December 23, 1:41 a.m.: An officer contacted several in a vehicle parked at a closed business. The kids gave varies stories about why they were there, and a call to the car’s registered owner revealed that the vehicle had been stolen from a residence in Birch Bay. Sheriff’s deputies responded to collect the car and its joyriding occupants.
December 23, 12:17 p.m.: Police were dispatched to contact a guardian who wanted to report their foster child had run away sometime in the last several hours. The teen had apparently also stolen a family member’s wallet and used one of their credit cards in a store. A missing person’s report was filed and an investigation into the theft continues.
December 23, 4:52 p.m.: A motorist left a new iPhone 6 cell phone in her unlocked car for a few minutes while visiting a store, and returned to find that the phone had been stolen. Officers have a possible suspect and investigation continues.
December 26, 8:02 p.m.: Customs and Border Protection at Peace Arch port of entry called police when they determined that a traveler was violating a court order by being in the company of his wife and child while on a road trip. A Blaine officer responded, confirmed the court order and arrested the subject, and then booked him into jail.
December 27, 11:35 a.m.: Blaine Police assisted a Whatcom County sheriff’s officer with stopping a stolen vehicle on Delta Line Road. An officer assisted with removing the driver from the auto. He was arrested and booked into jail.
December 27, 6:34 p.m.: A Bellingham resident called Blaine Police asking for a welfare check on her young son, who was visiting his dad in Blaine under a parenting plan. Mom explained she had been on the phone with her child and overheard her ex-husband say something about putting the boy into the oven. An officer responded to the residence and spoke with both the father and son. The boy was happy, healthy and uncooked. Dad agreed that his choice of words had not been appropriate, and explained he had meant the comment as a joke to get the young man’s attention. The officer cleared and advised Mom that her son was fine.
December 27, 8:03 p.m.: Officers were called to the Blaine Peace Arch port of entry for a protection order violation. A couple with mutual protection orders out of King County Superior Court decided to cross the border to go skiing. Upon their return to the U.S., customs officers discovered the outstanding court orders and called Blaine Police. Both subjects were arrested and booked into jail. The vehicle was impounded for retrieval by its registered owner.
December 28, 11:30 a.m.: A Blaine resident contacted police to report a tool bag had been stolen from his car overnight. The victim believes he accidentally triggered his trunk lock release during the night, popping open the trunk. Sometime before he left for work in the morning a passerby took advantage of the situation.
December 28, 7:25 p.m.: A motel manager called to report a drunk guest had assaulted him. Officers arrived to find the intoxicated suspect yelling at other patrons and causing general disturbance. The 69-year-old man was arrested, cited and released with a trespass order not to return.