Blaine Police Department reports: October 2-9

All law enforcement incidents are reviewed on a daily basis by the Blaine chief of police. Depending on the nature of the incident, the chief directs police personnel to conduct a follow-up investigation.

October 2, 4 p.m.: Blaine police were called to the 1300 block of H Street for a report of an intoxicated male walking around the area. An officer arrived and found an intoxicated male carrying a 12 pack of beer.  The man was clearly intoxicated. The officer recognized the man from previous contacts and asked if he was on probation and if he was allowed to drink alcohol. The man said that he could be but he was not drinking.  The officer offered for him to take a PBT to prove his sobriety but the man replied, “I’m not going to do that.” The man stated he was due in Blaine Municipal Court in the morning and was requesting jail time from the Judge to just be done with probation. Since the man was almost home, he was allowed to continue on his way since no crime.

October 2, 4:51 p.m.: A woman called Blaine police to report that her ex-husband was in possession of her current husbands mail. This information was provided to her by the two children they have in common while they were visiting her. An officer is investigating the allegation.

October 2, 5 p.m.: A man called Blaine police to report that his 16-year-old daughter was a runaway. The man filled out the proper paperwork and the juvenile female was listed as a runaway. She was located safe and sound in Lynden the next day and cleared out of the system.

October 2, 5:00 p.m.: A woman came into the Blaine police department to report that a man violated a No Contact Order. An officer completed a report and will be forwarding charges, since the suspect lives in Colorado.

October 2, 5:17 p.m.: Dispatch advised of a cold assault that occurred at the Blaine High School the day before. The victim advised a female student choked her twice, unprovoked, while at school. Case forwarded to juvenile prosecutor. Complete report on next shift.

October 3, 11:56 a.m.: Blaine police responded to the Peace Arch POE for a report of a man in possession of ecstasy. The man was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date.

October 3, 1:34 p.m.: A person reported her adult son was trashing her house and had made threats to damage her house. Officers located the son in the house, which had been damaged. Officer arrested the son for malicious mischief and harassment. Arrestee was booked into the Whatcom County Jail.

October 3, 3:49 p.m.: A man called to report that his truck was vandalized while parked in the 400 block of Peace Portal Drive in Blaine. An officer arrived and photo documented the damage and collected a statement about the incident. The man was provided with a case number for insurance purposes. No suspects have been identified but extra patrols will be conducted in this area.

October 3, 5:38 p.m.: A woman called police to report seeing two men entering an abandoned business. Officers checked the business and found no signs of forced entry. Police cleared without incident.

October 3, 7:40 p.m.: A Blaine officer stopped a vehicle for having a defective taillight. The driver was found to be DWLS 3rd and also had a warrant for the same. The driver was arrested, cited, and released. Due to jail overcrowding the woman could not be booked on the warrant.

October 3, 8:45 p.m.: Officers responded to the 400 block of Martin Street for a report of a commercial burglary alarm. Officers arrived and determined it was the cleaning staff that set the alarm off. Offices cleared with no further incident.

October 3, 9:56 p.m.: Officers working traffic enforcement observed a vehicle excessively speeding. Officers stopped the vehicle and determined the driver was under the influence of multiple prescription medications. Officers contacted Washington State Patrol who arrived shortly after and led the investigation. The Washington State Patrol

arrested and booked the individual for driving under the influence. Officers cleared with no further incident.

October 4, 10:03 a.m.: A woman came in to the Blaine Police Department to report that her husband is missing and suicidal. Officer located the husband and took him to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

October 4, 6:26 p.m.: Bellingham Police Department requested a Blaine officer assist in locating the nephew of an elderly woman in the intensive care unit. An officer made contact with the man and advised him to call a nurse at the hospital. Police cleared without incident.

October 4, 6:52 p.m.: A counselor called Blaine Police to report a patient had made suicidal threats. The person was apparently going to a motel in Blaine to commit suicide. Police checked the area but did not locate any similar vehicles to the persons. What-Comm dispatch was contacted and they provided the exact plate. The vehicle information was forwarded to all agencies in Whatcom County as a welfare check.

October 5, 8:22 a.m.: A person parked her vehicle in front of the Blaine Middle school to drop of her child. After she got out of her vehicle a truck started backing out of a parking slot and ran into her rear passenger door. Officer determined the collision was non reportable. Officer took down both parties information and filed a report.

October 5, 11:36 a.m.: A man called the Blaine Police Department to report that he heard very loud yelling coming from a silver SUV in the 1700 block of H Street. Officers contacted the occupants of the vehicle to speak with them about all the yelling. Officer determined the father was upset with the daughter, so he was yelling at her to make it clear what she had done was not okay. Officer found no crimes had been committed and just advised the father to maybe tone down the yelling. The father said he was sorry and would try and not let that happen again.

October 5, 3:16 p.m.: A man called the Blaine Police Department to request a welfare check on a friend that he was supposed to meet with and is not answering his door or phone.

October 5, 5:30 p.m.: Blaine police were called to a business for a counterfeit bill. There was no suspect in the case, so police confiscated the bill and will forward it to the US Secret Service.

October 5, 6:05 p.m.: Blaine police were called to the 1000 block of Mitchell Avenue for a report of two juveniles possibly fighting. An officer located the two, who turned out to be brother and sister. They both advised that they were upset at each other and had a little sibling scuffle. The officer took the two kids home and spoke with their mother about the incident. The officer then cleared.

