Police Report -- August 28, 2003

Published on Thu, Aug 28, 2003
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POLICE REPORTS

August 25:

Canada Customs recovered a wallet belonging to a U.S. citizen under the spare tire of a vehicle entering Canada. The driver claimed no knowledge of how the wallet was in his vehicle. The wallet was turned over to U.S. Customs, and they turned it over to a Blaine police officer. The owner will be contacted.

August 24:
Blaine police K-9 assisted Ferndale police by attempting to track a domestic assault suspect. The team tracked for over a mile, but was forced off the track by a herd of cows. The cows intervention led to the loss of the track, which was subsequently discontinued.

August 24:
A citizen reported being harassed by a neighbor in the 9500 block of Semiahmoo Parkway. As an officer was speaking with the complainant, the neighbor called the police wishing to counter-complain. An informational report was taken and both parties were warned to stay away from each other. They were referred to Whatcom County District Court to pursue further action, such as anti-harassment orders, if they wished.

August 24:
A U.S. Customs Inspector intercepted a traveler from Oregon who was listed as a registered sex offender. The man told the inspector that he did not have permission to travel and had not reported his address. A Blaine officer interviewed the man, documented the incident and forwarded the report to Milwaukee, Oregon police for follow-up.

August 24:
A person reported his storage unit had been burglarized in the 900 block of Boblett Street. Two sanders and a handgun were taken. Total value is $730. The case is under investigation.

August 23:
Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 800 block of Cedar Street and found the driver was suspended in the third degree. Officer also found marijuana and drug paraphernalia, including a knife and hypodermic needle, inside the vehicle. One subject was arrested, cited, and released.

August 23:
U.S. Customs reported two people travelling together at the Peace Arch Port of Entry who has a protection order between them. Officers contacted the pair, and the respondent in the protection order was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail. The other person was released at the scene.

August 22:
A very concerned young lady reported her chubby kitty was missing. A report was taken. The chubby kitty is described as black and white with a green collar and is missing from the area around Vista Terrace.

August 22:
A citizen in the 400 block of D Street reported his elderly mother was missing. The person later called back and advised his mother had returned.

August 22:
Multiple complaints were called into the police department about a transient who was knocking on resident�s doors and requesting money. The man had been denied entry into Canada because he did not have the proper paperwork for his pet. He then became stranded in Blaine. An officer contacted the man and offered him assistance. The man accepted help and he and his dog were given a free ride to the Lighthouse Mission in Bellingham.

August 22:
A person reported a vehicle driving slowly around the hangers at the airport in the 1300 block of Boblett Street. The vehicle left the area. The reporting person was unhappy with the security of the airport. He asked that more effort be placed on keeping the airport gates locked. Information will be forwarded to public works and the city manager.

August 22:
While officer was fueling his patrol car in the 1300 block of Boblett Street he observed a man drop something behind the gas meter of a business next door . When asked what the item was, the subject said, �just some garbage.� An examination of the garbage resulted in the subject being arrested and issued a criminal citation for possession of marijuana under 40 grams. The marijuana he had tried to hide before entering Canada was impounded.

August 21:
U.S. Customs called the police department in reference to a driver who was possibly mentally unfit to drive. The driver was headed home to Seattle, because he was denied entry into Canada. Canada had denied him entry because of his mental state. Officers determined the driver was not a danger to himself or others and he was allowed to leave.

August 21:
A person said they loaned some camping gear to another person a year ago and that person was refusing to give it back. The suspect said it was given to her and she has a witness. Officers told the complaining party they would have to take the issue to a civil court.

August 21:
Child Protective Services informed police they had received a report that a young girl had been raped in the 300 block of H Street some time last year. The case is under investigation.

August 20:
A Bellingham resident reported her employer in the 300 block of H Street was harassing her. The reporting party did not want any action taken at this time, but wanted a report filed for informational purposes.

August 19:
Officers were dispatched to an unresponsive female sitting in a car on 12th Street. It was determined the female was just tired and she was waiting to surprise her husband at his work. Aid evaluated her and found there was nothing wrong.

August 19:
A citizen called the police department to report a transient sleeping in Lincoln Park. Officers contacted and advised him the park closes at dark.

August 19:
Officers responded to a commercial burglar alarm in the 1700 block of H Street. It was determined the alarm was caused by an employee who returned from vacation and had forgotten her code. A false alarm notification was left with the business.

August 19:
Officers responded to a report of a fight in progress in the 200 block of G Street. It was determined that a sister was attempting to recover money from her brother that is owed to her for services rendered. The parties were separated and advised that this was a civil matter.

August 19:
A citizen in the 200 block of Marine Drive called 911 to report his wife was suicidal and had fled their home intending to commit suicide. Officers contacted the female and took her into protective custody. She was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

August 19:
Officers investigated a second degree assault in the 500 block of 12th Street where a parent was struck by his 17-year-old child and threatened with a crowbar. The child had left the area when officers arrived. Probable cause exists for the arrest of the child.

August 18:
Officers responded to a fight in progress in the 1300 block of H Street. It was determined the fight was the result of an ongoing feud. Two of the three parties involved were contacted. One party left the scene prior to arrival. One of the contacted parties was arrested on an outstanding warrant and booked into juvenile detention.

August 18:
A person reported a fight was supposed to occur between some juveniles at Salishan Park at an unspecified time. A general broadcast was issued by radio and frequent patrol of the area was provided for the rest of the night. No fight was observed.

August 18:
A citizen reported an out of control juvenile in the 4300 block of Vista Avenue. Officer assisted the mother with information on how to handle the situation. Mother transported the juvenile to St. Josephs Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

August 18:
Officers responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 700 block of E Street and spoke with a boyfriend and girlfriend who had an oral dispute. One party requested assistance for an unrelated asthma condition. The other party apologized and went home.

August 18:
A citizen reported losing his wedding band sometime between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, August 15 while he was working in the 300 block of H Street. The gold band has diamonds in a zig-zag pattern and is monetarily valued at $800. If you find it, contact police at 332-6769.