Police Reports: December 4 – 9, 2014

December 4, 6:30 a.m.: An officer located a vehicle with expired registration parked on a city street and it appeared the car had been abandoned. A 72-hour warning notice was placed on the vehicle. The officer will monitor the auto and it will be towed if not removed by its owner.

December 4, 5:13 p.m.: A person reported a water leak at a business and asked for public works to respond. It was after hours so a police officer responded to see if emergency service was needed. He found the place open and operating. The employee on the premises did not know anything about a water leak and had not called for assistance. No leaks were apparent and the officer returned to patrol. No similar calls dribbled in after his visit.

December 4, 7:05 p.m.: A person entering the U.S. from Canada was found to have a suspended operator’s license. He was arrested, issued a criminal citation and released with a court date. A licensed driver was allowed to drive the vehicle away, so the vehicle was not impounded.

December 5, 3:17 p.m.: A passerby witnessed a motorist back into a parked car on Peace Portal downtown, and then drive away without making any attempt to leave a message for the owner of the damaged car. The good Samaritan was able to snap a photo of the license plate and driver of the fleeing vehicle, and then called police. An officer contacted and arrested the Whatcom County motorist for hit and run, and issued her a criminal citation with a mandatory court date.

December 6, 8:45 a.m.: A concerned person called police dispatch when he spotted a man wearing a blue bandana over his face outside of a business on H Street. Officers arrived and found the man had left the area. Another customer advised that the gentleman was a regular patron, and had been wearing the cover over his mouth as he had a cold and did not want to infect anyone else.

December 8, 8:07 a.m.: An officer performing school resource duties on the Blaine campus saw two teenagers enter the high school football stadium as the school day was just beginning. The pair of dedicated fans were the only people at the stadium, so the officer and the high school principal wandered in to keep them company. The surprised duo admitted to trying to ditch class and turned over their cache of cigarettes for destruction. School staff handled the matter administratively.

December 8, 2:38 p.m.: Police responded to the high school when staff reported that a student was possibly in possession of alcohol on campus. Working together the administration and an officer found that a teenager had an empty liquor bottle and admitted to having consumed some of it earlier that day. A report was prepared for the juvenile prosecutor’s officer, and an investigation is underway into the shoplift/theft of the alcohol from a store in Blaine.

December 8, 4:07 p.m.: A resident requested police assistance with calming a developmentally disabled child. The lad had experienced an uncontrollable emotional outburst and caused some damage to his bedroom. Officers were able to de-escalate the boy’s fears, which had resulted from recent nightmares. They also assisted the family with reaching their son’s counselor to coordinate a house call and follow-up.

December 9, 1:43 p.m.: A resident called police to report contractors trespassing on his property. Public works employees and police observed the contractors who were installing underground fiber optic cables. The contractors were on city right of way and had not trespassed. An officer explained to the homeowner that no trespass had occurred.

December 9, 2:30 p.m.: Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Arch port of entry intercepted a Canadian woman in possession of suspected ecstasy and LSD. Blaine police investigated, arrested the woman and booked her into jail.

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