrictions of his driver’s license. He was arrested, processed and released to a parent.

January 11: An officer received a report of a burglary in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive. Someone entered a fenced area and stole the radios from several of the vehicles inside the locked compound. There are no suspects at this time.

January 10: A transient male came into the police department office to request a voucher for a hotel room. The policies regarding emergency assistance were explained to the man, and he was offered assistance in getting to the Lighthouse Mission in Bellingham as an alternative. The subject refused the assistance that was offered and went on his way.

January 10: The vehicle of an intoxicated individual was towed to the border by Canada Customs officials. In lieu of having the U.S. government impound the vehicle from the port property, the man had his vehicle towed for safekeeping until he sobered up enough to drive. An officer attempted to get the man a motel room downtown but was unsuccessful. The person was left at an open business so he could drink coffee until a restaurant opened.

January 10: The manager of a complex in the 300 block of Alder Street contacted the police and requested a subject be trespassed from the property. The individual had been involved in continuing verbal altercations with some of the tenants of the property. The subject was trespassed, and officers cleared.

January 10: A citizen reported contacting a driver in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive who had a heavy odor of intoxicants about his person. The reporting party then stated the driver was last seen driving down the road in reverse. Officers contacted the driver and arrested him for DUI. The 57-year-old man was cited and released with a mandatory court appearance.

January 10: A couple reported that a realtor had stolen over $2,000 from them in the course of a business agreement. Case under investigation.