Blaine Police reports, June 1- June 9

June 1, 5:52 a.m.: Police were called by a household upset about a neighbor’s rooster waking them at an unseemly hour of the morning. An officer contacted the residence where the rascal was roosting, and discovered this homeowner was also crying foul, as the bird had wandered onto their property uninvited. They advised that animal control had unsuccessfully tried to tackle the trespasser. The officer asked them to return and try again.

June 1, 12:54 p.m.: A resident reporting problems with a neighbor contacted police. Officers spoke with both halves, and learned they were in mutual disagreement over the exact location of their shared property line. Neither had a survey document and there were apparently no boundary markers. One party stated an intention to post No Trespassing signs where he believes his property begins.

June 1, 6:36 p.m.: A resident called police for assistance with a child who was very agitated and could not be physically controlled. An officer responded to the home and spoke at length with the youth. He eventually calmed down and the officer cleared without incident.

June 2, 6:29 p.m.: A concerned motorist called police to report a person walking along the railroad tracks near Peace Portal Drive and Bell Road. An officer contacted the man and found he was walking to work. The pedestrian explained that since the Dakota Creek Bridge on Peace Portal Drive was closed for construction he was crossing the creek using the railroad trestle and tracks rather than walk the length of the detour. He was warned not to trespass on BNSF property.

June 3, 5:37 p.m.: Police responded to a report of a man and woman arguing at a gas station and contacted the couple at the scene. The lady admitted there had been a disagreement and said no physical altercation occurred. Her companion denied there had been an argument and did not want to talk with officers, perhaps because of the non-extraditable warrant for his arrest in Nevada. At the request of the business the couple was trespassed from the property and they left the area.

June 4, 12:40 a.m.: Blaine Police located an abandoned vehicle parked on a city street. The vehicle was reported sold the previous year and the new owner has failed to transfer the title within the 45-day period. The vehicle was marked as abandoned and will be towed after 72 hours.

June 4, 1:35 p.m.: A person called to report a semi truck and trailer was blocking Grant Avenue. Officers arrived and found the driver had entered traffic without locking the kingpin and almost lost his trailer as it came loose from the truck. Officers assisted with traffic control while trailer was properly secured to the tractor.

June 4, 1:58 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Arch for a suspended driver. The officer contacted the British Columbia resident and arrested him for the criminal driving offense. It turned out that there was also wanted on a warrant for the same offense, so a sheriff’s deputy transported him to jail. His vehicle was impounded as no licensed driver was available.

June 4, 5:15 p.m.: A resident called police asking for assistance with a problem involving his roommate. He explained the other party is refusing to pay his share of the rent and was concerned about a confrontation occurring when next they met. An officer went to the residence to keep the peace and explain to both individuals the benefits of keeping the disagreement civil rather than criminal. Each person was cautioned about harassment and the laws regarding domestic violence as they reside together.

June 4, 10:04 p.m.: Police were dispatched to an apartment where an intoxicated family member was causing problems. The officers determined no crime had occurred, and discovered that the inebriated individual had an outstanding Bellingham court warrant. He was arrested and given a ride to jail to ensure that he met with a judge.

June 4, 11:50 p.m.: A Blaine resident found a wallet in the street on her nightly walk through the neighborhood and turned it over to police. An officer was able to locate and contact a family member of the wallet’s owner to let him know how to retrieve his property.

June 5, 10:17 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of a domestic violence incident occurring on Bayview Avenue after a passerby witnessed a woman being dragged by vehicle. The arriving officers found that the lady had not been dragged by the car, but rather had been making it very clear to the driver that he would not be taking the automobile. He apparently got the hint, as he had left the area on a bicycle instead. The woman reported she had not been injured at all and a witness nearby confirmed her version of the events. Officers will get the man’s side of the story when he stops peddling.

June 5, 10 a.m.: A woman came in to the Blaine Police Department to report that her vehicle had been prowled overnight while parked on 9th Street. The suspect(s) got away with a personal overnight bag that contained medications, personal supplies, identification and clothes.

June 5, 2:16 p.m.: A U.S. Border Patrol employee called police to report seeing a semi-truck and trailer combination backing down the I-5 freeway near the Peace Arch port of entry. An officer responded to the area, saw the truck backing on the freeway and stopped it. The officer issued the driver a ticket for the violation and assisted him in properly returning to the U.S. through the port of entry.

June 5, 2:37 p.m.: A resident reported receiving two separate phone calls recently where the caller tried to represent himself as a family member in need of help. The scammer claimed to be in trouble and in need of money. Fortunately the person he called did not fall prey to the unscrupulous and criminal modus operandi.

