Police Report -- August 24, 2006

Published on Thu, Aug 24, 2006
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August 23: A citizen who lives near downtown businesses called to report that there have been people trespassing and throwing garbage on their lawn during the evening hours. The citizen requested extra patrol.

August 22: Officers contacted a person and discovered they were on their own motorcycle, which was somehow listed as stolen. The person had recovered it sometime ago but the record was never cleared. Officers made sure the record was cleared.

August 22: A person contacted police because an acquaintance was making threats to move a brush pile onto his property. Officers spoke to both parties and determined it was a civil matter. The person making the threat to move the brush will handle the matter in civil court.

August 22: Two commercial drivers engaged in a verbal altercation regarding a parking space. One driver called 9-1-1 to complain to police. Police responded and de-escalated the situation. Both drivers were satisfied that their concerns were addressed.

August 22: A juvenile came into the station to report several other juveniles had spit on him at the skate park. The complainant knew the first names of the offenders, who were not there at the time. the youngster was shown how to contact the police if it happens again.

August 22: A citizen reported a carburetor stolen from their vehicle. The auto part was hidden under the parked vehicle by the complainant, and within a few hours it was taken. No suspect(s) have been identified.

August 21: Dispatch reported the fire department was en route to a hotel in the 9500 block of Semiahmoo Parkway of an accidental overdose. The fire department arrived and treated the person, who was not in medical danger. Officers cleared after the victim and relatives had checked out of the hotel.

August 21: Officers checked on a complaint from employees at a gas station in the 500 block of Peace Portal Drive regarding two adult women loitering and panhandling for money in front of the business. Upon arrival, the suspects were nowhere in the area.

August 21: An anonymous person complained that an 18-year-old man was watching teen girls at a soccer practice at the Pipeline fields with binoculars. The subject was contacted shortly afterwards. He was now in the city limits and stated he has vision problems and was merely watching a friend of his at the practice. Under investigation.

August 21: Officers checked on an extremely intoxicated male and requested further evaluation by North Whatcom Fire & Rescue personnel and medics. Medics determined the subject needed to sleep it off and was transported to his residence.

August 20: An officer stood by while a state park ranger gave a “no trespassing” order to a disruptive man. The man, who was a convicted felon and transient, left the park and there were no further complaints.

August 20: A resident in the 200 block of 16th Street reported that someone entered her unlocked car and took her purse and a bag containing baby supplies. The estimated loss was $158. An officer investigated the crime and documented the incident.

August 20: Officers investigated an incident where a suspect cut a fence to enter a yard and then stole a stereo from a vehicle in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive. Under investigation.

August 20: A resident found a dead, adult, brown and gray tabby cat, that had been hit in the 2000 block of H Street. The feline was delivered to the police station. The cat had no license tag. A Humane Society employee was called to the station who took over attempts to locate the cat’s owner.

August 20: Dispatch reported the fire department was en route to a fire in front of a business in the 200 block of D Street. Officers arrived and knocked down the blaze with a fire extinguisher. The fire department arrived and finished putting out the fire. The fire department believes the fire was set by a cigarette butt. The business owners were notified.

August 20: While on patrol, an officer observed a vehicle being driven in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive with no license plates. The driver was contacted and found to have a California DMV temporary permit, but not in a visible location. A driver’s check through California indicated the driver was suspended and also found that license plates had been since issued, but were not in the vehicle. The driver was arrested, cited, and given a mandatory court date.

August 20: Officers were asked to help Amtrak remove five intoxicated and disorderly King County residents who were traveling back to the United States on the evening train. When the train arrived at the Blaine depot, officers with the assistance of U.S. Border Patrol and CBP Customs, escorted the group off without incident, and the train continued on schedule. The intoxicated men arranged for other transportation back home. Amtrak police was advised of the incident and its results.

August 19: Someone entered an unlocked business in the 700 block of 3rd Street, broke into a locked office, removed coins from a desk and took supplies valued at $110. Officers are investigating.

August 19: A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer observed two people who were together in violation of a “no contact” order. A Blaine officer investigated the incident, arrested the violator, and booked her into Whatcom County Jail.

August 19: Officers saw a person driving in the 800 block of School Drive who had warrants and a suspended license. When the officer tried to stop the car the driver fled on foot. The officer detained the two passengers and the driver was caught about two blocks away. Officers found marijuana on the driver as well. One passenger was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of an illegal knife. The car was impounded and everyone was released for lack of jail space.

August 18: A resident reported loud disturbing noise from truck route construction late at night. The construction teams had been given permission to try night work as a means of alleviating daytime traffic congestion. When it became apparent the construction noise was bothering a lot of folks, the construction company curtailed the late night work.