October 5, 10:00 p.m.: A man called Blaine police to report that his neighbor’s dogs just woke him up. The man also said the dogs were barking all day. An officer contacted the neighbor and made him aware of the issue. The man said he would keep his dogs in for the night.

October 5, 10:01 p.m.: Dispatch received a 911 call from a 911-only phone. When dispatchers listened to the phone they could faintly make out sounds of a man. An officer arrived at the home and contacted the homeowner. He had no idea what the officer was talking about and did not have a 911-only phone. Police cleared without incident.
October 6, 12:18 a.m.: Blaine Police were dispatched to a report of persons smoking heroin in a vehicle in the 300 Block of Marine Drive. A vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant when drug paraphernalia was observed in plain view.

October 6, 3:50 p.m.: Officers responded to a missing child report. While checking the surrounding area the child returned home. The child had simply lost track of time.

October 6, 4:30 p.m.: Officers responded to a counterfeit bill at a business. It is unknown who paid with the counterfeit bill as it was caught later by an employee. The counterfeit bill was booked into evidence.

October 6, 7:28 p.m.: A woman requested Police assistance with a homeless man. The man was found to have five warrants for his arrest. Three of the warrants from Skagit County were confirmed and the man was arrested and transported to the Whatcom County Jail.

October 6, 12:20 a.m.: Blaine Police were dispatched to a bar to trespass an individual after he threw a drink glass and left without paying his tab. Police arrived and checked the area but did not immediately locate him. The suspect was known to police and was contacted and trespassed a day later.

October 8,10:40 a.m.: Blaine Police were dispatched to the 9500 Block of Semiahmoo Parkway when the sound of a loud boom was reported. Officers were unable to locate the source of the noise.

October 8, 3:48 p.m.: A citizen reported two juveniles spitting and throwing items off the overpass in the 500 Block of H Street. Officers responded and did not locate the juveniles or any items on the freeway.

October 8, 3:51 p.m.: A person reported finding a window slightly ajar after an alarm sounded in their home.  The incident was reported 3 days after the occurrence. Frequent patrol was requested and will be provided as available. The person agreed to call 911 should another similar incident occur.

October 8, 7:37 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of north Harvey Road for an extra patrols request due to recent break-ins. Patrol units were notified and frequent patrol was provided as available.

October 8,6:46 p.m.: Blaine police were called to the 200 block of 15th Street for a report of three juveniles tearing up plants in a yard. The reporting person also stated that two of the kids later came back and threw trash and debris all over the yard and on her vehicle. An officer contacted the boys, who admitted to the act. The boys apologized to the woman and cleaned up the mess.

October 8,10:38 p.m.: Officers responded to the Peace Arch Point of Entry for a report an individual in violation of a protection order. Officers arrived and confirmed the individual was in fact in violation of the order set in place. Officers arrested the individual and booked him into the Whatcom County Jail.

October 9,12:22 a.m.: Blaine police responded to a residence in the 8300 block of Shoreline Court to assist the Whatcom County Sherriff’s Office (who were not able to respond), for a report of a couple trapped inside of a shed by a cougar. An officer arrived and searched the area.  The couple was escorted back into their home after the officer found their yard to be clear of any cougars. The officer continued to check the neighborhood but did not locate the cougar.

October 9,1:27 a.m.: Officers responded to the Peace Arch Point of Entry for a report of an individual in possession of scheduled narcotics. Officers arrived and confirmed the suspect was in possession of scheduled narcotics. Officers arrested and booked the individual into the Whatcom County Jail. Officers cleared with no further incident.

October 9, 5:26 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Peace Portal in reference to two people with backpacks hanging around the area of a closed business. Officers responded, but the people were no longer in the area. Officers checked several of the businesses in the area and found no indication of criminal activity.

October 9, 6:45 a.m.: US Customs reported they were questioning a person who had suspected heroin in their possession. Officer arrived at the Port of Entry and determined there was not enough heroin residue to test after a few attempts were made using two different types of testing.  The person was released by US Customs officials.

October 9,10:00 a.m.: Dispatch reported a residential burglary alarm had been activated at a residence. Officer arrived and checked the residence with the homeowner and found no signs of entry into the residence. Officer cleared with no further calls to that residence. A false alarm notification was sent to the owner.

Chief’s Note:  This was a very busy week for our police department.  As you read through these radio calls please keep in mind that the city does not have a full-time detective. Full-time detectives are responsible for conducting all follow-up investigations on reports/arrests generated by police officers. They also work closely with the city/district attorney to ensure all criminals are properly charged for the crimes they have committed. At the moment our officers have absorbed this extra, but very important duty. As we strive to hire a full-time detective, I would like to thank our patrol personnel for handling these detective duties, in addition to their regular operations. 

On November 7, 2018, between 5 and 8 p.m. the police department will host an open house.  Please stop by for a tour of the police station. Children can meet with the police officers, take photos with police cars and learn how the police department operates. Participating government/neighborhood groups will also be on hand to discuss important community issues. Snack and drinks will be provided. 

If you are a neighborhood group who would like to participate in the open house, please contact the front desk at 360/ 332-7255.


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