October 8, 5:18 p.m.: Police were called to a report that a man wanted a woman evicted from his commercial truck parked on Ludwick Avenue. The arriving officers learned that the long-haul trucker had met the lady several days earlier in Seattle. She liked his big rig and he liked her company. Sadly, he’d just found out that the lady was now attracted to another trucker’s rig even more. Police kept the peace while she moved her assets out of his vehicle, in preparation for hitting the road with her next former partner in waiting.
October 8, 7:30 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a collision on H Street east of the truck route where two vehicles collided while both were turning right onto Grant Avenue. The arriving officers determined both vehicles suffered substantial damage and a state report was required, though no injuries were sustained. The primary cause of the crash was one driver’s decision to cut over into the right of way of the other car while attempting a last minute turn from the far lane. The motorist was cited for the violation.
October 8, 9:50 p.m.: White Rock RCMP advised Blaine PD they were searching Boundary Bay and the adjoining shorelines for crab fisher who had not returned since leaving South Surrey in a canoe, intending to check his crab pots. Blaine officers and border patrol agents searched the shoreline on the U.S. side of Boundary Bay, Drayton Harbor and Semiahmoo spit overnight. They gathered no nibbles on the crabber’s whereabouts.
October 9, 6:29 p.m.: Police received a report that an adult woman had made a spectacle of herself while yelling obscenities at two teenaged girls inside a store on H Street. The suspect had already left the scene, and officers interviewed witnesses who reported the woman had even followed the girls outside when they tried to leave, and continued yelling at them outside the business. Police obtained statements from the victim and witness, and filed a case report with the city prosecutor for review of disorderly conduct charges.
October 10, 8:57 a.m.: While performing a school zone emphasis patrol, police stopped a driver whose vehicle bore expired tabs, and determined the motorist’s drivers license also was suspended. Officers arrested, cited and released the driver for the criminal license violation and released her pending her appearance in court. She also received an infraction for operating a vehicle without insurance and a written warning for the expired vehicle registration. Her vehicle was impounded as no licensed driver was available.
October 10, 11:24 a.m.: A passerby called to ask for the city’s assistance regarding a man who frequently walks his dog in a residential neighborhood and just as frequently fails to collect the dog’s deposits. A police officer contacted the dog walker and reminded him of the laws that formalize every pet owner’s responsibility to clean up after their animal. He appreciated the one-time reminder in lieu of citation.
October 10, 2:53 p.m.: Police were dispatched to Blaine High School to talk to a student who was possibly in possession of stolen property. The arriving officer contacted the student, and he admitted that he had skipped a class and ended up at a nearby store where he stole some candy bars and other food items. An investigation report was completed for referred to the juvenile prosecutor for possession of stolen property. Eight chocolate bars and three tins of beef jerky were returned to the store.
October 10, 5:48 p.m.: Police were called to a grocery store on H Street after employees there caught a man who was in the process of shoplifting $120 worth of grocery items, most of it alcohol. The 74-year-old Blaine resident was arrested, cited, and released pending his mandatory appearance at a court hearing.
October 10, 11:10 p.m.: Police contacted a motorist whose vehicle had broken down along Peace Portal near Mitchell Avenue. An officer was not able to resuscitate the auto, and gave the British Columbia resident a ride to a service station where he could at least get warm and wait for a tow truck while sipping fresh coffee.
October 11, 8:26 a.m.: A man arrived at his workplace at 8 a.m. and was opening up the office when he spotted an intruder just leaving a vehicle that was stored in the company’s secure parking area. He called to the suspect, who sprinted off the property towards an adjacent wooded lot. Police arrived on scene within a few minutes but the suspect had already made his getaway. Several pieces of property including a flat screen TV and bicycle parts had been taken from the storage area before the burglary was interrupted. Most if not all of it was found hidden in nearby underbrush by the officers and border patrol agents searching for the suspect. Investigation continues.
October 11, 2:49 p.m.: An officer responded to a report of a noxious odor in a residential neighborhood and immediately recognized the scent as natural gas. The fire department arrived and shut off the natural gas line. It turned out that a homeowner had disconnected a service line at his residence, not realizing that this would open a route for gas to vent from the supply line. A gas line professional was called to cap the line so that service could be restored.
October 11, 2:56 p.m.: A concerned passerby called police to report that a dog had merged onto Interstate Five southbound from milepost 276. Despite his German shepherd engineering the canine could not get his four legged RPM up to freeway speed and was obstructing traffic. Though too slow for the car lanes, he was more than fast enough to stay ahead of the concerned motorists and responding officers who tried to corral him. In the end they settled for herding the little doggie away from the freeway at the truck route off-ramp. Animal control officers took up the chase at that point, hoping to follow the canine home.
October 11, 3:28 p.m.: A woman came in to report that her son’s bike was stolen from the Blaine High School parking lot. A day later, a police officer arrested a sixteen-year-old boy for possession of the stolen bicycle and a juvenile court felony warrant. A possession of stolen property case report was prepared and forwarded the juvenile prosecutor’s office. The suspect was booked into juvenile detention for the warrant, and the recovered $140 bicycle was released to its owner.
October 11, 6:05 p.m.:
An officer responded to a report of a collision in a business parking lot. The officer found a two-car crash that occurred when a vehicle trying to leave its parking space backed into another vehicle exiting the parking lot. The officer helped the drivers exchange information for their insurance companies and called a tow truck for one of the vehicles.
October 12, 6:10 a.m.: A man and woman got into an argument at the motel where they were both staying. The argument deteriorated into an assault, with the woman shoving and choking the victim. Police were called to the scene – they investigated and arrested the 22-year-old Blaine resident.
October 14, 3:27 p.m.: A homeowner called after observing a person who seemed out of place in the area going door to door, and noticing that the man appeared to only be going to elderly persons’ houses. An officer contacted the wanderer a few blocks away and found out that he was a college student and part of political group passing out informational flyers. The person was advised of the concerns he had raised and was left to continue his canvassing.
October 14, 8:20 p.m.: A concerned employee at a business on H Street called police about a man was appeared extremely intoxicated and was attempting to leave the area in his vehicle. Police officers arrived and found the intoxicated man behind the wheel of his running vehicle. The 22-year-old Custer resident was arrested for DUI and booked into jail after processing.
October 15, 5:42 p.m.: An officer attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on H Street. The driver sped up, ran a stop sign, and made a quick left turn into an alleyway while attempting to evade police contact. It turned out that the motorist had a suspended driver’s license. He was arrested and cited for the license violation, negligent eluding and speeding, and released
with a mandatory court appearance date. His vehicle was impounded and towed from the scene.
October 16, 9:14 a.m.: An officer was flagged down at the scene of a collision at the corner of Marine Drive and McMillan Avenue. A commercial truck driver had accidentally struck the front passenger’s side bumper of another commercial truck. The damage to both vehicles was minor but still estimated to be more than $1,000. Police completed a collision report and both drivers were allowed to go on their way.