Police Report -- January 04, 2007

Published on Thu, Jan 4, 2007
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January 2: A woman called police when her brother failed to return her car. Officers are forwarding a report for prosecutor’s review.

January 2: Officers saw two subjects on vacant land in the 2300 block of Bell Road that has been used as a dumping site. Officers contacted the men: they were issued a trespass warning.

January 1: Officers were dispatched to the Peace Arch port of entry for a protection order violation. The order was verified as valid, and an adult Arizona resident was arrested and booked into jail.

January 1: A husband called to report his separated wife had damaged his property in the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue. Officers arrived and found the man’s back door had been kicked in, the window in the door had shattered, and property inside was destroyed. Officers investigated and arrested the spouse for Burglary 2nd  and Domestic Violence and was booked into jail.

December 31: A resident in the 500 block of 8th Street reported kids were throwing pine cones at her house. An officer located the kids and their parents and asked the youngsters to stop. The kids apologized: no damage was found.

December 31: A clerk at a gas station in the 300 block of D Street intervened in a fight between a man and woman in the parking lot of the business. After attacking each other and the clerk who tried to stop the fight, the pair hopped into their black Honda Accord with Washington state license plates and fled. A watch for was posted on the vehicle but it was not located. The business employee suffered minor wounds stopping the melee, but declined medical attention.

December 31: An officer responded to the Peace Arch port of entry for a suspended driver.  The 33-year-old Portland, Oregon driver could not locate a licensed driver for their vehicle, so it was impounded. The driver was cited and released.

December 31: Officers investigated after a service station owner in the 300 block of D Street discovered a vehicle had driven over one of his business signs. The damage was estimated at $1,200.

December 31: CBP officers reported two subjects being detained for being in possession of a small amount of marijuana. The 19 and 20-year-old Californians were cited and released for possession of marijuana less than 40 grams.

December 31: Officers responded to the Peace Arch crossing for a person in possession of marijuana. The 52-year-old Everett man was arrested, cited and released with a court date.

December 31: Officers responded to a call for theft of a checkbook, bottle of wine, and cigarettes from 200 block of H St.  A suspect description was provided and a check of the area was made by officers but they could not locate the suspect, who had already fled.

December 31: Officers stopped a car for expired registration. The 22-year-old Blaine driver had a felony warrant, misdemeanor warrant, no insurance and was driving on a suspended license. He was arrested and booked.

December 31: Dispatch reported a fight in front of a business in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive. Officers arrived and found two groups of people yelling at each other.  The groups were separated and calmed. Officers interviewed the parties and are investigating the disorderly conduct offense which apparently started the altercation.

December 30: An anonymous citizen reported a possibly intoxicated driver traveling southbound along Peace Portal Drive with a young child in the car.  The driver was located and found to be driving while their license was suspended. The 40-year-old Blaine woman was arrested and released at the scene with a mandatory court date. The vehicle was picked up by its registered owner, who took responsibility for the driver and their child.

December 29: A citizen in the 600 block of Cherry Street reported his stamp collection was stolen by visitors to his grandmother’s house. Suspects have not yet been identified and the value of the collection is undetermined.

December 29: WSP requested mutual aid at the intersection of Seashell Lane and Nemo Court in Birch Bay. They were responding to a report of a man being detained by citizens after trying to steal a truck. Upon arrival officers found the subject resisting arrest by the state trooper who was on the scene. Blaine officers assisted the trooper in taking the subject into custody. The man was ultimately transferred for a mental health evaluation.

December 29: On Friday morning, December 29, a thief or thieves pried open four small wall mounted mail drop boxes in the lobby of the U.S. post office on Harrison Street in Blaine.  The small locked boxes are secured to the wall and kept for customers to deposit mail which has been mis-addressed or delivered to the wrong mailbox. An unknown quantity of mail was probably stolen from the boxes.  Any post office visitors who observed suspicious activity in the lobby of the post office on Friday morning between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. are asked to contact the Blaine police department or the post office.

December 29: An officer was dispatched to the Peace Arch port of entry for a man in possession of cocaine. The 22-year-old Vancouver, B.C. suspect was arrested for the offense and booked into WCSO jail.
December 28: A mother in the 600 block of Boblett Street reported that her adult daughter threw her to the ground and choked her. Also, in the process of calling 911, the daughter ripped the phone from the phone jack and disabled it. Twenty minutes later, the victim was able to call the police from her cell phone. The 27-year-old Blaine suspect left the area with her boyfriend before officers arrived: suspect information was given to other officers in the area and the Whatcom County sheriff’s office, with probable cause to arrest for assault 4th DV and interfering with the reporting of DV.

December 28: Officers were dispatched to the Peace Arch port of entry in reference to a person who was in violation of a no contact order. The order was confirmed and the adult male was arrested and booked in the Whatcom County jail. 

