Police Reports: November 23 – 30, 2014

November 23, 8:59 p.m.: Police responded to a threats complaint involving relatives, and learned the adult suspect had made threats to harm members of his family. Officers investigated and interviewed the suspect, then forwarded a report to the city prosecutor’s office regarding the stalking and telephone harassment.

November 24, 4:28 p.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign on the truck route, and discovered the motorist’s driver’s license had been suspended for an unpaid ticket. The man was arrested, cited and released pending his court date. A family member responded to the location to take custody of the vehicle.

November 25, 8:02 a.m.: Police investigated a two-car, non-injury collision in the intersection of Peace Portal Drive and Hughes Avenue. One driver was issued a citation for failing to yield right of way. The other driver’s car had a damaged front wheel and had to be towed from the scene.

November 25, 12:45 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of protestors gathered near the post office when a passerby advised that the members had been yelling at people and acting disorderly. An officer contacted the group and learned they had gathered to demonstrate against a recent judicial decision in another city. They were not causing a disturbance or impairing traffic, and peacefully protested in the rain for another hour.

November 25, 4:55 p.m.: A driver heading west on H Street activated her right turn signal to turn north onto 14th Street and slowed, but at the last moment decided to continue straight on H Street. Unfortunately a driver stopped southbound on 14th anticipated that the other car was going to complete its turn. Driver two pulled out onto H Street, plowing into the passenger side of driver one’s car as it went by. The officers responding to investigate the crash found no one was injured and estimated the damage at about $6,000.

November 25, 2 p.m.: During a unrelated traffic stop an officer noticed a 10-year-old girl walking down the truck route in the rain beside the rushing cars and trucks. He contacted the child and learned she missed her school bus and was going to trudge the several miles to her home. The officer called her parent and found that the mother had no idea her daughter was stranded. The officer gave the stalwart girl a ride to a nearby warm, dry business while Mom immediately drove into town to pick her up.

November 26, 9:55 a.m.: A man came in to the police station to report the theft of a firearm. The complainant believes the .22-caliber pistol was stolen in 2013 while he was moving from one house in Blaine to another. There are no suspects at this time.

November 26, 5:56 p.m.: An officer was monitoring traffic in the rain near the edge of the school campus on H Street when he heard the engine of a small car suddenly rev up after passing his location westbound. He locked his radar unit when the vehicle’s speed reached 64 mph in the 25 mph zone. The driver had no excuse for his actions when the officer stopped him. Due to the conditions at the time, darkness, limited visibility in the rain and pedestrians dog-walking nearby, the man was arrested for reckless driving and released with a mandatory court date.

November 27, 10:33 a.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle with expired vehicle registration on the truck route and discovered the motorist’s driver’s license had been suspended for an unpaid ticket. The man was arrested, cited and released pending his court date.

November 28, 11 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to a suspended driver at the Peach Arch port of entry. On arrival, the officer contacted the driver, who knew he did not pay for a speeding citation two years ago in Washington state. The officer confirmed the driver was suspended, cited and released him with a criminal citation and a court date.

November 28, 11 a.m.: A person came into the police department because she thought someone had illegally accessed her credit card. An officer determined the person had purchased a membership over the internet using her credit card and they have been charging her $24.95 each month for the past 16 months. The person said she could not remember purchasing the membership, but she will have them take her off the membership so she does not get charged anymore.

November 28, 8:28 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a Blaine business for a woman crying and disrupting other customers. An officer arrived and found a distraught woman who had been kicked out of a house for violating the owner’s rules by drinking. The woman had no other place to stay until she could make arrangements to return to her home state of Colorado. The officer assisted the woman by providing a courtesy ride to the mission.

November 29, 3:55 p.m.: Police were advised of vehicles spinning out in the 3700 block of H Street. An officer arrived, found vehicles losing control and sliding down the hill. With the assistance of U.S. Border Patrol, the road was shut down until public works could respond with a sanding truck.

November 30, 3:21 p.m.: Police were called when a man shoplifted from a store and then sped off in a car. As luck would have it, the officer receiving the call had just stopped the suspect vehicle for a traffic violation nearby. The motorist was able to take care of both his speeding ticket and his theft arrest in one convenient visit.

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