Police Report -- March 24, 2005

Published on Thu, Mar 24, 2005
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POLICE REPORTS

March 22: Officers received a report of a man acting in a suspicious manner in the area of Marine Park. The man was contacted, and it was learned that he was living out of his vehicle. He was counseled about the law prohibiting camping in the city park.

March 21: Officer received a report from a concerned citizen who observed what he thought was either a kidnapping or a domestic dispute in progress in the 200 block of D Street. The citizen followed the car to a residence and notified police. An officer contacted an adult female at the residence who started yelling at the officer and accusing him of harassing her. No crime was admitted or found following the investigation.

March 20: A USBP agent notified a Blaine officer of a highly intoxicated female on a sidewalk. The woman was having difficulty walking. Officers contacted her and determined she had just left a local bar. Officers provided the female with a courtesy ride to her residence. Report forwarded to liquor control.

March 20: Officers were dispatched to a blocking collision on SR 543 at H Street. A northbound car had stopped for the red light and then proceeded to make a right hand turn on a red light. He turned into a semi truck that had a green light. No one was injured but the car was destroyed. The driver of the car will be issued infractions by summons.

March 19: Officers were dispatched to a business in the 1700 block of H Street where employees were trying to detain a person for shoplifting. The suspect was initially struggling with the employees, but he calmed down and cooperated with the employees until officers arrived. The man admitted to the officer that he had stolen food items and he was arrested for shoplifting. The 22-year-old also had two warrants out for his arrest and was booked into jail.

March 18: While responding to a vehicle theft report officers were flagged down by a customs agent. The agent informed officers he had observed two truck drivers in the middle of SR 543 yelling at each other, and it appeared they would start fighting. Officers checked the area, but were unable to find the truck drivers. Officers spoke to a couple of drivers who stated one driver was upset with the other for cutting in line.

March 18: A citizen reported his girlfriend’s brother in-law was chronically driving by his house in the 1400 block of Mitchell Street screaming obscenities. Officers spoke to both parties involved and they agreed to stay away from each other.

March 18: Officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving on and off of the roadway in the 1500 block of Garfield Avenue. The driver was contacted and found to be DUI. After being advised that she was under arrest, she refused to cooperate with officers and was physically combative. The driver was arrested for DUI and resisting arrest. She was later released to friends. Her vehicle was impounded.

March 18: A person called police when they saw several juveniles on the roof of a house in the 500 block of 11th Street. The reporting person said the juveniles were drinking and smoking. When officers arrived the group tried to run and hide, but unfortunately for them they ran right into the arms of waiting officers. All three, ages 16, 17 and 18, were arrested for MIP. The 18-year-old was also arrested on warrants and given a ride to Tacoma where he was booked into jail on a domestic violence warrant.

March 17: Officers were contacted by a woman who said her 10-year-old daughter was missing from school. She said the child was not at the grade school when she arrived to pick her up. A search for the girl was initiated immediately. The girl was located at the Boys & Girls club a short time later.

March 17: The school asked officers to check on the welfare of a small child. The five-year-old girl was supposed to be picked up by her parents and was to wait in the office until they arrived. The girl left the office without being seen, and school employees were uncertain if her parents had picked her up. There was concern that she may have walked off campus by herself. A search was conducted, but the child was not located. Officers were unable to reach the girls’ parents, but did speak with another adult who lived at the same residence. He had not seen the family that afternoon, but he was positive the parents would have called police if their daughter had not been there when they arrived to pick her up. He left a message for the parents to call police when they returned

March 17: Business employees in the 500 block of Peace Portal Drive asked officers to witness them trespassing a transient from their property. The man was scaring customers and disrupting their business. Officers witnessed the trespass warning and advised the man he would be arrested if he returned. He agreed to leave the property.

March 16: A BCBP inspector intercepted a driver who was in possession of three Ecstasy pills. A Blaine officer investigated the incident and booked the suspect into the Whatcom County jail.

March 16: Officers received a report of a motor home that had been parked on Semiahmoo Parkway for over a week. The reporting person was concerned that perhaps the occupant(s) had taken ill or were in need of help. An officer checked on the vehicle and found no one around and no evidence of suspicious activity. A check of the vehicle revealed it was not reported as stolen.

March 16: Officers responded to a possible fight in progress at a hotel in the 300 block of Alder Street and a report that breaking glass was heard. Officers spoke to several people and determined one guest had gotten out of control. The man who allegedly broke the glass had already left the area and police were unable to speak with him. Hotel management requested the remaining people in the room leave and they agreed to do so.

March 15: Two people from Texas were denied entry into Canada and were referred for a secondary inspection when they returned to U.S. customs. Materials for creating bank drafts were located during the inspection and Blaine police were called to investigate. The case was referred to the U.S. Secret Service.

March 15: Officers responded to a report of a car vs. pole accident in the 1500 block of Yew Avenue. The car had drifted off the roadway and struck an electrical pole, temporarily knocking out power to the local area. The driver and a passenger suffered minor injuries and were transported to the hospital for evaluation. The driver was determined to have been drinking alcohol and was cited and released for DUI under 21 years of age and MIP. One of the passengers had also been drinking and an MIP charge will be submitted to the juvenile prosecutor.

March 15: A driver in a passenger car collided with the rear of a Ford F3 pick-up which stopped at an intersection in the school zone. The pick-up was pushed into a Ford R10 pick-up causing minor damage. The car’s air bag activated on impact but no one was hurt in the three car accident. An officer investigated the incident and issued a citation to the driver of the car for following to closely.