Police Report -- December 04, 2003

Published on Thu, Dec 4, 2003
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POLICE REPORTS

December 1:

Officers responded to a verbal domestic dispute in the 600 block of A Street where one party was apparently hallucinating and assisted the residents. The couple settled their dispute before police left. Officers responded again later that evening. On arrival, they determined that the argument was verbal and there had not been a crime. Both parties agreed to stay away from each other for the night. Two rifles from the residence were impounded for safekeeping.

November 30:
Officers responded to an anonymous report of a noise complaint in the 300 block of Alder Street. On arrival they had difficulty determining which of the apartments was making the most noise. They started by quelling a domestic dispute in one unit, before finding and settling down the group in another apartment which had probably caused the original complaint.

November 29:
Complainants reported that a transient was pestering customers near a business in the 1700 block of H Street. Officers found that he was trying to get a ride to friends in another part of the county. He accepted a ride half way there.

November 29:
A resident reported receiving a threatening message over the phone. This is an ongoing case with the same suspect. Officer was able to make phone contact with the suspect: an adult man who is already wanted in connection with a previous act of domestic violence. The man denied making the threatening phone calls, and also declined to reveal his location or to come to the police station.

November 29:
Officers responded to an unruly customer at a business on 12th Street. The customer had become upset over new procedures at the business. The business wanted the subject to leave. Subject left voluntarily, but was still disgruntled over the new procedures.

November 29:
Report of a possible DUI at the Peace Arch port of entry. Officers contacted the possible suspect. The suspect smelled like a brewery after partying last night, but was found to be sober.

November 28:
Report of a possible utility pole fire in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive There was no fire, just a reflection of what appeared to be a blaze.

November 27:
A U.S. Customs inspector intercepted an impaired driver at the Peace Arch port of entry. A Blaine officer investigated the incident, arrested the driver, and cited him to Blaine Municipal Court. The driver�s vehicle was impounded and the driver was given a ride to Canada Customs.

November 27:
A Blaine resident reported that he had not spoken to his adult son for a couple of months, and he was concerned for his safety. The son does not live in the Blaine area, but officers made some public record inquiries and learned that he was apparently safe, albeit in jail, in another part of the state. The father was given this information.

November 26:
Officers saw a person driving in the 1400 block of Bayview Avenue that three weeks prior had a suspended license. Officers ran a check and found out it was still suspended. The car was stopped and the driver arrested. The driver was issued a citation and released. The vehicle was impounded.

November 26:
A store employee called police after a transient took up residence in the company�s bathroom in the 1500 block of H Street. The transient explained he�d been denied entry to Canada and was waiting for a friend to come from Canada: meanwhile he was trying to get out of the cold. He was given a ride to the bus stop so he could go to a shelter for the night if a friend did not show up.

November 26:
USCG requested officers check to see if a boat was in the Blaine Harbor. USCG had received an emergency signal from the boat and needed to verify its whereabouts. Officers confirmed the boat was in the harbor and that no one was on the boat. USCG was advised of the officers findings.

November 26:
Blaine fire department personnel arrived at an aid call to find a man acting strangely, complaining of leg pain and begging for narcotics in the 1700 block of H Street. Officers assisted at the scene to keep the medics safe until the patient was under control and transported to hospital.

November 26:
A person complained about a weekly advertising paper being delivered to her house in the 600 block of C Street. She does not want the paper and had tried to get the publisher to discontinue delivering it, but someone kept depositing it on the caller�s property. Officers left a message with the publisher, asking for contact so that the problem can be resolved without issuing a littering citation.

November 26:
A couple returning to their home in the 1100 block of Mitchell Avenue late in the evening observed a man who appeared to be looking in the windows of their house. Later, from inside the home, they saw the man again, looking in at them through a bedroom window, and they called the police. Blaine police and US Border patrol units converged on the area. They did not find the suspect, who was described as being under 25 years old and wearing dark baggy pants and a dark hooded sweatshirt. They did locate a footprint beneath a window. Officers provided extra patrol in the area.

November 25:
Officers responded to the Blaine post office after an elderly man collapsed there. The victim, who was in poor health, passed away while being attended to by the responding paramedics.

November 25:
A school administrator observed a former student on the campus, in violation of a no trespass order which had been issued to the 14-year-old, prohibiting him for being on school property. The parents of the suspect are being contacted, statements from the witnesses obtained, and a report on the violation was forwarded to the juvenile prosecutor.