Police Reports: October 31 - November 7, 2012

Published on Wed, Nov 7, 2012
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October 31, 7:40 p.m.: Police responded to a call of domestic dispute in progress at a residence on D Street. Officers arrived and contacted a couple who were out in their driveway arguing about what time to take their child Trick or Treating. Officers found no evidence of a physical altercation between the combatants, who felt the police and witnesses had overreacted by paying any attention to their public disagreement.

October 31, 7:50 p.m.: A U.S. Border Patrol Agent patrolling the Blaine area spotted an unfamiliar car parked behind a business on Peace Portal with someone’s personal effects strewn about inside. The agent advised Blaine PD about the vehicle. An officer investigated and found that the car was locked, not wanted and registered to a rental company. The following day the company reported it as an overdue rental, and it was recovered by the Sheriff’s Office.

November 1, 8:26 a.m.: A resident opened the trunk of her car at home on A Street and discovered that someone had left a modified length shotgun and drug paraphernalia inside. She called police to express her surprise and dismay, and an officer responded to investigate and impound the contraband. The end result was a case report for review and prosecution of a teenaged criminal gang member relative who had borrowed the vehicle. 

November 1, 1:07 p.m.: A transient called Dispatch to have an officer meet her downtown and give her a ride to Bellingham. An officer responded to meet the lady, and offered to escort her to the nearest transit stop and pay her bus fare.  She was incensed at the idea of stooping to shared public transit and declared she’d rather remain in Blaine to enjoy the food and assistance being offered by its friendly residents.

November 1, 4:34 p.m.: A resident contacted Blaine PD to report she’d found a canoe washed up on the shore of her property about one month ago. No one nearby had lost a canoe, and no recent reports of lost or stolen canoes had been filed with the police, sheriff’s office, or other agencies according to computer inquiries. The resident completed a Found Property Declaration asserting her claim to the boat if the owner is not located. Police left the vessel with her for safekeeping during the waiting period.

November 1, 6:35 p.m.: A resident experiencing a series of escalating verbal disputes with her spouse called police for information.  She was concerned that the arguments will continue and get worse, and might lead to a physical assault. She did not want her kids exposed to the ongoing disputes, and asked for information on how to obtain a court order.

November 1, 9:20 p.m.: A parent came to the police station requesting assistance with unwanted communication from her daughter’s ex-boyfriend. An officer helped the lady send an e-mail message to the man advising him that any further communication is unwanted and that police have documented her message to him. The woman also asked for and received help remove the man from her Facebook account.

November 1, 11:30 p.m.: An employee working late at the elementary school campus called police to report that he had found a person curled up on the ground outside of the building. An officer responded and checked the area with the caller, but the person had unfurled and drifted away into the chilly night.

November 2, 8:24 a.m.: A young man borrowed his dad’s vehicle for a trip to the store, and set off down Adelia St. Since he did not have a driver’s license and the van was not insured, he played it safe and pulled on his seat belt. The gent’s attention drifted while he wrestled with the restraint, and his vehicle drifted into the parking lane. Fate and physics took over from there. The force of the van crashing into a neighbor›s parked pickup spun the truck out into the street. It was still there when police responded to investigate the collision. The 24-year-old was cited for his violations, and officers helped the victim truck owner push the remnants of his rig up into his driveway.

November 2, 11:49 a.m.: High school officials called police when they caught two students on campus in possession of alcohol. An officer responded to investigate and interviewed the witnesses. A 15 year old was arrested for possession of a 24 oz. can of beer, and his 14 year old friend was arrested for being a Minor in Possession by Consumption. Both were expelled and released to their parents pending a summons to juvenile court.

November 2, 3:31 p.m.: A Blaine resident came to the police department to report he had made himself the victim a fraud after not passing up a deal too good to be true for a motor vehicle purchase on Ebay. There is no good suspect information available, and a report was taken to document the victim’s $1,061 loss. The resident was advised to also file a report online with the FBI’s internet fraud division.

November 2, 5:26 p.m.: Officers responded to a home on E Street for a reported domestic dispute between father and son. They arrived to find that the dispute had been over money owed by one young man to his brother. The money was paid back and the son who was causing the problems left before police arrived. Dad wanted his argumentative son trespassed from the property, but police were not able to find him in the area.

November 2, 4:40 p.m.: A Blaine resident contacted police asking for help in his search for some missing cash. He explained that several days earlier he misplaced $300. When he discovered the loss he remembered that he’d laid the money on a convenience store counter while making a purchase, and went back to the business. The gas station owner said the cash had not been found or turned in. The victim asked police for help interviewing the clerk who’d been on duty and getting the store’s surveillance video reviewed, and an officer is making inquiries.

November 2, 8:28 p.m.: An unidentified witness reported a disturbance in progress at an apartment complex on A St. Officers arrived and found no disturbance, but they did locate a young man associated with a criminal street gang who was wanted on an arrest warrant. Drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in the teenager’s possession. He was arrested and booked into juvenile detention for the violations.

November 3, 1:30 a.m.: About 1:30 a.m. a resident on F Street heard his dog barking and checked to find two young men prowling his car, which was parked in the driveway. They fled when spotted, and were last seen running north on 4th Street.  Blaine officers and Border Patrol agents searched the area for the pair, who were wearing dark clothing and looked to be 18 to 20 years old. The two made better chickens than thieves, as they got away but got nothing from the vehicle.

November 3, 11:50 a.m.: Customs & Border Protection officers at the Peace Arch Port of Entry called Blaine Police when they found ecstasy tablets in the vehicle of a BC resident wanting to visit the US. An officer responded to investigate, impounded the substance for analysis, and forwarded a case report to the felony prosecutor for review of drug possession charges. 

November 3, 4:13 a.m.: A day care facility called police when a man came to pick up a child but was not on the authorized pick up list and could not provide any documentation about his parental rights. The mother was contacted and advised that she working on filing a threats complaint against the man with the police agency where she lives. Mom came to collect the youngster and the gentleman advised that he would return with parenting paperwork. He has not been back.

November 6, 10:40 a.m.: A citizen called police after finding a very young child walking alone down G Street. An officer responded and contacted the child. He was trying to figure out where the youngster belonged when mom arrived on scene. Parent and her three-year-old adventurer were transported back to their house about a block away.

November 6, 5:25 p.m.: A business manager requested police presence at an industrial building. An employee was suspended pending his termination of employment. He has been argumentative during the process leading up to his last day today. An officer was present for about forty minutes at the business to keep the peace but the future ex-employee did not show up for work.

November 7, 6:19 a.m.: Officer was dispatched to a report of an unwanted guest at a residence on G Street. An officer arrived and found a guest who overstayed his welcome was asked to leave the residence. Officer stood by while a cab arrived to take the man to Bellingham.