All law enforcement incidents are reviewed on a daily basis by the Blaine chief of police. Depending on the nature of the incident, the chief directs police personnel to conduct a follow-up investigation. Visit thenorthernlight.com to read a full list of reports.
October 23, 5:43 p.m.: Officers working traffic enforcement in the 2300 block of Peace Portal Drive observed a vehicle whose registered owner showed a driving status of Suspended in the 3rd Degree. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as the registered owner. Officers arrested, cited and released the individual with a mandatory court date. Officers cleared with no further incident.
October 24, 7:28 a.m.: A person reported she installed security cameras the night prior and this morning. She was alerted that the camera pointing towards her neighbors’ fence picked up something. The person reviewed the video and thought she saw someone’s head moving back and forth along the neighbors’ fence. Officers arrived at the residence and watched the security camera footage and determined it was not a person, but the neighbor’s dog. Officer cleared without incident.
October 25, 2:11 p.m.: An officer took a vehicle prowl report by phone. It was reported that a
vehicle was entered without force and the battery was stolen from the engine compartment. There are no suspects or ideas of when the theft occurred.
October 26, 8:39 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a juvenile who was asking for a ride home because his father was driving around drunk trying to find him. While officers were talking to the juvenile, his father called and was yelling at him over the phone. Officers determined where the father was and drove to his location and located him in his vehicle. The man was arrested for DUI and processed by WSP.
October 28, 8:47 a.m.: An officer was informed that suspicious paperwork was located in the restroom at the Peace Arch Park. A park ranger advised he found hand written paperwork containing information regarding the President, bombings and FBI papers. The officer contacted the FBI, who advised they were interested but would not be able to respond until October 29. Evidence was turned over to FBI.
October 29, 10:43 a.m.: A business reported an ex-employee went into the business with another person and stole several Washington State lottery scratch tickets and money out of a cash register and then fled the business, while the employee working was in the restroom. Case under investigation.
October 29, 10:46 p.m.: Officers responded to the 900 block of Boblett Street for a report of an assault. Officers arrived and contacted the victim who advised he was walking his cats when he was assaulted with a recycling bin. The individual advised he did not want to press charges but wanted the police to speak to the individual. Officers attempted to contact the assailant but were unable to locate the suspect. Officers cleared with no further incident.
Chief’s Note: Being new to the area, I’ve noticed just how foggy it can be in the early morning hours. According to the Revised Code of Washington Section No. 46.37.180(2) fog lamps may (and should) be used whenever there is extreme fog on the road. Also, please be aware of speed limit on the freeways, especially when Interstate 5 crosses into city jurisdiction. The speed limit drops from 70mph to 35mph. Finally, fog lamps should be amber or white in color, and can only be used when low-beam headlamps are being used. Thanks for paying extra attention to this important matter.