Tag: bellingham police blotter
By Caleb Hutton
Usually we write about 911 calls that turn out to be something bad. Someone getting hurt, for example, or robbed, or burgled, or something else flashy and newsy.
Here’s a change of pace, because a lot of police work — or at least a lot of what turns up on the blotter — is just the cops looking into weird stuff and seeing if a crime was committed.
These blurbs were borrowed from the Bellingham police logs. None of them ended in an arrest, but the police thought they were worth noting.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012
4:45 a.m. Someone was contacted in the area of a recent burglary in the 100 block of Central Avenue. It didn’t appear the person had anything to do with the crime.
8:16 a.m. A man reported his ex-wife caused a scene in his driveway on East Rusley Drive.
Friday, Dec. 28, 2012
8 a.m. A woman reported that someone smeared dog feces on the hood of her car in the 900 block of Harris Avenue.
3 p.m. A woman said someone obtained a library card in her name without her permission.
3:45 p.m. An unknown male broke a vial containing an offensive odor in the 2900 block of Northwest Avenue.
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012
2:57 a.m. Officers responded to a report in the 2000 block of Fraser Street of a male climbing up to a second-story apartment via the balcony and entering the apartment. The male was contacted, and it was determined that it was okay for him to be at the apartment.
11:54 a.m. (Offense listed as “UNFOUNDED.”) A citizen reported a male walking westbound in the 600 block of East Sunset Drive with a gun in his hand, towards the St. Joseph hospital. Officers located the male and determined that there was no gun, rather it was a Walkman.
4:14 p.m. Officers responded to a fight involving several people in the 1000 block of Otis Street. Upon arrival, officers learned that several males had been watching football and drinking beer all day. One of the males was rude to another male’s wife and when confronted, words were exchanged, others got involved and it ended up being a mutual scrum situation. No one was injured and no one wanted to pursue criminal charges. All were warned about the crime of disorderly conduct.
6 p.m. A man reported a suspicious postcard was sent to his home in the 500 block of East Illinois Street.
10:14 p.m. A subject was contacted regarding a reported assault that had occurred in the 2400 block of Orleans Street. The subject was uncooperative and provided no details.
Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012
4:45 p.m. Officers got a report of a male walking in the 1000 block of Chuckanut Drive in dark clothing near the fog line who was almost struck by passing vehicle. Officers located him near the city limits walking southbound. He stated that he was sick of Bellingham and was walking home to Sedro-Woolley. Officers spoke with him about the danger of walking Chuckanut at night and suggested some alternatives to him. After thinking about it, he agreed to go to his friends house and he would take a bus in the morning to get out of Bellingham. Officers gave him a ride to his friends home.
5:49 p.m. A woman reported finding a pack of cigarettes and a lighter near her back gate in the 2200 block of A Street. The items were not there earlier and she was concerned that someone might be casing the home for a burglary.
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013
12:30 a.m. Someone reported a family member throwing things in the house in the 1300 block of Woodstock Way. Officers responded. No crime.
12:41 a.m. Officers responded to a male bleeding and confrontational outside in the 500 block of West Holly Street. The man was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital due to his level of intoxication.
6:34 a.m. Police responded to the above location on a report of a male and female yelling at one another. Officers checked the area and could not locate anyone associated with the yelling. Police cleared.
11:05 a.m. A woman reported her mailbox, and about 10 others in the 1000 block of 32nd Street, were damaged sometime during the early morning of New Year’s Day.
3:14 p.m. A citizen reported that unknown suspect(s) had opened a number of street-side mail boxes in the 2200 block of Wilson Avenue and left them open last night.