Blaine Police reports, June 27 to July 4

June 27, 10:47 a.m.: Police responded to a mall parking lot in the 1700 block of H Street when a woman fell outside a store. North Whatcom Fire and Rescue medical aid was on scene when the officer arrived and did not require assistance tending to the victim.
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 to pass a fake bank note at another business in the county. The case is under investigation.
June 27, 3:14 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of an argument between several teenagers in progress in the 1000 block of H Street. The arriving officers contacted two young men who reported that a third had broken a telephone. They gaggle gave multiple conflicting stories about the incident and in the end were cautioned about providing false information. They ultimately decided to not to pursue the matter and left the area on foot.
June 27, 8:15 p.m.: A resident called police for advice and assistance with an ex-boyfriend who was repeatedly calling her after being told several times to stop. She declined to assist in a criminal prosecution at this point but requested that police contact the suspect and reinforce the message that the man had to stop trying to contact her. An officer did just that. Should he fail to cease and desist the victim will seek a court order and police will file a prosecution report.
June 28, 8:52 a.m.: An applicant for the police reserve officer program shadowed an officer for patrol. The person was not exposed to injury or hazards during the contact.
June 28, 10:34 a.m.: A woman called police when an ex-boyfriend continued to repeatedly call her despite being told numerous times to stop and an officer having recently contacted the man to reinforce the message. She remained hesitant about providing information for a criminal prosecution and again asked that police ask him to stop calling. The suspect was not answering his phone when the officer called, and a voice mail message was left for him. The victim is moving forward to seek a court order against the man and criminal charges may follow.
June 28, 11:43 a.m.: A teenager came to the police department seeking information on the emancipation process. The young person felt the situation at the family home was deteriorating, but no crimes were occurring. The teen was provided contact numbers for agencies to contact to research options for emancipation and information about child protective services.
June 28, 2:19 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the Cost Cutter parking lot after witnesses observed a man jump on the back of Fed Ex delivery truck as it was traveling through the parking lot. Officers arrived finding the man walking through the parking lot. According to the man, he changed his mind about catching a ride on the back of the rig after the Fed Ex driver yelled at him and drove away. The man had no wants or warrants and was given a verbal warning for his actions. He ultimately found a friend who was nearby and got a ride from them.
June 28, 2:19 p.m.: Police and a medical aid crew responded to a report of a man needing emergency assistance at a restaurant on D Street. On arrival, the victim, a transient from California, said he wanted help removing the intravenous infusion line dangling from his arm. His explained that medical staff at an emergency room had inserted it, and was still in place because he had left the facility unannounced. The gentleman declined voluntary mental health assistance and did not meet the criteria for involuntary evaluation. His demand for detachment was satisfied, and officers monitored the area to make sure the traveler did not need further assistance.
June 28, 5 p.m.: A patrol officer recognized a person driving on Peace Portal as a motorist whose license had been suspended. He confirmed the violation and contacted and arrested the driver. After processing the motorist was released pending a mandatory court hearing. Her vehicle was released to its owner, who was warned about permitting the illegal operation of the auto.
June 28, 5:30 p.m.: Police located and contacted a motorist driving on a suspended license. The violator was arrested for the criminal violation and released after processing, pending a mandatory court appearance. The vehicle was impounded, as no licensed driver was available.
June 28, 5:55 p.m.: Blaine Police were dispatched to meet with a person who had suffered a sexual assault. During the initial contact the officer learned they had occurred in a neighboring jurisdiction. That agency was notified and arrangements were made for the reporting party to meet directly with their investigator.
June 28, 4:45 p.m.: A resident in the Salishan neighborhood reported a concern about hazardous traffic conditions associated with the detour around a Mitchell Street construction project. The homeowner explained that many of the cars following the detour and using adjacent residential streets were failing to stop for posted signs and failing to yield right of way. All patrol officers and the public works project manager were advised of the information.
June 28, 8 p.m.: Washington State Patrol requested assistance with a vehicle that was eluding a pursuing trooper northbound on Interstate 5 at over 100 mph. Blaine officers helped the trooper get the car stopped about 150 yards south of the Canadian border and remained to assist until the driver was safely arrested and the scene was secured.
