Blaine Police reports, June 22 – June 27

June 22, 11:41 a.m.:  A Good Samaritan youngster found a long board abandoned at the skate park and brought it to the police station for safekeeping. A few hours later the board’s master and commander contacted police looking for his property. Staff confirmed he was the rightful owner and reunited the sidewalk sailor with his ship.

June 22, 3:40 p.m.: Blaine officers assisted sheriff’s deputies contacting a house on Bayview Avenue. The deputies were following up on an incident that had occurred in their jurisdiction and one of the occupants of the residence had a history of confrontation. The argumentative person was not present, the deputies were able to conduct their interview in peace and officers cleared.

June 22, 4:45 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a commercial alarm sensor activation at a business on Odell Road. The arriving officer found employees on scene and no emergencies in progress.

June 22, 7:38 p.m.: A US citizen Blaine resident called police to report that she had been harassed while in line at the checkout counter of a store. The visibly shaken patron explained that a man in line behind her had made several rude comments that she was taking too long to pay for her purchase and should go back to her own country. The verbally abusive lout had left the area and officers were not able to locate him.

June 22, 10:51 p.m.: Police responded to a call of a person needing assistance at a residence. The arriving officer found that the victim had fallen from a wheel chair. A North Whatcom medic unit arrived to make sure the gentleman was uninjured and helped back to his seat.

June 22, 11:59 p.m.: A West 99th Road resident called police when he heard his front door opening at midnight. Blaine officers assisted by Border Patrol agents searched the property but did not locate signs of the intruder. The reporting part will be locking his doors at night.

June 23, 1:55 a.m.:  Police were dispatched to a 911 hang-up call from a cell phone associated to a home on Harrison Avenue. The arriving officers were advised that no one at the house had called 911. It is possible the cellular account was still associated to a former resident. No other calls were received.

June 23, 7:50 a.m.: Police responded with the fire department to a home on G Street where an elderly person had fallen. The officer helped the aid crew prepare the resident for transport to hospital, and remained until assistance was no longer needed.

June 23, 9:23 a.m.: A concerned man called police to request a welfare check on a friend who lives in Blaine, has health issues, and failed to show up for an appointment the previous evening. An officer located and contacted the resident, and notified the reporting party of his whereabouts. Officers located the man and notified the friend of his whereabouts.

June 23, 10:20 a.m.: A service station employee on D Street called to report finding a travel bag abandoned beside one of their gas pumps. An officer responded and took custody of the pack containing toiletries, food and miscellaneous items. It appeared to have been left behind by a customer while fueling a vehicle. The bag and contents were placed into evidence as abandoned property.

June 23, 10:45 a.m.: Officers responded to a report of a possible alarm at a residence, and found a contractor working on the vacant house.

June 23, 11:54 a.m.: While a resident was walking her dog on Harrison Avenue two pit bulls escaped their home through an open window and attacked the passing canine. Two  passersby came to the victim’s aid and called police to the scene. Fortunately none of the people or pets appeared to have been injured in the melee. Officers completed a report for follow-up by Animal Control and the owners exchanged veterinarian information.

June 23, 1:20 p.m.: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the Peace Arch port of entry called Blaine Police when they discovered a traveler in possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. A Blaine officer arrived to investigate and verified that the substances were prescription medications for which the possessor did not have a valid prescription. The 25-year-old was arrested and booked into jail after processing.

June 23, 3:55 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision in a parking lot off H Street. It appeared one car failed to yield the right of way in a marked intersection on a business’s private property, and struck the driver side doors of the other car.  Both parties declined medical aid and exchanged information for their insurance companies.

June 23, 4 p.m.:  Officers on patrol assisted a sheriff’s deputy at the scene of a traffic enforcement stop on Peace Portal Drive. Officers cleared when no further assistance was needed.

June 23, 6:21 p.m.: Several people called police to report a small sport-bike racing around the neighborhood near 4th and F Streets. The reporting parties were concerned both about the un-muffled noise of the bike and safety of the juvenile clinging to it as he was flying through stop signs without a sideward glance. An officer located the offender and his mini-bike, and discussed the problem with him and his parents. They put an end to the adventure.

June 23, 9:08 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of a person who had fallen at her residence. An officer arrived at the same time as a North Whatcom aid crew. The patient was in stable condition and the medical team did not need assistance.

June 23, 11:24 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of an angry stranger knocking on a Bayview Avenue homeowner’s door late at night. Officers located and contacted the unexpected visitor. He explained that he had gone to the house in an attempt to contact the driver of a vehicle that had sped past his home nearby then turned around at the homeowner’s driveway and departed. Both parties were interviewed and provided suggestions for preventing future problems.

June 24, 12:50 a.m.: A resident on D Street called police to report her vehicle stolen. When officers arrived at the victim’s home three minutes later she advised that she and a friend had discovered who had taken the passenger van. She no longer wished to report it stolen or provide information on who had it.

June 24, 8:45 a.m.:  Officers responded to a report of a vehicle prowl and theft on Shearwater Road. Sometime after 8 p.m. the previous evening, unknown person(s) had entered an unlocked vehicle parked at a residence and stole money and identification from inside. No witnesses or suspects have been located.

June 24, 9:43 a.m.: A resident came to the police department to report seeing that a neighbor’s window was open and a light was shining inside although the occupant is out of the area. An officer investigated and was able to report back that a family member of the homeowner is watching the residence until the owner returns.

