Police Report -- August 23, 2007

Published on Thu, Aug 23, 2007
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August 22: An officer conducted a traffic stop on a driver who was suspected of driving with a suspended drivers license. The officer determined that the driver was in fact DWLS 3rd. The driver could not provide proof of insurance either. The driver was arrested, processed and released with a mandatory court date.

August 21: Officers received a report of two people possibly breaking into a vehicle in the 2400 block of Bell Road. Upon arriving, two people were contacted. Further investigation revealed that the two brothers had locked the keys in their father’s truck, which was for sale. They were trying to get into the truck because they had a buyer. The brothers were able to provide officers with proof of ownership and identification. Officers cleared without incident.

August 21: A man came into this office to report a domestic violence assault. An officer investigated the incident, arrested the man’s 35-year-old Blaine resident girlfriend, and booked her into Whatcom County jail.

August 21: An officer stopped a driver for speeding and found that the driver was DWLS 3rd and was also in violation of operation of a vehicle without interlock device. The 44-year-old Blaine resident driver was arrested and processed at the scene and released with a mandatory court date. The vehicle was released to a friend per owner of the vehicle.

August 20: Officers responded to a possible domestic dispute in the 700 block of F Street. Officers arrived and contacted two individuals who had been arguing and calling each other names. No assault had taken place and both parties were given verbal warnings for disorderly conduct.

August 20: A person entering the U.S. from Canada was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana. The 18-year-old Tacoma resident was also found to have alcohol in his possession. The man was issued a criminal citation and released with a court date. 

August 20: Officers received a complaint of an “annoying” dog in the skate park, chasing the skateboarders as they tried to ride. The tan, female pit bull was taken to the police department. Officers were able to locate the owner, who came to the police department and picked up the dog. A warning was issued, and a copy of the report was forwarded to animal control.

August 20: A business in the 1800 block of Pipeline Road reported that three of their temporary employees were caught with stolen clothing items they took from an internal department of the company. The employees admitted to taking the items for their personal use and were cited to Blaine Municipal Court for theft. One of the suspects was booked into Whatcom County jail on an unrelated Bellingham warrant.

August 20: A landlord in the 300 block of Alder Street called to report that some evicted tenants had left five cats in their apartment. The Whatcom County Humane Society was contacted to retrieve the cats.

August 20: A hotel manager asked for police assistance when a woman refused to leave her room. By the time an officer arrived, the woman had agreed to leave. The woman was unable to fit all of her belongings into her car. An agreement was mediated by police wherein the woman could return later in the afternoon to retrieve some belongings that she had left in the hotel room. Officer cleared without incident.

August 20: Blaine police stopped a driver who was suspected for driving on a suspended license and confirmed that the driver in fact was wanted for her three unpaid tickets in Anacortes. The 28-year-old Blaine resident driver was unable to provide proof of insurance or registration. She was processed at the scene and released with a mandatory court date. The vehicle was released to a friend.

August 20: Blaine police found an abandoned unregistered vehicle in the roadway blocking a travel lane in the 800 block of Boblett Avenue. The vehicle was towed from the roadway by Crown Towing and will be kept there until owner can be located.

August 19: CBP officers turned over a car stereo and a camera that they had found lying in the bushes near the old railroad depot. The items were not listed in state or national databases as stolen. Both items were placed into Blaine police evidence for safekeeping.

August 19: A complaint was received about a dog that was barking in the 600 block of C Street. Responding officers found the animal in question but were unable to get an answer to their knock at the door of the homeowner. Animal control was advised.

August 18: Officers were contacted by a local business owner wanting to report a man attempting to dump trash into the businesses trash containers. The man that was attempting to dump his trash was camping in a residential yard two houses away from the business. The business owner was concerned that his garbage cans might be used again by the camper. Officers located the man later that evening and advised him not to use the garbage cans in the area. The man agreed and officers cleared.

