Blaine Police Department reports: April 13-18

April 13, 5:45 p.m.: A Blaine resident contacted the police department to report his cell phone had been stolen from the school gymnasium locker room. The cell phone was not secured at the time of the theft. The incident is being investigated.

April 14, 9 p.m.: The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from Blaine Police with a suspicious person on Peace Road. A resident in the area reported that a “scruffy-looking” male had knocked on her door asking for help with his vehicle that was stuck. The man left when the woman declined to assist him. Blaine officers, with the assistance of U.S. Border Patrol Agents, located the vehicle abandoned on a dead-end property just south of the resident’s home. Officers canvassed the area, but they were unable to locate the occupant(s) of the Oregon-plated vehicle.

April 15, 11:24 a.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and later found the driver also had a 15-year-old passenger in the vehicle who was not a family member, which was a violation of his intermediate driver’s license. The driver made several false statements to the officer about the identity of the passenger, but the passenger finally admitted she was not a relative of the driver. The 16-year-old was cited for the traffic violations and arrested for providing false statements to a police officer.

April 15, 7:55 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Peace Arch for an individual in possession of a prescription drug in excess of what the prescription indicated. The investigation determined that the Nevada resident had combined the remains of two other bottles for the same prescription. Officers provided the individual with his legal amount and the remaining tablets were destroyed via the prescription drug disposal unit.

April 17, 10:21 a.m.: Officers are investigating a string of burglaries at a local storage facility which are believed to have occurred over several weeks. At this time, over 35 potential burglary victims have been identified. Efforts are being made to contact the renters of numerous storage units to notify them of the crime and to collect descriptions of missing property.

April 18, 12:40 p.m.: The harbormaster’s office called to report seeing about eight juveniles under the G Street Plaza and hanging out on the railroad tracks. No evidence of any crime was found in the area the juveniles were seen. Officers located the juveniles and warned them not to trespass on BNSF property.

April 18, 6:51 p.m.: Police were dispatched to the Peace Arch port of entry for a report of a woman in possession of 50-plus narcotic drugs in two small baggies. An officer arrived at the Peace Arch and contacted the suspect. She produced a valid prescription for the medicine and was warned about having medications in their non-prescription containers. Police cleared without incident nor arresting the woman.

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