Blaine Police Department reports, May 2-8

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May 2, 12:15 p.m.: A man called police to report an email fraud. The man was threatened with having a salacious video of himself released to friends and family if he didn’t pay the suspect $3,000 in bitcoin. The man was advised this is a scam and several other reports of a similar nature had been received by police. No money was lost in this case.
May 2, 2:03 p.m.: Blaine police were requested to respond to the Peace Arch port of entry for a Canadian citizen in possession of a controlled substance. The controlled substance was seized and the man returned to Canada. The case was forwarded to the prosecutor for pending charges.
May 4, 7:15 p.m.: Blaine Police Department officers responded to a reported burglary in the 1600 block of Madison Avenue. A concerned neighbor called to report juvenile individuals had crawled into a vacant house through an open window. The individuals were reported to have left before the arrival of officers. Extra patrol noted for the area.
May 5, 12:15 p.m.: Officers were notified of two-vehicle prowls in the 1100 block of Rene Court. Officers determined two individuals noticed their vehicles had been gone through overnight and twenty dollars is missing along with possible bank cards. Officers provided a case number and advised the individual to contact her bank immediately to cancel the cards. Officers cleared with no further incident.
May 5, 1:30 p.m.: Officers responded to the 100 block of 14th Street for a report of a collision. Officers arrived and determined a commercial vehicle driver had struck a power box causing extensive damage. Officers documented the driver’s information and advised Blaine Public Works of the damage. Officers cleared with no further incident.
May 5, 2:51 p.m.: Officers executed a search warrant on a vehicle previously impounded from a traffic stop. Officers recovered drugs from the vehicle and are continuing to investigate.
May 6, 10:07 a.m.: Officers on routine patrol observed a vehicle that has a registered owner listed as having a suspended license in Washington State. Officers stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver. The driver verbally identified himself as a different individual and was determined to also have a suspended license status along with multiple warrants for his arrest. Officers cited and released the individual with a mandatory court date. Officers cleared with no further incident.
May 6, 11:56 a.m.: A man called police to report suspicious activity at a neighbor’s home. The man said the suspect leaves home at odd hours of the night and early morning. The suspect is also believed to be a drug user and a thief. Police will provide extra patrols in the neighborhood when able.
May 7, 2:36 p.m.: The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance with a burglary in-progress in Birch Bay. Blaine officers arrived and set a perimeter around the home. Sheriff’s deputies called the suspects out of the home using a loudspeaker. Blaine police assisted the deputies in detaining the two suspects and securing the home.
May 7, 5:55 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a hit and run in the 900 block of E Street. Officers later located the suspect vehicle nearby. The officer spoke with both drivers and multiple witnesses. Case to be forwarded for charges.
May 7, 8:56 p.m.: A person reported his adult son was taking a vehicle they purchased together without his permission. After the police arrived at the residence the father decided to give the vehicle to his son. The father signed over the vehicle to his son and gave him the title. The police cleared with no further incident.
May 8, 1:30 a.m.: The Whatcom County Sheriff Department requested assistance with locating a large object obstructing the roadway on Stadsvold Road near Haynie Road. The police arrived in the area and located a large tarp in the roadway. The police removed the tarp from the roadway and cleared with no further incident.

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