August 18: A woman reported that an unidentified man had engaged her in conversation in the parking lot of a business in the 300 block of 3rd Street. During the course of the conversation the man began fondling his private parts. The woman left the area and reported the incident to police the next day. The man was not identified or located. He was described as a white male about 45-years-old with a long brown pony tail wearing baggy, torn, ripped blue jeans. Case closed.

August 17: An officer observed a suspicious person enter a vehicle in the area of the international border in the 200 block of B Street. The incident occurred late at night while vehicle was being operated without headlights. An officer stopped the vehicle and both subjects were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents.

August 17: An officer initially responded to an attempted theft of a car at a business. The matter was determined to be a civil matter between estranged spouses.

August 17: Police responded to a report of a person suffering a medical problem at a residence. They monitored the patient until medics arrived.

August 17: A neighbor requested a welfare check for an elderly person who was screaming for no apparent reason and appeared to be having a medical problem in the 5500 block of Peregrine Way. Blaine officers and North Whatcom fire personnel contacted and evaluated the resident. No medical assistance was needed; it appeared that the screaming was associated with consumption of alcoholic beverages.

August 17: A driver attempting to enter the U.S. through the Peace Arch Port of Entry was referred for a secondary inspection. During the inspection it was found that the driver had a suspended Washington State drivers privilege. The 29-year-old B.C. resident was issued a criminal citation for DWLS, and the vehicle was impounded. 

August 17: An officer was dispatched to a report of two teenagers who were skating and riding bikes in the roadway dangerously close to cars in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive. The officer contacted the two boys, and one admitted riding on the road. A warning was issued and the complainant and the boys’ parents were contacted.

August 16: A manager at a grocery store reported that they had intercepted a teenager attempting to shoplift. An officer arrived and interviewed the 15-year-old Birch Bay resident. He denied trying to steal, and explained he was about to put the items back once he realized he did not have the money to pay for them. His explanation appeared to sugar coat the fact that he had placed the carrot cake, energy drink and ice cream into his daypack and zipped it shut before being contacted. The manager trespassed the lad and he was released to his grandfather.

August 16: A citizen reported their dog stolen from their yard in the 4400 block of D Street while they were away on vacation. The dog ended up at the humane society facility as an abandoned animal. The case is under investigation. 

August 16: Officers investigated a complaint that a woman assaulted a teenage boy by throwing a can of soda pop at the 15-year-old neighbor in the 600 block of E Street. The boy did not suffer any permanent injury. The case was referred to the city prosecutor and a citation was issued by summons. 

August 16: Blaine police assisted U.S. Customs at the Peace Arch crossing with a subject who was suspected driving with a suspended Washington driver’s license. The police confirmed that the driver was DWLS 3rd and arrested the 25-year-old B.C. resident and released him with a mandatory court date. The vehicle was released to traveling companion who held a valid drivers license.

August 15: A business in the 1300 block of H Street reported two persons were walking around their parking lot looking into vehicles. Officers arrived and contacted the two subjects sleeping near a bench. One of the subjects had three full bottles of beer in his pockets and three more lying on the ground next to him. A complainant reported those same beer bottles were missing from inside her vehicle parked nearby. Officers arrested the 30-year-old Birch Bay resident for vehicle prowl and theft 3rd. He was released with a criminal citation.

August 15: Police received a 911 call from a wife reporting that she could not calm down her angry husband. Officers spoke to both husband and wife. No crime had occurred and the husband was taking appropriate measures to remove himself from a stressful environment. Case closed.

August 15: An individual reported an erratic driver crossing the fog line and center line multiple times. Officer located and stopped the vehicle in the 1000 block of Mitchell Avenue. The driver was found to have a suspended driver’s license as well as two warrants for her arrest. The 42-year-old Blaine resident was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail.

August 15: Blaine police observed two vehicles drive onto the beach at the spit to clam. Drivers were advised that the vehicles were not allowed on the beach and had to be moved. Vehicles were moved in lieu of citations.