Police Reports: July 21 - July 24, 2012

Published on Wed, Jul 25, 2012
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July 21, 10:55 p.m.: Fire department aid personnel and hotel security called Blaine police for help dealing with an uncooperative guest who had facial injuries. Officers arrived and spoke to the man, but he continued to refuse all assistance and insisted he would just "sleep it off" in his hotel room. It was unclear how the man received his injuries, but he was adamant about being left alone and promised to call police if he changed his mind.  When medics had done what they could, they departed, as did the officers a short time later. The guest did in fact sleep it off, and even woke up again the next morning.

July 22, 9:58 a.m.: An officer investigated a 911 hang up at a residence on Blue Grouse Way, and found that all was well inside. A small child there had had been playing with a toy on the couch, which turned out to actually be the family's cordless telephone. Mom sat down to explain the difference, and the officer went on to other calls.

July 22, 3 p.m.: While on patrol, police stopped a juvenile having a great time on his motor driven cycle on Bayview Street. The boy was being safe by wearing a helmet, but his scooter was not licensed for roadway use and the juvenile did not have a driver's license, let alone a motorcycle endorsement. The officer spoke to the young man and is mom, and they agreed to park the cycle for the day.

July 22, 9:22 p.m.: Officers responded to a business on H Street on a complaint about a customer. The manager explained that a transient was in their store bothering customers and keeping employees from their work. At the manager's request police trespassed the footloose traveler from the property. He left to continue his search for a way to get to Alaska that did not involve having to talk with the Canadian Customs officers to whom he was apparently allergic.

July 22, 5 p.m.: Officers provided traffic control and direction at the northbound I-5 ramp entrance and D Street roundabout during heavy, end-of-weekend border traffic conditions.  Police efforts kept the ramps clear for travelers and residents.

July 22, 10:46 p.m.: Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office asked Blaine police to respond to a report of an injured animal on H Street Road east of town as they had no deputies available. A Blaine officer arrived and euthanized the very injured deer. Whatcom County dispatch was advised of the resolution and the location of the remains.

July 23, 3:06 p.m.: A business owner called to report an equipment theft that occurred at the business some time over the past few days. A officer arrived to investigate, and identified possible suspects.The investigation continues.

July 23, 10:20 p.m.: Customs officers at the Peace Arch Port of Entry called police asking for help finding lodging for a transient who ended up back at their office after he was denied entry to Canada. Officers just happened to have another person in tow who also needed a place to stay, so both men shared the police car ride to the Lighthouse Mission in Bellingham.

July 23, 11 p.m.: A resident called to report an escalating problem with people who were prowling the alleyway behind his home at night, and possibly conducting drug activity.  All officers were advised of the complaint, and are working with Blaine Public Works to evaluate changes to the alley which might improve visibility and reduce the opportunity for crime.

July 24, 8:20 a.m.: A business reported an ongoing problem with litter blowing onto his property from an adjoining business property.  An officer contacted those involved and helped them reach an agreement to clean up the litter and prevent future occurrences.

July 24, 11:36 a.m.: Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office asked for assistance with a domestic dispute occurring at a Birch Bay residence. Blaine officers responded and contacted those involved and found that the argument was verbal non-criminal disagreement between a mother and adult daughter.