Police reports November 7 - November 13, 2013

Published on Wed, Nov 13, 2013
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November 7, 7:09 a.m.: A security company reported an alarm had gone off at the Boys & Girls Club and employee did not know the password. Officer arrived at the club and met with the employee, who was in the process of getting the password. 

November 7, 10:17 a.m.: A woman called to report that she was in a collision in the parking lot near Subway. Police arrived to find that the two parties involved had already exchanged information. One of the vehicles had already left. The damage to the vehicle that was still there consisted of cracks to the rear bumper. The driver said she backed into the other car. An estimate of damage was not known for the Mercedes-Benz.

November 7, 11:05 a.m.: A woman called 911 after seeing two unknown men on her back porch. She stated that when they saw her in the house they ran. Officers arrived in the area and searched the neighborhood for the suspects, but could not find them.

November 7, 11:38 a.m.: A man called to report that there was a semi truck parked blocking the road on Boblett Street near Yew Street and S.R. 543. Police located the truck parked outside a business on Boblett at 543. The truck was blocking eastbound traffic. The driver said he was going to move and he just had to get a quick item from the business. He moved his truck.

November 7, 12:41 p.m.: Police were dispatched to an aid call. An officer arrived and found the man seated and surrounded by good Samaritans. The man was talking and breathing normally. Police assisted him until North Whatcom Fire Rescue arrived.

November 7, 2:28 p.m.: Officers responded to an aid call. A 68-year-old woman had fallen. Aid arrived before officers. Officers cleared without contact.

November 7, 3 p.m.: Employees at the Blaine library called police to report vandalism to the men’s restroom. An officer arrived and was told that damage had already been repaired by the city. Police talked with city maintenance personnel. The damage has been an ongoing problem at the library for about two months. Damage is estimated at about $87 for this event. No suspects have been identified. Case closed.

November 7, 4:36 p.m.: Dispatch reported a customer business dispute at the Shell gas station at Bell Road and Peace Portal. The customer left prior to officers’ arrival. 

November 7, 4:59 p.m.: A tenant called police saying that his landlord had trespassed into his residence. A verbal argument ensued. The man said he’s had many civil issues with the landlord. He alleges the landlord gave no prior notice before entering the home. A statement was taken and the report will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

November 7, 10:10 p.m.: Officer was dispatched to check the welfare of a man after one of his family members called to express concern for him. An officer responded to the residence, but no one answered the door.

November 8, 1:26 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a possible burglary at a Peace Portal Drive business. On arrival, officers contacted an employee who found a fence had been opened and possible entry into a yard gained. Officers found the chain was cut to a gate and it appears when the employee showed up the person or persons were scared away. A Border Patrol K-9 confirmed the officer’s finding.
November 8, 8:14 a.m.: Blaine Senior Center contacted police due to some vandalism that occurred during the night. It is not known when the damage happened. Vandals destroyed two flower pots on the north side of the building. Damage is estimated at $60. No suspects were identified. Police will provide extra patrols in the area.

November 8, 11:29 a.m.: A Blaine high school employee called to report an individual who was on campus after being trespassed. School resource officers walked over to the school and met with staff, who provided statements. Information will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for charging. Case closed pending charges.

November 8, 12:42 p.m.: Officers responded to a local grocery store for a report of a shoplifter. Officers arrived and contacted the store manager and suspect. The store did not wish the man arrested for the theft but did wish him trespassed. The suspect denied any theft and had no product on his person. The suspect was given a trespass warning and stated his understanding.

November 8, 5:32 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a report that someone had discovered their vehicle’s tire had been cut during the night. The officer arrived and found that someone had also cut the tire on a neighbor’s vehicle. The officer is investigating.

November 8, 8:18 p.m.: A business called to report an unattended vehicle in the roadway in a commercial area. An officer found the vehicle as described by the business. The owner was issued a parking citation for the offense and, because it was a traffic hazard, impounded the car. Case closed.

November 9, 1:32 p.m.: Officers were requested by a visiting nurse to do a welfare check on an 81-year-old woman. The woman was not answering her door at the scheduled meeting time, but was located with a friend, returning from a trip to the hospital.

