Blaine Police reports, June 18- June 24

June 18, 11:45 p.m.: Blaine Police received a fax from the RCMP with information regarding several domestic violence incidents that may have occurred in the city of Blaine but were not previously reported. The victim has left the area, but police are investigating.

June 19, 1:51 p.m.: A man came into the Blaine Police Department to report that he had a shirt stolen out of his car while he was parked in the 100 block of 12th Street in Blaine for less than five minutes. There are no suspects to this incident. The victim explained their shirt was a priceless original custom made white T-shirt with black/white printing on the front including a 1960s photo of two women wrestling. A watch-for has been posted.

June 19, 1:57 p.m.: A motorist was driving his southbound on Semiahmoo Parkway when his wheels left the roadway and he drove onto the shoulder. The front bumper of his truck struck and damaged a city sign posted on the shoulder. Police found the man a couple of miles away. He was now walking because one of his tires had gone flat. He explained he was walking to a nearby store to call police to report the collision. He received citations for driving with wheels off of the roadway and no insurance. Public works was called to repair their sign.

June 19, 2:45 p.m.: Three youngsters came into the police department to report being harassed by a man at the skate park nearby. Officers responded to the park but the suspect had already taken off. Police provided extra patrols to the area and are working to identify the man, who is described as a white male with short buzzed blond hair, about 5’6″–5’9″ tall, possibly in his late 20s.

June 19, 2:45 p.m.: A motorist saw a 14-year-old boy accidentally crash his bike into a curb and fall near Peace Portal Drive and Madison Street. The boy suffered a minor head injury in the crash and the motorist called 911 to request help. Police officers responded and monitored the boy until medic personnel relieved them.

June 19, 11 p.m.: An employee was riding her bike to work through her employer’s overnight truck parking area when she witnessed a semi tractor trailer back too far into a parking slot, striking a building in the process. Police were called and an officer contacted the driver, who said he had no idea he had hit the corner of the building. There appeared to be no damage to the trailer and minimal damage to the building. An officer documented the incident in case either party needed a report.

June 20, 8:35 p.m.: Dispatch reported that witnesses at an apartment complex were calling about a disturbance in their parking lot, where a driver was spinning his car tires and yelling at people. The arriving officer confirmed the identity of the suspect with people at the scene and contacted the man. He failed field sobriety tests, was arrested for driving under the influence, processed and booked into jail.

June 21, 7:10 p.m.: A police officer on patrol on Peace Portal Drive located a small dog running in the roadway. The canine was almost struck by several passing cars, and was a danger to itself and traffic. It was also frantic about not being caught, and the officer was bitten and scratched up by the time he’d rescued and secured the animal. Fido was returned to its owner, along with a civil infraction for allowing the dog to be at large.

June 22, 5:14 p.m.: A passerby called police to report that it appeared a man had taken up residence in a shipping container on BNSF property downtown that is clearly marked with “No Trespassing” signs. Officers checked the shipping container and found the man was not there at the time. The suspect was located off the property later in the evening and was warned he was subject to arrest if he returned to the Burlington Northern property.

June 22, 6:23 p.m.: A resident called police to report a burglary to the garage at his home on Adelia Street. The victim reported he had only been away for about 20 to 30 minutes at dinnertime when someone entered his locked garage and opened a locked storage closet. A clasp keeping the closet door secured was destroyed. Damage is estimated to be about $10. Only two items were taken, a folding box cutter knife and a black cable bike lock. An officer is investigating and fingerprints recovered at the scene are being processed.

June 22, 6:40 p.m.: Police responded to a motel on a call for assistance dealing with a former guest. The motel manager advised the arriving officers that the suspect had yelled obscenities and was generally acting crazy, and they wanted him trespassed from the business. The suspect had left but officers searched for and found him. He was advised that he was trespassed from the business and would be subject to arrest if he returned.

June 23, 1:43 p.m.: Two motorists backed their cars out of their respective parking stalls in the lot of a store and their rear ends met in a decidedly unromantic way. There was minor damage to each vehicle. No one was injured. Police assisted the drivers with formal introductions via information exchange.

June 23, 2:55 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 2500 block of Peace Portal Drive on a report of a possibly intoxicated person behind the wheel of a car in the area. The officer arrived and found the driver was visiting from out of state. She was not intoxicated, but had lost the ignition key to her vehicle. At the owner’s request a tow truck was called to take her and her car to Bellingham.

June 24, 8:16 a.m.: A property owner called police when he discovered that someone had broken into his rental house on Adelia Street. Two items were stolen: a yellow shop-style vacuum cleaner and a red and white pressure washer. Each piece of equipment had a last name written on it in black indelible ink. Police are investigating.

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