January 2, 8:59 a.m.: An officer monitoring traffic on the truck route observed a vehicle speeding 60 mph in the 25 mph zone near the border, illegally passing other vehicles which were traveling at more reasonable rates. Police stopped the vehicle and arrested the young motorist for reckless driving.
January 2, 10:35 a.m.: Blaine police responded to a Whatcom County Sheriff’s Deputy’s request for assistance on a reported domestic dispute call near Birch Bay. A Blaine officer assisted the a deputy while he interviewed the father and son who were the cause of the complaint. They determined the event was non-criminal and mediated a resolution.
January 2, 12:11 p.m.: A concerned employer called police when a usually dependable employee failed to show up for work at 7 a.m. An officer made a welfare check and helped the almost missing person discover that she had overslept. The resident promised to let her boss know she was all right.
January 2, 4:58 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a residence on a report that a person there was preparing to commit suicide. Officers arrived quickly but were unable to prevent the distraught man from acting on his intentions. One officer received minor injuries and was treated at the scene by medic personnel. Sheriff’s deputies responded to Blaine Police Department’s request for assistance and conducted the death investigation.
January 3, 4:50 p.m.: An officer located a loose dog walking in the roadway of 6th Street. He followed the dog home and tried to contact the owner but the dog attacked him for his efforts. Animal control was notified and will be following up on the incident. The officer was not seriously injured and was able to resume his duties.
January 3, 5 p.m.: Officers were contacted by a person receiving annoying phone calls that they felt might be threatening in nature. Probable cause for a crime was not yet present and there were no recordings of the calls available. The victim declined to have police contact the suspect and decided to first try asking the caller to stop. The resident was advised to call police if the unwanted calls continue.
January 4, 8:45 p.m.: A motel manager called police to report that two tenants had caused water damage when they allowed their bathtub to overflow in an upstairs room. Water found its way downstairs and cascaded out of the manager’s ceiling light fixture. Investigating officers found that it did not appear that the waterfall had been intentionally caused. At the manager’s request the two guests peacefully packed up and vacated the room.
January 5, 8:45 p.m.: An officer stopped a car for speeding and failing to signal two lane changes. The motorist’s Washington driver’s license was determined to be suspended. The officer arrested the man for driving with a suspended license third, cited and released him pending his appearance in court. The man also received a citation for no proof of insurance. A friend of the motorist came to the scene and took over as driver of the man’s vehicle in lieu of impound.
January 5, 9:44 p.m.: A passerby called police to report seeing a couple having sex in a car in the parking lot of a hotel. An officer was in the area and checked the parking lot but the minuteman and his female companion had already finished their task and were gone.
January 6, 12:49 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1400 block of Bayview when a passerby reported hearing what sounded like a head going through a wall. Officers arrived and listened for a short while, then discovered a loud male voice telling someone to go to bed. Officers contacted the residents and learned that a child had been up too late playing video games when he should have been sleeping in preparation for school in the morning. Mom and child were given a warning about the noise level and they agreed to be quiet.
January 6, 12:14 p.m.: Blaine police responded to a single-vehicle rollover collision on Yew Avenue. Officers arrived and quickly closed the road to through traffic. A vehicle traveling southbound on Yew Street had gone off the west side of the road into the ravine between the street and Interstate 5, rolling at least once before coming to rest on its wheels. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt. She was injured and medics transported her to the hospital. Washington State Patrol responded to assist with the investigation and Blaine Public Works crews set up a detour as the road was closed for several hours while the vehicle was extracted from the ravine.
January 6, 2:48 p.m.: Police responded to a reported domestic incident in progress. They arrived and determined that no crime had occurred. The person who was causing the problem had already left on foot and officers determined there was a misdemeanor warrant outstanding for his arrest. They searched but did not find him in the area.
January 7, 1:15 a.m.: A Blaine resident called police to report someone she didn’t recognize was on her front porch. Officers who were close by checked the property and did not see anyone around. A thorough check of the yard did not reveal any signs of a prowler and a neighborhood check did not reveal anyone about on foot.
January 7, 2:45 a.m.: A woman called police to report that her intoxicated husband was acting irrationally. The husband had awakened his wife by yelling at her about having an unfair share of household duties. The man said he needed some space and, with his family’s blessing, police provided him with a ride to a motel for the night.