Police Report -- September 09, 2004

Published on Thu, Sep 9, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

September 7:
An officer was on patrol when he observed a vehicle driving in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive without headlights after dark. Officer stopped the vehicle, contacted the driver, and determined that he was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested for DUI, processed, cited and released.

September 5:
A passerby advised officers of a fight in progress behind a business in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive. Officers located the subjects, who had already ceased hostilities. They were counseled to stay away from one another and they agreed to do so. Neither wanted to press charges, and both went home.

September 4:
Blaine PD, USBP, USCG, NWFRS and Whatcom County Medic One responded to report that a sea plane had crashed into Drayton Harbor. Upon arrival officers found that two boaters from Blaine Marina who heard the crash had responded to the offshore site and were bringing the two occupants to shore. The pilots, one an instructor and one a student were evaluated by medics when they got to the dock and found to be suffering from non-life threatening but substantial injuries. They were transported to hospital by ambulance. The plane was recovered from the harbor two days later. Case was forwarded to FAA, who are investigating the cause of the crash.

September 4:
A resident reported seeing a man in a vehicle point a handgun at another person while yelling at him. Officers contacted the combatants and found out the they were friends playing a game, and the gun was a toy. They were juveniles and their parents were notified about their activities.

September 4:
Officers were advised of a vehicle in the ditch in the 8900 block of Shearwater Drive. Officers responded and found the driver was attempting to remove his vehicle. The driver had lost control of his car and ran over a small tree. The driver said the crash happened early in the morning and that he had been stuck there all night. The driver was not intoxicated when the officer spoke with him, but did admit to drinking earlier. Officers called the driver’s parent, who responded to help.

September 4:
A child told his parent that teenagers had thrown sticks at him while he was riding his bike in a city park. Officers searched the park but the suspects, one of whom had blonde hair with pink stripes in it, were gone. The victim was not injured.

September 4:
Officers responded to a 911 hang up in the 300 block of Alder Street. Upon arrival officers met with the extremely intoxicated caller who called because she thought that her son was in jail. Officers helped her determine that her son was just late coming home and not incarcerated.

September 4:
Officers were asked to check on an elderly resident after the 911 operator received a hang up phone call from the residence in the 1400 block of Garfield Street. When contacted the resident related that she had dropped the phone and it must have auto-dialed.

September 2:
While on patrol an officer observed a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road in the 200 block of Marine Drive. He stopped the violator and found that the Ferndale resident’s driver’s license was suspended. The driver last had a valid license in 1993 and had no insurance. Citations were issued for the offenses.

September 2:
A recreational crab harvester reported a theft of two crab pots. He advised he had left the pots in the water at the end of Marine Drive in Blaine, and they were gone when he returned. He was unaware that regulations required that someone remain with the pots whenever they are in the water.

September 2:
Officers resolved a conflict between two school age children in the 800 block of Mitchell Avenue about “whose bike is it.” Both of the kids admitted who the “real owner” was and a parent suggested that no borrowing would occur in the future. The problem was solved civilly.

September 2:
Officers received a report of a female yelling in the 500 block of F Street. Officers made contact with the person and found she was verbally disciplining her children, who were some distance away.

September 2:
Report of a verbal dispute in the 300 block of Alder Street between a recently married couple. Officers responded and found the argument concerned a disagreement over transportation arrangements. The officers transported the wife to the police department where she was provided a bus voucher to Bellingham.

September 2:
A driver of a tractor/trailer rig was issued a ticket for negligent driving after he blatantly drove through a red traffic light at about 40 miles per hour in his semi truck on SR543. The driver did not attempt to slow down, or honk to warn crossing traffic. Apparently the brakes on the rig worked, since the driver was able to stop for the emergency lights on top of the patrol car. The driver was apologetic.

September 1:
An officer investigated a reported burglary to a business in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive. It appeared that nothing had been stolen. Someone used a metal bar to break a window and then forced open a door. The case is under investigation.