July 13, 12:42 p.m.: Residents called to express concern about a loud yelling match ongoing at a house in their neighborhood. Police responded and located the home where the disturbance had occurred. An adult with a carload of kids had already left the house and the remaining adult said that nothing had gone on that did not also happen at other homes in the area. An officer explained to the resident that whatever else had been going on had apparently not generated the same level of concern or volume. Once assured that all was quiet for the time being, police departed.
July 13, 2 p.m.: An officer on patrol observed an unattended vehicle strategically parked blocking both a “Handicapped Parking” stall and a “No Parking Anytime” sign. The driver of the vehicle is being sought, and the manager of the building where the violations occurred is being asked to slightly improve the placement of the parking signs at the location to make their intent abundantly clear to the last 1 percent of motorists who might ever be confused by the current signage.
July 13, 3:52 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of current and former renters arguing over tenancy rights at a home on Mitchell Street. The difference of opinion ended with the current renters agreeing to give the former renter’s mail to the property owner whenever it arrived, and the former renter promising to stay off the current renter’s portion of the property or else risk arrest for trespassing.
July 13, 4:46 p.m.: U.S. CBP officers interviewed a group of Washington residents returning to the state from a trip to B.C. One of the passengers was a 24-year-old university student from Seattle. In his backpack officers found a container of four pills that field-tested positive for the controlled substance MDMA. A Blaine Police officer was called to the scene. He investigated and arrested the owner of the backpack on probable cause of illegally possessing the drug. After processing he was released until a mandatory court appearance date.
July 13, 6:30 p.m.: U.S. CBP officers at the Peace Arch port of entry contacted police when they intercepted a B.C. resident driving to Blaine while his privilege to drive in Oregon was suspended. A Blaine officer investigated and cited the motorist for the criminal license violation. He was released after receiving a mandatory appearance citation and warned not to drive in the U.S. until he had resolved his licensing issue.
July 13, 5:15 p.m.: While investigating another matter at the Peace Arch port of entry, a Blaine officer and CBP agents found a traveler in possession of identification documents belonging to two other people who were not present. Those pieces of ID were confiscated pending contact with their owners to determine why the documents had traveled to Canada and back.
July 14, 4 p.m.: U.S. CBP officers at the Peace Arch port of entry called Blaine Police when a group of protesters encroached onto federal property and refused to leave. Blaine officers arrived and learned from a CBP supervisor that the protesters had left federal property once they heard the police were coming, and were continuing their protest on Washington State Park property. The group was peaceful and no police intervention was needed.
July 15, 4:15 a.m.: A resident called police when she discovered a bicycle abandoned at the side of her home. An officer went by the house and impounded the bike as found property for safekeeping in hopes the owner can be located.