Blaine police reports, February 11- February 17

February 11, 10 a.m.: A resident asked police for assistance, reporting that she was being threatened by a former boyfriend. An officer spoke with the male half, who complained that the lady owed him money. He was advised to seek legal redress if needed but to stop bothering the victim and to not call her workplace or he could face criminal action for harassment.

February 11, 11:22 a.m.: A teenager walking through a neighborhood of homes mid-day trespassed into first one resident’s yard and then in to another, looking for a hiding place where he could smoke the marijuana he was too young to possess. A person familiar with the area realized that neither the young man or his friend belonged there they were hiding and called the police. An officer arrived as the joint was being lighted. Both teens were arrested for Trespassing, and the one holding the marijuana was also charged with drug possession.

February 11, 8:30 p.m.: An officer performing a security check of the skate park during the night found that someone with exceedingly poor eye-hand coordination and no sense of style had spray painted graffiti on the concrete foundation and retaining wall of the facility. Public Works was notified and will remove the mess.

February 12, 11:35 a.m.: Police received a report that a vehicle appeared to have been setting in the same spot at the curb on Clark Street for three years or more. An officer checked the vehicle and found that it is currently licensed but has a steering wheel lock that appears to have been in place for some time. Cars cannot be legally parked on a city street for an extended time. This one was was tagged with a 72 hour tow notice and it is being monitored.

February 12, 11:40 a.m.: Police received a complaint about a basketball hoop on the road in the 700 block of F Street. An officer found the hoop and its stand laying on the parking strip, and asked Public Works for assistance impounding it from the right of way as abandoned property. The hoop’s owner came out to claim it as the crew arrived to haul it away, and the impound was modified in to a warning.

February 12, 6:44 p.m.: A Blaine resident called police when he learned four transactions had been made with his credit card on the same day, two in Texas and two in Illinois. The bank which owns the card advised him when they spotted the unusual activity and he confirmed that he had not made or authorized the purchases. The bank cancelled the credit card and is investigating the fraud. The resident does not know how his card was compromised.

February 13, 10:17 a.m.: A man called to report that his wife, who has dementia, had wandered away. After a search in which US Border Patrol agents assisted, the woman was located in Peace Arch Park. An officer provided her a courtesy ride back to her husband’s location.

February 13, 3:00 p.m.: A resident requested police assistance slowing down the speeding traffic in his Adelia Street neighborhood. He has observed different vehicles travelling at high rates, most often during the morning school hours. All officers were advised of the request for extra patrol and enforcement.

February 14, 7:30 p.m.: A police officer patrolling on Peace Portal investigated when he heard and saw a large fireworks display in the sky over a residential neighborhood. He followed the noise and smoke to its source on Wilson Avenue. The resident in the yard under the smoke said he did not know about the state laws and city ordinances prohibiting the discharge the fireworks. He received a citation which specified the violation.

February 15, 12:10 p.m.: A resident reported that sometime during the night someone had stolen an ornamental bull skull from the front porch of her home. The unique keepsake has been in place outside her house for several years, is in good condition and worth about one thousand dollars. No suspects have been identified in its taking.

February 15, 3:06 p.m: Police were called when a vehicle repeatedly drove recklessly past a business at high speed. Arriving officers obtained a description of the maroon SUV, which had been traveling at about twice the speed limit, and its driver. Police identified the irresponsible motorist and the vehicle, and delivered a warning to the driver that he faced arrest if the reckless driving continues.

February 15, 4:20 p.m.: An alarm monitoring service reported they had received an emergency assistance activation from a resident in Blaine. Police arrived at the house and found the subscriber outside in the sunshine, unaware that his device had accidentally dispatched the cavalry. The alarm service was re-contacted and advised of the outcome.

February 16, 10:40 a.m.: An officer responded to a business for a theft of rental property. The suspect in the matter had not returned property she rented from the business. Several employees attempted to contact the woman to no avail. A notice was sent to the last known address of the suspect and if she does not comply a case report will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

February 16, 12:30 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a suspicious woman peering in the windows of a home while the homeowners were gone. Officers contacted the lady, who explained that she was making a self-tour of the property as her grandparents had once lived there. They checked the home and found no signs of any crime. All doors and windows were locked and secured.

February 17, 9:38 a.m.: A resident on 3rd Street called to report that a package had been delivered to her home on Friday but was stolen from her doorstep brefore she could retrieve it. Officers confirmed that the package was delivered and not signed for by the intended recipient. This is the second incident of this type of theft in the past month. Officers apprehended the people involved in the first incident and are investigating the second.


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