Blaine Police reports, February 10- February 17

February 10, 1:45 p.m.: A resident called police to report that he had evicted the tenants living in his rental house, but he believed they returned the same day and broke into the house to retrieve the belongs that had been in the house when the owner changed the locks. Officers are contacting the suspects.

February 11, 10:46 a.m.: Police received information regarding a possible sexual assault. Officers investigated, and arrested a 20-year-old Blaine resident, who was booked in to jail pending review of charges by the prosecutor’s office and arraignment in court.

February 11, 3:30 p.m.: Police were asked to do a welfare check on an emotionally disturbed person. The reporting party felt the person’s behavior has been deteriorating in recent weeks. Officers located and interviewed the party and offered information on available resources.

February 11, 4 p.m.: A person reported that they had acquired evidence of having been denied access to a property and possessions in violation of a court decision. Officers are negotiating with the person to access the evidence to help determine if the matter is criminal or civil in nature.

February 13, 8:24 a.m.: A woman contacted an officer near Boblett Street and the truck route, asking for assistance and medical aid. She explained that her boyfriend, who had left the area in his truck to make a delivery in Canada, had assaulted her. A medic unit was dispatched and police interviewed the victim. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the truck crossing helped locate the suspect when he returned to the U.S. later in the day. The man was arrested for domestic violence assault and possession of drug paraphernalia.

February 13, 10:45 a.m.: A woman called the Blaine Police Department to report several items from her purse were stolen while she was at work. The victim had already made calls to the bank(s)that had issued the stolen credit cards. The theft is under investigation.

February 13, 1:10 p.m.: Police were dispatched when a family discovered an attempted burglary to their home on Peace Portal Drive. The reporting party’s doors had been firmly locked and the suspect(s) did not make entry, but a screen door was partially bent in the attempt. The victims had been home at the time but had not heard the suspect. An officer processed the scene and obtained physical evidence. The crime is under investigation.

February 13, 9:45 a.m.: A passerby found a friendly black Shih Tzu looking (imagine a cute dust mop with a tail) dog wandering in the road on D Street at 6th and brought it to the police station. The canine had a black collar and a flea collar, but no license and no microchip. The pooch was released to Whatcom Humane Society for safekeeping until its owner comes forward.

February 13, 12:40 p.m.: An alarm monitoring company twice reported receiving an intrusion alarm at a business. Both times officers responded and met with a team of refrigeration technicians on site working on equipment. There was no crime and the alarm company was notified.

February 14, 2:05 a.m.: Police were dispatched to the Peace Arch port of entry when customs officers encountered a motorist who appeared intoxicated. A Blaine officer arrived to investigate and establish probable cause that the 20-year-old driver was impaired by alcohol. He was arrested and booked into jail, and his car was impounded.

February 14, 12:58 p.m.: Dispatch advised that medical aid was en route to a residence because a young child there had called 911 saying he was home with his grandmother and afraid because she was unresponsive. An officer arrived with the fire department and spoke with the resident, who was mystified by the arrival of the emergency vehicles and uniforms. Together they contacted her 2-year-old son in his bedroom where he was taking a nap. He was there, on his mom’s cell phone still happily chatting with the 911 dispatcher about his imaginary grandmother. Lesson of the day: when you cell phone runs out of minutes it will still work to call 911.

February 14, 7:09 p.m.: Officers responded to a two-car non-injury, non-blocking collision in the 1500 block of H Street. Both vehicles had been removed from the roadway into a business parking lot prior to officer arrival. Information was collected from both drivers and a report was completed.

February 15, 12:52 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a domestic violence assault at a residence, and contacted the victim who had been locked out of the residence. He reported that his girlfriend was intoxicated, became upset and had grabbed him around the throat. There was sufficient evidence to support the allegation and his girlfriend was arrested for assault fourth domestic violence and booked into jail.

February 15, 7:35 a.m.: A resident called to report that workers at a house building site by his home had begun making construction noise earlier in the day than was permitted by ordinance. An officer checked the site the owner described: it was quiet and no workers were present. He heard a hammering noise in the distance and tracked it to its source about three blocks away. He contacted the construction site manager, advised him of the call and provided a copy of the city ordinance section that covers the permitted periods of construction noise.

February 15, 7:45 p.m.: A Blaine resident called the police to report the theft of laundry he had left behind at a Blaine business a week ago. There may be video footage of a suspect in the theft and officers are investigating.

February 15, 8:15 p.m.: A resident called another party for assistance when a relative entered her house without permission and refused to leave. Police were then called and arrived at the house to investigate. Ultimately, the intruding relative had to be arrested for trespassing and removed from the house. She was cited and released with a mandatory court date and firm instructions to not return to the house without legal authority.

February 16, 11:10 a.m.: A man called to report a suspicious vehicle in the area of Bayview and Ruby streets in Blaine. Officer checked on the vehicle and the person in the vehicle. The person said he arrived to his job early so he was waiting in his vehicle until the job started. Officer confirmed the person’s information and cleared with no further incident.

February 16, 10:02 a.m.: Washington State Patrol requested assistance from Blaine Police in stopping a speeding vehicle that was failing to yield to a trooper’s emergency lights on Interstate 5 northbound from Birch Bay-Lynden Road. A Blaine officer intercepted and stopped the suspect vehicle on the freeway adjacent to U.S. Customs. The trooper issued the motorist citations for speeding and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle. The penalties for the two offenses totals $1,200.

February 16, 10:40 p.m.: Blaine Police, Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Border Patrol were alerted to reports of a loud explosion somewhere between Harvey Road and Blaine Marina. A thorough search in the Blaine area was conducted and the source of the noise was not located.

February 17, 7:50 a.m.: A motorist was legally stopped at the intersection of 10th and D streets when a 20-year-old bicyclist riding down the sidewalk shot into the street and crashed into the side of her pickup truck. The driver was shocked but uninjured. The bicyclist suffered minor injuries and was treated by medics on scene and released. The pickup suffered dents and a broken windshield, and the bicycle was transformed into a unicycle/lawn ornament.

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