Police Report -- March 01, 2007

Published on Thu, Mar 1, 2007
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POLICE REPORTS

February 27: Dispatch reported a blocking two-car collision in the 200 block of D Street. An officer arrived and determined one of the drivers was injured and called for the fire department. An officer assisted the injured driver until the fire department arrived. Officers conducted a collision investigation. The injured driver was taken to the hospital and the second driver was cited for driving too fast for the icy road conditions.

February 27: An officer stopped a person for a traffic infraction in the 4200 block of H Street. The person was found to be impaired by alcohol and driving with a suspended license. He was arrested, issued a criminal citation and released after processing. The vehicle was impounded. 

February 26: A person reported a former employee had stolen his personal checks and forged one at a store to commit theft. The same suspect is also under investigation for other forgeries in neighboring jurisdictions. A report on the latest incident was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

February 26: A Birch Bay resident reported her teenage daughter, who was wanted on a warrant, had not been home for about a week. Officers located and arrested the teenager in Blaine. She was booked into the juvenile detention facility. 

February 25: A Blaine officer came upon a motorist stopped in the roadway on Drayton Harbor Road outside the city limits. The driver had just witnessed a single car crash where a vehicle had driven off the roadway and down an embankment near Harborview Road. The driver of the crashed car was trapped inside, unconscious. Another passerby had stopped and rendering first aid to the driver. The officer and motorists assisted at the scene while the driver regained consciousness and became combative. He was recovered from the vehicle by Washington State Patrol and North Whatcom Fire personnel. Alcohol appeared to have been a factor in the crash.

February 24: An officer responded to an aid call with the fire department in the 900 block of Harrison Avenue. A patient was transported to the hospital. An officer secured the house for the resident.

February 24: A Blaine police officer located and arrested a man wanted by Bellingham for a felony theft warrant in the 9500 block of Semiahmoo Parkway. The Bellingham resident was transported part way to jail and turned over to a waiting Bellingham officer. 

February 23: A citizen came into the police station to turn in a checkbook she had found the previous evening near Mount Baker high school after a basketball game. The owner of the checkbook was contacted and informed that her checkbook was safely collecting interest in Blaine.

February 22: An officer was dispatched to a 911 hang up call at an apartment in the 300 block of Alder Street. On arrival there was a verbal dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend. The female half left the residence and with a stated intention of leaving the State of Washington and the state of her relationship.

February 22: Officers were asked to do a civil standby at a business in the 2200 block of Peace Portal Drive. On arrival they found a suspended driver who wanted to take possession of a car that was not registered to him. After conversing with police the man decided to clear up some legal issues before taking any further actions involving the vehicle.

February 22: An officer assisted the fire department at a motel in the 700 block of Peace Portal Drive where a guest was having a medical problem. 

February 21: An officer received a call from a resident who observed a bike in a Bellingham pawn shop which looked very much like one that had been stolen from him a couple of months ago. He had not reported the $1,100 theft at the time it occurred. Officers determined that the bike in the pawnshop was not his and are now investigating the original theft.

February 20: An estranged spouse in the process of obtaining a divorce spoke with an officer about his legal options. Officers provided information on the criminal aspects of the law and recommended other resources.

February 19: Whatcom County Sheriff’s department requested assistance for a deputy who was dealing with a carload of uncooperative subjects in a vehicle on a traffic stop on California Trail Road. Blaine officers responded and assisted the deputy until the scene was secure.

February 18: Officers responded to a report of a physical confrontation at a residence in the 300 block of 6th Street. They investigated and determined that a verbal dispute between two people had occurred, accompanied by a no-winner declared tug of war over a clothing accessory. The participants were counseled about domestic violence. 

February 17: A person entering the U.S. at the Peace Arch port of entry was referred for a secondary inspection and found in possession of about 2.8 grams of marijuana. The 30-year-old Seattle resident was arrested for the violation and issued a citation with a mandatory court appearance.

February 22: An officer checked on two dogs that had been barking for more than an hour in the 1400 block of Mitchell Avenue and left a contact card on the homeowner’s door. This was the second complaint about the barking dogs. The incident was documented, and referred to animal control officers.

February 19: U.S. Customs officers advised police about a to a subject who was possibly coming to Blaine while in violation of a domestic violence no contact order from Yakima County. Officers searched for the subject with the assistance of customs officers, but did not locate the suspect.