Blaine Police Reports: April 21-25

April 21, 1:13 p.m.: A citizen reported someone in her neighborhood was burning yard debris in violation of the fire code. An officer responded to the area and located the fire. The resident was contacted and she advised she was just burning yard waste and she didn’t know it was unlawful to do so. The individual was educated on the burning laws and she extinguished the fire.

April 21, 3:26 p.m.: While working, school zone officers came upon a 7-year-old who had gotten separated from his older sister and was supposed to be walking home with her. Officers provided him a courtesy ride home to his surprised parent who was not too thrilled about the older sister leaving her little brother in the dust.

April 21, 5:28 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a two-car non-injury collision in the 300 block of Allan Street. The officer arrived and found that an unlicensed, uninsured Blaine resident had failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic when making a left turn. The offending vehicle was towed and that driver received several citations. A state collision report was completed.

April 22, 4:15 p.m.: An officer observed a motor vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign on H Street at 3rd Street. The vehicle was stopped and the B.C. driver was found to be in a suspended driving status in Washington for an unpaid ticket. The woman was cited for the driving violation and for failing to stop at a stop sign.

April 23, 11:01 a.m.: Blaine Police contacted an Arlington couple poaching shellfish at Marine Park. Washington Fish and Wildlife Officers were contacted and ultimately took over the investigation. The couple was cited for having more than the legal allowable catch limit.

April 23, 5:01 p.m.: Officers were sent to contact a transient man who claimed to be suicidal. Officers and border patrol located the man in the woods near a local park. The man was highly intoxicated and distraught, but he denied being suicidal. The man requested to speak with a mental health professional and he was provided with a courtesy transport to the hospital.

April 24, 8:48 a.m.: A parent reported a problem of ongoing harassment between her son and another student. The school district decided to remove one of the students permanently from the bus to avoid future issues. The parent was recontacted and was very happy with the result.

April 24, 1:12 p.m.: Officers on patrol observed a vehicle acting suspiciously. The vehicle’s license plates had expired the previous month. The driver was contacted and found to have a felony warrant out of Bellingham. The driver was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and to be operating the vehicle without a valid driver’s license. The 27-year-old woman was booked into jail on the warrant with future charges to be filled.

April 24, 4:02 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of a physical domestic between a mother and her adult son. Upon contacting the two, officers established probable cause for the arrest of the son. The intoxicated 52-year-old man was arrested and transported to the jail.

April 25, 10:28 a.m.: A motel manager reported a woman had provided a stolen credit card number to pay for her room. The card numbers were confirmed stolen, and the woman was arrested and booked into the Whatcom County Jail.

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