Police reports: January 23 - 29

Published on Wed, Jan 30, 2013
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January 23, 7:43 p.m.: An employee on the evening shift at a premises downtown was at work when a man walked in and exposed himself to her. She yelled at the suspect to leave, and he ran from the building northbound along Peace Portal Drive. Blaine officers and border patrol agents arrived in the area within a minute, but were not able to locate the suspect, who was described as a young adult wearing a dark gray hoodie and black pants.

January 23, 8:17 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to assist a tow company with recovering a vehicle parked at a residence on Harrison Avenue. The person in possession of the auto was visiting the homeowner at the time, and was quite upset at having his vehicle repossessed. Officers were able to restore the peace, and the recovery team was able to complete their mission.

January 23, 10:20 p.m.: A parent came to the police department with her teenage son in tow. The young man had an active warrant for his arrest. The juvenile was quite under the influence from an overdose of non-prescription cold medicine, and medics were called to evaluate his condition. He was transported to hospital and booked into juvenile detention after a medical examination.

January 24, 3:24 p.m.: Dispatch reported a possible assault in progress at a residence in the 700 block of A Street, after an anonymous caller said they could hear yelling and possibly the sounds of someone striking something. Blaine officers and border patrol agents responded and contacted a man and woman engaged in a heated verbal domestic dispute. No crime other than disorderly conduct had occurred, but the 40-year-old female was wanted on an active arrest warrant and was booked into jail.

January 25, 8:06 a.m.: The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from Blaine officers when a deputy radioed that he was engaged in a struggle with a driver on a traffic stop on Blaine Road near Birch Bay. Two Blaine units responded to help.

January 25, 8:43 a.m.: A resident on C Street accidentally locked herself out of her home and called police for help. The responding officer found that the house was very well secured. The landlord was not able to respond, and locksmiths could not make it for hours. The officer was able to reach the lady’s husband, who was at school, and he sneaked out of class to bring her a house key. The resident and her dog rode to the station, where they could stay warm until hubby arrived.

January 27, 6:10 p.m.: A tired, cold 17-year-old came to the police station to turn himself in. He was wanted on a felony warrant out of Mason County, and had decided that life on his own was not as comfortable as he’d imagined. The warrant was confirmed, his parent was notified, and he was booked into juvenile detention.

January 28, 7:38 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a report that a teenager was threatening to harm herself at a residence. The arriving officer found that no one at the house was suicidal. The only distraught person present was a young man who was having a tantrum about water leaking through the downstairs ceiling from a problematic upstairs commode. The officer was in the wrong union to help solve that particular emergency.

January 29, 9:02 a.m.: A motorist who stopped in Blaine at a service station on Monday called police the next day to report having witnessed a crime. She explained that while she was fueling her car she observed a man in a nearby car obviously enjoying the act of exposing himself to her. Police are investigating.