Police Report -- February 26, 2004

Published on Thu, Feb 26, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

February 24:
Officer received a report from the crisis center that an adult male was having thoughts of suicide and needed to talk to someone about his problem. Officers contacted the man who agreed to go to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. Officer gave the man a ride to St. Joseph Hospital for a voluntary commitment.

February 24:
A person reported that she suspected an unknown person had slept in her car while it was parked at the curb in front of a business in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive overnight. The car had been left unlocked and it appeared someone had climbed inside and slept. Nothing was taken from the car, but the suspect had vomited inside it. Officers were advised of the problem for patrol purposes.

February 24:
Officers responded to a shoplift complaint in the 600 block of Peace Portal Drive and found the suspects had already left the area. The shopkeeper obtained a partial vehicle license number, and police searched for the vehicle, but were unable to locate it. The suspects, one male and one female, entered the store accompanied by three small children. The group successfully distracted the shopkeeper, allowing them to shoplift clothing items from the store. Merchants are advised to watch for the group and be cautious of people causing disruptions or distractions in their businesses.

February 24:
A resident reported someone removed a small ceramic angel from her front yard in the 400 block of 9th Street and smashed it down the street. The estimated loss is $23. No suspects were seen.

February 23:
A Blaine officer learned a teenage boy missed school because he claimed to be sick. The boy was actually playing outside when his mother went to work. The officer notified the school of the truancy issue.

February 23:
While leaving a dog at large call, officers saw two dogs running loose. While officers were attempting to catch the dogs the owner arrived and placed them in his vehicle. The dogs are at large nearly every day and the owners have been warned. They were advised they would be receiving a citation in the mail.

February 23:
A Blaine school district employee requested a Blaine Officer speak to a few mischievous students who threatened a school bus driver, smoked on the bus, and littered from the bus. The officer contacted the two students, who denied doing anything wrong and documented the events which occurred in the county. The officer advised the children�s parents of the incident. The matter will be handled internally by the school.

February 22:
Officers responded to a physical domestic dispute at a Blaine residence in the 700 block of Elm Street. An investigation revealed a verbal argument had taken place, eventually increasing to physical violence. A female was taken into custody and booked into jail for Assault 4th/Domestic Violence after striking her fiance and throwing a cordless telephone at him.

February 22:
A federal employee reported to police that people were using three trucks to unload merchandise off a rail car. Blaine officers investigated and determined that a rail car containing rice was denied entry into Canada, and the product was being off-loaded for destruction.

February 21:
An apartment resident in the 600 block of D Street called to report a TV in another apartment in the building was too loud. Officers responded and asked the occupants of the apartment if they would mind turning down their TV. They agreed that the TV was probably too loud and agreed to turn it down. Officers cleared without incident.

February 20:
A resident in the 800 block of Alder Street reported a vandalism to her vehicle. All of the car windows were destroyed and the tail lights were smashed out. The car had been keyed and kicked as well. The vehicle sustained heavy damage overall. There are suspects and the case is under investigation.

February 20:
Dispatch reported a 911 hang up at a pay phone in front of a business. Officer arrived and located a group of teenagers near the pay phone booth. One of the young men said he was the one who accidentally called 911. The teen said his friends had taken his cell phone and were not giving it back, so he pretended to call 911. The call went through before he could hang up. He said he was sorry and told officers that he did get his cell phone back.

February 20:
The Whatcom Interagency Narcotics Task Force and Blaine police officers assisted US Customs at Peace Arch Port of Entry with the seizure of eight pounds of marijuana. A teenage Whatcom County resident was arrested and booked into the Whatcom County Juvenile Detention Center.

February 20:
A person in possession of about seven grams of marijuana was issued a citation for the offense at the Peace Arch POE. The person had been en route to the U.S, but was denied entry because of Customs/Immigration laws. The suspect said he would be flying back to Holland.

February 20:
A person contacted police to report a truck driver driving dangerously. They said the truck nearly ran them off the road. Officers spoke with the truck driver who said the person had pulled out in front of them and he had to swerve to keep from hitting the other driver�s vehicle. Lacking a third witness to what occurred, neither party was cited.

February 19:
Officers responded to a 911 hang up call in the 9800 block of Harvey Road. Officers discovered the home owner was simply trying to clean the phone.