Blaine Police reports, November 22- December 1

November 22, 8:45 p.m.: U.S. Border Patrol agents advised Blaine Police when they observed an injured deer laying along H Street Road near Valley View Road. An officer responded, found that a passing vehicle had critically injured the animal and euthanized it.

November 22, 12:30 p.m.: A resident reported having spotted two loose dogs running off leash at Marine Park over the weekend. All officers were advised of the information for their patrols, and the reporting party was asked to call at the time violations are occurring so that officers can intervene immediately.

November 23, 1:20 p.m.: Dispatch relayed a call received from an alarm company about an activated personal safety beacon at a residence. An officer responded to the house and met with the person, who explained that she had accidently set off the alarm and was actually just fine. Police notified the fire department of the resolution.

November 24, 2:48 a.m.: Officers contacted a man sleeping in his vehicle in the parking area of a city park late at night. The occupant was advised that all city parks close at dusk, and given a verbal warning for trespassing.

November 24, 2:15 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a non-injury non-blocking collision near the intersection of Boblett Street and Fir Avenue. An officer arrived and found the two vehicles had moved to the side of the road to clear traffic and wait for help. The drivers were assisted in exchanging information and witnesses were interviewed. One driver was cited for failure to yield right of way. The collision occurred when a car pulled out from a private street into the path of the second vehicle.

November 24, 6:07 p.m.: A motel owner observed smoke coming from one of his occupied rooms, and discovered the resident inside had started her curtains on fire after smashing the glass out of all the pictures on the walls. U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to assist the police officer who arrived to the owner’s call for help. The occupant was arrested and booked into jail for malicious mischief, reckless burning and resisting a public officer.

November 25, 5:35 p.m.: A parent called police asking for help with her out-of-control teenager who was having an emotional outburst and throwing things inside their home. Officers have a rapport with the youth from prior incidents and their arrival calmed him enough that he could regain some self control. Officers remained at the home until mom was certain they would be OK for the evening.

November 27, 12:28 p.m.: Police responded to a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a large pickup truck on Marine Drive. Upon arrival the walker reported that he was uninjured, and explained that he had been walking along the road’s edge facing traffic when he was hit in the shoulder and knocked to the ground by the mirror of a passing vehicle.

November 28, 2:30 p.m.: A victim called police dispatch to report his wallet containing several hundred dollars cash and credit cards was missing. He explained that he had retraced his steps and concluded it had been taken from his unlocked car while it was parked in his employer’s parking lot. He wanted to file a report on the taking but did not want other people at the business contacted or interviewed for fear of retaliation.

November 28, 9 p.m.: A resident on Harrison Street called police upon discovering that someone had stolen the LED lights from their yard. Officers were in the area and had been there for some time on a earlier complaint of juveniles running in the neighborhood causing problems. They did not determine if those same kids were responsible of the $70 light heist.

November 28, 11:05 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of a domestic dispute at a residence. As they were responding the call was upgraded when the suspect began kicking holes in the drywall then took the telephone away from the victim and smashed it. Officers arrived, made the scene safe and arrested the primary aggressor for domestic violence, malicious mischief and interfering with reporting of domestic violence.  He was booked into jail.

November 30, 9:24 a.m.: Police stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign and discovered that the motorist’s driving privilege in Washington was suspended. The driver was arrested, cited for the criminal traffic offense and released with a mandatory court date.

November 30, 10:04 a.m.: A resident called to report that a black utility trailer had been parked at the curb of a city street for several weeks. An officer contacted the owners and advised them of the laws prohibiting storing vehicles on city right of way. They are going to move the trailer off the street.

December 1, 9:46 a.m.: Volunteers arrived to work at the Blaine Food Bank and called police to report the building’s back door had been damaged overnight. The responding officer found that it appeared someone had unsuccessfully tried to force open the door. The damage was promptly repaired and all officers were advised of the attempted break-in for their patrols.

December 1, 12:29 p.m.: A resident called to report that she had scared off a coyote prowling near her home but the animal kept coming back and she was concerned it might be ill or injured. An officer responded to the area and found that the healthy, hungry critter had zeroed in on the full garbage receptacles lining the street on garbage pick-up day.

December 1, 3:02 p.m.: A passerby reported an ongoing problem with parents improperly using the handicapped parking spaces in the school district parking lots to drop off and pick up their children. An officer who was in the school zone responded to the area, but the offending vehicles had already moved for the day. The spaces will be watched and future violators cited.

December 1, 6 p.m.: A Blaine resident found a wallet on a sidewalk while out for a walk on Harrison Avenue and notified police. An officer collected the wallet from the good Samaritan and returned it to its grateful owner.

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