Blaine police reports, March 10-March 15

March 10, 5:40 a.m.: The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from Blaine police with a blocking, non-injury, car-versus-tree collision on South Harvey Road. An officer responded and learned from the driver that high winds had caused a large tree to topple down across the road in front of him. The motorist was unable to stop in time before his BMW and the tree collided with one another. A witness observed the event unfolding as she was approaching from the opposite direction. Fortunately, she was able to stop in time. A tow truck was requested to remove the vehicle from its resting place partially atop the tree. A Good Samaritan stopped by and volunteered to perform emergency arborist duties to remove the tree from the road before it collected more victims.

March 10, 7:44 p.m.: Police were dispatched to the Peace Arch port of entry in reference a person in possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. An officer contacted the person, who told the officer his dog had chewed on the label rendering it damaged beyond recognition. The traveler was issued a criminal citation for possession of a legend drug without a prescription.

March 11, 8:30 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to a business on H Street to trespass an individual acting strangely in the store and opening packages. The manager was concerned the male suspect was on drugs and a potential treat to employees. The officer trespassed the man from the store.

March 11, 11:58 a.m.: Officers spoke with an emotionally distraught woman for the fourth time that day about her allegation of misconduct by others about a previously reported issue. Police had already investigated that incident, and had determined that there was no crime or misconduct. The woman was warned that further unnecessary calls could result in charges of an abuse of the emergency reporting
system.

March 12, 10:47 a.m.: Blaine police received multiple 911 calls about a 5-year-old walking alone on Bayview Avenue wearing only a diaper and rain boots and clutching a pair of men’s pants. The child walked to a neighbor’s home and said he was cold and didn’t know where his mom was. The good neighbors allowed the child to come inside their home and warm up while they called police. Officers arrived and gave the very excited young man a ride to the police department where he was reunited with his mother, who insisted she had been home when her son wandered away. The matter was referred to Child Protective Services for follow-up.

March 13, 6:45 a.m.: A passing motorist located an injured owl on the side of a busy street. An officer responded, collected the injured animal and kept him warm until animal control was able to take custody.

March 14, 4:25 p.m.: A resident on Bayview Avenue arrived home to find two men trespassing in her yard and apparently trying to enter her garage. She left the area in her car and called police from the safety of a nearby business. Officers responded to her home and found it secure and the intruders no longer in the area. Investigation disclosed the two men work with a recovery company and had gone on to several properties in the area scouting for a car they wanted to repossess. Police are investigating their trespass, attempted entry into the innocent party’s garage and possible impersonation of law enforcement.

March 15, 9 a.m.: Police responded to Semiahmoo Parkway for a crash between a tree and a car that left the road to attack it. The driver sustained injuries but refused to be transported by medics. A Washington State Patrol collision report was completed.

March 15, noon: Police received information that a simple assault and threatening behavior had occurred the previous day involving coworkers at a business. The owner and manager are reportedly aware of the incident. An officer was assigned to investigate.

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