Police Report -- April 17, 2003

Published on Thu, Apr 17, 2003
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POLICE REPORTS

April 15:
A person called to report a man lying on the sidewalk near a pick-up truck. Officers found the man passed out on the sidewalk. He had fallen out of the passenger side of the truck while it was parked and was too intoxicated to get up. He was identified and his daughter was contacted. She agreed to take care of him. Officers cleared without incident.

April 14:
Office received a CPS referral regarding a six-year-old girl who had reportedly been abused by her father. An officer interviewed the child regarding her injuries and determined probable cause existed for the father�s arrest. The father was located and arrested for assault of a child in the third degree. He was booked into Whatcom County jail.

April 14:
Officers served a felony warrant out of Superior Court for assault of a child into the third degree. An adult female was taken into custody without incident. One child was taken into protective custody and turned out to CPS.

April 14:
A local business reported an employee being grabbed by a customer while delivering a pizza in the 9500 block of Semiahmoo Parkway. The employee was not injured and said she did not wish to pursue the matter with police. No further action was required.

April 14:
A citizen in the 9500 block of Semiahmoo Parkway reported someone had broken the door on his boat and had entered it without permission. Nothing was taken and damages were estimated at $50. No prints were available at the scene and there are no suspects.

April 13:
Officer was dispatched to a report of someone yelling for help on the roof of the school. Officers arrived and checked the area and found no one around. The reporting person was contacted and said it might have been kids playing in or around the area.

April 12:
Officers assisted U.S. Customs at the Peace Arch POE with a subject who was in possession of ecstasy tablets and a large amount of cash. Subject was arrested and transported to the Whatcom County jail. Contraband was seized and booked into evidence.

April 12:
An officer observed a male in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue who appeared to be attempting to open the door on a vehicle that was parked in a lot of a government facility. When the male saw the officer, he ran on foot. The subject was contacted, determined to be MIP and arrested. While the subject was being transported to the hospital for an evaluation, he became increasingly aggressive and began kicking a window in the patrol car. The subject was booked into Whatcom County jail.

April 4:
A citizen in the 200 block of Cherry Street reported three unknown juveniles throwing eggs at a tent in her backyard. The males fled the area. Officers contacted the males and learned they were playing a prank on one of their friends who was sleeping in the tent. The juveniles returned to the complainant�s home and apologized. The boys assisted in the clean-up and no criminal charges were filed.

April 10:
A USBP agent responded to information about possible smuggling activity at the border and saw a vehicle leave the area at a high rate of speed. A Blaine officer nearby observed the vehicle driving recklessly. It ran a stop sign on 8th Street at D Street in a residential area. Before officers could catch up to the car, it ran another stop sign on 8th and H streets and collided with a private vehicle. The car�s driver and passenger were attempting to leave the scene when officers arrived. Officers arrested the driver for reckless driving and observed 19 pounds of marijuana on the front seat with the driver and passenger. Traffic was diverted around the accident scene for about an hour while officers investigated the crash. Driver and passenger were arrested for felony possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and were booked into jail. Occupants of both vehicles received minor injuries and were evaluated on scene by medical personnel from North Whatcom Fire Rescue Services.

April 10:
A police officer observed a red Geo Storm being recklessly driven southbound on 8th Street. The driver failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection on H Street and collided with a pick-up truck which was westbound on H Street. The two occupants of the Geo and one occupant of the pick-up received minor injuries and were all evaluated at the scene by aid personnel. Both vehicles sustained major damage and the roadway was blocked for about an hour while officers investigated.

April 10:
The Blaine high school reported two windows were broken out. Video tapes are being reviewed on the newly installed surveillance equipment in an attempt to identify the suspect(s). Case under investigation.

April 10:
Officers were asked to check on a possible stolen vehicle at the Peace Arch POE. The vehicle had been stolen in West Virginia and recovered in Alberta, but the vehicle had not been removed from the system as stolen. It was determined that employees of the insurance company were transporting the vehicle back to the U.S.

April 9:
A person had about $275 worth of crab stolen off his boat. The crabs were found on a neighboring boat. While an officer was talking to one of the suspects, it was learned he had outstanding arrest warrants. The man was arrested and brought before the Blaine municipal court judge. The judge ordered him to jail. Officers are still investigating the theft.

April 9:
An anonymous citizen called in the early morning hours to report seeing two juvenile males in the 1500 block of H Street who were acting suspiciously. Officers contacted the males and learned they were walking to a convenience store on their way home from a friend�s house. No crime occurred.

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