Blaine Police Department reports: May 4-9

May 4, 2:23 p.m.:  A person reported a problem with speeding vehicles in the 1700 block of Grant Ave. Officers on patrol were made aware of the complaint and will monitor the area as able. The caller did not have any specific vehicles or time of the day the speeding was occurring.

May 5, 2:59 p.m.: A contractor reported someone vandalized his construction site by tearing down the building permit from off a fence which was next to a porta-potty. The miscreant(s) then stuck a lot of branches and leaves into the porta-potty. Extra patrol at the site was requested.

May 5, 8:59 p.m.: The sheriff’s office requested assistance from Blaine Police with setting up containment around a DUI stop from which the driver had fled. The search was terminated shortly after Blaine officers arrived on scene. Officers cleared without incident.

May 6, 2:07 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the Peace Arch port of entry in reference to a person being in possession of MDMA. Officers arrived and interviewed the B.C. resident to find the person had borrowed the vehicle from their ex-husband. The officer explained to the 52-year-old B.C. woman that the charges are for possession, not ownership. Charges will be forwarded to the prosecutor for review.

May 6, 4 a.m.: Officers responded to the Peace Arch port of entry in reference to three people there who were in possession of numerous fraudulent credit cards. Felony charges are being forwarded to the Whatcom County prosecutor for review.

May 7, 8:37 p.m.: A woman called police to report following her possibly intoxicated boyfriend who was driving in Blaine. An officer contacted the reporting person and the parked car. The suspect came outside and spoke with the officer. The officer determined the man was not DUI. Sadly, (for the man) he did have a warrant from the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office for his arrest. He was arrested and booked into the Whatcom County Jail.

May 7, 10:15 p.m.: An officer spotted a commercial car hauler parked in the 200 block of 4th Street. Contact was made with the driver and he was advised to move his truck from the residential zone to the alternate truck route on D Street. The driver agreed to move both the truck and his discarded cigarette butts from the roadway.

May 7, 10;46 p.m.: A business called police to request a transient man be removed from the property as he was bothering customers. Officers arrived and escorted the man from the property. The employee of the business did not wish to have the man trespassed.

May 8, 5:20 a.m.: A newspaper delivery person called the Blaine police to report seeing a bear at the intersection of Mitchell and Adelia Streets. An officer checked the area with the assistance of U.S. Border Patrol. There were a number of visible animals starting out their day, but none were a bear.

May 8, 8:39 a.m.: Blaine Police made contact with a group of juveniles skipping glass in the 600 block of H Street. Police located a backpack containing marijuana belonging to one of the students concealed nearby. The juvenile was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and his guardians were notified. Charges are being forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

May 8, 2:06 p.m.: A woman called to request a welfare check on a transient in front of a store in the 1700 block of H Street. He has been pacing and chanting in the area. An officer contacted the man, who was waiting on his breadstick order. The man acknowledged being trespassed, stated he would stay away from the store and did not need any assistance.

May 8, 3:01 p.m.: Officers on patrol observed two cars racing at a speed of 63 mph in a 25 mph zone. The two juvenile drivers were arrested for racing.The parents of the two were contacted and the young men were released with a criminal citation and mandatory court date.

May 8, 8:56 p.m.: Police received a report of a bear in the 1400 block of Odell Road Monday evening, and arrived to find a juvenile bear about 250 pounds meandering in and out of the roadway near Odell Road and Pipeline Road. Washington State Fish and Wildlife was advised about the creature, which was not posing an immediate threat to life or property. Blaine officers and Border Patrol agents kept an eye on the animal as it headed north and east out of the city limits. Residents are reminded to keep garbage containers secure and small pets indoors.

May 9, 12:01 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the area of Harrison and Cherry streets for a possible intoxicated driver. Officers checked multiple locations but the driver had likely already left the city. WCSO was notified to be on the lookout.

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