Blaine Police Department reports: February 9-13

February 9, 10:31 p.m.: A child’s bicycle was located in the 800 Block of Harrison. The bicycle was impounded as found property and placed into the police department’s evidence storage system.

February 10, 9:21 a.m.: A man called to report a strong smell of gasoline on the roadway near the Semiahmoo spit. An officer checked the area and found that there was gasoline on the roadway of Semiahmoo Parkway from Shintaffer Road all the way to the spit. The officer was not able to locate the source of the fuel.

February 10, 11:51 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 3800 block of H Street to direct traffic around a fallen tree that was blocking half of the roadway. Puget Sound Energy responded and safely removed the tree from their main power line. The officer and Blaine Public Works employees then removed the tree from the roadway.

February 10, 11:54 a.m.: A person called 911 to report that there were two dogs running loose (one German Shepard and one Rottweiler) in the 900 block of E Street. The dogs were located at a residence that had a broken fence. Since the owner could not be contacted and the dogs could not be secured at their home, Animal Control caught the dogs and impounded them. A message was left with the home owner about his jailed hounds.

February 10, 7 p.m.: Police were alerted to a stop sign facing the wrong direction on the northeast corner of Adelia and Mitchell street. It is unknown if the sign was turned intentionally, or if it was caused by recent strong winds. Police returned the sign to its proper direction.

February 10, 8:15 p.m.: Police responded to the 200 block of 9th Street at the request of a parent who was having a difficult time with a foster child. Officers responded and helped explain the legal parameters surrounding the complex child and foster parent relationship. No criminal actions were observed during the officers’ time with the family.

February 10, 11:10 p.m.: Employees from a business in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive called police to request an escort to their vehicles at closing time after a man was seen loitering near the back door. An officer escorted the employees safely to their cars, and then searched the area. The unidentified man was not located.

February 11, 2:50 a.m.: A resident called police to report a barking dog in the vicinity of 6th and B streets in the middle of the night. An officer arrived in the area and heard one bark, but the location could not be determined off of the single ping. No further barks were heard other than the one, and the officer cleared.

February 11, 9:34 a.m.: An officer responded to the Peace Arch port of entry for a report of a suspended driver. An officer arrived, confirmed the driver’s privilege to drive was in fact suspended and then arrested, cited and released the woman with a mandatory court date. A licensed driver later arrived and took possession of the vehicle.

February 11, 4:54 p.m.: A man called police to report witnessing two people walking on the railroad tracks. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the temerarious trespassers.

February 12, 12:13 p.m.: A man called police after finding his storage unit had been broken into. Sometime between Sunday the 5th and Sunday the 12th burglar(s) had broken into his storage unit and stolen several items including a Honda generator, sanders and sanding paper, and a motorcycle jacket. The victim’s loss is currently estimated to be around $1,800.

February 12, 4:51 p.m.: An officer responded to a report of a person experiencing an unknown medical problem. The officer arrived and assisted the woman, who was complaining of a rapid heart rate. The officer monitored the woman’s condition until aid personnel arrived.

February 13, 8:55 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to check the welfare of a person in the 300 block of Alder Street after he expressed an intention to harm himself during a conversation with a social worker. Upon arrival officers located a man who was obviously upset, but who claimed he did not actually intend to harm himself. Officers cleared after determining the man was without the means or intention of placing himself in harm’s way.

February 13, 3 p.m.: Officers responded to a residence where a young man with a history of mental health problems was out of control. Officers arrived and contacted the upset individual. After talking with officers at some length, the man agreed to speak with a mental health provider. An officer provided him a ride to St. Joseph’s Hospital, so he could do just that.

February 13, 5:06 p.m.: Blaine Police were dispatched to a 911 hang-up call from a pay phone outside a business. An officer checked the area but found no signs of persons in distress.

February 13, 5:35 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a report of a woman who had been standing in the street, motionless, for a prolonged period of time. An officer arrived and spoke with the woman, who appeared to be suffering from mental health problems. As the officer was talking with the woman a member of her family arrived and took custody of her.

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