June 24, 11:09 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a homeowner’s parking complaint on Blaine Avenue and contacted a construction  contractor had been given an incorrect address and so accidentally parked in the driveway of the wrong house. No evidence of a crime was observed and the parties separated after the situation was explained.

June 24, 11:33 a.m.: Police responded to a report of a resident needing emergency assistance at a residence on Canvasback Road. A North Whatcom medical unit arrived soon after the officer to assess and assist the person.

June 24, 12:45 p.m.:  Police responded with aid units to a medical emergency at a business on Marine Drive. Officers assisted the fire department crew in preparing the patient for transport to the hospital for additional care, and cleared when their assistance was no longer needed.

June 24, 12:55 p.m.: A passerby called police to report a couple arguing on Peace Portal Drive downtown. Officers arrived and located the contacted the female half, who confirmed that she and her boyfriend had a loud disagreement, but she had not been assaulted, restrained, or threatened. No property had been damaged in their heated discussion, and the man involved had already left the area.

June 24, 1:42 p.m.: Police were called when a resident on Winged Teal Court discovered that overnight someone had entered a vehicle parked beside their home. The suspect stole loose cash and sunglasses from the car. No witnesses or suspect have been located. All officers were advised of this and another vehicle prowl nearby for their patrols.

June 25, 3:57 a.m.:  Police were dispatched to a report of a woman being held against her will at a residence on H Street. An officer assisted by Border Patrol agents responded and contacted the reporting party. They learned that she was free to leave, but the person she was visiting did not want to give her a ride home at 4 a.m. The problem was discussed and in the end the caller decided to remain a few hours and allow her friend to take her back to Bellingham.

June 25, 10 a.m.: Blaine officers assisted a WCSO deputy on a traffic stop on Peace Portal as the driver of the very defective vehicle was openly argumentative and hostile. Police provided back-up to the deputy until the completion of the contact.

June 25, 11:30 a.m.: An officer contacted a man who had set up an illegal campsite on Burlington Northern private property near Peace Portal and F Street. The foot-loose traveler was advised the property owner did not allow visitors and was issued a trespass warning. He agreed to leave, but advised that since he was himself a Texas Ranger, a Federal Marshal, and a member of the Romanov dynasty he would ensure that the officer would not be getting any future pay raises.

June 25, 4:45 p.m.: At the Ferndale Police Department’s request, an officer confirmed a Blaine Municipal Court warrant for a man’s arrest. FPD sent a locate and USBP cleared the warrant from WACIC. The man was booked into jail.

June 25, 7:32 p.m.: An officer in route to another call came upon and contacted a disabled motorist on Harrison Avenue. He stopped and helped the teenagers push the car from the street to a safe parking spot at the curb. The driver set about calling her parents and the officer continued on the original call for service.

June 25, 7:30 p.m.: A Bellingham resident called police to request assistance with a civil standby at a friend’s home in Blaine while she moved belongings from the residence. An officer arrived, spoke with both parties, confirmed the peace was maintained and the caller had arrangements to travel safely home.

June 25, 7:19 p.m.:  Blaine Police were called to the Peace Arch port of entry to investigate a possible violation of a no contact order issued by a court. An officer investigated, confirmed the order was valid and had been violated, and arrested the 36-year-old suspect. He was booked into jail without incident.

June 25, 10:20 p.m.: Police were dispatched a residence when a young adult called 911 to advise that he was feeling compelled to punch out the windows in the house. An officer responded and met with the man, and stayed with him while he took his required medication and calmed down enough to go to bed. No additional calls there were received overnight.

June 25, 11:46 p.m.: A resident on Bayview called police to report a possible violation of a protection order. Officers arrived within four minutes and searched the area but did not locate the suspect or his vehicle.

June 26, 2 a.m.: Police responded to assist an aid crew with a patient at a residence who was refusing to go to hospital for evaluation and treatment of his medical emergency. Officers and the man’s friend were able to help the aid team convince the gentleman to accept transport.

June 26, 4:44 a.m.: Police were dispatched to an alarm at a C Street business. An officer arrived and found the business was secure, and no call out was available. The officer left a false alarm notice at the property.

June 26, 1:42 p.m.: Blaine officers contacted sheriff’s deputies following up on a report of a missing person from the county jurisdiction who had made threats of self-harm. A location on Drayton Harbor was searched after some of the person’s property was located nearby, and the body of the deceased victim was recovered.

June 26, 7:43 p.m.: Police were called to a report of juveniles going into an abandoned house. Officers arrived and found the former dwelling empty except for copious amounts of graffiti and vandalism. They contacted three kids walking nearby who admitted having looked inside the house but denied entering it. They were warned about trespassing. City Code Enforcement is working with the property owner to have the hazardous eyesore problem corrected.

June 26, 7:48 p.m.: Police were dispatched to an alarm activation at an office building on Harrison Street. A contact was reached and reset the alarm. There was no evidence of intrusion.

June 26, 9:10 p.m.: Police received a report of a vehicle on G Street habitually speeding to and from its parking spot on the narrow residential street. Witnesses are concerned for the welfare of children and pedestrians in the area. The times of the violations vary, but occur mostly during the day. All officers were advised of the location and vehicle description.

June 27, 1 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a business on H Street when a customer attempted to pass a counterfeit US $100 bill. The suspect fled the store when they learned police had been called and left in a waiting vehicle. The same suspect later attempted passing a fake bank note at a business in the county. Under investigation.

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