Blaine police reports: July 12-18

July 12, 11:25 a.m.: A passing US Border Patrol agent alerted police to a possible verbal domestic dispute at a service station on 3rd Street. A Blaine officer responded to contacted the arguing parties, and found the aggressor was being quite evasive. Investigation revealed Ferndale police had probable cause to arrest the man for failure to register as a sex offender when he moved to their jurisdiction. The 26-year-old was arrested and turned over to Ferndale officers.
July 13, 7:43 p.m.: Blaine police were dispatched to assist a sheriff’s deputy who was responding to a residence on Sweet Road outside the city where someone’s screams had alerted passersby. The deputy and officer arrived and tracked the screams to their source, a child in violent combat with gravity while armed with a trampoline. The young man was more than OK, and officers returned to patrol.
July 14, 3:40 p.m.: Police received a report that a woman needed assistance at an apartment on H Street. The arriving officer found a resident who was suffering from a head wound and other injuries. She had been attacked and struck in the head by her bottle-wielding boyfriend, who had run from the scene after the assault. Medical aid responded to evaluate and stabilize the victim, and she was later transported to hospital for treatment. Police have identified the 21-year-old man and he is being sought for felony assault.
July 14, 11:30 a.m.: A motorist came to the police department to report having been harassed earlier in the day while driving on West 99th Street. The reporting party said a man had twice yelled at her, alleging that she was driving too rapidly over the lane’s speed bumps, and on the second time had offered her to a residence nearby. Officers located and met with the resident protecting the traffic-calming street features. He explained his intent was to protect his grandkids and other neighbors sharing the street, and estimated that the car he called out to had twice flown by at twice the lane’s posted speed limit. He thanked the officer for investigating, and accepted the recommendation to call police for assistance rather than follow motorists.
July 15, 8:40 a.m.: Police responded to a residence on Great Horned Owl Lane on a report that a vehicle had been prowled while parked there. Among the items reported stolen from the car was a 9mm pistol. The reporting party was not present and spoke with the officer by phone. He was instructed to collect the pertinent information on the weapon and other items to assist in
the investigation.
July 16, 10:59 p.m.: Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from Blaine police at a residence outside the city limits when a suspect armed with a gun made felony threats. A Blaine officer responded and provided cover at the scene until the SWAT team arrived. The intoxicated suspect was taken into custody without incident.
July 18, 4:07 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to Blaine Library for a verbal argument outside. Officers contacted two transients who were staying in the woods behind the library. Both the female and male were contacted and advised there was no assault and they were only arguing. Officers checked their camp and found they had been living in a tent for some time. The couple was told they could not stay there. Both said they would leave and clean up the area.

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