Blaine Police Department reports: June 7-13

June 7, 6:30 p.m.: An officer spotted and contacted a man standing on the Burlington Northern right-of-way near Marine Drive, swinging a golf club. The wayward golfer explained he’d been having a bad day and was relieving his stress with a nine iron. When he was advised that the railroad No Trespassing policy did not have an exemption for the situation, the gentleman agreed to be teed off somewhere safer.

June 8, 2:17 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision on Peace Portal Drive downtown and arrived to find a damaged car and truck pulled over to the curb. The auto had turned east from Peace Portal onto Clark Street, failing to yield to the truck heading north on Peace Portal. Officers completed the needed reports and cited the car’s driver for failure to yield while turning.

June 8, 4:04 p.m.: Police were contacted by a resident requesting assistance with ongoing harassment reportedly coming from multiple parties in Washington and Canada. An officer interviewed the reporting party and found the incidents described did not rise to a criminal offense. The parameters were explained, and the person will re-contact police with additional information to document the problem in the event a crime occurs.

June 9, 1:03 p.m.: About 1 a.m. police received multiple reports of a woman screaming in a residential area. An officer followed the noise to its intoxicated source. Once calmed, the lady explained she had woken up in her home to discover her boyfriend and dog were both missing, and was now trying to find them. Ultimately she accepted that it was best for her to go back inside and await her housemate. Coincidentally and several blocks away came a passerby report of an intoxicated man stumbling down the street after an untethered dog. Neither man nor beast were making extraordinary noise, however, and were not located.

June 9, 7:45 a.m.: Police were dispatched to domestic violence incident in progress at an apartment. They arrived and interviewed witnesses and determined that there was no evidence that a criminal offense had occurred. The involved parties parted ways for the time being and officers cleared.

June 9, 2:39 p.m.: Passing Customs and Border Protection personnel called to report a multiple semi-truck collision on SR 543 north of H Street, with multiple significant injuries and one driver trapped in his vehicle. Blaine police, border patrol agents, Washington State Patrol and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue responded to the scene to assist the CBP officers on-site. The northbound SR 543 lanes were closed for about four hours while WSP completed their investigation and cleared the wrecked vehicles from the roadway.

June 9, 4:34 p.m.: A resident on Cedar Street reported a vehicle in front of their home had been prowled the previous evening. A car stereo, backpack and keys were stolen from the locked car.

June 9, 8:07 p.m.: Employees requested officers remove a troublesome guest from their business. The person left without incident, and was permanently trespassed from the establishment. Officers cleared without incident.

June 9, 8:30 p.m.: A resident called police to report an abandoned bicycle. An officer contacted the resident and took custody of the Huffy single-speed boy’s bike. It was impounded and will be disposed of according to law unless the owner can be located.

June 10, 7:56 a.m.: Police were dispatched to the 1300 block of Wilson Avenue for a noise violation and arrived to find construction workers pounding nails into the roof of a home being built there. Officers advised the crew that construction noise was not permitted until 9 a.m. The team apologized for the oversight and complied.

June 10, 3:35 p.m.: U.S. Customs at the Peace Arch port of entry reported that while interviewing a person who was applying for entry in to the U.S. they discovered the traveler’s driving privileges in the states had been suspended by the Washington Department of Licensing. Blaine Police were called, and an officer responded and confirmed the suspension. The motorist was arrested for driving while license suspended and released with a criminal citation and mandatory court date.

June 10, 2:35 p.m.: Passersby called to report a dark-colored SUV was driving down the street with four subjects hanging on the vehicle’s sides wearing ski masks and holding what they hoped were just large nerf guns. An officer located the SUV and several teenagers; they were making a movie for a high school project. They apologized for upsetting anyone with their ill-advised activity. The officer contacted the driver’s parents to ask for assistance reinforcing the warning, and the parent agreed to contact the other guardians.

June 10, 9:55 p.m.: Police received a theft report after someone broke into a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Marine Drive and stole a woman’s wallet from a purse inside. The victim reported that the vehicle had been locked when left, but the wallet was gone upon their return approximately an hour later. No suspects have been identified.

June 11, 11:27 a.m.: Blaine Police were dispatched by an anonymous person to the 800 block of Peace Portal Drive to a report that a person was possibly using drugs in a parking lot. Police contacted the subject and determined no drugs were present. They cleared after determining no crime had been committed.

June 11, 5:50 p.m.: Officers contacted an adult couple having a loud conversation. Officers contacted the two, both agreed to separate to maintain public peace. Officers were later contacted by the woman’s mother, who was requesting a welfare check. Officers relocated the woman and provided a courtesy transport to her mother’s residence.

June 12, 12:26 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Peace Portal for a suicidal subject. The subject was located and agreed to speak with a mental health professional. The subject was driven by her family to the hospital.

June 12, 2:55 p.m.: While working school zone traffic enforcement, officers observed a vehicle whose registered owner showed a status of driving with license suspended third. The officers stopped the vehicle and the driver identified as the owner. The driver was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date. The driver was also issued a citation for no insurance. A licensed driver was located to remove the vehicle from the roadway.

June 12, 3:57 p.m.: A passerby discovered a purse at a local park. The good Samaritan turned the purse into the police for return to the owner. The owner was contacted and retrieved the purse. The owner was very appreciative of the good Samaritan.

June 12, 11:08 p.m.: Blaine officers contacted two people in Salishan Park at about 11 p.m. The man and woman were advised about the frequent complaints police have been receiving about late night visitors of the park. The couple was warned about parks closing after dark.

June 13, 1 p.m.: Blaine Police responded to the 500 block of C Street to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in an odd location. Police ran the VIN and determined the vehicle had been stolen out of California. Several items of evidentiary value were seized and the vehicle was impounded.

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