Police Report -- November 06, 2008

Published on Thu, Nov 6, 2008
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November 4: Late Wednesday evening a resident on G Street reported that a “snarling” cougar was trapped in his front yard tree. Police responded and were relieved to find the predatory pupils peering down at them belonged not to a cougar but to two rowdy raccoons. Officers left the fauna frolicking amid the foliage.

November 4: A woman was arrested for theft after she was seen taking a credit card at her work place and placing it in her purse. The incident was captured on camera. The 25-year-old Blaine resident was booked in to the Whatcom County Jail on theft and possession of stolen property charges.

November 4: Blaine school officials called to report two students had been found in possession of a pill believed to be the illegal drug Ecstasy. An officer arrived and interviewed both girls. A case was completed and is being forwarded to the prosecutor for review. One blue pill was impounded.

November 3: Blaine police K9 team was called to assist the U.S. Border Patrol agents who believed that a subject who had entered the U.S. illegally was hiding in shrubs near Marine Drive. Agents had searched the area unsuccessfully for over half an hour. Police canine Yoschi found the man hiding in the underbrush and was taken into custody by the Border Patrol without incident.

November 3: Blaine police K9 team was called to assist Border Patrol agents after two subjects fled from them on foot on Allan Street in Blaine. The two subjects were found hiding in the bushes about two blocks away by K9 Yoschi. They were taken in to custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents without incident.

November 3: A Blaine middle school administrator called seeking help with a young student who had been truant for 18 days and was refusing to come to school. An officer went to the youth’s home, picked him up and delivered him to class.

November 2: U.S. Border Patrol agents and a Blaine police officer contacted a man in Peace Arch Park at about 4:45 a.m. In a state of depression, the man had consumed a large quantity of alcohol and had taken about 60 prescription pain pills. Medics were called and transported the man to St. Joseph Hospital. Blaine police secured the man’s vehicle and impounded his valuables for safekeeping. Case closed.

November 1: Officers contacted a couple regarding a civil issue. Information gathered during the contact revealed a possible theft of equipment had occurred. Officers are waiting for further information before proceeding.

October 31: A driver at a truck stop reported that a terrified man rushed up to him out of the rain and the dark, pleading for help because he was being chased by men with guns. The trucker tried to drive away and call police from a safe place, but the terrified transient clung to the side of his rig. Police contacted the wet and shivering man running in the roadway on the truck route at Boblett. There were no assailants, and the man was suffering a mental health emergency. He was taken into protective custody and transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital for evaluation.

October 31: Blaine police investigating a sex crime found probable cause to arrest a Blaine area teenaged young man for child molestation. He was then transported and booked into juvenile detention.

October 31: Officers were dispatched to Peace Arch Customs, where officers were searching for an elderly woman who had wandered away from the port, leaving her ID and vehicle behind. As luck would have it, the lady arrived on foot at the police station moments later. She wanted to report that Canada was under attack, and the U.S. president needed to be notified. Blaine officers escorted the lady back to customs so that she could deliver her presidential intelligence to federal agents.

October 30: During an inspection of a southbound train, Customs and Border Protection officers found an undocumented alien hiding aboard one of the cars. A Blaine officer responded to the area to provide assistance. The alien was taken into custody and transported by Border Patrol to a BCBP facility.

October 30: A counterfeit U.S. $20 bill and a $10 bill were impounded from a business on H Street. The items will be forwarded to the Secret Service. 

October 30: A business in west Blaine reported vandalism to two commercial clothes dryers. The dryers had been inoperable prior to the attack. Apparently out of frustration, and in an effort to make a point, an overnight customer had dragged the appliances to the door and set them outside. A representative of the business will be working with the owners to resolve the underlying problem.

October 29: Blaine officers assisted U.S. Customs with a subject who was in possession of marijuana at the Peace Arch Port of Entry. The male traveler had several rolled marijuana cigarettes. He was arrested, processed and released from custody with a hand-rolled citation and mandatory court date.

October 29: Police received a report from a passing motorist that a small child was walking alone in the dark down Yew Ave, an unlit rural road. An officer found the 9-year-old boy, who said he was walking home from his old house. Police gave the youngster a ride home, and explained the risks to his mom.

October 29: Blaine police responded to the 1700 block of H Street regarding a patron at a store in possession of a counterfeit $100 bill. Officers confirmed that the bill was fake and impounded it for forwarding to the Secret Service. The customer reported received the bill at a bank in another city.