Police Report -- January 10, 2008

Published on Thu, Jan 10, 2008
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January 8: Officers were asked to contact a man who found a suspicious item on his front porch when he returned home. The item was a hand written note similar to one found shortly before the victim’s vehicle was prowled. Officers were advised of the find.

January 8: A Blaine resident came into the police department to report a stolen handgun. The victim had learned that the sheriff’s office had arrested a man on unrelated charges and found him in possession of the weapon. The man’s statement regarding the theft of his weapon was forwarded to WCSO for use in their investigation and charging of their suspect.

January 8: A person reported two drunks disrupting traffic in their attempts to ride a bicycle down the middle of 4th Street. Officers arrived to find one of the pair on the ground unconscious, possibly suffering an overdose of some drug. Aid personnel from North Whatcom Fire and Medic #4 responded and transported the unresponsive 50-year-old Maple Falls resident to hospital. The remaining half of the circus act was interviewed and released.

January 8: A women care shelter called and asked for assistance providing service to a person in need of help. An officer located the person and brought her to the station, where she was united with a shelter representative.

January 8: A resident on B Street asked for extra patrol because sometime last week someone let the air out of her car tires. The information was provided to patrol.

January 8: A parent who lives out-of-state provided information that his children may not be properly supervised at their home in Blaine. Police are investigating the matter.

January 8: While on patrol an officer’s attention was attracted to a column of smoke and the three kids running away from it. The trio was rounded up. In their haste to depart one of the boys had forgotten about the handful of fireworks sticking out of his pocket. He was taken into custody for possession of illegal fireworks and illegal discharging them within the city limits. The 14-year-old was released to his parent, sans explosives. 

January 7: A person reported that while she was in Bellingham for the weekend, people had entered her home on Adelia Street and partied without her knowledge or her permission. The resident did not want to pursue any criminal charges for the incident, but she did request extra patrols in case the gregarious trespassers returned.

January 7: A resident reported suspicious activity at a house in Blaine, which might be drug related. Officers were advised and extra patrols are being provided.

January 7: On Monday an employee called to report a theft from a business, which had occurred on Saturday. The combined value of the items is about $160. There are currently no suspects in this case. 

January 6: Blaine police assisted U.S. Customs officers regarding a Washington resident who arrived at the border with a suspended drivers license. The driver was arrested for DWLS 3rd, processed and released with a mandatory court date.

January 6: A mother called police to talk about her temporary parenting plan and her estranged husband’s apparent lack of consideration regarding their son. Officers found that the inconsiderate behavior did not constitute an actionable criminal violation of the plan.

January 6: A person visiting a business at Semiahmoo called police to report men wearing camouflaged clothing hiding in a boat offshore, luring passersby and then attacking them with rifles. Responding officers determined that the information was accurate, but no crime was being committed. The aghast visitor was advised that ducks are in season. No crime.

January 6: Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Alder Street regarding a vehicle driving erraticly in the area. On arrival officers were not able to locate the suspect, but determined it had come from a large party at a home nearby. Officers documented several violations and are arranging to interview the property’s renter.

January 5: Police were dispatched to a business’ report of a large scary man yelling at their customers in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive. Officers arrived and contacted the transient standing across the street. He explained that he had just been trying to pick up an employment application. Officers explained to him that his recent experience qualified him for a position as a jail inmate and offered him a ride out of the area. He declined the ride but agreed to work on his interviewing skills elsewhere. 

January 4: A homeowner on E Street reported that vandals armed with a BB gun damaged their home. Two small windows near the front door were broken. The homeowner was not certain when the damage occurred, and police were not able to identify suspects.

January 4: Officers responded to a report of a disturbance involving an unruly patron at a tavern downtown. The person responsible for the problem had left the area when officers arrived. He was located and advised not to return to the bar. He agreed. Officers cleared without incident.

January 4: An officer observed a driver who was wanted by police and stopped the vehicle. The 46-year-old Blaine resident was arrested and booked in to jail.

January 4: A resident on C Street called to report that someone had broken out the rear window of his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway overnight. There are no suspects in this case. A criminal case report was taken.

January 3: An employee reported a second theft of propane bottles from a warehouse in as many weeks. This time the thieves made away with $270 worth of propane in six bottles. Case is under investigation.
January 3: A resident reported someone shot a BB gun at their house, breaking a bedroom window. No one was injured. Damage was estimated at $50. There are no suspects but officers are investigating.

January 3: Police responded to a residence of a report of a person who had died. Arriving officers found that the North Whatcom fire personnel on scene had been able to resuscitate the medical patient. He was transported to the hospital.

January 2: A citizen called to report a lot of speeding motorists using 12th Street as a racetrack shortcut. Patrol officers were notified of the complaint for monitoring.

January 2: A suspect who has been identified ordered about $80 worth of pizza and had them delivered to a fictitious address. The 14-year-old and his family will be paying for the food and the delivery charge.