Police Reports: October 25 - November 2, 2011

Published on Wed, Nov 2, 2011
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October 25, 9:53 p.m.: A Border Patrol Agent was assisted by Blaine police officers when he contacted two men at a closed beach access at Semiahmoo Park in west Blaine. Identity checks revealed one of the men had a outstanding Department of Corrections felony warrant for assaulting a public officer. During the arrest procedure an unprescribed oxycodone tablet was found in the man's possession, and he was arrested for that offense as well. The 35-year-old Bellingham resident was booked in to jail.

October 26, 9:10 a.m.: During a Blaine Municipal Court hearing the judge ordered police to take a defendant into custody for contempt of court. During the process the young man resisted the arresting officer. He was placed in restraints, charged with resisting a public officer and booked in to jail.

October 26, 12:36 p.m.: Police responded with a fire unit to a report of thick smoke in the area of 10th and D streets. They found the source of the problem was a fireplace in a residence. Fire personnel educated the tenant about the neighborhood effects of burning green firewood.

October 26, 1:58 p.m.: On the evening of October 24 a man parked his white pickup in the school parking lot and attended an open gym session. About 9 p.m. he came out to find that someone had crashed into his truck, leaving a large dent and no note. Two days later no one had come forward to confess or apologize, and the dent was looking a lot worse in the daylight. The victim notified police and his insurance company. No suspects have been identified at this time, and police are hoping a witness will come forward.

October 26, 2:24 p.m.: An officer responded to Blaine High School to discuss and offer assistance on a couple of issues that were being worked on by the staff. Followup was conducted the following day.

October 26, 4:26 p.m.: The Blaine Harbormaster's office turned in some currency that had been found on port property on August 7. No one had come forward looking for the cash, so it was turned over to the police department for safekeeping.

October 26, 8:10 p.m.: A Blaine officer intercepted a Cuban citizen who was attempting to illegally sneak across the border into Canada through a residential neighborhood on A Street. Border Patrol agents were nearby and soon arrived to take custody of the man.

October 27, 4:44 p.m.: A person called to report that his son's bicycle had been stolen from school property. The very new blue-colored Road Master brand bike has red lettering and is valued at about $150.

October 27, 4:47 p.m.: A passerby reported that commercial limousines parked at the business near 6th and D streets were obstructing vision at the intersection, making it hazardous for motorists trying to cross. An officer contacted the business owner and he agreed to move the limos so they would not block the view of passing drivers.

October 27, 6:12 p.m.: A person called to report a possible domestic disturbance in progress at a home on 4th Street. Officers arrived and determined that the disorder was actually a neighbor dispute about money. Both parties were advised to keep away from one other and to call the police if problems arose.

October 27, 9:45 p.m.: Blaine police responded to the Peace Arch Point of Entry when Customs officers reported that a man had been returned to the U.S. by Canadian authorities for carrying a knife with an 18-inch blade and making statements about wanting to harm himself. Blaine officers took him into protective custody and transported him to hospital for a mental health evaluation.

October 28, 8:03 p.m.: Blaine police responded to a request for a welfare check on an elderly lady. The reporting party was concerned for her mother's safety after hearing that mom had found some unexplained foot prints in the grass leading to the residence. Officers arrived, checked the residence on Mitchell Street, and found that everything was in order. The foot prints remained unexplained, and officers kept an eye on the neighborhood during the evening.

October 29, 12:05 a.m.: A motorist was stopped for a traffic violation on Peace Portal Drive and subsequently found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. The 22-year-old Blaine resident was arrested, processed for DUI and booked into jail. Her vehicle was impounded.

October 29, 1:30 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a report of cell phone theft at Blaine High School. The victims did a bit of investigation on their own and helped police identify the suspect and where to find him. The suspect admitted to taking and using the phone. The young man was arrested and processed, and a case report was forwarded to the juvenile prosecutor for review of charges.

October 29, 5:19 p.m.: Border Patrol agents contacted a suspicious person and determined that he was wanted on a federal warrant for theft of government services. The man was turned over to Blaine police, who arrested him on the warrant and transported him to jail.

