Police Reports: September 13 - 21, 2011

Published on Wed, Sep 21, 2011
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September 13, 2:45 p.m.: Dispatch received a report that cars parked at the curb in the 100 block of 2nd Street occasionally partially block the bicycle lane on the street, just outside the gate to the Peace Arch State Park. The caller believes the problem may be increasing now that more people visiting the park are leaving their cars outside the park boundary to order to avoid a recently imposed state user fee. Officers are reviewing the signage and roadway markings with Public Works.

September 13, 4:25 p.m.: A resident on 4th Street called police to ask for help dealing with a neighbor's rooster and geese, which awaken her far too early each morning. The homeowner's concerns were documented and forwarded to Animal Control for follow-up.

September 13, 8:25 p.m.: A concerned resident called the police to report two suspicious men walking in the alley between H and G streets. An officer patrolled the area but did not locate the pair.

September 13, 9:40 p.m.: Officers contacted a man walking on Boblett Street who was wanted on an warrant for failure to appear on a charge of violation of a no-contact order. The 25-year-old Blaine resident was arrested and transported to jail.

September 13, 10:46 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a threat complaint on D Street and met with victims who explained they had been walking down the street looking for an address when a man accosted them with threatening statements about having a gun. Officers contacted the suspect, who admitted to yelling at people lurking in the neighborhood whom he thought were casing his home. The possible misunderstanding was explained to both sides.

September 14, 3:13 a.m.: A resident in Semiahmoo called dispatch to report a that a "very loud" black sedan travelled through and awakened the block early every morning about the same time. The person was unsure if the overly audible auto apparition was a paper delivery person or a neighbor, but hoped police could contact and quiet the car. The information was passed on to all patrol officers.

September 14, 8:12 a.m.: Residents in the area had called police to report kids smoking in an alley between 8th and 9th streets on school days before school. Following up on the complaint, an officer contacted three boys who were in the alley and in possession of and/or smoking tobacco. The cigarettes were impounded, the school district and parents were notified, and a report was forwarded to the juvenile prosecutor's office.

September 14, 4:20 p.m.: An officer patrolling Cedar Street came upon an unattended dog in the roadway. The owner of the animal was contacted and advised she would be cited in the future for allowing her pet to roam. It is unsafe for the animal and the Humane Society is commissioned to impound dogs found off-leash. The resident owner agreed to keep Fido under owner control.

September 14, 7:22 p.m.: Blaine Police and U.S. Border Patrol Agents responded to a report of suspicious activity occurring on Pipeline Road east of Harvey Road. Their investigation turned up two men who had been tending to their small plot of marijuana plants, which they were cultivating on public lands nearby. The Blaine-area residents and the fruits of their labors were turned over to sheriff's deputies for investigation of trespassing and felony manufacture of a controlled substance.

September 14, 10:58 p.m.: The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office requested Blaine Police to respond to a report that a road hazard was blocking the 9000 block of Custer School Road. Border Patrol Agents and a Blaine officer discovered the hazard was the front end of a junked car that appeared to have fallen off a passing hulk hauler. A tow truck was dispatched to remove the scrap, unlicensed shadow of a former vehicle from the roadway.

September 15, 6:26 a.m.: A caller on 3rd Street contacted police to ask for help putting a stop to the too-early construction noise near their house. An officer contacted a nearby jackhammer operator and aired the complainant's concerns of interrupted sleep. The operator explained that he was a day behind schedule and had hoped to get a jump on his work, but agreed to put his jackhammer on snooze for another 30 minutes until the legal hour of 7 a.m.

September 15, 8:55 a.m.: Officers contacted a 16-year-old Birch Bay teenager in Blaine on H Street and took her into custody on an outstanding juvenile warrant. She was transported and booked into juvenile detention.

September 15, 10:22 a.m.: A resident reported to police that two Mongoose bicycles belonging to her sons had been stolen from their backyard on Garfield Street. She provided a stolen property statement and the items were entered into law enforcement databases. The owner later called back when she discovered that her husband had moved both bikes into the carport, and they were home safe and sound.

September 15, 3:20 p.m.: Blaine officers responded to a report of a theft of services from a business on Peace Portal Drive, which discovered that a resident who does not subscribe to garbage service has been throwing trash into a Dumpster which the city has to pay to have hauled away. Evidence was collected, and the resident was identified and will be cited for theft.

September 15, 8:30 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a vehicle prowl which occurred in the 200 block of H Street sometime the prior night or during that day. An officer contacted the victim, who reported that she had left her car unlocked overnight, and when she got into the vehicle this evening she found that a leather box full of her assorted CDs had been stolen. The thief had also clumsily tried to take the car's stereo but failed.

September 16, 8:18 a.m.: A woman called police to report being concerned for her safety in light of continual harassing messages she was receiving. An investigation confirmed that the text messages did constitute harassment. The suspect was identified and is being issued a criminal citation by summons.

September 16, 9:03 a.m.: An officer stopped a motorist for speeding in a school zone. A driver's check revealed the woman's license was suspended in Washington for having failed to resolve a previous citation. She was cited for the speeding violation and driving with a suspended license. A licensed driver in the vehicle took the helm.

September 16, 11:29 a.m.: Dispatch reported a loose dog in the area of H and Allan streets. The animal was captured and reunited with his owner.

