Police Reports: October 11 - 19, 2011

Published on Wed, Oct 19, 2011
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October 11, 9:16 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of a semi truck and trailer blocking the intersection of SR543 and Boblett. An officer arrived to find that the offending truck had already moved and the intersection was clear for the moment.  However there was a large border  back up of commercial verhicles, so the officer remained in the area and monitored the intersection to keep it open.

October 11, 3:28 p.m.: A representative from a church on C Street notified police that sometime the previous night someone had cut the battery cables on a vehicle parked at their property and stole the battery, rendering the auto inoperable. While investigating the theft an officer was notified that the car's owner had removed the battery- it was not actually stolen.

October 11, 6:15 p.m.: A family called police for assistance when they discovered that about $160 had been stolen from their young daughter's daypack. The money had been collected for a fundraiser, and young lady had left her bag unattended for a short period while participating in after school activities off the campus.  Two kids have been identified as possible suspects in the theft, and are being interviewed.

October 11, 9 p.m.: An officer spotted a large utility trailer that has been abvandoned and unmoving on the city right of way on 14th Street for the past couple of weeks. It was marked and scheduled for impound in 72 hours.

October 12, 4:07 p.m.: A resident  called police to determine whether a bloggers' online comments about her business constituted criminal cyberstalking.  An officer reviewed the blog entries and advised the reporting party that the elements of cyberstalking were not met by the postings.  No crime had been committed and the case report was closed.

October 12, 4:19 p.m.: A homeowner on E Street called police when two loose brown dogs in the neighborhood came onto her property and made off with her two pet Bard Rock chickens.  It was apparent the hens had come to harm as only a few feather fragments had been left behind.  While police were speaking with the reporting party a young man contacted them, asking if anyone had seen his family's two dogs, which had gotten loose from their home nearby.  The dogs soon surfaced and were taken back to their house The owner of the victims was introduced to the owner of the suspects, and Animal Control was advised and will be following up on the incident.

October 13, 8:42 a.m.: Police were dispatched to the Blaine Middle School when a student reported her cell phone had been stolen.  An officer interviewed a teenaged suspect, who said she had found the phone and admitted that she did not report the find or make any attempt to locate the phone's owner.  The school is conducting an adminstrative review of the incident, and police forwarded a report to the juvenile prosecutor, for review of possession of stolen property.

October 13, 11:01 a.m.: Police were dispatched to the Peace Arch Port of Entry when customs officers encountered a person who appeared to be driving while impaired.  Following an investigation the 51-year-old Surrey resident was arrrested and booked into jail.   He was also found to be in possession of what appeared to be poppy pods.  That product has been sent to a lab for testing, and additional charges of possession of a controlled substance may ensue.

October 13, 5:26 p.m.: Employees at a marina called police for assistance dealing with an unruly customer.  Officers arrived to find that a couple had been asked to move their sailboat out of the marina, and had been provided a refund of the unpaid balance on their account. The couple refused to leave until police emphasized the property owner's legal rights in the matter. After much ado and threats to sue, the couple sailed off into the ocean blue. No further police action was taken.

October 13, 9:08 p.m.: Officers on patrol observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle was stopped, and driver contacted for the offense. The driver was found to have a suspended license in Washington after failing to take care of a previous driving offense. The driver was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date.

October 13, 10:40 p.m.: Blaine Police responded to a report of a possible home invasion at a residence on Peace Portal Drive.  Officers arrived and it did not appear any violence was afoot.  An officer contacted the reporting party, who stated he heard his screen door open while he was laying in bed so he thought someone was attempting to break into his house.  A nearby walker was contacted and explained that he was just walking through the alley to his own home nearby.  There was no evidence of any crime, and officers cleared the scene.

October 14, 2:24 a.m.: Police responded to a report that a suicidal person with injuries needed assistance at a residence.  Officers arrived and contacted an intoxicated woman suffering from self inflicted cuts to her wrists.  She was stabilized at the scene and transported to hospital for treatment

October 14, 9:56 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a possible trespass in progress and arrived to find a landlord present who wanted police to evict a tenant who had not paid his rent on time. The officers explained that the landlord would have to follow a set of civil legal procedures to formally evict the tenant. They then tried to contact the tenant to see if a language barrier was aggravating the disagreement, but the resident was not at home.

October 14, 11:10 a.m.: A person ordered a high-quality, expensive watch through eBay. The victim reported that when the package arrived at a mail drop facility in Blaine, they opened the box to find a brick inside rather than a fancy time piece.  The person's shipping insurance may cover the loss.

