Police Report -- February 03, 2005

Published on Thu, Feb 3, 2005
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POLICE REPORTS

January 31:
A citizen reported observing one vehicle hit and run an unattended car in the 1700 block of H Street. Officer was able to make contact with the victim vehicle who said there was no damage to their vehicle. They did not wish to pursue the matter.

January 31:
Dispatch reported Border Patrol Agents were chasing a suspected drug smuggler on foot in the 9400 block of Semiahmoo Parkway. Blaine officers responded to assist. Agents caught and arrested the man who was carrying 100 pounds of suspected marijuana.

January 31:
Officers received a report that a fence, a trailer, and a truck were spray painted with black paint in the 500 block of C Street. Officers located the nine-year-old suspect and his parents.

January 31:
Officers were dispatched to the Blaine Municipal Airport after an aircraft made an emergency landing and blocked the runway. Both the British Columbia pilot and his Canadian registered aircraft were unharmed during the landing, which occurred after the plane’s engine failed. City employees assisted in removing the aircraft from the active runway.

January 30:
Officers were advised that the fire department was responding to a person in the 500 block of 8th Street who had their hand shut in a door. Officers arrived and interceded in a verbal dispute that erupted after the injury and the mishap had only been an accident. The injury was minor and officers cleared when everyone agreed to calm down and get along.

January 29:
Complainant reported a person was begging for money on his property in the 1500 block of H Street. Officers arrived and met with the person and advised him of the laws regarding panhandling. The transient decided to move on.

January 29:
Dispatch reported the fire department was en route to a residence in the 400 block of F Street where a three-year-old boy had fallen down and was semi-conscious. Officers arrived and assisted the child until the fire department personnel arrived and treated the youngster.

January 29:
A person reported finding graffiti written on the wall at a church in the 500 block of G Street. The graffiti appeared to be written in pencil and it was quickly cleaned up.

January 29:
Officers received a report of malicious mischief to a fence in the 500 block of F Street. The owner said sometime during the past week somehow one of the boards on the fence was either pulled down or had blown down. Officer did not see any damage to the board and noticed the boards were glued together. It does not appear a crime was committed.

January 29:
Officers stopped a car in the 1700 block of Peace Portal Drive for failing to display valid license tabs. The driver claimed to have a valid license but the state of Idaho’s computer disagreed. The driver’s Idaho license was suspended. Officers also learned the driver had given a false middle name. He was arrested for driving on a suspended license and was warned about the consequences of lying to the police. The man and his passengers were all provided with courtesy rides to other locations.

January 28:
Officers were dispatched to the 9900 block of Winged Teal Court to intercede in an escalating verbal domestic dispute between brothers. The matter was settled by separating the pair. One of them was provided a courtesy ride to another location.

January 28:
A resident in the 900 block of E Street reported her unlocked van had been prowled through sometime during the night. A small amount of change was missing. No damage to the vehicle was reported. The owner reported that she would be locking her vehicle from now on.

January 28:
A citizen in the 9800 block of Harvery Road called 911 after hearing two people screaming at each other. The noisy parties were contacted by officers, who found that the argument was only verbal. They were warned about disorderly conduct.

January 27:
A citizen contacted the police in reference to finding property in Lincoln Park. Two backpacks containing wet clothing and slugs were transported out of the park and placed in a dumpster.

January 26:
A person reported seeing a lawn chair underneath a window at a vacant house in the 1000 block of Mary Avenue. There was concern the chair might have been used to illegally gain entry into the house through the window. Officers checked on the house and found it to be secure. There was no evidence that entry was attempted. The chair was moved to another spot in the yard.

January 26:
A woman and her baby became stranded in Blaine after her husband was arrested at the border. She asked for help in finding a place for them to sleep. The woman was from out of state and had no money to get a hotel room. She tried contacting her family in her home state, but they also had no money to help her get a room or to get back home. The woman was provided with a voucher to pay for a hotel room and follow up is being conducted to try and obtain further assistance for the pair.

January 26:
Dispatch advised officers of a suspicious vehicle with three occupants parked in the parking lot of a closed industrial business in the 100 block of 4th Street. Three males were contacted, and one stated they were getting rid of marijuana residue before entering the Canadian border. No residue was found and none of the subjects showed signs of drug use. They were released and advised of Washington state laws on the possession of marijuana. Officers then cleared without further incident.

January 25:
A resident in the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue reported that a young neighborhood girl repeatedly comes to his front door and contacts him. The girl is a stranger to the man. The man asked that police speak to the girl and her parents in an effort to stop the contacts. The man is concerned for the girl’s safety with regard to contacting strangers. An officer identified the girl and spoke to her mother about the matter. The mother will address the problem with her daughter.

January 25:
Dispatch advised officers of an intoxicated male waiting at the Peace Arch port of entry requesting transportation to the nearest detox center. The subject was provided a courtesy ride to the nearest facility in Bellingham and officers cleared without any further incident.