Police Reports: April 19 - April 25, 2012

Published on Wed, Apr 25, 2012
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April 19, 1:32 p.m.: Officers responded to a fire alarm at a commercial business on Martin Street. An officer arrived on scene to assist the fire department. Fire fighters and employees informed the the officer the alarm was false, and was possibly caused by maintenance workers creating dust while working in the buildings lobby.

April 19, 3:03 p.m.: Officials at Blaine middle school called police when they observed a teenager in the area who was not supposed to be on the campus and who might be a runaway from his home in Birch Bay. Follow-up checks revealed the youth was not missing from home. The school will be updating their trespass letter on the teen.

April 19, 4:55 p.m.: Ferndale police called Blaine officers for assistance with a case they were investigating. They had probable cause to arrest a man for domestic violence court order violations, and believed that he would be in Blaine at a certain time. Blaine police set up a surveillance, found the man, took him into custody and turned him over to a Ferndale officer when he arrived.

April 20, 3:42 p.m.: An anonymous caller reported seeing a man who appeared to be intoxicated abusing three dogs in the 300 block of 3rd Street. An officer checked the area but did not locate the suspect or the animals. A business person in the area said that the unidentified man had left the area in a vehicle before the officer’s arrival.

April 20, 3:49 p.m.: Police were called to investigate a collision on SR 543 a short distance south of the border. They determined that a driver had accidently pushed the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal and rear-ended the car stopped ahead of him in the northbound back-up of border traffic.

April 20, 8 p.m.: Officers responded to a report that a sewer system manhole at the northwest corner of H Street and 14th Street was missing its cover, presenting a safety and traffic problem. Police confirmed the existence of the black hole and public works was dispatched to address the problem.

April 20, 7:40 p.m.: A resident on G Street called police after being approached by a person soliciting business. The young adult man had offered to provide a detailed cleaning of the resident’s car as part of a “school project” he was working on at college. The visitor was unable to provide a college ID card when questioned, and had left the area. An officer checked around but could not locate the salesman.

April 21, 10:03 a.m.: Customs and Border Protection Officers pursued a green Jeep Cherokee that had turned around and drove southbound in the northbound lanes of I-5 north of milepost 276, approaching the border. Customs officers and Border Patrol agents contacted the suspect on D Street. He told the assembled gathering of uniforms that he had panicked when realized he was about to enter Canada, so turned around on the freeway and hightailed it back to Blaine. The 32-year-old Ferndale resident was cited for reckless driving and released with a mandatory court date.

April 21, 10:29 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of a hit and run which had occurred on Bell Road some time earlier. A commercial tractor trailer rig had backed up into another commercial vehicle, causing severe damage. Security cameras caught the suspect's image and he was positively identified. A Blaine officer contacted the suspect and cited him for the hit and run offense. The 50-year-old Lynden resident was released with a mandatory appearance date at Blaine Municipal Court.

April 21, 10:18 p.m.: Dispatch received a report of a girl sitting on a curb on F Street crying while a man yelled profanities at her. Three officers arrived in the area within two minutes, but found no one in the area. Extra patrol but the couple did not resurface and no other calls were received.

April 22, 1:26 a.m.: Police were dispatched to assist the fire department with a person who had possibly been assaulted. Officers arrived and found a young female adult who appeared to be going in and out of consciousness. The resident denied knowing the woman, and said that she had staggered to his door asking for help. The lady was possibly very intoxicated and was not providing any information. She did not have any obvious signs of assault, and was transported to hospital for evaluation and treatment.

April 22, 3:20 p.m.: Blaine police responded to a report that an elderly driver had driven away after possibly hitting a road sign with his car. The motorist was contacted and stated he had accidentally jumped the curb when exiting a parking lot, but denied hitting a sign. The reporting party was contacted and confirmed that no sign had actually been struck, and no other property damage occurred.

April 22, 7:50 p.m.: A concerned passerby called police when he spotted a man walking in a public park at Semiahmoo while wearing a holstered but unconcealed firearm on his hip. Two officers contacted the pistol packing pedestrian and confirmed that the man was legally exercising his constitutional rights.

April 22, 9:32 p.m.: A resident called police with a strange found property report. She explained that her car had died some time back, and for the past two months has been parked in her carport, which is accessible to passersby on the sidewalk. Today she happened to discover a small baggy of marijuana tucked into the space next to her fuel cap, behind the car's gas hatch. No one was able to say who had stashed the lid behind the lid, so officers impounded the marijuana and destroyed it.

April 23, 8:16 a.m.: Police responded to a report of burglary and malicious mischief at Blaine High School. School officials opening for the day had discovered the gym had been entered without force sometime after 4 p.m. the night before. Two wall mounted fire extinguishers had been stolen and a window smashed out of a coach's office to gain entry there. Nothing else had been taken. The scene was processed by police, and they are investigating. It will cost about $600 to repair the damage.

April 23, 8:52 a.m.: Blaine police responded to the high school for a report of student under the influence of marijuana. The student was contacted and denied having smoked marijuana, although the strong smell and blood-shot eyes suggested otherwise. The student was expelled as it was his second offense, and a case report forwarded to juvenile probation.

April 23, 11:30 a.m.: Blaine police responded to a complaint of three people yelling in an alley behind a residence. Officers arrived and contacted two men walking from the alley. They explained they at been yelling at another man because he refused to get out of bed and look for a job. They did not know where the lazy guy had gone, but affirmed their altercation was only verbal, and the only crime committed was sloth.

April 25, 12:40 p.m.: The Ferndale Police Department assisted the Blaine police Department by locating an individual with a Blaine warrant. An officer picked up the individual in Ferndale and transported her to jail.