Police Report -- January 25, 2007

Published on Thu, Jan 25, 2007
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January 23: Person turned over his bow and arrows for safe keeping because he was not allowed to possess weapons while going through the court system on domestic violence charges.

January 22: A business in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive reported a person disrupting the establishment. A subject was contacted and claimed that he was waiting for a friend from Seattle to pick him up. He agreed to wait somewhere else.

January 22: An officer took a report from a Blaine resident who was the victim of identity theft while visiting friends near Seattle. The person was given follow-up information and an initial report was taken. All crimes related to the ID theft occurred outside of the city of Blaine.

January 22: A student complained that another student borrowed her $65 iPod and has never returned the device. The suspect was contacted and he already gave it back to a teacher. Case under investigation.

January 22: A citizen reported her brindled Chihuahua had disappeared from the 700 block of E Street. The family is new to the neighborhood, so it is possible the little guy would not know his way back home. He answers to the name Oscar and was last seen wearing his favorite camouflage collar. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Blaine police, so he can be reunited with his family.

January 21: Officers responded to a collision caused when a teenage motorist speeding through a residential neighborhood attempting to pass a second driver on the left, just as the second driver started to make the left hand turn which they had properly signaled to engage. The speeding motorist first struck the turning car, then left the roadway, lost control and side swiped a house before finally coming to rest nearly 200 feet from the point of impact. The 18-year-old driver who caused the collision was arrested for reckless driving and booked into the Whatcom County jail.

January 21: A resident in the 600 block of 9th Street reported that thieves got into their garage and stole $440 worth of work tools, including a drill press and chain saw. Case under investigation.

January 21: An officer was dispatched to a report of kids throwing snow balls at a house in the 700 block of E Street. An officer contacted the group of juvenile boys who admitted pummeling their friend’s house with snow. The boys were warned and released.

January 20: A resident in the 1300 block of Peace Portal Drive reported that someone took new blank checks from her mailbox at her condo complex, and forged the checks. The theft and forgery was not discovered until the resident received a bank statement. The victim will also be working with the U.S. Postal inspectors and her bank’s fraud division. The suspect cashed over a dozen checks before the theft was detected. A police report was made to document the incident.

January 20: A Blaine officer assisted a CBP officer with an 89-year-old driver who left his home in Anacortes to get some tobacco for his pipe and got lost. The senior citizen was escorted to the U.S. Customs lobby and remained there as a guest until family members arrived and retrieved him and his car.

January 20: A motorist driving too fast for the icy road conditions slid into a ditch. The driver was not hurt and the vehicle was not damaged. The driver was given a warning about safe driving speeds and their vehicle was towed out of the ditch by Crown Towing.

January 19: An officer checked on the welfare of a 12-year-old who has been absent from school and found she was home with a cold. The information was passed on to the school.

January 19: Officers observed a very intoxicated female leave a business and advised her not to drive. The female accepted a ride home and left her ignition key with the police for safekeeping to ensure she did not change her mind while her judgment was still clouded by alcohol.

January 19: Blaine officers assisted a WCSO deputy attempting to serve a felony warrant on a Blaine resident who was hiding out at a home in the 2900 block of Haynie Road. The suspect was not at home.

January 19: Officers responded to a hit and run complaint. A witness to the collision followed the suspect, who made the search much easier by driving past the police department. Officers were able to corner the suspect in the library parking lot and arrested the 50-year-old Lynden man for hit and run and driving with a suspended license. The suspect was booked into jail on the traffic violations and for an outstanding warrant. The victim in the hit and run was evaluated by medical personnel and released at the scene.

January 18: A man in a 1997 Saturn with Arkansas license plates drove up to a teenage girl walking home in the rain by the Boys’ and Girls’ Club and stopped. A young girl in the passenger seat asked the walker if she wanted a ride. The teenager declined the strangers’ offer to get into the car and copied the license plate number on her hand. She notified her mother of the suspicious contact and the police were notified about 15 minutes after the incident. Officers searched the area but the vehicle and driver were not located. A report was completed to document the encounter.

January 18: WCSO requested a Blaine officer check a residence in the 1100 block of Mitchell Street for a runaway juvenile who might be hiding there. Officers found no one home and this information relayed to the WCSO.

January 18: An officer assisted a motorist whose car ran out of gas on H Street Road and gave the driver a ride to and from a gas station. The motorist was able to buy two gallons of gas to get her car safely to the gas station.

January 18: A Blaine business discovered that a check mailed to a creditor was intercepted, altered, and cashed in an out-of- state bank. A Blaine bank documented the forgery and reversed the forged transaction to their customer’s account. The incident was transferred to the bank’s forgery investigators for follow-up.

January 18: Officers learned the whereabouts of a man wanted on a Skagit County felony warrant for drug violations. The 56-year-old man was contacted at a residence in Blaine, arrested, and transported to Whatcom County jail without incident.

January 18: An officer stopped to attempt to assist a person who in the 600 block of H Street, at 2 a.m., who appeared to be so very intoxicated that he could not walk without stumbling into traffic on H Street. The inebriated man responded to the officer’s concern by attempting to attack the officer. The 27-year-old Blaine resident was arrested and transported to the Whatcom County jail.

January 17: WSP asked Blaine police to assist in locating a tractor-trailer rig which had fled northbound on I-5 away from the scene of a hit and run collision near milepost 236. Officers stood by on I-5 in Blaine but did not encounter the truck.

January 17: An officer investigated a vehicle vs. ditch collision in the 8700 block of Semiahmoo Parkway in which the single car involved was almost totally destroyed. An infraction will be issued for driving too fast for conditions.

January 17: A parent, who is going through a Child Protective Services investigation requested police help him in collecting his children. The parent reported the kids as runaways. An officer located them and brought them to the police station where CPS took them into custody.