Blaine Police reports, October 22- October 27

October 22, 8 a.m.: During a traffic stop the officer learned the driver had an outstanding arrest warrant issued by Ferndale Municipal Court and two warrants through Bellingham’s court. The woman was arrested and booked into jail.

October 22, 11:17 a.m.: Blaine Police were dispatched to a burglary that had occurred at a construction site when the arriving crewmembers discovered that overnight thieves had made off with various tools. The contractor lost about $1,000 in equipment and his subcontractor lost close to $1,500. The home under construction was not damaged.

October 22, 12:51 p.m.: Customs and Border Protection at Peace Arch port of entry contacted a driver whose Washington driving privilege was suspended. The officer arrested the driver for driving with a suspended license, cited and released him pending his court date.

October 22, 3:58 p.m.: A resident came into the police department to report her necklace had been stolen and identified a suspect in the taking. That man had been arrested on other charges and booked into jail. A necklace matching the description of the missing item was among his property placed in safekeeping at the jail. Police are applying for a search warrant to recover the jewelry.

October 23, 1:50 p.m.: A truck driver called police when he returned to his rig parked on Grant Street and discovered it had been struck and damaged in his absence. Currently, there are no suspects in the hit and run. The owner estimates his truck sustained over $1,000 in damage.

October 25, 10:55 a.m.: A lady stopped by her mom’s house to check on it and found that the garage door had been forced open. She entered the house yelling at whoever was inside to leave, and heard someone bolting out the front door. She called police, officers responded and requested assistance from another agency with a canine. A search of the area did not locate the suspect and the burglary is under investigation.

October 26, 7:10 a.m.: A resident contacted police when he discovered an adult relative had been using his debit card to steal money from his bank account. An officer located and arrested the suspect, who had taken a total of more than $1,000 in several transactions. The woman was booked into jail and a report was forwarded to the felony prosecutor.

October 26, 4:15 p.m.: A resident called to report suspicious activity occurring in an open field nearby. An officer arrived and contacted a woman in the field who explained she was burning some of her clothes. She turned out to be wanted on an arrest warrant, and peace was restored to the neighborhood when she was booked into jail.

October 26, 4:50 p.m.: A British Columbia resident called police to report the theft of an all-terrain vehicle from a storage facility sometime in the past two weeks. A report was taken and the investigation is ongoing. The stolen Honda ATV is valued at about $4,000.

October 26, 6:40 p.m.: Police were dispatched to an assault occurring at a residence. Officers determined that a young man had grabbed his sister by the throat and broke a necklace in the process of ripping it from her neck. He had also taken up a hammer and used it to take a swing at another adult relative. The suspect was arrested on felony and misdemeanor domestic violence assault and harassment charges and booked into juvenile detention.

October 26, 8:15 p.m.: A concerned resident called police to ask for help having a person trespassed from her property. The responding officer determined the suspect had committed multiple crimes. He was arrested and booked into jail for burglary, and other charges are being reviewed.

October 27, 6:40 a.m.: A man called police when he stopped by a relative’s home and discovered that it had been burglarized. The back door had been kicked in and several items were stolen. The burglary and theft are under investigation.

October 27, 3:15 p.m.: A resident on 4th Street called to report that two scarecrows had been stolen from her front yard overnight. An officer responded and documented the theft. It appears someone walking by had grabbed the items as no cars were heard. The missing decorations are valued at about $14.

October 27, 5:20 p.m.: A resident advised that a couple of nights earlier between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. someone had rattled her home’s doorknobs in a possible attempt to gain entry. She did not report the incident when it happened, and then the following night she spotted someone jumping over her backyard fence. She requested extra patrols in her neighborhood and officers encouraged her to call immediately when suspicious activities occur.

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