Police Report -- August 21, 2003

Published on Thu, Aug 21, 2003
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POLICE REPORTS

August 17:
When a person went to check his mail in the 800 block of Alder Street, he saw a person dressed in black running from the area. Extra patrol was provided to the area, but the suspicious person was not located.

August 17:
Officers received a report from Canada Customs that they were refusing entry to two occupants of a California plated pick-up truck, because they believed the driver of the truck was impaired. This truck was towed back to U.S. Customs, where a Blaine officer contacted the two occupants. It was determined the passenger was not impaired and did have a valid driver�s license. The pair were allowed to leave, with the passenger behind the wheel.

August 17:
A person in the 1300 block of Boblett Street reported that her purse had been stolen. Within a few minutes of stealing the purse, the suspect started using her credit cards. Her bank was notified and the case is under investigation.

August 16:
Officers were dispatched to a report of trespassing in the 500 block of 11th Street. During the investigation, an officer found what appeared to be a burglary/malicious mischief which had occurred at a vacant home which the trespassers had entered. Investigation is ongoing at this time.

August 16:
Officers were dispatched to a report of a person urinating in public in the 300 block of Clark Street. The caller said the man was relieving himself next to his truck, a short distance from her residence. Officers contacted the person who said he was shopping at garage sales and could not wait to get to a restroom. Officers advised the man that charges for lewd act would be sent to the prosecutor for review.

August 16:
Complainant in the 1500 block of Bayview Avenue reported her daughter stole $500 from her purse and later admitted it. Officer located the daughter who also implicated her brother as helping her take the money. Officer arrested the daughter and son for theft, 2nd degree and recovered all the clothes the kids had purchased with the money. The 13-year-old female and the 16-year-old male were booked into the juvenile detention facility.

August 15:
Officers received a call of a dispute at a business in the 100 block of SR543. Officers arrived and discovered a good samaritan was refusing to let an intoxicated person get behind the wheel of his vehicle. Following a confrontation with the officers, the subject was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. The man provided a breath sample and upon seeing the results, agreed with the officers that he had too much to drink to be driving.

August 15:
A man reported someone unlocked his vehicle in the 300 block of Marine Drive, removed a Browning 22-250 rifle, which was hidden under the driver�s seat, ammunition and an Alpine CD player. The suspect left a crowbar in the car. The incident is under investigation.

August 14:
Officer received a report of a female transient in the 600 block of Peace Portal Drive who was yelling at people and asking for cigarettes. Officer contacted the female and advised her of the laws against panhandling. She said she understood and would not do it again.

August 14:
A 17-year-old boy in the 500 block of 12th Street became enraged at his mother for not giving him a larger allowance and punched five holes in the drywall in his bedroom. His parents asked a Blaine officer to document the incident and to forward it to their son�s probation officer.

August 14:
An apartment manager in the 1600 block of Runge Road observed two non-residents dumping a large quantity of trash into the apartment complex trash bin. The manager confronted the men and recorded the driver�s license number of the vehicle before the man drove off. A Blaine officer traced the license, contacted one suspect and had him recover his trash from the bin. The suspect apologized to the manager and agreed to reimburse the management for the extra pick-up charges from prior incidents of illegal trash dumping.

August 14:
A resident in the 2200 block of Sea Side Drive reported he was assaulted in his home by two of his wife�s cousins. An officer investigated and contacted the suspects by phone. The suspects came to the police station and admitted punching the victim. The two were arrested and cited to Blaine Municipal Court for assault in the fourth.

August 13:
A business in the 1700 block of H Street reported an abandoned vehicle on his property that he believed was stolen. RCMP confirmed the vehicle had been stolen from Burnaby, B.C. Vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

August 13:
Officers were asked to contact a resident in the 500 block of F Street who was hearing multiple voices in his head and seeing angels and/or devils. The resident was in the care of his mother and was not in any immediate danger. He was referred to his family doctor for treatment.

August 11:
A business in the 300 block of Peace Portal Drive found an obscene message left on their answering machine. Officers went to the house from which the call may have originated and found it vacant. Investigation continues.

August 11:
A business in the 600 block of 14th Street called police to report a homeless man who was hiding in some bushes. Officers spoke to the man who was waiting for the bus. He said he would try not to scare anyone while waiting.

August 11:
The police were dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of A Street in reference to a physical domestic dispute. A 23-year-old male subject was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail for assault in the fourth degree.