April 25, 4:22 p.m.: Employees at a business called police when they discovered a burglary to their property. The fence around a storage area had been cut to gain access to their lot, and an expensive bicycle had been stolen. The on-site security cameras caught excellent images of the adult who stole the bicycle, and police are searching for the bike and the thief.
April 26, 12:25 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a traffic collision on C Street. Officers arrived to investigate the crash and arrested one of the drivers for driving while under the influence of alcohol. The 35-year-old Blaine resident was booked into jail after processing. Both the suspect’s car and the unoccupied parked car that he crashed into had to be towed from the scene.
April 26, 10:21 p.m.: A resident on D Street left his house late in the evening, just in time to interrupt a vandal who was slashing the tires on one of the resident’s family cars. The suspect ran from the scene, and was not immediately located. Border Patrol agents assisted Blaine officers with searching the neighborhood for the adult male suspect, described as well over six feet tall, wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.
April 27, 8:10 a.m.: Police were called to an altercation in progress outside an apartment building downtown, with one of the combatants armed with nunchuks and a steel chain. The arriving officers separated the participants and secured the weapons. An investigation found that two men had come to collect a borrowed vehicle, but the borrower had become violent and threatened the visitors. The 40-year-old suspect from Custer was arrested and booked into jail for domestic violence harassment and brandishing a weapon.
April 27, 8:01 p.m.: Police responded to a domestic violence assault and malicious mischief crime at a residence on Adelia Street. The suspect ran from the scene when his victim called police, but was found hiding in underbrush nearby about 90 minutes later. The 23-year-old Blaine residence was arrested and booked into jail.
April 28, 5:34 p.m.: An officer investigated a non-reportable collision in the 2300 block of Peace Portal Drive. A motorist overtook and rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped at a railway crossing. The driver at fault was cited and released.
April 30, 9:54 a.m.: A resident came to the police department to report vandalism at Skalman Park on Yew Street. Officers found that a picnic table had been up-ended, a chain link fence damaged and two plastic chairs were floating in the pond. The picnic table was not re-righted, and Public Works will be tending to the chairs. No suspects have been identified.