Blaine Police Department reports: July 6-11, 2019

July 6, 7:51 a.m.: Officers observed a man trespassing on Burlington Northern Railroad property. Officers contacted the individual who gave a false identity. While taking him into custody, the individual resisted arrest. Officers were able to gain control of the man and place him in hand restraints. Once in custody, officers were able to identify the man. Due to jail restrictions, officers cited and released the individual with a mandatory court date. Officers cleared with no further incident.

July 6, 11:15 a.m.: An officer on patrol saw a man drive past him on Peace Portal Drive. The officer found the man’s driver’s status to be DWLS 3rd in Washington. The vehicle was stopped and the driver arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date for DWLS 3rd. A licensed driver came to the location and picked up the driver and his female passenger. Police cleared without incident.

July 6, 12:50 p.m.: Officers responded to a 1-year-old who was locked inside a vehicle. Officers arrived and unlocked the car door using an unlocking device. The baby was fine. Officers cleared with no further incident.

July 6, 1:09 p.m.: Officers working traffic enforcement observed a vehicle speeding and not yield for an ambulance with its full emergency equipment activated. Officers determined the driver had a driving status of suspended/revoked in the 3rd Degree. Officers arrested, cited and released the individual with a mandatory court date. Officers cleared with no further incident.

July 6, 11:23 p.m.: Officers responded to the Peace Arch port of entry for a driving under the influence investigation. Officers conducted a DUI investigation and determined the driver was not impaired. Officers cleared.

July 7, 10:15 a.m.: Blaine police responded to 123 2nd Street for mutual aid with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. A rental car went through the port of entry at the Peace Arch with stolen license plates out of King County. Officers were able to determine that the license plates were put on the wrong vehicle by the car rental company. Police cleared without incident.

July 7, 12:33 p.m.: Blaine police responded to a non-blocking, non-injury collision in the 1700 Block of Peace Portal Drive. Officers assisted in the exchange of information and documented the collision. A traffic infraction will be mailed to the driver at fault.

July 7, 12:59 p.m.: Blaine police responded to an animal problem on E Street. A woman reported that her neighbor sprayed her dog with dog repellent while the dog was in the owner’s yard. Charges will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

July 7, 4:46 p.m.: A person believing she was being followed by her estranged husband, with previous history of DV assaults and violence, pulled over and asked for help from fire personnel at a service station. Blaine officers arrived and, at the person’s request, escorted them to an undisclosed safe house.

July 7, 11:30 p.m.: Blaine police responded to the 300 Block of E Street where a vehicle prowl from the previous evening was being reported. The suspect left behind a cigarette butt and a sword, but made off with loose change. The items recovered at the scene were sent to the crime lab for testing. Case is under investigation.

July 7, 11:59 p.m.: Blaine police responded to a report of a vehicle prowl in the 700 Block of F Street. An engagement ring was stolen from an unlocked truck over- night. Police are actively investigating the crime.

July 8, 8:08 a.m.: Blaine police responded to the Peace Arch port of entry for a report of a B.C. man driving on a suspended driver’s license. An officer responded and confirmed the man had a suspended driver’s license. The man was arrested, cited, and released with a mandatory court date.

July 8, 12 p.m.: Blaine officers responded to 300 block of E Street for a vehicle prowl. The suspect took a pack of cigarettes and some change from the vehicle. There are currently no suspects in this case.

July 9, 9:28 a.m.: Blaine officers responded to vehicle prowl at 578 D Street. The man reported nothing was taken from the vehicle but the door was ajar. The man claimed to have locked his car doors. At this time there are no suspects.

July 9, 1:20 p.m.: Blaine officers responded to a collision at the intersection of Blaine and Anderson roads. A vehicle was stopped at the stop sign on Anderson Road when another vehicle was traveling northbound on Blaine Road and turned West onto Anderson Road. The vehicle turning West cut the corner too short and collided with the vehicle stopped at the stop sign. The driver received an infraction for driving left of center.

July 9, 9:08 p.m.: Officers assisted the WSP by responding to a collision involving a fight on Interstate 5. Officers arrived and contacted one involved party. WSP arrived and took over the investigation. Blaine officers cleared once their assistance was no longer needed.

July 10, 10:12 p.m.: Officers were requested to assist Amtrak in the 100 block of Marine Drive. Amtrak was requesting assistance with passenger who did not have valid documents to enter Canada.

July 11, 2:39 a.m.: An officer assisted Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office with a disorderly male outside of the city.

July 11, 8:10 a.m.: A business reported a person came into the store and attempted to take some food items, but was stopped before they left the store. The business requested the person be trespassed from the store. Officer’s located the suspect and advised him if he returned to the store he would be arrested for trespassing. Person stated they understood and promised not to return to the store.

July 11, 10 a.m.: A business reported that a customer had been in the store for a couple hours and was drinking from a can of beer and falling asleep. The business requested that the customer be trespassed from the store. Officer’s arrived and met with the customer who was asleep in a booth with an open can of beer next to him. Officer’s woke up the customer and escorted him outside the business. Officer’s advised the person he was trespassed from the business, and if he returned he could be arrested. The person stated he understood and would not return. An officer provided the person with a courtesy transport to the Mission in Bellingham.

July 11, 6:50 p.m.: At the request of Washington State Patrol, officers responded to I-5 to assist with a blocking collision. Officers checked the area without locating a collision. A collision was located north of the border in Canada. Washington State Patrol was notified and officers cleared.

July 11, 9:26 p.m.: At the request of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded to a report of a man acting erratically and running in traffic. Officers and deputies checked the area but learned the man had already left the area. Officers cleared.

July 11, 11:35 p.m.: At the request of Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded to a report of a prowler. Officers assisted and cleared when no further help was needed.



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