Blaine Police Department reports: December 6-13, 2019

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December 6, 3:06 p.m.: Blaine police were dispatched to a welfare check after a man had not shown up to work in several days. Officers arrived at the man’s home but did not get any response when they knocked on the door. The owner of the building was contacted and allowed officers to enter the residence. The 51-year-old man inside was found deceased. Police investigated the circumstances surrounding the man’s death and determined no crime had occurred. The family of the man was notified of the death and a funeral home arrived to take custody of the man’s body.

December 7, 1:59 a.m.: Officers assisted the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office as perimeter units. Officers did not take any enforcement action and cleared with no further action.

December 7, 8:45 a.m.: A business reported a vehicle had been parked in their parking lot for about 45 minutes, and the two people in the vehicle had been coming in and out of the store. An officer contacted the two persons in the vehicle who were in the process of getting ready to leave. The officer contacted the business owner to make sure no criminal activity had taken place. The owner was unable to prove any criminal activity had occurred at this time. The two subjects decided to leave the area.

December 9, 9 a.m.: Officers responded to Blaine city hall for a request to have a subject removed who was causing a disturbance. Officers arrived and located the man in the lobby. Officers spoke to the individual who advised he wanted to leave Washington state. Officers offered the man a ride to Bellingham to speak with the Opportunity Council but he declined the offer. Officers advised the man that he is trespassed from city hall premises and cleared with no further incident.

December 9, 8:55 p.m.: Blaine police made a traffic stop in the 2000 block of Peace Portal Drive on a vehicle that did not have any of its lighting equipment on in the hours of darkness. The driver was found to have a suspended driver’s license. The man was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date. A licensed driver took possession of the vehicle.

December 10, 1 p.m.: Blaine Police Department officers had a citizen ride-along for part of a shift. The citizen was also able to observe traffic court and learn the other aspects of law enforcement work.

December 12, 11:18 a.m.: Officers responded to the Peace Arch port of entry for a report of a suspended driver. Officers arrived and determined the driver was attempting to make entry into the United States on United States roadways. Officers confirmed the driver to be suspended. Officers arrested, cited and released the individual with a mandatory court date. Officers released the individual to the custody of U.S. CBP agents.

December 12, 2:40 p.m.: A parent reported she was heading home from work because her juvenile son had threatened to hurt himself to the babysitter. Officers arrived and calmed the juvenile down until the parent arrived. The parent took her child to the hospital for an evaluation.

December 13, 5:03 p.m.: Blaine police were dispatched to a report of a man taking pictures of a 12-year-old female in a store. The man claimed to be a photographer and asked the juvenile if he could photograph her feet. Officers arrived and contacted two persons of interest. The store will be providing officers with a video of the man. No probable cause for a crime was established.

December 13, 7:30 p.m.: Officers on patrol observed a vehicle with a malfunctioning tail light and billowing clouds of exhaust. The vehicle was stopped for the defective equipment and the driver was discovered to have a suspended driver’s license. The driver was arrested, cited and released with a court date. The vehicle was left parked in a business parking lot. Officers cleared.

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