Police Report -- November 10, 2005

Published on Thu, Nov 10, 2005
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November 8: Officers were advised that a construction company had closed a city street without obtaining a permit to do so. Officers checked and spoke with the construction supervisor on-site. He had been told that the general contractor had the needed permits in place. The contractors immediately reopened the street while working out the misunderstanding over the permit.

November 7: CBP officers discovered a person in possession of mushrooms. The mushrooms were impounded and will be sent to the lab for testing. The suspect appeared unable to drive and was turned over to the custody of an aunt. No one could retrieve the car so it was impounded for safekeeping. The incident will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review of any charges.

November 7: A business in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue reported a trespasser near the rear of their building. The interloper was contacted and identified himself as the proud new owner of the lot upon which he stood.

November 7: Blaine police K9 team assisted the WCSO with a narcotics search of two vehicles. Needles and a scale with white residue were located in one vehicle. Nothing was located in the other vehicle. The team cleared when the searches were complete.

November 7: Blaine officers were advised when a 14-year-old teenager was reported as missing in Richmond, B.C. A “watch for” message was broadcast because the juvenile resides with her mother in Blaine. The child had not returned home. Foul play is not suspected.
November 6: Officers assisted the U.S. Border Patrol with the apprehension of a man who crossed the border illegally. The suspect was chased on foot for about one mile before he ran out of steam and surrendered.

November 6: The police were notified by a driver that a semi truck driver had run her off the roadway in the 2000 block of Yew Avenue. No damage was done to the vehicle. The victim driver was not interested in assisting in a prosecution. The truck driver was located by police and he was warned about his driving.

November 6: A 47-year-old Sultan, Washington, resident attempted to enter the U.S. from Canada via the Peace Arch crossing while in possession of a felony amount of marijuana. Blaine officers investigated and arrested and booked the man into jail for the offense.

November 6: Residents complained that two men were sitting in a vehicle in a residential neighborhood in the 500 block of H Street near homes at 3 a.m. with the car’s engine running for more than 20 minutes. The vehicle and occupants were gone when officers arrived. Extra patrol was provided to the area.

November 5: The police were advised of a private property accident in the 100 block of Marine Drive. Rainy weather limiting visibility contributed to the accident. No damage was done to the vehicle, however damage was done to the wooden support wall in the parking lot which the car struck. Owner of the property was notified of the accident and damage. Driver admitted fault and will pay for damage.

November 5: Officers were dispatched to a business in the 1700 block of H Street in reference a transient who had been on the property all day. Officers contacted the manager of the business, who asked the transient to leave in the officer’s presence. Officers then gave the person a ride to a safe place where they could get some assistance.

November 5: A person in the 300 block of E Street reported seeing someone vandalizing a car. Officers responded and located a male running from the area. He admitted breaking out the window of his girlfriend’s car. He was arrested for domestic violence malicious mischief third degree and booked into the Whatcom County Jail.

November 5: An officer came upon a vehicle vs. deer collision in the 1800 block of Peace Portal Drive. The windshield on the vehicle was damaged. An officer dispatched the injured deer.

November 4: A citizen in the 600 block of 9th Street reported their unruly child had stolen all their house keys. Officers did not locate the juvenile. A theft report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.

November 4: A resident in the 1100 block of Garfield Avenue reported to the police that a car full of teens was harassing her dog. Officers provided extra patrol to the area.

November 3: Blaine police officers assisted WSP by detaining and identifying a commercial truck and driver allegedly responsible for a rolling fuel spill on I-5 that resulted in several vehicle accidents near Bellingham. WSP contacted Blaine police officers and the suspect near the border.

November 3: An anonymous caller reported an injured dog lying in the road in the 2000 block of H Street. Officer located the dog and transported it to the police station where it was ultimately picked up by Whatcom Humane Society. The dog’s owner was not known.

November 3: Blaine officers assisted the WCSO during the apprehension of a subject wanted on multiple felony and misdemeanor warrants. The person was taken into custody without incident.

November 2: A parent in the 600 block of C Street called police when their juvenile son was shot in the head with a BB gun by neighbor kids who were playing. The teen was not seriously injured. The parents wanted to document the incident and have police talk to the shooters. Officers contacted the shooters and their parents and confiscated the weapon.

November 8: An officer ran the plates on a vehicle, because his previous knowledge of the vehicle led him to believe the plates might be switched. The registration on the plates confirmed his suspicions. Officers stopped the vehicle and the driver confessed she did not have a license. A check of Washington’s department of licensing database confirmed her statement and she were arrested for the offense. The vehicle was searched incident to arrest and drug paraphernalia was found in the car. The driver later informed officers she had remembered that she did have a valid driver’s license in California, although she did not have it on her. Further investigation resulted in several citations, including no valid operator’s license on person, failure to show proof of insurance and switched plates. The plates that were on the car were seized.

November 8: An employee at a local motel in the 300 block of Alder Street asked officers to assist in telling a person she needed to vacate her room. The woman had failed to pay for four nights rent. Officers contacted her and found she was in the process of packing her belongings. She left without incident.

November 8: A citizen reported a suspicious person hanging out in front of a business in the 600 block of Peace Portal Drive who was possibly experiencing mental problems. Officers spoke with the individual who agreed to move along and refused any assistance from officers.

October 8: A citizen found an injured seagull in the 300 block of H Street and brought it to the police department. Officers turned the animal over to a rescue organization.