Police Reports: April 10 - 16, 2013

Published on Wed, Apr 17, 2013
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April 10, 11:17 a.m.: Police received information that a 17-year-old who was wanted on a felony warrant was at a residence in Blaine. A team of officers went to the address, confirmed the subject was there and took him into custody. He was booked in to detention and the originating agency was advised.

April 10, 4:28 p.m.: An officer assisted Customs and Border Protection (CBP) field agents working on foot on I-5 northbound at Peace Arch Port of Entry. The officer provided traffic speed enforcement of vehicles approaching the CBP agents. Six drivers were issued citations for speeding at over twice the posted speed limit.

April 11, 9:34 a.m.: A Blaine resident reported that an injured bald eagle was limping along Peace Portal Drive near Bell Road. Officers located the bird; it had an injured left wing and could not fly, but could still run like the wind. It took the teamwork of police, passersby and border patrol agents to corral the raptor and keep it calm and covered until a wildlife rehabilitation specialist could arrive to transport and treat it. Police are following up to make sure the bird was not a victim of criminal activity.

April 11, 4:27 p.m.: Police received information that a stolen utility trailer was now in the possession of a Blaine resident. Officers investigated and confirmed that the trailer parked at a home on Mitchell Street was indeed stolen. The trailer was recovered and impounded for return to the victim, and a case report with suspect information was prepared for the prosecutor.

April 12, 2:20 p.m.: Police were dispatched to CBP at the Peace Arch Port of Entry for a stolen vehicle. Officers arrived and found that the driver of the vehicle had applied for entry to Canada days earlier but then taken to hospital for a drug overdose. Canadian border officers brought the driver and stolen vehicle back to U.S. authorities at the border days later, after the driver was released from hospital, turning both over to U.S. authorities. The vehicle was impounded by Blaine officers and released to its owner in Seattle, and a case report forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

April 12, 11:15 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a one-car crash and found a pickup truck in the ditch. They also found that the driver had been drinking, tried to drive around a corner too fast and spun out of control. The 36-year-old Birch Bay resident failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving under the influence. He was booked in to jail after processing.

April 13, 4:14 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a loud party complaint where partygoers had been partaking for several hours. An officer contacted the responsible person in charge asked him to quiet the din, and he did.

April 13, 1:45 p.m.: An officer patrolling on A Street observed a pickup truck illegally parked at the curb with expired license plates, and was able to locate the owner at an apartment complex nearby. The gentleman turned out to be wanted on a misdemeanor warrant issued by Ferndale Municipal Court. The 20-year-old Blaine resident was arrested, transported to Ferndale and turned over to their officers.

April 14, 6:55 p.m.: A passerby noticed that the front door of an office building was  not secure and there appeared to be no one on the premises. Police searched the building to confirm no one was lurking about. They were not able to lock the door, but they were able to contact one of the business operators to respond with a key.

April 15, 10:11 a.m.: A man came into the police station to report that his bicycle had been pillaged. The victim explained that his bicycle was locked near his porch during the night. Someone stole the headlight from the bike and bent the seat up. Damage is estimated to be about $50, and the light is worth about $15.

April 15, 7:54 p.m.: A passerby reported seeing someone prowling around a vacant house that was posted no trespassing. Police responded and found the suspect behind the home. He had just finished loading his pickup truck full of property he had taken from the garage through a hole torn out of the back of the building. The nervous gent explained he had permission from the owner to be there, then amended that it was actually permission from a relative of the owner, and finally admitted he had no business being there and was stealing the property. Officers had suspected as much based on the hole in the garage wall. The truck and its contents were impounded and the 53-year-old Birch Bay resident was booked in to jail for burglary and theft.
April 16, 9:45 a.m.: A business called police when they caught a shoplifter at their store. Officers arrived and the assistant manager explained that a woman had taken and eaten several food items, then left the store without paying for them. The cooperative lady admitted the offense and explained she had been very hungry and did not have enough money for food. The Custer resident was cited and released pending an appearance in court.