Police Report -- November 16, 2006

Published on Thu, Nov 16, 2006
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POLICE REPORTS

November 14:
An alert passerby interrupted a pair of young thieves dressed in dark clothing who had broken into a car parked in the area of 6th and A streets in the early evening. A set of audio speakers worth about $1,000 were stolen from the vehicle. The criminals were last seen running into the woods nearby. Officers are investigating.

November 14:
Residents caught a teenager in the process of defacing their fence with an indelible marker in the 500 block of G Street. They stopped the youth and spoke with him at length. Ultimately they decided to not pursue a criminal prosecution as long as the boy repaired the damage. Officers documented the incident in case the problem happens again.

November 14:
Blaine and Everson drug detection K9s assisted Blaine high school in a spot check of the common areas of their campus. Police dog Yoschi alerted a coat and backpack lying near a locker and a small quantity of marijuana was recovered. The teenage owner of the property admitted to possession of the drug. Officers investigated and the high school is taking administrative action for drug possession on the school campus.

November 14:
Blaine police officers assisted U.S. Border Patrol agents during a foot pursuit of a suspect who had illegally crossed the border into the U.S. The man was apprehended by the agents and taken into custody.

November 14:
A resident reported that the horn on a Blaine school district bus was blaring in the school bus storage area late at night. An officer notified the school transportation official who came from home to fix the horn.

November 13:
A Blaine police officer assisted a Border Patrol agent contacting a man who walked out of Lincoln Park. They found that the man had been denied entry into Canada and was stranded in Blaine and out for a stroll while he was waiting for his transportation to return. Blaine officers gave the traveler a ride to a motel and to the southbound bus in the morning.

November 13:
911 operators reported receiving a hang up call from a pay phone outside a gas station in the 1500 block of H Street. The responding officer arrived within a couple of minutes, but there was no one around the phone booth and the phone handset was still in its cradle.

November 13:
Officers investigated a hit and run, which occurred in a commercial vehicle parking lot in the 1300 block of Boblett Street. A truck driver left his rig for about three hours and upon returning found that someone had struck the side of his cab, doing about $200 damage to his vehicle.

November 13:
A teenager reported having been assaulted while walking home after school in the 1300 block of Garfield. Another teen slugged the victim and accused him of stealing. The victim denied the theft. The assault was witnessed and the suspect has been identified. Officers are investigating.

November 13:
Officers responded to a report of a teenager threatening to commit suicide in the 700 block of E Street. Officers arrived and determined the youth was upset but was not intending to harm himself. Officers spoke with the teen and the family.

November 13:
During a storm, officers received a report that overflowing trash from a construction site in the 1600 block of Boblett Street was blowing in the wind. The business that owned the site was contacted by officers. The employees were not aware of the problem but immediately corralled their trash and collected the strays.

November 12:
A man arrived in Blaine in a taxi, paid $34 of the $70 cab fare, and left northbound on foot along the beach toward Canada. U.S. Border Patrol agents and Blaine officers contacted the man and learned he thought he had paid the full cab fair. The man was transported back to the cab where he paid the driver. No theft charges were filed, but the man was taken into custody by the Border Patrol for an unrelated investigation.

November 12:
An officer was contacted by a citizen in the 300 block of D Street who reported three teenage hooligans bothering employees in a gas station in a pattern of ongoing harassment. Officers located and the issued a warning to the suspects and ensured they would be arrested if they returned or bothered the employees again.

November 12:
A citizen reported finding a disoriented motorist sitting in her parked vehicle in the middle of the roadway. Officers arrived and discovered the soaking wet driver had lost her car keys. They were able to contact a relative and locate a spare key to move the vehicle off the roadway and the relative arrived to give the driver a ride home.

November 11:
An officer investigated a two-car non-injury collision at the intersection of SR 543 and H Street. One driver was cited for failing to yield the right-of-way and the other for not having a current proof of insurance card or vehicle registration in the vehicle.

