Police Report -- September 29, 2005

Published on Thu, Sep 29, 2005
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September 25: Officers were dispatched to check on the welfare of a child after a neighbor reported observing what he perceived to be unnecessarilly physical discipline by one of the child’s parents. Responding officers spoke with the child and both of the parents and determined the discipline was within the limits of the law.

September 24: A business reported a customer lighting fireworks in the parking lot of a gas station in the 1500 block of H Street. An officer contacted a man who explained he had merely destroyed a few fireworks prior to attempting entry into Canada. The man (a tourist from Connecticut) was warned about fireworks laws. He had no remaining fireworks, and officers cleared without incident.

September 24: Officers were asked to check on the welfare of a man after his niece reported he had not arrived at her house as scheduled. Officers contacted the elderly man at his residence and learned he had fallen and could not get to the door. Officers had to force their way into the house and called aid personnel to assist the injured man. Officers secured the house, and the man was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

September 24: Officers were dispatched to the Cost Cutter parking lot where a store owner was fighting with a man who had stolen items from his store. The 40-year-old suspect was arrested for shoplifting and possession of a dangerous weapon.

September 24: An adult male, adult female and their juvenile son were arrested by United States Border Patrol at the Peace Arch port of entry as illegal aliens. It was later determined at the USBP field officer that the husband was in violation of a Skagit District Court domestic violence no contact order by being in the company of his wife and son. There was also a Skagit County District Court misdemeanor warrant for the husband for two counts of domestic violence assault. Skagit County sheriff’s office was contacted but the warrant was not confirmed. Blaine police officer cited the man for a violation of a no contact order. He remained in the custody of USBP for continued deportation proceedings.

September 24: A motorist reported a possible DUI driver traveling northbound on I-5 near milepost 275. An officer spoke to the driver when he stopped to get gas in Blaine. The man was tired, but he had not consumed alcohol. The man was advised to rest before continuing.

September 23: While conducting foot patrol of the downtown business area, officers found an open door at a closed business. Officers were unable to secure the door and a responsible party could not be located. A note was left for the business owner advising him of the situation and asking him to notify the police immediately if it appeared anything had been stolen from the business.

September 23: The Blaine high school administration advised police they had a verbal confrontation on school grounds with an ex-student who had threatened several teachers while there. Police were contacted after the subject left school property. Case under investigation.

September 23: Officers were dispatched to a report of a physical domestic dispute in the 900 block of Pearl Street. Following an investigation, officers arrested an adult female for assault domestic violence and resisting arrest. The 53-year-old woman was booked into Whatcom County Jail.

September 23: Officers responded to a verbal (dispute) in the 900 block of Harrison Avenue. It was determined that no crime had occurred. One party agreed to leave the residence for the rest of the day to collect herself. Officers cleared with no further action taken.

September 24: Officers were asked to assist NWFRS personnel in getting an elderly, uncooperative patient onto a gurney so she could be transported to the hospital. Assistance was provided.

September 22: An officer was dispatched to a report of an adult female who was outside a local store in the 1700 block of H Street and was yelling about someone who was out to get her. The woman was gone when officers arrived. An officer did see someone leaving the area who matched the description of the woman and who was known to have mental health issues. The officer attempted to contact that woman at her home, but she was not located.

September 22: An Everson, Washington, resident crossed into the United States from Canada by way of Peace Arch Park. While the 44-year-old man was being detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents, it was discovered he was in possession of suspected hashish and a smoking pipe. A Blaine officer placed the man under arrest. He was cited for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and was released with a court date.

September 21: A resident in the 9700 block of Allan contacted police regarding a suspicious call she received in her home. The resident stated someone had called and asked her for her bank account number to verify her bank information. The resident wisely refused to give out the information, and the caller hung up.

September 21: Officers responded to a 911 call for a verbal domestic dispute. A woman was contacted and reported she had exchanged heated words with her daughter. The woman decided to handle the matter by contacting her daughter’s probation officer and scheduling a meeting. No further police action was requested.

September 21: A citizen reported the theft of several construction tools from a job site in the 5300 block of Canvasback Loop. The tools were stolen from a building that was left unsecured. There is no suspect information at this time.