Police reports: October 26-31

October 26, 10:53 a.m.: An officer responded to the 600 block of Allan Street for a downed power line that landed on a person’s car. An officer arrived and determined, with the help of a public works employee, that the line was not live. The line was moved, and the vehicle was able to leave. The company responsible for the line was notified.

October 27, 12:32 p.m.: While out at the Blaine Elementary School, a Blaine police officer found a friendly German Shepard mix dog playing with kids on the playground. The officer contacted the owner who came and picked up her pooch.

October 27, 3:18 p.m.: Employees called police asking for assistance with a person causing problems at their business and possibly stealing items. An officer contacted the women and spoke with her about the issue. The women stated she only bought rabbit treats while she was in the store. The women allowed the officer to see the rabbit treats. In the process the officer discovered the women had six fully grown, large rabbits living inside of her vehicle. The women later admitted to taking an item without paying and turned the item over to the police officer. The officer then gave the item back to the business and formally trespassed the women from the business, who did not wish to press charges for the theft. The women was also informed by the officer about multiple issues that existed with the vehicle she was driving.  The women stated she understood, would fix the vehicle problems and also would not return to the business.

October 27, 6:45 p.m.: A foster parent called police to report that a teenager in her care had not come home after school. It appears the young lady took offense at household rules and left without an intent to return. A runaway report was completed and signed by the guardian. Information was entered into law enforcement systems and officers are watching for the girl.

October 28, 4:24 p.m.: A man came into the Blaine Police Department to report that he left his bag in Subway and came back an hour later to find it gone. The man stated that inside the bag was his passport, driver’s license, a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses and multiple bank cards. There are currently no suspects in the case.

October 30, 4:36 a.m.: US border patrol agents observed a running vehicle parked on a city street. The driver of the vehicle appeared to be unconscious, so they requested assistance from Blaine police. An officer arrived and determined the driver was in violation of being in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence. The driver was detained. WSP responded to assist and process the arrest.

October 30, 12:50 p.m.: An officer responded to a call from a concerned parent who saw a man sitting in his car watching kids play at the park. The officer contacted the man and learned he had recently lost his job and is homeless, sleeping in his car. The man had no warrants and no legal restrictions prohibiting from being near a playground.

October 30, 12:50 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a report of a vehicle prowl that occurred the night before. The victim found her driver’s side window had been broken, giving the would-be thief access to the vehicle. An attempt was made to steal the stereo, but apparently whatever tools had been used to break the window were inadequate for removing the electronics.

October 31, 11:23 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision. Both vehicles were able to be moved off the roadway, and the collision resulted in no injuries. The driver at fault said she had not seen the other vehicle when she began driving northbound on 11th Street from D Street. The front of her vehicle hit the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle, rendering her vehicle a total loss.

October 31, 12:05 p.m.: The Blaine Library reported a transient was monopolizing the restroom. A few other patrons had reported the man was instructing them to go to a nearby gas station instead. Officers spoke with the man and explained the concept of a public restroom to him. He agreed not to try to keep the restroom to himself, and in return the library agreed to continue to allow him on the property.

October 31, 4:15 p.m.: An employee in a bank in the 200 block of H Street called to report that a transient was bothering customers and peering in car windows. The bank requested the man be trespassed from their property. An officer contacted the man, who admitted to asking several people for money. He was advised of the trespass and stated he understood.

October 31, 7:39 p.m.: Several reports were received in a short time period regarding a transient panhandling and hanging out in places he was not welcome. An officer contacted the man, and he agreed to leave the shopping center.

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