Police Reports: February 15 - February 22, 2012

Published on Wed, Feb 22, 2012
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February 15, 9:22 a.m.: Blaine Municipal Court ordered a 27-year-old Blaine resident taken into custody for a probation violation. The man was detained by officers and transported to jail for booking.

February 15, 9:32 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to Municipal Court for a person who had been ordered detained. An officer arrested the 29-year-old and transported him to Whatcom County Jail, where he was booked on the judge's instructions.

February 15, 9:59 a.m.: A 43-year-old resident was taken into custody following a Blaine Municipal Court hearing. He was taken into custody by officers and transported to jail for booking.

February 16, 11:09 p.m.: Police responded to a Semiahmoo residence when they received a report that the garage door there was raising and lowering by itself. Officers arrived and found that the automatic garage door opener was defective. They were able to disconnect the power to the device and secure the door for the homeowner.

February 17, 3:21 a.m.: A Border Patrol agent patrolling past Blaine cemetery early in the morning spotted three people inside and advised Blaine police. An officer responded and contacted a trio of teenagers, who advised that they were making a movie and thought the cemetery would make for a great setting for one of their scenes. No evidence of vandalism or other crimes was evident. Given the hour, the boys were given trespass warnings, and recommended that they do their scouting during the daylight hours when the cemetery was open.

February 17, 12:36 p.m.: Dispatch notified Blaine police when a mother called to report that her teenaged daughter had run away, and that she had a warrant outstanding for her arrest. Officers checked the girl's known haunts but did not locate her. She returned home three days later on her own, and attempted to run again when police were called. Police found her hiding outside nearby, took her into custody and booked her into Juvenile Detention on the warrant.

February 17, 1:41 p.m.: Dispatch advised Blaine police when Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Arch port of entry detained an individual with drug paraphernalia. A Blaine officer investigated and cited the 36-year-old California resident for the misdemeanor offense. He was processed and released with a mandatory court date.

February 17, 6:16 p.m.: Police responded to the area around Blaine Avenue, Clyde Avenue and Adelia Street about dinner time, when 911 reported what sounded like a domestic violence incident occurring in the neighborhood. Dispatchers who took the call heard a man ordering someone to leave, and then the cell phone connection was lost. Officers canvassed the area door to door, contacting residences where there had been previous incidents but did not find the unnamed caller or anyone else in need of help.

February 17, 6:50 p.m.: It was a dark and rainy night when an officer came upon a car in the ditch in the 8800 block of Blaine Road. The driver and lone occupant explained that she had meant to turn into a business parking lot but missed the driveway due to a lack of roadway lighting, and her car came to rest nose-down in the four-foot-deep roadside ditch. She was fine and her car sustained only minor damage. The owner called for a private tow and police notified Washington State Patrol and the sheriff’s office of the incident.

February 17, 10:15 p.m.: A resident called police when it appeared that her former spouse might have tried to contact her in violation of a restraining order. Officers determined that the order had not yet been served on the ex, and arranged with the reporting party to have police notified if the man was seen.

February 17, 11:02 p.m.: A resident called police late at night after nearly colliding with a black car parked without lights on a residential side street. Officers arrived to find the car was abandoned with its keys still in the ignition. Border Patrol agents found the driver walking several blocks away. The 24-year-old Bothell resident explained that he'd left home intending to start living on his own, but realized too late he hadn't brought any gas money. An officer chipped in to buy the young man enough fuel to get back home.

February 18, 10:20 a.m.: A Blaine police officer contacted a motorist on Marine Drive for a traffic violation, and asked Border Patrol agents to assist him at the scene as the driver only spoke a foreign language. In the course of the contact they discovered that the gentleman was a foreign national who was not legally in the U.S. He received a verbal warning for the traffic infraction, and was turned over to the federal agents to work on the immigration issue.

February 18, 11:22 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of a loud party in an apartment complex. Officers arrived and eventually contacted several people. The party broke up and everyone went home. No arrests needed to be made. Officers cleared without incident.

February 19, 1:35 a.m.: A resident on Harrison Street called police when a gray and white husky she had never seen before showed up on her porch barking in the middle of the night. The dog took off running east on Cherry Street as officers approached, and was soon out of sight and out of earshot. The canine emergency that brought him to the lady's door remains undetected.

