Police Reports: January 31 to February 4, 2013

Published on Wed, Feb 6, 2013
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January 31, 11:35 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a verbal domestic violence incident in the 1600 block of Runge Avenue. Officers arrived and determined no crimes occurred during the argument over who was taking the long-suffering dog out for its potty break.

January 31, 11:15 p.m.: At about 11:30 p.m. a resident called police to report a man behaving suspiciously, talking on a cell phone while standing on the sidewalk in the neighborhood. An officer checked the area but the subject had left. No evidence of criminal activity was found.

February 2, 1:18 p.m.: Dispatch reported an audible burglary alarm at a residence in West Blaine. An officer arrived and found a cleaning person at the house. The officer assisted in turning the alarm off, as the employee had proper coding but was unfamiliar with the alarm panel.

February 1, 2:20 p.m.: Police were dispatched to possible road hazard at Hughes and Dodd where a construction truck has been parking during business hours. An officer arrived and determined the vehicle was not a hazard, and made certain the truck was not being left overnight in the area, as it would cause a hazard in the dark. The owner of the truck advised he would put out safety cones to help passing motorists.

February 2, 2:11 a.m.: An officer contacted two juveniles riding their bicycles at 2 a.m. He discovered that back at home mom had fallen asleep and her son took off with his reported runaway friend. The runaway kid was transported to the police department and released to his grandmother who had custody. The officer woke mom with a phone call and she was waiting at the front door when her son arrived home.

February 2, 10:27 a.m.: A business called and asked for an officer to attend when a person arranged to come settle a property dispute. The business security system had caught the gentleman piling a whole bunch of garbage into the business’s very large dumpster without permission and without offering to pay the several hundred dollars it would cost to have the dumpster emptied. The business identified the services thief through the litter he left. When they called him, the man agreed to come to the business and remove the trash. An officer was on scene when he arrived to keep the peace.

February 2, 12:45 p.m.: When a business owner arrived at work she found that someone had tampered with the front door lock on the store overnight. The business is well secured and no entry was made. All offers were advised of the incident for their patrols of the area.

February 2, 3:33 p.m.: A person reported their landlord’s shed might have been entered overnight as the door was wide open in the morning. An officer arrived and checked the interior of the building. There were no signs of forced entry, and the officer was unable to confirm if anything inside the overfilled shed had been tampered with or stolen. The renter wanted the incident documented in case the landlord later wants to report any missing items.

February 2, 4: 28 p.m.: A pedestrian walking through a neighborhood on G Street was bitten by a large dog and nipped at by a smaller dog, and called police. An officer contacted the owner of the animals and instructed that the dogs should be placed in emergency quarantine until the Human Society could investigate the report. The owner of the animals was cited for allowing a dog off leash.

February 3, 8 p.m.: A gentleman from California tried to leave the U.S. for Canada in order to escape government surveillance. Canadian Customs brought him back to the U.S. after he explained to them that the homemade helmet he was wearing was covered with mirrors to deflect the beams that were transmitted by his watchers. When he threatened to kill himself to escape his mental captors, border officers called police. Blaine officers took the traveler into protective custody and transported him to hospital for evaluation.

February 3, 8:20 p.m.: A commercial driver parked his company’s tractor and trailer at a truck stop and proceeded to take a nap while blocking access to the fuel pumps. The staff informed him he needed to pay $5 to park overnight, and move to their regular parking area. He grudgingly moved but ignored the $5 fee. A police officer visited the gentleman to ask whether he wanted to settle his bill with the property owner or be arrested for criminal theft of services. He made a mature and reasoned decision and then ruined the effect by tossing his money at the store clerk before stomping back to his truck.

February 4, 3:30 p.m.: A parent contacted police for information on what options were open to her in working through a parenting problem with her teenager. An officer explained the ramifications of the different courses of action at her disposal, and she decided how to proceed in the interim.