January 28, 1:45 p.m.: Police were dispatched to the port of entry for an individual found in possession of illegal drugs. An officer arrived and determined the person had several bottles of prescription drugs that belonged to his parents, who were not with him. There was one bottle of medicine belonging to his father, which fell in the bracket of a Schedule 4 drug. The man explained mom and dad were in Hawaii on an extended vacation and had asked him to mail the prescriptions to them from the U.S. as the postal service here was faster. The officer determined there was no intent to misuse the drugs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and advised the person to return to Canada and mail the box of prescriptions from there so as to not be in violation of U.S. and state laws. He apologized for all the trouble and headed back north.
January 28, 3:18 p.m.: A resident of an apartment complex on Mary Avenue called police when she noticed a cut in one of her car tires while it was parked in the parking lot where she lives. The victim had taken the tire to the tire to a shop and learned it was still good, but it did appear an unknown suspect had purposely damaged the front driver’s side tire.
January 29, 2:17 p.m.: Surrey RCMP requested assistance in contacting a Blaine resident who was reportedly a suspect in a hit and run investigation in their jurisdiction. An officer contacted the person here and she was very cooperative and immediately contacted the RCMP. She explained that after the fender-bender occurred the other driver became very aggressive. She had no cell phone to call police herself, so left the scene to protect herself and her children. When she returned home she did not know whom in Canada to call to report the incident.
January 30, 1:25 p.m.: U.S. Border Patrol agents advised that they had contacted a U.S. citizen who was attempting to sneak into Canada illegally after he had been denied entry the day before. The person had a lengthy criminal history but was not currently wanted. Since he could not go to Canada, especially through the woods, a Blaine officer gave him a ride to a bus stop so he could get to a larger city to the south with social services available.
January 31, 3:29 p.m.: A resident on F Street reported the theft of her Seahawks flag from the front porch of her home. The flag, emblazoned with the depiction of a Seahawks helmet, is pictured on page 9, lower left corner, of the January 30–February 5 edition of The Northern Light newspaper. Anyone with information about the theft of the flag is encouraged to contact the Blaine Police Department.
January 31, 4:45 p.m.: A man called to report that a business property had several bags of garbage left out unprotected where birds and other animals could get to it. An officer called the business and left a message for the owner about the problem. When he checked the property a short time later the trash had been cleaned up.
February 1, 3:15 p.m.: Blaine officers responded to assist sheriff’s deputies with a reckless firearms discharge investigation on Harvey Road south of H Street Road. A Blaine officer responded to the scene, which had a number of offenders and weapons. Once the scene was secured the Blaine officer cleared.
February 1, 4:14 p.m.: Police received a call about a man drinking vodka in a parked car in a store parking lot. Officers arrived and located the suspect. The 38-year-old Blaine resident was arrested, cited and released pending his appearance in court. The vehicle was left for the registered owner to retrieve. The man accepted an offer of a ride home from a passing coworker.
February 1, 9:11 p.m.: Border patrol agents reported a two-vehicle collision on SR 543 north of H Street. Police arrived and requested an ambulance for one victim driver. Officers documented the collision and directed traffic while the fire department was on scene. Both drivers were B.C. residents. The driver that caused the incident “only looked down for a second” and rear-ended the other vehicle. The victim driver opted to get medical treatment in B.C. Both cars were able to drive off. Damage to the cars is about $1,700.
February 2, 2:25 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a report of a person possibly drinking and driving. Officers contacted the suspect driver and found he was under the legal alcohol limit but was driving with a suspended drivers’ license. The man was arrested and issued a criminal citation.
February 2, 12:55 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a reported explosion on Bayview Avenue, where the power had gone out to several homes. Officers contacted a Blaine city light crew, who responded and were able to fix the blown power pole fuse in time to get everyone’s television sets powered up for the Super Bowl game. The exploding fuse and outage were traced to the remains of a squirrel that had apparently suffered from either poor judgment or poor balance.
February 2, 3:30 p.m.: A man came to the station to report he was hearing voices in his head telling him to hang himself. He requested medical attention so he could get help ignoring the voice. The fire department arrived and transported the person to the hospital for a voluntary mental evaluation.
February 3, 12:13 a.m.: At Washington State Patrol’s (WSP) request, two officers responded to an alcohol-fueled car vs. ditch collision on Blaine Road at Shipyard Road. Police assisted WSP by maintaining scene control, stabilizing the injured passenger and directing traffic after WSP arrival. The matter was investigated by WSP as a vehicular assault as the driver is a suspected DUI and the passenger suffered a serious injury to his arm. The vehicle had rolled over during the crash and appeared to be a total loss.