Blaine Police reports, March 22 – March 30

March 22, 4 p.m.: A person reported losing his black DayMinder address book while visiting Blaine earlier in the day. It had not yet been turned in to police, and his contact information was recorded in case a Good Samaritan recovers and turns in the property.

March 23, 1:30 p.m.: A person came into the police station for assistance with a violation of a protection order. The respondent in the order had attempted to contact a protected child through another relative. Officers investigated, located and contacted the respondent and arrested him for violating the order. He was booked into jail pending a mandatory court hearing.

March 23, 4:41 p.m.: A resident contacted city hall with concerns about construction activity occurring in his neighborhood. The appropriate city offices are working with the reporting party, and all officers were advised of his concerns for their patrols in the area.

March 24, 3:24 p.m.: The owner of a boat kept on Blaine Marina’s C float contacted police when he discovered his dinghy had been stolen. The theft of the gray 10-foot Achilles brand inflatable raft probably occurred sometime in the last week of January or first week of February. The boat was entered into law enforcement systems as stolen and all officers were advised for their patrols.

March 25, 7:49 a.m.: Officers on patrol stopped a vehicle that was speeding on Yew Street. The driver was found to have a suspended Washington driving privilege from a previous unpaid ticket. The motorist was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date and hopefully a new appreciation for traffic laws.

March 25, 11:59 a.m.: Blaine officers stopped a vehicle for speeding on Mitchell Street, and discovered the driver was fleeing from a domestic violence assault that had occurred in a neighboring community. Their police department was contacted and responded to the scene.

March 25, 2:58 p.m.: Police responded to a motel when operators discovered an elderly client had passed away. An officer arrived followed by medical aid crews. The officer’s on-scene investigation supported a finding by the medical examiner (ME) that the death was by natural causes, and the ME’s office released the remains to a funeral home.

March 25, 9 p.m.: An adult man on foot approached a teenage girl near the intersection of Blaine Avenue and Cherry Street. The stranger made some comments to the victim that sounded strange and made her uncomfortable, then left the area as a vehicle approached the intersection. The girl quickly called 911, and officers responded immediately but were not able to locate the man in their search of the area. Extra patrols to the neighborhood are being conducted as officers are able.

March 26, 7:42 p.m.: Police were dispatched to CPR in progress call at a residence after an elderly person fell. An officer arrived to find the person had begun breathing on their own again, but was unconscious. The officer assisted the family until North Whatcom Fire and Rescue and medics arrived. The victim was transported to hospital.

March 27, 10:06 a.m.: A vehicle owner called police to report that his vehicle had sustained damage while parked outside his residence on Mitchell Street. An officer responded to investigate, identified the driver of the running vehicle and arrested the party for hit and run. A Washington State Collision Report was completed as part of the criminal case report.

March 28, 8:59 a.m.: A resident on 10th Street called police to report gas had been was stolen from the family vehicle parked at the house. Police have identified a suspect, and the homeowner is installing surveillance cameras.

March 28, 9:52 a.m.: Police were dispatched to the 4400 block of D Street for a report of a vehicle driving erratically in the area. The arriving officer contacted a group of students who were creating a public service video for a school project. They apologized for causing concern to passersby.

March 28, 11:36 a.m.: A business called to report a suspect who had previously stolen from the business had returned. This time the suspect was unable to steal anything before leaving, but the furtive behavior was caught on camera. An officer is currently investigating.

March 29, 10:26 a.m.: An anonymous caller reported a person driving fast in the alley on the north side of the 500 block of E Street, in a white SUV with a plastic bag

March 29, 7:45 p.m.: Border Patrol agents arrested two subjects for a border violation, and determined one of them was wanted in Florida on a felony arrest warrant. The warrant was confirmed and a Blaine officer transported the person to jail.

March 30, 10:24 a.m.: A man called to report that a truck frequently parks blocking a parking lot to the 1500 block of Peace Portal, keeping others from using the lot. An officer arrived and found the truck there but not blocking at the moment. He spoke with the driver and resolved the problem.

  1. I love our little border town of Blaine and appreciate the discretion that our police officers use in handling transgressors and suspected evil-doers.


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