Blaine Police reports, May 19 – May 24

May 19, 10:11 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to check on a possible abandoned vehicle in the 600 block of F Street. The officer arrived and found the vehicle had left the area. Either the vehicle was not in fact abandoned or one of Herbie the Love Bug’s relatives is living in town.

May 19, 11:52 a.m.: A business owner called to report a transient was blocking traffic in the alley behind the 900 block of Peace Portal Drive. The man had cleared the alley when the officer arrived, so the disorderly conduct was not observed. A good description from the complainant allowed the officer to identify the man, however. He was located a few blocks away and given a warning about his disruptive behavior.

May 19, 2:35 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a Blaine business where three small children had inadvertently been locked inside a vehicle after the family pet locked Mom out of her running vehicle. The youngsters were happily secured in their child seats and were not in a position to help out. An officer arrived and unlocked the vehicle. Further K-9 training will be sought in how to push the unlock button.

May 19, 9:10 p.m.: Blaine Police responded to assist U.S. Border Patrol agents in the 500 block of 8th Street. A man had illegally crossed into the U.S. from Canada and was found to have a felony warrant from the U.S. Marshal’s Office. An officer arrived, confirmed the warrant and arrested the man. He was transported and booked into Whatcom County Jail.

May 19, 9:20 p.m.: A Blaine resident called police to report a suspicious vehicle in the 2500 block of Baldwin Place. The resident stated a Chevy Aveo had driven around the neighborhood multiple times in a short period of time. Officers were working another call at the time the suspicious vehicle was reported, but were able to check the area shortly after. No vehicle matching the description was located.

May 19, 10 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a business for an argument between a store manager and a patron. The business manager requested the man be trespassed. An officer issued the trespass, and the man went on his way.

May 20, 8:10 a.m.: A Blaine resident came to the police department to report that her ex-boyfriend entered her home and was standing in her bedroom. The man was asked to leave and after coming and going several more times, he finally left. The individual was later arrested and booked into the Whatcom County Jail on charges of residential burglary, domestic violence and stalking – domestic violence.

May 20, 1:07 p.m.: A person reported it appeared someone had attempted to enter her vehicle by sliding the rear cab window open. An officer responded and determined entry had not been made, nothing had been taken and there was no damage. The information was passed on to night shift officers for extra patrol.

May 20, 3 p.m.: A motel owner requested a person who was refusing to leave be removed. Although the occupant had nowhere else to go, he did decide to leave willingly once police arrived. Attempts are being made to contact a family member in hopes of preventing the man from remaining transient.

May 20, 4:16 p.m.: Customs and Border Protection Officers at the Peace Arch port of entry intercepted a B.C. man driving with a suspended driver’s status in Oregon. A Blaine Police officer arrested the man for the criminal license violation, cited and released him pending his appearance in court.

May 20, 6:02 p.m.: A motorist suffered a medical emergency as she turned off of Harrison Street into the Post Office parking lot. The concrete masonry of the building’s corner stopped her vehicle, much to the surprise of nearby bystanders who came to her aid and called 911. Police officers and medical personnel from North Whatcom Fire and Rescue responded to the collision. The driver was transported to hospital for evaluation, and a crash report was completed. The vehicle suffered substantial damage and was towed. The Post Office was left at the scene.

May 20, 7:05 p.m.: A motel called police for assistance with an inebriated customer who had failed to pay his room bill and was being disruptive with other patrons. Early Friday evening the motel management called a second time when the man returned to again bother other lodgers. An office responded, escorted the man from the property, and made sure he understood he was not permitted to return.

May 21, 9:05 a.m.: An individual contacted the police department regarding his common law partner refusing to allow him to obtain personal effects and clothing for his children after he negotiated a date and time to do so. An officer attempted to contact the resident to work out a resolution, but telephone calls went unanswered. The individual was advised to seek a civil attorney for assistance.

May 21, 3 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of a neighbor dispute. An officer responded and determined the incident was a civil matter. Both parties were reminded of the old adage, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. They decided to part ways in silence.

May 21, 2:50 p.m.: A Blaine resident contacted the police to turn in a wallet that was found on Allan Street near D Street. It was determined that the article belonged to an individual who had entered the US illegally and had been apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol. The wallet was released to U.S. Border Patrol.

May 21, 2:55 p.m.: A Blaine resident contacted an officer at the station to turn in a NEXUS card that was found in front of Hagen’s of Blaine. The officer was unable to locate contact information for the owner. The card was placed into evidence for safekeeping pending owner contact.

May 21, 5:58 p.m.: A concerned person called police dispatch to report several juveniles running around the old Rite Aid cart return. An officer responded and contacted the juveniles who self reported they had bought silly string and sprayed it at each other. The juveniles elected to voluntarily clean up the area before they left.

May 21, 6:55 p.m.: A concerned employee called police dispatch to report a customer had locked his keys in his vehicle. When the customer came back into the store the employee could smell an odor of intoxicants. An officer arrived and spoke with the man who admitted to having a few drinks. The officer provided him a courtesy ride home.

May 21, 8:14 p.m.: A passerby reported two couples walking on Peace Portal Drive near H Street were having a loud argument bordering on a fight. The parties had calmed and separated when officers arrived a few minutes later. The remaining pair were contacted in a business nearby; they were fine, apologized for the previous boisterous interaction and reaffirmed their allegiance to the public peace.

May 21, 9:45 p.m.: A family asked Blaine Police for assistance in locating a vehicle. One of the elderly family members had disappeared from home for a few days. He was ultimately located in Blaine, but somewhere during the adventure he had parted company with his automobile. Officers are trying to locate the auto.

