By Caleb Hutton
Text courtesy of the Blaine Police Department, with minor edits for style.
Wednesday, Oct. 17
11:24 a.m. An officer was dispatched to contact a resident about a theft from his home. The older gentleman reported that a prized double-edged stainless steel German dagger was missing from his house. During a long one-sided conversation with the victim, the officer discerned that it was quite possible that the knife had been misplaced rather than stolen.
12:14 p.m. A county resident came to the Blaine Police Department for assistance, when his hopes for for an amicable end to a dating relationship were dashed. He explained that his now former-girlfriend had reacted very strongly to learning that he was breaking up with her. The lady was now driving around somewhere between Blaine and Bellingham, texting threats to harm herself unless the male half-relented and exorcised the ex from their relationship. Blaine Police officers searched the Blaine area for the woman without success, and she lives in the Bellingham area. The boyfriend had received her calls while at his home outside the city as well, and he was advised to contact the Sheriff’s Office to make a formal report about the lady’s actions and his concerns about her safety.
1:25 p.m. A business contacted police when the management discovered instances of theft which had possibly been committed by an employee. An officer was assigned it initial interviews and the complaint is under investigation.
9:41 p.m. Police were dispatched to a residential construction site on Kingsley Avenue for a theft of services complaint. The contractor showed the officer that someone had thrown several bags of garbage and unwanted broken kids toys into the construction site’s dumpster. The contractor was going to have to pay to have the garbage hauled away. A couple pieces of mail amid the garbage lead officers to a recently vacated apartment. The former resident of the apartment is still in jail on unrelated charges. The contractor was advised of the outcome and he will recontact police if the problem reoccurs.
Thursday, Oct. 18
10 p.m. A woman contacted police to report a theft she had suffered six days earlier on H Street. She explained that she had left her car unlocked while shopping, and when she returned a bank bag was missing from the front seat of the car. The bag had contained the money taken in by her employer’s business, a little over $4,000 cash. There are no suspects in the taking.
Friday, Oct. 19
9:40 a.m. A concerned parent reported an assault on a school bus on Mitchell Avenue. Officers reviewed video evidence and determined that mutual roughhousing was involved which did not rise to the level of criminal culpability for the 10-year-old kids involved. The incident is being handled by the school district.
3:08 p.m. A citizen contacted the Blaine Police Department to report two election-related signs stolen from his yard over the last couple weeks, the most recent being today. The signs are valued at $5 a piece. Officers were notified to provide extra patrol and to watch for the missing signs.
Saturday, Oct. 20
Sunday, Oct. 21
4 p.m. A Blaine resident reported their passport from India missing or lost, and asked for a police report number to satisfy a step in the process of having it replaced. The service was provided.