Police Report -- December 11, 2008

Published on Thu, Dec 11, 2008
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December 3: A resident on Fourth Street near the border left his garage open briefly in the late afternoon. Thieves took advantage and stole three motorized miniature motorcycles known as “pocket street bikes” from the building. Two of the bikes are gas powered and one is electric. They have a combined value of approximately $500. Officers are investigating.

December 3: Officers were dispatched to a report of a structure fire at a Ruby St. residence. Burlington Northern delayed its train traffic so that fire and police units could respond. Arriving officers found everyone evacuated from the house, which had filled with smoke after a problem with a gas fireplace heater. Police departed after fire department set up to clear the smoke from the residence.

December 4: A mother called seeking help when her young child refused go to school, became violent and threatened her with a knife. Arriving police were equally unsuccessful in calming the child’s tantrum. He threw shoes at an officer and tried to kick his mother while swearing at the police and mom. Officers placed the child into protective custody and spent the rest of the day contacting specific agencies to get the boy and mom some needed help.

December 4: An officer investigated a two vehicle non-injury collision on Bell Road at Peace Portal. A vehicle was stopped on Bell Road eastbound at the intersection, when it was struck from behind by an over taking eastbound vehicle. Neither driver was injured. The driver who had slowed but not stopped in time was cited.

December 4: A business on H Street contacted the police to report that two of their evening employees had been caught stealing and consuming merchandise inside the business. Officers responded and investigated. Both employees were arrested, processed and released with criminal citations. Follow-up is being conducted to determine the extent of the loss, as the business suspects the thefts have been ongoing for some time.

December 5: An officer observed a car being negligently driven on H Street as school was ending on Friday afternoon. Police stopped the vehicle on F Street and contacted the 16-year-old Bellingham resident driver. He had no documentation, and officers found that his privilege to drive was suspended due to a prior drug arrest. He was arrested and received multiple citations. His mother was allowed to recover the car, with a warning that the vehicle would be impounded if the teenager was found to driving again.

December 5: Shortly after arriving at work, a Blaine resident received a call from a relative informing her that the garage back at her home on D Street had been burglarized. She called police and determined the intruders did not get into her house, thanks to a stout dead-bolted door separating the garage from home.

December 6: An officer patrolling Mitchell Avenue at 1 a.m. saw a pedestrian fall to the sidewalk. He went to help the lady, and discovered that she was 16-years-old and intoxicated. She was arrested, transported to the police department, processed for being a minor in possession of alcohol, and released to her mother.

December 6: Officers responded to a burglary call at a home in the 400 block of 9th, south of D Street. About 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The victim told arriving police that he came home mid-afternoon to discover the front door of his house kicked in, and the contents violated. Two handguns and other property was stolen in the burglary. Officers searched the area, and are investigating. Police hope that passersby or neighbors will report any suspicious activity they recall seeing in the area on Saturday.

December 6: While on patrol, an officer discovered a motor vehicle collision with injuries on Peace Portal at Hughes Avenue. The officer determined that the driver at fault had been drinking and following the vehicle in front of her too closely. The offending driver was arrested, processed and released with a mandatory court date. The other driver was transported to hospital via ambulance.

December 8: A group of people who were possibly illegally in the U.S., abandoned their truckload of personnel property on the north end of Harvey Road, hopped the ditch and fled into Canada on foot. RCMP officers responded and arrested the family on the street because they had illegally entered Canada. Their abandoned truck was removed from the Blaine city street it a blocking, and impounded by police.

December 8: Officers investigated a burglary that had occurred sometime over the past two weeks at a residence on Adelia Street. Over three thousand dollars worth of property including firearms and electronics were stolen from the house. There was no sign of forced entry. Officers are investigating.

December 8: Officers were dispatched to a vehicle stuck off the roadway in the 400 block of 11th Street. Upon arrival they determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The aggressive and hostile Blaine resident was arrested and processed at Blaine PD, then booked into jail. The 28 year old was faces charges related to physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated, making felony threats made to a police officer, and malicious mischief for damage to the patrol vehicle that transported him.

December 9: A woman came to the PD to ask for assistance finding gasoline, a job, and a place to live. Her request was fulfilled when police staff discovered that she is driving with a suspended license and was wanted on a warrant for shoplifting. She left the police station but officers caught up with her on Interstate 5. She was arrested for the warrant as well as driving while suspended and possession of marijuana. She was transported by police so did not need the gasoline, was given a place to live at the jail, and might be eligible for work release.