Police Report -- October 19, 2006

Published on Thu, Oct 19, 2006
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October 17: Blaine police department officers responded to a minor motor vehicle collision in an intersection. One vehicle had rear ended another. Damage to the vehicles did not meet the state reporting threshold but one driver was arrested, cited and released for driving while license suspended. The other driver was examined for back pain by EMS and released on scene. Both vehicles were driveable. A relative of the teenage arrestee drove the girl’s vehicle home. Washington state collision form completed.

October 16: Fed up neighbors asked for help with loud music and louder people in an apartment complex in the 700 block of A Street late at night. Officers contacted the noise makers. They promised to quiet down, and did.

October 16: Officers were dispatched to a noise complaint in the 600 block of C Street. Officers contacted two young men who were working on a motor vehicle with the stereo system functioning. The young men turned the bass volume down. They did not realize how late it was and apologized for the noise.

October 16: A resident in the 500 block of D Street came into the police department to report neighborhood kids trespassing by playing in their yard when they are not at home.

October 16: Blaine officers were asked to attend the Peace Arch Port of Entry where CBP officers were detaining an individual who was in possession of a set of stolen license plates. The plates were impounded by Blaine officers. The man was then turned over to the custody of U.S. Immigration officers.

October 15: An anonymous caller reported two men fighting downtown in front of the Wheelhouse Tavern. Officers arrived and met the men as they were walking away from each other. They admitted arguing and possibly fighting after drinking in the tavern, but neither was willing to cooperate further in the investigation. Officers ensured the pair remained separated for the evening.

October 15: A resident reported a child in their custody had disappeared. The 12-year-old was located a short time after officers initiated their search.

October 14: A woman reported the violation of a “no contact” order by a former acquaintance. Officers investigated, located the offender and arrested the 39-year-old Blaine resident for the order violation as well as a WCSO warrant for DUI and reckless driving.

October 14: Officers investigated a report of a intoxicated erratic driver in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive. They found out the motorist was indeed affected by drink. It’s surprising how distracting non-alcoholic refreshments can be when they spill in your lap.

October 14: An officer on patrol located a traffic collision on Marine Drive. He investigated and arrested the 31 year Bellingham driver for driving under the influence of alcohol and having no valid driver’s license, and for providing a false name to officers. The arrestee was processed and released as there was no room to book him into jail. His vehicle was impounded. A mandatory court date was given, and the driver was released to a responsible family member.

October 13: Officers investigated a report of a resident confused and driving while under the influence of medication.

October 13: A resident reported speeding dump trucks on H Street east of the truck route. Extra traffic enforcement was provided.

October 13: 9-1-1 reported receiving a hang up call from a business in the 100 block of 12th Street. The call was determined to have been caused by a misdial of a fax at the company. No emergency or crime.

October 13: Officers investigated a report that a teenager brought alcohol to school and shared it with friends.

October 13: Officers arrested a subject on a Blaine Municipal court warrant. The “no vacancy” light was illuminated at the Whatcom County jail again, so the suspect was released on their signed promise to appear in court, again.

October 12: A victim contacted police to report that a man had kicked out a tail light on his 1990 Buick in front of several witnesses. Officers investigated the criminal malicious mischief.

October 12: A student, who is the protected person in a “no contact” order, reported being harassed by a third party in violation of the order. A report on the incident was sent to the city prosecutor for review.

October 11: A mother notified police that her 13-year-old daughter had disappeared after school. Officers located the teen at church activities and mom was advised.

October 11: Police responded to a two vehicle non-injury accident at the SR 543 and H Street intersection. Upon arrival, officers met with both drivers and ascertained no injuries were sustained. The accident occurred when a vehicle backed southbound on SR 543 to allow a semi-truck to turn west on SR 543 from H Street and struck a second vehicle which was located directly behind them. The driver of the vehicle did not see the second vehicle due to the height of their SUV.

October 11: A Whatcom County sheriff deputy requested a Blaine officer assist him when he contacted a very intoxicated resident in the 4300 block of Skyline Drive who was involved in a domestic violence assault in the county. The arrest was made without incident and no additional assistance was needed.

October 11: Officers responded to check on the occupants of an apartment in the 600 block of A Street after the 911 operator received a hang up phone call. A couple reported that they had been arguing and the male half called 911 to ask police for assistance. He hung up on the dispatcher when an agreement was reached.