Blaine Police reports, July 28-31

July 28, 12:35 p.m.: A gentleman called 911 to report he had been locked out of the family home by one of his teenagers. The youth relented and let Dad in before an officer arrived on-scene to assist.

July 29, 1:31 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of someone yelling in a residential neighborhood on Bayview Avenue. They arrived to find an intoxicated man sitting on a home’s porch steps. Blood covered the man’s face, his clothing, a nearby door and a window. It took a minute to confirm the gore was his own and no one else had been injured. The inebriate was his own suspect: he and his girlfriend confirmed that after a verbal dispute he had downed a fifth of tequila before punching the ground and splitting open his knuckles to celebrate the accomplishment. The gentleman refused medical attention for his hand. He was offered and accepted a ride out of the area to a friend’s house for the rest of the night and he was warned to not return to his girlfriend’s house for the night.

July 29, 8:20 a.m.: A resident on Bayview Avenue reported that a man had caused a disturbance during the previous night. Home security video of the property’s exterior allowed police to identify the disorderly person as a man who had returned drunk and disorderly after having been given a verbal warning and transport away from the area hours earlier. This time the man was arrested for disorderly conduct and assigned a mandatory court date. He was also issued trespass warnings to stay away from the neighbors’ properties.

July 29, 9:11 a.m.: A store on H Street reported that two crated greenhouse kits had been stolen from their outdoor display during business hours. An officer responded and documented the theft. The business is installing additional security measures to prevent future thefts and apprehend thieves. The business’ video security files are being reviewed for suspect identification. This loss is valued at $460.

July 29, 3:57 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a grocery store for a report of a theft in progress. Officers arrived in the area and detained the suspect as he exited the business. The suspect admitted to stealing a package of meat, a mini nacho tray and a bottle of tequila. He had finished his prior fifth about seven police reports earlier in the day. The stolen property was recovered and the 26-year-old Blaine resident was arrested and booked into jail.

July 29, 4:19 p.m.: While investigating a shoplifting report, police contacted a man accompanying the identified thief. The associate was not involved in the taking, but was wanted on two warrants outstanding for his arrest.  The 21-year-old man was taken in to custody and transported to jail.

July 29, 5:46 p.m.: A concerned passerby reported a man in the area on Martin Street appeared to be possibly suffering a medical issue. The caller had offered to help the man, but received an angry rejection in reply from the gent, who then left on foot. He was re-discovered laying on the floor of a building under construction a short distance away. He told officers he lived in the building, which was not the case. He continued to refused any type of assistance and departed with instructions to not return.

July 31, 9:50 p.m.: A resident called police dispatch to report fireworks being discharged at Semiahmoo Park. Officers responded and contacted the two out-of-state visitors. They were advised of the laws regarding illegal fireworks and the two agreed to surrender the fireworks for destruction.

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