Police Report -- October 21, 2004

Published on Thu, Oct 21, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

October 18:
Officers responded to a single car accident in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive after a resident veered across the road in front of oncoming traffic and drove into a tree. It is believed the 74-year-old driver suffered a possible stroke, resulting in the accident.The driver was in serious condition and was transported to the hospital by medics.

October 18:
A resident complained about young children who were playing on her property in the 700 block of G Street and refusing to leave. The juveniles had already left the area when police arrived. The officer provided extra patrol to the area.The complainant was advised to call back if the children returned, so officers could identify them and notify their parents of the problem.

October 18:
Officers responded to a possible domestic disturbance in the 200 block of D Street. After speaking with family members it was found that one party was suffering from dementia-like symptoms. An officer spoke with the couple’s adult daughter who said she would take her parents to the doctor for proper medical care.

October 18:
A patient used a false name to obtain controlled prescriptions from a doctor. An officer investigated the incident and prepared a report for the prosecutor to review.

October 18:
An officer received a complaint from a woman who said her estranged husband called her at work and harassed her. The complainant said she was considering obtaining a protection order. An officer documented the incident and took no further action at the request of the complainant.

October 17:
A complainant in the 600 block of E Street reported her daughter, who had been grounded, had left the house without permission. The 12-year-old returned home an hour and 20 minutes later.

October 17:
Complainant in the 900 block of Harrison Avenue reported a tree branch had broken off her tree in the backyard and struck the power line leading to her house from the power pole located in the alley way. Complainant reported the power to her house was still on, but didn’t know how long the power line would hold up. Officer notified the light department and asked the owner to make sure no one went into the back yard until the light department arrived.

October 17:
A resident in the 500 block of 10th Street reported he was outside when he heard what sounded like several gun shots down the street from his home. Officers arrived and attempted to locate where the noise came from, without success.

October 17:
WCSO deputies asked for mutual aid at the scene of a large juvenile drinking party in the 8100 block of Custer School Road. Several teenagers were being disorderly and on the verge of fighting with sheriff’s deputies at the scene. Blaine officers arrived and assisted in bringing the group under control. At least one of the detained kids admitted that he was being purposefully abusive and obstructive to a sheriff’s deputy ‘to see how much he could take.’ Information was passed on to the deputies for their reports.

October 17:
A complainant reported hearing the sounds of music coming from a nearby gravel pit. The complainant did not know if a vehicle had entered the pit. Officers and a USBP agent checked the area but no music makers or vehicles were located.

October 16:
A motel employee in the 300 block of Alder Street reported that a California subject rented two rooms and when he and his family checked out the next day, motel staff found that all 15 towels, valued at $55, had been stolen. Under investigation.

October 16:
Officers were dispatched to a reported malicious mischief in the 300 block of Clark Street. They contacted the victim, who showed officers damage to the rear bumper of her car. Someone had used a solvent to deface a bumper sticker, in the process damaging the bumper’s finish. Officer checked the neighboring houses and found no damage to anyone’s property. The bumper will need to be painted or replaced. There are no suspects at this time.

October 16:
Officers responded to a report of a car on fire in the 1000 block of Fir Avenue. Officers arrived and contacted the owner, who had already extinguished the blaze with the help of a nearby truck driver who had a fire extinguisher. No one was hurt. An accumulation of dead leaves under the car’s hood was probably the cause of the blaze.

October 16:
A citizen called to report loud juveniles in a residence in the 200 block of 15th Street. Officers contacted the juveniles and there was no alcohol involved, but a lot of loud music. The teens agreed to turn the music down.

October 16:
While on a traffic stop, officers saw a pickup truck run through a stop sign on wet roads at a high rate of speed in the 1700 block of Peace Portal Drive. Officers were able to catch up to the vehicle, although the driver initially failed to stop. After contacting the driver, officers found that he was intoxicated by alcohol. The 39-year-old Ferndale resident was arrested, processed and released to a family member.

October 16:
A USBP agent discovered a vehicle in the ditch, facing eastbound off the westbound lane of H Street Road. Officers responded and found that the driver was intoxicated. The 40-year-old Blaine area resident was arrested for DUI, processed and released. The vehicle was impounded.

October 15:
Officers were dispatched to a reported verbal domestic dispute in the 1600 block of Runge Avenue. They arrived and spoke to a father and adult daughter who were having an argument. They agreed to quiet down for the night and officers cleared.

October 15:
Complainant reported a person had stolen $180 worth of cigarettes from his business over a two day period. The crimes were captured on security cameras, and the suspect was now outside in the parking lot. Officers arrived, located the suspect sitting in his vehicle and arrested him for shoplifting. Paraphernalia for cooking and injecting drugs were recovered from the vehicle, along with two sealed cartons of cigarettes. The 23-year-old Langley B.C. resident was issued a citation and released from custody because there was no room at the jail.

October 14:
Officers received a report of a person on a bicycle riding around on property that is posted “no trespassing” in the 1500 block of Odell Road. Officers checked the area, but the bicyclist was already gone. A few minutes later the complainant called back to report someone was now trespassing on foot. Officers were at the business at the time of call and no one was seen or located. The surrounding area was also checked with night scopes. No one was found in the area.

October 14:
A person reported hearing two male voices in the area of a vacant residence in the 2100 block of H Street. The caller was keeping an eye on the house while the owners are away. Officers checked the residence and found it to be secure, with no signs that anyone had been near the exterior of the house recently. Officers provided extra patrol to the area.

October 14:
A worker at a business in the 1500 block of Odell Road reported a suspicious delivery driver. Officers contacted the reporting party and the driver and determined there was nothing out of the ordinary. Officers cleared with no action taken.

October 14:
A fisherman discovered someone took his new $200 crab pot from the pier, cut off his ID tags, and put the pot on a boat under a rug. Officers confirmed the pot belonged to the complainant. It was recovered and returned to its owner. The owner of the suspect boat later called the police station and said the crab pot was put on his boat by a deck hand by mistake while he was absent. The crew member allegedly thought it was his employer’s crab pot. The case is under review.

October 14:
Officer was contacted by Border Patrol agents who were out with a man who had walked into the U.S. without clearing customs. The elderly man appeared to have walked into the U.S. by mistake and did not know where he was. The man was able to provide the officer with his address in White Rock. The man was turned over to Canada Customs, who was making arrangements to get him back to his home.

October 14:
An officer received a request for mutual aid at the Pacific Highway border crossing. WCSO and WSP were both busy with other calls and were unable to respond to a report at the POE of a person in possession of marijuana. A Blaine officer responded to the port and cited the 46-year-old male suspect into district court on charges of possession of marijuana.