Police Report -- December 02, 2004

Published on Thu, Dec 2, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

November 27:
A 26-year-old man from Renton became stranded in Blaine after being denied entry into Canada. He was transported to the bus stop, as he was looking for a ride to return south. It turns out the man had a felony drug warrant for violation of uniform controlled substances act from the Seattle police department. Blaine police were happy to give the man a ride straight to the Whatcom County Jail.

November 27:
A man reported that his 11-year-old son had been slapped in the face by a stranger while walking home from school. The boy had a red mark on his face, but fortunately he was not seriously injured. Officers and border patrol agents searched the area and could not locate anyone matching the description of the suspect. Further descriptions provided by the victim and witnesses have led police to a possible suspect, and the case is under investigation.

November 26:
A driver attempted to cross SR543 at D Street in heavy rain conditions and collided with a car travelling southbound. No one was injured in the accident and there was minor damage to one vehicle. An officer investigated the accident and issued a traffic infraction for failure to yield right of way.

November 26:
Officers were dispatched to a two car collision. No one was injured but substantial damage was done to both vehicles. One car was stopped due to the back up at the border. The driver of the second car did not see the first car was stopped until it was too late. The time of night and the weather conditions were also likely contributing factors. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and a state collision report was completed.

November 26:
Young adults in the 9700 block of Allan Street were having fun with their music too loud causing a neighbor to call the police department in the early morning hours. The party was contacted and advised of the complaint. They apologized for the disturbance and were surprised that it was 4 a.m. A warning for the noise violation was issued. It was also strongly suggested that no one drive home from the party until they were sober; they agreed. Extra patrol was provided.

November 25:
Officers were dispatched to a 911 hang up call in the 400 block of Mitchell Avenue. On arrival officers contacted a husband and wife and found the husband had assaulted the wife during a heated argument. The man was booked into county jail.

November 24:
Officers responded to a 911 hang up call in the 300 block of Pipeline Road. Officers made contact with the occupants in the home and determined there had been a verbal dispute over cigarettes. No assault had taken place and officers cleared with no further action taken.

November 24:
An officer was asked to speak with a construction worker in the 300 block of 8th Street who had plugged an extension cord into a neighboring house. The man had been under the impression that the construction was related to the residence. He unplugged the cord and apologized to the homeowner.

November 23:
A woman called to report her elderly husband, who is suffering from alzheimer’s disease, was missing and possibly en route to Texas. While en route to talk with the reporting party, an officer located the missing man. Husband and wife were reunited.

November 23:
A citizen in the 600 block of E Street reported their neighbors were causing a noise disturbance. Officers determined two parents were having a heated discussion with their juvenile daughter about her grades. No crime was committed, and the family agreed to quiet down for the rest of the evening. No further action taken.

November 23:
A resident walking on the west side of Odell Road said that as he passed a home in the 9300 Block of Odell two large dogs which looked like Rottweilers charged across the street and blocked the sidewalk. The walker waved his umbrella to keep the dogs away from him and backed up. A passing motorist distracted the dogs by parking near them. The dogs returned home and the walker was not bitten. Responding officers gave the pedestrian a ride home. The walker had notified the Humane Society and reported the incident. Officers were unable to contact the dog owner at the time.

November 23:
A real estate agent discovered two abandoned suitcases behind a closed business in the 1600 block of H Street. An officer learned from a relative of the property’s owner that he had abandoned his luggage and entered Canada. The property will be disposed of if it is not retrieved.

November 23:
Officers assisted WSP by trying to intercept a vehicle reported by other motorists to be traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of traffic on the I-5 freeway north of D Street. Multiple officers immediately responded to the area but the vehicle was gone. The vehicle and driver were not identified. No crashes resulted from the event.

November 23:
Officers were dispatched to a fight in progress in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive. Officers found upon arrival that some of the subjects involved in the melee, including the alleged victim, had fled the scene before they could be identified.

November 22:
Officers received multiple reports of malicious mischief where red dye was squirted onto vehicles and buildings. Three vehicles belonging to private citizens, one police cruiser, the outside of city hall and the outside of the Blaine Library were all targeted. An investigation led to the arrest of two boys, ages 15 and 16. The duo, who coincidentally had recently dyed their hair red, were booked into juvenile detention on charges of Felony Malicious Mischief. The total of the damages in the six incidents were estimated at more than $1,500.

November 22:
Officers responded to a 911 hang up call in the 300 block of Alder Street. Officers arrived and discovered a man and a woman had been in a verbal dispute. No crime occurred, and after speaking to officers the pair appeared to be getting along. Officers cleared without incident.

November 22:
Officers were dispatched to a trailer abandoned in traffic in the 600 block of SR 543. The power unit pulling the trailer broke down and was removed. Traffic control was set up around the trailer as to mitigate the traffic hazard. The trailer was eventually removed from the highway.