Police Report -- November 22, 2001

Published on Thu, Nov 22, 2001
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November 16: A clerk reported a suspicious man who refused to leave the store in the 1500 block of H Street. Blaine police contacted the man and advised him of the complaint. The man said he would not return to the store.
November 15: A U.S. Customs inspector intercepted an impaired driver at the Peace Arch POE. A Blaine officer investigated the complaint, arrested the driver, and impounded the driver’s vehicle. The driver was cited to Blaine municipal court.
November 15: A citizen reported a check that was stolen from his home in Birch Bay was forged and cashed at a bank in Blaine. The case is under investigation.
November 15: A citizen reported two young boys playing with what appeared to be a handgun in the 800 block of Alder Street. Officers contacted the boys and discovered it was a toy gun that had the orange safety tip removed. Officers discussed firearm safety with the boys.
November 15: Officers responded to an attempted suicide in progress in the 700 block of H Street. Officers were able to take a knife away from the adult male while the 911 operator was talking to him. An ambulance transported the man for evaluation.
November 15: A resident in the 1600 block of Runge reported finding their vehicle had been broken into during the early morning hours. Items valued at $1,200 were taken. Officers located two additional vehicle prowls in the area. There are no suspects at this time.
November 14: Blaine police specialists spoke to Department of Corrections regarding a suspicious male officers had contacted. They learned the man was a probation violator. DOC issued a warrant. He was arrested without incident and booked into jail.
November 14: Officers assisted the department of transportation by providing traffic control after a semi spilled glass on the roadway.
November 14: An officer stopped a vehicle in the 700 block of H Street for speeding and discovered the driver was suspended. The driver was cited for speeding and arrested for DWLS/3rd. He was released with a mandatory court date. The vehicle was impounded.
November 14: An individual in the 1200 block of Hughes reported a neighbor had left their garbage outside and the rats were getting into same. A building official contacted the owners and notified them to clean up the garbage.
November 14: During a criminal traffic investigation at the Peace Arch POE, a switchblade knife was found. The owner said it was only used as a utensil while camping. Officers impounded the knife and forwarded the report for review.
November 13: A citizen of Burbank, Washington requested assistance in identifying a person who was to receive a money transfer in Blaine. The money being transferred had been unlawfully withdrawn from the complainant’s account. The suspect did not show up.
November 13: An officer assisted a citizen by providing a Salvation Army voucher so she could purchase propane for a source of heat to keep her children warm.
November 13: Officers responded to a domestic violence call in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive. Officers arrested a man for domestic violence and malicious mischief. He was booked into Whatcom County Jail.
November 12: A citizen requested police assistance after locking himself out of his bedroom. Officers were unable to open the door without breaking it. Officers suggested alternative methods of gaining entry to the room.
November 12: A person was arrested on a warrant for reckless endangerment, deferred revoked.
November 12: An individual was issued a criminal citation with a mandatory court appearance after officers confirmed possession of marijuana at the Peace Arch POE.
November 11: An officer received a report of the theft of two flags and the desecration of another that were hanging above a business in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive. The case is under investigation.
November 11: Officer received a theft report of a diamond ring that been taken from a residence in Semiahmoo. The case is under investigation.
November 11: Officers responded to a welfare check in the 500 block of F Street and determined a domestic violence assault had occurred earlier that morning. Officers arrested and booked a female for assault and outstanding warrants.
November 10: Officers were dispatched to the Peace Arch POE for an individual in possession of a fraudulent driver’s license. Officers investigated and cited the driver for NVOL, use of fraudulent license, and no insurance.
November 10: An officer assisted the fire department at H and Terrace Street by providing traffic control at a residential fire. No one was injured and the fire was rapidly extinguished.
November 9: An officer stopped a vehicle in the 2700 block of Peace Portal Drive for an equipment violation and discovered the driver had a suspended license. The driver was also in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The driver was cited and released.
November 9: An abandoned mountain bike at Cost Cutter Foods was taken to the police station for safekeeping.


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