Police Report -- February 15, 2007

Published on Thu, Feb 15, 2007
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February 14: A resident in the 400 block of D Street complained about his neighbor’s barking dog. An officer discovered a large raccoon was sitting on the fence in front of the dog. The homeowner was advised of the standoff and took her pet inside the house.

February 13: Officers responded to a possible disturbance in the 500 block of 8th Street. Officers arrived and spoke to one half of a verbal dispute. Officers checked the area for the other half but he was not located.

February 13: U.S. Customs requested assistance from the Blaine police regarding a subject who appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance. Blaine officers conducted an investigation, processed the subject, and released him to the custody of a friend who could legally drive.

February 13: Blaine police were advised of an identity theft crime. A suspect opened a post office box in the victim’s name. A report was made and the victim was referred to postal inspectors for further assistance. The identity theft originated in Bellingham.

February 13: School officials reported a student had been barred from school property but had returned to the campus during lunch. An officer located the 13-year-old student and arrested him for criminal trespass. He was processed and released to a parent.

February 13: A man who was wanted on two superior court felony warrants for narcotics and three misdemeanor warrants was spotted by police officers and arrested in the 600 block of Peace Portal Drive. The 20-year-old Blaine resident was booked into Whatcom County Jail.

February 12: A Blaine officer investigated a suspicious vehicle and found the registered owner’s driving privilages were suspended. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to be also in violation of an interlock device restriction, and was not able to provide proof of insurance or registration information. The 23-year-old Blaine resident was processed at the scene, given a mandatory court date and released.

February 12: An officer was dispatched to a report of a person who failed to obey a flagger in the construction zone on SR543. On arrival an officer contacted two flaggers who gave written statements as to the violation. Officers cited the adult female driver for failure to obey a flagger.

February 12: A citizen called the office to report her black lab dog has gone missing between the 4000 and 2200 blocks of H Street. A report was taken and officers were advised.

February 12: A business in the 1400 block of Odell Road reported someone stole a fan unit out of a refrigeration compressor behind their premises, extensively damaging the compressor. Loss is estimated at $2,000.

February 12: Officers received information that a vehicle known to have expired registration was being driven in the 600 block of 9th Street. An officer stopped the vehicle in the 1200 block of H Street and learned that the driver’s privilege to drive was suspended and he was the subject of a number of warrants for his arrest. The 20-year-old Blaine resident was transported to the Whatcom County Jail where he was booked.

February 11: While on patrol a Border Patrol agent came upon an injured deer in the 4100 block of H Street Road. Due to the extent of the injuries a Blaine police officer was forced to kill the animal.

February 11: Customs contacted police regarding a 20-year-old who was returning to the U.S. from Canada with alcohol in the truck of his vehicle. In lieu of a citation, the Lake Stevens resident elected to pour out the liquor. The driver was sober when he arrived and even more sober when he left.

February 11: Blaine police responded to the 600 block of E Street regarding an intoxicated woman who had walked unannounced into a neighbor’s house, refused to leave and ultimately passed out on the kitchen floor. Officers determined the woman was not experiencing a medical emergency and escorted her home.

February 11: Blaine police were called to the 700 block of E Street on a report that an intoxicated woman was chasing kids in the street, accusing them of throwing things at her home. Contact was made with all parties and officers determined that no crime had been committed. The woman who had caused the disturbance agreed to go home and stay there for a while.

February 11: Dispatch reported a 911 hang up at a residence. An officer arrived and met with a woman who said she called 911 after a relative living in a different city had stated that he was going to hurt himself. As she was calling 911 her relative changed his mind so the resident cut off the 911 call rather than explain what had happened. Another relative who lived near the person making the threats to injure themselves will be making sure the person is okay.