Blaine police reports: October 21-25

October 21, 4:39 a.m.: Officers responded to assist US Border Patrol (USBP) with locating a person who had illegally entered the country. Officers held perimeter until the man was located and taken into custody by USBP agents.

October 21, 7:45 a.m.: A Blaine resident called Blaine police to report that their vehicle was broken into overnight. The suspects appeared to use a Slim Jim type of tool to gain access to the vehicle and only took loose change. The man reported that other items of value were left alone. The man also reported that there was no damage to his vehicle.

October 21, 10:09 a.m.: A man called to report that a small black and white dog is constantly loose in his neighborhood and runs into his yard. He did not know who owns the dog. The information was passed on to the Whatcom Humane Society.

October 22, 12:30 a.m.: Officers contacted a couple parked in a vehicle outside of a closed business late at night. The two were advised to locate a less suspicious location for their late night encounters. The couple agreed to leave the area.

October 22, 2:09 a.m.: Officers on patrol late at night observed a vehicle with steamy windows parked outside of a closed business. Officers contacted the occupants and determined nothing criminal had occurred. The two agreed to locate a more appropriate location to socialize, and left the area.

October 22, 7:04 a.m.: A person was stopped for driving without his headlights turned on after dark. The driver was found to have just smoked marijuana, which was still in his vehicle. The driver was arrested for negligent driving, first degree. He was released with a court date and then given a ride home. His vehicle was secured and parked safely off of the roadway.

October 22, 8 a.m.: Blaine police, in conjunction with the DEA, hosted a pharmaceutical drug take back program at the Blaine Senior Center in an effort to provide community members a safe place to turn in their unused or expired medications. An officer stood by as members of the community turned in their medications. At the end of the day, police were able to successfully collect over 40 pounds of unwanted medications for proper destruction.

October 22, 9:23 a.m.: Blaine police were dispatched to a residence where two roommates were arguing. An officer arrived and spoke with all the parties involved. The male roommate reported that he woke up on this morning and could feel that his blood sugar levels were very low. In an effort to bring his blood sugar levels up, the man went to get a popsicle and discovered someone had eaten a few of them without asking for permission. The man then started to yell and speak very animatedly towards other people in the house. There were no reports of him becoming physical or making direct threats to anyone. Police calmed the man down, and all parties came to an agreement to separate for a good part of the day and remain as civil as possible.

October 23, 2:49 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on H Street. The driver lost control of his vehicle and left the roadway. The vehicle rolled completely over, coming to rest right side up in a swampy area to the south of the roadway. The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured, but the vehicle sustained major damage. The driver was found to be driving with a suspended license and operating a vehicle without a required ignition interlock device. The driver was arrested and released with a court date. Alcohol or drugs were not a factor in the crash.

October 23, 4:11 p.m.: Officers responded to report of a possible bicycle vs. vehicle collision on Bell Road at Runge Avenue. Washington State Patrol was also dispatched, because Bell Road is a part of State Route 548. It appeared the unhelmeted rider of the motorized bike had suffered severe head injuries. Blaine officers assisted WSP with the investigation, and it was determined the bike had not been struck by another vehicle but had crashed after striking an object or hole on the roadside. The rider was transported to hospital for treatment.

October 23, 6:15 p.m.: A citizen called to report her back gate may have been damaged by a person attempting to gain entry to the yard. The damage consisted of two screw heads being torn off and some very minor damage to the wooden gate itself. It is possible the damage was caused by an animal, but the caller requested extra patrols and for the incident to be documented.

October 23, 8 p.m.: Blaine Police was dispatched to a report of a verbal domestic dispute involving multiple people. An officer arrived just as the dispute was beginning to become a physical altercation. The officer spoke with all of the involved people including two witnesses and determined no assault had occurred. The individuals involved were released with a warning about disorderly conduct and trespassed from the residence.

October 23, 11:10 p.m.: A concerned mother called police dispatch to request a welfare check on her adult son who was out riding with a female friend. The officer was aware the son had an outstanding warrant. The vehicle was located on the other end of town, and the son was arrested for his felony warrant. He was booked into Whatcom County Jail without incident.

October 24, 12:55 a.m.: Officers witnessed a vehicle on the roadway without proper registration. The driver pulled off the roadway and quickly exited the vehicle, walking out of sight, before the officers were able to make contact with him. While officers were attempting to ascertain who the actual owner of the vehicle was, the passenger decided, to her detriment, to weave a tale of deception. When the truth ultimately unfolded, the weaver was arrested for obstructing a law enforcement officer. In a search incident to arrest she was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, adding to her troubles.

October 24, 6 p.m.: A resident requested that the city consider installing pedestrian crosswalk signage and improvements across Mitchell Avenue at Adelia Street to help with safety in the area. The request was routed to the public works director for review, and officers were advised of the resident’s concern about the volume of pedestrians, especially children, crossing Mitchell Avenue at Adelia while going to and from school.

October 25, 12:17 p.m.: An officer responded to a report of an injured seagull in the area of Harrison Avenue and Cedar Street. When the officer arrived in the area he found one seagull in the roadway. When the officer’s vehicle approached the gull it flew off without any problems. No injured bird was located.

October 25, 3:06 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Mitchell Street for a low-hanging wire in the roadway. Officers directed traffic until public works and Comcast personnel arrived to fix the line and clear the roadway.

October 25, 5 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to contact a person in front of the police station. The person was on the phone with a dispatcher and was reporting he was being chased by a person who possibly had a gun. Officers contacted the caller and learned some hand gestures had been exchanged after one vehicle was cut off by the other on the freeway. No weapon was every displayed. The caller mentioned the gun only because he was fearful the other driver might have one. The second vehicle and driver were no longer in the area, and the complainant did not wish to report the incident to the state patrol.

October 25, 7 p.m.: Officers responded to a commercial property in the 300 Block of 3rd Street where two individuals were reported to be unlawfully on the property and drinking alcohol. Upon contact with the transient couple officers learned there was a no contact order between them, earning one a booking into jail for the violation. The other was trespassed from the property at the owner’s request.

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