Police Report -- December 14, 2006

Published on Thu, Dec 14, 2006
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December 12: A resident observed a car and driver behaving suspiciously near their home. Officers checked the registration on the vehicle and recorded the information for follow-up. The area was given extra patrol.

December 12: A parent in the 700 block of E Street requested police contact a disrespectful 15-year-old who packed their bags and threatened to leave home. Officers had a discussion with the teen, who apologized to mom for the behavior. The family hugged and no further police action was requested.

December 12: A caller reported a man acting suspiciously inside a business in the 600 block of 3rd Street. Officers arrived and met with the gentleman and a family member and determined the man was not a threat to himself or anyone else.

December 12: A person reported being defrauded by someone she hired to do work. The person forged her name in order to steal from her. Case under investigation.

December 11: The Whatcom County sheriff’s office recorded a change of address from a level 2 (mid-level) registered sex offender from Bellingham to Blaine. A Blaine officer attempted to verify the registrant’s new address in the 700 block of A Street, but no one was home. The checks will continue until the registrant’s address has been verified.

December 11: An officer was asked to contact a resident in the 700 block of A Street at their home concerning the recent activities of a soon to be ex-spouse. The officer spoke with the reporting party and offered safety suggestions.

December 11: An officer was attempting to get a statement from a victim of an assault when a relative of the victim ran up and punched the victim in the back. Officers arrested the teenage relative for domestic violence assault and booked her into detention.

December 11: Dispatch reported a 911 hang up at a residence in the 600 block of C Street. Officers arrived and met with a teenager who reported that a relative’s friend had assaulted him and threatened to cut him with a knife. Officers investigated and arrested the 18-year-old suspect for assault and making threats. The arrestee was booked into the jail.

December 11: An officer investigated a theft at the Blaine high school. One suspect was detained. Charges are being forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.

December 11: A person reported that he was receiving harassing notes left at his business. The notes were from a relative and claimed the victim owed him money. The suspect was contacted and advised of more appropriate ways to handle the matter.

December 10: Blaine officers were asked to assist the sheriff’s department by checking for an injured deer after a driver called to report hitting the animal. Although the driver sustained quite a bit of car damage, the animal kept it together long enough to flee the scene and was not located.

December 10: A U.S. border patrol officer observed a car and its driver in the parking area at a recreational park. The vehicle’s registered owner was driving while suspended 3rd. An officer checked the area for the vehicle but it was gone. Information passed on to police department staff.

December 10: Customs and Border Protection at Peace Arch POE reported a vehicle backing southbound in the northbound lanes of I-5 freeway. An officer immediately responded but the vehicle was gone/not identified.

December 10: Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies requested assistance from Blaine police regarding a burglary in progress in the 8800 block of Blaine Road at a closed business. Blaine police responded, set up perimeter, assisted with dog track and other related security tasks during the serving of a search warrant on the suspect residence. Officer cleared after entry was made to residence and multiple subjects were detained.

December 9: While on patrol, an officer observed a traffic violation. The Marysville resident violator was found to have suspended driving privileges. The driver was arrested, cited, and released at the scene. The vehicle was impounded, as no one was available to drive the car home.

December 9: A Blaine resident reported a man approached her and made sexual advances towards her at a business in the 700 block of 3rd Street. An area check was made for the suspect at surrounding businesses and motels. Several contacts were made, however the suspect was not located. Extra patrol was provided in the area until the complainant left the area.

December 9: A property owner reported that his tenants had put a “for sale” sign in front of the house in which he owns. An officer checked the sign and found it to actually belong to a property that was for sale farther down the street. The owner was notified.

December 9: Officers were dispatched to a report of a verbal dispute at a residence in the 300 block of 11th Street. On arrival officers found a sister and brother arguing over care plans for a parent. Officers calmed both parties down and one half decided to depart to prevent additional problems.

December 9: A woman in the 9700 block of Terrace Avenue found a baggie of marijuana lying on the street outside her home. The woman turned over the substance to police and it was destroyed as its owner could not be identified.

December 8: Officer was dispatched to the 500 block of H St in reference a resident juvenile throwing ice from the overpass to cars on I-5. Officer did not locate anyone on the bridge.

December 8: U.S. border patrol contacted a man walking near the U.S./Canada border with large duffel bags. An investigation revealed an outstanding warrant from Ferndale. A Blaine officer arrested the man released him to Ferndale police department.

