Blaine Police reports, March 5- March 10

March 5, 10:53 a.m.: A resident contacted police to ask for assistance with harassing telephone calls being received at his home. It turned out that the calls were originating from a school district automated calling system, which was repeatedly phoning to notify him when his children were truant. An officer suggested that Dad arrange to meet with the school and work out a plan to keep the kids in class.

March 5, 3:07 p.m.: A resident hired a mechanic to diagnose and fix her ailing car, and after inspecting it he advised the vehicle had been intentionally damaged. The victim notified police of the vandalism, and an officer initiated a case report. Evidence has been collected in the case and suspects have been identified. Investigation continues.

March 5, 8:35 p.m.: Police responded to a report that an evening party at a park was disrupting the peace of the surrounding neighborhood. Officers contacted three teenagers who were listening to music and one barely adult person who had been drinking. All denied knowing city parks close at dusk, and all agreed to abide by the rule by departing to their respective homes.

March 5, 7:50 p.m.: A motorist was accosted by an apparently very intoxicated man who was wandering down D Street screaming at passing cars. When police arrived to investigate they found out the man had been destined for Alaska but had been denied entry to Canada, and was now on a drunken search for toiletries to take back to his nearby motel room. Officers convinced the man he was better off sobering up before cleaning up.

March 6, 2:59 p.m.: Officer observed and stopped a vehicle for reckless driving after the motorist passed another vehicle at 72 mph in the posted 25 mph zone on a city street. The 16-year-old driver was arrested, cited and released to the custody of a parent.

March 8, 1:48 p.m.: An elderly resident called police after discovering that several pieces of her jewelry were missing. The victim helped police in developing a complete list of the stolen property and possible suspects, and an officer has been assigned to investigate the $4,000 theft.

March 9, 9:05 a.m.: Police were dispatched a theft that had occurred sometime over the weekend. Construction workers arrived at their job site on Monday morning to find a cedar fence that they had installed was now missing. The 96 feet of fence is valued at roughly $1,100. Officers are investigating and will provide extra patrols to the area when able.

March 10, 3:20 p.m.: Police responded to a report of a group of juveniles breaking into an abandoned home. The teens were apprehended inside the residence. The matter was investigated and a case report was forwarded to the juvenile prosecutor for review.

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