October 23, 2:09 p.m.:
A contractor at a residential construction site called police when he found someone’s household trash in the commercial dumpster at his job site. Since he would have to pay to have the garbage removed, the people who dumped the garbage had trespassed and committed theft of services. Officers used the names and addresses buried amid the trash to track it back to its owner. The abashed adult explained her family was cleaning their rental unit prior to leaving the state, but had not gotten out of town fast enough. The contractor decided to not assist in a prosecution so long as the thefts of his dumpster space stopped. Toward that end, officers asked the construction crew to use the lid and lock on the dumpster at the end of the work day to deter opportunistic deposits.
October 24, 1:48 p.m.: A parent living on A Street came in to the police department to report that her son’s bicycle was missing from their yard and presumed stolen. The bike was last seen about October 21. It is a Boys Razor brand BMX style bicycle, white with green highlights and foot pegs on the front. There are no suspects, but officers are watching for the bike.
October 25, 6:20 p.m.: Police were dispatched to contact a parent who was reporting that her runaway teenaged daughter has returned home. An officer met the family and confirmed that the young lady was now physically home. The teen had violated her probation by leaving home without permission, and she was wanted on a juvenile court arrest warrant for an alcohol violation. She was arrested and booked in to Juvenile Detention.
October 25, 9:07 p.m.: Blaine Police were assisted by U.S. Border Patrol agents when they responded to a report of a disorderly person at a restaurant lounge in downtown Blaine. They contacted a belligerent drunk at the business, and learned from witnesses that the stranger had come in to the eatery and threatened to assault an employee for no apparent reason. The drunk directed his confrontational behavior toward the arriving officers as they investigated the incident. The problem was resolved by arresting the 35-year-old Bellingham resident and booking him in to jail for misdemeanor assault, disorderly conduct, public consumption of alcohol and resisting arrest.
October 26, 12:52 p.m.: A resident on D Street called police for assistance after a verbal dispute with her roommate lead to the roomie locking her out of the house. An officer contacted the couple and remained on site until the two calmed down and reached an agreement on how to move forward.
October 26, 1:25 p.m.: A young man on O’Dell Road was a little more than startled when a large mouse popped up beside him, and fixated on his unexpected visitor. Unfortunately the gent was driving his pickup at the time, and the next thing to pop up was the much larger Puget Power light pole that he crashed in to while trying to come to grips with the rodent. Man and mouse survived the collision, but the motorist’s desire to exterminate his passenger was overcome by his need to first extinguish his vehicle, because a fire erupted following the wreck. The Blaine officer who arrived at the scene discovered that the truck had careened out of the city limits and into the county’s jurisdiction before crashing and catching fire, so the final twist of bad luck in the long mouse tale fell to the sheriff’s deputy to respond and fit the entire adventure into a traffic collision report.