October 30, 12:05 a.m.: While on patrol a Blaine officer contacted a man wearing dark clothing walking in the middle of the street in a high-traffic area late at night. It turned out the gent was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued by Sumas Municipal Court for failure to appear on charges of DUI and DWLS. The 52-year-old Blaine resident was arrested and booked into jail.

October 29, 2:08 a.m.: A Blaine police K9 team searched a business on Bell Road after receiving an intrusion alarm. K9 Dexter was deployed and gave no indication of any hidden persons on the property. Officers cleared without incident.

October 31, 1:11 a.m.: A motorist was stopped on Bald Eagle Drive in Blaine after registration and driver’s checks revealed his Washington State driver's license was suspended. During the arrest procedure the officer determined the man was also operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol. The 26-year-old Blaine resident was arrested, processed and booked into jail, and his vehicle was impounded.

October 31, 7:46 a.m.: Police were contacted by a lady who reported that a little over an hour earlier she had been walking on 12th Street when an elderly male drove up near her, and offered to give her cash if she would let him enjoy her womanly scent. The lady gracefully declined the offer. She explained she did not feel threatened by the old guy's rather strange proposal, but was worried for other women or especially young girls who would be out for Halloween later in the day. Officers unsuccessfully searched the area for the man's car, which was described as an early 2000s model Buick, dark or possibly burgundy in color.

October 31, 2 p.m.: A man called to report his wallet missing. He had it with him in his mobility assistance power chair when he left his home earlier in the day. When he returned to his home on B Street he discovered the wallet was missing. He has no idea where it may have fallen out. An informational report was made in case someone finds the wallet and turns it in.

October 31, 10:20 p.m.: On Halloween evening a Border Patrol agent called Blaine officers when he came across a group of suspicious acting people at a closed business on Peace Portal Drive. During the subsequent police contact officers discovered one of the suspects had two outstanding Blaine Municipal Court warrants for failure to appear. The 43-year-old woman was arrested and transported to jail.

November 1, 8:15 a.m.: An officer assisted Border Patrol agent with the apprehension of a Canadian citizen who entered the United States without inspection near the 4400 block of D Street. The individual was taken into custody by agents and police cleared.

November 1, 9:17 a.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle for speeding on H Street. The driver was arrested for driving on a suspended Washington license and for an outstanding warrant from eastern Washington for the same offense. The British Columbia resident was booked into jail and the warrant was cleared from law enforcement databases.

November 1, 10:46 a.m.: Officer was dispatched to a report of an adult male who was at the Peace Arch Port of Entry attempting entry into the United States when the man was found to be in possession of codeine without a prescription. Officer contacted the man, who was found to have in his possession 23 codeine pills. The man was issued a criminal citation for the violation.

November 1, 12:10 p.m.: Police were advised of a possible DUI driver who had just left a business downtown. A license plate was provided and the vehicle was found already safely parked at the owner's home. An officer contacted the owner and warned him of the repercussions of driving while impaired.

November 1, 2:17 p.m.: A Blaine resident came into the police department to report that he had lost his wallet last week. As a result someone had used his Visa card to make three purchases in the Blaine area. The victim has since been reimbursed by his banking institution for his loss and the bank has been contacted. A fraud report was completed and the case is under investigation.

November 1, 9:20 p.m.: A 5th Street resident flagged down an officer to report a suspicious red pickup truck driving around the area. This is the second such report in a week. The truck had already left prior to the officers arrival. The reporting parties will contact the police if they see the truck return.

November 1, 10 p.m.:
A Blaine officer contacted a 19-year-old on Madison Avenue when he recognized her as a suspect wanted on a Ferndale Municipal Court warrant for domestic violence assault. The Ferndale resident was arrested and transported to jail.

November 2, 1:40 a.m.: A Blaine officer contacted several youngsters walking in the early hours of the morning on Bell Road. Identity checks revealed a 15-year-old boy was listed as a runaway and also had three outstanding warrants for his arrest. The boy was arrested and transported to youth detention and also removed from police data bases as a runaway.