Police Report -- March 27, 2008

Published on Thu, Mar 27, 2008
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March 25: Two young men came to Blaine to express unhappiness regarding one's girlfriend being in the company of four other men at an apartment on 15th Street. Threats and words were exchanged between all of the men involved, resulting in one of the visitors having a pool cue broken over his head. The victim claimed that he could not identify his attacker, and did not want to have the matter pursued by police. Everyone else was unharmed. Medics examined the lump on the back of the visitor's head and released him.

March 25: Blaine police were notified that a bicycle had been stolen from the 600 block of A Street overnight. The bike was described as a black Harley Davidson boy's model with red and black handle bars. No suspects are known at this time.

March 25: Blaine officers contacted a resident on Lincoln Lane, upon learning that the homeowner had suffered a series of thefts from the victim's home over the past year. Police are investigating the crimes.

March 25: While patrolling the school zone, an officer came upon and investigated a minor motor vehicle collision in the 1100 block of H Street. A driver was distracted by the goats in the back of her SUV and accidentally rolled in to the car ahead of her. Yup, goats.

March 25: A passerby reported that she was walking on H Street a short distance from the school when a aggressive medium sized pit bull ran out from behind a house and snipped at her sweater. The dog then followed her for two blocks, barking and growling until it was distracted and took out after a fresh victim. Police responded and an officer located the bad mannered mutt clawing through a curbside garbage container. The dog’s owner on Harrison Street was identified and issued a criminal citation for permitting her unleashed and unlicensed pet to harass the neighborhood.

March 24: A father from California drove his 10-year-old son to the Canadian border during his visitation over Easter break. The father attempted to request asylum in Canada from their immigration officials. The man and his son were escorted back to U.S. Customs and CBP advised Blaine police of the matter. The boy's mother, the primary custodial parent, was contacted in Phoenix, Arizona at the airport where her son was supposed to be arriving. The FBI arrested the father for kidnapping. Blaine police officers contacted CPS and made arrangements with them to transfer custody of the boy to his godparents in Olympia.

March 24: Officers responded to the 700 block of A Street where an 11-year-old had been assaulted by a neighbor. The neighbor lady smacked the boy twice with a plastic stick, after the boy injured the lady's daughter during a game. The boy received a welt from the whacking. The neighbor received a citation and a court date.

March 23: Officers responded to assist U.S. Border Patrol agents when a subject entered into the U.S.illegally. The subject was located and detained. It turned out his brother had come to pick him up. Unfortunately, the brother was driving on a suspended license. He was arrested and cited for DWLS 3rd degree. The other brother had sneaked into Canada to attend a funeral.

March 23: A resident on a residential street reported that a thief entered his unlocked garage and stole thousands of dollars worth of tools and recreation equipment. Officers are investigating.

March 23: An officer was dispatched to a report of a dispute between a customer and business in the 300 block of D Street. On arrival police contacted a woman who said her boyfriend bought some beer on top of their gas purchase, though he is an alcoholic. Knowing she'd make a scene about it, the man had run off, beer in hand. The argument was the girlfriend venting about having to pay for beer she didn't want her boyfriend to have in the first place.

March 23: An officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver was found to have felony warrant and was in possession of drugs and paraphernalia. The 24-year-old Blaine man was arrested and booked into the Whatcom County jail.

March 23: A resident reported a subject walking down the middle of Blaine Avenue at 3 a.m. yelling at no one in particular. The man was easily located by police and agreed to return home more quietly.

March 22: Blaine police were notified that youngsters throwing rocks at cars on I-5 near milepost 274 had damaged one vehicle. The victim from the lower mainland of B.C. was now in the northbound I-5 lineup reporting the incident by phone and not wanting to leave her place in the customs line to file a police report. Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspected kids.

March 22: The owner of an apartment complex on F Street contacted the police department to report that a non-tenant was putting trash into the buildings trash bins without permission. The owner requested the police contact the suspect and notify him that if the practice continues the landlord would proceed with criminal action for theft of services. A warning was levied upon the offending litter leaver and his apology was recycled back to the complainant.

March 22: U.S. Customs reported they were questioning a Vancouver woman who wanted to drive to Seattle and located drugs inside her vehicle. Blaine officers arrested the 32-year-old lady for possession of Ecstasy, booked her into jail and impounded her BMW.

March 22: A 30-year-old resident reported he had been robbed by someone from Seattle whom he knows. His backpack, money and a laptop were taken after he was struck in the face with a handgun near his home in the 600 block of H Street shortly before 2 a.m. The suspect then fled in a vehicle: Officers have identified the suspect and are searching for him. The victim suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for observation.

March 21: A 30-year-old complainant reported her 25-year-old brother threw a tantrum over a video game and threw a fork at her, almost striking her. Complainant feared another assault and fled. When she returned she discovered her brother gone and her belongings thrown around her living room and damaged. Officers located and arrested the brother. He was charged with domestic violence assault and malicious mischief.

March 21: Police were advised that medical rescue was enroute to the Peace Arch Port of Entry regarding a ground level fall. A short time later the call was upgraded when customs officers reported they were performing CPR on the victim. Officers responded to assist the fire and customs personnel on the scene with clearing traffic for the incoming paramedics. The patient was transported to the hospital with CPR still in progress.

March 20: A transient entered a yard on Peace Portal Drive and casually kicked over a sign there before continuing on his way. Police located and arrested him. The sign read “No Trespassing – Private Property.”

March 20: Officers were dispatched to a report of a 911 hang up call to a residence in the 500 block of F Street. On arrival officers found the call was in response to an argument between relatives over alcohol. Officers determined no crime occurred and one man was

given a ride home.
March 20: Someone drove a vehicle through a cedar post fence that was a barrier at the end of a roadway and an access for emergency purposes on Drayton Harbor Road. The remains of the fence will be used for kindling by the employees who have to replace it.

March 20: A large group of students spending the night in the Blaine high school gym reported seeing two males in hoodies trying doors before eventually walking across the inside of the Ken Waters Gym. Officers searched the building. No one nor any sign of criminal activity was found. The pair were possibly night custodians finishing work and securing the campus.

March 19: A responsible 6-year-old girl panicked when her dog got loose, and chased the pet down 12th Street. The girl went to a neighbor's house two doors down for help, and they called police. Officers arrived to find that the girl and her babysitting grandfather were reunited.

-Blaine Police Department