May 22, 12:30 a.m.: 911 dispatch received a passersby report of a man in dark clothing walking westbound on Sweet Road approaching the city limits, talking loudly on a cell phone about committing suicide. Deputies checked the roads and area in their territory, a Blaine officer checked within the city limits, and Border Patrol agents assisted both agencies. The night talker was not located.

May 22, 12:29 a.m.: Dispatch relayed a passersby report of an audible intrusion alarm sounding at a business downtown. A Border Patrol agent nearby assisted police with locating and contacting a vehicle and occupants at the property. The visitor was a family member who had permission to be on site.

May 22, 11:45 a.m.: An officer observed a vehicle drive into a gas station parking lot. The registered owner of the vehicle had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, so the officer contacted the female driver and her male passenger. The passenger was not the registered owner, but he turned out to have a warrant of his own. The driver was also found to have a suspended license. As the registered owner was oddly unavailable to respond and pick up the vehicle, and no licensed driver was present, the police were left with no choice but to impound it.

May 22, 8 p.m.: Police were called to the Peace Arch port of entry for a 19-year-old woman who was found to have suspected marijuana as well as alcohol in her vehicle. Following an investigation, the woman was arrested, cited and then released with a mandatory court date.

May 23, 11:54 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to a Blaine business when a person attempted to pass a counterfeit U.S. $20 bill. The officer arrived and impounded the bill, which will be sent to the US Secret Service. The unsuspecting passer of the bill reported he had received the U.S. currency from his bank in Canada.

May 23, 12:27 p.m.: Blaine Police was dispatched to the Peace Arch port of entry for a driver with a suspended license. An officer contacted the driver and confirmed his license was suspended for an unpaid ticket. The 41-year-old Surrey, B.C. resident was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date.

May 23, 1:12 p.m.: Blaine Police was dispatched to the Peace Arch port of entry for a driver with a suspended license. An officer contacted the driver and confirmed his license was suspended for an unpaid ticket. The 50-year-old North Vancouver, B.C. resident was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date.

May 23, 1:41 p.m.: Blaine Police was dispatched to the Peace Arch port of entry for a driver with a suspended license. An officer contacted the driver and confirmed his license was suspended for an unpaid ticket. The 59-year-old Vancouver, B.C. resident was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date.

May 23, 2:05 p.m.: A woman came in the Blaine Police Department to report that a transient was verbally abusive towards her inside her place of business. After talking to the person it was determined no crimes were committed. An officer advised the person to call the police if the man causes a disturbance again. She was also advised to have the manager of the business contact police if they wanted to have the individual trespassed from the premises.

May 23, 9:05 p.m.: A person attempting to enter the US from Canada was found to be driving with a suspended license. The driver was arrested, issued a criminal citation and released with a court date. The vehicle was released to a licensed driver.

May 23, 9:35 p.m.: Passersby reported that an adult couple on foot in the 600 block of E Street were being loud and disruptive, with the female half drinking alcohol in public. They were last seen leaving the area walking towards D Street. Officers were in the area within a minute of the call but did not find the pair, and no other calls were received.

May 23, 10:04 p.m.: Police received a report that a motorist with a suspended driver’s license was possibly en route to a location in Blaine. An officer responded and patrolled the area, but the suspect either changed his mind or his car, as the described vehicle did not arrive.

May 23, 9:50 p.m.: CBP officers turned over a WA State dealer plate that was being used by a person to facilitate multiple crossings between Canada and the U.S. in an effort to avoid fees and duties. The charges were handled by the B.C. border patrol, but the plate was handed over for destruction to the Blaine Police Department. The plate was destroyed in accordance with state law and department policy.

May 23, 10:45 p.m.: Police patrolling a commercial area found the front entrance door to a multi-tenant office building unlocked. Officers searched the facility to ensure it was intact and unoccupied, and secured the door. The building’s management was notified.

May 24, 9:39 a.m.: Officers stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver, a 39-year-old woman from Langley, B.C., was found to have a suspended license status in Washington. She was issued an infraction for speeding and a criminal citation for driving with license suspended with a mandatory court date. The vehicle was released to a licensed driver.

May 24, 10:44 a.m.: The Blaine Library called to report that a chihuahua was wondering around. An officer responded and took custody of the dog. Before officers could contact Animal Control the owner came into the police department to claim the dog.

May 24, 1:21 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 2000 block of Bayview Avenue for a report of a reckless driver in a black Ford Mustang who was roaring up and down the street at a high rate of speed. Officers arrived in the area and found a Ford Mustang parked in a nearby garage. Contact was made with a juvenile who denied driving the vehicle, although he did admit he had “just moved it out of the garage” to show his friends then parked it back inside. The young man was given a warning about the real life consequences of reckless behavior.

May 24, 3:49 p.m.: Blaine Police assisted North Whatcom Fire and Rescue by responding to an unknown medical emergency at an apartment complex. Upon arrival the person responsible for contacting emergency services reported there was no emergency. She had tried to cancel the request just prior to the arrival of the calvary.

May 24, 11:01 p.m.: Dispatch relayed a call from an alarm monitoring service, reporting an intrusion alarm at a business. Police responded and found the exterior of the building secure. A call-out arrived with a key in a few minutes and the interior checked out OK as well. The building just recently changed hands, and the new occupant is contacting the alarm company about the problem.

May 25, 12:35 a.m.: Blaine Police responded to a commercial property on Loomis Trail Road to assist Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office units on scene there investigating an intrusion alarm with a suspect possibly in the area on foot. The officers provided back-up and perimeter patrol for the investigating deputies.

May 24, 10:30 p.m.: Assistance was provided to the Washington State Patrol in a search for a possible DUI driver traveling northbound on Interstate 5. The suspect driver was reported to have collided with a construction barrier on the interstate. An officer searched the portion of the interstate within the city limits, but the vehicle was not located.

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