Blaine Police reports, August 27 – September 2

August 19, 2:43 a.m.: Several juveniles fled on foot from a grocery store in Ferndale following a botched shoplift attempt. The criminal masterminds left behind the car they had driven to the store, and from it Ferndale Police identified one of the teens. The car’s registered owner lived in Blaine, and at the request of Ferndale Blaine officers contacted the owner and referred him to Ferndale authorities.

August 19, 2:58 a.m.: Police responded to a report of two kids stealing a watermelon from a closed grocery store, and caught the pair nearby. When asked why they had stolen the watermelon the thieves had conflicting stories. One spun a tale of hunger and destitution, while his partner said they just grabbed the thing and weren’t sure what they were going to do next. The melon was unharmed in the adventure and was returned to the store, and the shoplifters were returned to their parents.

August 20, 1:10 p.m.: Blaine Police assisted by a U.S. Border Patrol agent responded to a reported physical domestic dispute at an apartment between a teenage male and a young adult woman. They found that the incident was not an assault but a suicide attempt by the female half. Medics were called to the scene and transported the woman to hospital for treatment of her overdose. The young man at the scene was arrested for obstructions, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia then released to an adult guardian.

August 22, 3:13 p.m.: Police responded to a report of an injury, blocking collision on H Street. The arriving officers found the vehicle involved had rolled on its side and was partially blocking the eastbound lane of H Street, but there were no injuries. The cause of the single vehicle crash is under investigation. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor.

August 22, 7:04 p.m.: Semiahmoo Resort took a report from people concerned about spectators getting too close to baby harbor seals. An officer arrived and contacted a security office in the area of the complaint at the breakwater at the edge of Semiahmoo Marina. The suspects who had been harassing the seals had already departed.August 23, 12:39 a.m.: During a traffic stop an officer found that the driver was wanted on an outstanding warrant through Ferndale Municipal Court. The warrant was confirmed and the driver was arrested and booked into jail.

August 24, 5:15 p.m.: Police were dispatched to the south end of Lincoln Park on a report of someone setting up camp with a tent. Officers arrived and learned that the British Columbia residents were waiting for a Whatcom County car seat technician to arrive to inspect the couple’s child car seats before they continued their journey to California. They were passing the time by erecting their new tent to make sure they weren’t missing any important pieces in preparation for their camping adventure.

August 24, 6:34 p.m.: A motorist driving down H Street was surprised when a large flower pot flew out the second floor window of a nearby apartment and crashed onto the road. He called police to report the floral bombardment and the loud bangs and crashes still emanating from the apartment above. Police contacted the resident, and found she was suffering an emotional emergency. The woman was detained for her own safety and transported to hospital for evaluation and treatment.

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