Police Reports: October 2 - October 8, 2013

Published on Wed, Oct 9, 2013
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October 2, 9:06 a.m.: A homeowner on 10th Street reported that commercial trucks on SR543 frequently use compression breaking, which is loud, obnoxious and against city code. Police are working with public works to ensure the proper signage is in place and will be enforcing the ordinance.

October 2, 9:33 a.m.: Police received information about the sexual assault of a juvenile. Officers investigated the complaint and arrested a 40-year-old Blaine man. He was booked in to jail, and investigation continues.

October 3, 1:20 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a prowler complaint on A Street when a passerby spotted someone looking into car windows at an apartment complex. As officers arrived in the area dispatch advised the suspects were now prowling an auto's interior. An officer spotted the suspect rummaging through a car in the parking lot using a small weak flashlight. The officer used his much larger and brighter flashlight to illuminate the car, the situation and the parking lot. When the prowler recovered she explained she was in her own car, searching for her lost cell phone. The extra candlepower did not shed any light on the mystery of the missing phone, but the prowling concern was extinguished.

October 3, 11:50 a.m.: Blaine Police Department received a referral from Adult Protective Services regarding the possible abuse of an elderly resident. The senior was contacted and interviewed, and officers determined that no abuse had occurred and the person had sufficient support.

October 3, 2:15 p.m.: A grocery store employee called police when he saw a customer place merchandise in his pockets while shopping and anticipated the man would not pay for the property. His suspicions were confirmed when the man left without paying for the items. The gentleman walked outside and was received by awaiting officers. The 24-year-old Blaine resident was arrested, cited and released pending his appearance in court. $28 worth of toiletry items and energy drinks were recovered by the store.

October 3, 3:04 p.m.: A passerby called police, concerned about a group of dogs roaming a residential neighborhood. An officer responded and located three dogs, and was able to locate and contact the pack’s owner at her nearby home. She accepted a warning for allowing her pets to be at large and promised to comply with the animal control ordinance now that she knew one existed.

October 3, 6:45 p.m.: Police were called by a dog owner who had been walking her pet on Semiahmoo spit when her dog was bitten by another canine. The victim’s Doberman pinscher sustained a puncture wound in the attack by a Great Pyrenees. The offending animal’s owner was identified and contacted. A report was completed and forwarded to animal control for follow up and possible issuance of citations.

October 4, 3:40 p.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Peace Portal Drive, and contacted the driver. It turned out the motorist had a suspended Washington driver’s license and an outstanding Blaine Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on a shoplifting charge. He was issued a criminal citation for the license offense and a traffic infraction for not wearing his seat belt, and was booked in to jail on the warrant.

October 5, 7 p.m.: A couple visiting downtown Blaine heard a cat mewing in distress from the undercarriage of a parked car on Peace Portal Drive. They were not able to coax the critter to safety, and police responded to their request for assistance. With some patience and spare food, the officers rescued what turned out to be a young, scared kitten. Kitty was gently handed over to the care of a Whatcom Humane Society officer.

October 6, 12:25 a.m.: Officers assisted the fire department in responding for the seventh time in a week to an apartment where the very intoxicated resident was still/again under the influence of alcohol and calling for assistance although he had no discernable emergency needs. A criminal case report was prepared and forwarded to the prosecutor for review.

October 7, 12:32 a.m.: A Blaine business called police to report that for the past two days two semi truck drivers had not paid for parking services offered by the business. An officer contacted one of the out-of-state truck drivers, who explained he was unaware he needed to pay, and immediately did so. The other truck was unoccupied and the driver was not in the area. The business advised they would lock out the truck until payment was received.

October 7, 12:49 p.m.: Police received information about an incident of indecent liberties. Officers conducted an investigation and arrested a 23-year-old Blaine resident. He was booked into jail, and the police investigation continues.

October 8, 11:23 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of a man taking pictures of the houses in the area of Madison Avenue and Georgia Street. An officer contacted the gentleman and learned that he was a bird watcher, new to the area and out plying his avocation. He explained Blaine is a great place for bird watching because of the various species and opportunities. The officer in turn explained why he was stopping to chat, and welcomed the birder and his family to town.

October 8, 12:53 p.m.: Blaine Police were investigating another criminal complaint when they contacted a woman at Peace Arch State Park. They determined that she was wanted on four arrest warrants, three for felonies and one of a misdemeanor offense. Officers arrested her and booked her in to jail.