April 8, 1:48 p.m.: An officer assisted North Whatcom Fire & Rescue by serving as a first responder to a teenager who had fallen from his bicycle to the street. The boy had suffered scrapes to his hip and deep gouges to his elbow. The officer monitored the teen’s condition until medics relieved him.
April 9, 9:59 a.m.: A resident came to the police station to ask for help with harassment that she has been undergoing for the past couple of years. An officer interviewed her and collected information and written samples of social media postings. Follow-up is being conducted to determine if the actions of the suspect rise to a level of criminal harassment, and the victim was provided information on how to apply for an anti-harassment civil order.
April 9, 3:12 p.m.: Police stopped a vehicle for speeding through the afternoon school zone on Boblett Street, and found that the motorist had almost 70 years of experience behind the wheel, but a significant lack of perception about how they were driving that day. The on-scene interview gave the officer information that indicated the department of licensing should consider reviewing the person’s current driving skills. The officer completed a report and forwarded to the state agency.
April 9, 8:59 p.m.: Police stopped a vehicle that failed to stop at a posted stop sign on Boblett Street at Odell Road. The driver explained he did not have his license on him. The officer made computer inquiries and determined the motorist’s license was suspended. The Blaine resident was arrested, processed and released after accepting a citation and mandatory court date.
April 10, 9:05 a.m.: A business called police when a man tried to extort money from them in a threatening phone call. The suspect did not identify himself personally, but said that he represented Puget Sound Energy (PSE). The man claimed that the business was behind in utility payments and threatened to disconnect the power if not immediately paid. The business receives its power from Blaine City Light, not PSE, and they called police to report the attempted extortion. An officer is investigating the incident to identify the suspect who placed the 1-800 call.
April 10, 11:32 a.m.: An officer came upon a semi truck and trailer blocking the road near Hughes Avenue and Bell Road. The driver had improperly attached the trailer to his truck, and the two parted company in the street. Good Samaritans from another transport company arrived and helped the trucker attach his trailer to a second tractor. Police provided traffic control until the roadway was cleared.
April 10, 11:48 a.m.: Police received a request to check the welfare of the occupants of a residence after a passerby heard yelling coming from the home. Officers arrived and found there was no crime being committed. The raised voice was a mother scolding her kids who had stayed home from school.
April 10, 12:32 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a possible fight in progress on a residential street. The arriving officers learned that during a domestic dispute a man had shoved his girlfriend while she was attempting to get into a relative’s car to leave. The suspect had left the area, and police prepared a case report for assault charges against the 41-year-old man.