Police Report -- May 27, 2004

Published on Thu, May 27, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

May 23:
Complainant in the 900 block of 4th Street reported her son’s Razor scooter was stolen from her front porch. The scooter is valued at $50 and is described as silver in color with bright blue handle grips.

May 23:
A person reported vandalism to a family car in the 700 block of School Drive. Someone broke the rear window of the car while the car was parked beside an alley. There are no witnesses, suspects or apparent motive. Case closed pending further information.

May 23:
U.S. Customs intercepted a vehicle at the Peace Arch POE displaying stolen license plates. The plates were confirmed as stolen and taken off a vehicle. Case was forwarded to the prosecutor for review.

May 23:
Officers stopped a person for a simple traffic violation in the 2100 block of Odell Road. The driver was arrested for driving on a suspended license. K-9 Yoschi then found a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle, so the driver was also charged with possession of marijuana. The vehicle was impounded with a 30 day hold. The 25-year-old male driver was issued citations and released and was given a ride home by officers.

May 23:
Officers ran a license plate and discovered the registration had been canceled due to a dishonored check. An officer stopped the car and issued the driver a criminal citation. The plate was impounded.

May 22:
Officers responded to the Peace Arch POE for a suspended driver. The 39-year-old male was arrested and issued a citation. Officers then gave the man a ride to a local motel. The man was not the registered owner of the vehicle he was driving, so the car was returned to its owner.

May 22:
A person in the 1000 block of Mitchell Avenue reported his ex-girlfriend showed up on his door step with four other people and made threats to harm him. Officers attempted to contact the suspect, but she was not located. A county wide “watch for” was broadcast for the 18-year-old suspect for DV harassment.

May 22:
A resident in the 700 block of A Street received an annoying phone call on her message machine. An officer attempted to locate the suspect and found the number had been disconnected. Databases were searched and there was no record of the suspect’s phone number. The officer documented the incident.

May 21:
An officer investigated a reported cold burglary to an apartment in the 1000 block of Mitchell Street. The matter was determined to be civil - a break-up between boyfriend and girlfriend. Both parties were warned that further unauthorized entries into each other’s new bachelor domiciles for property recovery may result in burglary charges.

May 21:
U.S. Customs reported they were questioning a 17-year-old female who was reported as a missing person and was traveling with an adult male subject. An investigation revealed the male subject was in possession of explicit pictures of a minor. The 28-year-old man was taken into custody and booked into Whatcom County Jail. The girl was placed into protective custody.

May 21:
While speaking to a person arrested for a driving offence, officers learned that a domestic violence order had been violated in the 700 block of Elm Street. Officers attempted to contact the suspect, but she had left the area. Officers will forward charges for the prosecutor to review.

May 20:
Officer made a social contact with a person walking from near the border. While talking with the subject, he volunteered that he was a Canadian citizen with prior arrests in the U.S. for drug charges. A U.S. Border Patrol Agent was contacted and it was determined the man had entered the US illegally. USBP took the subject into custody.

May 20:
A child called 911 and then hung up. Officers responded to the residence and learned that the child’s parents had been in an argument. Officers determined the dispute had been only verbal in nature.

May 20:
A business owner in the 300 block of Martin Street reported someone broke into the dollar bill changer and took dollar bills and coins valued at $400. The damage to the machine was estimated at $500. The machine was dusted for fingerprints, and the damage was documented.

May 20:
A man in the 300 block of Boblett Avenue reported an aggressive labrador charged across the street and headed for his poodle. The labrador’s owner retrieved his pet and there were no injuries. An officer contacted a 14-year-old boy and learned his eight-month-old dog had gotten out from behind the fence while he was watering the lawn. The young man said he would make sure the incident was not repeated.

May 20:
Officers received a report of a suspicious person who was on Marine Drive and was looking for a car. An officer contacted the man, who said he was heading for Russia via Alaska. He said he was supposed to pick up a car at the harbor, but had no verifiable information regarding whose car he was supposed to be picking up. The officer suggested that he continue on his journey and the man left the area.

May 19:
A merchant in the 300 block of D Street reported a customer pumped $32 of gas, presented two credit cards which were declined and then left without paying. An officer contacted the customer and learned that he intended to return and pay his bill in the near future. The officer will check with the merchant to see if the late payment has been received and complete the follow-up investigation.

May 19:
A person entering the country at the Peace Arch port of entry was referred for a secondary inspection. During the inspection it was found that the driver’s Arizona license was suspended. During an impounded inventory of the car, a small amount of marijuana was found. The person was issued citations for possession of marijuana and DWLS. The car was impounded.

May 19:
A landlord complained about a tenant who was served with an eviction notice and then threatened the landlord. The tenant complained the landlord was entering apartments without permission. An officer has been assigned to follow-up on the complaints.

May 19:
An officer made contact with the driver of a vehicle that had expired plates. The driver was found to be driving with a suspended license. The driver also could not provide proof of insurance. He was cited for no insurance and DWLS 3rd degree and released with a court date. The vehicle was released to a licensed driver in lieu of impound, because there were young children in it.

May 19:
An officer was provided information that a Blaine resident was driving on a suspended driver license. The officer observed the suspect driving a vehicle in a business district and stopped it. The driver was arrested, cited and released for driving while license suspended 3rd. The vehicle he was driving was impounded.

May 18:
Complainant in the 700 block of C Street reported her black Mongoose BMX bike was stolen from her house. The bike is valued at $150.