Police Report -- July 10, 2003

Published on Thu, Jul 10, 2003
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POLICE REPORTS

July 7:
U.S. Border Patrol had observed two males who appeared to be placing large rocks on the railroad tracks at the U.S.-Canadian border. Officers checked the area and did not see any rocks near or on the tracks. Officers attempted to make contacts with the two parties involved; however, they were in Canada and refused to speak with the officer.

July 7:
A transient male was contacted walking in the 1700 block of D Street. There was a Bellingham Municipal Court warrant for his arrest. The warrant was confirmed and the arrestee was booked into jail.

July 7:
Officers saw a car leaving the area of a closed business in the 2500 block of Bell Road and traveling at a high rate of speed. At the same time, dispatch was advising that a person reported seeing the occupants of the car removing items from the business. Officer stopped the car and detained one adult and one juvenile. Items from the business were located in the car, including computer programs and merchandise bags. They were arrested for burglary and theft and booked into jail. The driver was charged with driving on a suspended license.

July 6:
Several citizens flagged down officers to report a casket in the roadway near Lincoln and Shintaffer. Officers responded and located a casket, unoccupied and partially opened. The casket had various scribblings on the sides and top. Officer waited with the casket until the Whatcom County Sheriff�s Office arrived and then cleared without incident.

July 6:
Officers investigated a one-car unattended hit and run accident in the 9200 block of Semiahmoo Parkway. The driver left the roadway, striking a group of trees and bushes, and then left the scene of an accident. There were no obvious signs of injuries. The vehicle was impounded pending contact with the registered owner.

July 6:
A person reported the theft of her watch, worth $5000, in the 9500 block of Semiahmoo Parkway. Case under investigation.

July 6:
U.S. Customs inspected a vehicle entering the U.S. from Canada and located more than a pound of marijuana. Blaine officers and K-9 Yoschi assisted customs inspectors in the investigation and located Ritalin, a class II controlled substance, in the front ashtray. He was booked into Whatcom County Jail.

July 5:
A BCBP inspector observed several people riding on top of a southbound BNSF hopper car in the 200 block of Marine Drive. Blaine officers assisted the USBP in finding the persons.

July 5:
Officers were requested to check on the welfare of a 15-year-old female in the 1000 block of Adelia Street who may have been involved in a domestic violence situation. The young lady called her mother asking to be picked up, and the mother heard the daughter�s boyfriend yelling, and making threats. Officer checked the boyfriend�s residence and found no one home. Case under investigation.

July 4:
Officers responded to an assault that had just occurred in the 400 block of F Street. After investigating the case, officers found this to be a neighborhood dispute involving fireworks. Case will be forwarded to prosecutor for review of disorderly conduct charges.

July 4:
A small brown dog became frightened during the Fourth of July fireworks presentation and fled to a neighbor�s house for protection on Shearwater Drive. An officer arrived and found a resident who had taken the dog in and given it water, food, and lodging for the night. The animal will be returned to its owner or the Whatcom Human Society if the owner is not located.

July 4:
A resident reported a boy running stop signs on his powered scooter in the 400 block of F Street. Officer contacted the juvenile and his parents regarding the complaint. The juvenile agreed to comply with traffic laws.

July 4:
A Blaine officer was given one pound of marijuana that had been located in the 3600 block of H Street by bail enforcement agents. The agents had observed suspicious activity and ultimately located the drugs in the bushes adjacent to the roadway. The marijuana was booked into evidence for destruction.

July 3:
Officers were dispatched to a report of a person sun bathing on the beach in the nude. The person was right on the international border. Officers contacted the person who was very polite and apologetic. He put his clothing back on and returned to Canada.

July 3:
A person reported that the dinghy had been stolen off his boat in the 200 block of Marine Drive. The dinghy was located at the boat launch. The outboard motor was missing, but the vessel was in otherwise good shape. There are no suspects at this time.

July 2:
A person in the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue showed police a threatening letter left on his door step. The recipient wanted to document the incident.

July 2:
A Blaine resident in the 300 block of H Street reported damage to his vehicle, which is believed to have been the result of a hit and run. It is unknown where or when the damage occurred, but a report was taken for insurance purposes.

July 2:
A parent brought a wristwatch to police that she found in her daughter�s room. The parent was concerned that her daughter may have stolen it. Case is under investigation.

July 1:
A man in the 600 block of D Street reported that a former house guest entered his residence without permission and stole property valued at more than $600. The suspect returned to the crime scene later in the evening and threatened the victim. An officer observed the suspect a few blocks from the victim�s home and captured him after a short foot pursuit. The suspect was booked into Whatcom Jail for multiple felony charges and a Blaine Municipal Court warrant was also served.