Blaine Police report, September 30- October 5

September 30, 6:50 p.m.: A concerned resident in east Blaine called U.S. Border Patrol to report a subject hiding in the woods near her home, which is a short distance from the international border. Blaine Police and Border Patrol agents responded and contacted a man in his 50s. The gentleman explained that he was visiting his elderly father at a nearby property, and was not hiding per se. He just didn’t want Dad to see him drinking a beer.

October 1, 5:39 p.m.: Several drivers called to report that an apparently intoxicated pedestrian was staggering in traffic near H Street and the truck route. Officers arrived and contacted a woman who was indeed inebriated, but cooperative enough to provide a portable breath test sample that clocked in at four times the legal limit for drivers. She was also wanted on an outstanding warrant. She was transported first to the emergency room for an exam due to her alcohol level, and then booked into jail on the warrant.

October 1, 9:48 p.m.: Police contacted a vehicle that was parked with no lights off the road in the dark in an area that is not usually visited near Allan and D streets. They found a couple inside the car, saving wear and tear on the front seats by sitting together in the back. After talking with her father, officers gave the teenaged girl a ride home to her parents. Her adult male friend was counseled on his options and decided to leave the area.

October 2, 2:39 p.m.: Police received information that a person was at one of the Blaine school district buildings asking to contact one of his children, in possible violation of a court’s no contact order. The gentleman was interviewed and the court orders reviewed. The father explained the order as written did not reflect the agreement that had been reached between the parties, but the written language was clear and there was probable cause to believe he was in violation. He was arrested and the matter was referred to the prosecutor and courts.

October 2, 4:41 p.m.: A parent reported to Blaine school district that kids are repeatedly being harassed by an adult while waiting for the school bus near their home in the morning. The school and police confirmed that the problem is occurring at a bus stop some distance outside the city limits. The sheriff’s office was notified and given the information. One of their deputies assigned to special patrol in that neighborhood will be following up.

October 4, 10:40 a.m.: A resident on F Street reported that thieves had broken into his detached garage by prying a lock off a door and stole a portable generator and two bicycles, placing the loss at over $2,000. An officer responded and collected evidence at the scene, and is investigating.

October 4, 1:55 p.m.: A person reported that someone had entered his fenced yard overnight and stole a four-cycle Mercury marine engine off of his boat, and added insult to he injury by also plucking his prize pumpkin from its patch. The motor is worth about $1,800. The weight of the large pumpkin was not determined.

October 5, 12:01 p.m.: The Burlington Police Department requested assistance from Blaine Police in a runaway investigation. A missing juvenile from Skagit County used an ATM machine at a business here. The firm’s staff helped an officer review the video footage from the ATM, and he forwarded all information to the investigating officer in Burlington.

October 5, 4:45 p.m.: A family on Cherry Street checked their home’s garage after hearing from a neighbor about recent burglaries and tool thefts in town. They discovered that they too had been victimized and $1,400 or more in homeowner tools had been stolen from them. They called police to report the crime and officers are investigating.

October 5, 10 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a possible burglary at a business when a suspect was seen leaving the area after hours at night. Officers arrived and found that the business had been entered and items had been taken. Evidence was recovered at the scene and the investigation is in progress.

October 5, 7:33 p.m.: A Blaine resident on Harrison Street was contacted regarding a burglary to her residence in which some items had been taken.

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