Police Reports: May 8 - 11, 2013

Published on Wed, May 15, 2013
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May 8, 9 a.m.: A B.C. resident who had earlier been out for a walk in Blaine discovered that his wallet was missing. Meanwhile a Good Samaritan Blaine resident had found the wallet and called police to turn it in. Officers were able to return the property to its very grateful and appreciative owner.

May 8, 10:25 a.m.: A resident out for a bike ride received an unwelcome cardio workout when she was chased by an aggressively barking dog near 6th and D streets. She made it safely to her destination and called police to report her concerns. The responding officers located the offending white pit bull with black spots and its four-legged partner in crime. Both were running loose and neither appeared to be licensed. The owner was located and cited for allowing a dog to be off leash. Animal control officers were notified and will follow up on the licensing violation.

May 9, 10:09 a.m.: Police were called when a resident discovered property missing from his vehicle. More than $2,000 worth of appliances and tools had been stolen from the victim’s locked vehicle while it was in storage and undergoing repairs. Officers are investigating: several possible suspects have been identified and contacted.

May 10, 8:43 a.m.: A concerned passerby called police when he noticed a man crawling through an open window to get into a house. Officers responded and contacted the residential gymnast. He belonged to the home, and was collecting the keys and cell phone he’d forgotten on his way out.

May 10, 3:40 p.m.: Police received information that a teenage boy had suffered a misdemeanor assault at the hands and feet of another teen. The incident was over and both parties had departed before it was reported. Officers investigated, interviewed witnesses and filed a case report recommending that the 14-year-old suspect be prosecuted.

May 10, 7:03 p.m.: An alarm monitoring company received an intrusion activation at a warehousing business and notified police. The arriving officers found one of the building’s doors was unlocked, and searched the premises. Everything was all right inside and an employee soon arrived to reset the alarm and secure the door.

May 10, 7:53 p.m.: Dispatch received a call about a vehicle on fire at a truck stop service station, and a minute later a second call that the fire had been extinguished. Arriving police learned that the driver had stopped at the service station not knowing that a cardboard box had gotten stuck between her pickup cab and bed and was set ablaze by the hot exhaust pipe. A passing Good Samaritan helped douse the flames and stayed to remove most of the cardboard. An officer helped the driver of the vehicle find a water hose and made certain all remnants of the blaze were drenched and cold.

May 10, 8:10 p.m.: A passerby spotted an industrial truck dumping fluid into a roadside ditch and called police. An officer arrived and contacted the driver just as he was leaving. The fluid turned out to have been clean water from a separate storage tank on the truck, and was not hazardous. The vehicle owner and driver’s information were collected and the driver will be using a more appropriate catch basin in the future.

May 11, 7:45 a.m.: Residents on a residential side street awakened to find a large expletive scrawled in garish bright letters on the pavement in front of their homes. It appeared that the suspect’s spelling was possibly as bad as their paint color preference, for the vandal had abbreviated a four-letter word. Officers responded to investigate and identified and arrested a 34-year-old woman for malicious mischief. She was released after receiving a criminal citation to municipal court.

May 11, 3:20 p.m.: Officers contacted a resident about a very damaged vehicle parked on the street near his home. The gentleman was apologetic about the eyesore and moved it off the public right of way.

May 11, 4:30 p.m.: A resident on 4th Street noticed that her parked vehicle’s bumper had been marred as if struck by another car. A few days later she noticed damage on a neighbor’s car that she felt matched hers, but the driver of the other car denied having any involvement, and police were called to the scene. An officer inspected both the vehicles and is conducting follow-up.

May 11, 6:15 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of a robbery alarm at a commercial business. On arrival they contacted an employee of the company, who explained he had accidentally set of the alarm while setting the system. Several other employees, including his boss, confirmed his identity and his story.

May 12, 6:34 p.m.: An officer attended a non-reportable collision at the I-5 off-ramp at milepost 274. The driver was traveling too fast to safely negotiate the rain-slick ramp, and his vehicle veered up off the roadway and got stuck. The Blaine resident motorist was cited for driving too fast for conditions, driving without insurance and driving without a license.