Blaine Police Reports: September 8-12

September 8, 4:39 p.m.: Blaine Police were dispatched to a report of possible child abuse. A woman called after watching two teenage girls push a 4-year-old girl in a stroller into a ditch. The little girl began to scream and cry as the teens apparently laughed. The woman confronted the teens and called police. An officer arrived and spoke to the teens and victim who were all siblings. The teens said they had been pushing the stroller for a while as a game until the last time when the stroller went into the ditch. The 4-year-old had minor scrapes. Police cleared after a safety briefing with all involved.

September 8, 5:55 p.m.: A person called to report a man and his dog were blocking a parking slot in front of a restaurant. Officers arrived and contacted the dog owner who had already moved away from the parking slot by the time the police arrived. The dog’s owner said his dog needed to rest because she is old and did not want to force her to move any further. He apologized for any inconvenience.

September 8, 7:52 p.m.: A person reported they could hear two people yelling at each other in a house next door. Officers arrived and contacted a person at thehouse who said she had been in a verbal argument with her husband, but he had left to calm down. Officer contacted the husband byphone who also stated he and his wife had only been in a verbal argument, and he decided to leave before the argument becameworse. Officers determined there was only a verbal argument and no one was assaulted nor anything damaged during the dispute.

September 8, 10:35 p.m.: Blaine police responded to a gas station where there was a report of diesel fuel spillage.  An officer arrived on scene and directed traffic around the spill until NWFRS arrived. NWFRS then contained and cleared up the spill per their protocol.  The officer cleared without further action.

September 9, 1:20 a.m.: Blaine police responded to a business for a fight that was in progress.  Officer arrived within minutes and found that all of the people involved had already fled the scene. A witness stated that an unknown man from Oregon had punched another patron for unknown reasons. There was another report of a separate incident that occurred outside of the business that was described as a brawl, but there were no witnesses or any victims to report what had transpired.  Officer cleared.

September 9, 9:57 p.m.: Blaine police responded to a marina for a report of a collision between two boats. One boat was trying to park in its slip and crashed into a boat that was parked in the adjacent slip, causing the parked boat’s motor to break off and submerge into the water. The officer took a report of the incident, provided case numbers to the involved parties and ensured that the parties exchanged information.

September 10, 12:44 a.m.: A person on Bell Road reported she was sitting in her house when she heard three shots fired from a gun. She stated it sounded like the gun was fired somewhere in front of the Blaine Towing impound yard.  She stated that right after the shots were fired she heard a vehicle head out of the Blaine Towing parking lot and travel north on Peace Portal Drive. Officers quickly arrived and searched the area, but could not find any evidence of a firearm being discharged. No vehicle was located in the area.

September 10, 12:55 a.m.: While in the area on another complaint an officer was notified by a Border Patrol Agent he had just observed a possibly intoxicated driver.  When the officer contacted the vehicle and its driver a few minutes later, it was parked diagonally in the grass facing the opposite direction of traffic.  Following an investigation, the 49- year-old man from Maple Falls was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail on charges of DUI.

September 10, 4:00 a.m.: A man reported he parked his truck near his residence a couple of nights ago, and yesterday evening he noticed someone had siphoned about 20 gallons of diesel fuel from the truck. The man requested extra patrol until he is able to purchase a new locking gas cap.

September 10, 10:00 a.m.: A business requested police trespass a disorderly subject from their property.  The person was contacted and told that he could not return to the business or its property.  The person agreed to stay away from the business, and officers cleared.

September 10, 3:15 p.m.: An officer responded to a road rage incident that occurred on I5 and ended in a physical altercation on the off ramp at Exit 274.  One person stated he was assaulted by another man who was upset over actions that occurred on I5.  The reporting person went to the hospital with complaints of shoulder pain.  There are currently no suspects in this case, but the suspect vehicle is described as a newer model Volkswagon station wagon with bright green rims.

September 10, 9:30 p.m.: Officers responded to a welfare check at a local business. Officers determined a transient male had been using a business’s bathroom for a bath. No probable cause for any crime was determined and the business did not wish the man to be trespassed. The man stated the would probably be looking for some property where he could spend the night. The man was advised of another option and provided with a courtesy ride to a local mission.

September 11, 3:52 p.m.: A person reported hearing what she believed was a gunshot in the area of Lincoln Park. Officers responded to investigate and discovered the noise was coming from a nearby construction site where workers were throwing plywood on the roof.

September 11, 3:56 p.m.: A complaint was received regarding a tractor trailer parked in front of a fire hydrant. The vehicle owner was contacted.  A representative of the company advised they would have the vehicle moved shortly.

September 11, 5:40 p.m.: Officers responded to a residential alarm in the 9100 Block of Aerie Lane. Prior to arrival the homeowner called and advised it was likely a contractor working on the home, but requested police check the residence anyway. An officer was able to confirm it was a contractor working on the home.

September 12, 12:57 a.m.: Officers responded to an aid call.  A 26-year-old was hemorrhaging from a leg wound. Officers arrived and found the bleeding to be non-life threatening and under control. Officers monitored the patient until aid was on scene. Officers cleared when no further assistance was needed.

September 12, 7:50 a.m.: Officers took a suspicious circumstance/missing person report by phone. The reporting party said his friend stayed in Blaine a few days before on his way to Canada. He had not heard from his friend in a few days. Officers contacted the reporting party a few hours later. The reporting party said that he was able to contact his friend who was ok.

September 12, 8:06 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of 8th Street for a complaint of loud music coming from a vehicle. Officers contacted a male near an open vehicle. The music was not loud and it is unknown if it was the subject vehicle that caused the complaint to be generated. The source of the loud noise was not located.

September 12, 1:47 p.m.: A person reported seeing someone pull something out of a garbage can at a gas station.  The witness was concerned there might be an illegal exchange of some sort occurring. Blaine Police and Border Patrol responded to the area but did not locate the vehicle or anything suspicious, and there were no warrants associated with the vehicle.

September 12, 2:11 p.m.: This office received a complaint about a boat and trailer that had been parked on the public right of way for a couple of weeks.  An officer tagged the vehicle with a 72-hour parking notice and marked it with a vehicle marker.

September 12, 3:25 p.m.: Officers responded to a reported theft of oysters in the 600 block of Peace Portal. The business only wanted the suspect trespassed from their business. Officers contacted the man and issued him a verbal trespass warning.

 

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