Blaine Police Department reports: March 17-21

March 17, 9 a.m.: A local business reported a burglary that occurred the previous evening. Someone had cut the chains securing a gate around the business, gaining access to inventory. Several items were stolen, including an inflatable kayak, a wheelbarrow, and a wet/dry vacuum. The case is under investigation.

March 18, 9:45 p.m.: Police responded to a vacant residence for a report of persons possibly squatting in a detached garage area. An officer checked the garage at the request of the property owner. No one was found inside at the time, but there was evidence someone had stayed there at some point fairly recently.

March 19, 8:44 a.m.: A man called police to report his pistol was stolen from the room he rents in a home sometime in the past 24 to 48 hours. An officer documented the theft and is actively investigating the incident.

March 20, 8:11 a.m.: A woman reported her husband had taken away her car and cell phone, cut up her clothes, cut off some of her hair and assaulted her. All of the incidents occurred over a two-day period. An officer investigated and found there was probable cause to arrest the man for domestic violence assault and malicious mischief. The 33-year-old Blaine man was booked into Whatcom County Jail.

March 20, 10:34 a.m.: A person reported the theft of their Cadillac Eldorado bicycle from their vacation property in Birch Bay. The theft was reported to the sheriff’s office. This office took a report as a courtesy, so if the aluminum beach cruiser with black fenders is located in the city the owner can be notified.

March 21, 11:11 a.m.: A citizen dropped off some mail he found on the side of the road near his home in the county. The sheriff’s office was notified of the apparent theft from their jurisdiction and arrived to retrieve the property.

March 21, 1:21 p.m.: A citizen reported his vehicle had been opened and rifled through sometime over the weekend. Several items of Blaine baseball clothing were taken (two hats and a jacket), along with a set of keys. At this time no other victims in the neighborhood have been identified.

March 21, 2:23 p.m.: People driving a rental vehicle arrived at the Peace Arch port of entry to discover someone had taken the plates off of their vehicle and left stolen license plates in their place. The stolen TN plates were confiscated, and the couple in the rental car was released and thanked for their cooperation.

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