June 5, 4:30 p.m.: A resident located a wallet near the police department and turned it over to an officer. His student ID identified the owner of the wallet. The student’s parents were notified and arranged for the young man to pick it up the following day.

June 5, 8:30 p.m.: While assisting the Blaine High School with graduation celebrations, officers encountered an intoxicated man. He was a relative of a graduating student, doing his part to make the event memorable for everyone else if not himself. He was trespassed from the campus and escorted from the grounds.

June 5, 10:20 p.m.: An officer contacted a man on school district property who had been trespassed from the campus earlier in the evening. The college student was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail for criminal trespass.

June 5, 11 p.m.: U.S. Customs requested assistance at the border. A person and her vehicle were brought back to the U.S. side of the border by Canadian Customs officials who had discovered methamphetamine and marijuana in her car and on her person. U.S. Customs said they did not feel comfortable allowing her to drive because she appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine. An officer interviewed the woman, she agreed to not drive until the next day and accepted transportation to a hotel.

June 6, 10:16 a.m.: Police were notified of a transient homesteading beneath the H Street Parklet on Peace Portal Drive. Officers found large amounts of garbage and obviously abandoned property from a makeshift camp, which appeared to no longer be occupied. The officers cleaned the site, removing the obvious trash to a dumpster and holding the items which might have value for 24 hours in case the owner returned to claim them.

June 6, 11 a.m.: A passerby reported that a man was possibly selling or smuggling dogs in a van parked behind a closed business. An officer spoke with the man who did in fact have a rental van full of dogs. The man works for a California animal rescue service and was delivering four dogs to a Canadian dog rescue service. At police request, Whatcom Humane Society checked the dogs’ welfare and counseled the driver about Washington laws. Police consulted U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which found no cross border violations. No crime was committed and the matter was closed.

June 6, 4:35 p.m.: A person called police to report that a very distraught teenage girl was standing on the D Street bridge holding a sign. An officer contacted the 22-year-old female backpacker who was upset after being denied entry into Canada. The officer gave her a courtesy ride to Blaine Library where she was able to access Wi-Fi to resolve her border issues.

June 6, 10:30 p.m.: Officer received information that a person who had multiple warrants out of Ferndale Police Department and Lynden Police Department was at a residence in Blaine. Officers located the man and booked him into jail for the warrants.

June 7, 10:36 a.m.: A towing company called Blaine police to report they were en route to a report of a single vehicle running off the roadway somewhere on Drayton Harbor Road. An officer responded and contacted a Canadian couple who had stopped along the road to take in the beauty. Apparently the vehicle’s park function did not engage and the emergency brake was not set. When the occupants exited the vehicle and crossed the road, the vehicle rolled off the roadway and over the embankment. There was no damage to the vehicle.

June 7, 10:30 p.m.: A man called police to report two bicycles stolen from the back of his parked pickup truck. The bicycles were not locked in the truck’s bed while it was parked at the Semiahmoo Marina. The victim will be completing a statement and providing the serial numbers for the two Specialized brand bikes, which are together valued at about $3,000.

June 8, 1:06 p.m.: Police were dispatched at the request of the fire department to a business for a death investigation. Officers arrived and contacted aid personnel who had been called to the scene of an industrial accident and found that a man had apparently succumbed to injuries after a large beam fell on him. Officers conducted a death investigation and are working with the medical examiner’s office.

June 8, 2:29 p.m.: A resident on E Street came to the police department to report that her tires had been slashed. Officers were also informed of two other possible victims but were not able to locate them. All vehicles were parked in an alley at the likely time of damage.

June 9, 8:27 a.m.: Officer was dispatched to a non-injury, non-blocking collision on SR 543 just south of Boblett. An officer arrived and contacted both drivers, whose statements were consistent to the damage on the vehicles. Both vehicles were stopped eastbound on Boblett taking a right turn onto SR 543 when a vehicle rear-ended the other. The officer completed a collision report, helped the drivers exchange information and issued the not so happy at-fault driver an infraction for following too closely.

June 9, 8:58 a.m.: A woman called to report that someone vandalized her car parked on D Street sometime the previous night. An officer arrived and observed that three of the vehicle’s four tires had been intentionally punctured. There are no suspects to this incident and extra patrol was requested.

June 9, 2:04 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of D Street for a possible assault that had occurred about 10 minutes before. Officers arrived and determined a burglary had occurred. The suspect was identified, arrested and transported to jail.

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