Blaine Police reports, April 6 – April 12

April 6, 10 p.m.: A person called to report that earlier in the evening a stranger had chased her daughter down Cherry Street and was now repeatedly walking by their home. Officers were already in the area on another call so responded immediately, but could not locate the stalker. They remained in the area for some time and provided frequent patrols through the rest of the night. Information on the incident was distributed to all patrol personnel.

April 6, 9:30 p.m.: A customer staying at a model on Alder Street called to report the theft of the business’ TV from his room. He explained that he had had left his room door standing open and the unit unattended for about five minutes while he went to talk to a friend. When he returned he found his door closed and locked, so had to go to the manager to get a spare key. When he returned from that errand and opened his door he discovered someone had stolen the hotel’s 32-inch black Sanyo TV set. Case under investigation

April 7, 5:25 p.m.: U.S. Customs reported that while they were interviewing a person who was requesting entry into the U.S. from Canada, they discovered the man was in possession of a controlled substance. Blaine Police were called to investigate. An officer arrived, interviewed the parties and arrested jail and his personal use quantities of methadone and lorazipam were booked in to evidence for processing and trial.

April 7, 10:18 p.m.: Late in the evening, police received a report from a citizen on Cherry Street who reported her neighbor’s garage door was standing open, which was unusual for the hour. Officers contacted the owner, who was thankful for the check-up and had just forgotten to secure the door. The worried neighbor was advised of the outcome.

April 8, 2:45 a.m.: While servicing the Blaine Library overnight, a custodian discovered that someone had vandalized the men’s wash room by ripping the liquid soap dispenser off the wall. An officer responded to document the damage. There are no known suspects at this time, and Blaine Public Works was notified to replace the dispenser.

April 9, 7:21 a.m.: A Customs and Border Protection enforcement team working at the Peace Arch port requested that Blaine Police respond when the facility perimeter was compromised and entry to the secure federal facility was made by a single upset suspect who refused to comply with lawful demands that he leave. A Blaine officer responded to protect the port and its personnel. Evaluation determined the several Customs Officers and one Blaine officer could manage the threat level presented without calling for additional resources. A multi-agency unified command was established and inter-agency protocols and directives were reviewed to ensure the planned resolution was in compliance with standing orders. The Department of Homeland Security offered to supply appropriate federal containment hardware to prosecute the mission, while holding in reserve their implements of shock and awe. Having provided the Blaine officer with tools and a fresh threat assessment, the customs team escorted him to the area of the port where the suspect had control. When negotiations between the suspect and officer failed, the officer successfully deployed the containment hardware and took the suspect into custody without injury. Once subdued the suspect refused to admit wrongdoing. In the interest of natural selection he was removed from the federal facility and released to his more sensible and less adventurous muskrat friends.

April 9, 8:56 a.m.: Officers working speed enforcement in the 9200 block of Semiahmoo Parkway were contacted by a concerned residents who reported that a blue sedan has been repeatedly driving recklessly at high speeds in and near the commercial area at the north end of the spit. All officers were advised of the extra patrol request.

April 9, 1:40 p.m.: Officers were called to a residence on a report of a domestic dispute in progress in the home. On arrival the police learned that a married couple had an argument that escalated in to a physical confrontation. An investigation was conducted, the primary aggressor was identified and arrested for domestic violence assault. The 34-year-old woman was booked into jail.

April 9, 3:30 p.m.: A healthcare facility called police for assistance when a patient walked away and refused to return. An officer contacted the gentleman and his healthcare worker a short distance away, introduced himself and offered assistance. After some discussion the patient decided to accept a courtesy ride back to the care facility.

April 10, 2:36 p.m.: A Blaine police officer was dispatched to a landlord/tenant issue in the 1000 block of Garfield Avenue. The officer determined that it was a civil issue between the former tenant and landlord. The former tenant was informed to work with the landlord to retrieve a few items that may be inside the residence after their departure.

April 10, 7 p.m.: Blaine Police were called to assist sheriff’s deputies after a suspect fled from them during an incident on Anderson Road in Birch Bay. Blaine officers responded with other agencies and established a perimeter. The man was located about 90 minutes later by a Bellingham Police K-9 team and taken into custody without incident.

April 11, 3:30 a.m.: U.S. Customs reported they were questioning a person at the Peace Arch crossing who had drugs and paraphernalia with him. A Blaine Police officer arrived, investigated and arrested the 36-year-old traveler for illegal possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. The material was booked in to evidence for laboratory examination and the person was booked into jail.

April 11, 5:10 p.m.: Police have received complaints regarding an older model dark Camaro revving its engine inappropriately and negligently driving in a residential alley off Peace Portal Drive. Officers are watching for the vehicle and its driver.

April 12, 11:26 a.m.: Blaine officers on patrol recognized a man and woman walking in the 500 block of H Street and confirmed that the court-issued no contact order between them was still active. The couple was stopped and the respondent in the order was arrested, cited and booked into jail.

April 12, 2:43 p.m.: Witnesses in the area called police to the 200 block of H Street, reporting that a young man nearby was yelling that his girlfriend was beating him up and to call 911. Officers arrived within two minutes and found that the witnesses and the yelling victim were correct, as the girlfriend did in fact assault her boyfriend. The 20-year-old Blaine resident was arrested, cited and booked into jail.

April 12, 12:30 p.m.: A passerby called the police department to advise that a vehicle without license plates was apparently abandoned on Garfield Street. An officer found the passenger van as described, parked facing the wrong direction at the road’s edge without license plates attached. He contacted a person at a residence in the area who advised that a family member was preparing the vehicle for sale. They were advised of the violations that needed to be corrected, and that vehicles cannot be left on the right-of-way for storage, sale or advertisement.

April 12, 6:36 p.m.: An officer on patrol checked a vehicle and discovered it was associated with a person wanted on an arrest warrant. The officer stopped the car and confirmed that the driver was the person being sought by the court. He was arrested and booked into jail on the warrant, and also issued a criminal traffic citation as he had been driving with a suspended driver’s license when stopped.

April 12, 7:15 p.m.: Blaine officers canvassed areas to locate and interview registered sex offenders in a periodic review to ensure that their reporting was accurate and current. No violations were identified from the interviews and the verification process was completed.

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