Blaine Police reports, April 1- April 7

April 1, 11:56 a.m.: A homeowner mowing his front lawn came upon several used medical syringes that a passerby had apparently thrown. An officer collected the needles and disposed of them properly.

April 1, 5:25 p.m.: Blaine Police was dispatched to an elderly woman’s residence after she requested police assistance. Officers contacted the woman and she expressed concerns about her telephone line and her medical monitoring service. The officer assisted her in testing the unit to ensure it worked properly.

April 2, 1:41 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a residence to check on the welfare of a juvenile who allegedly made threats of self-harm on a social media site. An officer contacted both the parent and juvenile whom were home together.

April 3, 4:40 a.m.: An officer spotted several empty boxes that had been deposited in the roadway on Ludwick Avenue. A check of the boxes showed they had been delivered to a Blaine business for an individual. A littering investigation is underway to appropriately address the problem.

April 3, 12:05 p.m.: A woman came in to the police department to report a guitar and amplifier taken from her recently deceased father’s home. Officer spoke to the people involved and determined the matter was civil. Officer informed the woman of the outcome and explained if she still strongly desired to claim ownership of the items she would need to seek a civil attorney for advice.

April 4, 7:13 a.m.: Police received a report of an ongoing reckless driving, speeding and tailgating issue on Semiahmoo Parkway. The errant driver apparently lives in the area and officers were advised to watch for the silver Mini Cooper taking big risks.

April 4, 9:56 p.m.: An officer responded to a not-in-progress domestic assault that had occurred earlier this evening. An investigation resulted in the arrest of a 51-year-old Blaine resident. The individual was booked into jail for domestic violence assault 4.

April 5, 8:34 a.m.: Police responded to a motel for a report of a theft. They arrived and contacted the owner of the motel who explained that the previous night a group of people had attempted to steal a washer and dryer from the laundry room. The would-be thieves left before being identified. Officers contacted several people of interest but all declined to come clean about their involvement. At the manager’s request they were given a trespass warning and left with the understanding that if they return, they will be arrested.

April 5, 8:57 a.m.: While on patrol, officers observed a vehicle that was recently reported as stolen. The vehicle was checked, found to be unoccupied with no apparent additional damage. The owner was contacted and responded to retrieve the vehicle. The vehicle was removed from computer records as stolen. No persons related to the taking of the vehicle were identified.

April 6, 4:55 p.m.: Officers working speed enforcement observed a vehicle driving 83mph in a 70mph zone. They activated their vehicle’s emergency lights and siren to stop the vehicle for the speed violation, but the vehicle continued to drive north on I-5 for about a mile and half before stopping. The driver was contacted and given a ticket for the speed violation and was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date for negligent eluding.

April 7, 12:44 p.m.: A Bellingham resident came to the police department to turn in a found iPod mp3 player he found earlier in the 200 block of H Street. The officer took custody of the device and placed it into evidence for safekeeping.

April 7, 7:14 p.m.: Police were called when concerned motorists noticed an elderly and confused man walking on H Street near the cemetery. A nearby U.S. Border Patrol agent stopped and spoke with the man until a Blaine Police officer arrived. The officer called the man’s wife to come pick him up. She arrived a short time later and took her husband home to a waiting dinner.

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