Police reports: November 8-15

November 8, 12:03 p.m.: A person reported someone had dumped four dining room chairs in her backyard. The very rude litter bugs, who stuck the nice lady with the bill for having to dispose of their old furniture, have not been identified.

November 9, 11:44 a.m.: Blaine police were dispatched to a neighborhood for a report of a man and women looking into houses, possibly plotting for places to burglarize. Officers contacted the couple to find out what they were up to. The couple stated they were in the area to see a friend, who was not home, and claimed they were not looking into any homes. No crime was found to have occurred, and the duo left the area.

November 9, noon: While on patrol, an officer contacted a female inside of a vehicle in the 200 block of F Street. The vehicle did not belong to the woman, but she and a friend had been living inside of the car. The female was found to have a warrant for her arrest, but Whatcom County Jail declined to accept her. The person who owned the car was contacted. He wished for the woman to be told not to sleep in his car, but he did not wish to pursue charges. The woman was told, and she agreed. Officers cleared without further incident.

November 9, 12:49 p.m.: A person came into the police department to report that a transient had threatened him while he was at the post office. An officer spoke with the transient about the incident. It was determined the transient was misunderstood by the post office patron and he was attempting to speak with him about an issue entirely different from what the person reported. The transient was provided a bus token to go to Bellingham in an attempt to stay at the Light House Mission.

November 9, 3:34 p.m.: The Blaine school district asked that a transient be trespassed from the property. An officer arrived and spoke with the man, who was attempting to set up camp on the lawn near the administrative offices. The man gathered his things and moved along as directed.

November 10, 8 p.m.: Officers responded to a reported domestic violence call in the 600 Block of A Street. A man there told police he and his girlfriend had been having an argument, during which she had damaged his property. The woman left the area when the man called police. Officers were unsuccessful in locating the woman, so the incident will be forwarded to the prosecutor for review of charges.

November 11, 6:35 p.m.: The coordinators and vendors at a weekend downtown event asked for police assistance with security checks overnight in the area of their displays. The service was provided by the officers on shift during their mobile and foot patrols.

November 12, 5:30 a.m.: An officer on patrol observed a vehicle backed in at the corner of a park which is closed during hours of darkness. The owner of the vehicle and a passenger were contacted, interviewed and advised of the park’s operating hours. The park and nearby residential areas were checked and found secure.

November 12, 5:20 p.m.: Two pre-teen girls reported that four men wearing all black clothing and ski masks chased them down Peace Portal Drive while swinging baseball bats at them. This was alleged to have occurred during daylight hours, while many people were out and about at a nearby Christmas bazaar. No other calls regarding the incident were received. An officer checked the area, but did not locate anyone matching the girls’ description, nor any witnesses amongst the many people on the sidewalks in the area due to the event.

November 12, 5:35 p.m.: An officer on patrol observed and contacted a motorist who was parked near the library, peering into the engine compartment of his vehicle. The gentleman explained he was passing through town with his family on his way home, parked for a minute to run an errand, then discovered his new car would not start again. The officer and driver stared at the machine for a bit, decided to try jump-starting the engine, and it worked. Handshakes and smiles were exchanged.

November 12, 6:25 p.m.: A person reported loud music coming from an unknown residence in the 1500 block of Bayview. An officer checked the area on foot and by vehicle.  No loud music was heard, and the neighborhood was quiet.

November 13, 9:20 p.m.: A concerned parent called police to report their daughter missing. Officers phoned the girl’s boyfriend and left a message. Just prior to police heading out to look for the girl at different locations where she might be, she returned home.

November 14, 1:36 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a vehicle parked in the 100 block of 8th Street that did not appear to belong in the neighborhood. An officer made contact with the two individuals who were inside. They stated they had recently been evicted, were without a home, and were sleeping in the vehicle for the night. Officers cleared with no further incident.

November 14, 11:14 a.m.: Blaine Police were dispatched to a reported physical domestic violence incident in progress. Officers arrived and found both parties had already separated. The suspect had left on foot and was later contacted and arrested. She was booked into jail for the domestic assault and for being in possession of drug paraphernalia.

November 14, 8:21 p.m.: A student who went to basketball practice after school left his bicycle in the bicycle rack only to return after practice to find it had been stolen. A stolen property report and statement were taken regarding the charcoal grey Trek mountain bike. Follow up with the school security cameras will be completed on dayshift.

November 15, 10:05 a.m.: Blaine police were advised of three elementary and middle school girls who had decided to leave campus without permission. An officer found the group at the Blaine Library. They were all promptly returned to school, and their parents were all notified of the unauthorized field trip.

November 15, 6:06 p.m.: A woman who lives very near the border reported a man had attempted to lure her daughter to cross out of her backyard over to his vehicle, parked on Zero Avenue in Canada. The girl made smart choices about her safety and instead went straight inside and called her mother. RCMP and Border Patrol agents were all notified of the incident. The van, which to Blaine PD’s knowledge has not been seen in the United States, was described as a white delivery van with a pink ribbon and the writing “Canadian Breast Cancer Awareness” on it.

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