January 8, 10:26 a.m.: Blaine police assisted a woman with a courtesy ride to her home. The woman had been involved in a verbal argument with her husband the night before. An officer drove the woman home and stood by as she collected her credit cards, IDs and car keys. The woman then drove to her doctor’s office. Police cleared.
January 8, 4:54 p.m.; A man called police to report being kidnapped and assaulted with a firearm from a location in Blaine. The man said he was blindfolded and taken by vehicle to a field in Ferndale. The man never provided a written statement. Police investigated and were unable to find any evidence that this incident actually occurred. Case is closed pending further information. (Chief’s note: The officer did a great job in investigating this case and it was reviewed by a supervisor. There is no evidence of a crime at this time.)
January 10, 1:50 p.m.: A Blaine resident came into the police department to report he was being blackmailed via email. The blackmailer threatened to release photographs of the complainant viewing embarrassing websites. Officers advised the complainant the email is likely a scam and to not release any personal information to the scammer. Officers further advised the individual to change any passwords he may have. Officers cleared with no further incident.
January 10, 7:41 p.m.: Officers responded to the Peace Arch point of entry for minors in possession of alcohol. Officers cited the minors for possession. They were released with a court date.
January 11, 8:38 a.m.: Officers took a theft of a motor vehicle complaint from a Blaine resident. Blaine officers and Whatcom County sheriff deputies located the suspect and arrested the individual for the vehicle theft and a felony Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office warrant. Officers transported and booked the individual into Whatcom County Jail.
January 12, 3:46 p.m.: Officers working traffic enforcement observed a vehicle speeding. Officers stopped the vehicle and determined the driver had a suspended license status. Officers arrested, cited and released the individual with a mandatory court date. Officers allowed the individual to contact a valid driver to retrieve the vehicle. Officers cleared with no further incident.
January 13, 3:13 a.m.: A vehicle was stolen from the 800 Block of Adelia Street. A signed stolen report was completed and the vehicle information was broadcast to other local agencies. Officers searched the local jurisdiction but were unable to locate the vehicle. The WSP later found the vehicle abandoned.
January 13, 12:37 p.m.: Blaine police were dispatched to a report of two juveniles in an alley hiding under a tree. The reporting party allegedly overheard one say, “I’m gonna get a rock.” An officer arrived to find three juveniles under a tree, one holding a glass marijuana bong. The juvenile in possession of the bong was detained and released to his parents. The glass bong was destroyed.
January 13, 1:13 p.m.: Blaine police were dispatched to a motel after staff found the motel room had been destroyed by former guests. The carpeting, linoleum flooring and two mattresses would need to be replaced. The total value of the damage is believed to be about $1,660. Charges will be forwarded to the Whatcom County Prosecutor’s Office as the whereabouts of the suspect(s) are unknown.
January 13, 3:06 p.m.: Blaine police were called to a motel for a report of a man selling drugs out of his motel room. The man had an extraditable warrant out of Missouri and was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail. The investigation of selling drugs is still under investigation.
January 14, 6:35 p.m.: Blaine police were called to the I-5 overpass at Hughes Avenue for a report of a man leaning over the bridge. An officer located the man, who told the officer he was just trying to walk to Ferndale. The man was offered a ride but he declined. The man was also warned about walking around in the fog at night, as it is a dangerous thing to do. The man continued his trek eastbound onto Sweet Road.