Police Report -- July 22, 2004

Published on Thu, Jul 22, 2004
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July 16:
Staff members at the Blaine Boys and Girls Club called police when youngsters reported an adult stranger frightened them by trying to talk them into getting into his car in the 600 block of 8th Street. Four girls, aged 10 to 13 reported that they were sitting on the grass at the corner of G and 8th streets in Blaine when a car stopped on G Street near them. The driver opened his car door and got out, then pointed back into his front seat and called to the girls, asking them to come over and help him “find his chicken,’ that had gotten under the seat of his car. The kids did the right thing and instead of going to the car they ran to the closest adult they could find, a staff member at the nearby Boys and Girls Club. The driver did not attempt to follow the girls, and instead left immediately. He was last seen driving west on G Street. Police searched for but did not locate the car. The girls described the suspect car as an older white four door passenger car with silver door handles and Washington license plates. They said that the driver was a older white man (possibly in his 60’s ) with gray hair, wrinkled face, protruding eyes and was not clean shaven. He was shorter and overweight. He was wearing a lighter colored polo shirt and tan pants. Anyone with information on this incident or description is asked to call the Blaine police at 332-6769.

July 14:
During an outbound contraband inspection, a Blaine police officer stopped a car at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) request after the vehicle was turned away from the inspection point. The adult male driver was found to be in possession of a woman’s stolen duffel bag from Oceanside, CA. The Oceanside police department theft report indicated that the victim was not desirous of prosecution but simply wanted her property back. The male was not arrested and was released. At the California victim’s request, an officer mailed her duffel bag and contents back to her. Oceanside police were notified of the recovered property.

July 14:
Officers were dispatched to a business restroom in the 300 block of 3rd Street because a person thought someone was up in the attic looking at people inside the restroom. Officers checked the attic and found no one. It was determined that a combination of the air conditioner and people opening up the other door created some sort of air movement that caused the light tiles to move.

July 14:
A store clerk in the 1300 block of Boblett Street called police after two younger males were asking her questions. They wanted to know when the store closed and if she was alone. Officers searched the area, but did not find them at first. They later spotted the pair, who began running from the officers. Unfortunately for them they ran into thick blackberry bushes and had to surrender. It was discovered that they had attempted entry into Canada earlier in the evening. They ran from Canadian officials for no obvious reason. They were from out of state and said they were trying to go back home. Canadian authorities had seized their car and all of their possessions. The two were trespassed from the business, received a warning from U.S. Border Patrol and were sent walking.

July 13:
Complainant in the 1200 block of 4th Street reported a construction company cleared away some blackberry bushes near his house, which he had been using to pick blackberries. Officer checked the area where the blackberries were located and determined they were on city right of way next to the alley and not on the complainant’s property.

July 12:
Complainant reported a female subject had given her a U.S. $50 bill that appeared to be a counterfeit. The complainant’s counterfeit pen indicated it was. The woman stated she received the $50 bill from the bank when she cashed her check that day. Officer determined the suspect money did come from the bank. The bill was given back to the bank and sent to the Secret Service for verification of its authenticity.

July 12:
Complainant in the 300 block of H Street requested the police remove a male subject who was in his office and was refusing to leave. Officers arrived and asked the male subject to leave, but the man felt he did not have to leave because it was a public office. Officers explained to the man that he did in fact have to leave. The man and his wife left the office without further incident.

July 12:
Complainant reported she was at her closed business in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive counting the money to make a deposit, when she noticed a suspicious male subject walking up and down the sidewalk in front of her business. The woman requested that a police officer stand by while she went to her car with the deposit. Officer arrived and stood by while the complainant secured her business and got into her vehicle.

July 11:
A resident in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive reported someone used his credit card number and ordered a $950 part without his knowledge or permission. The shipper’s verification department confirmed the part was not ordered by the resident and the order was canceled. An officer assisted the resident in documenting the credit card fraud attempt. The report will be forwarded to the police department that has jurisdiction to prosecute the case.

June 28:
Officer received a report of harassing phone calls from the 900 block of Boblett Street. The officer contacted the complainant who said her ex-boyfriend had called her and said something that sounded like a threat. Officer contacted the boyfriend who said he did not make threats and only called her back after she called him. The woman was provided information on how to obtain a no contact order.