Blaine Police Department reports: April 5-11

April 5, 8:59 a.m.: A city employee contacted the police department to report some graffiti to a building and damage to a gate at the H Street Pavilion. An officer took a report and digitally documented the damage. Extra patrols will be made.

April 5, 2:35 p.m.: A business called to report a customer’s vehicle had parts stolen off of it sometime in the last week. Officer arrived and took an initial report. Attempt to make contact with the owner was negative, and there are no suspects to this incident. The value of the parts range from $200 to $500.

April 5, 5 p.m.: A woman reported that when she got out of her vehicle and shut the door the other doors automatically locked. Her two young children and her keys were still inside the vehicle. An officer was able to unlock the vehicle. The mother was extremely happy to have her children safely back in her arms.

April 5, 6:45 p.m.: Police were called to a business for a report of a suspicious package. An officer arrived and found six empty canisters taped together. The officer properly disposed of the canisters.

April 6, 6:05 p.m.: Blaine police responded to a business where two males were harassing an employee by making threats to harm him and slash the tires to his vehicle. The two males left the area prior to police arrival. The victim provided a written statement about the incident and wished to press charges. An officer is actively investigating the incident.

April 6, 11:44 p.m.: Blaine police responded to the 300 block of 8th Street for a report of a vehicle being vandalized with paint. An officer arrived and documented the damage to two vehicles. One owner was located and made aware of the issue and the other was not able to be located. Two suspects were later identified and charges are pending.

April 7, 2:10 a.m.: Blaine police responded to a gas station where the employee called on behalf of a patron to report a possible mugging that occurred an hour ago. Officer arrived and found that the alleged victim had already left and made zero efforts to speak with police. An officer spoke with the employee and was told that she reported a possible transient male had mugged her and she requested Vancouver, B.C. police to respond. With limited information, no victim, and no suspects that matched the description provided, officers cleared.

April 7, 2:52 p.m.: An officer on patrol discovered two individuals climbing on and around the train cars near the old Blaine terminal. Contact was made with the two Custer residents who stated they were just taking photographs. The pair was issued a trespass warning and advised of the dangers of being on the tracks and rail cars.

April 7, 3:28 p.m.: A person came to the police station to report someone had splattered yellow paint all over her vehicle last night while it was parked in her driveway. An officer arrived and documented the damage to two vehicles. Thanks to a witness coming forward, two suspects were identified. Charges have been sent to the juvenile prosecutor’s office for review.

April 7, 4:15 p.m.: A Blaine resident telephoned police to report someone had vandalized her and her husband’s vehicles last night by pouring what appeared to be latex-based paint on them. The resident had already washed the paint off of the vehicles. A report was taken for inclusion of other similar incident in which suspects have been identified

April 7, 4:22 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a 9th Street address for an out of control adult child in the home. An officer arrived and found that the woman was having some anger management issues possibly caused by medicinal interference. The officer spoke with the adult child and determined that no criminal act had taken place.

April 7, 9:15 p.m.: A man called police to report that he watched an assault unfold through his binoculars near the Semiahmoo Marina. The reporting person said three men got out of a blue van and milled about until a man wearing white rain boots punched one of the other men, causing him to fall to the ground. After the man was punched, all three men reportedly got back into the van and drove off together. An officer checked the area but due to the 30-minute time delay, was unable to locate any vehicles matching the description. The officer attempted to contact the reporting person again but had no luck.

April 7, 4:40 p.m.: Officers received multiple complaints about a person on a motorcycle stopping and taking pictures of people and their cars using an iPad. The person was very intrusive and took photos of people’s vehicles, windshields and license plates. If questioned, he remained silent. The person wore a full face motorcycle helmet and as of yet is unidentified.

April 8, 12:45 a.m.: Blaine police responded to a residential area for a report of a possible prowler in the neighborhood. The complainant stated they saw the illumination of a cell phone in their backyard. Officers arrived and searched the area but were not able to find anyone.

April 8, 2:16 a.m.: Blaine police responded to the 9600 block of Harvey Road at the request of the WCSO for a report of an intoxicated neighbor yelling at people on their property. Officers arrived and contacted the neighbor, who was having a loud party with friends. The neighbor denied going over to any of the nearby residences. The rowdy bunch agreed to keep it down for the night.

April 8, 1:20 p.m.: A man reported he was driving down the street when a truck made a U-turn in front of him, so he had to stop quickly. The vehicle following too close behind him failed to stop in time and collided into the rear of his vehicle. No one was injured in the collision and the vehicles pulled off the road. Officer arrived and took a collision report.

April 8, 8:15 p.m.: An officer responded to a business where a woman had her purse and other possessions stolen from her while she was patronizing the business. An officer interviewed employees and gathered information about the items that were stolen. Later on in the evening, all of the items were found in a separate locker with nothing missing.

April 8 6:55 p.m.: An officer assisted the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office with a domestic dispute in Birch Bay. When the dispute was resolved the officer and the deputy cleared without incident.

April 8, 10:51 p.m.: Blaine police responded to the 600 block of Peace Portal Drive for a possible verbal domestic. Police arrived and spoke with the two parties involved. Both parties denied anything other than arguing and both parties reported they were not in a dating relationship. It appeared that alcohol caused some issues between the two but nothing criminal occurred. Officers cleared after both parties agreed to go home.

April 9, 2:13 a.m.: Police responded to a residence where they were experiencing trouble with a guest. While the guest was leaving, she broke some items from a hutch. An officer arrived and established probable cause for malicious mischief. The woman was located, arrested and brought to the Whatcom County Jail.

April 9, 9:50 a.m.: Police responded to a report of malicious mischief in the 1600 block of Kingsley Avenue where a woman was reporting her car windows had been broken. The investigation is ongoing.

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Juvenile Problem

April 9, 11:45 a.m.: Officers on patrol observed a wandering 2-year-old child. Officers stopped to check the welfare of the child and determine the location of the parents. Officers located the worried parents and determined the older sister had engineered the great escape and the 2-year-old followed. All children were found to be safe and the parents determined to prevent future breakouts.

April 10, 3:01 p.m.: Authorities from the RCMP contacted the Blaine Police Department for assistance in locating a missing person with mental health concerns. Officers searched the town, contacted employees at a business who had spoken to the young woman, and determined she had traveled south to Bellingham. Canadian authorities were updated.

April 10, 6:11 p.m.: An officer stopped a motorist for speeding. The driver was found to be driving while her privilege to do so was suspended. The 34-year-old La Conner woman was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date.

April 11, 2:33 p.m.: A woman called to report a possible fight in progress at the corner of Cedar and Harrison Street in Blaine. Officers arrived and contacted all the present parties. No evidence of a fight was found but one person was found to have four outstanding warrants from Blaine and Bellingham police departments, and Whatcom County Superior Court. The warrants were confirmed, and the man was booked into jail.

April 11, 3:25 p.m.: An employee at a store called to report a customer was threatening another customer. The subject was identified, and it was determined he was suffering from a mental illness. The officer determined no actual threats had been made, and the man was allowed to leave.

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