January 6, 9:35 a.m.: A concerned business manager called police to ask for assistance helping an elderly customer who has become the victim of several scams. The senior did not want to believe the business employees who were trying to explain that he was being defrauded. An officer arranged to meet with the victim.
January 8, 12:05 a.m.: A girl called police to report being scared because her parent was yelling at her and threatening to take away her internet for a month. Officers arrived and met with the family. They determined the daughter was not in any danger and just needed to go to bed so she could get up for school in the morning.
January 8, 10:20 p.m.: An officer observed a vehicle commit several traffic violations and initiated a traffic stop on Hughes Avenue. While trying to pull over, the driver managed to run the car into a guardrail and appeared to the officer to be intoxicated. After a roadside investigation the 64-year-old Blaine resident was arrested for DUI and booked into jail. His vehicle was impounded.
January 9, 3 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report from a business after one of their ex-employees returned to attempt to regain his job. The managers were concerned because the gentleman was lingering at the edge of their property after being asked to leave. An officer contacted the person and found that he was on the phone with the company’s personnel department. He explained that he had not intended to be alarming to anyone, apologized for the inconvenience and departed.
January 10, 1:05 a.m.: Police responded to a report that a person at a residence was in the process of committing suicide. The officers arrived and found the very distraught adult alone in the house. The victim had not yet been injured but was in danger and was transported to hospital for evaluation and assistance.
January 10, 11:30 a.m.: A resident contacted police to report her vehicle had been stolen from her house over overnight, and the suspect was possibly a guest who had been there that night. The vehicle was entered into law-enforcement databases and was later recovered abandoned. The owner ultimately declined to assist further in the investigation about its disappearance.
January 11, 12:33 a.m.: Blaine Police assisted with a perimeter while U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents searched for a person who had possibly entered the U.S. without inspection. Officers cleared without incident once USBP agents had contacted the person.
January 12, 3:45 p.m.: Blaine Public Works contacted police after discovering that someone had dumped several five-gallon buckets alongside a roadway, along with several one-gallons cans that possibly, hopefully, contained only paint. A public works crew will be removing the hazardous material, and officers have been notified of the crime to provide extra patrols in the area.
January 13, 4:20 a.m.: A person called police to report the disturbance caused by noise and slamming doors in a neighboring apartment. An officer attempted contact with the occupants of the offending unit but no one answered the door. The officer remained in the area for about half an hour and no further noise was heard. The following day the officer called the occupants of the noisy apartment and advised them of the problem they were creating for their neighbors.
January 14, 10:30 a.m.: A passerby notified police that an unidentified driver had backed into an unoccupied police vehicle parked in the police department’s lot between the station and the library. The police vehicle’s rear bumper had minor cosmetic damage, but the scene indicated that the suspect vehicle did not fare so well, as the remains of its broken taillight were left at the scene. The suspect vehicle in the hit and run is possibly a late-model Toyota Camry.