Police Report -- July 05, 2007

Published on Thu, Jul 5, 2007
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July 1: A citizen reported some kids throwing firecrackers at mailboxes. The juveniles were contacted and it was learned they had actually stuck the fireworks inside the outgoing mail slot in the neighborhood cluster mailbox. Because it is Sunday there is no way to check for any damages to either the mail slot or the mail, if any, inside. Matter will be forwarded to the USPS.

July 1: A citizen reported a young child being knocked down by a Doberman Pinscher. The young child was knocked down by the overzealous puppy but sustained some scratches from the sidewalk when he fell. Case will be referred to the Humane Society for follow.

July 1: The 911 operator reported receiving two phone calls concerning a problem between juveniles in the 300 block of Sixth Street. An officer was dispatched to intercede. Upon speaking with the involved children and parents a compromise was reached.

July 1: Blaine police canine team assisted the Whatcom County Sheriff’s office with the track and apprehension of a domestic violence suspect that had fled the area. The person was taken into custody by the sheriff’s department.

July 1: An unidentified motorist reported a dog had been hit by traffic and was beside the road at Bell Road and Peace Portal Drive. A U.S. Border Patrol agent was first to arrive and found a female canine limping by the roadway. A Blaine officer arrived with a control device and the animal was transported to the police station without incident. The dog did not have a collar, but appeared to have had very good care. A Humane Society employee arrived and transported the animal to Bellingham for an examination.

June 30: Officers were dispatched to the Blaine middle school after a man called to report seeing juveniles lighting fireworks and tossing them into the building through an open door. Responding officers were able to locate and arrest three male juveniles and four female juveniles. The juveniles were released to their parents. The incident has been forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for charging.

June 30: A resident returned to his apartment from a trip and discovered three glass shelves above the bar had fallen and shattered. The front door was locked, there was no sign of forced entry, and nothing was missing. The resident decided the damage was due to faulty shelving and requested an informational report to document the damage.

June 30: An anonymous caller reported that two individuals were siphoning gas in the alley in the 700 block of E Street. An officer found two adults walking a dog in the alley. No one was spotted siphoning gas.

June 30: While working traffic enforcement on Peace Portal an officer observed a suspended driver. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was contacted and subsequently admitted to driving with a suspended license. The 34-year-old Blaine resident was arrested, cited and released for the offense.

June 30: Customs and Border Protection reported a large gathering of people at the Peace Arch State Park. An officer contacted the park ranger and learned that a peaceful demonstration to “Free Cuba” was in process. There were no incidents.

June 30: Officers were notified of a boat having sunk in Semiahmoo Bay. The reporting party believed there were five people aboard. An officer and the U S Coast Guard responded. The survivors were located standing on the beach. The incident was handled by Coast Guard personnel.

June 29: Dispatch reported an alarm company called and said an intrusion alarm was going off at a residence. Officer arrived and checked the residence. Officer found the residence to be secure, and there was no sign of a break in.