Police Report -- October 16, 2003

Published on Thu, Oct 16, 2003
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POLICE REPORTS

October 13:

A resident in the 1300 block of Seaside Drive complained that a neighbor�s car was parked on a city street and was too close to an intersection. An officer spoke to the owner of the vehicle. The owner moved the vehicle and thereby resolved the problem.

October 13:
A resident observed three children removing a sheet of plywood from an open building site in the 1400 block of D Street. The children carried the board to an unknown location and were not located. The incident was documented.

October 13:
A Whatcom County Sheriff�s Office sergeant called the Blaine police to confirm a Blaine warrant for a man who was booked into jail on an unrelated matter. A Blaine officer confirmed the warrant and faxed it to the jail.

October 12:
Officer observed a vehicle commit a traffic infraction in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive. Upon stopping the vehicle, it was discovered that a fight had occurred inside of a local drinking establishment. The driver of the vehicle was trying to get to the back of the establishment to pick up her friend before he was assaulted further. Officers contacted the victim, who refused to cooperate in any type of investigation and refused to pursue charges against the person who allegedly assaulted him. The victim was found to have five warrants for his arrest, but due to jail restrictions he was not arrested.

October 11:
Whatcom County Sheriff�s Office asked Blaine officers for mutual aid in the 3100 block of Haynie Road. They were responding to a fight in progress where two males were beating up a third. Officers arrived and detained the three for the deputy. It turns out they were friends and everything was fine.

October 10:
Officer received a report from a citizen in the 1200 block of Blaine Avenue that someone had taken one of her pumpkins from her yard. The complainant had had numerous thefts from her yard throughout the summer and wanted to report the incident in case the same people were involved. Extra patrol will be provided to the area.

October 10:
Officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 1000 block of Garfield Avenue. It was found that two brothers had been wrestling. The wrestling match was over a brother not answering a call-waiting tone. Both were warned about the domestic violence laws.

October 10:
Officers responded to a call of a possible suicide attempt in the 1600 block of Runge Road. Upon arriving, it was found that a boyfriend and girlfriend had just had a disagreement and had managed to work it out. The comments that had been made during their argument had been misinterpreted by the reporting party. After confirming that everyone was okay, and no one was in danger of hurting themselves or anyone else, officers left.

October 10:
Complainant reported a teenage female had been threatening to kill her because she is dating her ex-boyfriend. Case under investigation.

October 10:
Officers responded to a single party motor vehicle collision in the 4400 block of Blaine Street and discovered an intoxicated juvenile who admitted to drinking and driving. The boy�s father came to the accident scene and had the car towed away from a city electrical pole which had been damaged during the accident. The young man was cited to Blaine municipal court and released to his father.

October 9:
A U.S. customs inspector contacted a level 3 (highest level) registered sex offender who was denied entry into Canada because of his criminal record. The offender was traveling from Eugene, Oregon without notification to his parole officer and/or the offender registration officer. A Blaine officer helped document the event and referred the reports to the proper authorities in Oregon for review.

October 9:
Hay there officer! A passerby called to report what he thought were drugs laying near the door of a closed business in the 200 block of D Street. Officers investigated and found a stash... of hay.

October 9:
A resident reported someone entered a building and removed a $39 prescription medication of Ritilan from her locker. The incident is under investigation.

October 8:
A citizen reported receiving harassing phone calls and visits at work from her estranged husband. She stated her intent to obtain an anti-harassment order and requested extra patrol in the area of her work in the meantime.

October 8:
When a Canadian citizen applied to enter the U.S. from Canada, U.S. immigration officers found he was in possession of a credit card which belonged to someone else and had been reported as lost. Officers responded, contacted the owner of the credit card and destroyed it at the bank�s request. The person possessing it claimed he had once worked for the credit card�s owner and had forgotten to return it.

October 8:
A person was arrested in the 800 block of Blaine Avenue for violating a temporary no contact order and for domestic violence malicious mischief. The person had kicked in the front door of a residence and had communicated with the person mentioned in the no contact order.

October 7:
A person in the 1200 block of Clyde Road called to inquire if there was a law against shooting opossums that were harassing his dog. He was advised of the legal and safety issues involved (including the law against shooting in city limits) and was referred to the Humane Society.

October 7:
Blaine police were investigating a report about a possible recording device inside a bathroom at a gas station in the 1500 block of H Street. The device was actually a room deodorizer. After thorough examination, it was determined that no recording device was installed. The complainant was advised of police findings.

October 7:
A person reported an alleged instance of child abuse in the 7800 block of Blaine Road. It was determined the incident in question had occurred in another jurisdiction, and the matter was given to the law enforcement agency in that area.

October 6:
Officer was dispatched to the primary school to assist school officials in locating the mother of one of their students who had failed to show up after school to pick up her daughter. As the officer was gathering information, the mother arrived at the school. She said she had been in Bellingham and did not know what time school got out.

October 6:
Officers noticed the train was blocking the intersection at Bell Road and Peace Portal Drive. The train was moving, but was causing a back-up. Several drivers committed traffic infractions trying to go around the back-up. One driver was stopped and issued a citation.