Police Report -- July 29, 2004

Published on Thu, Jul 29, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

July 26:
Dispatch received information that a man jumped off a northbound freight train while it was stopped in Blaine. Blaine officers observed the man walking northbound on Peace Portal Drive and determined he was from Trinidad. He was turned him over to US Border Patrol agents.

July 26:
Shortly after midnight a man called 911 and cursed at the operator but reported no problem. Officers responded to the residence in the 300 block of Alder Street that the call had come from, and found a very intoxicated and very nude male caller. He stated that he had not meant for police to respond, but was instead looking for his girlfriend. The man agreed to only call 911 in the future if he had a problem that emergency responders to help him with.

July 25:
A business complained that someone had ordered two pizzas for delivery and gave a false address. When the business contacted the person using caller ID, the person denied ordering the pizzas. Officer contacted the person, and the person denied ordering any pizza. The pizzas were not delivered. The residents of the home were identified and a report taken for informational purposes in case the incident happens again.

July 25:
While on patrol an officer observed a bicyclist strike the curb and bounce off a light pole before landing on the sidewalk in the 800 block of Peace Portal Drive. The officer and other passers-by stopped to render assistance. The officer discovered the adult rider was very intoxicated and moderately injured - the six pack of alcohol bottles he was clutching had apparently helped break his fall. A medic unit was requested and responded, but the man refused to be treated by the fire/rescue personnel. (His actual statement was something to the effect that the medics “should be rescuing old ladies from burning houses and not driving around Blaine harassing people for little things like this”). He stated he would treat himself at home with liquid medicine and signed the medics form confirming that he was refusing treatment for his cuts and bruises.

July 25:
Police officers were dispatched to a possible physical domestic dispute at a home in the 900 block of 4th Street. They found a highly agitated and very intoxicated 26-year-old man bleeding profusely from a deep cut to his arm, which apparently happened when he slammed his fist through two panes of window glass. The man was hostile and tried to run from officers, stating he was tired of dealing with his mental health issues and wanted to commit suicide. Officers calmed him down but he refused to be transported to hospital by medics to have his wounds examined. He did agree to go with officers, and was transported for his injuries and a mental health evaluation.

July 25:
While at the scene of an accident an officer was contacted by a driver who wished to report a vehicle driving negligently on the freeway. Officers located the offending vehicle parked in a gas station parking lot. Two men had exited the vehicle; neither officers or the witness could identify who had been driving the suspect van, although both its occupants were intoxicated. The vehicle was parked, the keys were impounded, and the occupants were released to a friend.

July 24:
Blaine police officer assisted U.S. Customs for a violation of state weapons laws. A man attempting to exit the U.S. into Canada was found to be in possession of a handgun, GPS system, night vision and other tools. He admitted that he was going to purchase illegal narcotics in Canada and utilize his equipment in the process. The equipment was seized and investigation continues.

July 24:
Officers responded to a verbal domestic incident in the 1000 block of Blaine Avenue and found two adults yelling at their vehicle, which would not start. They were advised of the noise complaint and promised to keep their voices down.

July 23:
U.S. Customs contacted two subjects who had been denied entry into Canada. During a secondary inspection, a suspicious checkbook was discovered. Further investigation by CBP inspectors and Blaine police officers showed that the checkbook was stolen. One person was arrested for forgery and booked into the Whatcom County Jail.

July 22:
Officers saw a car parked at a closed business in the 1800 block of Peace Portal Drive. The car appeared to have been stolen. The registered owner was contacted: they said they loaned the car to a relative, did not know how it had gotten to where it was, but they would pick the car up in the morning.

July 22:
A citizen came into the police station after finding a senior citizen who was lost and disoriented in the 1200 block of 4th Street. Officer helped the lady to find her sister’s house, where she is visiting for the first time. Female subject said she had taken a walk and could not find her way back.

July 21:
Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex on Mary Avenue to take a theft report. A teenager reported his sister’s friend “forced her way into his apartment” and took a pair of his sister’s shoes. Officers contacted the suspect and she returned the shoes, although she insisted they were her shoes and had been loaned to the other girl.

July 21:
A woman called police to report that her young daughter had been threatened by three males while she was walking home. The girl said a car pulled up along side of her and the occupants yelled threats and obscenities at her. Officers had a county wide “watch for” broadcast for the suspect vehicle, but it was not located. Three possible suspects have been identified, and the investigation is continuing.

July 20:
A passerby reported a very intoxicated man who was attempting to ride a bicycle in the 300 block of H Street. The cyclist was located, laying in the middle of 6th Street near D Street. An officer provided the man with a ride home.

July 20:
A resident in the 5600 block of Canvasback Loop complained about a neighbor who harasses him by yelling vulgarities every time he passes by. An officer contacted the neighbor, who agreed to refrain from further contacts.

July 20:
Officers were dispatched to check Odell Street after a woman called the police to report being flagged down by a strange man. The caller’s cell phone went dead before any further details could be obtained. The only lone female driver in the area was contacted but said that she had not called 911.