November 9, 2:21 p.m.: Officers responded to an aid call. A 34-year-old man was complaining of chest pains. Officers arrived and monitored the patient until aid was on scene. 

November 9, 5 p.m.: A tenant called police because of a dispute with her landlord over entering the residence without giving notice and a notice to vacate that is believed to be false. The matter was determined to be primarily civil in nature and not criminal. An officer recommended that the tenant continue the moving process and avoid contact with the landlord. The tenant said she would most likely pursue civil claims against the landlord.

November 10, 3:31 a.m.: An officer assisted Washington State Patrol by checking the freeway between Birch Bay Lynden Road and Peace Arch Port of Entry for a possible DUI driver. A vehicle was reported by other motorists to be traveling at about 5 mph in a 70 mph zone. The vehicle was intercepted by RCMP at Douglas Crossing.

November 10, noon: A person woke up to find their TV signal was not working. Several diagnostics later the person looked out their window and saw that someone had taken their satellite dish. The theft occurred between 4 and 9 a.m. There are no suspects to this incident, and the satellite company is replacing the dish.

November 10, 7:26 p.m.: A resident requested extra patrol after a person knocked on his door and asked to use his phone. The person claimed his car had been impounded at the border and that he need to call a friend from Ferndale to pick him up. The resident provided the person directions to a nearby mini mart that had a phone and coffee. An officer patrolled the area but did not observe the man.

November 10, 10:05 p.m.: An officer stopped a British Columbia resident for excessive speed. A records checked showed the young woman was prohibited from driving in the U.S. due to an unpaid ticket. She was cited for the speed violation and was issued a criminal citation for driving on suspended Washington privileges. The vehicle was impounded.

November 10, 11:36 p.m.: Officers were advised that aid personnel were enroute to a call where a person claimed he was vomiting blood. Aid personnel evaluated the person, who was not transported to the hospital. 

November 11, 2:15 a.m.: Officers responded to a possible prowler in Semiahmoo. The resident stated she was home alone when someone came to the door and rang the doorbell. The call went unreported for 25 minutes. Officers arrived and checked the area, but saw no signs of prowling.

November 11, 12:21 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the report of a dog at large. The officer made no observation of the dog, but the owner was contacted and advised any continued off-leash or at-large incidents would result in fines. The owner advised he was not aware his dog had gotten out and apologized.

November 11, 5:30 p.m.: A dog owner contacted the police to report his dog had gone missing. His information was documented in case the dog is located.

November 11, 5:45 p.m.: An owner of a business contacted the police to say three unauthorized vehicles were parked on his property. The property was legally posted so the owner could have the vehicles towed. The owner was advised that the property was private and that the officer could not have the vehicles towed, but he could.

November 12, 9:39 p.m.: Whatcom County Sheriff's Office requested assistance from Blaine officers in arresting a Blaine resident on probably cause for domestic violence harassment. Officer arrived at the Blaine home and assisted the deputy in taking the wanted person into custody. 

November 12, 10:24 p.m.: A resident who wished to remain anonymous called police late at night to report cars honking at the high school. Police arrived and checked the area. There were several people at the high school at the time who had all just walked outside and hadn’t heard any honking.

November 12, 10:46 p.m.: Police received a commercial audible alarm from a business on Boblett Street. Police and border patrol agents arrived and determined the alarm to be false. The employees had set off the alarm as they were trying to exit the store. A false alarm notification will be mailed to the business.

November 13, 5:25 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to a brokerage office for a 911 hang up with line static on call back. The officer arrived and checked the business and found it secure with no one on site. It appears that the cause is a phone line issue.

November 13, 8:33 a.m.: A business reported people using their parking lot without permission. The business owner has seen several vehicles use his parking lot for apparent vehicle sales. The people in question were gone prior to police arrival. The caller had no vehicle information and will call again if the vehicles return. 

November 13, 9:52 a.m.: An officer contacted a transient who was wandering in the area of the school during the morning school zone. The man stated he intended to leave town later that afternoon, and the officer cleared without incident.