December 7: Citizen requested a civil stand by so he could retrieve some of his personal property from his girlfriend’s apartment as there was a no contact order between the two of them. Officer stood by while the exchange took place.

December 7: A teenager in the 900 block of E Street reported his older sister had hit him after he had thrown a snowball at her five-year-old son. The 14-year-old did not want to file a complaint against his sister, but wanted her not to hit him again. Officer spoke with the young boy’s sister and asked her to not hit her little brother. The older sister agreed not to hit her brother again.

December 7: An officer attempted to verify an address of a low-level registered sex offender that just moved to Blaine from the county and discovered that the man had moved back to the county. The officer contacted the offender by phone and advised him that the reporting violation would be forwarded to the WCSO. The man promised to go to the sheriff’s office in the morning and correct his registered address.

December 7: An officer arrested, cited and released a man for driving while his license was suspended. The vehicle was impounded.
December 7: A man reported an unauthorized withdrawal from his bank account. Case under investigation.

December 6: A motorist turned into the icy parking space of her motel in the 300 block of Alder Street and slid into a chain link fence. She was not injured, but her bumper, and the fence were damaged. The parties exchanged information prior to an officer arriving. A collision report was completed.

December 6: A woman in the 1600 block of Runge Avenue called dispatch and reported her husband had assaulted her. Officers arrived and separated the pair. They determined the man had assaulted the woman during an argument and the woman damaged some property after she was assaulted. The man was arrested for Assault 4th degree/Domestic Violence and booked into jail.

December 6: An officer observed a vehicle commit multiple traffic violation in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive. A vehicle stop was made and during contact with the driver, an odor of intoxicants was detected. An investigation resulted in the arrest of an adult Blaine resident for driving under the influence of liquor. Two non-priority hold warrants were also served on the individual.

December 6: A man in the 8300 block of Goshawk Lane reported vandalism to his landscaping caused by teenagers passing through his property. An officer investigated.

December 6: A citizen reported their spouse missing after they missed a routine pick up at the library. The missing adult was located: she had forgotten about the time.

December 6: A citizen in the 600 block of A Street reported to the police that someone broke the driver’s side mirror on their car by hitting it with a candle. The victim wanted the incident documented. Damage estimated at $50.

December 6: Officers investigated an assault complaint at a residence in the 500 block of F Street and arrested a man. He was booked into jail.

December 6: 911 call from a home in the 500 block of F Street advising of an assault having taken place between occupants of the home. Officers responded to the home and arrested one adult male for a Blaine municipal court warrant. The man was transported and brought before a judge regarding the warrant. The warrant was cleared from WACIC.

December 6: A woman in the 500 block of 8th Street reported vandalism to the exterior of her car. Someone apparently scratched the paint on the trunk lid, rear passenger side fender and driver’s door. There are no suspects or witnesses in the vandalism.
December 6: Bellingham police requested assistance in attempting to locate a man who was due for a court date at Blaine municipal court. Probable cause existed to arrest the man for a number of crimes committed in Bellingham earlier in the morning. The man failed to come to court in Blaine.

December 5: A school worker reported receiving five vulgar phone messages. Case under investigation.

December 5: Officer was dispatched to a report of a gasoline odor in a neighbor’s garage in the 1500 block of D Street. Officer found this was the second complaint within a week. The neighbor was contacted and advised to leave their garage door open until the gas aired out. The fire department will be advised.

December 5: A person reported that her ex-husband had immobilized her son’s vehicle with a chain. The incident arose out of a disagreement over discipline. The owner of the vehicle did not wish to have any charges pressed against the person who had placed the chains on the truck. The owner of the vehicle asked that officers ask the suspect to leave her property alone. This was done. No further action taken.

December 5: An officer was dispatched to the Peace Arch POE in reference to a suspicious $20. bill. On arrival the officer found the bill was not counterfeit.

December 5: A citizen entered the police department and requested he get checked by medical staff. A dispatcher called the fire department and they transported the man to the hospital.

December 5: A citizen brought a license plate into the police department they found on their morning walk. The registered owner was reunited with their license plate.

December 5: Officers assisted a person by pushing a disabled vehicle off the roadway and discovered that the driver of the vehicle had a suspended license. Officers returned, stopped the man and arrested him for DWLS. The driver was issued a criminal citation and released. His vehicle was parked, safely off of the roadway this time, until friends could come drive it away for him.