Police Report -- August 11, 2005

Published on Thu, Aug 11, 2005
Read More Police


August 8: A woman reported to police that her adult son had entered her home without permission while she was on vacation and burglarized it, stealing several items. Case under investigation.

August 8: Officers responded to a report of a woman crying for help in the 900 block of Pearl Street. Officers investigated and found a couple had been involved in an argument. It was determined no crime had occurred. The male half of the dispute agreed to leave for the night so things could calm down.

August 7: A motorist reported a driver was crossing into oncoming traffic in the 900 block of H Street and weaving across the roadway. A Blaine officer stopped the motorist for speeding. The driver was found to be intoxicated and was arrested and cited for DUI. The driver was booked into Whatcom County Jail on an unrelated felony warrant for drug charges.

August 7: Officers responded to an injury accident in the 900 block of 3rd Street. A 71 year old female had struck the curb while riding her bicycle. The woman lost her balance and fell off the bicycle, striking her head on the ground. She was attended to by members of North Whatcom Fire & Rescue.

August 6: A female traveler was denied entry into Canada and became stranded in Blaine late at night. She asked police for assistance. There was no vacancy in the downtown motels and no public transportation. The Resort Semiahmoo volunteered to help and gave the traveler a room for the night.

August 6: A citizen in the 300 block of D Street reported observing two people in a vehicle who appeared to be involved in sexual activity. Officers contacted the consenting adults and determined that no crime had occurred, however they decided to leave the area voluntarily.

August 5: A report was taken after a bird bath was stolen out of a yard in the 800 block of Alder Street. There are no suspects or additional leads to pursue at this time. An officer checked the surrounding neighborhood, but did not locate the missing property.

August 4: A pedestrian reported to the police that kids at the Blaine skatepark were throwing rocks at one another and some of them were going outside the park. Officers checked the area, and found the juveniles involved had left the park.

August 4: A business owner notified police of two individuals in a vehicle behind his business in the 500 block of Odell Road who appeared to be in the throes of passion. The business owner requested police contact the couple and ask them to leave the area. Contact was made and the embarrassed couple eagerly left the area.

August 4: Blaine police received information that a personal use amount of a possible illegal substance was found at a business in the 2200 block of Nature’s Path Way. Officers responded and determined the powder was methamphetamine. Although no suspects have been identified, police K-9 will be conducting a follow up investigation.

August 4: Officers were advised of a vehicle being driven erratically, possible by a person under the influence. Officers located the vehicle and contacted the driver. The 63-year-old Blaine woman had not been drinking, but she stated she had been trying to dry her vehicle brakes after recently washing her car.

August 3: A resident in the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue contacted the police after discovering a houseguest had taken items from her apartment. An investigation was conducted and the case has been processed for charges through the prosecutor’s office.

August 3: Officers were advised of a theft of aluminum from a Blaine business in the 800 block of Marine Drive. Estimated loss was approximately $5,000. There are no suspects or leads at this time.

August 3: Officer was contacted by several juvenile males who reported another juvenile male had pushed over the outhouse at the skate park. Officer contacted the suspect who had already turned the portable toilet back upright and apologized for what he had done. No damage was caused, and the boy was let off with a warning.

August 3: A Blaine resident called police to report unknown persons calling her and pretending to represent a business, demanding her bank account information. The wise citizen did not provide any information to the caller. Police provided her with information on how to protect herself from this type of crime.

August 3: A watch for bulletin was given to officers regarding a stolen bicycle. During a search for the stolen bicycle, an officer located a 15-year-old boy who was riding a bike that matched the description of one that had been reported stolen two months earlier. Some of the parts on the bike had been altered and it had been spray painted, possibly with the intent of disguising it. The bike was confiscated, and the case is under investigation.

August 3: Officers responded to an aid call at the Blaine skatepark for a report of a juvenile male with a possible head injury. Officers monitored the condition of the 10-year-old patient until aid personnel arrived to continue patient care.

August 3: A parent in the 700 block of E Street requested an officer speak to her 17-year-old son who had not been listening to her. The young man was counseled about his responsibilities while living in the family home.

August 2: Officers contacted a man who had called 911 and threatened to commit suicide. The 24-year-old Cheyenne, Wyoming resident made threats to harm himself while speaking to officers. He was taken into protective custody and transported to the hospital for a mental evaluation.

ugust 2: An officer observed a man sleeping on the Hughes Avenue bridge. The officer discovered the 45-year-old man wanted to return to his home in Indiana. He was given a ride to the bus stop, a bus pass, and directions to the Light House Mission.

August 2: Officers were dispatched to a theft in progress at a local business in the 1500 block of Odell Street. Upon arrival officers found a woman inside the scrap metal bin. The woman was attempting to remove stainless steel items. As she did not have permission to be on the property and did not have permission to be removing items, she was arrested. She was issued a citation and was released.

August 2: While on patrol an officer saw a vehicle, which had a large piece of aluminum sticking out of the trunk. Having contacted the vehicle and driver less than an hour before, the officer knew the aluminum did not belong with that vehicle. An investigation reveal-ed the aluminum had been stolen from a Blaine business. The vehicle was stopped by WSP and the driver was detained for Blaine officers following a broadcast to all county law enforcement agencies of a description of the suspect and vehicle. The 38-year-old female driver was arrested for theft in the 2nd degree and booked into the county jail.

August 2: Officers investigated a burning bush in the backyard at a residence in the 300 block of Boblett Street. The bush apparently caught fire after someone put a smoldering cigar in it. The fire department responded and extinguished the fire.

August 1: A woman reported her vehicle had been stolen. The woman had left the area some time ago and left her vehicle parked in a lot behind a local business in the 300 block of H Street. When the woman contacted the landlord of the property to notify him that she would not be returning for some time yet, but was going to have her vehicle moved, the landlord told her the vehicle was no longer there. The vehicle had disappeared months earlier and the landlord assumed the owner had moved it. The vehicle will be entered into law enforcement databases once a signed stolen vehicle report is obtained from the victim.

August 1: A Blaine resident reported receiving a strange telephone call at around 5 a.m. The caller asked for the homeowner by name, but the complainant did not know who the caller was and she made no sense during the conversation. An informational report was taken.

August 1: A person requested a welfare check on one of his family members who is living Blaine. The man had reportedly called a friend and did not make sense during the phone call. The family member and the friend were concerned the man might be having problems with his medication. An officer stopped by the residence and found the man to be in good health and lucid. He agreed to contact the family member to let him know he was ok.

August 1: A business in the 1300 block of Boblett Street reported an unwanted person on their property who was behaving in a strange manner. Officers spoke with the man and asked him to leave, which he did.

August 1: A business in the 300 block of 3rd Street reported an unwanted person on their property in the 300 block of 3rd Street who was acting strangely. Officers spoke with the man who this time requested a ride to a hospital so he could voluntarily commit himself. Officer provided him with a courtesy ride to St. Joseph Hospital ER.

August 1: A business in the 1300 block of H Street reported an unwanted person on their property in the 1300 block of H Street who was acting strangely. Officers spoke with the man and asked him to leave, which he did.