September 20: Officers responded to a four-car injury collision blocking SR543. Three cars were stopped at a northbound red traffic light when a fourth car did not see the red light and caused a chain reaction collision. The driver of the fourth car will be issued a notice of infraction. One person was transported to hospital for evaluation. U.S. Border Patrol agents assisted with traffic control until the roadway was cleared.
September 20: A business in the 1700 block of H Street reported a juvenile stole several food items. The juvenile was confronted by store staff and detained for law enforcement. Two jars of peanuts and a bag of candy were recovered. The case will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.
September 20: A resident in the 300 block of E Street reported that someone had entered an unlocked shed on the side of their residence, stealing a pair of $80 pants. Report taken.
September 19: A resident of 1000 block of 4th Street reported that someone entered his vehicle and attempted to steal it by prying the ignition and breaking the housing to the steering column in order to access the ignition wires. The thief was only successful in rendering the 1988 Dodge inoperable.
September 19: Officers were advised to watch for a vehicle possibly driven by an intoxicated person. Officers located the vehicle and upon stopping it, found the driver had been drinking. Field sobriety tests were given to the driver, which convinced him it was appropriate not to drive any further. The car was parked and the driver was taken home by a taxi.
September 19: A resident in the 600 block of A Street reported their child had not attended school classes all day, and was now a runaway. The juvenile’s ID was entered into law enforcement databases. The teen was later located in Surrey, British Columbia, the parents were notified and she was removed from law enforcement databases.
September 19: A citizen in the 1600 block of Peace Portal Drive reported that while they were out of town, people they were acquainted with but did not know well removed several items from their home. The suspects possibly used false names. Under investigation.
September 19: Officers were dispatched to a report of a young girl walking on a dark street in the 1600 block of Runge Avenue. The caller had picked up the 8-year-old and gave her a ride home. Police were called to check on the juvenile. Officers contacted the parents who said they had asked the child to go outside while they argued about something, and had not realized the child had walked away. The parents were counseled and Child Protective Services was notified.
September 18: U.S. Border Patrol agents observed suspicious activity near a closed business in the 300 block of D Street and notified Blaine police. Officers contacted a group of young adults in varying stages of sobriety and ensured everyone and everything was safe.
September 18: An officer on patrol observed two damaged aluminum street signs poles in the 1100 block of Peace Portal Drive. The signs were returned to the upright position and will be inspected for damage by a public works employee. Nearby, an officer also found damaged wooden business sign in front of a business in the same block.
September 18: Officers were dispatched to check a home in the 8000 block of Osprey Lane after the 911 operator had received a hang up call. The residents explained they were having electrical problems and whenever the circuits overloaded the phone dialed 911. They will have the problem repaired as soon as possible.
September 16: A witness in the 200 block of Marine Drive notified the police of a constant handicap parking violator near a business, denying handicapped clients access to the needed space. The offending repeat violator vehicle was located and a citation was issued.
September 16: Officers stopped a motorist for making and illegal right turn from the wrong lane at a busy intersection on SR543. After contact, dispatch advised the driver had suspended driving privileges. The driver was placed under arrest and during a subsequent vehicle search, suspected marijuana was found. The driver was then cited for driving while license suspended second and possession of marijuana 40 grams or less, and the car was released to a licensed driver.
September 16: A parent called to report that a juvenile male had allegedly exposed himself to her 6-year-old daughter and her friend. Case under investigation.
September 15: A citizen in the 900 block of Adelia Street reported finding a toddler in their backyard. Upon the arrival of officers the child had been reunited with his parents. He had wandered from the backyard while playing with his older sibling.
September 14: An officer handled an automobile accident in the 1500 block of H Street between a private school bus and a passenger car. No injuries were reported, however several citations were issued.
September 14: A person called police to report her purse had been stolen. An unidentified person took the purse from her shopping cart while her back was turned. The victim was advised to cancel her credit cards and was provided an identity theft packet for information. A business later called the woman to report a good samaritan had turned in her purse. Everything but $7 in cash was recovered.
September 14: An officer observed a driver in the 600 block of H Street who was not wearing her seatbelt. The officer contacted the driver, who could not provide proof of insurance or registration for the vehicle. The 21-year-old woman was cited for those offenses. The officer also determined she had to no valid operators license and was without identification. She was cited and released with a mandatory court appearance.
September 13: Officers were asked to check on a man who was walking in the 1000 block of Mitchell Street, because family members had expressed concern for his welfare. Officers talked with the man and then gave him a ride to St. Joseph Hospital for a mental health evaluation.
13: An officer was asked to respond to a gas station
in the 1300 block of Boblett Street where a customer
was attempting to pay for gasoline with a credit card
that had been declined. During the investigation the
officer determined one of the vehicle occupants was
in the country illegally, and the car did not belong
to either occupant. Border patrol agents took custody
of the illegal alien and the vehicle was impounded.