Blaine Police Department reports: July 7-11

July 7, 12:25 p.m.: Officers were notified aid personnel were responding to the 1700 block of H Street for an unconscious male in a business. Officer arrived as the man was getting into his truck to drive away. Employees in the business were concerned for his safety. Officer contacted the man before he could drive away, so the fire department could make sure he was OK to drive. The fire department arrived and determined it was probably not safe to drive. The man agreed to let the fire department transport him home.

July 7, 12:56 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a business on Marine Drive regarding a customer/business dispute over funds due. The business has been losing money because the vessel in dry dock has been taking too long to make repairs. Officers determined the incident was civil in nature, and the business was advised to consult an attorney.

July 8, 9:04 a.m.: The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from Blaine Police in setting up a search perimeter in the Birch Bay area for an individual who had fled on foot from a stolen vehicle. Blaine officers maintained the perimeter, and deputies apprehended the suspect a short time later.

July 8, 10:10 a.m.: Officers patrolling Semiahmoo observed a liquor law violation after coming across a campsite that had been set up in the county park on Semiahmoo Parkway. A number of beer bottles, a box of wine and a half empty bottle of hard liquor was sitting out in the open of a rock-filled median. Contact was made with the vehicle’s occupants. The Canadian residents stated they had been married the previous evening on the beach and hadn’t given a second thought that they and their wedding party were violating a number of laws. The newlyweds were given a warning, as they promptly cleaned up their belongings. Apparently the serene views and lack of signage were too inviting not to pass up.

July 8, 8:35 p.m.: A man turned over an Alaska driver’s license he had found. The officer took possession of the license and will try to return it to the owner. If he does not come looking for the license, it will be mailed to his DOL-listed address.

July 9, 6:20 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of 15th Street for a reported verbal argument overheard by neighbors. Police contacted the involved parties and determined nothing physical had occurred. The residents were warned to maintain an appropriate level of volume, especially in the early morning hours. No criminal actions were observed.

July 9, 4:18 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of vandalism. Three “No Parking Fire Lane” signs were removed and damaged. At this time there are no suspects or witnesses.

July 9, 4:18 p.m.: Officers responded to the Peace Arch port of entry for a driver with a suspended license. The U.S. citizen was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date. No legal driver was available to respond within a reasonable amount of time, so the vehicle was towed and impounded by Blaine Towing.

July 9, 8:32 p.m.: A man was turned back from Canada after accidentally bringing his unloaded sidearm with him. The man willingly surrendered his firearm to Blaine Police for training purposes, in lieu of destruction. He then continued on his northerly travels.

July 9, 10:49 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a verbal domestic dispute in progress. Both parties were contacted. The male party had a pistol on his person, but he never made any threats with the firearm. The dispute started when the female discovered the male had been cheating on her. The two argued in a vehicle traveling westbound on H Street. The male said he wanted to exit the vehicle, but his now ex-girlfriend, who was driving, would not let him. The female admitted to taking him home instead of letting him walk along rural H Street after 10 p.m. due to the obvious safety risk. Charges of unlawful imprisonment are not expected. Police cleared without incident.

July 10, 3:20 a.m.: An officer on patrol noticed a vehicle parked in the early morning hours next to a city park in a residential neighborhood. The vehicle was occupied by four subjects with criminal histories, suspended driver’s statuses and no good excuse for being parked there. None of the occupants, including the registered owner of the vehicle, had a warrant for their arrest. All occupants were told to walk to their nearby home since none could legally drive. Police cleared without incident.

July 10, 11:04 a.m.: A business called to request police trespass an unwanted guest. Officers arrived and contacted the out-of-state visitor at the bus stop. The man wasn’t quite sure why he was being trespassed as he had done nothing wrong. He also felt that the store employee was being too aggressive. An officer issued the individual a trespass warning, and he stated he was on his way to Bellingham.

July 10, 11:47 a.m.: 911 received a call about a man lying on the ground in the area of 3rd and C streets. There was concern the man might be in need of aid. An officer responded to check the man’s welfare and found he was in good health and did not want any assistance. Several calls were received regarding the man throughout the day, but he was very clear he did not want or require aid or police assistance.

July 10, 4:07 p.m.: A citizen reported someone had written swear words in chalk on the street in front of his home. The man requested area checks of the neighborhood by police to deter the offender from striking again.

July 10, 8:45 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of a person walking around a business area cussing and yelling. Officers contacted a transient male and offered him a ride to the Lighthouse Mission. The man accepted the ride and officers cleared without further incident.

July 11, 12:50 a.m.: Officers on patrol observed a bonfire in a park after hours. The people were notified they were trespassing, as the park was closed. They all agreed to extinguish the fire and vacate the park.

July 11, 9:25 a.m: An officer discovered someone had deposited a jug of urine in the roadway on Boblett Street at Ludwick. The officer donned his personal protective equipment and removed the unwholesome substance, depositing it in a proper receptacle. The icky littering offender was not located.

July 11, 12:19 p.m.: An officer responded to the intersection of SR543 and H Street for a minor collision. A semi-truck struck the rear of a sport utility vehicle while travelling at a low speed, causing damage. Officers documented the incident and assisted the involved parties in transferring information.

July 11, 1:25 p.m.: A Blaine resident called to report that the family dog escaped from home. When the officer arrived to obtain more details he learned the animal had returned home and was no longer AWOL. The officer cleared with no further action taken.

July 11, 7:08 p.m.: Officers were notified of two suspicious youths in a residential area. Local residents did not recognize them as living in the area. When confronted, the two gave a vague reason for knocking on the doors of houses they did not live at. Officers checked the area, but the pair left before officers could speak with them.

July 11, 10:04 p.m.: Officers responded to a residence after one occupant called to report having been assaulted. An investigation revealed an assault had occurred between roommates, resulting in the arrest of a 23-year-old man. He was booked into Whatcom County Jail.

July 11, 9:35 p.m.: A person reported that someone had stolen her iPhone, NEXUS card and driver’s license from the beach by the Dakota Creek Kayak launch area. No witnesses to the crime were located.

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