Police Reports: January 18 - January 25, 2012

Published on Wed, Jan 25, 2012
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January 18, 11:51 a.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle on F Street for a traffic violation and found that the truck's title had not been transferred into the name of its current owner. The 34-year-old Custer resident was given a criminal citation for failing to transfer the vehicle title and a traffic infraction for not having vehicle insurance.

January 18, 2:18 p.m.: A Blaine officer stopped a vehicle on Mary Avenue for a traffic violation and recognized a teenaged passenger. Identity checks revealed two outstanding juvenile court felony warrants for possession of a controlled substance. The 16-year-old was arrested, transported to juvenile detention and booked.

January 18, 2:18 p.m.: A Blaine officer stopped a vehicle on Mary Ave for a traffic violation and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car's interior. A search revealed six grams of pre-packaged marijuana, a used marijuana pipe and a dose of a prescription amphetamine. The 18-year-old driver from Blaine was arrested for the criminal violations, processed and released with a mandatory court date.

January 18, 2:18: During a traffic stop in a residential area, a Blaine officer identified and arrested a teenaged passenger for two outstanding juvenile court felony warrants for possession of a controlled substance and for making false statements to a public officer. The 16 year old was transported to juvenile detention for booking, and the warrants were removed from police data bases.

January 18, 5:20 p.m.: A resident called police to report that his home computer was possibly being slowed down and compromised by the activities of a hacker. The victim had learned that his internet service provider would assist help him resolve the problem, if he filed a police report. An officer provided him with the event number he needed to obtain assistance.

January 18, 6: 40 p.m.: A transient with no passport or money was surprised when she was denied entry to Canada. She contacted police asking for a place to stay for the night. She was provided a voucher for lodging for a single night to keep her safe until she could reach social services by bus on the morrow.

January 18, 8:45 p.m.: During a winter cold snap, police responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch near 15th and B Street. Officers met the driver and passenger at the scene and found that their car had slid off the road as they tried to negotiate a corner. No one was injured and the vehicle was undamaged. A tow company was called to help the motorist.

January 18, 10:13 p.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Sweet Road, and determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The officer arrested the 19-year-old Blaine motorist for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol as a minor, and having a open container of alcohol in the vehicle. The young man was booked into jail after processing.

January 18, 11:56 p.m.: An officer patrolling 6th Street happened upon a teenager sitting near the roadway in the middle of the night. The girl was under the influence of alcohol, and was arrested for being a minor in possession. After processing she was transported home, and a case report was forwarded to Whatcom County Juvenile Court.

January 19, 9:43 a.m.: Blaine officers conducting a warrant emphasis contacted a man at his Blaine residence. They served him with a municipal court warrant for failure to appear on a disorderly conduct, and booked the 27 year old into jail.

January 19, 11:11 a.m.: Officers attempted service on a Blaine Municipal Court warrant charging a resident with failure to appear for a DUI charge. The 56-year-old man was not contacted at home, but apparently got the message, because he later turned himself into jail on his own. The warrant was faxed to the jail and was cleared from all law enforcement databases.

January 19, 1:50 p.m.: Blaine police were called to the Peace Arch Port of Entry when CBP officers there discovered that two men attempting to enter the US were in possession of drugs. An officer responded to investigate, and arrested two 19 year olds from Massachusetts. The men were booked into jail for illegal possession of marijuana, paraphernalia, and medical grade amphetamine without a prescription.

January 19, 8:15 p.m.: A resident called police, concerned about not having heard from a friend who lives alone at an address in the county. A sheriff's deputy checked on the friend and found that she was alright, but had recently lost her cell phone.
January 19, 8:55 p.m.: Blaine police responded to a welfare check request from a concerned parent, who explained that her daughter and daughter's boyfriend had been fighting, and the girl had called mom asking for transportation. An investigation revealed that the young girl had been assaulted by her boyfriend,  and items in their home had been destroyed in a fight. The victim and her infant were taken to her mom's house. The 19-year-old suspect had fled but was tracked to an address in Bellingham and arrested there with the help of Bellingham police. He was booked into jail on charges of misdemeanor assault, malicious mischief and interfering with reporting domestic violence.

January 20, 1:50 a.m.: Shortly before 2 a.m., police observed a young pedestrian who appeared to be having difficulty navigating 3rd Street on foot.  Her tracks in the snow revealed that she could not walk a straight line, and was carving a wide path each time she wandered off the sidewalk into the street. An officer contacted the weaver, and discovered that she was a highly intoxicated 20 year old from Ferndale. The lady was cited for being a minor in possession of of alcohol, and released to the care of a responsible adult friend who promised to watch out for her safety until she sobered.

January 20, 11:40 a.m.: Blaine officers and United States Border Patrol agents assisted responding medic personnel responding to a report of an unconscious child at Peace Arch State Park. Agents and officers located the boy at the base of a snow covered hill, tended to him and and directed emergency responders to his location. The five-year-old boy had hit his head while sledding down the hill just east of the Arch. Medics arrived and treated the youngster at the scene.

January 20, 8: 17 p.m.: Blaine police were dispatched to a report from Customs officers of an intoxicated driver at the Peace Arch Point of Entry.  A Blaine officer arrived and contacted the driver, who had driven to U.S. Customs to inquire about importing a vehicle. The 48-year-old motorist from King County was indeed impaired, so was processed and arrested for DUI.  His vehicle was towed, his dog impounded by Animal Control, and he was booked into jail.

January 20, 8:40 p.m.: A passerby contacted U.S. Border Patrol agents to report seeing a lit gas fireplace inside a closed business. The citizen feared the fire was a public safety concern for the nearby apartment building as well as a possible fire code violation. The agents notified a Blaine officer, who contacted an employee of the business, who immediately responded to shut down the flame.
January 20, 11:12 p.m.: As the weather warmed following a cold snap, Blaine police received a late evening call for help from a Blaine residence when a water pipe burst. Officers arrived and found that a spigot on their main line  had ruptured, requiring water to the home to be shut off for repair. Police contacted Blaine Public Works, and a crew member responded to assist.

January 21, 7 :25 a.m.: While on patrol an officer checked a business on 3rd Street and found a mentally disturbed man staring at himself in the store's restroom mirror. The gent became aggressive and agitated when approached, and Border Patrol agents responded to the officers' call for assistance. The man ran from officers, resisted them when detained, and bit one of the officers was he was taken into protective custody. He was transported to hospital for mental health evaluation, and a case report was forwarded to the Whatcom County prosecutor for review of charges.

January 21, 3:25 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a private neighborhood when a concerned passerby observed a vehicle near an open area known for drug use and under-aged drinking. Officers arrived and contacted two young adults who were about to crack open their cold beers when they were interrupted by The law. The men agreed to secure their unopened alcohol in their vehicle and find a more appropriate, less public place where they could enjoy their brews without trespassing or having to drive afterwards.

January 22, 3: 51 p.m.: Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked just off the road at a business in the 2100 block of Peace Portal Drive. The arriving officers contacted a young adult motorist who had driven off the road, damaging his car as he crashed into the nearby landscaping rocks and shrubs. In the process the driver suffered substantial distain and numerous disparaging remarks from his carload of young friends. His wounds were dressed by traffic citations and a collision report.

January 25, 10:02 a.m.: While he was attending Blaine Municipal Court on a unrelated matter, a 19-year-old man was arrested for an outstanding Whatcom County Sheriff's Office warrant for failure to appear on a charge of possession of marijuana. He was transported to jail by police and booked.