Blaine Police reports, October 5- October 13

October 5, 9:34 p.m.: A Blaine resident called the police after discovering her daughter’s unlocked bicycle had been stolen from the front porch of her residence on E Street. Thanks to a friend on a social media website, the bike was found abandoned a couple of blocks away.

October 5, 10 a.m.: An organization renting facility space asked for information on preventing disruptions at their gatherings. Police provided information on the public services available.

October 6, 8:30 a.m.: The community center reported that three bicycles had been abandoned at their facility and asked for assistance removing them. Public works brought the bike to the police station and an officer booked them into found property.

October 6, 8:31 p.m.: A person contacted police requesting help recovering personal property being held by a former landlord, who was reportedly refusing to release the belongings until the renter completed some chores. Officers spoke with both parties and resolved the situation.

October 6, 10:15 p.m.: Officers contacted a driver who failed to signal a turn, and discovered that the motorist’s operators had been suspended for several unresolved traffic citations. The Bellingham resident was arrested for driving while license suspended, cited and released with a mandatory court date. The vehicle was left in place where it was legally parked.

October 7, 1:06 a.m.: King County Sheriff’s deputies located an abandoned, possibly stolen vehicle in their jurisdiction, which was registered to a Blaine resident. The car had been stripped of its valuable parts and contained drug paraphernalia. Blaine officers contacted the registered owner, who stated she had sold the vehicle several months before. There was no report of sale on file with the department of licensing, and the resident was given contact information for the King County authorities.

October 7, 1:15 a.m.: U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Arch port of entry called Blaine Police when they intercepted a suspended driver. An officer investigated, confirmed the out-of-state suspension and arrived and arrested the Blaine resident motorist. He was released with a criminal citation and the vehicle was impounded as its owner was not present.

October 7, 11:23 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to the Blaine Municipal Court when a judge ordered a defendant taken into custody. The person was transported from the court to jail without incident.

October 7, 12:47 p.m.: A concerned resident came to the police department to report that some old tires had been abandoned on city property in the 400 block of Peace Portal. Officers were able to contact the owner of the tires, and he made arrangements within a few minutes to have the mistake corrected and the remnants removed.

October 7, 1:18 p.m.: Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Arch port of entry intercepted a B.C. man driving with a suspended driver’s status in Washington. A Blaine Police officer arrested the man for the criminal license violation, cited and released him pending his appearance in court.

October 7, 3:27 p.m.: A motorist was contacted for a traffic violation by an officer who then discovered the man’s Washington driving privilege was suspended and he was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant. The driver was arrested for the warrant and the criminal licensing violation and booked into jail. His vehicle was impounded.

October 8, 7:35 a.m.: Blaine Police responded to a sheriff’s office request for assistance with a reported rollover collision on Drayton Harbor Road. The arriving officer found one car off the road with all four of its tires sunk in to the muddy shoreline. The vehicle had not rolled over, and its driver had purposefully swerved off the pavement to avoid being struck by an oncoming auto that had drifted across the centerline. The officer assisted with traffic control until relieved by deputies.

October 8, 12:30 p.m.: A resident reported an ongoing problem with a motorist endangering other drivers and pedestrians by running multiple stop signs and speeding. The information was provided to all officers for their patrols.

October 8, 10:10 p.m.: An officer contacted a driver with a suspended license after recognizing him from a previous arrest. The man had borrowed a car in an attempt to continue driving. The man was arrested for driving on a suspended license and the officer kept the keys until the registered owner could collect them.

October 10, 7:46 a.m.: Police responded to a neighborhood for a residential security check on F Street. An officer saw a window screen removed and signs that someone had entered a home through an open window. The residence was checked and no one was inside. When the family returned home they confirmed that a burglary had occurred. Valuables and one of their vehicles had been stolen. The car was recovered later after it was found abandoned, partly submerged in Lake Samish. Investigation continues.

October 10, 3:50 p.m.: A resident called police to report a noise problem emanating from a neighboring property. He explained the vapor barrier on a nearby home under construction was rattling in the wind. Two officers responded to the area and found the sound was not criminally actionable. They were not able to directly contact the new home’s owner, but did leave him a voicemail.

October 11, 6:50 p.m.: A Blaine resident flagged down an officer to reported that she is being harassed by a former friend. The harassment has apparently been occurring for the past year in other jurisdictions and that night’s event apparently was of enough concern to report it. A report was taken.

October 12, 9:05 a.m.: A Mitchell Street resident reported that his garage had been burglarized sometime between October 6 and 8. Firearms, electronics and tools were stolen from the unlocked building. The case is under investigation.

October 12, 10:10 a.m.: Blaine Police followed up on a report from city hall of a complaint about livestock being kept within city limits. A copy of the ordinance was delivered to the residence where the beasts are corralled. The owners were not at home so the problem and the regulations were explained to an adult relative who was present. She promised to pass the information on to those responsible. The ordinance provides the owners seven days to bring their flock of chickens into compliance.

October 12, 9:43 p.m.: Police discovered an open door and lights on inside a business that has been vacant for some time. Officers checked the inside and discovered a person inside remodeling the business for the new owner. He advised he and his brother would be living inside the building while making the repairs.

October 13, 10:15 p.m.: Police were called to a residence to assist with a problematic raccoon. The homeowner had spotted the critter perched in a tree directly over a hen house full of unsuspecting victims. The animal was unhappy about the attention it was receiving and waddled away, at least temporarily.

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