Blaine Police reports: December 18-20

December 18, 2:37 p.m.: A father reported concern for his adult son who had reported suicidal thoughts. An officer made contact with the man, who admitted being upset over a recent breakup. The man stated that although he was angry, he had no intention of harming himself. During the contact the officer discovered he had five warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail.

December 18, 10:41 p.m.: Officers were dispatched for a second response to 1300 block of 4th Street for a water flow alarm. Upon arrival North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFRS) notified police of their forced entry into an apartment that was currently unoccupied. According to the vice president of the homeowner’s association the homeowner was out of town for an extended period of time. It appears several windows were left open and the heat turned off causing the water lines of the fire system to freeze and burst completely flooding the entire three-floor unit. Officers secured the door the best they could. The homeowners’ vice president was notified of the incident and the rest of the tenants were made aware of the fire suppression being turned off. The homeowners’ association will be following up with contractor/repair services and the homeowner of the unit. NWFRS was OK with the current tenants being on fire watch of their own units.

December 19, 6:35 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a physical domestic dispute involving an adult son and his stepfather. An officer arrived and contacted the son, who is well known to police. For the safety of all involved, the 18-year-old was escorted to the officer’s patrol car while the crime was investigated. He was ultimately arrested for assault fourth degree domestic violence and booked into the Whatcom County Jail.

December 19, 7:14 a.m.: A suspicious vehicle was reported parked on Semiahmoo Parkway near gate 3 of Saint Andrews Green. The only description of the vehicle was a dark in color, possible passenger car. An officer arrived to check on the car at the same time the driver of the broken down car returned to it. Moments later a tow truck arrived to remove the vehicle.

December 19, 8:20 p.m.: Officers monitoring the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office radio learned of several bales of hay blocking a lane of travel on I-5. Officers responded to the traffic hazard. Upon arrival officers observed a large amount of hay blocking the right lane. State patrol blocked a lane of I-5 and officers and troopers cleared the traffic hazard from the road.

December 20, 12:30 a.m.: A concerned parent called police to report he found his pickup truck gone along with his adult son who is currently living with him. The man said his son is a recovering addict and may be out looking for drugs. The father requested a welfare check if the vehicle or son is located. A watch for was sent to the surrounding police agencies.

December 20, 12:29 p.m.: A man flagged down an officer and requested assistance with a property dispute. An officer spoke with both parties involved about civil property matters and eviction notices.

December 20, 5:40 p.m.: A business owner reported that during the snow last Saturday she allowed a homeless man she knows to spend the night inside the business. She believes the man may have taken a spare key while he was there, and she wanted him notified that he was no longer welcome to return. An officer on the night shift made contact with the man, advised him of the trespass and recovered the key.

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