Police Report -- July 08, 2004

Published on Thu, Jul 8, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

July 5:
Report of a suspicious person in a residential neighborhood in the 600 block of 11th Street. The man was selling meat from the back of a truck. An officer contacted the man and inquired about his business license. The man did not have a Blaine business license and was asked to stop selling his product. The man agreed to do so and asked for directions to I-5.

July 4:
A person was stopped in the 2400 block of Bell Road for expired license plates. He was found to have no insurance, switched plates, no registration and no driver’s license. He was released after receiving several tickets.

July 4:
Police officers and border patrol agents responded to a reported assault which occurred shortly after the community fireworks display ended. A family reported that while they were bicycling home they were accosted by an adult stranger. The man attempted to fondle a woman in the family and yelled at her. Several officers and agents searched the area but did not locate the suspect. The man was described as a rude intoxicated white male about 40-45 years old with sandy blonde/brown regular length hair, 5'9" and heavy set wearing a tan t-shirt with red on the front, blue shorts and facial hair. The suspect was last seen in the area of 4th and D streets.

July 4:
A person in the 300 block of 8th Street called police when a group of juveniles started throwing firecrackers towards her when she asked them to stop setting them off. Officers contacted the kids and seized their illegal fire works. They were warned about their criminal behavior.

July 4:
Officers responded to a reported grass fire on Semiahmoo Parkway. They found three separate fires along the beach between the county park and the Semiahmoo Resort. Officers conducted traffic control while fire personnel extinguished the fires, which appeared to have been caused by fireworks.

July 4:
A person in the 1600 block of Bayview Avenue complained about neighborhood fireworks, which were hitting their apartment and car. Officers spoke to the person setting off the fireworks, who apologized and put them away.

July 4:
Complainant reported a man violating a no contact order in the 200 block of D Street. Officers arriving on the call saw the suspect trying to hide something, and recovered a loaded handgun with the serial numbers removed. The 19-year-old Blaine man was arrested for the firearms violation and booked into jail.

July 4:
Police and fire units responded to an off-duty police officer’s report of a fire at a neighbor’s home in the 1500 block of D Street shortly after 3 a.m. on July 4. The officer had been alerted to the fire by his family. He called 911 while running to the home, which was engulfed in flames, and forced entry to wake up and rescue the elderly resident. As the homeowner was being helped from the scene, his caregiver managed to escape from the basement. The caregiver suffered some second degree burns and smoke inhalation. While the firefighters were working on the fire a small dog ran out of the house: he was found and reunited with the home owner. Investigators believe that the fire started on an outside wall, and was probably caused by fireworks being set off in the neighborhood.

July 3:
Officers stopped a car on I-5 for several traffic violations. The juvenile driver had no license and was driving under the influence. He was arrested and processed and released to his parents. A juvenile passenger was under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and later released to her parents.

July 3:
Officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of H Street to a report of an adult furnishing liquor to minors. On arrival officers contacted one of the adult suspects who admitted to helping purchase the liquor for the minors. The minors left before police arrived but later came into the station to admit to purchasing the liquor. Charges pending in this case.