Blaine Police Department reports: January 23-29, 2020


January 11, 5:45 p.m.: At the request of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Blaine police responded to the Peace Arch port of entry to take custody of a juvenile runaway. Officers took custody of the runaway from California. Officers then contacted Washington Child Protective Services (CPS) to take custody of the runaway. The juvenile was released to CPS and officers cleared.

January 11, 6:01 p.m.: A Blaine resident called to report a vehicle prowl. During the hours of darkness, an unknown person entered an unlocked vehicle and stole items from the car. At this time there are no suspects.

January 12, 7:14 p.m.: An officer arrested a suspended driver on a traffic stop. The driver was given a court date and time and was released.

January 13, 10:30 a.m.: Blaine police were contacted by a man who wished to file charges against his supervisor over an incident where the supervisor pointed a firearm at him. Officers investigated the allegations and found them to be factual. The suspect has been arrested and booked into jail. The investigation is ongoing.

January 13, 2:26 p.m.: Blaine Police Department officers took a missing person report via phone regarding an individual with mental health issues. The mother of the individual learned her daughter has been missing for approximately a week. The mother of the individual lives in Port Angeles; Blaine police officers have requested assistance from the Port Angeles Police Department to continue with the missing person report process. Neighbors have been requested to call 911 if the individual returns to her residence.

January 13, 3:25 p.m.: The school resource officer took possession of a suspected marijuana “joint” at Blaine High School. The “joint” was placed into evidence for destruction. No charges at this time.

January 14, 4:56 p.m.: Blaine Police Department officers responded to a reported court order violation in the 300 block of Alder Street. The complainant advised they were the protected person on an order and the respondent had made contact with them in violation of this court order. After speaking with the complainant, probable cause was developed for an order violation. The suspect was found nearby and taken into custody; the suspect was booked into Whatcom County Jail.

January 15, 1:30 p.m.: A Blaine officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle parked in the roadway obstructing traffic. The officer contacted the driver who advised he parked there intentionally and was waiting for his girlfriend to arrive from her work two blocks away. The driver was checked for warrants through dispatch, which advised that the driver had a suspended license status in Washington state and Florida. The individual was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date. A licensed driver was allowed to retrieve the vehicle. Officers cleared with no further incident.

January 15, 8:06 p.m.: The police responded to a vehicle in a ditch on Odell Road. A citizen was driving home and slid off the embankment because of the weather. His vehicle damaged a “stop sign ahead” sign and there was no damage to his vehicle. The driver had friends pull his vehicle out of the ditch. The police notified public works about the damaged sign.

January 16, 4:31 a.m.: Blaine police assisted Washington State Patrol with a vehicle going the wrong way on I-5. The driver was driving southbound in the northbound lane. A Washington state trooper detained the subject and transported him to the hospital for an involuntary commitment. Blaine police cleared without incident.

January 16, 3 p.m.: A business called 911 to have a person trespassed from the premises for alleged previous shoplifts and disorderly conduct. Blaine officers arrived and contacted the man as he was leaving. At the request of the business, the man was issued a notice of trespass for a year.


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