Police Report -- April 17, 2008

Published on Thu, Apr 17, 2008
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April 16: A young woman contacted police regarding an assault that took place in her home on D Street earlier in the evening. Police made contact and found that a boyfriend who was still in the residence had assaulted the lady. The 21-year-old Blaine man was arrested for DV assault and transported to the jail for booking for the offense.

April 15: A citizen reported a fight in progress at the end of Cedar Street by the freeway. The kids involved were contacted.  They were watching two boys who were boxing, using approved boxing gloves. The group was asked to take their energy out of the street, and did so without further incident. 

April 15: Officers were dispatched to the I-5 off ramp at exit 275, where a driver had caught up to another motorist who had committed a hit and run at the freeway rest stop north of Ferndale. Officers assisted the state patrol unit, which was already on scene.

April 14: Police responded to the Pacific Highway port of entry to assist officers there with an adult female who was reported to be mentally unstable. Upon arriving officers determined the woman was likely suffering a medical issue, and asked emergency aid units to respond. A medic unit evaluated and transported the woman to hospital.

April 13: Police were dispatched to two young men shooting rifles in an open field in the 1300 block of Peace Portal. Officers contacted the boys. They explained that they were target practicing on soda pop cans with their pellet rifles. The boys were advised that their sporting adventure was illegal. A parent was contacted and advised of the problem, and the rifles were turned over to the parent. The youths received an explanation about the shooting ordinances within the city limits.

April 13: A bicyclist contacted police about a recklessly driven motor vehicle in the area of Garfield Street. Officers investigated and obtained some identifying information on the suspect car and are working to apprehend the repeat offender. 

April 12: A resident reported the theft of a wheelbarrow from his homebuilding job site on E Street sometime over the last four or five days.  There are no suspects in the theft of the green wheelbarrow.

April 12: Officers were dispatched to a report of a fight between a large group of juveniles on Cedar Street. Officers contacted the group, who explained that they were “slap boxing” and not really fighting with malice. Everyone agreed to leave the area.

April 12: An officer was dispatched to the Cost Cutter store to confirm that a U.S. $20 bill presented by a customer was counterfeit. The customer reported that they had received the bill at a bank. The bill was impounded and will be forwarded to the secret service.

April 11: A witness called to report a man was assaulting a woman in the rear parking lot of a motel on Alder Street. Officers arrived and met with the witness, who verified the report. An officer located the couple that had been involved in the domestic dispute. The woman confirmed having been assaulted by her husband, and the husband admitted to their having been a fight. The male half, a 36-year-old Birch Bay resident, was arrested and booked into jail.

April 11: Blaine police assisted U.S. Customs with an intoxicated driver at the Peace Arch POE. An officer determined the driver to be too intoxicated to drive after several field sobriety tests and he was placed under arrest and transported to the Blaine police department for a breath test. The 31-year-old Newman Lake, Washington driver was processed at the station and released with a mandatory court date. Passenger was cited for open container. Their vehicle was towed.

April 10: Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Arch POE reported an individual contacted at the port of entry who was in violation of a no contact order. The 48-year-old Kirkland man was arrested and booked into jail for violation of a Snohomish County municipal court no contact order.

April 10: An off-duty police officer reported observing two teenagers carting a concrete parking curb block down G Street. An on duty officer, who discovered the youths had stolen the block from the parking lot adjacent to the skate park, contacted the young men. The item was returned and a case report prepared and forwarded to the juvenile prosecutor.

April 10: A person reported that her cell phone had been stolen from the friend to whom she had lent it. Adding insult to injury, the thief was now using the phone to make calls and send obscene text messages to a lot of folks. An 18-year-old Blaine man was identified as the suspect in the case, but the victim declined to assist in a prosecution.

April 10: An apartment resident on Alder Street reported that someone had just broken his living room window. Officers were not able to locate whoever had apparently walked by and hit the four by four foot double paned window, fracturing it. The damage was estimated at about $300.

April 10: Shortly after 3 a.m., police responded and assisted North Whatcom fire personnel with an intoxicated man who had fallen and cut his face in the 2100 block of Bayview Avenue. Officers found that the injury was not related to domestic violence or another crime.

April 9: A passerby reported seeing two boys possibly smoking marijuana at the skate park. An officer found and spoke with two 15-year-olds. They admitted to smoking tobacco, which they no longer had, and showed the officer that they did not have any marijuana with them. They were warned about their possession of tobacco.

April 9: WSP reported an erratic driver northbound on I-5, speeding in excess of 120 m.p.h. An officer set up on the freeway to intercept the speeding motorist. The reckless driver was not contacted on traffic radar. Perhaps at that speed the FAA’s radar would have had better luck.

April 11: An officer was dispatched to take a run away report on F Street after a teenaged girl refused to return home for two days.  While officers were interviewing mom, a sibling offered to go pick up the runaway.  The youth was located and returned, and officers spoke with her about ongoing family concerns.

April 11:   A resident on H Street east of Allen contacted the police department to complain about the speed ofthe large dirt hauling trucks as they proceed up and down H Street hill near Allan Street. Patrol officers were asked to provide extra traffic enforcement in the area.

April 12: Officers responded to a domestic assault at a residence.  The victim said that the assault had actually occurred at a nearby residence in Whatcom County.  The victim declined medical attention for bruises and was placed in contact with sheriff's deputies, who responded and took over the investigation as the crime occurred outside our citiy limit.

April 13: Officers were dispatched to a Blaine residence for a reported vehicle prowl.  Sometime during the early morning hours someone broke into a locked vehicle in the 900 Block of Cedar Street and stole stereo equipment. No suspects have been identified at this time.