August 31, 12:59 p.m.: A man called to report the window on his motor home was broken while it was parked in the 400 block of Peace secured and nothing inside appeared to have been tampered with. The window appeared to have been broken with a large rock. A travel trailer parked next to it also had damage to the door, possibly from the same rock. No suspects are linked to this incident and patrol was made aware for extra patrol.
August 31, 3:16 p.m.: A woman called police to report that a man was contacting children getting out of school and asking them for help finding his cat. She felt it was strange because she did not see him asking any adults for help. The woman provided a description of the man and his vehicle. When the information was passed on to patrol it was learned another officer had in fact been approached by the man, asking him for assistance finding the feline. The man was identified and it was determined his search was legitimate.
September 1, 12:40 p.m.: A woman came into the Blaine Police Department to report that she was possibly the victim of a phone scam. The woman reported she received a phone call on the same day she purchased two iTunes cards from the Bellingham Walmart. The caller told the women that he needed the card information, which she provided. After providing the information, the caller told her that the numbers were incorrect and that she needed to purchase another card. The caller aggressively demanded that she needed to pay him right away for those cards. There were many red flags during the multiple conversations, such as the caller stating that he worked for a different company on three separate occasions and the website for the alleged company did not work. In the end, the woman did not provide any additional payments but might be out her $200 worth of iTunes. If anyone receives such a phone call, they should not provide any extra information regarding financial information and should end the conversation quickly.
September 3, 11:52 a.m.: Officers responded to a report of a young adult woman standing at an ATM who the caller believed might be in distress. It was also believed the woman was associated with a man in a nearby truck. Officers contacted the woman and identified her by previous contacts. It was determined she was alone and was fine. The woman’s frantic, somewhat erratic behavior is normal for her, and she did not need any assistance.
September 3, 2:40 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of a theft from a local business. A young couple with an infant absconded with some earnings from a garage sale. Officers checked the area but the suspects had already left in a white Ford Contour and were not located in the area. Officers exhausted all available tactics for contacting the suspects, but no current information of their whereabouts was located.
September 4, 10:47 a.m.: A person called 911 when he returned from boating to find a man he didn’t know sitting in the front seat of his vehicle, rummaging through the center console. The caller provided a description of the suspect, but it turned out the officer didn’t need it, because when he arrived the man was still standing nearby and immediately put his hands in the air upon seeing the officer. The officer made contact with the man who quickly invoked his right to remain silent. The victim identified the man as the prowler, and he was arrested, cited and released pending a court hearing.