Police Reports: September 26 - October 2, 2012

Published on Thu, Oct 4, 2012
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September 26, 12:09 p.m.: A business contacted police to ask for assistance with two semi tractor-trailer rigs parked in a No Parking zone near the mall on H Street, creating a traffic hazard that forced passing motorists to drive down the middle of the street to avoid the trucks. Officers arrived, issued citations to both truck drivers and had them immediately move their vehicles out of the No Parking zone.

September 27, 12:27 p.m.: A business manager called police when a former employee arrived on the premises and began disrupting their workplace. Police officers contacted the man and, at the business’ request, permanently trespassed him from the property.

September 27, 1:03 p.m.: A Blaine resident called police for assistance when a neighbor’s dog came on his property then attacked and killed one of the resident’s canines. A Blaine officer and an Animal Control unit responded and conducted an investigation. The attacking dog’s owner was cited for permitting an animal at large. He voluntarily turned his ownership interest in the attacking animal over to the Humane Society.

September 27, 3 p.m.: A Blaine resident called police when she was notified by her credit card company that someone from the UK had tried to withdraw $25,872.75 from her account. Fortunately the suspect did not know all of the information needed to complete the transaction. The near-victim had the card cancelled, and filed a fraud report with the credit card company.

September 27, 4:50 p.m.: A resident on 11th Street called police to ask for help with an ongoing problem involving a loose dog. The caller reported that a man walks his dog past the victim’s home daily. The canine is not controlled by a leash as required by ordinance, and the loose, rambunctious animal frightens her children and cat. Officers were advised and will provide extra patrol in the area.

September 28, 8:45 a.m.: An officer working school patrol near H and Mitchell streets heard a child crying nearby, and found a small child who had fallen off of her bicycle and scraped her knee. The officer assisted the youngster until Mom arrived on scene to take over patient care.

September 28, 11:50 a.m.: A resident living in Surrey on the Canadian side of Zero Avenue called Blaine Police when he spotted two men lifting a woman up onto the back balcony of a home across the street from his house in Blaine. Police officers and Border Patrol agents soon arrived, and found that the episode was the final act of a saga involving a lady locking herself out of her house. No crime had occurred and folks were appreciative of the international neighborhood watch.

September 28, 3:24 p.m.: Dispatch relayed a report that a lady out for a walk near Boblett and Odell streets had been bitten by an unleashed dog. An officer met with the victim and her friend at the scene. They explained that they take the same route frequently and have never been bothered by the animal before. The dog’s owner was also at a loss to explain why the dog suddenly charged off his property and out to the sidewalk to attack the ladies. The victim refused medical treatment for a bite to her upper thigh and scratches along her right shin. The investigation was turned over to the arriving Animal Control officer.

September 28, 7:15 p.m.: A parent living in Birch Bay reported that his 11-year-old daughter had not returned home from school in Blaine. He suspected that she had stayed after classes without permission to attend the Homecoming football game. It took just a couple of minutes for officers to find the young lady up in the stands, and they kept an eye on her until Dad could arrive to capture his not-very-happy escapee.

September 28, 10:36 p.m.: Police received a report that an underage, intoxicated motorist was possibly driving into Blaine from a location in the county. Officers located the vehicle and developed probable cause to arrest the 16-year-old motorist for driving while suspended and driving under the influence. The vehicle was impounded and the teenager was released to her parent after processing.

September 29, 10:24 a.m.: A resident on 11th Street came to the police station to report that his two dogs had escaped from their yard at home. An officer met the man on the sidewalk in front of the police station, and they were discussing the situation when the crafty canines wandered by, took pity on their owner’s situation and presented themselves for recapture.

September 29, 6:55 p.m.: Police received information about a person who was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. Officers located the man on H Street and took him into custody. During the apprehension police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia on the suspect and arrested him for those violations as well.

September 30, 1:20 p.m.: U.S. Border Patrol field agents detained a 16-year-old male who had entered the U.S. illegally from Canada near Marine Drive. Computer inquiries revealed a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office misdemeanor warrant for the youth’s arrest for an assault charge. Following USBP processing, a Blaine police officer arrested the teen, transported and booked him into Whatcom County Juvenile Detention.

September 30, 9:34 p.m.: A downtown resident called to report that a nearby business was disturbing their sleep by playing loud music outdoors on their property. An officer responded and found the music was playing at a reasonable level given the time, however the clerk at the business agreed to turn down the music anyway in an effort to get along with the neighbors.

October 1, 4:40 p.m.: Police received a complaint of loud bass music coming from a sound system at a business. An officer contacted the business and advised an employee of the complaint. He agreed to turn down the sound down.

October 1, 9:20 p.m.: A person reported that a disgruntled former renter had shown up at her residence and was banging on the door and ringing the doorbell. She believed he wanted to force a confrontation. Officers arrived to find that the person had left the area. He had jammed a house key into the doorbell button, causing the doorbell to ring continuously, but causing no damage. Officers checked the area but did not locate the man, who is believed to be living in Canada. The reporting person agreed to call back if she had any further problems at her home. The dispute is civil, but the harassment is not.

October 2, 12:38 p.m.: Police received a call of a vessel in distress in the waters northwest of the Semiahmoo museum office and responded to the scene. They contacted one crabber who had abandoned ship but was able to swim to safety after his boat capsized on the high seas. His partner stayed with the ship a few minutes longer, and was able to self-rescue by getting out and walking the 75 feet to shore. The fishers explained that their load of 21 crab pots had proven too much for their 20-foot skiff when the motor died and waves started swamping the boat. Medics checked the pair for hypothermia and police gave the young men transportation over to the employer/boat owner.

October 2, 7:44 p.m.: A resident on 8th Street reported that someone had entered his garage through an open window but had not damaged or stolen anything. A juice box was found on the floor, a few other items had been moved and a roll of paper towels was missing. It appears that an unidentified, well-nourished, tidy young neighborhood child is likely to be the trespasser.