Blaine Police Department reports: May 25-June 5

May 25, 9:32 p.m.: Employees at a business called police to report a possibly impaired driver downtown. Officers found the suspect passed out at the wheel of his parked, running vehicle in the 400 block of Peace Portal. After an investigation the former motorist was arrested for DUI/Physical Control and booked into jail. His vehicle was impounded.

May 28, 3:45 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of vehicle parked with its driver’s door was open and a person inside laying across the front seat. Officers arrived and found the motorist alive and well. She was busily trying to extract the ignition key she had accidentally broken while retrieving a sign from the roadside, leaving her stranded. She had already called a tow truck, and officers helped her move to a safer location in the meantime.

May 30, 11:09 p.m.: A resident called Blaine Police after seeing a person try to open the door at the side of his house on 6th Street. The door lock held and the suspect fled on his bicycle. Police searched the area but did not locate the man.

May 31, 6:40 p.m.: While checking on a 911 hang-up call, police contacted a man walking in the area. He claimed that he did not need assistance, but that turned out to be incorrect. The gentleman was actually in need of transportation, as he was wanted on three warrants issued by two different courts. An officer corrected the error and provided him a ride to jail.

June 1, 12:40 p.m.: Officers received a request to visit with a child who is having a hard time at school while Dad is working out of the area for several months. An officer met with the youngster and spent some commiserating and trying to bolster the kid’s spirits.

June 1, 2:01 p.m.: Police were dispatched to an afternoon disturbance in progress near a residence. Officers arrived to find several people in the process of moving out of a house. There had been some kind of disagreement but no one wanted to call it an argument, and there was no evidence of a crime other than the public disturbance. The group agreed to process its physical and emotional baggage with less drama.

June 2, 3:51 p.m.: A distraught couple called dispatch when they learned that their teenaged daughter had gotten in to a car with a stranger in a store parking lot about an hour earlier had not been seen or heard from since. Officers responded to their residence to investigate. The daughter arrived safely home in the stranger’s car a few minutes later. Everything turned out to be OK.

June 2, 10:33 p.m.: Concerned neighborhood parents called police to report an unusual number of rowdy teenagers in and around Salishan Park and the adjacent neighborhood late in to the evening. More police presence in the area was requested in the hours between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. to keep the peace, and keep the kids out of trouble.

June 5, 6:29 a.m.: Police responded to a residence on Cedar Street to a report of a burglary and related vehicle theft. Someone had entered the victim’s home without his permission, stole his wallet and car keys, then drove off in his 2012 blue four-door Hyundai. An officer responded to the scene to investigate. The car was located parked abandoned a few blocks away. Investigation continues.

June 5, 7:40 p.m.: Dispatch reported a patron at a hotel had called to say she wanted to go to the hospital because she was thinking of hurting herself. Officers arrived and stayed with the person until the fire department arrived to transport her to the hospital for a voluntary mental health evaluation.

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