Blaine Police Department reports: June 21-27

June 21, 11:54 a.m.: An employee at the H Street Chevron called to report a found wallet with money inside. An officer responded to take custody of the wallet and its contents. The very grateful owner was located and intends to pick up the wallet on his return trip home to Canada. The original good Samaritan finder was not contacted, but it is suspected karma will reward him.

June 21, 3:38 p.m.: Multiple callers contacted the police department to report a white pick-up truck with an attached trailer had struck a stop sign and continued driving toward the southbound entrance of I-5. Washington State Patrol contacted the driver in Bellingham near Slater Road. The driver admitted to striking the sign, but claimed he was waiting for a safe place to pull over to report it. He can expect to receive a summons by mail at his home in Longview.

June 21, 8:35 p.m.: Officers received multiple reports of a person that appeared to be intoxicated attempting to walk on H Street. The man was reported to be stumbling into traffic. An officer responded and located the man just as he took a tumble into some bushes on the south side of H Street. The man stated he suffered from some nerve damage that made it difficult to walk, but he also admitted to having consumed too much alcohol. The officer helped the man up and gave him a ride to his apartment complex. The officer assisted the man up the stairway to his door before leaving him.

June 21, 11 p.m.: Blaine Police responded to a residence where a local man had found some suspicious items and wanted to show them to law enforcement. An officer arrived at the residence to see what the man had found but no one answered the door. The officer then cleared.

June 22, 10:23 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of H Street for a trespass request. When officers arrived they were notified by employees of the business they wanted an individual trespassed for repeatedly throwing trash on the ground in the parking lot. Officers made contact with the individual and notified him that he was indefinitely trespassed from the premises.

June 23, 8:57 a.m.: An officer responded to a report of several burglaries that had occurred overnight in a construction area in the Semiahmoo district. Four separate units were found to have been broken into. Some of the units sustained damage, and tools and equipment were taken. The incidents are under investigation.

June 23, 1:35 p.m.: While on routine patrol an officer observed a vehicle quickly pull into an abandoned parking lot. After first spotting the officer, the male driver then swiftly moved away from the vehicle. The officer had the vehicle and its registered owner checked through law enforcement databases and learned there was an arrest warrant for the owner. The officer searched for the driver and located him hiding in the women’s restroom of a nearby restaurant. After verifying the driver and the wanted man were one and the same, he was arrested on the Bellingham Municipal Court warrant and booked into jail.

June 23, 4:07 p.m.: A man called 911 to report that his neighbor was running around in his yard naked. The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office was asked to assist, because Blaine officers were tied up on other calls. A Blaine officer was arriving when deputies located the suspect on his back porch. The man was wearing shorts and denied having ever been outside while nude. The britches-bearing man later filed a complaint regarding his accuser’s account of events. A lengthy, well-documented, uncivil dispute exists between the two men.

June 25, 9:56 a.m.: While on patrol an officer contacted a vehicle near a construction site in the 9000 block of Semiahmoo Parkway. Officers made contact with a man nearby who works for the company and was checking the site.

June 25, 11:20 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a neighbor dispute where two people were arguing through a window. The person on the outside slapped the window and it shattered. Officers arrived and cited the person for malicious mischief in the breaking of the window.

June 24, 2:20 p.m.: A man reported he was standing near the first parking slots next to Marine Park when a vehicle pulled up behind him and parked. The driver got out of his vehicle and pulled out what looked like a long rifle. The man walked over to the blackberry bushes and threw the rifle in. The driver got back into his vehicle and then headed north into Canada. Officers searched for the rifle, but could not get very far into the brambles. The public works crew assisted with clearing the bushes and locating the recklessly disposed of property, which turned out to be a replica firearm. Unfortunately, police were unable to identify the man to speak with him about his careless and ill-advised choice.

June 25, 6:48 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a noise ordinance violation in the 2200 block of Seaside Drive. An officer arrived and informed the construction crew that construction was not allowed on Sundays. Police cleared without incident.

June 26, 12:52 a.m.: A woman called police to report an ex-boyfriend had knocked on the door to her apartment then stood in the bushes near the door. When the woman confronted the man he said nothing and walked away. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the man.

June 26, 4:48 p.m.: A business reported the theft of a company vehicle from their parking lot. The vehicle was entered into law enforcement databases as stolen and a watch-for was disseminated to local agencies. The vehicle is described as a tan Chevy Suburban hearse with a wooden platform in the rear. There are currently no suspects in the theft. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Blaine PD.

June 26, 10:50 p.m.: A person called to report that her neighbor was outside yelling at her through the window. Officers arrived and found the yelling was the result of an earlier dispute. The reporting person did not wish to pursue any charges, but stated she may seek an anti-harassment order if the behavior continues. Officers cleared without incident.

June 27, 12:30 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a hit-and-run collision that occurred on private property. A description of the commercial vehicle was sent out and state patrol commercial vehicle officers contacted the suspect at the Bow Hill truck stop. The suspect claimed to be unaware of the accident, and that possibility was supported by the victim driver. Damage to the victim commercial vehicle was estimated to be over $1,100. Information was gathered for insurance purposes as there was no indication the drive-off was intentional.

June 27, 9:27 a.m.: An officer responded to the 1200 block of Mitchell Street for a report of a bicycle collision where the rider was without a helmet and unconscious. The officer found a 17-year-old boy had crashed and fallen off his scooter, but he had not lost consciousness. An off-duty nurse who had been driving by when the incident occurred was already with the boy and rendered aid until paramedics arrived. Aid personnel cleared the child of any serious injury. He was released to his grandmother, so she could take him to receive medical care.

June 27, 1:30 p.m.: A citizen came to the police department to complain that someone had left a large cardboard box behind his business. The citizen had conducted a lengthy investigation and told police the man he suspected of leaving the box denied the offense. An officer removed the troublesome trash and recycled it.

June 27, 2:08 p.m.: A woman reported finding a noose down on the beach. An officer responded and determined the alleged noose was a rope that had been used to secure a floating dock and was in fact located on private property. No criminal actions were observed.

June 27, 3:04 p.m.: Blaine Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of H Street where a citizen reported a “drugged out” person behind a building. Police contacted the subject and determined the behavior was related to mental health issues, not drugs. No criminal actions were observed.

June 27, 4:55 p.m.: The Peace Arch port of entry intercepted a Puyallup woman in possession of 22.5 grams of methamphetamine. An officer arrived and arrested the 48-year-old woman for possession of the drug and the paraphernalia used to smoke it. The woman was also found to be driving with a suspended license third and was charged for that as well. The woman was transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation before being cleared for jail. She was then booked into the Whatcom County Jail.

June 27, 8 p.m.: An officer responded to the 1200 block of Clyde Street for a report of a transformer possibly exploding. An officer arrived in the area, but found no signs of any transformer issues.

June 27, 9:03 p.m.: A woman reported receiving second-hand information about possible threats made towards her. The informant indicated her spouse believed she was having an affair with the reporting woman and had left their home in an extremely agitated state. The spouse had access to guns, causing the woman to be further concerned for her safety. An officer responded and determined no actual threats had been made It was determined the upset spouse was not in the area and had not actually stated an intent to visit the suspected debaucher. Both parties were advised to re-contact police if any further concerns arose.

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