November 1: A candle in a home’s bathroom in the 500 block of E Street started a fire, but a fully functional smoke detector activated, and gave the family time to escape the house safely. The fire was quickly extinguished by North Whatcom Fire and Rescue units and the structure suffered only moderate damage. Police officers assisted the fire department during the incident.
October 31: An officer observed an 18-year-old and 16-year-old fighting in a gas station parking lot in the 1300 block of H Street and stopped the fight. The adult was cited to Blaine Municipal Court for Disorderly Conduct and the juvenile case was referred to the prosecutor for review. The melee had erupted when the combatants’ mutual nicotine addictions bumped up against a last cigarette.
October 31: Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person parked near a business in the 1700 block of H Street watching someone inside with binoculars. Officers located and spoke with both the person and the person being watched and determined everything was all right. Strange, but all right.
October 31: A person reported an abandoned behind a business bicycle in the 300 block of H Street. The small red bike was collected and placed in to safekeeping until its owner can be identified.
October 31: Officers responded to a suspicious circumstance call at a business in the 1700 block of H Street. A person was contacted and found to have a Blaine warrant. He was taken into custody and issued a Promise to Appear due to jail booking restrictions. After signing the document, he was released. The warrant was taken out of the database.
October 31: An officer assisted the fire department at the elementary school when the fire alarm was activated. The problem was traced to a faulty sensor.
October 30: A manager at Cost Cutter reported two teenage boys shoplifted malt liquor beverages and fled in a vehicle. An area check was conducted and the suspects were not located. Witnesses were interviewed and the incident is being investigated.
October 30: Officers responded to a reported domestic dispute in the 1400 block of 4th Street. Upon arriving, they determined the argument was not physical and no crime had occurred. The pair was advised of Washington’s domestic violence laws and both parties assured officers that the dispute would not escalate.
October 30: A landlord stopped by the police department asking police to accompany them while they took control of one of their apartments in the 700 block of E Street. The tenants reportedly moved away leaving several windows open and had changed the locks. Officer stood by while the landlord climbed through a window to gain access. The apartment was dirty but appeared to have been abandoned.
October 30: A city employee reported that a gate to city property in the 1300 block of Boblett Street had been damaged by someone crashing into it with a vehicle. The suspect driver had left the scene without reporting the crash. There were no witnesses. There are no suspects.
October 30: An Oklahoma father requested assistance while he picked up his juvenile daughter at a Blaine residence. The father had court documents granting him custody and officers stood by while he picked up his child without incident.
October 30: A citizen came in to this office to turn in a Texas commercial driver’s license he found while walking in the 200 block of G Street. Attempts to locate the person are being made and the license is being held.
October 30: An employee reported a gas theft by drive off which had occurred the previous day in the 500 block of Peace Portal Drive. The event was captured on video and a license number was obtained.
October 28: Dispatch reported fire was enroute to a residence in the 1200 block of Garfield for a person who was having chest pain. Officer arrived and assisted until the fire department arrived. He was transported to the hospital for further treatment.
October 28: Dispatch reported a burglary alarm at a business in the 1500 block of Odell. An officer arrived and met with the call out person. The officer determined the alarm was accidentally set off by an animal. A false alarm notification was given to the call out person.
October 27: Officer observed two vehicles engaged in a very high rate of speed contest while quickly changing lanes in heavy traffic northbound on I-5. Officers were able to stop one of the racers and arrested him for reckless driving. The other driver fled the scene. The arrestee was cited and released with a mandatory court appearance.
October 28: Blaine officers were advised that CBP officers at the port of entry were detaining an individual who was violating a no contact order. Blaine officers confirmed the order was still in effect and arrested the 42-year-old Tacoma resident. He was transported to the Whatcom County Jail and booked.
October 28: Police responded to check a report of a suspicious driver and vehicle parked near the border. The driver had no criminal intent and thought he was parked on a public right-of-way. He decided to be a polite visitor and find somewhere else to park.
October 27: Blaine police were dispatched to meet CBP officers at the Peace Arch port of entry regarding a man who attempted to enter Canada with a juvenile girl not related to him. The investigation revealed that the adult was involved in a physical relationship with the 14-year-old. The 21-year-old Quebec resident was arrested, booked into jail, and the 14-year-old Washington state youth was taken into protective custody.