January 5, 10:39 a.m.:
Blaine officers served a resident with a Blaine Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on a disorderly conduct charge. The 52-year-old man was arrested and booked into jail.
January 5, 12:50 p.m.:
A vehicle was stopped on Odell Road for a traffic and vehicle equipment violations. During the contact police discovered that the 53-year-old driver had a suspended driver's license and was operating the motor vehicle without a required ignition interlock device installed. The man was arrested, processed and released with a court date.
January 6, 7:24 a.m.:
A concerned passerby called police to report a vehicle from British Columbia driving down the D Street offramp onto SR 543 in the wrong lane of traffic. Officers located and contacted the elderly driver from Surrey, B.C., who was fueling his vehicle at a service station on H Street. The man apologized for driving the wrong way and stated he had been confused. Officers made sure he was able to safely continue his trip and completed a report on the incident for reference.
January 6, 11:12 a.m.:
An officer stopped a vehicle on C Street for a traffic violation and discovered that the driver's operating license was suspended, and he was wanted on a felony warrant from the Department of Corrections for possession/delivery of methamphetamine. The 47-year-old Birch Bay resident was arrested and booked into jail.
January 6, 3:27 p.m.:
A concerned person called police to report a group of juveniles smoking cigarettes on Mitchell Avenue. Officers checked the area for the nicotine addicts, but could not locate them. The kids disappeared in a cloud of their own smoke.
January 6, 6:07 p.m.:
Blaine police received an order from the court to pick up a person and take him to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. The person was located and detained without incident. He was transported to the hospital and turned over to the custody of mental health staff.
January 6, 6:12 p.m.:
A concerned citizen called to report suspicious activity involving a strange vehicle at a residence where no one was currently supposed to be at home. Officers responded and found the home to be secure. The vehicle had already departed the area. There were no signs of forced entry or any indication that criminal activity had occurred. Officers cleared without incident.
January 7, 8 p.m.:
Blaine police responded when a passerby reported that a bicyclist had just crashed on Marine Drive. Officers arrived to find a highly intoxicated rider who had tried unsuccessfully to ride his bike home to Surrey. He had not suffered obvious injuries in his fall, which happened when he colliding with a curb. An officer gave the optimist a courtesy transport to Canada Customs, where he waited for his wife to drive down and pick him up.
January 8, 2:55 p.m.:
Police were dispatched to a Blaine address when a resident reported an assault by BB gun. Officers spoke with the 10-year-old victim, who explained how she had been shot in the back by a young man wielding a BB gun. The girl was not seriously injured. Officers contacted the shooter and impounded his BB gun and pellets. The 13-year-old boy's parents were contacted by telephone and advised of the incident. A case report for charge review was forwarded to the juvenile prosecutor.
January 8, 10:30 p.m.:
An officer was flagged down on A Street by a resident who was out helping look for a family friend’s teenaged daughter. The girl had left home hours earlier and had not returned. Police were watching for the young lady when they discovered she had turned up at her house. They checked and found she was now intoxicated. The 16-year-old was girl was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol and released to her parent. Police are investigating to determine who provided her with the booze.
January 9, 4:16 p.m.:
Officers contacted a pedestrian on Harrison Street, and determined the man was wanted on a felony warrant for escape from community custody. The 22-year-old Bellingham resident was taken into custody and transported to Whatcom County Jail.
January 10, 10:27 a.m.:
Blaine police responded when first responders were alerted that a man had collapsed aboard his boat, which was docked in Blaine Harbor. They arrived to find that Port of Bellingham employees were already on scene and had deployed their Automatic External Defibrillator and were performing CPR. Officers assisted until a medical aid unit from the fire department could arrive.
January 10, 5:30 p.m.:
About dinnertime a distraught parent called Blaine Police when she was not able to locate her
10-year-old son. Officers met her at the elementary school and initiated an investigation. The mystery was soon resolved by a call from the boy's grandparents. They advised that the adventurous lad had ridden his bicycle all the way from his home in Birch Bay to their house in Sedro-Woolley. They agreed to keep him safe and sound, and Mom set out to collect him.
January 10, 11:50 p.m.: Shortly before midnight a car was stopped on Peace Portal Drive at Bell Road waiting for a passing train. Another car pulled up and a male passenger from it approached the first waiting car. The man began yelling at the first car's occupants, accusing the shocked folks of having tied up his girlfriend. The frightened victims did not know what the guy was babbling about, and were trapped by the blocked railroad crossing. The suspect finished screaming, returned to his own car, and drove away. The victims called police, but officers were not able to locate the disorderly person.