February 1, 8:44 a.m.:
An officer responded to a homeowner’s call for assistance when the resident could not locate the source of an obnoxious persistent buzzing noise inside her house. Together they were able to narrow the list of potential culprits down to a single misbehaving appliance. Once again it turned out that the guilty party was the normally quiet one that you’d least suspect.
February 1, 9:46 a.m.:
A concerned parent called police when she found three ATM bank cards bearing a name she did not recognize in her child’s bedroom. An officer collected the cards and learned from the issuing bank that they had been cancelled back in December after the owner reported that he had lost his wallet. No suspicious transactions were associated with the cards, which were returned to the issuing bank for destruction.
February 1, 12:29 p.m.:
Officers were dispatched to a fight at a residence and found the remains of a domestic violence incident involving malicious mischief. A parent and teenager had argued over the boy’s discipline, and the youth punched a hole in a bedroom wall before fleeing the house. Officers could not locate him at the time, but he turned himself in to police a few days later. He was booked into jail on the new vandalism charge and other active warrants outstanding for his arrest.
February 3, 8:52 a.m.:
A Blaine resident turned himself in to the police after learning that a warrant had been issued for his arrest when he failed to appear in court of a charge involving unlawful issuance of bank checks. The 23-year-old man was booked into jail pending a date with the judge.
February 3, 11:20 a.m.:
Police were called to the high school to investigate when an incident involving the theft and recovery of an MP3 player. The 18-year-old who took the device was arrested and released after being cited into court. He admitted to the theft and provided a written apology to the victim.
February 3, 1:03 p.m.:
After stopping a motorist on Peace Portal Drive for a traffic violation, police discovered that the man was wanted by the state of Wisconsin for failing to appear there on a felony probation violation charge involving child support. A Border Patrol agent provided assistance to the officer, and the 53-year-old suspect was arrested and booked into jail to await extradition.
February 4, 1:28 a.m.:
The night clerk at a gas station on H Street called 911 and hung up in the hope that police would respond to his location. It worked. Officers arrived to discover that the attendant was being confronted by an irate man who was bleeding from wounds. The gent had wandered in off the street after being assaulted, but refused medical attention and refused to say who had attacked him. He did ask for and received a ride home from the officers. In the process they were able to extract his woeful tale, which involved booze, extremely bad manners and a family brawl. Arrests and suggestions of sobriety were applied as needed to calm the household.
February 5, 1:10 a.m.:
Officers received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked outside of a business near the border late at night. The vehicle was located and its occupants were contacted. The pair had been visiting the U.S. from Canada and were on their way home when they had an irresistible urge to change into new clothes they had acquired on the visit, and they decided to make the switch in the business restroom. The two were advised that they were frightening the night clerks and left on their journey towards Canada Customs.
February 5, 5:35 p.m.:
Police were dispatched to a report of a resident suffering a noise problem. An officer checked but was unable to locate the sound. The victim explained she fears that someone is piping the noise toward her house in an attempt to harass her.
February 5, 10:09 p.m.:
Police responded to a man’s call to 911 after he had been assaulted by his girlfriend in a motel room. An investigation resulted in the arrest of the lady for domestic violence assault. The 42-year-old woman was booked into jail.
February 5, 11:30 p.m.:
Blaine Police Department responded to a noise complaint on 6th Street, where a resident was
complaining that a neighbor kept revving his car engine even after she asked him to stop so she could sleep. She felt the man was also responsible for her cat being run over in the alley behind her home. Police contacted the neighbor, who was working on a vehicle engine outside his home. He was advised it was too late at night to be making engine noise, and he agreed to call it a night. He was asked about and denied running over his neighbor’s cat, saying that he loved cats.
February 5, 11:50 p.m.:
Police responded to a report of an occupied suspicious vehicle parked near a business late at night. The occupant was contacted and he explained he was living in his van and planned to be in the area for just a little while. He said he had been hiding from outlaws for years and years, and Blaine seemed to be a safe haven for the moment. The man agreed to change locations so the business nearby could enjoy the same feeling of safety.
February 6, 8:25 p.m.: An officer contacted a man in front of the police station, where he was asking for help getting to Bellingham, after being deported from Canada. The gentleman turned out to be wanted by the state of Oregon Parole Board on a felony warrant for parole violation. He was provided a ride to Bellingham and a safe warm room in jail, quadruple occupancy.