December 27: An employee of a business in the 200 block of G Street reported a young man had entered the premise and was walking around looking at areas that were not of interest to the general public. When contacted by the employee the suspect was unable to give a satisfactory explanation for his actions. He left when asked, and was not identified. The employee requested extra patrols.

December 27: Officers were asked to speak with a group of Blaine teens concerning some damage done to property belonging to one of the parents. The boys had damaged wooden stools from inside the home and tried to right the wrong before getting caught. Mom  discovered the damage when she realized that the youngsters’ new paint scheme didn’t match the original natural wood finish of her unsigned chairs.

December 26: A bank reported a person attempting to cash a stolen personal check. Case under investigation.

December 25: Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 9700 block of Allen Street to assist the parents with an unruly child. The teenage female was arrested and booked into juvenile detention for Domestic Violence Assault 4th and Assault 3rd on a police officer.

December 25: Officers arrested a subject in the 9700 block of Allan Street on an outstanding Blaine Municipal Court warrant for domestic violence. The subject was booked into the Whatcom County jail.

December 24: Officer observed a vehicle commit a traffic infraction and found the driver was illegally in the country. He was taken into custody by USBP. The vehicle was not legally parked on the road and constituted a road hazard and was impounded.

December 24: A resident of an apartment complex in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive reported a man was throwing a chair against their window and kicking a door in an attempt to gain entry. Officers contacted the suspect. He was uncooperative, and due to his intoxication could not provide any coherent answers to dialogue. The 29-year-old Blaine resident was arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct and taken to the police department where North Whatcom Fire & Rescue EMTs evaluated him. Afterwards, the subject was transported to Whatcom County jail and booked.

December 23: A Blaine officer assisted a WSP trooper during a DUI investigation at the Peace Arch port of entry. The driver who entered the United States was found to be under the influence of drugs. A D.R.E. certified trooper arrested the subject while the Blaine officer assisted in impounding the driver’s vehicle.

December 23: A young mother found a newly born brown puppy abandoned in a box in a shopping cart in the marketplace parking lot. The mother agreed to care for the dog until the Humane Society arrived to take it to the shelter. The market employees were advised of the incident and had no information on the pet’s owner.

December 23: An officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the 300 block of C Street.  The driver fled on foot. The 35-year-old Blaine driver was arrested a short time later for DWLS/R 3rd and Obstructing. The driver was booked into WCSO jail. The vehicle was impounded. 

December 23: Dispatch reported there was a physical domestic dispute at a residence in the 700 block of Cedar Street between a parent and her son. Officers arrived and met with the teenager, who was outside the residence waiting for officers because his mother had assaulted him and was high on controlled substances. The parent had fled from the area but was later located and arrested for Assault 4th DV and was booked into jail. 

December 22: A small private aircraft apparently lost power after take off from Blaine Airport.  The pilot and sole occupant brought the plane down in a field south of the airport. The plane rolled over onto its top at the end of its landing. The pilot suffered minor injuries. The plane was damaged. FAA and NTSB were notified and advised procedural actions to Blaine police. Necessary information was gathered. The plane was righted and removed by a local tow company. No crime/case closed. 

December 22: An officer received a call from customs at the Peace Arch border crossing in reference to a couple at the port of entry who both have protection orders against each other. Both were cited for the violation.

December 22: An officer received a report that sometime overnight someone punctured the tires of a truck parked at the caller’s house in the 500 block of D Street. A suspect was identified and when contacted by officers, admitted to puncturing the tires with a knife. The case will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for charging.

December 22: An abandoned red mountain bike was impounded for safekeeping.

December 22: A Whatcom County deputy requested a Blaine officer assist when a passenger ran from a vehicle in the 4600 block of Birch Bay Lynden Road during a traffic stop. The driver cooperated with the deputy. Assistance was provided and the deputy handled the call without further incident.

December 22: A concerned citizen reported a vehicle was parked blocking an intersection with its turn signal on for several minutes. An officer arrived and contacted a Blaine resident who was passed out behind the wheel with the engine running. It was determined through voluntary field sobriety tests that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The driver was arrested and taken to the police department for further testing. The vehicle was impounded by Crown Towing and a family member picked up the driver after being cited for physical control.

December 21: A neighborhood resident found an abandoned bike in her alley/carport area. An officer impounded the purple and black mountain bike pending owner identification.

December 20: The Blaine Marine harbormaster’s office reported an attempted theft of some pipe from the rear of their storage lockers. A citizen had seen a person trying to load some pipe in their truck. The person put down the pipe and left the area in a hurry when the passerby called to them. Police will be contacting the citizen who witnessed this incident for follow up.

December 20: A mother reported her son’s bicycle stolen from the family’s yard. There were no known suspects or witnesses to the theft of the black and green BMX bike with plastic spokes.  A few days later a  reader ofThe Northern Light newspaper saw an article about the theft and brought a similar bike into the office which had been found abandoned. The victim and their bike were reunited.