Police Reports: May 27 - June 3, 2014

Published on Thu, Jun 5, 2014
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May 27, 9:10 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a business on H Street when employees there discovered a counterfeit U.S. $20 bill in their till. They did not know who had managed to pass the fake note. It was impounded and sent to the U.S. Secret Service.

May 28, 10:39 a.m.: Sumas police requested Blaine police assistance in looking for a runaway who was believed to be at a residence here. An officer went to the home and found no one there. Follow-up contact with neighbors revealed that the occupants of the target home had been evicted a week earlier. Sumas police were advised of the outcome.

May 28, 7:30 p.m.: A border patrol agent was contacted on the road by a passerby who reported seeing two men fighting on the sidewalk on Peace Portal Drive. The agent radioed Blaine police and an officer met the agent at the scene, where they found an older man bleeding on the ground. His adult son said that he and his dad had argued, and Dad had fallen and hit his head when his son pushed him. Medics transported the father to hospital, and police transported his son to jail.

May 29, 1:28 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of teenagers throwing rocks at passing cars on H Street. An officer located the duo on D Street. They denied throwing rocks, and explained that a passing car had failed to yield the right of way to them as they were crossing an access driveway near a mall. The car came so close to hitting one boy that it brushed his pant leg as it passed. The driver appeared unapologetic so the boys said they chased the receding car down the street for a several yards, screaming obscenities and throwing rude hand symbols but no rocks. The officer also contacted the driver in his vehicle a short distance away, and received a different version of the events. There were no injuries or property damage, and the completed report is under review for further action.

May 29, 2:08 p.m.: Police received a complaint of consistent high-speed unsafe driving by drivers on H Street Road east of Harvey Road. Officers are providing additional random enforcement patrol in the area when they are able, and have contacted and cited a number of violators. The patrols will continue.

May 29, 3:03 p.m.: A student contacted an officer in the school zone to report that someone had stolen his unlocked bicycle from a bicycle rack on school campus. The green and black BMX-style bicycle with writing on seat and frame is valued at about $200. All officers were advised of the theft and are watching for the bike.

May 29, 5:22 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of a possible burglary at a residence. Investigation indicates that an estranged spouse and another relative took a number of personal items including documents and medications. A case report was completed and forwarded to the prosecutor for review to determine if the incident is civil or criminally actionable.

May 29, 9:05 p.m.: Police responded to a verbal domestic dispute at a residence. They confirmed that an assault did not occur in this instance, and upon interviewing the victim further found that the woman considers her husband to be a threat to her safety at this point in their relationship. Officers connected the woman with domestic violence victims advocates, and she will be staying elsewhere.

May 29, 10 p.m.: Officers responded to assist a Blaine resident with an unwanted intruder. A squirrel had entered a house via an open chimney. Officers and homeowners attempted to corral the rascally rodent. After a brief chase the furry fugitive barricaded itself out of reach in the chimney. All exits were secured and officers cleared the scene. The homeowners will be contacting an animal rescue center for a final solution.

May 30, 9:12 p.m.: A passerby flagged down an officer to report a possibly intoxicated man parked at a business on H Street. Officers arrived and contacted the driver. He was sober and physically disabled, and explained that he actually had not had a drink in 10 years.

May 31, 8:23 p.m.: An officer was conducting traffic enforcement when a vehicle was stopped for exceeding the posted speed limit. A records check showed the British Columbia resident was driving in Washington with suspended driving privileges for failure to appear on an unpaid ticket out of Snohomish County. The driver was cited and released for the speeding violation and she received a criminal citation for driving on suspended driving privileges in Washington. The vehicle was released to a licensed passenger.

May 31, 10:30 p.m.: A resident reported loud late-night music coming from Salishan Park. Officers contacted a group of teenagers there, and the troupe explained the music had come from a friend’s vehicle. All that remained of the vehicle were tire tracks across the park’s grass, left as the childish young driver decided to show off as he departed. The driver and his parents are being contacted.

June 1, 10:09 a.m.: Police initiated a fraud investigation when they received a report from a customer who left his credit card at a gas station pump then discovered whoever found it made seven illegal transactions in one day. The loss to the credit card company is over $1,000, and the case is under investigation.

June 1, 6:50 p.m.: Blaine police was dispatched to a reported fight between two dogs. Officers arrived and found that the owners had separated their dogs. Officers spoke with both parties and have notified animal control for follow-up and documentation of the incident.

June 1, 9:50 p.m.: An employee at a grocery store spotted a person walking out without paying for the dozen donuts he was carrying. The 22-year-old Bellingham resident was stopped and the police called. Police arrived and arrested him for shoplifting, and he was released with a citation and mandatory court date.

June 2, 8:04 a.m.: An officer was working traffic enforcement on Yew Avenue when he spotted a vehicle travelling 73mph in the posted 35mph zone. The driver was stopped and arrested for reckless driving. He was released with a criminal citation and mandatory court date.

June 2, 8:36 p.m.: A person reported his adult granddaughter assaulted him after they got into an argument. Officers arrived and spoke with all the parties involved and determined the granddaughter did punch her grandfather in the jaw while they were yelling at each other. Police arrested the 21-year-old granddaughter for domestic violence assault fourth degree and booked her into jail.

June 3, 10:46 a.m.: A man called to report that he found a bunch of compact discs in a CD case outside his house that do not belong to him. An officer impounded the property from the Semiahmoo resident for safekeeping until an owner can be identified.

June 3, 12:26 p.m.: Police were dispatched to an altercation in a restaurant and found that during a verbal domestic altercation the driver of a car backed up out of the drive-through lane and ran over the drive-through sign in the process. The couple in the car then got into a physical altercation in the parking lot with another witness attempting to stop it. The suspect fled the area prior to officers arriving. A watch-for was put out to state patrol and customs for the B.C.-plated vehicle with a now-broken taillight.

June 3, 8:55 p.m.: A U.S. border patrol agent turned in a set of keys found in the middle of the road near the Blaine cemetery. The keys appeared to have been run over multiple times. The keys appear to belong to a company or business as they are marked with “Do Not Copy” An officer took possession of the keys and placed them into safekeeping.