Police Reports: May 27 - June 6, 2012

Published on Wed, Jun 6, 2012
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May 27, 4:20 p.m.: Dispatch reported a non-reportable collision in a business parking lot on H Street. Officers responded and determined that one of the drivers had backed out of a parking slot and struck another vehicle which was traveling between the parking stalls. No one was injured in the mishap. Police helped the motorists exchange the necessary information.

May 30, 6:50 a.m.: A person called Blaine police when she received an email from a friend in Blaine who said she was distraught over money troubles and was going to kill herself. Officers went to the residence to check on the friend, but she was not there. They located another friend in Blaine who had received the same email, who said the victim had moved to Canada. Police in B.C. were contacted: an officer there had met with the victim and confirmed she was still alive. That agency was informed of the report that Blaine officers had received.

May 30, 11:08 a.m.: A business called police when they discovered three counterfeit 20 dollar bills in their till. An officer met with the cashier who had received the fake notes. She explained she had accepted the counterfeits from a customer she did not know during a very busy spell at the register and had not inspected them at the time. The fraud went undetected until the manager saw them a few hours later and noticed their serial numbers were identical. The counterfeit bills were sent to the US Secret Service.

May 30, 12:44 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a residential burglary at a home on Mitchell Ave. The thief or thieves had entered through an unsecured bathroom window and stole a lap top computer and MP3 player. A neighborhood canvas did not turn up any witnesses to the crime. Officers have arrested one party on an unassociated warrant during their continuing investigation.

May 30, 5:40 p.m.: Two teens contacted an officer at the police department to report a verbal dispute with their neighbor. According to the boys the man had confronted them about driving too fast on their neighborhood street. They felt the discussion had gotten out of hand, and asked police to contact the adult for them, before the situation escalated. An officer did speak with the resident, who explained he was sick and tired of the boys recklessly speeding through his neighborhood. He understood that he should not have confronted them himself about the problem, and will be calling police to assist in prosecution of the offending drivers in the future.

May 30, 6 p.m.: A resident reported that a vehicle had run off of the road next to his house and knocked over one of the large rocks he had placed at his property edge as a boundary. The rock sustained little damage. The vehicle however left behind a hubcap and a plastic fairing from inside a wheel well. Police investigated and found the offending car and motorist, who had been driving on a suspended license when he fled the scene.

May 31, 9:03 a.m.: While following up on an earlier car versus boulder hit and run, an officer identified the driver and vehicle, and discovered that the offending motorist was under a driver's license suspension. The 23-year-old Blaine resident was cited for the license violation. The hit and run matter is under prosecutor's review.

June 1, 6:30 p.m.: A motorist called police when another vehicle passed her at a high rate of speed in a residential neighborhood on H Street. She said the vehicle lost control and ran off of the roadway, nearly striking a mailbox. The reckless driver was able to get back onto the road and left the area at a high rate of speed. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle, which the witness described as a green Chevy Avalanche.

June 1, 8 p.m.: A Knoxville, Tennessee, resident called Blaine Police looking for her fiancé, who had been denied entry to Canada at the Pacific Highway crossing earlier in the week. She explained that no one had heard from the man since, and he has been listed as missing in Tennessee. Blaine officers determined that after being turned back the man had boarded a commuter bus at the Pacific Highway crossing, destined to Seattle.

June 2, 7:05 p.m.: A person reported that his father was being verbally abusive. During the argument, which ensued, the reporting person punched a hole in a door. Officers felt the father played a part by instigating the altercation, but the son was held accountable for the damaged property. The 19-year-old was arrested and issued a criminal citation for Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree.

June 3, 1:51 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a barking dog complaint on Cherry Street. An officer searched the area and could barely hear the barking over the hum of lawnmowers and playing children in the neighborhood. He found the dog in a back yard just as its owner arrived home. The beast was happy to see both men. He'd gotten his leash all bound up by running in circles so that his head was barely off the ground. As soon as his tether was unwound the dog became his mellow quiet self.

June 3, 1:40 p.m.: A Bellevue Washington resident was denied entry into Canada and began bothering customers at a business by asking for a ride to Bellingham so he could get a bus back to the Seattle area. To expedite his journey an officer transported him to Bellingham.

June 4, 1:15 a.m.: An officer on patrol found the front doors of a business standing open at about 1:15 a.m. on a Monday morning. The business closes at 10 p.m. and the doors had been propped open with a flattened pop can. No evidence of criminal activity was found inside. The officer secured the doors. Case closed.

June 4, 2:46 p.m.: A person entering the U.S. at the Peace Arch port of entry was referred for a secondary inspection. Police were called when Customs officers found that she was in possession of a controlled substance, hashish, and drug paraphernalia, and was carrying other prescribed controlled substances not in their original containers. The Surrey, B.C. resident was issued a citation and mandatory court appearance date.

June 5, 12:50 a.m.: Police responded to assist a Border Patrol agent who was contacting a suspicious person in a residential area near the border late at night. The man turned out to be a transient who had been refused entry into Canada earlier. He was not wanted by authorities and had not committed any offenses. Officers thanked the man for his time, and he returned to his transience.

June 5, 2:48 p.m.: Blaine Police were asked to assist in locating a commercial vehicle, which was now stopped in the border lineup to Canada. The truck had lost part of its load, strewing debris on northbound I-5 near Grandview Road south of Blaine. An officer located the truck, and the driver of another vehicle, which had been stuck by the debris. He stayed with both parties until a State Patrol trooper arrived to investigate the incident.

June 5, 7 p.m.: A middle school faculty member intervened with a group of teenage boys at an after-school musical event at the Performing Arts Center. The uncooperative teens left on foot and police were notified that they had possibly been drinking alcohol. Officers contacted the gaggle a few blocks away. A 15-year-old was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and for being a minor in possession of alcohol. A 16-year-old was in possession of a controlled substance and appeared under the influence of drugs, and was arrested. A prescription bottle of Lithium in someone else's name, a glass smoking pipe and a partial bottle of whisky were impounded from the kids. The 16-year-old boy’s level of consciousness declined during contact and paramedics transported him to the hospital. The parents were contacted and took custody of the boys pending their appearance in court.

June 5, 8:38 p.m.:
Officer received a report of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of E St. The complainant advised someone parks the car and leaves with another person for up to 5 days at a time. An officer placed an abandoned vehicle warning notice on the vehicle, and marked to confirm whether it parks past the legal limits.

June 5, 11:15 p.m.: Officer received a report from a Canadian citizen who reported that he believed he had lost his cell phone while visiting Blaine. The victim remembered that he'd left his car door unlocked while at a business in town, but did not know if the two were related. A report was taken in case the phone is recovered.

June 6, 12:04 a.m.: Police responded to an apartment after the female occupant reported that her visiting boyfriend had thrown the furniture around. No evidence of criminal activity was found. The gentleman chose to depart at the same time as the officers, thus ending the evening's furniture rearrangement.

June 5, 7:45 p.m.: An off-duty officer saw a young adult on the school campus and recognized him as a person who had been previously warned not to be on the property. He will be receiving a summons for trespassing.

June 6, 10:35 a.m.: A citizen reported that his NEXT brand bike was stolen from his yard on Peace Portal. The bicycle is described as a 26" red and silver mountain bike with a Bell carry pouch on the handlebars. No suspects have been identified.