December 24, 9:26 a.m.: During a vehicle search, Blaine police officers discovered what appeared to be an explosive device. Officers contacted Washington State Patrol and requested that bomb technicians examine the device. WSP bomb techs responded and determined that the device was not capable of exploding in its current state.
December 24, 9:51 p.m.: Blaine officers responded to a physical assault. The reporting party said his brother punched him in the head after an argument. The officers placed the suspect into custody and transported him to the Whatcom County Jail. The suspect was arrested for fourth-degree assault and domestic violence.
December 25, 8:11 a.m.: Officers responded to 620 A Street for a report of a mother accidentally shooting her son. Officers arrived and determined that the caller was having mental health issues and nobody was injured. After further investigation, officers determined that the caller had two warrants for her arrest. Officers arrested and booked the individual into the Whatcom County Jail. Officers cleared with no further incident.
December 26, 4:45 p.m.: Blaine police were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm. Officers arrived and checked the building. The building was secured with no signs of intrusion. Police cleared without incident. A false alarm notification will be sent to the business.
December 27, 10:31 a.m.: An officer on patrol was flagged down by a jogger who reported a man was shooting a pellet gun in a city park. The officer contacted the man and advised him it was illegal to shoot any firearm, air rifle or pellet gun within city limits. The air rifle was seized and the man was told to retrieve his target. The case will be forwarded to the city of Blaine’s prosecutor’s office for charges.
December 28, 9 a.m.: Dispatch reported that the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance with locating a person who appeared to be in distress, changing their clothing near the train tracks. Officers arrived in the area and assisted the WCSO deputies while they made contact with the person. A deputy provided the person with a courtesy ride.
December 28, 8:41 p.m.: An officer took a report of a person in a state hospital repeatedly calling 911 with no emergency. The officer contacted the hospital and requested that staff check on the person. No further action was taken.
December 29, 7:12 p.m.: Blaine officers responded to a report of a person with a weapon at a local business. A person pulled out a Taser while being escorted off the property. Officers spoke with all parties involved. The victim did not want to pursue charges and just wanted the man trespassed. Officers trespassed the individual who then walked to his hotel.
December 30, 12:01 a.m.: Blaine Police Department officers took a vehicle prowl/theft report in the 1000 block of Clyde Street. There are currently no known suspects in the crime.
December 31, 1:37 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of a reckless driver on Peace Portal Drive. Officers located the vehicle at Starbucks and contacted the driver. After further investigation, officers found probable cause to arrest the juvenile for reckless driving. Officers arrested, cited and released the individual with a mandatory court date. Officers cleared with no further incident.
December 31, 1:52 p.m.: Blaine police responded to the docks near Semiahmoo Resort for a report of a woman drifting away from the docks while attempting to paddleboard during inclement weather. The officer arrived and worked with NWFRS and the U.S. Coast Guard to coordinate her rescue as she continued to drift north into Canadian waters. A boat arrived to rescue the woman and she was brought back to U.S. shores. The woman was released after being looked over by medics with NWFRS.