Blaine Police Department reports: January 3-9, 2020

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January 3, 1:28 p.m.: A person called to report that a very tall metal flag pole at a business was leaning dangerously over because of a wind storm. The police arrived and noticed the flag pole was leaning over but did not appear to be in any danger of falling anytime soon.  The police officer also found that if the flag pole did fall over, it would fall into an empty field. An employee at the business indicated that they put in a priority work order to have the flag pole fixed. The police officer advised the business to call 911 if the pole fell over.

January 4, 1:23 a.m.: Blaine police officers were dispatched to assist the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office with setting up containment of several theft suspects. The officers assisted in tracking (K9) and the apprehension of the two suspects. An 18-year-old man and 17-year-old male were arrested by deputies for the attempted vehicle prowls.

January 4, 8:40 p.m.: An officer took a report of a sexual assault. The officer later interviewed the victim and the suspect. Probable cause was established for the suspect, but due to existing medical issues he was not booked. A charge of indecent liberties with forcible compulsion was forwarded to the prosecutor for review.

January 4, 8:10 p.m.: Blaine police were dispatched to assist the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office with a violation of a protection order occurring at the Pacific Highway truck crossing. Officers arrived and confirmed three family members were traveling with the victim. A no-contact order against the three prohibited them from contacting the victim. Officers arrested the three subjects and booked them into the Whatcom County Jail.

January 5, 12 p.m.: Blaine police responded to a reported burglary from a storage unit in the 900 block of Boblett Street. The owner of the unit had noticed several items missing since the last time he had been in his unit but did not know how someone would have gotten inside. Officers are actively investigating the burglary.

January 5, 2:30 p.m.: A Blaine officer responded to a report of an attempted burglary. Officers contacted the homeowner who explained they caught a subject on their closed-circuit television acting strangely in their back yard. Blaine officers determined the video shows the man knock the back door and then attempt to steal the camera once he notices it. When the homeowner came to the door she found the man running back to his van which was parked in the driveway. Officers are working to identify the unknown subject.

January 6, 9:02 a.m.: The school resource officer was informed of a student who was in the nurse’s office who advised he was hit by a car on his way to school. The officer arrived and spoke with the individual. No details of the suspect vehicle were able to be obtained. The student received minor injuries to his leg. His mother came to pick him up and take him to the hospital to be checked.

January 7, 3:24 a.m.: A citizen called and reported that a street light was knocked over. An officer responded to the location and contacted Blaine public works. Public works sent out an individual to block off the area until someone can disconnect the light. At this time there were no witnesses or suspects. The officer cleared the call without incident.

January 7, 7:23 p.m.: An officer took a report of an ongoing neighbor dispute. It was reported that neighbors were driving by at high rates of speed and flipping off the reporting party. The officer contacted the other party who blamed the reporting party. Information on how to obtain a no-contact order was given to the reporting party upon their request.

January 9, 7:16 p.m.: A Blaine officer was doing routine patrols and located a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. The officer contacted the driver and a friend who showed up to help with the disabled vehicle. The officer ran the friend through the Department of Licensing and her license came back as suspended in the third degree. She was arrested for driving on a suspended license in the third degree and was released with a future court date.

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