Blaine Police Department reports: May 18-23

May 18, 3:56 p.m.: A woman called the Blaine Police Department to report that cars are constantly parking in front of her mailbox, so the postman doesn’t leave her mail. The reporting party explained that there was a gap between cars allowing foot access to the box but the mail carrier refused to deliver. The caller also stated that the box is blocked completely on occasion. The caller was asked to call immediately at the time of any future incident so that police could provide a timely response.

May 19, 10:35 a.m.: A resident called police to report a suspicious vehicle parked along their hedges. Officers responded to see the vehicle was parked legally along city right-of-way. Officers notified the reporting party that there was no violation. An officer will attempt to contact the registered owner to see if the vehicle has any mechanical issues.

May 19, 11:43 a.m.: The Blaine Middle School principal called police to report that a student on campus was in possession of marijuana. Officers contacted the juvenile and arrested him for the offense. The drugs and paraphernalia were taken into custody as evidence. The boy’s father was notified of the incident, and his son was released to his custody. The case will be referred to the juvenile prosecutor for charging.

May 19, 2:36 p.m.: Officers contacted a pedestrian on I-5, hitchhiking. The 22-year-old German tourist was given a courtesy ride off the freeway, to continue his journey more safely.

May 20, 8:25 a.m.: A resident called police to report a man in a vehicle that was slumped over and had not moved in the past 15 minutes. An officer arrived and contacted the man after waking him. The former Ferndale resident advised he was okay and was just trying to get some sleep after being awake all night. The individual was advised not to drive because of his suspended privileges.

May 21, 12:09 a.m.: An officer on patrol noticed a woman laying down on the sidewalk in front of a bar. The woman was surrounded by several friends. The officer stopped and found out the woman had too much to drink on an empty stomach. An aid crew arrived to check on the woman and determined she was not in need of hospitalization. Police and fire crews cleared without incident. The woman’s friends arranged transport for the group back to B.C.

May 21, 11:42 a.m.: Blaine Police were dispatched a neighbor dispute in the 600 block of C Street. The reporting party was upset that her neighbor had dug into the property line during some landscaping work. The woman was advised that civil issues surrounding property lines would need to be addressed with the assessor’s office and not with law enforcement.

May 21, 7:27 p.m.: Blaine Police were dispatched to a report of illegal crabbing at the Blaine pier. An officer arrived and contacted a husband and wife crabbing. They were not aware it was not crabbing season yet, even though their permit clearly said the season starts in a month. The case was referred to Washington State Fish and Wildlife officers.

May 22, 6:50 a.m.: Police responded to a report of a collision between a vehicle and a deer in the 3600 block of H Street. The driver declined any medical services and was able to drive her vehicle home. The deer, however, did not survive the collision. No criminal actions were observed.

May 22, 2:36 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of a theft at the high school. During the investigation officers learned a teacher was injured when the suspect attempted to flee with the stolen property, elevating the crime. The juvenile male was booked into Whatcom County Juvenile Detention, pending charges of robbery first degree. Multiple electronic devices were recovered, along with cash and other property. Officers are in the process of identifying all of the victims and returning their property to them.

May 23, 1:10 p.m.: Blaine Police responded to a one-vehicle collision at Odell and H Street. A white dodge truck was traveling westbound down the hill and attempted to turn south onto Odell at a speed unsafe to do so. The 16-year-old unlicensed driver and sole occupant of the truck lost control, sending it over the sidewalk, through the railing and to its resting place on its nose with the rear end against a tree. The driver was checked at the scene by medics and released. An investigation revealed the truck had been taken without its owner’s permission. Multiple charges against the teen are pending.

May 23, 5:32 p.m.: Blaine police were dispatched to a report of a dog locked in a truck without the windows left open for ventilation. Police arrived and found the truck with its windows closed. The dog was panting and did not have any water. Officers located the B.C. residents nearby and advised them of the civil violation. The owners took the dog outside, and officers cleared without incident.

May 23, 10:58 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a tree down blocking both lanes of Semiahmoo Parkway. An officer arrived and assisted motorists in clearing the roadway until city crews arrived with a chainsaw. The roadway was cleared, and the officer cleared without incident.

May 23, 11:15 p.m.: While responding to a tree across the road on Semiahmoo Parkway an officer came across a second tree that was blocking the northbound lane. The officer stood by for traffic control until Blaine Public Works arrived to remove the tree from the road.


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