Police Reports: May 7 - 14, 2014

Published on Wed, May 14, 2014
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May 7, 8:14 a.m.: Police were dispatched to 2700 block of Bell Road for a collision. Officers arrived and found a vehicle had rear-ended another. No injures were reported and no damage to either vehicle occurred. Officers helped the drivers exchange information.

May 7, 10:05 a.m.: Officers confirmed a Bellingham Municipal Court warrant on a subject attending court in Blaine. The 20-year-old Blaine resident was arrested on the warrant and transported to jail.

May 7, 12:38 p.m.: A downtown business called police asking for assistance in having a former employee trespassed from their property, as he kept returning to cause problems for the staff. A police officer investigated, identified the person and made sure he understood he would face arrest if he returned to the premises.

May 7, 1:45 p.m.: A resident contacted police asking for information about the options available regarding a person who has been exhibiting erratic behavior that may be escalating. The person’s actions to not rise to the level of criminal activity, and officers are reviewing available information to see what assistance can be provided to all the parties involved.

May 7, 4:55 p.m.: A concerned passerby called police to report seeing a vehicle parked outside a business with two unattended dogs inside. An officer located the vehicle and confirmed it was occupied by a couple of energetic canines that were bouncing around as the officer approached. The pets did not appear to be danger; the vehicle was parked in the shade, its windows were partly open to provide ventilation and a bowl of water was available for the animals. The officer made a courtesy phone call to the owner to let them know about the call.

May 7, 6:15 p.m.: A motel manager called police asking to have an intoxicated woman trespassed from the property. The inebriated former patron removed herself the responding officer found her walking nearby. She was advised that she would be arrested for trespassing if she returned to the premises.

May 8, 8:50 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to SR543 and Boblett Streets, where the intersection was being blocked by an excess of northbound commercial trucks and an absence of patience. An officer monitored the area, and the sight of a patrol car restored some order to the traffic light competition.

May 8, 12:17 p.m.: A Blaine resident contacted the police department requesting police attend a court-ordered civil standby at a home. The respondent and his attorney accompanied an officer to the residence to keep the peace while the terms of the order were fulfilled.

May 8, 4 p.m.: A woman came into the police department to report a suspicious incident in which a stranger approached her while she was pumping gas a service station. An adult man had walked up and asked her if she would give him a ride to his motel. She quickly explained to him the social impropriety of the request in light of all the men around them who were fueling their cars, and then left the gas station to contact police. Officers did not find the man in the area of the gas station. No other calls about this kind of activity have been received.

May 9, 8:40 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a residence on a 911 call where the line had been left open and the call taker could hear a woman screaming. Officers arrived and contacted an adult couple and a child. They interviewed everyone and determined that no crime had been committed during the alcohol-fueled morning shouting match between the man and woman living in the home. Both halves admitted their behavior was inappropriate, especially in front of children.

May 9, 10:47 a.m.: Blaine Middle School contacted the police department to request a welfare check on a truant student who had not been in class for some time. An officer checked on two possible addresses and learned that the teenager had moved to an unknown address outside the city limits. The school was advised of the officer’s findings.

May 9, 3:43 p.m.: A family member of a developmentally disabled resident called police after an argument with her ward. The disabled person walked away from the situation and called his counselor, and was contacted at the library. He was for assistance getting to Bellingham so that his counselor could help him further, and the counselor and caregiver agreed with the plan. An officer gave the young man a ride and delivered him to his counselor’s office.

May 10, 3:33 p.m.: A heated argument between adult daughter and mother prompted a call to the police. The dispute centered on the older woman’s overuse of alcohol, and the younger woman wanted her out of the house. An officer remained at the home until a friend of the mother arrived to give her a ride and she agreed to stay away for the rest of the evening. The daughter was advised of her future options, and her parent was advised to stop drinking, at least for the rest of today.

May 10, 4:35 p.m.: A Blaine resident contacted police after his car was vandalized while parked by a picnic shelter on Semiahmoo spit. It appeared that thieves had tried to break into the back of the car to steal camera equipment that was visible inside, but only succeeded in ripping the spoiler off the vehicle. The suspect left before the photographer returned to his car. A passerby helped him tape the spoiler back on so he could drive from the scene. No other theft reports were received from the area. All officers were advised of the crime for their patrols.

May 11, 3:09 a.m.: A border patrol agent saw a suspiciously parked vehicle near a storage facility in Blaine near the border, and the car sped away as he approached. It appeared the suspects had gotten over the fence into the compound, as the alarm had been activated on a locked SUV parked inside. Police and border patrol agents checked the business and vehicles and found that the agent’s good work had kept the suspects from damaging or stealing anything.

May 11, 8:30 p.m.: United States Customs and Border Protection called Blaine police when a child was returned to the U.S. by Canadian authorities after his parent was arrested in B.C. A Blaine officer took the young teenager from Ohio into protective custody transferred him to the custody of Child Protective Services.

May 12, 5:35 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a possible physical disturbance in progress in a residential neighborhood. The responding officer investigated and determined no physical assault occurred in the disagreement.

May 13, 11:15 a.m.: A Canadian resident bicycling in Blaine came across a wallet laying on Peace Portal Drive, and pedaled over to the police station to turn it in. A police office staff member was able to locate the owner, who was very appreciative to have his wallet returned with all its contents intact.

May 13, 7:32 p.m.: A passerby reported a stranger to the area was standing in the street in front a home pacing back and forth while talking to himself. An officer contacted the man, who explained he was looking for a friend who lived in the area, but was not sure where. He disclosed that he suffered mental health issues and had also been drinking, which further harmed his stability. He apologized for the disruption he was causing and agreed to go back to his nearby motel room.

May 14, 8:43 a.m.: A passing motorist called police to report that two small kids were playing near the road in the 1200 block of H Street with no adults nearby. An officer was stopped two blocks away at the time and immediately responded. No young children at risk were spotted there or on nearby streets.