Police Report -- December 11, 2003

Published on Thu, Dec 11, 2003
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POLICE REPORTS

December 8:

Officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 700 block of A Street. Officers determined there was no burglary, but rather a civil dispute between a landlord and a tenant.

December 8:
A customer reported a man was sleeping in a restroom in the 300 block of D Street. Blaine officers contacted the man and learned he was keeping warm until the bus arrived. He was advised of the complaint. He left the restroom, and there were no further complaints.

December 7:
Officer was advised of an intoxicated male walking along Peace Portal Drive. Officer contacted the very intoxicated man who did not know his house number but did know his street. Officer gave the man a ride to the street, where he was able to identify a residence. Officer contacted the home owner to make sure the man the location was right.

December 7:
A driver made a wrong turn and ended up at the Peace Arch port of entry. His intended destination was Bellingham. The driver had no ID, and Blaine PD was notified. The driver�s employer was contacted to pick up the driver and the company vehicle.

December 7:
A person called police to report a speeding vehicle in the 4400 block of Sweet Road. He followed the vehicle until officers were able to stop it. He was warned about speeding himself. Officers will review the report to see if charges are warranted.

December 7:
A set of parents in the 4300 block of Vista Avenue called police when two of their children left without permission. The juveniles were mad because they did not want to help clean the house. The juveniles were returned to the house, and the laws were explained to them.

December 7:
A man reported he had been unable to contact his mother-in-law via phone for the past three days, and he requested officers check on her welfare. An officer contacted the woman and advised her of the family member�s concerns. She agreed to contact him and tell him she was okay.

December 6:
Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in progress in a parking lot in the 1700 block of H Street. While en route, officers received information from dispatch that the incident had escalated. Officers arrived and detained one suspect who had tried to leave the area. Further investigation showed that no crime had actually occurred, and that the incident was verbal only. The suspect was released and turned over to U.S. Border Patrol who arrested him on charges of their own. Officers cleared without further incident.

December 6:
Officers were dispatched to a possible domestic dispute in the 700 block of A Street. A person had called 911 and then laid the phone down. Dispatchers could hear two people yelling at each other. Officers arrived and investigated the incident. It was determined that the female party had been the primary aggressor. She was arrested and booked into jail.

December 5:
A U. S. customs inspector contacted a male driver who presented an altered B.C. driver�s license as proof of his identity as he entered the U.S. The young man confessed to changing his birth date on his license so he could gain access to drinking establishments in British Columbia. A Blaine officer investigated the incident and prepared a non-traffic criminal summons for misuse of a drivers license. The case has been transferred to the prosecutor�s office.

December 5:
Report of a possible illegal alien who had hired a taxi to travel south. The taxi was contacted on I-5 and the illegal alien was taken into custody by border patrol. The illegal alien paid for his taxi fare prior to his free ride in a patrol car.

December 5:
Officers responded to a business in the 300 block of 3rd Street after they reported getting a counterfeit bill. Officers spoke with the elderly couple who passed the bill to the clerk. Officers believed the couple were victims and had no criminal intent. The bill will be sent to the U.S. Secret Service for processing.

December 5:
Officers saw two Blaine students walking away from the school moments before school started. They said they forgot something at home. One was allowed to run home, and the other was sent back to school. Officers watched both students return to the school.

December 4:
A citizen in the 600 block of A Street called 911 and asked for help. Officers responded and determined that a couple was having an argument. The female called 911 so that the police would take her husband for a involuntary mental health commitment. Officers explained that they could not do that. Both people agreed to stay away from each other for the rest of the night.

December 4:
Officers responded to a report of an unconscious male in the 300 block of Cherry Street. Upon arrival the male was found to be conscious and officers stood by with the patient until aid units arrived.

December 3:
A Semiahmoo resident reported a person hunting ducks (with a shotgun) from a kayak in Drayton Harbor near residential homes. An officer immediately responded and observed the hunter for a period of time. The hunter never fired and appeared to be just outside of the city limits. The hunter was hunting during the legal season. Fish and wildlife was notified of the complaint. Officers will attempt to contact the man at a later time and request that he hunt farther away from the new homes.

December 3:
Officers assisted U.S. Border Patrol in identifying four subjects who were acting suspiciously near the international border. The people were determined to be U.S. citizens and not apparently tied to any criminal activity.