September 5: A Blaine officer stopped a driver for expired plates and found that he had an outstanding felony parole violation warrant out of California. The driver was arrested and transported to the Whatcom County jail awaiting extradition.
September 4: A person reported that her son was refusing to do his homework and his chores. She told officers that her son’s probation officer had asked that police document every incident that her son refused to comply with her demands. Officers counseled the boy. The mother was advised that officers would gladly handle emergency calls and assist probation as needed, but would probably not be able to document every act of disobedience for her. She said that she understood.
September 4: A Blaine resident was stopped for a traffic violation, which occurred in the school zone. Upon being stopped, he was found to have a suspended license. He was also determined to have been drinking. The person was issued a criminal citation for negligent driving 1st degree and for driving on a suspended license.
September 3: A 16-year-old Blaine area youth who had warrants for his arrest turned himself in at the police department. The warrants were confirmed and the juvenile arrestee was placed into detention.
September 2: An officer was dispatched to a report of a male juvenile runaway in the 300 block of Alder Street. The officer contacted the parent who said her son got mad at her earlier in the evening. When she told him to leave he did not come back. The officer took a report and had the son entered as a juvenile runaway. Border Patrol agents were also given the boys information in case they see him on their patrols.
September 1: A neighborhood resident in the 1900 block of H Street reported the theft of about 300 bricks from the retaining walls and areas adjacent to the family’s yard. Officers are investigating.
September 1: A parent complained to police that two girls were refusing to give back some of her child’s property. An officer contacted the girls, and listened to their tit-for-tat complaints of mutual property hostage taking. In the end the property was returned, the youngsters were given a short course on property law and advised to stay away if they couldn’t get along.
September 1: A B.C. resident bought a car from New York State and had it delivered to Blaine. The car was missing four extra tires and wheels when it arrived. The B.C. resident called police to seek support in not paying the whole transport fee, since the driver of the transport vehicle was not going to release the vehicle without full payment.
September 1: A California resident reported having been defrauded of $5000 by a business allegedly operating within Blaine. No further information at this time. A detective has requested and is awaiting documentation from the victim.
September 1: An officer investigated several 911 hang-ups coming from an apartment complex in the 300 block of Alder Street. Contact was made with two residents. The caller was surprised to learn that punching the numbers on 911 on your phone works even when you think your telephone service is disconnected.
August 31: An officer observed a vehicle passing other vehicles on the freeway in excess of 100 m.p.h. The Honda was stopped and its 19-year-old driver from Edmonds was arrested for reckless driving. The driver was cited and released with a mandatory court appearance.
August 31: A citizen reported a possibly intoxicated man with facial injuries was waiting for a bus in front of city hall. Officers and fire personnel contacted the victim. He described himself as a clumsy alcoholic who falls all the time. The man had a fresh bandage on his cut and refused treatment.
August 31: Customs and Border Protection called to report a motorist backing south on I-5 in the northbound lanes. An officer contacted the driver who admitted to the offense because he had forgotten his passport at home. The driver was trying to find a place to turn around, as he was afraid to approach Canada Customs without proper documentation.
August 30: A sister from Arizona requested a welfare check on her sister that lives in Blaine. The sisters were talking on the phone when the Blaine sibling put down the phone to answer the door and never came back to the phone. Officers contacted the resident, helped her fix her phone and got the sisters back in contact.
August 29: Dispatch advised police they had received a 911 hang up call from a residence. Officers arrived and met with the head of the household. He explained he was pre-programming his phone to dial 911 in a hurry in case of an emergency such as his daughter’s boyfriend coming over without permission. Officers and residents discussed the definition of emergency.
August 29: A resident in the 2200 block of Montfort Street reported a neighbor cutting limbs from the complainant’s trees, possibly in order to create a better view for himself. The malicious mischief property destruction is under investigation.