December 4: A U.S. Customs officer contacted a motorist who was returning from Canada and discovered a passenger in the vehicle was in violation of a no contact order. A Blaine officer investigated the incident, confirmed the court order and served an outstanding warrant on the individual. The 29-year-old Bellingham man was booked into Whatcom County Jail without incident.
December 4: An officer was asked to contact a man who wished to report one of his vehicles as having been stolen. Upon hearing the circumstances the officer told the man that the vehicle could not be placed into the stolen vehicle system, because the person had been given permission to have the vehicle. The officer explained that the failure to return the vehicle at the time agreed upon was a civil issue.
December 4: Dispatch reported a dispute at a residence in the 300 block of Alder Street between a daughter and her father. Officers arrived and spoke with both of them. It was determined the dispute was only verbal in nature and both parties agreed to calm down and leave each other alone.
December 4: Dispatch reported a possible domestic dispute at an apartment complex in the 300 block of Alder Street. Officers arrived and separated the two parties. It was determined the pair were in a dating relationship and one of the individuals had slapped the other. A 40-year-old Blaine man was arrested for domestic violence assault fourth degree and booked into jail.
December 3: A person called 911 to report she had not heard back from anyone about a welfare check she had requested at around 1700 hours. Officers contacted the person and learned she had called 911to report that her friend in Birch Bay may have had a heart attack. Officers discovered the fire department did respond and transported the woman’s friend to the hospital. The caller was notified of the officer’s findings.
December 3: Officer stopped a vehicle in the 9000 block of Odell Road for not using their headlights after dark and found the driver to have several minor warrants, an invalid driver’s license, suspended registration and no valid insurance. The vehicle was towed and its plates were confiscated.
December 3: Officers responded to an assault call in the 300 block of Alder Street and found a highly intoxicated man had punched and shoved two women in the residence. The suspect left before officers arrived and was not located. The incident was referred to the city prosecutor for review.
December 2: An officer assisted a U.S. Customs officer by contacting a highly intoxicated driver who had been driving in Canada and was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The driver was returned to U.S. Customs in a police vehicle and his car was towed to U.S Customs. A Blaine officer confirmed the man had not been observed driving in the United States. The vehicle was towed from customs and the driver was given a ride home. The incident was documented.
December 2: Officers investigated a 911 hang-up in the 700 block of F Street. A return call to the number resulted in a fast-busy signal. Contact was made with an 11-year-old boy at the residence. He had called 911 and hung up before the operator answered the phone. He was apparently concerned because other neighborhood kids wanted in the apartment to have hot chocolate too, and he didn’t want them to come in. The boy was educated on the importance of using 911. His mother was also contacted at work and made aware of the incident.
December 2: Officers responded to check a report of a roll over motor vehicle accident on Peace Portal south of Bell Road. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle had minor injuries after having lost control of the vehicle on the icy road.
December 1: A port security officer reported the public pier was vandalized. Someone broke a plastic fire extinguisher holder, bent a metal sign, damaged a pier light, tossed a plastic trash can off the pier and scattered scoop bags on the ground. The repairs were estimated at $185. An officer photographed the damage and prepared an incident report. No suspects were seen or located.
December 1: An adult female drove a vehicle into the primary inspection area of U.S. Customs at the Peace Arch port of entry. The vehicle was listed as stolen (from the driver’s mother in California) in NCIC. The vehicle was confirmed stolen by both a Westminster, California police department detective and the victim. Numerous items of value also stolen from mom & dad were recovered from the vehicle. The woman was arrested and booked into jail for possession of stolen property first. A dog in the car was turned over to the humane society. The vehicle was impounded pending retrieval by the owner or owner’s insurance representative.
November 30: School employees witnessed a group of kids throwing ice balls and eggs at the primary and elementary school buildings. Police located the group a short distance away. The juveniles apologized to school officials and are making arrangements to clean up the mess. No further action was requested.
November 29: A man in the 500 block of E Street threatened to kill his wife by attempting to stab her with the handle of a kitchen knife. The woman was uninjured. The man fled the residence prior to police arrival. Blaine police officers and the K-9 team were unable to locate the suspect and it was determined he had left the area in a vehicle. This matter will be forwarded to the county prosecutor for charges of domestic assault second degree, felony violation of a protection order and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.