Police Reports: October 6 – October 11

October 6, 9:22 a.m.: A man came in to the Blaine Police Department to report that he saw a child size bike that was left on the trail next to the library. An officer found the bike and also found an illegal camp set up on city property. The couple was given 24 hours to vacate the property and 48 hours to completely clean up the area. An officer will follow up on their progress or lack thereof and any remaining items will be removed and disposed of.

October 6, 12:30 p.m.: An officer was on routine patrol when he observed a traffic offence in the 100 block of Marine Drive. The officer stopped the pickup truck, boat and trailer combination and found the driver’s license was suspended in the first degree. The driver was arrested and booked into jail. The truck, trailer and boat were impounded.

October 7, 11:08 a.m.: A Blaine resident called police to report that a lawn care worker had found a personal check written out to her that was just lying out in the neighborhood. The resident believed someone must have illegally taken the mail from her mailbox, opened it all, and tossed the check. No suspects were identified but other officers were made aware of the issue.

October 7, 3:34 p.m.: A boy brought a longboard into the police department that he found on Cherry Street in Blaine. The Landyachtz board is being held pending claim by its owner.

October 7, 8:37 p.m.: At the request of the Bellingham Police Department, officers located two suspects with probable cause for their arrest. The two were delivered to the custody of Bellingham officers without incident.

October 7, 9:54 p.m.: Concerned neighbors called police when they spotted a suspicious vehicle at a friend’s house late at night. Officers responded, investigated and contacted the car’s operator, who was another friend of the homeowner, checking on the premises. The reporting party was advised of the outcome and thanked for the call.

October 7, 10:02 p.m.: While following up on another matter, police were advised of a pet missing in the area of Dodd Street and Rene Court. The black, well fed feline named Theona was last seen by its home about 4 p.m. Officers and a neighbor nearby neighbor were asked to keep an eye out for her.

October 8, 1:20 a.m.: Dispatch received and relayed information that two possibly intoxicated people were milling around in the middle of the street near 2nd and B Street. Blaine officers and border patrol agents responded to the area and contacted the party of two. They were visiting U.S. citizens happily weaving their way back to their motel room in Blaine on foot after being denied entry to Canada. They were escorted to U.S. Customs nearby to make their re-entry official.

October 8, 1:56 p.m.: Blaine police were called to the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive for a report of a man who grabbed a package of cheese and left the business without paying. Police found a man matching the description of the thief, and the man admitted that he stole the cheese. The man was arrested, cited and then released with a mandatory court date. He was also trespassed from the business. The partly consumed stolen item was recovered from his baggage, documented and destroyed as perishable.

October 8, 1:40 p.m.: A business requested Blaine police to trespass a transient who was panhandling and exchanging currency at their business. The man was notified of the trespass and stated that he understood.

October 8, 8:15 p.m.: A Blaine resident reported several car alarms being activated and requested officers to check the area. Officers checked the area and spoke with several other neighborhood residents. No persons had observed anyone in the area. No reason for the alarms was found.

October 8, 5:50 p.m.: Dispatch advised that a gentleman was standing by outside the police station, wanting to be arrested and booked in to jail. An officer met the traveler. He had been cited and released pending court on a misdemeanor theft earlier in the day, and felt it would be more efficient if he went to jail tonight to so he’d have credit for time served when he attended court later in the week. He was thanked for his cooperation, advised jail resources precluded that arrangement, and offered transportation to a shelter for lodging later if needed as consolation. As of late evening he had not come back to avail himself of the ride.

October 8, 10:47 p.m.: An apartment complex resident called police for assistance with an evening noise problem, reporting that the bass on a neighbor’s sound system was keeping their family awake. Officers contacted that unit the complainant identified and talked with the occupant who was watching television at what sounded to be an appropriate volume for the room’s size. The officers advised him of the complaint and asked for his cooperation on the neighbor’s behalf. There was no crime and officers cleared the area.

October 9, 12:52 a.m.: Officers responded to a report of a fight in progress behind a local bar. Officers arrived and contacted a group of intoxicated people speaking loudly. No fight was found and no people in the area were aware of any fight. The call apparently came from a nearby resident who did not appreciate the late night conversations. Officers cleared.

October 10, 12:23 a.m.: A person reported while at work over a five-hour span a person called at least 10 times and used profanity. The complainant did not recognize the person’s voice nor did they have any customers during the day that might have been upset. Officer advised the person to call 911 if anyone shows up at work causing trouble and also suggested to contact the phone carrier to see if the number could be blocked.

October 10, 7:19 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of a transient man sleeping in the post office. The postmaster did not want the man trespassed, just removed from the property. The officer contacted the man and asked him to leave. The man left the area. Police cleared without incident.

October 10, 9:04 a.m.: A member of the Blaine Community Food Bank called police to report several thefts that had been occurring overnight for the past week or so. A harvest display with scarecrows and various ornamental plant arrangements had been stolen. The decorations were all donated by staff members and volunteers. The series of thefts is valued to be approximately $150. Police on various shifts will provide extra patrol in the area when able to do so.

October 10, 9:56 p.m.: A woman called to request police assistance to keep the peace while she picked up her children from their father. She had spoken to him on the phone and believed he was highly intoxicated. When police arrived a heated argument was already occurring. The father was ultimately arrested for making threats to kill and assaulting the paternal grandmother by kicking her in the stomach. He was booked into Whatcom County Jail.

October 11, 12:02 p.m.: Blaine High School staff reported a student who was in possession of marijuana on campus. An officer responded and contacted the student, as well as his mother. The suspected marijuana was confiscated, and the case will be referred to the Juvenile Prosecutor for review of charges.

  1. I, for one, think that alerting the public to the neighborhood where someone’s mailbox was broken into is a bit more important than where someone’s cat went missing.


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