June 29, 1:12 a.m.: Blaine Police and border patrol agents responded to assist fire department medics at a residence on a report that an agitated and irrational sounding woman had overdosed on an unknown medication. It took an hour of negotiation and the arrival of the woman’s boyfriend before she allowed the team to evaluate her and check the welfare of her infant. Medics determined that the woman was not exhibiting any symptoms of overdose, and did not meet the criteria for an involuntary transport for evaluation. Medics and police concurred that the woman and her child could be safely left in the care of her partner, who agreed to watch over them.
June 29, 2:52 a.m.: A man wanted on a Blaine Municipal Court warrant was arrested by Bellingham Police Department. Blaine PD confirmed the warrant and faxed it to the jail where the subject was booked. The warrant was cleared from law enforcement databases by USBP dispatch.
June 29, 9:44 a.m.: A passerby called police to report that a commercial truck had been parked in the roadway on Boblett Street near Ludwick for almost an hour, and it appeared the driver was now slumped over in his seat. An officer responded to the scene and found the trucker alive and well enough to accept a warning to move his truck out of the street while he waited for a space at an adjacent business loading dock.
June 29, 10:41 a.m.: A newly assigned dispatcher with a partner agency joined a patrol officer on shift for field orientation. The person was not injured or exposed to undue hazards during the training.
June 29, 11:20 a.m.: An adjacent business called to report a vehicle abandoned on the street on Nature’s Path Way. An officer arrived and found a vehicle matching the given the description now parked off the roadway, bearing a license plate different than what had been provided. He talked with a witness nearby who confirmed the car had been parked in the road earlier but that since been moved to legal parking by its driver.
June 29, 12:53 p.m.: Employees at a business near Peace Portal and Martin Street reported a disorderly man yelling in a nearby parking lot. Officers arrived within three minutes but the screamer had either left or quieted to the point of invisibility. They searched the area without success, and no other calls about the stranger were received.
June 29, 1:53 p.m.: CBP officers at the Peace Arch port of entry found a personal use amount of cocaine in the possession of a traveler applying to enter the US. Blaine Police were called and an officer arrived, investigated, and arrested the 25-year-old Canadian resident. He was booked in to jail and his drug of choice was booked in to evidence.
June 29, 2:07 p.m.: Police were dispatched with the fire department to an activated alarm at the Blaine Primary School complex. The arriving officer found and contacted a maintenance supervisor who advised the alarm had been triggered by construction work dust. The arriving fire crew confirmed his diagnosis.
June 29, 3:45 p.m.: A 24-year-old man wanted on felony warrant stemming from a Blaine PD stolen vehicle investigation was located in Snohomish County. Blaine officers faxed the warrant to the Snohomish County Jail where the suspect was booked into custody, and the warrant was cleared from law enforcement data bases.
June 29, 8:10 p.m.: An officer from a partner agency joined a Blaine officer for part of his patrol shift.
June 29, 8:30 p.m.: Port security at Blaine Harbor called police when they discovered theft and vandalism of safety equipment on the Marine Drive Pier. Two of the life preserver rings maintained on the pier had been taken from their hangers and tossed into the bay, and a newly installed fire extinguisher had been stolen from its cabinet. The life rings were recovered, but the extinguisher remains missing. Security requested assistance with patrols at the pier when officers are able.
June 29, 9:15 p.m.: Police were called to the Peace Arch port of entry when customs officers encountered a man illegally carrying a firearm in his vehicle. A Blaine officer responded to investigate and worked with CBP: the event was concluded with customs seizing the firearm and issuing him a citation.
June 29, 9:38 p.m.: A Blaine officer patrolling in the 800 block of Peace Portal observed and contacted a pedestrian who he recognized as having an outstanding arrest warrant from Blaine Municipal Court. The local warrant was confirmed, as well as a superior court felony arrest warrant from another case. A search of the suspect incident to arrest disclosed his underage possession of a personal use amount of marijuana. He was booked in to jail on the warrants and issued a citation for the minor in possession violation.
June 29, 9:59 p.m.: A resident on Mitchell Street called police to report a man trying to break in to her home. The suspect got into a truck with another man and left the area but responding officers located and contacted them nearby. The pair gave disparate stories of what had occurred, and neither matched the reporting party’s information that the primary trespasser had first tried the front and back doors of her home and then the locked door and window of the property’s accessory dwelling unit. The men were both trespassed from the property, and a report was forwarded to the city prosecutor for review of charges.