February 19, 2 a.m.: Blaine officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents assisted sheriff's deputies who were searching for a suspect vehicle involved in a hit and run in the county. The vehicle was not located.

February 19, 2:43 a.m.: The sheriff's office asked Blaine officers to assist at the scene of an incident at a fire station on Haynie Road where aid personnel were tending to an unconscious woman. The lady was apparently suffering a medical problem and was transported before officers and a deputy arrived.

February 19, 3:26 a.m.: Sheriff's deputies asked Blaine police to provide cover at a residence on California Trail as they contacted the suspect in a hit-and-run incident on Birch Bay-Lynden Road. A Blaine officer assisted the deputy as he contacted the occupants of the home, identified the driver and cited her for the offense.

February 19, 10:38 a.m.: Police were dispatched to the Peace Arch port of entry when CBP officers found a traveler in possession of a personal use of marijuana. An officer investigated and cited the 21-year-old B.C. resident for his transgression, and released him with a mandatory court date.

February 19, 11:20 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a report of malicious mischief and theft on Cherry Street. A resident there had gone out to his parked car and found that the rear driver's side window had been smashed, using a rock that probably came from his garden. Having done $100 damage getting into the car, some miscreant then stole a $90 black metal briefcase from the seat inside. The case contained some personal papers of value to no one else, and a calculator. Officers canvassed the neighborhood but did not find any witnesses to the crime.

February 20, 8:56 a.m.: A Peace Portal Drive business called police to ask for help with two 53-foot commercial trailers which were parked at the roadside, blocking the view of the front of their office. An officer responded and found the trailers were illegally parked. Their owner was at the property next door, and agreed to move the trailers off the city right-of-way and onto private property.

February 20, 11:17 a.m.: The Peace Arch port of entry requested a Blaine officer regarding a person they'd contacted who was in possession of a personal amount of marijuana. An officer arrived at the port and contacted the suspect. The 26-year-old resident of Ontario, Canada, was arrested and released with a date for a mandatory court hearing.

February 20, 3:32 p.m.: Officers responded to investigate an unattended death from natural causes at a residence on H Street.

February 21, 12:06 p.m.: A hit-and-run victim contacted police to report that her unattended vehicle had been struck while it was legally parked in the lot at the library on 3rd Street. The running vehicle caved in the passenger door of the victim's white Volvo in the crash. No witnesses have been located. A report and photographs were taken by the officers.

February 21, 2:30 p.m.: A motorist on H Street drove slightly past a business driveway they wished to enter, and decided to just back up rather than drive around the block. This very much surprised the folks in the car that was stopped behind them, and police were called to investigate the resulting collision. The backing driver was cited and the victim vehicle was towed to a garage for repairs.

February 21, 2:49 p.m.: A property owner on E Street asked police for assistance with an ongoing problem. He reported that foot and vehicle traffic from businesses near his home are causing damage to his property and disrupting the peace and repose of his renters. An officer met with the complainant and discussed options for curbing the problems.

February 21, 3:10 p.m.: A teenager’s report that his wallet and Samsung Dart cell phone had been stolen from his home sometime in the past few days. Police had identified suspicious persons in the same neighborhood during the period while handling another call, and officers are investigating the connection. The loss is estimated at $350.

February 21, 7 p.m.: A parent called police to report that her teenage son had left home without permission, and she wanted to report him as a runaway. The young man was apparently upset at having been assigned to an at-risk youth program. Officers searched for him unsuccessfully in Blaine, and his information was entered into law enforcement records system in case he was contacted by another agency.

February 21, 4:57 p.m.:
Child Protective Services reported that they had received a report from an adult concerned about a young teenager girl dating an adult man who possibly uses illegal drugs. An officer investigated the complaint and spoke with the juvenile's parent about the concerns.

February 21, 6 p.m.: Blaine police contacted a resident and served her with civil process paperwork on instructions from Whatcom County Superior Court and completed a return of service. The officer serving the papers and the respondent discovered a discrepancy between the paperwork he was delivering and another court order which had been issued just a day earlier. The court is being notified of the problem.

February 22, 1:40 a.m.: Sheriff's deputies asked for assistance at a home on Harrison Street, where they were attempting to serve an arrest warrant. Blaine officers arrived to find that deputies had the man cornered, on the roof of his house. The deputy convinced the 47-year-old to climb down to face the music, and transported him to jail.