Police Report -- December 04, 2008

Published on Thu, Dec 4, 2008
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December 2: Police received a report of a late night dispute occurring in the middle of 15th Street. Arriving officers found a mother arguing with her daughter. An investigation revealed that the teenaged girl wanted to leave home and stay with some new friends at a hotel room in Bellingham. The mother did not like that idea and refused to let her daughter leave. The young lady decided that staying home was the best option, after officers explained to her the alternatives.

December 2: At the Peace Arch POE, an officer arrested, cited and released a man from Lincoln, Nebraska, for possession of marijuana seeds.

December 2: Police assisted the Border Patrol in locating a suspicious vehicle in the area of the border. An officer spotted the described vehicle at a business on D Street and notified agents. Border Patrol contacted three occupants of the car and found they were in the U.S. illegally. The trio were arrested and processed by agents.

December 1: Police were advised that a theft of about 50 commercial crab pots occurred from Marine Drive within the past two weeks.  The crab pots were being stored outdoors near a business there.

December 1: An anonymous caller reported that a neighbor was being noisy and possibly using drugs.  Officer arrived and contacted a gentleman who was home alone watching a movie. The only thing high in the apartment was the TV volume, which the resident turned down.

November 30: Police were notified by USBP that some people were possible illegally duck hunting. The hunters were located in a boat north of the Semiahmoo spit. An officer confirmed the location, consulted with a Fish and Wildlife officer and determined there was no crime occurring.

November 29: Officers were dispatched to the Peace Arch POE to assist a person who was stranded at the port late at night. Police contacted a Russian man who was brought back to the border after he was arrested for driving while impaired in Canada.  The man refused transportation to the mission in Bellingham, and decided instead to go back to Canada and try to get his car returned.

November 29: Officers responded to the POE Peace Arch and assisted U.S. Customs with a subject who was in violation of a protection order that had been issued in California. The order was confirmed and the offending Mount Vernon resident was placed under arrest and transported to the Whatcom County Jail.

November 29: A resident on 4th Street reported that two Christmas yard decorations were stolen from his front yard overnight.  The family’s four foot by four foot four footed wooden cutout reindeer were part of an heirloom collection that has been staked out in the yard each holiday season for many years.  Police searched the neighborhood but could not find the ornaments.

November 28: An anonymous noon time caller reported someone shooting seagulls with a BB gun behind apartment complex on A Street.  An officer checked the area, but could not find anyone with a weapon nor any fallen fowl.  Extra patrol will be provided.

November 27: A resident on Blaine Avenue called police when someone kicked his front door twice and then fled into the night when the homeowner yelled out.  Responding officers found fresh damage to the door jam, but no trail to follow.  The resident did not know who had caused the $150 damage. No other incidents occurred that night.

November 26: Dispatch received a cell phone call from a man who was being assaulted in a business parking lot on H Street.  The suspect fled as police responded.  The adult victim told officers he had been called to the parking to help a friend, but it turned out to be a ‘set-up,’ because when he arrived his friend beat him up.  A witness explained that the friend who fled was really angry about some emails the victim wrote to the friend’s wife.  Officers contacted the suspect by phone.  He declined to discuss the matter. Police are arranging for everyone to have their day in court.

November 25: An officer was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision involving a vehicle that had reportedly gone into the water off of Drayton Harbor Rd. west of Blaine Road.  Initial reports were that a person was trapped in the sunken car.  Upon arrival fire, aid and a Sheriff’s deputy were on scene. Blaine Police assisted WCSO and fire units with traffic control until the scene was secured.

November 25: A custodian working in a bank after hours accidentally broke his key off in the door lock.  The problem was exacerbated by the fact that the door was locked, and the janitor was inside. Police then responded,  commiserated with the captive, and called his employer to come down with a spare key.  It’s not known what penalty was assessed for the late bank withdrawal.

November 25: Officers responded to a home on 4th Street to investigate after a resident came home to discover an attempted burglary.  Suspect(s) had unsuccessfully tried to pry open the back screen door of the house.  Officers assisted the homeowner in making temporary repairs to the door and lock, which suffered about $100 damage.  This is one of several burglaries and attempts in residential neighborhoods in Blaine in past weeks. Many incidents are happening while residents are away for the day. Citizens are encouraged to call police when they observe suspicious activity in their neighborhood.

November 25: A resident living near the border called police to report her husband missing.  She explained her spouse had left home intoxicated the night before after the couple had argued, but had never come home.  Blaine officers located hubby, in RCMP custody in Surrey, B.C.   The young man had been either too upset or too intoxicated, and wandered across the border into Canada while walking off his domestic disagreement.