Police Reports: August 29 - September 5, 2012

Published on Wed, Sep 5, 2012
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August 29, 2:18 p.m.: The Sheriff's Office reported receiving information that a possibly armed man, whom they wanted on multiple warrants and a felony assault charge, had been dropped off at the Peace Arch State Park. Blaine Police, Border Patrol and other agencies set up a perimeter around the park until it was determined the suspect had probably fled north into Canada. RCMP was notified and the Sheriff's Office continued their investigation, and the subject was later arrested in British Columbia.


August 29, 2:49 p.m.: A parent contacted police to ask what rights she had allowing (or not allowing) the father of her child to see his daughter. An officer answered her questions from the law enforcement perspective, and strongly suggested that she contact the courts and an attorney in order to put a sanctioned parenting plan in place. 


August 30, 9:22 a.m.: A man contacted police to report the theft of his deep freezer from the dock at Semiahmoo Marina. Investigation revealed the freezer was not stolen, just relocated to a place of safekeeping by staff. An officer assisted staff at the marina in returning the property.


August 30, 3:36 p.m.: A mother called police when her 6- and 8-year-old sons did not come home at the end of their day at primary school. Officers advised her that the boys probably decided to take the long way, because a police officer had seen the duo strolling along enjoying the late summer sunshine near Marine Drive. The kids soon returned to the primary school of their own accord, and Mom was there to greet them.


August 30, 4:48 p.m.: A resident reported that someone had stolen his black, Schwinn beach-cruiser bike from his front yard on Alder Street. The victim completed a stolen property statement and will assist in prosecution if the thief is arrested. 


September 1, 10:35 a.m.: A Blaine resident called police to report a motorhome parked on property near the county park at Semiahmoo, apparently camping overnight. An officer responded and contacted the RVer, who explained that he had arrived the previous evening and did not realize that the great spot he had found was private property and not available for camping. He apologized, packed up and headed off in search of another view.


September 1, 1:40 p.m.: A neighbor reported someone had vandalized the building housing city water well equipment on 12th Street. It appears a building skylight was broken by something being thrown onto it. No entry had been made. Public Works was notified and will make repairs.


September 1, 2:25 p.m.: A man used the washroom at Blaine's public library, and left his wallet in the stall. Before he could get back to recover his property someone apparently found it, and stole the wallet along with about $400 and credit cards. The area around the building and trash cans were checked without luck. The wallet's owner cancelled his credit cards and police completed a lost property/theft report.


September 1, 3:42 p.m.: A resident in West Blaine called police to complain that a powered paraglider was possibly being illegally operated in the Semiahmoo area. Officers advised the caller about the FAA rules governing, and permitting, the operation of the craft.


September 1, 8:37 p.m.: While on night patrol an officer driving on 3rd Street came under aerial attack. Fortunately for the officer the seagull underestimated its weight ratio relative to the Dodge police cruiser, and the threat was somewhat instantly neutralized. The officer held a quick memorial service for the winged warrior and removed the remains from his car's grill and the roadway. A report was generated by department policy in case daylight reveals damage to city property.


September 1, 10:35 p.m.: Customs officers called police when a person entering the U.S. from Canada was found to have a small amount of cocaine in his possession. Blaine officers investigated, arrested the 28-year-old Surrey, B.C., resident and booked him into jail, passing along to jail staff the man's concerns about incarceration and his hope that a private room was available.


September 2, 1:30 p.m.: A resident called police to report that a known gang member had walked past her house three times that day for no apparent reason, and had not been frequenting the neighborhood previously. All officers were notified and will provide extra patrol to the area. 


September 2, 3:30 p.m.: A passerby called police on a hot sunny afternoon to report that he was concerned about the welfare of a dog he had seen locked in a parked, unattended, B.C.-plated Land Rover in a store parking lot. The caller explained he had tried to get the dog's attention to judge his health, but the animal seemed unresponsive. An officer arrived within three minutes of the call, but the vehicle was gone. No other calls were received.


September 2, 8:46 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1100 block of Mary Avenue. Dispatch advised they could hear yelling in the background. Officers arrived and found several tenants yelling at each other over an issue involving children. The scene was calmed, and the problem investigated. Charges for disorderly conduct are being referred to the prosecutor for review.


September 2, 9:35 p.m.: During a long northbound border backup, officers received a report that the occupant of a B.C.-plated car had thrown litter onto the ground in front of a home in a residential neighborhood on 11th Street. An officer did not find the suspect, but found the partially full bottle of vodka, a container of orange juice and two paper coffee cups that the jerk left behind. The items were collected to get them off the street and disposed of in the trash.


September 2, 10:06 p.m.: Police responded to check an area on Cedar Street where passersby reported that a person was possibly trying to deal drugs. Officers searched the area but had been delayed in their response by another call, and the suspect was gone when they arrived. The information was shared with all officers and extra patrols were requested.


September 3, 1:17 a.m.: Police were contacted by a Border Patrol agent who observed two people acting suspiciously, possibly trying to gain entry into a building on C Street. Officers responded and contacted the two men and found that one was wanted on a warrant issued by Blaine Municipal Court. The 27-year-old neighborhood resident was arrested and transported without incident to jail. The buildings in the area were found to be secure.


September 3, 11 a.m.: A passerby reported she could hear people yelling at each other inside a house on G Street. Officers arrived and met with the folks inside, and found they were having an argument about a tenant who was disrespecting the landlord's child. The tenant agreed to move out, and an officer stood by to keep the peace until that was accomplished.


September 5, 10:50 a.m.: A person appearing in Blaine Municipal Court was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Bellingham Municipal Court. The 19-year-old Bellingham resident completed his business in Blaine and was transported to jail to address his other outstanding matter.