Police Report -- January 27, 2005

Published on Thu, Jan 27, 2005
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POLICE REPORTS

January 23:
A few people reported three teenage boys were going around ringing the doorbells to several apartments in the 800 blocks of Alder Street. One complainant observed the three young boys run into a house nearby. Officer contacted the three juveniles who admitted to ringing the doorbells and apologized for disturbing the peace. Officer contacted the parent in charge of the boys and notified her of the complaint as well.

January 23:
A man reported he was working down by the marina near Gate 3 when a medium sized brown dog attacked him. The dog bit the man’s boot and pants before he was able to kick the dog off him. The dog ran off without any further incident. The man received a minor injury to his knee as a result of falling to the ground when the dog attacked him. Officers attempted to locate the aggressive dog, but had negative results. Case forwarded to the Humane Society for follow up.

January 23:
A restaurant in the 800 block of Peace Portal Drive reported a customer had run up a $37.40 food bill, and then did not have the money to pay for it. The restaurant owner wanted the person arrested. The 47-year-old man was cited for theft of services and released with a court date.

January 22:
A person in the 300 block of H Street who had just purchased a house found a large number of hypodermic needles. It is believed they were used for legitimate purposes. The needles were taken to the fire department for proper disposal.

January 22:
A woman in the 600 block of Boblett Street reported hearing someone getting into her vehicle, which was parked in her garage. She went out to the garage and found her car door open. She also heard someone running away from the garage. Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. Nothing appeared to have been taken from the car.

January 21:
Officers were advised of a possible domestic dispute in progress in the 800 block of D Street. The person calling said a male and a female were yelling at each other. Officers spoke with all parties and found it was a verbal dispute. The parties involved went to their respective homes to stay away from each other until things calmed down.

January 21:
A Bellingham business employee conducting business in Blaine located a firearm in the bushes just off a city street. The weapon was run through law enforcement databases, and it was not found to be stolen. No registered owner could be located and the weapon was impounded for safekeeping.

January 21:
A woman called to report that her daughter had been let off a school bus in Blaine instead of in Ferndale where they live. The mother asked officers to check a business in Blaine for the teenager. The teenager was located at the business and put in contact with her mother. No further action was required.

January 21:
A 15-year-old girl reported her mother has been physically abusing her. The girl said she did not want to go home because she is afraid of her mother. Officers placed the girl into protective custody. Case under investigation.

January 20:
Officers responded to an aid call where a 71-year-old man in the 1400 block of Peace Portal Drive was experiencing difficulty breathing and was starting to lose color. Officers arrived and monitored the man’s condition until aid personnel arrived. Officers made arrangements for a family member to ride with him to the hospital in the event that he was transported there. Officers then cleared without incident.

January 20:
Officers responded to an aid call where it was reported that an 84-year-old woman in the 400 block of C Street had fallen out of bed and possibly fractured her back. Officers responded to the residence and located the injured woman. They stayed with the woman and monitored her condition until fire department personnel arrived.

January 20:
A man reported his bankcard was used for credit card fraud by unknown suspects. Thousands of dollars worth of out-of-state and foreign country charges were made on the card. The man was referred to the FBI, because of the multi-jurisdictional issues.

January 20:
Officers responded to an alarm at a business in the 300 block of D Street for the third time in the same evening. The building was secure and another false alarm notification was filled out for the business.

January 20:
Officers were dispatched to a fight in the 500 block of E Street, but the details were unknown. Officers arrived and determined a man had been punched when he tried to intervene in a domestic assault. An investigation led to the arrest of a 32-year-old man for DV Assault IV. He was booked into Whatcom County Jail.

January 19:
A citizen reported hearing the sound of breaking glass coming from a construction site in the 900 block of Adelia Street. Officers checked the area; however, due to extensive damage over the years to the same site, officers were unable to determine if any crime had occurred this evening. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate any persons in the area.

January 19:
Officer received a report of a 911 hang up call in the 1300 block of Peace Portal Drive. An officer contacted the manager of the motel at that location who said he was calling to have a person removed from one of the apartments. While dialing he decided to call his supervisor first before involving the police, and he hung up not realizing the police would respond to the hang up. The manager was advised the problem he was having sounded civil in nature, but he could call back if he felt he needed police assistance.

January 19:
A business owner in the 2800 block of Peace Portal Drive reported the theft of a heavy-duty aluminum cart from the side of his building. The stolen property is valued at approximately $2,000. The theft was not witnessed, and no suspects have been identified.

January 19:
A woman requested police speak with her 14-year-old son who left home without permission. She had located her son walking in the rain, and he refused to get into her car. The boy calmed down when an officer spoke to him, and he returned home without incident.

January 19:
A young student found a used marijuana pipe in the playground and gave it to a teacher. The owner of the straw and 3/8 socket improvised marijuana pipe was not located. An officer investigated the incident, found no additional information, and destroyed the pipe.