Police Report -- June 01, 2006

Published on Thu, Jun 1, 2006
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May 30: A Blaine resident reported having been bitten by a dog in her neighborhood a few weeks ago. Animal control was notified by the victim and the matter is being investigated. There is some indication the same animal, which was on a leash at the time of the bite may also have been involved in another biting incident.

May 30: A parent living in California reported their teenager ran away from the grandparent’s home in Blaine. The runaway is believed to still be in the area with friends.
The grandparents will be contacting police if they need assistance locating the teen and having the necessary information placed into the law enforcement data bases.

May 29: Officers responded to a 911 call of a suicidal subject making threats with a knife at the marina. The man was contacted and found to be distraught over a relationship, but was adamant about not harming himself. A friend spoke with the man and officers cleared when everything had calmed down.

May 29: A registered sex offender who had failed to register was contacted at a motel on Peace Portal Drive and found to have a King County no bail misdemeanor warrant for failure to register. The subject was arrested and transported to Whatcom County jail. Registration information was also updated in department databases.

May 28: A possible intoxicated driver entered the Peace Arch port of entry and was referred for inspection. A passenger also was intoxicated and had an open container in the vehicle. A Blaine officer conducted field sobriety tests and determined that the driver was not definitively intoxicated; however, he agreed to wait for a couple hours before continuing home. A while later, a portable breath reading was administered before the driver attempted to move the vehicle. The open alcohol container was confiscated and dumped with a witness present.

May 28: Officers responded to an on-going neighbor dispute on Boundary Court. The complainant stated that a guest at another apartment threatened to physically harm him and demanded prosecution. Statements were completed by the complainant and the suspect and the case will be forwarded to the city prosecutor for review of harassment charges.

May 27: An officer attempted to verify the address of a registered sex offender who reportedly moved to Blaine. The address turned out to be a business with no record of the offender having visited. A failure to register as a sex offender report was completed and referred to the WCSO for review.

May 27: Officers responded with medic personnel to a residence in the 8600 block of Blue Grouse Way following a report of a resident having passed away overnight. A scene investigation was conducted and assistance was provided to relatives.

May 27: Officers responded to a report of a disturbance in an apartment complex in the 500 block of 8th Street. A couple was ending their relationship and a TV was dropped and damaged while being removed from the home. Officers investigated to establish whether the damage to the (very heavy) TV was accidental or intentional. Under investigation.

May 26: A person in the 9100 block of Great Blue Heron Lane reported a contractor came to his house soliciting to do work on his roof.
The resident was concerned because he lives in a gated community, which does not allow soliciting. Officer contacted the contractor who stated he would not solicit work in that neighborhood again.

May 26: A caller reported seeing a vehicle pull off the roadway in the 1300 block of Yew Street, then a vehicle occupant hiding something in the bushes. Officers located a small pouch containing an a small amount of suspected marijuana and a smoking pipe. Officers were unable to locate the owner of the items.
The pipe and suspected marijuana were destroyed.

May 25: Border Patrol agents requested Blaine police assistance after locating a suspicious vehicle with two occupants parked in the middle of a city gravel pit late at night. The driver, a Birch Bay area resident, gave permission to search the vehicle, and drugs were found. The drugs will be sent to the WSP crime lab for testing. The case will be forwarded to the prosecutor for review.

May 25: An officer contacted an intoxicated driver, who was passed out behind the wheel in the 2400 block of Bell Road stopped on a main thoroughfare in a traffic lane with the engine running. The driver failed standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. The 22-year-old Blaine area driver was cited to Blaine Municipal Court and driven home.

May 24: A report was taken to document an incident wherein a man received a statement for a credit card account that he had not opened. The issuing bank was contacted and the account was closed.

May 24: A business person in the 200 block of G Street contacted the police department to report that an unauthorized person filled the trash container with items not belonging to the business. The business had not given anyone else permission to utilize the trash container and has to pay to have it emptied, so the unauthorized use constitutes a criminal theft of service. The suspect was identified and appropriate action will be taken.

May 24: A resident in the 800 block of Cherry Street called police to complain about a neighbor’s dog barking to excess. The caller had tried to handle the matter peaceably, but reported the animal’s owner was much less than understanding. An officer patrolled the area and could not document the dog misbehaving at the moment. Animal control was notified for extra patrols.

May 24: A resident called the police when a group of young teenagers refused to stop throwing rocks at a stop sign in the 500 block of Boblett Street. An officer contacted the juveniles, warned them and also advised their parents of the incident. No damage was done to city property.

May 24: The owner of a motor scooter taken in a burglary in Birch Bay observed two juveniles riding the bike on a residential street in Blaine. The boys fled when the owner approached them, and the property was recovered. Officers located the suspects a short time later. They claimed they had no knowledge that the scooter was stolen: one said that he purchased it for $60. Written statements were collected by all parties involved, and a copy of this report will be forwarded to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office for follow-up on their theft/burglary report.

May 24: An anonymous complainant requested an officer check a shopping center parking lot for a group of juveniles practicing their filmmaking skills. One of the “stunt” actors was wearing a large helmet, and being towed in a wheelchair by a vehicle circling the parking lot. An area check was conducted; however, the production “took five” and were no longer in the area.

May 24: An officer investigated a domestic violence related threat between estranged spouses. One half had called the other and made a vague threat over the phone after getting into an argument over child custody. No specific threat of assault or damage was made.

May 23: Officers responded to a verbal argument between a parent and teenager. The teen had been locked out of the house and was contacted outside when police arrived. It was determined that no assault or other crime was committed.
The teen was upset over being grounded. When officers cleared, the scene had calmed down and the teen was allowed back inside the home.

May 23: A passerby reported to firefighters at the Odell Street fire station that they had observed a male carrying a rifle outside a nearby warehouse.
Officers arrived and contacted warehouse employees: they determined that the man was an employee showing a BB gun to co-workers.
The BB gun was not discharged and officers cleared after warning them about brandishing weapons in public.