Police Report -- October 13, 2005

Published on Thu, Oct 13, 2005
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October 9: A citizen reported her adult son and landlord came by the house and was verbally abusive when telling her that he was going to evict her. No crime had occurred. Report taken for informational purposes only.

October 9: Officers were asked to check the restroom of a gas station in the 300 block of 3rd Street after a customer reported hearing noises in the ceiling. Officers checked and determined there was no one hiding in the ceiling.

October 8: An officer narrowly avoided a head on collision with a driver who was traveling southbound in a northbound traffic lane in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive. The intoxicated driver was stopped and found to be in possession of a loaded concealed pistol without a permit and an open bottle of liquor. The driver failed his field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI and for carrying the concealed pistol without a permit. He was also cited for the liquor violation. The weapon was booked into evidence.

October 8: School officials reported two students showed up to the homecoming dance who appeared to be under the influence of marijuana. Although the pair exhibited all the signs of being under the influence of marijuana, they did not have any more marijuana or paraphernalia with them. The boys were cooperative and remorseful during their contact with police. School officials issued them suspensions and the police released them to their parents.

October 8: USBP received a report of a person with a flashlight in the area of a construction site in the 9800 block of Jerome Street. Due to the proximity to the border, the caller thought the person might be signaling to someone on the other side who was attempting to cross illegally. An officer contacted the individual and learned he was a construction worker who had come in to complete a wiring job before the next crew arrived.

October 8: While on patrol an officer was contacted by a boat owner who reported someone had broken into her vessel recently. The location and time of possible occurrence are consistent with this report being linked to the other vessel break ins. Under investigation.

October 8: A resident reported someone had broken into her home in the 900 block of Cedar Street and stolen approximately 200 DVDs and a large amount of cash. A neighbor saw a possible suspect loitering around the neighborhood. Case under investigation.

October 7: Officers responded to a report of a possible domestic dispute in the 600 block of D Street. Neighbors reported hearing a man and woman yelling and then the woman crying. Officers arrived and discovered it was a verbal dispute. This was the ninth time in six months that officers have been called to the residence for similar problems. Disorderly conduct charges will be sent to the prosecutor for review.

October 7: Officers responded to the Peace Arch port of entry for a man who was experiencing mental problems. Officers took the subject into custody and transported him to St. Joseph Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

October 7: Officers responded to an aid call in the 400 block of F Street where a woman was reported to be experiencing a diabetic problem. Officers stood by with the combative patient until aid personnel cleared the scene.

October 6: Officers responded to a 911 report of a physical domestic dispute in progress at an apartment. Officers responded and subsequently arrested a 14-year-old boy for assaulting his guardian and damaging property. The boy was transported and booked into juvenile detention.

October 5: A USBP agent observed what he thought was a fire possibly coming from the Pizza Factory. It was discovered that a vehicle had burned enough rubber off its tires to cause the smoke seen by the agent. The driver of the suspected vehicle was located at home and given a warning.

October 5: A person in the 1600 block of Bayview Avenue called police to report finding a decapitated rat in his garage. He was uncertain if an animal had left it there or if a person had placed it there. An officer responded and evaluated the dead animal. The rodent’s injuries were consistent with those that would be received from another animal, rather than from a cutting instrument. Upon closer inspection the homeowner was in agreement with the officer’s finding. The incident was documented just in case there are any similar occurrences in the future.

October 4: An officer stopped a driver in the 1200 block of Yew Avenue for not wearing her seatbelt. Upon stopping, the woman exited her car and refused to comply with the officer’s instructions. The woman did eventually comply, getting back into her vehicle. She was issued a citation for not wearing a seatbelt and for having no proof of insurance.

October 4: A resident called police when a family friend showed up at her home who was believed to be a runaway. Officers spoke to the girl who said she had left the family home over a disagreement. The officer also spoke to the girl’s mother. Everyone agreed the girl could stay where she was while the family sought counseling to help them with their situation.

October 4: While on patrol an officer was flagged down by a citizen who reported a man down in the doorway of a restaurant in the 700 block of Peace Portal. When the officer checked the man he found he was not breathing and had no pulse. CPR was initiated and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue was called. When aid personnel arrived they took over care of the patient, who was then transported to St. Joseph Hospital.

October 4: A citizen in the 400 block of 9th Street reported that someone had dropped a freezer off in her driveway. The citizen did not know who it belonged to or who might have left it there. The woman later learned it had been dropped off by a friend who did not want to cross the border with it.

October 4: Residents of a mobile home park in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive reported hearing a woman screaming for help. Officers responded and contacted a couple at a residence. It was determined the woman had screamed for her husband to come and help her with something.

October 4: Officers were dispatched to a possible domestic dispute in progress at a multi-family housing complex in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive. The complainant reported hearing a male individual yelling uncontrollably. Officers contacted the occupants and an investigation resulted in the arrest of a 26-year-old man for assault four – domestic violence. He was booked into Whatcom County Jail.

October 3: Officer responded to a trespass in progress in the 1000 block of H Street where the suspect had previously been trespassed from the property. The complainant did not wish for the person to be arrested, but simply wanted him off the property. The 17-year-old boy was given a courtesy ride to his residence in order to get him away from the property in question.

October 3: A person in the 1800 block of Odell Road contracted to install fiber optic cable called to report that an unknown person had damaged a portion of the cable. The contractor believes whoever may have caused the damage may have thought the cable contained copper which could be sold at scrappricing. There are no suspects at this time.

October 2: A citizen in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue reported persons at their front door who were refusing to identify themselves. Officers made contact with the two individuals who were spreading their religious word. They were advised that they should identify themselves in the future.

October 2: An officer was dispatched to check on the welfare of a resident after a concerned citizen in the 700 block of A Street noticed a neighbor’s door had been standing open for more than three hours. She was concerned the resident might be injured or ill, because she had seen no activity and felt it was unusual to leave the door open for so long in the chilly weather. The officer responded and spoke with the resident at the apartment who related that everything was all right.

October 2: A woman in the 600 block of A Street reported a man unknown to her was knocking on doors in her neighborhood, claiming to be searching for a friend. The woman called police because she was concerned the man was actually casing the neighborhood looking for an empty residence. Officers checked the area, but the man was not located.