Police Report -- August 05, 2004

Published on Thu, Aug 5, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

August 2:
Officers were dispatched to a 911 hang up call in the 500 block of 12th Street. On arrival officers found an adult male who was celebrating his 18th birthday. The man was sitting with his arms raised as if he was going to be arrested. A check inside the house revealed the birthday boy had been drinking and got mad and punched holes in his mother’s door. He was arrested and booked into the county jail.

August 2:
A citizen filed a complaint alleging a counterfeit check was received as payment for an automobile that had been sold via the internet.

August 1:
Officers were dispatched to a fight in progress at the Chevron Station. The fight turned out to be a verbal dispute between a customer and the clerk over the amount of fuel dispensed. Officers assisted the individuals in reaching an acceptable resolution.

August 1:
A man driving on a suspended Utah driver’s license was contacted as he drove his car backwards, southbound in the northbound lanes of I-5 from near the border to the D Street overpass. When stopped by the police, the driver explained that he had to back up because he would not be allowed back into the U.S. if he left the country. He was cited for driving with a suspended driver’s license. A licensed driver moved his car off the roadway to the nearby motel where he was staying.

August 2:
A 15-year-old teenager had an argument with her boyfriend. He got upset and was arrested after damaging someone else’s property. The girl had left the scene before officers arrived, but she felt guilty and wanted to be arrested too, so she came to the police station and turned herself in for having consumed alcohol. An interview, breath test, and officer’s observations confirmed that the young lady had indeed been drinking alcohol. She had prior arrests for alcohol violations. She was arrested again, processed at the police station and released to a responsible adult.

August 1:
Officer was dispatched to a duty free store on the truck route in reference to a Canadian family stranded there until they could provide proof of employment in Canada. The family had a young son with them and had no place to stay. Employees of the store gave them some money for a room, and an officer provided them with a ride and help in obtaining a room for the night.

August 1:
A B.C. resident drove into the U.S. at the Peace Arch crossing, behind the wheel of a Honda bearing license plates from Ontario, Canada which belonged on a Ford Explorer. The driver had no registration for the vehicle, and no proof of insurance or ownership. He stated he was on his way to a party at a relative’s house. He was found to be an alien with a criminal record inadmissible to the United States. The license plates were impounded for return to the province of Ontario, and he was cited for switching license plates.

July 31:
Officers were contacted by three parents who wished to report their children as missing. While Blaine police officers and border patrol agents were searching for the children, the children returned home.

July 30:
Officers were dispatched to a motel in the 1300 block of Peace Portal Drive where some juvenile tenants were causing problems with other tenants. Officers were told the kids were running around unattended and using foul language towards each other and the other tenants. The children and their parent were located and advised that if the behavior continued charges would be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.

July 30:
Officer was contacted by a citizen who reported seeing another person litter from a vehicle at the intersection of SR543 and H Street. The citizen wrote down the litter bug’s license plate number, and an officer will contact the suspect in this matter.

July 30:
A person in the 1300 block of 4th Street reported that her ex-boyfriend had taken her truck key. The person wanted her truck key back but did not want to pursue criminal charges.

July 30:
An officer responded to a noise complaint in the 1300 block of Peace Portal Drive for the second time and discovered the manager and another tenant were yelling at each other. Both parties were given disorderly conduct warnings.

July 29:
A resident in the 1800 block of H Street complained about two aggressive dogs which chased him, his wife, and eight-year-old grandson back into the house. The officer contacted the neighbor and the pets were secured. A citation was prepared for the prosecutor’s review.

July 29:
A Customs and Border Protection employee reported the railroad crossing arms had been down for an extended period of time on Marine Drive, with no train in sight. A signal specialist was contacted who later arrived and remedied the problem.

July 29:
An officer responded to an irate tenant call and discovered the manager and a tenant had yelled at each other and disturbed other tenants in the 1300 block of Peace Portal Drive. Both parties were given disorderly conduct warnings.

July 28:
A person complained about a transient sleeping in a city park. The transient was advised of the rules concerning sleeping in parks, and he decided to move along.

July 28:
A person came to the police department after seeing a car back over a street sign in the 700 of Harrison Avenue and drive away. Officers found the car and interviewed the driver, who explained he thought he had just hit the curb and did not see the sign.

July 27:
Officers responded to an activated fire alarm at a four-story building in the downtown business district. An employee there had nearly caused the genesis of a second sun in our solar system when the atoms of her super-heated breakfast apparently collapsed and fused while inside a microwave oven. The smoke from the event caused a fire alarm to activate and employees to evacuate. Fire department personnel investigated, mitigated the melt-down, and allowed employees to return to work in the building a short time later.

July 27:
A Blaine Harbor employee observed an old rusty shotgun on a boat, easily accessible from the dock. An officer contacted the employee and retrieved the shotgun for public safety. It was released back to its owner a short time later, with instructions to better secure the weapon.

July 27:
Report of a dog-at-large in the 400 block of F Street. Officers found the dog nearby, but, dog-gone-it, the dog would not respond to the officer’s commands. He (the dog) did not appear to be aggressive and the humane society was contacted in reference the complaint.

July 27:
A U.S. citizen was denied entry to Canada at the Peace Arch port because of his felony criminal record. When he returned to the U.S. port of entry, a CBP inspector found that he was in possession of a personal use amount of marijuana. Blaine police arrested and cited the man for the offense.

July 27:
Report that someone had dumped several truck loads of concrete onto a vacant property in the 2400 block of Bell Road. Officers have obtained a description of a dump truck that might be involved, and the investigation is continuing. Information was shared with building and codes department.

July 27:
Officers were dispatched to the Northwoods Motel to take a theft report with a known suspect. The stolen property was recovered at the home of the suspect. Items involved included two DVD movies, two Play Station games, an Ozzy Osbourne CD, a CD player and a Hustler magazine. Statements were obtained from the victims and investigation continues.

July 26:
A mother in the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue reported that she could not find her five-year-old daughter after 20 minutes of searching her home and neighborhood. The child was found hiding under her bed in her own home.