September 16, 5:45 p.m.: Officers observed two teenagers involved in a fist fight behind the library. Both were arrested, processed and released to their guardians pending an appearance in court.

September 16, 6:08 p.m.: Officers responded to a report that a driver was "peeling out" in a vehicle near the skate park, spinning his tires and sending chunks of asphalt flying with a group of about a dozen kids nearby. The driver was arrested, cited and booked into jail. The driver was apparently releasing some anger stemming from a recent problem with a juvenile relative.

September 17, 1:10 p.m.: Police responded to a reported vehicle fire southbound on the freeway near Mitchell Street. The first arriving officer found a pickup truck fully engulfed in flame. The single occupant driver received significant burns and was ultimately airlifted to a Seattle-area hospital. Officers provided traffic control and assisted Washington State Patrol with their investigation after fire units extinguished the remains of the truck.

September 18, 10:56 a.m.: Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Arch Port of Entry intercepted a B.C. resident attempting entry to the U.S. while in possession of a personal-use amount of hydrocodone without a prescription. The woman was arrested, cited and released pending her appearance in court.

September 18, 8:45 p.m.: Police were dispatched to the Peace Arch Port of Entry regarding a California resident in possession of a personal-use amount of marijuana. An officer contacted the woman and arrested her for possessing the controlled substance. She was released with a mandatory court date.

September 19, 8:42 a.m.: Blaine Police responded to a report of a semi-truck and trailer blocking Grant Street. The driver was contacted as he and another trucker were exchanging loads. He apologized for blocking the roadway and accepted a verbal warning.

September 19, 9:40 a.m.: Port of Bellingham staff at the Blaine Harbormaster's Office contacted Blaine Police when they found what appeared to be heroin residue in a little plastic bag in the Blaine Marina parking lot. An officer retrieved the bag and destroyed it.

September 19, 10:26 a.m.: The Community Service Officer located gang graffiti on a mailbox cluster. Post Office personnel were notified and immediately had the damage repaired.

September 19, 4:20 p.m.: Police responded to a report of a young man reportedly in cardiac arrest at a residence on Peace Portal Drive. Officers found the man alive and assisted the unconscious adult by maintaining his airway and monitoring him via AED until medics arrived. He ultimately regained consciousness and was transported to hospital.

September 19, 6:06 p.m.: A Blaine Avenue resident contacted officers to report a theft of recyclables when he discovered that several bags of empty soda cans and six vehicle radiators had been stolen from his property. An officer contacted neighbors but no one had observed suspicious activity in the area. The loss was estimated at about $150.

September 20, 12:01 a.m.: Police contacted a loud house party on Adelia Street and found a 20-year-old there was under the influence of alcohol. The man told the officers he was so in intoxicated that he did not remember how many beers he had consumed. The results of his sobriety test supported his assessment. The gent was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol, released with a court date and given a safe ride home.

September 20, 8:14 a.m.: A 15-year-old high school student was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on campus, and police were called to investigate. An officer arrested the teen and released him to his parent at the police station after processing, pending his appearance in court.

September 20, 7:30 a.m.: An officer on patrol came upon a man sleeping in the bushes near a city street. The transient was not wanted. He was advised that camping is not permitted within city limits. The man packed up and continued his journey back to Idaho.

September 20, 9:33 a.m.: A concerned citizen contacted the Blaine Police Department to request an area check. Her neighbors' garage door was left open with nobody home. The neighbor found this suspicious and called police. An officer and the homeowner arrived at the same time and learned that the homeowner's wife had just arrived home after a quick errand. Everything was found to be OK and the officer cleared.

September 20, 12:03 p.m.: A resident on G Street called police when someone abandoned a lawnmower on his front lawn. None of his neighbors knew how the machine got there, so an officer impounded it in hopes the owner will report it missing or stolen.

September 20, 2:56 p.m.: Neighborhood residents advised police that juveniles were smoking in an alley before and after school. An officer on patrol observed an underaged teen smoking in the alleyway just after school let out, and cited the 16-year-old for the offense. His parent was notified of the matter.

September 20, 4:15 p.m.: The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of Blaine Police Officers for a physical domestic in the county on Kickerville Road north of Birch Bay-Lynden Road. An unidentified female reported having been struck in the head by her unidentified boyfriend, who was now following her. The woman apparently refused to provide any further details of her whereabouts. Officers scoured the area but were not able to locate a victim or suspect. No other information was available and the sheriff's office was notified of the findings.

September 20, 4:45 p.m.: A neighborhood resident reported that small children had damaged her car by dropping or throwing dirt clods upon the vehicle's front end. All children in the area submitted to comparison of their shoe tread to the tracks left behind, and none were a match. There are no suspects yet in the malicious mischief.

September 20, 9:45 p.m.: An anonymous caller reported that a vehicle with a too-loud stereo was driving on Clark Street. The caller did not leave their information and no vehicle description was given. An officer patrolled the area but did not locate a loud car.

September 20, 10:27 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a domestic violence assault on Madison Street. Based on information provided by the victim and her injuries, two people were placed under arrest for misdemeanor assault and booked into jail. The victim sought medical attention at a hospital for her injuries.

September 21, 2:40 a.m.: An anonymous caller reported a noise complaint on Adelia Street. Officers arrived and contacted the tail end of a house party. The intoxicated tenant and his remaining guest were given a warning to keep the noise down. The other partygoers had already departed, and the remnants agreed to keep it quiet for the rest of the night.