Police Reports: November 13 – 18, 2014

November 13, 1 p.m.: A resident on C Street reported that sometime in the past several days a locked car parked in her driveway had been broken into and its contents ransacked. Nothing was missing from the vehicle and no suspects have been identified.

November 13, 5:11 p.m.: Blaine Public Works advised that someone had struck the cover protecting a ground-level electrical power switch. No damage was done to the cover, but it was moved off its concrete pad, exposing the cables underneath. The cover had fresh black markings on the front where it had been struck, but no paint transfer was located. There was a tire mark in the grass, but no usable tread pattern could be detected. The cover was moved back into place.

November 15, 2:50 p.m.: A person called police to report that a friend in Blaine had made threats to commit suicide. Officers were able to locate and speak with the resident. He explained he was despondent over personal issues. As their conversation continued, the gentleman agreed to voluntarily seek help with mental health professionals, and officers facilitated transportation arrangements to the hospital.

November 15, 6:05 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a panic alarm activation at a residence. He found the alarm owner calmly cooking breakfast, unaware that the alarm had been accidentally triggered when the owner tried to turn it off. The alarm was reset and breakfast continued.

November 15, 11:05 p.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle for speeding on the truck route. After contacting the driver it was determined that the British Columbia resident was driving although her privilege to do so in Washington had been suspended when she failed to take care of a previous speeding ticket. This time she received an infraction for speeding and a criminal citation with a mandatory court date for the offense.

November 17, 9:24 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a malicious mischief complaint on E Street and found the incident was related to a dispute that had occurred earlier in the day. At the end of the argument one of the participants had broken several items belonging to the other and then backed into and damaged a car before speeding away. Officers identified and contacted the suspect and met with her at the police station. The 19-year-old Ferndale resident was interviewed and arrested, and released with a mandatory court date
criminal citation.

November 18, 9:50 a.m.: A concerned resident called police dispatch to report a duck hunter close to the city limits of Blaine. An officer contacted the 14-year-old hunter and his mother at their residence located in Whatcom County. It was determined the hunting occurred just outside of the Blaine city limits and all parties were shown an aerial map of the boundaries.

November 18, 5:20 p.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign on the truck route, and discovered that the motorist’s drivers license had been suspended for an unpaid ticket. The woman was arrested, cited and released pending her court date. A family member responded to take custody of the vehicle.

November 18, 8:03 p.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle for speeding on Peace Portal Drive, and found that the motorist appeared to have been drinking. She was provided roadside sobriety tests, and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. After processing at the police station the 22-year-old Custer resident was booked into jail.

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