Police Report -- June 17, 2004

Published on Thu, Jun 17, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

June 14:
Blaine, WCSO and USBP law enforcement agencies assisted Bellingham police in searching for an escaped arrestee in a rural area on Sunrise Road. A K-9 track and foot pursuit led to the recapture of the escapee.

June 12:
A citizen reported a juvenile had been injured and was standing by a business in the 1700 block of H Street. The 13-year-old was contacted by officers. He said someone had struck him in the back and he was in a lot of pain. Medics were dispatched; they evaluated the teen and found he was OK. None of his young friends would admit to hitting the teen, but they all admitted to roughhousing around. They were counseled about their behavior and about skateboarding in and around the business district. The teen’s parent did not wish to pursue the matter.

June 12:
A person reported a vehicle driving recklessly through a residential neighborhood in the 1300 block of Peace Portal Drive. A vehicle matching the description was spotted by an officer. Upon checking the license plate of the vehicle it was found that the plates were supposed to be expired, however, the vehicle was displaying current tabs. The vehicle was stopped and it was determined that the driver had switched the tabs with a relative’s car. During the course of the investigation, drug paraphernalia was located, resulting in the arrest of the driver. He was issued a criminal citation and released. The license plate with the switched tabs was confiscated.

June 12:
An intoxicated transient caused a noise disturbance near businesses downtown. The suspect was contacted by officers about the disorderly conduct. The transient was looking for transportation out of the area, and officers assisted her in obtaining it.

June 10:
Officers received a report of a driver proceeding the wrong direction on I-5. He was reported to be travelling south in the northbound lanes. A Blaine officer responded and located the driver at the same time as the WCSO and the state patrol, just north of MP 270. The driver had still been driving on the wrong side of the freeway when he was stopped. WSP and WCSO handled the investigation. Blaine officer cleared without incident.

June 10:
Officer responded to a report of kids throwing food items at other kids in the 600 block of A Street. Officer found that a 14-year-old girl had broken up with her 13-year-old boyfriend, so he threw cookies on her door and on the entry way. Officer talked to the two and advised them to stay away from each other until they cooled off.

June 9:
U.S. Customs reported they were questioning a male subject who was in possession of a stolen vehicle. U.S. Customs was also questioning a second male subject who had been driving another vehicle. That vehicle was reported overdue from a rental car company. The second male subject was friends with the first subject, and his personal belongings were in the stolen vehicle. Officer arrived and arrested both subjects for being in possession of stolen property.

June 9:
Complainant reported he was walking through a city park and found over a hundred rocks had been painted along the park trails. Officer checked the park trails and found over a hundred small rocks had been painted bright orange, as if someone was marking the trail so they wouldn’t trip over the rocks. Case under investigation.

June 8:
A complaint was received of a cat that had been struck by a motor vehicle in the 800 block of 4th Street. Upon officer arrival, the animal was found to be critically injured. Officers secured the animal and took it to another location to be euthanized.

June 7:
U.S. Border Patrol reported a male subject in a residential neighborhood in the 200 block of 2nd Street who was shaking a car violently. The subject then got inside the car. Upon arrival, two Blaine residents were contacted. The owner of the vehicle was present. She stated that a male friend was shaking the car while playing with a dog inside. During contact with the vehicle owner, an odor of intoxicants was detected. She was given a PBT prior to driving. The results were well below legal limit, and all parties were allowed to leave.

June 7:
A former resident complained about paying a $75 medical bill for a neighbor’s dog and said the neighbor had not reimbursed her as promised. The former resident requested the police contact the dog’s owner and have her mail $75 to her. The complainant was advised the incident was a civil matter, and the police could not assist her.