Police Report -- March 09, 2006

Published on Thu, Mar 9, 2006
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POLICE REPORTS

March 6: Officers conducted a welfare check on an individual after he called 911. The man was contacted a block from his house. Although he complained about his health, he declined medical assistance. He did agree to ride with his wife to the hospital for a checkup.

March 5: The driver of a car was arrested and taken to jail for possession of heroin after the drug and related paraphernalia were found in his vehicle during a secondary inspection at the Peace Arch port of entry. While the individual was in custody for drug related charges, he was found to be in possession of numerous pawn slips from another jurisdiction. The law enforcement agency for that jurisdiction was notified.

March 5: A resident in the 700 block of A Street reported her daughter had been struck in the back of the head by a rock. The child did not see which direction the airborne rock came from. An officer checked the area for other children in hopes of determining if the rock had been thrown or possibly batted into the play area. No information was found that led to a suspect. The child received minor injuries and was treated at the hospital and released.

March 5: The police were asked to check on the welfare of a young boy in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive. The complainant reported the child was sick, and it was possible he was not being properly cared for. Officers found the boy in the custody of his father who stated the child had been sick for two days. Medics were called to check on the boy and although he was found to have a temperature, it was determined home care was appropriate.

March 5: Officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic assault in the 600 block of B Street. A woman reported having been assaulted by her husband. Following an investigation, a 47-year-old man was arrested for assault domestic violence and booked into Whatcom County Jail.

March 4: A citizen called for officers to check on a vehicle that was driving up and down their street and honking the horn. When officers arrived the suspect vehicle was gone, but the occupants were identified and talked to. They stated they had been making noise to alert a friend that they’d arrived to pick him up, but the friend was not home. Officers warned the driver about disturbing the peace. The driver agreed to cease bothering the neighborhood.

March 4: Officers responded to a 911 hang-up call at a residence in the 600 block of 9th Street. Officers arrived and discovered several individuals had been in a verbal altercation. A fight allegedly ensued, but officers received several different versions of the incident from the people who were present, making it difficult to determine who had hit whom. One involved a juvenile who fled the scene, and was later located by officers. It was determined he had attempted to stop the fight; however he did have a warrant from Whatcom Juvenile Court for a probation violation. The 17-year-old was arrested on the warrant and transported to juvenile detention. Further investigation by the officers led them to believe that the actions of one individual had started the fight that resulted in the disorderly behavior by the group. Charges for disorderly conduct against the 23-year-old man will be forwarded to the prosecutor for review.

March 3: A resident of Colorado reported he had received a letter from a company allegedly located in Blaine advising him that his application for credit had been denied. The caller had not applied for credit, so checked and found the business’s alleged address is a postal forwarding service. The company’s mail was being forwarded to an address in Florida. The caller wanted a report for informational purposes: No theft had yet occurred.

March 3: The Blaine elementary school contacted police regarding an ongoing truancy problem involving siblings who have each missed over three weeks of school. Officers contacted the children’s father, discussed the matter with him and found he was not conducting home schooling or other alternatives. The parent was warned about state laws relative to truancy and failure to provide for education.

March 3: Officers were contacted by a Martin Street resident who reported a transient around in the neighborhood for the past two days. Officer contacted a homeless person who had been denied entry into Canada. He was provided information on obtaining social services.

March 2: Blaine officers assisted Customs and Border Patrol agents with the apprehension of a man who had attempted to enter the U.S. illegally by way of a freight car on the southbound train. Officers assisted with establishing a search perimeter after the man fled on foot. The man was located with the assistance of a K-9 team and was taken into custody.

March 2: An officer stopped a vehicle for traffic violations in the 9700 block of Allan Street. The driver was subsequently arrested, cited and released for driving with a suspended license and failing to stop at a stop sign.

March 2: Officers learned that a large amount of trash was collecting in a residential yard in the 900 block of Cedar Street, attracting rats and other creatures. Officers are assisting the city’s building official to ensure the problem is addressed.

March 2: An officer conducted a welfare check after concerned friends reported they’d been unable to contact a Blaine resident for a few days. Neighbors reported that it appeared the resident was not home as their car was gone. The officer cleared after finding no indication that the resident needed police assistance.

March 1: A citizen in the 9700 block of Allan Street called to report a utility truck causing damage to her drainfield. An officer checked the area and found the trucks were parked on city right-of-way and were conducting maintenance. The citizen was able to come to an agreement with the utility company.

March 1: School officials reported finding approximately .4 grams of marijuana on campus. A person of interest has been identified, and the matter is being investigated.

February 28: A person attempting to enter the U.S. at the Peace Arch port of entry was arrested and issued a citation for possession of about 1.9 grams of marijuana.

February 28: An officer received a report of kids setting fires in the area of Clark Street and Blaine Avenue. Officers contacted two juvenile males who each blamed the other for having set off fireworks. No fire was found in the area. The boys were warned about their activities and sent home.

February 28: A local business in the 200 block of D Street reported having problems with a patron. A hotel guest became angry after being told he would have to check out the following day. The manager reported the problem so police would be aware should circumstances escalate.

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.