Tag: domestic dispute
By Caleb Hutton
Via police scanner traffic:
A couple aboard the sailboat “Late Bloomer” — a white boat with blue sails — was fighting after (at least) one of them had a bit too much to drink Saturday afternoon, Aug. 18.
A caller reported the woman, 71, had very quickly consumed “an unknown quantity of alcohol.” She showed signs of alcohol poisoning, so an ambulance was sent to the scene.
Medical responders called for police at 3:20 p.m. when they arrived and found the pair arguing aboard the 30-foot boat in the marina.
Didn’t catch the age of the man, and didn’t hear confirmation that this was Squalicum Harbor. Dispatchers simply referred to “the marina.”
No resolution was broadcast over the scanner, but we’ll follow up on it if criminal charges ensue.
Posted by Caleb Hutton
Text courtesy of the Blaine Police Department, with minor edits for style.
Wednesday, June 20
10:30 p.m. Residents on Cedar Street reported four adolescents were making a nuisance of themselves, knocking on doors and ringing doorbells then running off into the dark. The obnoxious ninjas were caught by officers a short distance away, and turned over to two groups of parents who accepted responsibility for them for the remainder of the night.
10:49 p.m. A man asked friends to check on his home on Harbor Side Avenue while he was away, but when the friends pulled up to the house late at night, they were certain that they saw a shadowy figure inside, silhouetted against a window. They called police, and two officers arrived to search the home. The resident’s house-bound pet birds and frustrated cat were delighted to see the police, and the police were delighted to see only the cat and birds.
Thursday, June 21
4:10 p.m. Police were dispatched to the Peace Arch Port of Entry when Customs officers found a 19-year-old Lynnwood resident in possession of alcohol. A Blaine Officer arrived at the port, investigated, and impounded the teenager’s bottle of mango-flavored vodka. He was cited and released with a mandatory court date.
Friday, June 22
12:30 a.m. A passerby reported seeing an occupied suspicious vehicle parked on Marine Drive near the harbor. Police responded and checked the pickup truck. The gent inside lives on a boat in the harbor, but doesn’t have an AM radio on board. He was sitting in his truck listening to every insomniac’s favorite late night talk show, Coast to Coast AM.
5:05 a.m. Police received a report of people standing outside on School Drive apparently having a yelling contest that was waking up the neighbors. Followup revealed the disorderly group had been going at it off and on all night, repeatedly making a nuisance of themselves. An officer located the intoxicated couple who were responsible and advised them future calls would result in a criminal citation.
Sunday, June 24
12:50 p.m. A resident of Ninth Street reported her teenage son had run away, or at least had left the previous afternoon and did not come home all night. The boy is non-compliant at the best of times, and mom figured he ran away again because he supposed to report to juvenile detention next week to do time for previous probation violations. Police searched for but did not find the 15-year-old boy. He showed up later in the afternoon, saying he’d fallen asleep at a friend’s house.
3:57 p.m. Passersby spotted an oversized teenager clinging to a undersized tricycle hurtling along 16th Street, and called police to report the anomaly. An officer found the tricycle sitting at the road’s edge, still tethered to the rear bumper of the Mercedes that had been pulling the thrill seeker down the road. The pilot and his flight crew received a lecture about the legal, medical and dental hazards of the stunt. The driver of the car received all of the above plus some personal attention from his dad, who responded to the scene to take custody of his car and child.
Monday, June 25
4:35 a.m. A man called police from C Street saying that his car stereo equipment had been repossessed by the car’s previous owner in a dispute over outstanding payments on the car. A witness to the taking said that a handgun was pulled during the event. The incident dwindled in severity as police investigated: The stereo equipment was recovered from where it had been left in front of the caller’s house, and the witness reported no one actually displayed any guns. The matter was likely uncivil but not illegal, and no further police action was taken.
Tuesday, June 26
3:57 p.m. Blaine police received information that a specific vehicle was being driven in the Blaine area by a teenager who did not have a driver’s license. A short time later an officer spotted that car being driven on Peace Portal by a young girl, and stopped it. The 16-year-old girl confirmed she had neither a license nor insurance, and that her mom lets her drive knowing that. Mom was cited for permitting the illegal operation which her daughter received several tickets for committing, and a report for review of other charges was forwarded to the prosecutor.