Police Report -- December 16, 2004

Published on Thu, Dec 16, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

December 12:
Dispatch reported receiving an anonymous call regarding a fight in-volving several people in the 200 block of Martin Street. The fight was supposed to be taking place behind a local motel. Upon arrival officers observed several individuals running into a building next to the motel parking lot. Officers determined one of the people who ran into the building had damaged a vehicle parked behind the motel. An officer located the owner of the damaged vehicle inside the building. The man was highly intoxicated and would not say who had damaged his vehicle. The victim stated he did not want to file a complaint, because he was too upset. Other people in the building were contacted, but all of them said they knew nothing about a fight or how the vehicle became damaged.

December 11:
A hotel guest reported his 15-year-old son missing. The man and his son were guests of a business function at a hotel on Semiahmoo Parkway. The man woke up the following morning to discover his son was not in the room. Officers and hotel security investigated and contacted other guests of the same function. The boy was found in the room of one of the other guests, where he had fallen asleep while watching a movie. Dad and son were reunited.

December 11:
A citizen reported seeing a news brief about a hit and run accident and the description of the fleeing vehicle matched a vehicle that was parked in Blaine. It is not known where the accident occurred, nor the news channel where it was broadcast. The vehicle parked in Blaine was documented in the hopes further information will be obtained.

December 11:
Officer stopped a vehicle in the 1800 block of Peace Portal Drive for a traffic violation. An investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle was required to have an ignition interlock on her vehicle, but she was driving without one. The woman was issued a citation for the traffic infractions and was arrested for not having the required ignition interlock. She was cited and released at the scene.

December 10:
Officers responded to a report of a distraught male in a house in the 500 block of F Street. Officers transported the man to the hospital for an involuntary mental evaluation.

December 10:
A man filed a complaint alleging a woman had kicked the side of his vehicle causing $1,000 in damage. An investigation of the incident led to the arrest of the woman for malicious mischief in the 2nd degree.

December 10:
A person loaned another person monies, and for collateral a title to a camper was provided. The person who loaned the money had never seen the camper, therefore he wanted to report it as stolen. This is part of an ongoing civil dispute between the two parties. The complainant has contacted police several times regarding this matter. He was advised for the fourth time that the issue is civil in nature.

December 9:
Officers were requested to do a welfare check of a child who had not been in school for four days. When officers checked on the child it was determined she was in need of medical attention. Officers took the child into protective custody so she could receive medical treatment. The girl later was released to a family member.

December 9:
Officers received information that a tree had fallen on a car in the 600 block of A Street. When officers arrived they found that a car had left the roadway and struck a tree. No injuries reported. Driver issued an infraction for speeding too fast for conditions.

December 8:
Officers were dispatched to a distraught individual in the 300 block of Alder Street. Officers arrived and transported the subject to the St. Joseph Hospital for an evaluation.

December 8:
A citizen reported the theft of a check from her mailbox. The woman became aware of the theft after receiving a call from a check cashing company in Bellingham. Someone had attempted to cash the check at their business, and they had called to verify the transaction with her. The forged check was not cashed. Based on information from the victim and the check cashing company officers were able to identify the suspect. Officers recovered the forged check and a 31-year-old woman was ultimately booked into Whatcom County Jail on charges of forgery and possession of stolen property.

December 8:
Officer was dispatched to a two car, non-injury, non-blocking accident in the 200 block of SR 543. Officer investigated and found a car had been attempting to make a left turn onto D St. from SR 543, when it was rear ended by another car. One driver complained of neck pain and said she would go to the hospital by private vehicle.

December 8:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers requested assistance in helping an elderly U.S. citizen locate a place to sleep for the evening. An officer assisted the man by providing him a courtesy ride to a local motel and cleared without further incident.

December 7:
Missing/Kidnapped: Reindeer, location last seen: Nikki’s Diner, 1700 block Peace Portal on December 7. Hgt: 6 feet; Wgt: Full of air. Last seen wearing a red and white scarf and carrying a candy cane. Possible destination: North Pole. If located stop and detain for Santa. He is needed for sleigh detail on the 24th.

December 7:
An officer investigated a two-car motor vehicle accident in the 400 block of 8th Street. Several occupants of the vehicles complained of minor injuries, but all of the parties involved refused aid. One driver was issued an infraction for failure to yield right of way.

December 7:
Officers assisted WSP with a possible injury collision that occurred on Interstate 5 just south of milepost 273. The driver of a vehicle had fled the scene on foot. An officer located the driver in the parking lot of a nearby gas station and transported him back to the scene of the collision. The officer then cleared the assist without incident.

December 7:
Officers were dispatched to a 911 hang up call at a gas station in the 1100 block of Peace Portal Drive. Upon arrival it was found that the caller was under the influence of intoxicants and in physical control of a motor vehicle. The driver was arrested, cited and released. He was then provided a courtesy ride to a local motel.