Blaine Police reports, August 1-4

August 1, 1:59 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a possible hit and run collision on Mallard Road at Semiahmoo Parkway, at the entrance to Drayton Cove after a car struck a gate call box then left the area. The investigating officers determined that 1) a misunderstanding had occurred rather than a criminal hit and run, and 2) there was no mistaking that the gate security call box had been obliterated. The driver and a community association representative exchanged information for repairs and restitution.
August 2, 1:02 p.m.: A case worker with Adult Protective Services contacted Blaine police for assistance with a person experiencing a mental health emergency. An officer contacted and interviewed the client and learned she was considering harming herself. She accepted the officer’s offer for voluntary transportation to hospital for an evaluation.

August 2, 1:33 p.m.: Police received a call for help from a business owner on Peace Portal Drive who was concerned about a customer who had been locked in the store’s bathroom for over 20 minutes, possibly using drugs. When an officer arrived the restroom occupant agreed to come out. The woman appeared to be significantly impaired by drugs and admitted to having just used methamphetamine. The officer called a medical aid unit to the scene, and after evaluation they transported her to the hospital for treatment.

August 2, 3:24 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of a vehicle driving south in the northbound lanes of the freeway lanes near the border. An officer located and contacted the driver, who had apparently backed up on the freeway to stop on the shoulder and take photos. The occupants were touring the US and wanted to capture images of the Peace Arch and border signage. They were given a traffic warning for their collection.

August 3, 12:07 p.m.: A man arrived at Blaine Municipal Court to explain that he had overslept and missed the session which he had promised to attend. At the court’s instruction the gentleman was taken into custody and transported to jail to ensure he would be rested and attentive at the following day’s court calendar.

August 4, 4:40 p.m.: A Blaine business called police when a customer presented very poor counterfeit currency while trying to purchase goods. When the unidentified young adult was told that the bogus U.S. $100 bill wasn’t even close to being real he became agitated and disorderly then left on foot. He was not located and the case is under investigation.

August 4, 8:30 p.m.: A woman called police when an unwanted, unknown, intoxicated man stumbled out of the woods behind her home on Garfield Avenue and into her 2-year-old’s birthday party. The caller’s husband escorted the man from their property and the arriving officers were not able to locate him in the woods or surrounding area. The family will call if he returns for dessert.

August 4, 10:20 p.m.: An officer was patrolling near Cedar and Harrison avenue, an area where several vehicle prowls had recently occurred, when he saw and stopped to chat with a pedestrian known to have an extensive criminal history. The man bolted and ran, racing through several people’s back yards before stopping to chat with the officer jogging patiently behind him. It turned out the man knew he was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant held by Bellingham Municipal Court. What he did not know but learned from the officer was that due to jail overcrowding the jail did not want him.

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