July 20:
Dispatch reported that a female driver had called the police to report she was being flagged down by a young man in the 800 block of Odell Road for an unknown problem. On arrival, the teen reported to officers that he had been assaulted by an adult who had been walking nearby. All parties were contacted and officers determined that an assault did take place, and was provoked by an older teen getting caught throwing rocks at houses, mailboxes, and utility boxes while walking down the street. Follow-up investigation will take place with the property owners; officers found a broken window at one nearby residence that may have been caused by the rock throwing. Charges of malicious mischief and provoking an assault will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.

July 19:
A Blaine resident in the 8800 block of Bald Eagle Drive called to report his daughter was in violation of a court imposed curfew. The man reported his daughter was a few minutes late in getting home due to a blocking train. Information was provided on legal options if a violation occurred.

July 19:
An officer responded to a non-injury, non-blocking accident in-volving a single vehicle in the 1800 block of Peace Portal Drive. The officer discovered a woman had driven into a ditch at a very slow rate of speed. The driver was not injured, and the vehicle was not damaged. The driver was cited for driving alone on an instructional permit.

July 18:
Officers responded to a fight in progress in the 300 block of Alder Street. One person was arrested for assault and disorderly conduct. He continued to resist officers and once placed inside the patrol car attempted several times to break through the partition to get at the transporting officer. As a result, he was also charged with resisting arrest. The person was booked into the Whatcom County Jail. Officers then discovered the man had damaged the patrol car. Additional charges for the damage were added to the list.

July 18:
Officers responded to a call of an intoxicated person harassing pedestrians on Peace Portal Drive. The person was located and advised to return to his home for the night. The person agreed, and officers cleared without incident.

July 18:
A person in the 600 block of H Street reported hearing someone yell something and then what sounded like gun shots. Officers responded and discovered a father had yelled to his children to come in and eat. He then went and started a truck he was working on, and the engine back fired.

July 18:
Officers responded to a report of an out of control juvenile in the 8800 block of Bald Eagle Drive. Officers arrived and found that a verbal altercation had occurred between father and daughter. Officers attempted to mediate an agreement and cleared without incident. No assault had occurred, and no arrests were made.

July 18:
A person in the 500 block of 12th Street called police after a young female asked to use the phone. The girl was crying and said she had been in a fight with her boyfriend. Officers spoke to the 15-year-old girl. She stated the argument had not been physical, and officers found no evidence to the contrary. Officers contacted the girl’s mother and arranged to take her to a friend’s house.

July 17:
Officers responded to an aid call in the 700 block of Grant Street of a female having an asthma attack. Officers arrived and discovered an under-aged person had consumed alcohol and taken prescription pills. The adult that was with her was identified. The female refused medical attention and went home with her mother. Charges will be sent to the prosecutor for review.

July 17:
A person was contacted in a parking area near an open gas station in the 1000 block of Yew Street. The person was lighting illegal fireworks from the parking lot. The fireworks themselves were illegal as well as the time of occurrence. The person was issued a criminal citation for illegal use of fireworks. The fireworks were confiscated and destroyed.

July 17:
Complainant in the 8800 block of Bald Eagle Drive reported her daughter had assaulted her while they were having an argument. Officer determined by talking to the witnesses and the suspect that the 17-year-old daughter had assaulted her mother. The girl was arrested and booked into juvenile detention for assault 4th degree, domestic violence.

July 17:
A person was stopped in the 800 block of G Street for driving a vehicle which had been reported as a total loss, invalidating the registration. The person was taken into custody and issued a criminal citation and released. He was also cited for no insurance and no valid operator’s license. The license plates were confiscated and the vehicle was towed home by a relative.

July 16:
Officers were dispatched to a report of a verbal domestic dispute in progress in the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue. Officers arrived and separated the couple. An investigation revealed an assault had occurred between the pair a couple of days earlier. Officers arrested the primary aggressor in the assault. She was issued a citation and released with a court date.

July 16:
A citizen reported an elderly female walking in traffic on the interstate. Officer contacted the female who appeared to be suffering from dementia. Many people in the community assisted with the attempt to identify the woman, but to no avail, so she was taken to St. Joseph Hospital for an evaluation. As the officer and the woman were arriving at the hospital, the police department reported they had made contact with the woman’s husband. The man contacted city workers while he was out looking for his wife. The woman was ultimately reunited with her husband.

July 15:
An officer was dispatched to check on the occupants of a motel room in the 200 block of Cedar Street after the 911 operator received a hang up call. Officers contacted a woman who was asking for help with finding a piece of lost luggage. She needed help due to a language barrier. Officers and Border Patrol agents assisted the woman, but the bag was not located.

July 13:
An anonymous caller reported that a man who had a felony warrant for his arrest was currently visiting the Blaine area from California. An investigation revealed the man did in fact have a warrant for his arrest for Assault 2nd. The caller did not know the name of the person the suspect was visiting or an address where he might be found. Several attempts were made to contact people associated with the 1992 case which resulted in the warrant, in hopes of locating the man. Unfortunately much of the contact information was outdated, and no one was found who was able to assist in locating the wanted felon.