Police Report -- July 03, 2008

Published on Thu, Jul 3, 2008
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July 2: An officer responded to the 2500 block of Canada View regarding the theft of a diamond engagement ring valued at approximately $2,200 that was taken between June 30 and July 2. The case is under investigation.

July 2: A defendant in court appeared on a driving while license suspended charge, and advised the judge that she was no longer driving and had received a ride to court. A police employee observed her exit court, climb into her car, and drive away. The defendant was notified via telephone to be expecting a summons via mail to come see the judge, again.

June 29: An officer stopped a driver she believed was suspended and upon stop confirmed that the driver was in fact DWLS 2nd. The driver could not provide proof of valid insurance. She was arrested, processed and booked into the Whatcom County Jail on the criminal offense.

June 28: U.S. Customs reported they were questioning a teenaged girl who they believed was under the influence of alcoholic beverages. An officer arrived and determined the minor was under the influence of alcoholic beverages. Police arrested the female for minor in possession/consumption of alcohol/liquor. The 18-year-old was cited and released.

June 28: A citizen reported an underaged girl entering the motel room of a known sex offender. The occupant was very cooperative with police and the room was searched. There was no one else in the room but the renter. 

June 28: Officers were dispatched to the Peach Arch POE where a person had tried to enter Canada with a shotgun. Upon further inspection of the person a protection order out of another state prohibited the person to possess firearms was found. The person was arrested and transported to Whatcom County Jail.

June 28: Officers responded to a call at a C Street home regarding an underaged teenager possibly suffering from alcohol poisoning and a reduced level of awareness. Officers found that the victim had been at an underage party next door. More follow up resulted in three other teenagers being arrested for MIP. One of the teens decided to cap the evening by assaulting the arresting officer he was booked into juvenile detention. Paramedics transported the alcohol-poisoning victim to the hospital.

June 27: A juvenile reported another juvenile assaulted him on 6th Street after accusing him of theft. An officer located the suspect: he denied assaulting the complainant. The 17-year-old suspect was arrested for assault 4th degree and minor in possession of liquor. The arrestee was released to his mother.

June 27: Officers were dispatched to a report that a small child was walking around in the front yard of a house unattended on D Street. Upon arriving the baby sitter had already figured out where the child had went and brought him back inside. Officers made the babysitter aware of past concerns about this same incident and explained to the baby-sitter the repercussions of not developing better sitting skills.

June 27: A local business reported the theft of its sandwich board “Blaine Visitors Center” sign from the 700 block of H Street. The sign had probably disappeared between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Officers checked surrounding areas but were not able to locate the sign.

June 26: An employee at a business reported a van backed into their fence on C Street and then drove off. Officers attempted to locate the vehicle, but were not successful. Police did contact friends of the driver of the van, and they were able to get a hold of the driver. Through them, police spoke with the driver, and he admitted to striking the fence. Police instructed the driver to return to the scene of the collision. He did not, so a case report is being forwarded to, but the driver never showed up. The case was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

June 26: Officers were dispatched to a report of an adult man and woman couple arguing in their backyard on Adelia Street at 11p.m. On arrival officers contacted an intoxicated husband and wife who were arguing about their child’s birthday. The couple was advised to go inside the house and to keep the noise and alcohol consumption down for the evening.

June 26: A resident called police to report that while teaching her teenager daughter to drive in their apartment parking lot on Runge Avenue, the teenager hit the gas instead of the brake. The resulting collision between car and apartment building caused damage to both. The lesson gone awry disabled the family’s 2005 Ford, and buckled both an interior and exterior wall of their home. The vehicle was left comatose in the apartment driveway. Neither the home’s nor or the vehicle’s occupants were injured.

June 26: A student reported that his bicycle was stolen from the hallway inside the middle school building while he was in class. The bicycle is described as a dark red BMX with red and black seat and handlebars.

June 25: An officer responded to an aid call with the fire department. Co-workers at the bottom of a staircase found an unconscious man in his home. The man was transported to the hospital.

June 28: Officers responded to a 3 a.m. report of three people fighting on Harrison Street. Upon arrival police found that family members there were having an argument with each other because the father and husband wanted to leave. There was no evidence of a physical altercation between the parties, and they were asked to be quiet. They promised to comply.

June 28: Police were called when a motorist pumped $72 of gasoline into his vehicle and then left without paying. Officers attempted to locate the suspect, without success.