Police Report -- January 22, 2004

Published on Thu, Jan 22, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

January 19:
Officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of 9th Street after a man there reported he had just received a death threat. On investigation officers found that the problem stemmed from trouble between two teenagers. The person who took the threatening call declined to assist in pursuing the matter criminally. Officers identified the home where the call originated and talked to the adults there. It was a friend of their son who had placed the call. That suspect friend was located; he denied guilt. He and a parent were advised of the felony repercussions of making a threat.

January 19:
Officer was dispatched to a property damage hit and run. Passersby had watched a Shadow Lines company semi run over a stop sign by the post office and then leave the area. Officers found the semi in a parking lot near the border and arrested and cited the driver for hit and run. He was released with a mandatory court appearance.

January 19:
A business in the 300 block of 3rd Street reported a transient had set up camp in one of their bathrooms. An officer responded and found the gentleman fast asleep in a locked stall. He was flushed from the restroom and given directions to his intended destination, Canada. There were no wants on the gentleman, who was en route to Alberta.

January 18:
Officers were dispatched to a domestic dispute between a mother and daughter in the 4300 block of Vista Avenue. The daughter was attempting to get arrested so she would not have to stay at home. She was later taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation. CPS is aware of the ongoing problem.

January 17:
Officers were dispatched to a possible domestic dispute occurring outside a closed business in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive. Officers arrived and found three friends talking loudly. There was no crime and they apologized for the noise. Officers cleared without incident.

January 16:
An officer responded to a business in the 400 block of Martin Street and spoke with an employee who felt threatened by a phone call from an angry customer. The officer contacted the customer who was polite and said that he had not threatened the employee. The customer explained his frustration and said he would seek a peaceful solution to the problem. The matter appears to be a civil customer/business dispute.

January 16:
A Seattle resident reported that they had been contacted by e-mail by a seller offering a CL55 AMG Mercedes Benz for $65,000. The seller requested money be wired to a Blaine bank account and did not provide proof of ownership.The resident checked the vehicle identification number (VIN) the seller supplied with CARFAX and found the $177,900 car was for sale at an Illinois car dealer�s lot. The seller refused to verify the VIN number. No money was transferred to the Blaine bank, reported the possible attempted fraud to Blaine PD, and alerted the Blaine bank of the incident. Officers documented the event and put the reporting party in contact with the Internet Fraud Complaint Center.

January 15:
Officers responded to a fight between a student and another male after school. The victim was a 15-year-old boy; an older teenager approached him, accused him of stealing his watch, then grabbed the victim by the neck and threw him to the ground twice. A passing teacher intervened, and the suspect verbally threatened him too before fleeing the area on foot. Statements were obtained from the victims and a witness, and officers are investigating to identify the suspect.

January 15:
A person reported people illegally dumping old home appliances on his private property on Fern Avenue. Extra patrol will be provided to the area.

January 15:
A passing motorist called 911 to report a pit bull failing to yield right of way to traffic on a bridge on Bell Road. An officer responded but the dog had left the area.

January 14:
Three people reported that an adult male was making inappropriate comments about minor females. The matter was investigated and the man interviewed. No crime had occurred; the man was counseled about the possible ramifications of his behavior and the applicable Washington laws.

January 14:
A Blaine resident came to the police department to turn in a found electronic game device in the 1000 block of Mitchell Street. The property was taken into custody and placed in evidence.

January 13:
Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 30 block of E Street where parents were attempting to control a daughter who was attempting to run away. The teenager was located a short distance from the house. She and her packed bags were returned to her parents.

January 13:
A resident observed two men walking toward the border through private property. A Blaine officer contacted the men and discovered they were local residents who were walking in the woods to observe wildlife. The pair advised that they were out studying nature. They agreed to not trespass while doing so.

January 13:
A Blaine officer assisted the Blaine school district by checking on two students who were absent from class. The school and police work together to locate students who are frequently out of school, to prevent truancy. In this case the officer found that both students were home sick.

January 12:
Officers responded to a 911 hang-up call on 4th Street and discovered medical treatment was needed for an 81-year-old man who had a recent stroke. A Blaine officer assisted fire department personnel with English/Spanish translation. The senior resident was transported to the hospital for treatment.