Police Report -- November 20, 2003

Published on Thu, Nov 20, 2003
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POLICE REPORTS

November 17:

A driver ran off the road while driving south on I-5, hit an international boundary marker (not the Peace Arch) and rolled over. Blaine fire units responded to initially tend to the victim, who landed in the U.S. Since the poor driving and most of the collision occurred in Canada, RCMP investigated the incident.

November 17:
Officers responded with aid for a man in the 500 block of D Street who was reporting, but apparently not feeling, an ankle injury. Officers stood by with the medic personnel during the patient examination due to the intoxication level of the uncooperative patient. He was ultimately transported by North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Services (NWFRS) to St. Joseph Hospital.

November 17:
A business in the 900 block of Boblett Street reported theft of telephone service. Suspects physically tapped into the company�s phone lines on the outside of their building and ran a line to another premise. Unauthorized long distance calls have been charged to the company. Police have obtained the phone records and identified a suspect. The phone line was disconnected.

November 17:
A resident reported a group of young teenagers in the 500 block of 8th Street causing a disturbance and ringing doorbells in the area late at night, waking people up. Patrol officers in the area did not locate the kids. This is an ongoing problem in the neighborhood and extra patrols were requested.

November 16:
USBP agents took a subject into custody for entering the US illegally. During a pat down, the arresting officers found a small amount of marijuana in the alien�s possession. The subject was cited for possession of marijuana under 40 grams and released back to USBP custody.

November 15:
Complainant in the 1100 block of 4th Street reported neighborhood kids were playing with paint ball guns nearby and a couple of paint balls hit her house. Officer contacted the two kids responsible for the paint balls. The kids were very sorry for what had happened. They apologized to the complainant and said that they would be more careful in the future.

November 15:
Officers responded to a 911 hang up call in the 500 block of D Street. While en route dispatchers were able to get a highly intoxicated man to answer the phone. On arrival, officers found an argument had been taking place between three adult family members over alcohol and probation violations. Officers interviewed the members of the household to establish that no physical confrontation was brewing and cleared the scene. Follow-up reports were forwarded to the appropriate probation officials.

November 14:
A 17-year-old teen was arrested for shoplifting in the 1700 block of H Street and was processed and released after her mother was notified. An incident report will be forwarded to the juvenile court authorities for prosecution. Items taken included elastic bands and acne treatment.

November 14:
A Blaine resident came to the police department and filed a missing person report on his 11-year-old son. The youngster did not get off the bus, nor was he at home. Officers immediately started a search and found the lad being safely supervised at a youth party at a restaurant downtown just several minutes later. Dad forgot that his son was going to be attending a gathering there after school. Officer cleared.

November 14:
A resident reported that he had found a shotgun on Blaine Road. He was driving home empty handed from a hunting trip when he found the gun laying in the road. Officers checked available databases to try and locate the rifle�s owner, but were unsuccessful. The rifle was placed into safekeeping for return to the finder if the owner does not claim it.

November 13:
Officers responded to a noise disturbance in the 600 block of A Street. Reporting party was unsure if it was a fight or a party. It was determined it was a party at an apartment. Officers quelled the drunken revelry, as they had also done the night before. A case report was filed for review of charges against unruly residents.

November 11:
A person on her way to work found a suitcase laying alongside the highway. There was no identification in the luggage but officers were able to track it back to an address in New Jersey. They contacted a relative of the suitcase�s owner and advised them of the find.

November 11:
Officers were dispatched to a report of several teenagers walking in and out of traffic, in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive, possibly displaying gang signs to passing motorists. Four juveniles were contacted. They claimed innocence and were educated about the pedestrian traffic obstructing laws.

November 11:
Complainant reported a boat was parked on the roadway in the 300 block of E Street, which made it unsafe for vehicles travelling on the road. Officers checked and agreed the boat was a traffic hazard. Owner cooperated in moving it off the road.

November 10:
Officers were dispatched to a vehicle fire in a commercial parking lot in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive. Officers arrived and found the vehicle, a camper van, already nearly fully engulfed. Officers controlled the scene until fire department personnel arrived and extinguished the remains of the van. Two nearby vehicles suffered minor damage. The owner and his dog were able to get out of the van without injury.

November 10:
Officers investigated a burglary to and theft from a church in the 500 block of C Street. Musical equipment and electronics were stolen. Under investigation.