Police Reports: June 4 - June 9, 2014

Published on Wed, Jun 11, 2014
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June 4, 12:52 p.m.: A teenaged couple was having an argument in their shared apartment and continued their war of words out into the common driveway of the building complex. A neighbor called 911 to report the disruption and police responded. Officers spoke with the pair and determined that disorderly conduct was the only law that had been violated. Police counseled the couple about their behavior, its impact on the neighborhood, and domestic violence laws.

June 4, 9:53 p.m.: Blaine police were dispatched to a motel on a report that a woman who had been previously trespassed from the premises had returned. Officers arrived and confirmed that the suspect was again on the property. She was arrested and transported to jail.

June 5, 6:45 a.m.: A night shift employee at a business on Odell Road returned to her car in the morning to discover that her vehicle had been prowled overnight. Her black purse containing $40, ID and a debit card had been hidden inside the glove box of the unlocked car. No other vehicles were tampered with, and no suspects have been identified.

June 5, 6:05 p.m.: Police received a report of a crime involving possession of child pornography. Officers interviewed several parties, identified one of the suspects and are preparing a report for prosecutors while continuing their investigation. 

June 6, 4:23 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of an ongoing verbal domestic between two people who reside together. Officers arrived at their apartment and calmed the couple down and they agreed to retreat to their separate spaces until their emotions had subsided. No further calls were received from passersby.

June 6, 5:45 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report that a possibly intoxicated man was trying to buy alcohol. Before police arrived the suspect left the area driving a vehicle. Officers located the driver after he had purchased alcohol at another business, observed him driving recklessly, and stopped him on D Street. Roadside tests provided probable cause that he was driving while impaired, and the 33-year-old Idaho resident was arrested, processed and booked in to jail.

June 7, 2:20 a.m.: Police and fire responded to an assist citizen call involving an elderly resident who had fallen out of bed. Officers arrived to find the man lying next to his bed still fast asleep. It turned out that his caregiver had anticipated such an incident might occur and planned ahead by placing a mattress on the floor beside the bed, so the gentleman had only fallen about a foot. They assisted him back into bed with the help of aid unit personnel.

June 7, 3:39 a.m.: Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute in progress on Runge Avenue. Border patrol agents assisted Blaine police in locating and contacting the suspect primary aggressor as she attempted to leave the area in a car. An investigation revealed an assault had occurred during the dispute, and the suspect had committed burglary by forcing her way into the victim’s apartment. The 48-year-old Blaine resident was arrested and booked in to jail for one felony crime and three misdemeanors.

June 7, 10:35 a.m.: While on patrol, an officer spotted a distraught chihuahua running loose in traffic on H Street near a shopping mall. The officer and several good Samaritans tried without success to corral the speedy little canine. Ultimately Animal Control was called to the scene to successfully lend their expertise.

June 7, 3:44 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a report of two dogs sitting in a hot car in a parking lot. Officers checked on the dogs and found all four windows were left partially open along with a sunroof. The car was not hot inside so the dogs were fine. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and advised of the concerns of passersby.

June 8, 4:14 a.m.: Blaine police and border patrol agents responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover crash on the freeway at the south end of Blaine. They finally found the vehicle lodged under a freeway overpass between West Road and the bank of Dakota Creek. The very lucky driver from British Columbia had gone off the road and down the embankment, coming just a few feet from either drowning in the creek or crashing into large trees along the shore. He was wearing a seatbelt during his off-road adventure and suffered only a sore shoulder in the mishap. Washington State Patrol responded to investigate the incident.

June 8, 9:52 a.m.: A man driving a semi-truck and trailer combination on Runge Avenue struck two telephone lines hanging above the intersection at Bell Road. One line broke immediately. The other line became caught between the cab and trailer of the truck and remained attached to its poles. A public works crew cut the other line to free up the semi-truck so it could be removed from the intersection, and the phone company responded to the scene to repair their low-hanging cables.

June 8, 9:32 p.m.: A frustrated driver called dispatch to report traffic congestion at the intersection of SR 543 and H Street, and reported a safety problem was being caused by drivers driving northbound in the southbound lane of the truck route in order to get to the NEXUS lane. An officer responded to restore order and prevent additional violations until he was dispatched to another call.

June 9, 11:48 a.m.: Customs and border protection officers at the Peace Arch port of entry interviewed a married couple traveling happily together. An NCIC inquiry showed that a temporary court order existed between them prohibiting the wife from assaulting, threatening, abusing, following, interfering, harassing and stalking the husband. A Blaine officer responded to the scene to investigate and confirmed that the wife was not doing any of the things prohibited by the order. The officer and customs managers conferred, and the couple then continued on their merry way.

June 9, 1 p.m.: An officer on patrol found recent graffiti painted in green on a concrete wall at the skate park. There are no suspects in the vandalism. A customer service request was sent by police to public works and the graffiti was immediately removed. This is the second vandalism incident to the skate park in as many weeks.

June 9, 2:36 p.m.: Police were contacted by a person who found a too weak two-week-old kitten that had been abandoned by its mother. Officers took the kitten under their wing and kept it safe until the humane society could respond to collect the little creature.

June 9, 3 p.m.: A primary school boy was learning to ride his bicycle just after school let out when he fell off, and was too discouraged to saddle up again. The boy’s mom was trying to tend to the child while walking the bicycle from the school campus to her home on F Street when a patrol officer happened by. He assisted the pair by transporting the bike to their house so mom could focus on her child.

June 9, 5:50 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of two kids committing vandalism on Marine Drive. An officer arrived and determined that the pair of 11 year olds did not damage a sign as had been reported. They had found the remnants of an already broken sign and were throwing it into the bay. The officer discussed with the two how their actions appeared to people and police who saw them, especially since one of the boys was carrying a machete. The boy’s explanation for the weapon was that he needed it for fishing, and he was actually carrying a fishing pole as well. Both parents were contacted about the incident, and the long blade was placed into safekeeping for mom to pick up.