November 11:
Officers received and investigated a report that a large rock was thrown through the bedroom window of an apartment in the 600 block of A Street. The residents were home but were not injured. The crime is under investigation.

November 11:
While on patrol, an officer found a wandering soaking wet dog in the middle of an intersection. Animal control was able to provide owner information from the dog license tags via telephone. The owner was contacted, and responded to the police department to retrieve and dry out their pet.

November 11:
While on patrol in the 500 block of C Street, an officer noticed a vehicle with an open passenger side door. Upon further inspection, it was found that another vehicle nearby also had a door ajar. Attempts to notify the residents were unsuccessful, so the officer secured the vehicles and left a note to contact the police department in the event a crime had occurred.

November 11:
Officer was dispatched to U.S. Customs regarding an adult entering the U.S. who was in possession of marijuana. Officer cited and released the San Francisco man for possession of marijuana and he was given a court date.

November 11:
Late in the evening a resident in the 100 block of 4th Street left his car unlocked in front of his home for a couple of minutes while he ran into the house. Young criminals took advantage of the moment, prowled the unlocked car, stole the resident’s cell phone and then proceeded to make malicious late night calls to several people in the phone’s contact list. Under investigation.

November 10:
Officers were dispatched to Blaine school district after a teacher on the campus late in the evening found some doors propped open. Officers and the teacher checked all doors and the inside of the buildings and found everything was secure.

November 10:
The parents of a teenager reported that the youth damaged some property in their home and ran away when the parents tried to discipline her. The daughter was contacted, arrested and booked into the Whatcom County Juvenile Detention facility for Malicious Mischief and Domestic Violence.

November 10:
Officers received a report of a pickup truck parked in front of a business on Peace Portal for several weeks without being moved. Officers initiated an investigation and will have the vehicle removed if it remains.

November 10: A man was denied entry into Canada at the truck route border crossing and ended up stranded in Blaine without funds. Officers helped the sojourner obtain a meal and a bus pass, and transported him to the bus stop.

November 10:
Officers checked on the welfare of a Blaine resident in the 500 block of Boblett Street at the request of a co-worker, and found everything was all right.

November 9:
A parent reported that their child was being victimized by on-going harassment and bullying. Case under investigation.

November 9:
A citizen in the 900 block of H Street reported losing their purse and wallet while at work. The circumstances surrounding the loss are unknown. Report taken for informational purposes.

November 9:
A resident reported having received a check and a letter in the mail. The letter advised the reporting party that he had won a prize. Officers investigated and determined the letter and check was sent in an attempt to steal money from the victim. The evidence was forwarded to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service/police.

November 9:
Blaine officers assisted CBP Customs by investigating a driver who had possibly arrived intoxicated at the port of entry. The driver was not legally impaired, but had consumed alcoholic beverages earlier in the evening. The gentleman returned to Canada.

November 8:
A clerk observed an 18-year-old man shoplift tobacco valued at $17 and detained the suspect when he walked out of the store. The tobacco was recovered. Officers investigated the incident and interviewed the suspect, who admitted the offense. The man was cited into Blaine Municipal Court for the violation.

November 8:
A resident in the 300 block of Alder Street reported the disappearance of several prescription pills from their home. There was no evidence of theft or intrusion in the apartment.

November 8:
A student reported the loss of her purse and contents at school about 10 days ago.

November 8:
A business in the 900 block of Boblett Street reported a semi-truck unloading cars on a city street and impeding school buses in the area. An officer contacted the truck driver who moved his truck.

November 8:
An apartment complex owner reported the possible theft of change from washing machines in the laundry room over a three-week period. No apparent force was used to breach the machines. The owner has installed new locks on the coin boxes, and officers suggested further security measures to the owner. Case closed.

November 8:
An officer responded to assist the fire department at an aid scene in the 1500 block of D Street.

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