Blaine Police Department reports: September 28-October 1, 2019


September 28, 9:01 a.m.: Officer assisted Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office with a welfare check in the Birch Bay area. A Whatcom County deputy conducted the investigation. The deputy arrested the female because she had an assault warrant out of Bellingham. Blaine officers cleared without incident.

September 29, 6:39 a.m.: A woman called police when she found a man in her yard talking to himself. She provided a description of the man but he left the area prior to an officer arriving on scene.

September 29, 7:19 a.m.: Blaine police were dispatched to a submerged vehicle in the 600 Block of Milhollin Drive at the boat launch. A cooperative effort with the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, Search and Rescue and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Station 61 resulted in the recovery of a single deceased person from the vehicle. A death investigation is in progress and the medical examiner’s office has been notified and taken custody of the body.

September 29, 1:59 p.m.: Blaine police responded to a residence where a person was possibly intoxicated and threatening to damage items inside of the residence. Officers arrived on scene, but the woman fled before they arrived. The reporting person was told to call Blaine police if she came back.

September 29, 7:45 p.m.: Blaine officers were dispatched to a landlord/tenant dispute. However, upon arrival officers determined it was a domestic violence incident. A couple who live together had gotten into an argument over the eviction notice one had issued to the other, as well as some drinking and other personal issues. During the argument, the intoxicated male half decided to take a hammer and strike an outdoor shed, damaging the trim. The man was arrested for malicious mischief in the 3rd degree, domestic violence and booked into the Whatcom County Jail.

September 30, 11:30 a.m.: A business owner in the 300 Block of H Street came to the police department to report that a neighbor keeps allowing his dog to go to the bathroom on her property. The woman asked that the man be given a trespass warning and clean up the mess.

October 1, 3:24 a.m.: An officer responded to a subject with mental health problems requesting medical assistance. The officer offered to call aid for the subject, but she refused and advised that she had a ride to the hospital.

October 1, 7:08 a.m.: Officers responded to an unattended vehicle hit and run. A vehicle struck a legally parked vehicle and drove off. No one witnessed the incident. Officers did a collision report and provided a case number for the insurance company. The police cleared without incident.

October 1, 5:51 p.m.: Blaine Police Department officers responded to a civil complaint in the 9700 block of Lincoln Lane. The complainant advised that a moving company was holding his friend’s property due to lack of payment. Officers arrived and advised all parties that the matter was civil.

October 1, 8:19 p.m.: Blaine officers were dispatched to the 600 block of B Street for a person who was acting suicidal after alleged drug use. Officers arrived and determined that the individual met the criteria for an involuntary hold and mental health evaluation. The person was transported to the emergency room for help and treatment.


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