Police Report -- July 26, 2007

Published on Thu, Jul 26, 2007
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July 24: A citizen in the 600 block of C Street reported hearing the front door open and hearing footsteps. A search of the house and the neighborhood proved negative for anyone out and about. The citizen was advised to keep their doors locked at night and keep their security light turned on.

July 23: An officer stopped a speeding motorist and discovered the driver had a warrant, a suspended drivers license, a small amount of marijuana, and a used pipe. The driver was booked into Whatcom County Jail on the warrant and cited to Blaine municipal court on the other criminal charges.

July 23: A passerby observed a big man with dark hair and a ponytail exit a silver Honda and take a potted plant from a porch on Boblett Street at 12:30 a.m. The car sped off with a woman driving. An officer contacted the homeowner and found she was aware of the $29 theft but did not want to pursue the matter. The incident was documented.

July 23: A mother called the police when a young houseguest informed her that a boy at the skate park was acting like he was high on drugs. An officer located the boy in question and found that he was not under the influence of drugs.

July 23: A man reported his dog lost. The dog is a yellow female Labrador Retriever and was last seen in the downtown area. Officers were advised to watch for the canine.

July 23: A resident advised police that someone had entered a family vehicle while it was parked in the 9700 of Vista Terrace. The culprits rifled through the contents inside the vehicle, however, did not take anything. Case under investigation. No suspects at this time.

July 23: A resident reported her dog missing from the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive. The dog is described as “Lacy,” a small black dog, older and deaf. Lacy was let outside in the morning and has not returned.

July 23: A citizen reported finding a large knife in a parking lot on H Street near the truck route. An officer recovered the knife and impounded it as found property.

July 22: A 17-year-old Blaine driver was cited for negligent driving after knocking over two mailboxes and causing damage to a parked vehicle. The driver admitted that he was “playing around” and said that he did not see the mailboxes or the vehicle while backing out of a driveway at high speed. Damage was estimated at several hundred dollars.

July 22: A Blaine officer stopped a vehicle with expired license plates and found the motorist also did not possess a valid drivers license because his driving privileges were suspended. He did, however, have an open alcohol container in his possession. Officers impounded the vehicle and arrested the 29-year-old driver from Bellingham. He was released at the scene after processing.

July 21: Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Boblett in reference to a man threatening to run out in front of moving trucks. Offices contacted the transient who said he was feeling suicidal and wanted to go to the hospital. An officer transported him to the hospital for a voluntary mental evaluation.

July 21: A resident in the 9000 block of Chickadee Way reported suspicious activity involving a vehicle in her driveway. Officers took a report and will provide extra patrols in the area.

July 20: Officers were dispatched to a motel in the 300 block of Alder Street for a dispute between the customer and business. Arriving officers were told that two people rented a room for the night, but there were now four people inside the room and the motel wanted more money. The officers reviewed the customer receipt copy and the management’s original: both read that the room was rented for four people. Officers cleared with no further problems. 

July 20: While on routine patrol a Blaine police officer observed a vehicle parked on the sidewalk in the 1500 block of Mitchell. Upon investigation the officer found that the driver had tried to take a turn at a high rate of speed and skidded off the roadway onto the sidewalk, striking a tree and sliding another 40 feet before coming to a stop. Driver was not injured. She did receive an infraction for negligent driving.

July 20: Blaine officers were notified of a two-car non-injury motor vehicle accident in the 8700 block of Semiahmoo Parkway. The southbound driver attempted to pass a second southbound driver just as the second driver was making a left-hand turn into the golf course. The cars had extensive damage but no one was injured.

July 19: An abandoned silver BMX bicycle was located in the 400 block of H Street and was turned into the Blaine police by an anonymous resident for safekeeping until the owner is located.

July 19: A bicycle was located in the 1000 block of Harrison and turned into the office. The blue 15-speed bike was booked into safekeeping until owner can be located.

July 19: Blaine police responded to a report of a physical domestic in the 1100 block of Garfield. Police found that a mother had struck her adult son’s girlfriend in a dispute over ownership and control of a litter of kittens rescued from a nearby woodpile. The case is under investigation. One family member decided to move from the residence to prevent further altercations.

July 19: While investigating another incident, officers at a residence in the 1100 block of Garfield observed an extremely ill cat. The owner reported knowing the cat was ill, but felt nothing that could be done for the creature. The humane society notified and responded to take custody of the animal.

?July 19: Officers, investigating a complaint in the 1100 block of Garfield, observed a hazardous violation of building codes at a residence. Report forwarded to code enforcement officers for follow-up.

July 18: A child-size bicycle was impounded for safekeeping after a business complained about it being abandoned on their property in the 400 block of H Street.

July 18: Blaine police were notified of a violation of a protection order that had occurred in the 800 block of Marine Drive. The 23-year-old suspect was calling and harassing his estranged wife while she was at work. The man was located in Bellingham, arrested and booked into jail for violation of a protection order.

July 18: A resident in the 600 block of C Street called to report loud obscene music coming from a nearby home. The homeowner of the offending residence was contacted and advised of the complaint. A warning was issued and the homeowner was advised that future complaints will result in prosecution. The individual agreed to comply.

July 18: Officers responded to a call from a resident who reported his dogs barking at something in the night. Officers checked the area and found no one. A few minutes later the person re-contacted 911 to report that he had now armed himself to search for the intruders and was laying on the ground outside his home. Officers located the man splayed in the gravel near his house. He was not armed, but appeared very intoxicated, at times incoherent, and had injured himself falling down. The man was transported to hospital for evaluation.