Police Report -- July 28, 2005

Published on Thu, Jul 28, 2005
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July 23: A Blaine officer assisted a WCSO deputy with a traffic stop on Blaine Road. The deputy requested assistance because multiple occupants were in the vehicle, more than one of whom had warrants. The officer provided cover for the deputy until an additional WCSO unit could respond and then cleared without incident.

July 23: An anonymous person reported seeing someone in the parking lot of a local business in the 1300 block of Boblett Street who they felt was acting suspiciously. The person was contacted and officers discovered he was attempting to find the “truck crossing” so he could pick up his friend who had just crossed the border. Officers cleared the call after giving the person directions.

July 23: While on patrol an officer was flagged down by a teenager who reported there was a boy at the Blaine skatepark who was intimidating younger skaters by flashing a knife. The officer contacted the 14-year-old boy and confiscated the knife, after discussing with him the potential consequences of his actions and warning him about future such conduct.

July 22: A father of a 15-year-old boy in the 600 block of A Street reported he was having trouble with his son and requested police assistance. The son reportedly threw apples and did not pick them up when asked to do so by his father. The son left the area prior to the arrival of an officer and was not contacted.

July 22: A citizen reported the disappearance of his Samsung camera phone. At the time of the initial report it was unknown if the phone had been lost or stolen. The victim later discovered multiple unauthorized calls had been made from his phone. Possible suspect information was provided to police.

July 22: Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of C Street, regarding a residence that had been spray painted on the inside. Upon arrival officers located the point of entry to the vacant residence and found clues that led them to two juvenile suspects. Officers contacted the juveniles in question and both confessed to the crime. The pair, ages 12 and 13, were arrested and transported to Juvenile Detention in Bellingham

July 21: Officers received a report of people digging into the shoreline banks at the beach in Semiahmoo. The complainant was concerned the activity might further erode the hillside, causing it to slide. An officer contacted the individuals who stated they were not aware there were houses above them and agreed to stop. No further action was taken.

July 21: Officer was dispatched to a two-car accident on private property in a parking lot in the 1700 block of H Street. When the officer arrived he found one of the involved vehicles had left the scene without exchanging proper identification with the other driver. A suspect license plate was provided by the victim, and officers will be attempting to contact the suspect regarding the hit and run.

July 21: Officers responded to the Peace Arch Port of Entry for a narcotics violation. A 50-year-old Olympia resident was arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Charges will be pending with the county prosecutor’s office.

July 21: A person called to report that her daughter had been kicked out of a residence at which she was staying in Blaine and was wandering around with nowhere to go. The house at which she had been staying turned out to be her aunt’s house. The aunt locked the 17 year-old out of the house when she refused to comply with her aunt’s rules. An agreement was mediated and the teen ended up going home with another relative.

July 20: Officers responded to a report of a domestic order violation in the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue. Officers contacted the respondent listed in the order in an upstairs bedroom at the residence. The man was arrested and booked into the Whatcom County Jail for violating the court order.

July 20: Officers were advised of a suspicious person who had knocked on the doors of several Blaine residences on Mitchell Avenue and requested entry. The man was claiming that someone was out to get him. Officers contacted the Mount Vernon man on the back porch of one of the complainant’s homes. He was ultimately taken into custody by border patrol agents for immigration reasons.

July 19: A U.S. Customs official reported there was a man taking pictures of a federal building in the 400 block of Harrison Avenue. The man was located and it was determined he was a real estate agent checking available property in the vicinity of the building in question.

July 19: While on patrol an officer observed a subject driving in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive who was not wearing his seat belt. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was contacted. An investigation revealed that the owner of the car had switched the vehicle license plates and did not have vehicle insurance. The plates were seized and the driver was issued several infractions.

July 19: Officers responded to a report of a car on fire in the 500 block of E Street. While fire department personnel were extinguishing the fire, an officer was contacted by a woman who related she had just been assaulted. She reported the man who had been driving the now burning car had approached her and touched her inappropriately. The 47-year-old man was arrested for indecent liberties, intimidating a witness (as he threatened her while being arrested) and resisting arrest. He was also arrested on an outstanding Blaine Municipal Court warrant. He was transported and booked into Whatcom County Jail.

July 18: A resident reported a man had shot an air gun in her vicinity while she was walking in the 300 block of D Street. She gave a description of the man but declined to press charges. The man was located and warned about such activity.