Police Report -- December 13, 2007

Published on Thu, Dec 13, 2007
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POLICE REPORTS

December 12: Police officers responded to a report of a hit and run on Boblett Street. It appeared that about 90 minutes before police were called, a semi tractor had been hit by another while parked in a private lot. The suspect vehicle is described as another semi truck tractor towing a white trailer. It was not located in the area.

December 11: Police were asked to watch for a suspect in a hit and run collision that had occurred in Ferndale involving a suspect driver who was possibly intoxicated. Officers contacted and detained the suspect in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive. A Ferndale officer arrived and took the 24-year-old Blaine man into custody for numerous charges and two warrants.

December 10: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Arch Port of Entry reported they were interviewing a man who had marijuana in his vehicle. A Blaine officer arrested the 20-year-old Alberta resident for being in possession of marijuana less than 40 grams. The arrestee was cited and released.

December 10: A woman reported that she was being harassed by three juvenile boys who had repeatedly knocked on her door in the 500 block of 8th Street and ran away. In police speak, this phenomenon is also known as “ding dong ditch ’em”. Officers searched the area but the boys were able to ditch the police as well as the complainant, for the time being.

December 10: A person reported that wires to a bilge pump on a boat in the Blaine marina boathouse had been purposefully cut fairly recently. At this time, there are no suspects. The boat took in some water but did not sink and was not damaged.

December 9: An officer contacted a motorist who was backing northbound in the southbound lane of the 100 block of SR 543. The motorist had just passed through U.S. Customs (primary) from Canada and had been given one extra passport not belonging to his group. The motorist was trying to return the Canadian passport to the booth operator at CBP. A Blaine officer returned the passport to CBP.

December 8: An officer received a report of a suspicious person working in an unoccupied house late at night. An officer located the man and spoke with him. The officer determined the subject had two warrants for his arrest from another agency, and arrested him. The 38-year-old Eastsound, Washington man was booked into the Whatcom County jail.

December 8: Officer observed a traffic violation and stopped the vehicle. During the stop it was found that the driver was driving while their privilege to do so was suspended. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was booked into the Whatcom County jail for driving while license suspended 3rd degree.

December 7: Officers were dispatched to a motel to assist medical units there with a subject who had sliced his wrist. The 32-year-old victim told officers he had cut himself accidentally while trying to fashion a pot pipe from a soft drink can. Officers determined that he most likely hurt himself on purpose. He was transported to hospital to have his wound repaired, and to meet with mental health officials.

December 7: Police were dispatched to a restaurant in the 1300 block of H Street regarding teenagers there giving employees a hard time. Officers arrived and found the juveniles had already left the business, leaving behind a mess of opened sugar packets and wasted straws. Officers were able to identify one of the culprits as a 15-year-old with a long history of behavior ranging from obnoxious to criminal. The business’ management will call if the troublemaker returns.

December 7: An officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic offense. During the traffic investigation the officer found the motorist to be suspended from driving in the state of Washington. The 46-year-old Blaine resident was arrested, cited and released for multiple offenses.

December 7: Police officers in Blaine were contacted by a Sitka, Alaska resident who wanted to report that an ex-girlfriend had been calling him in violation of a mutual court order. Sitka, Alaska police requested a Blaine officer confirm the calls on the complainant’s phone. Sitka Police were contacted and the assistance was provided.

December 7: Police were dispatched to an alley way near the school on a report from residents that a large group of teenagers were fighting. Officers arrived too late to see blows being exchanged, but did contact, identify and warn the combatants and their respective sizeable entourages. The group tried to get back together again nearby to finish their business, but decided that the officers were serious that there was not going to be a third warning. They complied with the final dispersal order, and no further action taken.

December 7: A family on 16th Street reported that their home had been burglarized. A camera and jewelry and other property was stolen from the unlocked home. A teenaged suspect known to the family has been identified, and is being sought by police.

December 7: A police officer working week day morning traffic enforcement on H Street east of the truck route contacted a commercial vehicle for a speeding violation. A subsequent investigation revealed that the driver of the semi tractor-trailer was intoxicated, and driving while under the influence of alcohol. The 43-year-old Surrey, B.C. resident was arrested and processed for drunk driving, and the commercial vehicle was impounded.

December 7: Blaine police observed a large semi tractor trailer rig southbound on SR 543 traveling at 60 m.p.h. in the posted 40 m.p.h. zone. When officers attempted to stop the truck, the driver failed to yield until reaching a parking lot some distance away. Police cited the Vancouver, B.C. based driver for speeding and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

December 7: A 1989 Honda was stolen from a Blaine resident in early December at the Bayside Motor Inn. On December 7 the car was recovered by the sheriff’s office, when deputies found it abandoned in Ferndale near I-5 and Portal Way. The license plates had been removed from the car: this additional theft information was entered into law enforcement databases and the car was returned to its owner.

December 6: Blaine police responded to Belted Kingfisher Drive regarding a person with a medical problem. An officer assisted until aid personnel arrived, and then cleared.

December 5: A business on Peace Portal Drive notified police of a panhandler in their parking lot. Officers contacted the man and found he was a Canadian citizen who entered the U.S. illegally with drug paraphernalia in his possession. Children of a Common Mother notwithstanding, parental governance on both sides of the line frowns upon crack smoking border jumpers, and officers turned the 22-year-old Canadian over to U.S. Border Patrol agents for removal.

December 5: A person reported a violation of a no-contact order. The incident was investigated by police officers and a report will be forward to the city prosecutor for review. The plaintiff in the case advises that the respondent in the court order has been seen within the 500 foot restricted perimeter of her workplace.

December 5: Two Blaine officers assisted a WCSO deputy during a warrant arrest. The arrestee was taken into custody without incident and booked into jail by the deputy.