June 30, 12 a.m.: Police received a call from a concerned mother in Seattle asking for a welfare check on her teenaged daughter who was staying with a friend in Blaine but not answering her phone. An officer visited the friend’s house and spoke with the girl: she was fine and explained she’d gone to bed early so missed her mother’s calls.
June 30, 4:14 a.m.: Police responded to assist the fire department at a residence where a person was suffering a medical emergency. Medical aid arrived on scene at the same time as the officer.
June 30, 8:53 a.m.: A concerned passerby on Shearwater Road came upon an injured rabbit and called police. An officer provided the reporting party with the best resource available for undomesticated critters: contact information for the wildlife rescue center.
June 30, 11:16 a.m.: An alarm monitoring center notified police of an activated intrusion sensor at a residence on Great Horned Owl Lane. An officer responded to find the property secure and no one at home. A false alarm notification form will be sent to the owner.
June 30, 11:54 a.m.: Police were called to the scene of a domestic dispute in progress at a residence on B Street. The arriving officer found an adult brother and sister arguing over whom had consumed whose soft drink. No probable cause was established for a crime, and the primary instigator was cautioned about behaviors that could result in citations or cavities.
June 30, 12:55 p.m.: Kids participating in a summer camp at marine drive park found a set of keys and turned them in to the police department. The keys were placed into property in hopes the rightful owner comes looking.
June 30, 1:14 p.m.: A business employee on Boblett Street called police to report that a minor fender-bender had occurred on their property earlier in the day. A customer picking up a stored vehicle had inadvertently struck the employee’s auto, causing cosmetic damage. The caller’s out-of-state parent company was contacted and advised they would arrange for repairs.
June 30, 4:05 p.m.: Officers were called to an argument between two motorists occurring just outside the police station. The problems apparently began in the post office parking lot when the drivers exchanged comments, and one party’s words caused the other party to retreat to the police station for safety. The more aggressive half followed to continue the confrontation. The immediate dispute was mediated and officers are investigating the initial confrontation and threats.
June 30, 9:06 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of an infant having difficulty breathing at a residence. Officers and a fire department medical crew arrived to find the baby was responsive. The aid crew conducted their evaluation and officers determined police services were not required.
June 30, 10:40 p.m.: Police and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue responded to the 800 block of A Street for a report of smoke in the area. They searched the area but were not able to locate a blaze, or any smoke for that matter.
July 1, 2 a.m.: Police responded to a shopping center on H Street on a report of a possible theft in progress outside one of the stores. Officers and US Border Patrol agents determined the activity was a newspaper delivery team exercising its early morning First Amendment right to distribute their commodity.
July 1, 6;04 a.m.: Police were dispatched to US Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Arch for a report of a suspended driver. An officer verified the British Columbia resident’s suspended Washington driving privilege. He arrested the motorist and released him with a criminal citation and mandatory court date.
July 1, 6:43 a.m.: An officer was dispatched with an aid crew to a medical emergency on Adelia Street. The arriving officer found the fire department was on scene and did not require assistance.
July 1, 10:42 a.m.: An out of state caller asked Blaine PD to check the welfare of an elderly friend who resided in Blaine. She had tried calling the gentleman but found his phone number disconnected. Police learned the man had since moved: they contacted him and confirmed that he was healthy and intent on enjoying his undisturbed invisibility.
July 1, 11:13 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a home near 4th and D streets when the residents discovered they had suffered a burglary. Suspects had entered their garage from an adjacent alley and had stolen over $6,000 in property including an Ogio Golf club bag, a set of clubs including a Scotty Cameron putter, Bushnell range finder, Barnett crossbow, black Kona “Stinky” mountain bike, Costa fishing sunglasses, Lamiglass Dave Redder Fishing rod and reel, Dewalt Power XRP drill, fishing wading boots and waders. Officers canvassed the neighborhood and are investigating available security video. Other residents in the area have also suffered thefts from their alley adjacent properties.
July 1, 12:28 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a residence on Lincoln Lane when a neighbor noticed an unfamiliar vehicle backed up to the home. Officers contacted and identified a gentleman outside with paintbrush in hand. He explained the property owner had hired him to make repairs to the home, and his construction tools and supplies offered convincing cover. The owner was unavailable for contact.
July 1, 1:35 p.m.: A business employee on Peace Portal downtown called police after finding a small child sitting on a nearby street curb, crying that Mom and Dada had left her behind. A police officer and the returning parent arrived about the same time. Dada had gotten down the street a bit before discovering that his munchkin had slithered out of her restraints and the vehicle while he wasn’t looking. The tears were dried and the family reunited.
