Blaine Police Department reports: February 16-21

February 16, 10:06 a.m.: Officer was dispatched to a welfare check when a neighbor was not seen for the last two weeks and lives alone. Officer was about to knock at the door when the person exited the door. They stated they were just staying inside out of the snow, however, appreciated their neighbor’s concern.

February 16, 5:55 p.m.: Officers stopped a vehicle for failing to signal. While the vehicle yielded for the officer, it struck another parked vehicle. The damage was non reportable and officers facilitated an exchange of information between the owners. The driver was given a warning for failing to signal and officers cleared.

February 17, 3:09 p.m.: Blaine police were called to the 1600 block of Kingsley Avenue for a report of homeowner having issues with a guest. It was determined that the homeowner became upset at the guest for not picking up after herself. Nothing criminal was determined to have occurred and all parties agreed to be more civil for the remainder of the day. The guest advised they planned on finding other living arrangements in the future.

February 18, 9:05 a.m.: Concerned parents came to the police department to report possible social media harassment. Officer reviewed the information, and although harassing in nature, found it does not meet the elements of the crime of harassment. Additionally, the alleged suspect lives in Florida. However, officer will follow up with the school the next school day and provide the school with the juvenile names involved to ensure there is not undisclosed harassment occurring at the school related to this incident.

February 18, 2:43 p.m.: Officer stopped a vehicle for 60 plus mph over the posted speed limit of 35 mph on Peace Portal Drive. Upon contacting the driver, the officer discovered the elderly driver was not only recklessly driving, but admitted to knowing they were speeding to “beat the train” but, “didn’t know they were going that fast.” Although reckless driving was a very suitable citation, officer issued the person an infraction for negligent driving, no proof of vehicle insurance, expired registration over two months and will be forwarding the case to the Department of Licensing for a driver’s retake exam.

February 18, 3:31 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a verbal domestic. Officers spoke with both parties and determined it was only a verbal argument. Both parties were encouraged to avoid each other.

February 20, 4:39 p.m.: A woman discovered a wallet outside of the Blaine Library. The wallet was turned into police. Police are attempting to contact the owner to pick up the wallet.

February 20, 5 p.m.: Officers responded to a non-injury, blocking collision. A semi-tractor trailer attempted to make a turn from the wrong lane. A passenger vehicle was caught between the semi and a curb. Officers provided traffic control until the vehicles could be removed from the roadway and WSP could arrive. Officers cleared after no further assistance was needed.

February 21, 9:55 a.m.: Officers responded to the Peace Arch Point of Entry for a report of a domestic violence assault that previously occurred. Officers arrived and determined, after investigating all crimes, that the crimes that were committed occurred in Canada. Officers documented everything and assisted the individual with contacting Canadian police to report the assault. Officers cleared with no further incident.

February 21, 10:43 a.m.: Two female students were threatening each other over social media. An officer was informed by the vice principal, but the victim has yet to decide if she wishes to press charges. the victim is also moving out of state within the week.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.