Police Report -- May 26, 2005

Published on Thu, May 26, 2005
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May 23: Officers responded to a Blaine residence for a reported verbal domestic complaint in the 700 block of A Street. Officers determined that female was yelling at her boyfriend over the telephone and using profanities. The individual was advised of the complaint and agreed to stop disturbing her neighbors. No further police action was taken.

May 22: A mother called police to report that her 16-year-old son was on probation and in possession of suspected marijuana. An officer contacted the mother at the home, who pulled a small plastic bag from her son’s pants waistband. The witnessing officer awoke the boy and placed him under arrest. Charges will be forwarded to the prosecutor for possession of marijuana and the probation officer will be advised of the incident. The marijuana was booked into evidence.

May 22: Blaine officers responded to a mutual aid request to assist a Whatcom County sheriff’s deputy, who was responding to a report of a man screaming in the 8200 block of Percy Road. The 17-year-old Blaine resident was found trying to force his way into a stranger’s home. The individual appeared to be exhibiting signs of illegal drug usage and refused to cooperate. Due to the person’s combative tendencies, he was transported to the hospital by the deputy for a medical evaluation and treatment.

May 22: While on patrol, an officer observed a distraught female crying and waving her arms, walking west in the 1700 block of H Street. The 25-year-old female was contacted and advised the officer that she had a verbal argument with her father and that he had made her exit the car about three miles east of Blaine. Officers escorted the female home and insured that there would be no further problems. After verifying that the argument had been verbal in nature and that the female would be safe for the night, officers cleared with no further action.

May 22: While on patrol an officer observed an individual standing at a window of a residence in the 600 block of A Street. The person began running away as the officer’s vehicle slowed. A foot check of the area revealed the person hiding behind a nearby bush. When questioned, the person had no reasonable explanation as to why he ran and hid, but explained he was standing at the window talking to a friend. Officers cleared without further incident.

May 21: While on patrol, an officer observed five people walking south on 6th Street. When the individuals saw the police vehicle, they all ran. One of the runners, a 16-year-old female resident was located hiding in her backyard and was contacted by the officer. She supplied the name and phone number of one of the other people that had ran. Officers called the phone several times, but to their surprise none of the calls were answered or returned. The other individuals apparently ran into Canada and the RCMP was notified and responded to the area. It is unclear why the other four people fled to Canada, but officers believe they may have been in the United States illegally.

May 20: Blaine officers were called to assist the sheriff’s office by contacting a malicious mischief suspect, who was heading for Blaine after leaving the scene. Officers observed the suspect riding a bicycle down the middle of the roadway in the 1600 block of Peace Portal, as he was weaving and yelling out obscenities. The investigating deputy arrived and contacted the individual. During the contact, the 36-year-old Blaine resident became hostile and assaulted the deputy. He was quickly arrested for assault third and booked into the Whatcom County Jail.

May 20: A Blaine resident in the 200 block of 15th Street called to report that her DVD player had been taken from her residence sometime during the day. When the officer arrived to take a theft report, the reporting party stated that her boyfriend had borrowed the DVD player and had just returned it. The officer cleared with no further action taken.

May 20: Officers received a report of a domestic assault that had occurred the previous night. The adult victim contacted an officer and provided a written statement concerning the alleged assault. The 59-year-old suspect was contacted by police. He was interviewed and was issued a criminal citation to appear in Blaine Municipal Court for assault fourth/domestic violence. Officers assisted the victim by providing a civil stand by while she removed personal belongings from the residence.

May 20: Blaine high school officials called to report a simple assault that had occurred between two students on school campus. The assault stemmed from a verbal argument over an uninvolved male student. The 16-year-old female victim received minor injuries to the face and head. Statements from the witnesses were obtained and the incident will be forwarded to the prosecutor for review and prosecution.

May 19: An officer was dispatched to check on the occupants of a residence after the 911 operator received a hang up phone call from the 700 block of Elm Street. The officer found a verbal domestic dispute in progress between a mother and an adult son. The son agreed to go to a friend’s residence and both calmed down.

May 19: Officers received a report of cows on the roadway in the 1000 block of Odell Street. The cows were located and the owner was contacted. The animals were safely re-united with their owner and were escorted home.

May 19: Officers were advised aid was responding to an unconscious, non-breathing female who may have overdosed on drugs. Officers arrived and performed CPR. Medics continued patient care and they later advised officers that the individual had expired. Family members were notified of the death, and support personnel were called in to assist. The immediate cause of death is undetermined and an investigation will follow with the Whatcom County medical examiner’s office.

May 19: A parent contacted police when he learned his juvenile son had been assaulted at the school by other students, while the boy was trying to break up a fight. The parent was upset that the police had not been called to investigate the assault when it had occurred. The parent met with school administration and was able to resolve the matter, and he declined to pursue criminal charges. The 14-year-old victim received minor injuries and school officials have taken disciplinary action against the aggressors.

May 18: Officers learned that a person was violating a court ordered anti-harassment order by contacting a small child listed as a protected party. The individual was arrested and issued a summons into Blaine Municipal Court for violating that order. The child was removed from the respondent and was placed with another family member.

May 17: During traffic enforcement patrol an officer observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign in the 1100 block of Mitchell Street. The motorist was stopped and contacted for the offense. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in violation of several traffic offenses. The 34-year-old resident was cited into Blaine Municipal Court for failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to show proof of insurance and failure to have an ignition interlock installed as required. A report will be referred to the prosecutor’s office for review of a suspended license violation.

May 17: A Blaine business employee called to report a transient eating from the business’s garbage container in the 1700 block of H Street. The employee was concerned for the person’s well being and gave him some cookies. An officer contacted the individual and offered him assistance in getting a ride to the Lighthouse Mission. All assistance was declined. The business declined to pursue trespassing charges.