Police Report -- March 02, 2006

Published on Thu, Mar 2, 2006
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February 26: A resident in the 900 block of Cedar Street reported that a group of juveniles had damaged his vehicle. The group apparently caused damage to the truck’s shell with their fists. The resident did not request follow up be conducted, but did ask that the incident be documented.

February 26: An officer responded to a report of shoplifting in the 1700 block of H Street. A 13- year-old girl was contacted and admitted stealing one item valued at approximately $5. The case was referred to the Juvenile Prosecutor for review of charges. The subject was issued a “No Trespass” order by a manager at the business.

February 26: A resident complained about a loud outdoor music at a residence in the 500 block of D Street. This was not the first complaint officers had received regarding this particular resident’s loud music. The man was contacted and issued a written warning notice for disturbing the peace.

February 26: An officer responded to a report of a highly intoxicated driver who was observed at a gas station in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive. The officer located the vehicle and stopped the driver after he failed to stop for a stop sign. An investigation confirmed the man was impaired. The 22-year-old Tacoma man was arrested for DUI, cited to Blaine Municipal Court and released.

February 24: A suspended driver of an unlicensed moped was driving along a city street and veered off the road, resulting in injuries to his person. Officers arrived at the scene of the collision and were told by a witness that the driver had run from the scene and was hiding in the bushes. The driver was located by officers and was found to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was transported by North Whatcom Fire & Rescue to St. Joseph Hospital for treatment of his injuries. An officer also responded to the hospital where the man was processed and cited for DUI.

February 24: Officers responded to a report of a non-custodial parent who was attempting to take a child. Officers investigated and found the parent in question had no court order allowing such action. The person refused to leave after being asked several times to do so by officers and was placed under arrest for trespassing. During a search incident to arrest the officers located several illegal drugs in the man’s possession, and he was booked into Whatcom County Jail.

February 23: An officer investigated a simple assault that occurred at a local school. Neither the victim nor his parents wished to pursue the matter criminally. One student was expelled by school authorities.

February 23: While on patrol an officer noticed a vehicle parked in the middle of the 600 block of Boblett Street next to a semi truck. There were two passengers in the vehicle that appeared to be looking into the truck. After contact, it was determined the passenger was a truck driver who was being dropped off and the two were having a conversation. The driver was asked to move safely to the shoulder of the street, and the officer cleared without any further incident.

February 22: Blaine officers received information about three teenagers who may have been in possession of alcohol. The three students, aged 17 and 18, had possibly consumed alcohol off-campus during lunch hour on a school day. The teens were contacted and interviewed. The matter was ultimately referred to school officials, as police officers had not witnessed the students in possession of the alcohol.

February 22: An officer contacted a motorist who was speeding through a parking lot in rainy weather. Upon contact the officer discovered the driver had a suspended license and no proof of insurance. The 21-year-old Bellingham man was arrested and cited to Blaine Municipal Court, and his vehicle was impounded.

February 20: Officers responded to a 911 hang-up at a residence in the 1200 Harrison Avenue. Officers learned that a daughter had angrily called 911 because her mother would not allow her to go to the skate park (The daughter was already grounded). The daughter was warned by the officers about appropriate use of 911.

February 20: A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer contacted a driver returning from Canada and found he was in possession of a 38 Special revolver. The man presented the customs officer with a pawnshop receipt for the weapon and a concealed weapon permit. The serial number of the weapon was checked, and it was found to have been reported stolen in King County prior to the date of the sales receipt. The weapon was seized, and the case was referred to King County for follow-up.

February 19: Officer was advised of possible drug activity in the Boundary Court area. Officer responded and an investigation revealed that no drugs were in use at that location. The persons in question were found to be in possession of tobacco and were warned about their behavior.

February 19: Officer received a call at the office from a woman who reported a family member who may have overdosed on prescription medications. The officer responded to the scene and while en route requested medics be dispatched. The man was ultimately transported to the hospital for treatment.

February 19: Officers responded to a report of a head on collision and found a two car accident in the 300 block of D Street. Officer determined that there were no injuries and only moderate damage to one of the two vehicles. An accident report was taken. One driver was given an infraction for failure to keep to the right of the center line.

February 18: A vehicle was stopped for having no front license plate. The driver was found to be in possession of marijuana. The 19-year-old Lynden resident was arrested, processed and released with a mandatory court date. An infraction for failure to show proof of insurance was also issued.

February 27: A resident reported having found a young child in the roadway in the 500 block of G Street. The person reported that she found the child’s home and returned her there. Officers are investigating.

February 27: Officers were dispatched to a 911 hang up call in the 400 block of 9th Street. While officers were en route they were advised by dispatch that another call had been received from the residence. Apparently a juvenile at the residence had called 911 to report lost property, but hung up prior to speaking with the 911 operator. When the parent realized what had occurred she called back to report no emergency existed. She also counseled her child on the appropriate uses of the emergency number. An officer took the lost property report.

February 27: A passerby reported a collision at an intersection on Peace Portal Drive. An officer arrived shortly after to find two vehicles blocking traffic. One driver was treated by North Whatcom Fire & Rescue and transported to St. Joseph Hospital. Further investigation revealed the other involved driver to be under the influence of alcohol. WSP provided mutual assistance in conducting field sobriety testing and processing the DUI, while Blaine officers investigated the collision.