Police Report -- January 20, 2005

Published on Thu, Jan 20, 2005
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POLICE REPORTS

January 18:
Report of an alarm at a business in the 600 block of G Street. An officer arrived in the area and found the business open. An employee said she had entered the code and that the alarm went “beep, beep, beep.” A false alarm notification will be issued.

January 18:
A person called police to report a dog running loose in the 900 block of Cedar Street. They asked officers to simply speak to the dog owner and explain the leash laws. Officers spoke to the dog owner who insisted his dog was not running loose. The dog owner said it is a neighbor dispute. Officers spoke with the dog owner at length to try and find a resolution to the problem.

January 18:
An unknown concerned citizen called police to report several trucks dumping an unknown substance. An officer determined the trucks were working for the city and were trying to keep areas from flooding. They were moving excess water to an overflow station.

January 17:
Officers responded to an alarm in the 8800 block of Bald Eagle Drive. A pet keeper had forgotten to shut off the alarm prior to entering the house, and she did not have the code to cancel the alarm. Officers were satisfied that the pet keeper had permission to be at the house. She will contact the homeowner to get the code. A false alarm notification will be issued.

January 17:
Officers were dispatched to a duty free store in reference to a small container that was found under a display counter. It contained a small amount of a white powdery substance. An officer brought the container and its contents back to the office and tested it for drugs. The tests were negative, and the remaining powder was disposed of.

January 16:
An officer assisted the Washington state patrol at a motor vehicle accident on I-5 northbound when a driver slid off the roadway and collided with a Department of Transportation light pole next to U.S. Customs. No one was injured in the reportable collision. A state trooper cited the driver for driving too fast in the rain on snow-covered pavement.

January 16:
An officer was asked to assist a mother in obtaining some of her son’s belongings from the residence of his girlfriend. The officer spoke with the girlfriend and the mother and determined the problem was of a civil nature and not criminal.

January 15:
Officers responded to a lounge in the 700 block of Peace Portal after learning that a man visiting the bar had been assaulted without provocation and knocked unconscious by another patron. The attacker fled the scene. The victim was hospitalized for two days with head injuries. Officers are investigating and have identified a suspect.

January 15:
A woman in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive called the police to report a “large angry man” was standing in the front yard of her home and she was afraid to go outside. The man told the responding officers he was angry because his girlfriend had decided to drive to Bellingham with the next-door neighbor in spite of the adverse weather and road conditions. He related that he had not intended to scare anyone; he was just venting his feelings.

January 15:
A woman in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive called to report her son stole her computer. She loaned the computer to him three weeks ago and now he and the computer are nowhere to be found. At this point the incident appears to be civil. If officers learn the computer was in fact stolen criminal charges could be filed.

January 15:
Officers responded to the Peace Arch port of entry when an intoxicated transient refused to leave. Officers assisted the transient by giving him a ride back to Canada where he currently lives.

January 13:
A man attempted to enter Canada driving a car he had stolen in Eugene, Oregon. The Canadian authorities returned the man and the car to the Peace Arch port of entry where he was arrested for being in possession of the stolen property. The man was transported to the Whatcom County Jail and booked for the Class B Felony.

January 14:
A school employee observed a 17-year-old student hand a small box and some money to another 17-year-old student. The employee felt the transaction was suspicious, so he made contact with the students. He determined the box contained a very small amount of suspected marijuana. An officer investigated the incident, and the case will be submitted to the juvenile prosecutor for review.

January 14:
A woman called police when she found out her 15-year-old daughter was staying at a motel in Blaine. The woman did not know the person her daughter was staying with and said she did not have permission to be there. The girl also had a warrant for her arrest for violating court ordered provisions. Officers located the girl and arrested her on the warrant. Officers also determined she had been drinking, and she was arrested for MIP. She was booked into detention.

January 12:
A local bank reported that a customer had cashed a $2,500 check, which was later returned. The check had been written on a closed account. Officers attempted to reach the customer who had cashed the check and the person whose account the check was written on, but were unable to locate either of the parties.

January 12:
A six-year-old child followed her dog out of the house and ended up lost. She contacted a neighbor and asked for help. The neighbor didn’t know the little girl or where she lived, so the police were contacted. An officer was able to reunite the girl with her mother, who lived just up the street.

January 11:
A citizen in the 600 block of H Street reported four people breaking into his car. Officers arrived on scene while the caller was still on the line with the dispatcher. Officers had the victim’s car in plain view and could not see anyone around it, however the caller was still reporting a vehicle prowl in progress. Officers made contact with the reporting party who became uncooperative and appeared to be under the influence. Officers and USBP agents checked the area and were unable to locate anyone. Nothing was taken from the car and nothing appeared to be moved inside of the vehicle.