October 14, 11:40 a.m.: Officers contacted a highly intoxicated man walking down Peace Portal Drive and offered a him a courtesy transport to his residence.  He accepted, was poured into a patrol car, and uncorked at his house in Birch Bay.

October 14, 6:20 p.m.: A man reported the theft of a friend's hope chest from its storage place beneath a tarp in his backyard.  There are no suspects or witnesses in the taking, and all hope is lost at this point.

October 14, 11:08 p.m.: Officers patrolling the Semiahmoo district contacted an occupied vehicle they found stopped in a closed park on Semiahmoo Parkway late at night.  The man and woman inside the car were found to be in possesion of a personal-use amount of marijuana and had been drinking.  The vehicle whey were in had been stolen from a rental company in Michigan two weeks earlier, after the couple had rented it for a two-day trip.  The pair was arrested and booked into jail.  The car was impounded for return to its owner.

October 15, 2:20 a.m.: Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Blaine Avenue.  Officers arrived and found several intoxicated adults arguing inside.  One of the men had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for fail to appear on a first degree negligent driving charge.  The 26-year-old Blaine resident was arrested and booked into jail.  No other crimes at the residence had been committed and the group agreed to calm down.

October 15, 3:28 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of a person screaming inside a motel on Alder Street. Officers arrived and contacted an inebriated man in rented room who was complaining of pain in his leg. The man did not wish medical attention and promised to keep his whimpering down to a level more tolerable to his sober neighbors.

October 15, 2:40 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a Blaine residence. Officers arrived and found that a man had kicked in the back door to the residence, causing minor damage. The 45-year-old Blaine resident was arrested and booked into jail for domestic violence/malicious mischief.

October 15, 3:40 p.m.: A person reported a loose dog in the 500 block of G Street.  The dog was described a a pit bull and was reportedly growling at people as they passed.  An officer checked the area but was unable to locate the dog.

October 16, 1:15 a.m.: Police responded to a report of an unwanted guest at a residence on E Street when a lady explained that her roommate's boyfriend had arrived at their home and was yelling and causing a scene.  Officers arrived and contacted the boyfriend, who was upset about his girlfriend seeing someone else.  He calmed down enough to realize it was in his best interest to leave, and police remained on scene until he had done so.

October 17, 9:31 a.m.: The Blaine Middle School called to report that a student left the school campus without permission. The description of the boy was passed onto patrol. The school was able to contact the boy's mom and learned the student was now at home and would not be coming back to school today.

October 17, 12:54 p.m.: The Community Service Officer gave a stranded Australian citizen a courtesy ride to the Amtrak station.

October 17, 1:01 p.m.: A resident called police when he discovered that someone had committed forgery on his checking account.  The victim explained that he had written a delivery person a check for $7 from his personal account, and upon reconciling his bank statement he discovered that the check had been altered to show an amount of $37.  An officer was able to identify the suspect and tracked him down.  The 19-year-old Blaine resident admitted to the crime, and was arrested and booked into jail.

October 17, 3:57 p.m.: Dispatch reported that a man was possibly carrying a handgun in Peace Arch State Park.  U.S. Border Patrol agents and Blaine officers searched the area, and agents advised officers when they found the man at a service station on D Street.  The 6-foot, 4-inch, 340-pound pedestrian was divested of the pistol he was packing in his underwear and squeezed into the back seat of a patrol car.  He turned out to be a U.S. citizen with an extensive criminal history, who was ineligible to possess firearms for a variety of reasons.  The Tennessee resident was booked into jail.

October 18, 1:45 a.m.: A Border Patrol agent witnessed a British Columbia motorist crash his vehicle into a street sign on D Street. A Blaine officer arrived and contacted the driver as he was trying to straighten out the damaged sign post. He admitted that he had been driving too fast and not paying attention, and accepted a traffic infraction for his negligent driving. The Department of Transportation and the City of Blaine Public Works were notified of the damaged street sign.

October 18, 10 p.m.: Blaine officers assisted the Whatcom County Sheriff's Department detaining a mentally disturbed man that was walking in traffic on Blaine Road. The 20-year-old man became combative with officers and was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

October 19, 1:57 a.m.: A Blaine officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and for driving off the roadway. During the contact the officer discovered the man was driving under the influence of alcohol and in possession of marijuana. The man was arrested, processed and transported to jail.