Police Reports: March 7 - 14, 2012

Published on Wed, Mar 14, 2012
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March 7, 1:08 p.m.: A citizen called to report a man yelling and scaring people as he walked along H Street. Officers were canvassing the area for the angry person when another caller reported that he was now in a restaurant near H and 14th streets, having an entertaining conversation with himself. Officers contacted the transient and managed to get a word in edgewise. Both of him decided he did not need any assistance other than directions to the next southbound bus.

March 7, 1:11 p.m.: A teenager crashed his bicycle on G Street, and was collecting his wits when a concerned motorist stopped his car to ask if he needed help. Meanwhile a nearby resident spotted the crashed bike and the stopped car, and called police to report a collision. In the end the teenager took his mind off his bruises by explaining to the motorist, the resident, and the police officers that the only collision had been between his body and the ground, and he was all right to continue his journey.

March 7, 2:44 p.m.: A concerned party called police to report that kids were playing basketball in Third Street near Clark Street, possibly obstructing traffic. Officers met the youths and a supervising parent at the scene. The group explained they were being careful to scamper off the road when cars approached. Their basketball hoop was planted on the sidewalk and not in the street, and the team was asked to watch closely for traffic and grant motorists a wide right of way.

March 8, 2:22 a.m.: Police responded to a report of a disturbance and possible assault at a residence. Officers arrived and contacted the persons involved. No one was willing to acknowledge being a victim of any assault, and there was not evidence of a crime. An intoxicated woman was given a courtesy transport to Bellingham to ensure the difficulties were at an end.

March 8, 9:47 a.m.: A juvenile reported that his green BMX Freestyle bicycle had been stolen from the Blaine Elementary School while locked in a rack during school hours. The victim believed that he saw a boy riding his bike that same afternoon, and willbe able to ID the suspect if he sees him again. All officers were advised to watch for the missing bicycle.

March 8, 5:38 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of people aggressively panhandling while hitchhiking near Boblett Street and the truck route. Officers arrived and contacted two travelers from Europe, who explained that they had sufficient money and credit cards, but were just enjoying the experience of living life as transient, homeless, weatherworn sojourners. They were advised it would be a much richer experience for them to practice in a community further away from the border,
where passersby were less likely to attract attention and concern.

March 8, 7:15 p.m.: Police received a report of an unresponsive man in a vehicle parked in the Blaine Marina's public parking.
Officers and medical aid arrived at the same time. The man was suffering a medical emergency and was transported to the hospital. Police assisted the Fire Department until called away to another incident.

March 8, 11:53 p.m.: Blaine Police responded to a report of a possible stolen vehicle. The reporting party advised he was not sure if his vehicle had actually been stolen, but he was out on a fishing boat and could not check, and his dad, who had a set of keys to the car, had sent him text messages threatening to take it. Officers checked the spot where the complainant had parked his vehicle and advised the worried fisher that it was still sitting there safe and sound.

March 9, 7:45 a.m.:
An officer was checking businesses near a shopping center early in the morning when he located an occupied vehicle parked behind a store. The occupant initially explained that she was resting and lived nearby, but later in the conversation said that she had lost her house and was now homeless. There was no criminal activity afoot, and the woman will be seeking social assistance.

March 9, 3:02 p.m.: A Blaine resident came into the Blaine Police Department to report that her debit card had been used online by an unknown party. The resident has made appropriate notifications to affected businesses who have stopped the transactions from moving forward and the resident is not out any money. The incident was documented at the request of her financial institution.

March 9, 3:35 p.m.: A Blaine resident contacted the police to report the theft of power tools from his company. An officer contacted the man and took a case report. There are no suspects or leads to go on in the loss of over $500 in tools.

March 8, 6:45 p.m.: A resident called to report finding her home's front door standing open. Nothing was taken, damaged or displaced. The reporting person believes that her door was forced open, as it lacks a proper lock. Police took a report to bolster the renter's request to her landlord to add a dead bolt to the front door.

March 9, 6:42 p.m.: A resident on 4th Street near the border called police when she heard a loud crash from the apartment below hers, and reported that her downstairs neighbor was elderly. Officers checked the residence, which was locked. There were no lights on and the resident appeared to not be at home. At the time of the complaint Border Patrol agents were handling a report that two subjects had just run northbound through the very area where the noise was heard.

March 9, 5:53 a.m.:
Officers located what appeared to be a disabled vehicle on Bell Road. Further investigation revealed the vehicle's owner was the victim of a hit and run. The fleeing vehicle had left the scene and was later located abandoned a short distance away from the collision site. That vehicle's owner was located about two miles away on foot. The 26-year-old suspect from Texas was arrested, processed and booked into jail for DUI and Hit and Run. Both disabled vehicles were impounded.

March 10, 9:31 p.m.: An officer observed a vehicle swerving in the roadway, nearly striking the sidewalk at least twice. The
driver was stopped and found to be DUI, driving on a suspended license, and in possession of a small amount of marijuana. The 51-year-old Birch Bay resident was arrested and booked into jail.

March 10, 7:05 p.m.: Blaine officers contacted two men trespassing on the railroad tracks. The young pair said they were picking up pennies that were previously flattened by passing trains and did not know it was against the law to be on the railroad right of way. The apologetic youths agreed to stay off the tracks from now on.

March 13, 8 p.m.: A homeowner was away from home for several hours and returned to find that someone had entered the unlocked window of her garage and stole two bicycles. There are no suspects in the entry and theft of the two mountain bikes.

March 13, 8:23 p.m.: Person reported there was a fight at a business. Officers arrived and found the fight had ended. It had been between two men and one of them had already left. The remaining half and other people in the business said the suspect who left had started the fight when he had been asked to stop offending women in the business. Officers were not able to locate the aggressive cad.

March 14, 2:30 a.m.: A person reported someone slashed two of his vehicles tires while it was parked on D Street. An officer checked the tires and found two puncture marks which looked to have been made by a one inch sharp blade on the side of the tires. Police checked the area for any evidence or witnesses without success.

March 14, 7:43 a.m.: Police responded to a 911 hang-up call on Alder Street. They arrived and discovered a elderly woman had called 911, but changed her mind after she discovered that her brother and husband had been arguing about a personal issue. Officers determined the incident was only verbal and no crime had been committed. The involved parties agreed to calm down and separate and officers departed.