November 7, 10:00 a.m.:
A passerby found a valid British Columbia vehicle license plate at the Blaine Post Office, and brought it to the police station. Staff found that the plates were not associated to any known crime, but could not find a phone listing for the person to whom they were registered. An officer sent a letter to the last listed address, advising the owner that the police were holding his property for him.
November 7, 1:57 p.m.: A resident on Mitchell Street called police to report that an apparent vandalism incident had left a large gaping hole in an nearby homeowner’s fence. An officer checked the property and found that no damage had occurred. It was not vandals gnawing on the neighborhood, but rather the very large opening created by the fence’s owner opening a very large gate.
November 7, 2:29 p.m.: A woman contacted police to express her displeasure with the work that a mechanic had done making repairs to her car, and alleged that the vehicle was damaged while in the shop. When she was advised that there was no evidence of a crime, the lady asked for and received contact information for the Whatcom County Civil Court. Case closed.
November 7, 5:50 p.m.: The Sheriff’s Office called Blaine PD asking for assistance with a suicidal person at a Birch Bay residence. Medics were already on scene speaking to the victim when the officer and a sheriff’s deputy. They maintained scene security until the verbally resistive lady was loaded aboard an ambulance for transport to hospital.
November 8, 3:05 p.m.: The manager of a store on H Street chased a shoplifter who fled the store, and caught him out in the parking lot. Police responded to the 911 call and arrested the seventeen-year-old thief for shoplifting and being a minor in possession of alcohol, for the big bottle of whisky he’d whisked from the market. The young man’s parents were out of the country on holiday and had left their teenager in charge of the family home. He was summarily demoted to captive, and released to the custody of an adult family friend pending an appearance before the juvenile court.
November 8, 6:57 p.m.: Customs and Border Protection at Peace Arch POE reported that they encountered an Alberta motorist whose driving license was suspended for her failure to pay a Washington state traffic ticket. Police arrested the woman for the license offense and cited and released her with a mandatory court date. She had to call a friend to come to the Port and drive her car.
November 9, 9:18 a.m.: A woman reported her that her adult son’s XBox 360 was stolen from a home that he was moving from after house sharing with some other folks. The victim’s father had spoken with all of the tenants, and all claimed innocence. Mom completed a stolen property statement indicating that she would assist in a prosecution and the game console was entered into law enforcement databases as stolen property.
November 9, 10:45 a.m.: A woman called police for assist when she and her soon-to-be ex-husband began arguing about their child visitation schedule. The couple are still sharing their co-owned home, and don’t have a parenting plan or court orders in effect, so things are a little tense. An officer responded to the residence to keep the peace while the wife prepared to leave for the weekend.
November 9, 5:18 p.m.: Officers responded and contacted the drivers after a two-car non-injury collision on Peace Portal at Bell Road. Both vehicles were removed from the roadway so that traffic was not blocked. The evidence and witness statements indicated the crash occurred when one driver failed to yield the right-of way. Police helped the motorists exchange information, and completed a state collision report.
November 10, 4:35 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a Blaine business for a dispute in progress. An officer arrived to learn that a guest had not paid for his stay and the property owner wanted the individual removed from the premises. The guest left on his own accord and was given a trespass warning.
November 10, 6:58 p.m.: Officers responded when a small child called 911 for help. They arrived at the house to find a woman who’d suffered injuries when she was attacked by the child’s father. Medics were called to the scene to evaluate the victim, and police arrested the 38-year-old man who had beaten and choked her. The man was booked into jail for Felony Assault involving Domestic Violence.
November 11, 10:03 a.m.: A property management company called public works employees when tenants experienced problems with their sewer system. The public works supervisor called police when he traced the problem to a vandalized lift pump station. Someone with more brawn than brains had cut the lock off the control box and turned off power to the pump equipment. The pump was re-energized and the box secured.
November 12, 4:28 p.m.: Customs & Border Protection at Peace Arch Port of Entry reported a man and woman traveling together in a car with their two children. The couple had previously filed for divorce and a restraining order was issued by the Snohomish County Superior Court as part of the dissolution process. The wife was listed as the petitioner and husband as respondent. The couple had patched things up but had never re-addressed the restraining order. An officer reviewed the order and found that the husband was not in violation of any provisions in the order. The couple was advised to straighten out their paperwork in civil court to prevent future misunderstandings.
November 13, 9:40 a.m.: A man called police to report his concerns that a relative might be contemplating suicide. Officers responded and spoke to the victim, who agreed to travel by ambulance to the hospital for a mental evaluation. The man owned several firearms, and they were secured for safekeeping.
November 13, 5:03 p.m.: A woman experiencing a crisis in her home life contacted police. She had cut herself and was having thoughts of suicide. An officer transported her to hospital for a voluntary mental evaluation.