Blaine Police reports, August 24-26

August 24, 1:26 a.m.: Blaine Police responded to a report of a possible DUI hit and run. A Semiahmoo security guard stated three people he believed had been drinking were acting suspiciously in the parking lot. When the trio saw the guard walking their way, they took off in their white minivan-style vehicle. The security guard believed he heard the vehicle scraping against another as it made its swift exit. Officers found damage on a vehicle parked by a vacant parking space, but the damage did not appear to be fresh. Officers left a business card at the front desk, and requested the staff notify the owner of the vehicle, just in case there was in fact new damage.

August 24, 10:23 a.m.: While conducting Blaine Municipal Court detail an officer was ordered by the judge to take a person into custody for contempt of court. The officer contacted the adult female, who resisted arrest. She was ultimately taken into custody and placed into the court’s holding room. The judge decided to release the woman with a new mandatory court appearance date rather than send her to jail, and she was released from holding.

August 24, 12:16 p.m.: A man called to report seeing a man sitting in a car near 6th and B streets who jumped out of the car and ran into the woods immediately after an officer drove past him. The caller found the behavior a tad suspicious. Police and border patrol agents took a walk in the woods where the man was last seen.  They contacted a woman living in a tent there who was well known to police. She was instructed to leave the area. As for the unknown man, the woman said it was a friend of hers who had been dropping off some cigarettes.

August 24, 1:24 p.m.: A woman came to the police station to express concern for an elderly woman who lives in her neighborhood. She is normally seen out walking every day, but no one had seen her for several days. An officer went to the woman’s house to check on her. He knocked at the door and was greeted by the woman who stated she was alright.

August 24, 4:42 p.m.: A resident reported a new instance in an ongoing dispute with his neighbor. Today, the man found that his cat had been trapped under an overturned wheelbarrow. The man suspects his neighbor to be responsible for the feline incarceration. The neighbor denied any involvement. There are no witnesses to the alleged incident, just a lot of mutual disaccord.

August 25, 12:41 p.m.: An officer responded to the 1700 block of H Street for a shoplift in progress. The two thieves left the store prior to officers arriving, but were contacted at a nearby business. The sticky fingered duo was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date. Evidence of a theft that occurred in the city of Lynden was also recovered, and the information and evidence will be forwarded to the Lynden Police Department for charging.

August 26, 9:41 p.m.: A person reported that she had spotted a suspicious person standing near her driveway when she came home after dark. She immediately went into her home. However, she soon remembered that she left her purse in her car. When she went back outside she saw the same male standing near the passenger side of her vehicle. He ran away to the east when he saw her. Nothing was taken and no damage was done to any of her property. Officers checked the area but did not locate the male, described only as wearing a gray hoodie. Frequent patrol was requested and will be provided as available.

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