June 13: A citizen reported finding a dead animal in a dumpster in the 1500 block of Odell Road. Officers checked with an employee at the business and determined no one at the business knew how the animal got there. The Whatcom Humane Society responded and picked up the animal for proper disposal.
June 12: A woman reported observing the theft of a large antique anchor from a closed business in the 200 block of Marine Drive. The witness was able to provide a description of the suspects and their vehicle. The investigation is continuing.
June 12: A man called police because the wife of one of his employees was continually calling the business and making threats toward him. Apparently she believes the company is destroying her marriage. Officers spoke to the woman and warned her not to contact the company again.
June 12: A citizen reported someone walking between houses in the 300 block of H Street in the early hours of the morning. Officers contacted the highly intoxicated man who was pounding on a door to a closed business. The man thought that he was at his own house. Due to the man’s level of intoxication, officers had aid personnel check on the man’s condition. He was determined to be all right medically and officers provided him with a courtesy ride to his residence where a sober adult was standing by.
June 11: Officers responded to a domestic violence incident in the 200 block of D Street where a man smashed the front windows at his former girlfriend’s apartment and cut both of his arms. The woman was not injured and ran from the apartment to call police. The man was arrested without incident, his wounds were treated and he was booked into Whatcom County Jail.
June 10: A person in the 300 block of H Street called police after learning someone was using his e-mail account to violate a domestic violence order. He notified police of the activity, because he did not want to get into trouble. The protected person in the order has not reported a violation to police as of this date.
June 9: Officers were dispatched to a report of a fight between two drivers near the border. Officers arrived and found the trucks and people involved had left the area. The two drivers were located and an investigation revealed the argument had been only verbal.
June 9: Officers were dispatched to the Boys and Girls club at closing time to assist with a seven-year-old boy who had not been picked up as scheduled. The boy’s father was supposed to have picked him up but then called and told the boy to walk home. An officer responded to the boy’s residence and determined the boy’s father was not there. A family friend was contacted at the house, and she agreed to pick up the boy. This is not the first time the boy has been left to find his own way home. This report will be forwarded to CPS.
June 8: A man in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive called police to report a violation of a no contact order. An officer contacted the victim who said he received two phone calls from his ex-girlfriend just hours after she was warned by police that future contact would result in arrest. Charges for violating the court order have been forwarded to the prosecutor for review.
June 8: A high school student reported the theft of her purse from a school counselor’s office. The student recovered the purse a short time later in a school bathroom, but the contents were missing. There are no known suspects or witnesses to the theft. The school is aware of the incident. Loss is estimated at $40.
June 8: Officers responded to a report of a young male wrapped in plastic on a city sidewalk in the 1000 block of H Street. Officers found the young man (the victim of a practical joke by his brother) cocooned from shoulders to ankles in cling wrap. The boy was still fresh upon being freed by police.
June 7: Officers responded to an aid call in the 5400 block of Canvasback Road with an initial report that a man had fallen and was having difficulty breathing. The status of the man’s condition changed and CPR was initiated by a person at the residence. Medical personnel strenuously attempted to revive the man but efforts were unsuccessful.
June 7: A woman called police when she discovered that her vehicles had been broken into in the 1400 block of Madison Avenue. Two cell phones were stolen. The case is under investigation.
June 7: A business owner in the 200 block of C Street contacted the Blaine police department to report that a transient has been sleeping on his property. The man requested extra patrol in the evening and early morning hours and asked that officers trespass the transient if he is found on the property again.
June 7: A person reported his car had been prowled in the 500 block of H Street. Officers processed the car and are following up on possible suspects. The estimated loss in damage to the vehicle is $5,000.
June 7: A person in the 1000 block of Adelia Street called police when they noticed their truck had been prowled. A pellet rifle was stolen from the truck. Officers are investigating.
June 7: Officers conducted a neighborhood canvas while investigating several reported car prowls. Officers found evidence of multiple additional car prowls, but determined nothing was stolen during those incidents. The victims were notified.
June 6: An officer assisted a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer by checking a driver who appeared to be impaired. The officer discovered the driver had not been drinking, but was suffering from sleep deprivation. The driver took a short nap and continued his journey to Bellingham.