Police Reports: August 31 - September 5, 2011

Published on Wed, Sep 7, 2011
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August 31, 5:25 p.m.: A parent called police when her son did not show up in front of the middle school at 5 p.m. for a ride home from soccer practice. An officer inducted her into the long list of parental chauffeurs who have had to learn, by trial and error, the team’s time-honored tradition of waiting across campus just outside the locker rooms for their ride. Player and parent were soon reunited.

September 1, 4:10 p.m.: A parent called police for help controlling his 7-year-old son in a store parking lot on H Street. The responding officer learned that the youngster had climbed into the family auto and locked all the doors. Although clearly mad about something, the kid had enough presence of mind to make sure the keys were with him and not his dad when he pulled the stunt. It took police and the father about 10 minutes to calm the hostage-taker down and talk him into releasing the vehicle. 

September 1, 9:53 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a 911 hang-up call at a restaurant on H Street. No one was at the pay phone when they arrived, but officers interviewed people in the area and were able to identify the teenager who had made the call. The 16-year-old denied involvement, and gave no other indication that he intended to start acting his age.

September 2, 2:09 p.m.: Police responded to a report of a near-drowning at Semiahmoo Marina. On arrival they found that the victim was conscious and breathing and in the care of passersby who had pulled him out of the water. The man lives aboard a vessel in the marina and did not recall how he had fallen from his boat into the water. He was transported to hospital for a possible head injury and other repercussions from the dunking.

September 2, 2:40 p.m.: An employee of the Blaine Public Library brought a man’s wedding band to the police station. The ring had been in their lost and found for some time but no one had ever called to collect it. The jewelry was placed into evidence in case the owner is located or comes forward.

September 2, 4:29 p.m.: A resident returning back to the U.S. from Canada at the Peace Arch port of entry was referred for a secondary inspection. During the process Customs officers found what looked like an old t-shirt in the bottom of her purse. The cloth was tied off at both ends, to keep the 2,166 pills inside from spilling out. Blaine police were called to investigate. The medication contained codeine and the lady possessing it did not have a prescription for the drug. She declined to offer an explanation and was booked into jail on suspicion of violation of the state uniformed controlled substance act.

September 3, 3:45 p.m.: Border Patrol agents arrested a man for entering the U.S. illegally. During a search of the man’s backpack, the agents found a personal-use amount of marijuana. A Blaine officer investigated, impounded the drug and arrested, cited and released the man back to the Border Patrol pending his appearance in court. 

September 3, 2:55 p.m.: An officer assisted Customs and Border Protection by providing traffic speed enforcement for a CBP team working on foot in traffic lanes on I-5 northbound at the Peace Arch port of entry. Three infractions were issued in 30 minutes to three drivers traveling at more than twice the posted speed limit.

September 3, 10:38 p.m.: A Blaine resident called police to ask for assistance dealing with a neighbor who he believes is shining a spotlight on him each time he exits his house. Officers who were in the area immediately after the call did not observe any unusual light displays. They contacted the party who the reporting party identified as the suspect and did not develop information to substantiate harassment.

September 4, 1:28 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a report of a loud noise complaint at a residence on C Street. Officers arrived and contacted a homeowner, who explained he was having his annual Labor Day weekend get together. There being no Labor Day exception to the disorderly conduct ordinance, the group of adults agreed to quiet down.

September 4, 7:30 a.m.: A neighborhood resident on Cherry Street called to report a vehicle repeatedly speeding by his house at about 6:30 a.m. each morning. Officers will provide extra traffic patrol to the area in an effort to solve the problem.

September 4, 10:16 a.m.: Police responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment when neighbors reported hearing at least a couple of people yelling at one another. Officers met with a couple who were arguing about household problems, which included a dog with the runs and fitted bed sheets that refused to cooperate. The folks agreed to stay apart for a bit in hopes the day would soon improve.

September 5, 2:20 p.m.: A resident called to report that an unattended neighborhood juvenile has been getting into her vehicle and clambering in and out of the back of a pick-up truck parked on Adelia Street. An officer contacted the 6-year-old and advised him to stay out of other peoples’ cars. The officer then spoke with the child’s babysitter, and extracted a promise that she would keep better tabs on the young man. The owner of the vehicle will be locking up her vehicle to prevent unauthorized entry.

September 5, 4:05 p.m.: A concerned passerby called to describe a man on B Street who was smoking from what looked like a glass marijuana pipe. An officer located a suspect matching the description. He said that he had just finished mowing a neighbor’s grass and denied smoking it. His statements did not jibe with the fact that he smelled of freshly burnt marijuana, and had been arrested a day earlier for the same offense. No pipe or drugs were found this time, and the man was advised it appeared his luck was not going to protect his actions for long.


This report is provided by the Blaine police department.