Blaine Police reports, July 20-26

July 20, 9:57 p.m.: Police responded to a report of a man yelling near the intersection of Martin Street and Peace Portal Drive. Officers contacted the gentleman, with whom they were familiar from prior vocal destressing sessions. They spoke with him a while until he decided he had calmed enough to be able to go home and take a nap.

July 21, 2:33 a.m.: An amazed, anonymous caller reported seeing a naked man walking near 3rd and Cedar Streets. The arriving officers contacted the pedestrian, who was indeed bare from the waist down, carrying a daypack, a cell phone and his private parts. He appeared to be alone but investigation revealed he had three associates; a trio of Pokémon Go characters he had just captured on his phone in the space between the two motels and the restaurant he was standing beside. He denied that his lack of clothing served any purpose save maximizing the agility needed for a satisfying hunt, but agreed to immediately don pants from his daypack rather than have his game interrupted by incarceration.

July 21, 8:42 p.m.: An officer noticed the driver of a pickup truck turn southbound onto Peace Portal Drive from Bell Road. The driver had trouble turning and drove left of the center line for about 40 feet, causing an oncoming motorist to stop. The driver was stopped at a gas station and did not have any ID on him. The driver’s license was found to be expired. The man was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date for the criminal license violation.

July 22, 2:39 a.m.: Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies requested Blaine Police and Border Patrol assistance setting up a perimeter on Valleyview Road for a suspect in a domestic assault who had fled on foot. Assistance was provided, and an officer and agents remained on scene until deputies no longer needed assistance.

July 23, 12:58 p.m.: Police were notified of possible illegal crabbing occurring on the Marine Drive pier. Officers contacted the would-be crustacean collectors and updated them on the permissible crabbing dates, which were yet to arrive. All parties agreed make sure they know the regulations before trying another harvest.

July 24, 5:01 p.m.: Blaine police were advised of a stolen motor vehicle that was being followed by state patrol and sheriff’s deputies in the Blaine area. Two Blaine officers responded to I-5 northbound, past exit 276. The car thief was apprehended prior to making it to Canada. Blaine officers then cleared the scene.

July 25, 12:20 a.m.: At the request of Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department, Blaine Police responded to Beach
Lamar Drive in Birch Bay for a report of a physical domestic. Upon arrival, the two groups were already separated and agreed to stay separated
until the consumed alcohol metabolized.

July 25, 2 a.m.: Blaine Police and U.S. Border Patrol
responded outside the city to assist Whatcom County
Sheriff’s Deputies with a report of a commercial burglary in progress in Birch Bay. Two of the four suspects were caught and the search for the others continues.

July 26, 8:18 a.m.: Blaine officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle stolen from a residence on 8th Street. The victims were contacted, a police report was taken, and the vehicle, a 1998 Acura Integra, was entered as stolen in all law enforcement databases.

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