July 1, 2:18 p.m.: A D Street resident came to the police department to ask for help dealing with people who are trespassing on her property. She did not know the identities of the suspects but believes they have been previously warned to stay away. Officers asked her to call immediately when she sees the suspects so that police can contact them.
July 1, 6:38 p.m.: A woman came to the police department requesting to speak with an officer. When interviewed she explained that her paranormal perceptions provide her an unusually accurate sense of people around her, and she wanted to share her impression that a man she had recently observed had possibly committed crimes against children. She did not know the person, but had written down a license plate number of the man’s car and provided it to the officer for his report.
July 1, 8:48 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a bar on a report that two guests were causing problems. The men had walked outside with alcohol, which the server had to retrieve, and then had refused to leave as instructed. Officers arrived and contacted the intoxicated pair. They got over being upset about being cut off, warned they faced arrest if they returned, and sent off-site to await the return of their sober driver friend.
July 1, 9:45 p.m.: Police were called by a motorist reporting she had been assaulted at a gas station on H Street during a disagreement about poor driving habits on the freeway approaching Blaine. The reporting party advised that the suspect had been driving 90+ mph on the freeway, swerving in front of other cars and erratically braking before taking the truck route off-ramp and stopping at the gas station. The reporting party also stopped at the gas station, and told the suspect lady to “slow down and learn to drive.” The suspect responded with some advise of her own and then started beating on the reporting party with a pink purse. The reporting party left the scene and called police. Officers arrived within minutes but the suspect was no longer in the area and no identifying vehicle information was available.
July 2, 12:10 a.m.: An officer contacted two inebriates sharing a bench downtown and asked if they needed assistance. The pair confirmed they were very drunk and in need of a ride to the Pacific Highway customs crossing to facilitate their trip home. Their wish was granted.
July 2, 1:10 a.m.: A resident called police for help and officers met him at his home. He explained that he was contemplating suicide and having recurring thoughts about hurting his family. He agreed to accept a ride to the hospital with an officer to obtain evaluation and treatment.
July 2, 1:43 a.m.: US customs officers at the Peace Arch port of entry requested assistance with a possibly impaired driver. A Blaine officer contacted the motorist and conducted field sobriety tests. The driver was not impaired but did admit to being very tired. He accepted advice about getting some rest before continuing his journey.
July 2, 3 a.m.: An officer patrolling 3rd Street encountered a portable toilet that had been tipped over at the F Street intersection. Public works was advised of the problem and result. Police were not able to track the suspect from the scene.
July 2, 10:18 a.m.: A restaurant patron found a purse in the men’s room and turned it over to an employee, who in turn gave it to police. The officer returned a short time later to turn the purse over to the owner who’d realized they had left it behind.
July 2, 1 p.m.: Police were contacted by concerned residents who had observed an unidentified man driving a gray Ford station wagon, repeatedly parking in their neighborhood on E Street while possibly watching women and children in the area. The man and vehicle were not in the area at the time of notification: officers were advised for their patrols and the reporting parties were asked to call when they see him.
July 2, 2:20 p.m.: A passerby contacted police to report that a woman was standing on the outside edge of the H Street freeway overpass, apparently preparing to jump. Officers responded but found that the lady had already gone over the side. She and a friend were now standing in the grass a few feet beneath the edge of the ramp, looking for the items she’d accidentally dropped from the sidewalk. They got her stuff and officers helped them get back to street level.
July 2, 9:41 a.m.: Officers were called to a motel for a burglary. A new tenant had been given a room key but when he went to the room he discovered it was locked from the inside and someone was in there. The tenant notified motel staff, who were sure the room had not been rented so called police. Sometime between the problem being discovered and the police gaining entry, who or whatever had been inside the room had departed.
July 2, 7:08 p.m.: A man reported he had been visiting Marine Drive park, sitting on a bench when another park patron stopped to take photographs and then chatted with the reporting party. A short time later the caller was walking in the 600 block of D Street when the stranger from the park drove up and stopped beside him, and asked the caller to participate in a sexual act with him. The shocked man said, “NO” and the suspect sped away. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the vehicle, a blue Honda Pilot or other similarly shaped boxy SUV with out of state license plates. The suspect was described as a heavier set white male, with brown hair, blond beard and about 5’9″, wearing neon green pants and a red shirt.
July 2, 8:55 p.m.: A Blaine officer on routine patrol hear the sounds of a vehicle with a loud exhaust driving rapidly in the 1300 block of H street. The officer noticed the vehicle appeared to be a white passenger car. The officer watched the white four-door Honda driver southbound on 14th Street and turn eastbound on H Street. The car then pulled into a gas station where the officer contacted the man. The man did not have a driver’s license on his person and was driving while suspended. He was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date.
July 2, 10:41 p.m.: Blaine PD responded to a business along with North Whatcom Fire and Rescue for a report of a fire alarm activation. Police and fire cleared shortly after arriving when it was determined to be a false alarm.
July 2, 9:34 p.m.: A resident on 8th Street called police to report that a neighbor was lighting off fireworks from their back yard, which were exploding over the victim’s home. She asked that the neighbors light the fireworks off in their front yard to keep them from impinging her airspace and roof. An officer spoke with the neighbor and they agreed realign their trajectory.
July 2, 11:22 p.m.: A motel patron called police to report that he no longer wanted to have a couple staying in his room with him. The man stated that there was an issue with how much time was spent in the restroom. The man also stated that he was just trying to help the couple out by providing them a place and that they did not pay rent. The couple agreed to gather their belongings and find another place to stay.
July 3, 7:10 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to a business for a sleeping wayward traveler who was refusing to the leave the property. An officer contacted the man and found he had been sleeping at the business most of the night to get out of the rain. He was advised he needed to leave as he was no longer welcome. He complied and stated he would travel south towards better weather.
July 3, 1:10 p.m.: Blaine police confirmed a bench warrant for the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. The warrant was served and cleared from all law enforcement databases.
July 3, 8:30 p.m.: A concerned resident called police dispatch to report a vehicle had driven off the roadway on 5th Street into a drainage ditch, and the motorist had exited the car. The scene was abandoned when officers arrived, and the vehicle was ultimately towed when its owner could not be found.
July 3, 8:50 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of a motorcyclist and his passenger traveling the wrong direction on I-5. The motorcyclist decided not to wait in the northbound traffic and conducted a U-turn on northbound freeway and used the northbound onramp to travel the opposite way. An officer located and stopped the motorcyclist. He was cited for reckless driving and released with a mandatory court date.
July 3, 11:43 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence. A neighbor called after hearing a loud argument between a man and a woman. Officers arrived and determined that a physical assault had occurred along with some damage to property. An adult male was arrested and booked into the Whatcom County Jail for domestic violence assault and domestic violence malicious mischief.
July 4, 5:40 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a call at a restaurant to check the wellbeing of a woman there. Officers arrived on scene to find the woman gone. Follow-up revealed she wasn’t missing and had just decided to walk home. Dispatch confirmed she made it there safely.
July 4, 8:28 a.m.: A business on Odell Road called to report the theft of several large propane tanks. The suspect broke into a locked storage container to take the items. The theft could have occurred anytime in the last few days. Patrol was notified of the thefts.
July 4, 9:10 a.m.: While attempting to unload a tractor from a trailer, a 75-year-old man apparently slipped, fell and was run over by the free-moving tractor. Officers monitored the patient until aid arrived. He was transported to hospital by medics but later succumbed to his injuries.
July 4, 11 a.m.: During the 4th of July festivities a child became separated from his parents. After less than 15 minutes the parents were located.
July 4, 11:08 a.m.: Police responded to the Blaine Senior Center for an 87-year-old woman who had temporarily lost consciousness. Officers arrived and assisted until aid arrived.
July 4, 1:58 p.m.: Officers responded to an activated automatic defibrillator alarm at the Blaine boat building. Officers arrived and determined the source of the alarm was an accidental activation. Young children had been playing near the equipment and activated the alarm.
July 4, 3:45 p.m.: Blaine police and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue units were dispatched to a residence where a man was suicidal. He was assessed by medics and then transported to the ER. The victim owned a pit bull that had no one who could care for him after the owner left. An officer took possession of the friendly pooch until animal control arrived to take him to the shelter.
July 4, 9:58 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a residence when a married couple got into an alcohol-infused argument. The angry husband flipped over the dining room table, damaging it, a computer and a printer. He left before police arrived but was later located and booked into jail for malicious mischief domestic violence.

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