Posted by Caleb Hutton
Text courtesy of the Blaine Police Department, with minor edits for style.
Monday, June 11
5:45 p.m. Blaine Police assisted the school district by providing public safety support to the high school graduation on H Street. Several citizen contacts were handled over the evening. Among them, one attendee asked for assistance when his blood sugar began dropping and he needed food. An officer offered up his super-protein bar to the gent: 14 grams of protein, 17 grams of sugar, for 210 calories and one problem solved. The gent was able to continue attending his grandson’s graduation ceremony, and all was right with the world.
7:11 p.m. Blaine Police were dispatched to assist sheriff’s deputies who were responding to a report of a possibly suicidal man at a home in Birch Bay. Officers assisted the deputy with contacting an intoxicated adult who adamantly opined from his supine position on the floor that he had no intention of harming himself. His single-minded focus on maintaining a low center of gravity lent credence to his stated goal of avoiding injury, and officers encouraged him to call for assistance if his intentions wandered.
10:40 p.m. Officers were advised there might be teenage activity involving alcohol use in a park on the beach on Semiahmoo Parkway. Officers checked the park and found everyone had left. All that remained of the gathering were the cooling coals in a fire pit.
Tuesday, June 12
2:11 p.m. A property owner on Martin Street hired a gentleman to mow her yard. During the work the mower struck a rock, which set sail and took out the back window of a car parked nearby. Officers were called to the scene, and helped the workman, the property owner and the car owner exchange information to aid the process of getting the window repaired. The driver brought the car over to the police station and officers helped her vacuum out the broken glass.
Wednesday, June 13
12:01 a.m. A victim contacted police from Third Street asking for help dealing with a man who has been stalking him for some time. In the most recent incident the suspect drove by the victim’s workplace and made a show of using a smartphone to take a photo of the victim. The suspect has been identified and officers are investigating the report as an act of patterned criminal harassment.
7:40 p.m. A woman on Peace Portal Drive called police for help, reporting that her child was locked in her car, which was parked on Peace Portal downtown. An officer soon arrived but the vehicle was unoccupied and the owner was absent. Her keys and purse were plainly visible locked inside the car. The officer called the owner back, and she sauntered out of a nearby restaurant. She claimed that the child had already been rescued but she still needed help getting her car unlocked. She declined the officer’s offer to assist her by calling the locksmith or tow truck of her choice.
Thursday, June 14
2:42 p.m. Police were dispatched to a mall parking lot on H Street when passersby spotted an apparent theft and vehicle prowl in progress. Officers responded and contacted the suspect as he attempted to enter a locked vehicle. The suspect had ripped a metal antenna off another car in the lot and was using it as a tool to break into the second vehicle when police pulled up. Officers arrested the man for theft and attempted vehicle prowl and transported him to jail.
While investigating the vehicle prowl, police learned that things were worse for one of the victims than she thought, and took her into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant. During the arrest the officers found that she was in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine, marijuana and someone else’s prescription drugs. The 39-year-old Birch Bay resident was booked into jail for having an exceedingly bad day.
Friday, June 15
10:05 p.m. Officers responded to a domestic dispute at a motel on Alder Street. They learned that a father had struck his teenaged son four hours earlier, and a hand print was still visible on the youth. The father was arrested and transported to jail on a charge of misdemeanor assault involving domestic violence.
Monday, June 18
12:08 a.m. Police were dispatched to a report of a structure fire in a business in the 200 block of D Street. The arriving officers found the blaze was small and contained to a small upstairs area, and they put out the flames with an extinguisher. Fire units arrived and made sure the problem was resolved. It appeared the fire had started in the area where birds had gotten in an built a nest. The suspects had flown the coop, so the responders were unable to determine if it was a case of avian arson or addiction.
11:05 p.m. Police responded to a report of a dogs-on-men melee in an E Street alley late Monday night. When officers unraveled the mess they found it had started with a backyard fight between a man and his adult son. Their battle ignited the protective instincts of the family’s dachshunds, and the pack of wiener dogs tried to rescue father and son by biting them both until they stopped fighting. Medic units treated both men for minor facial injuries and bites. Police determined dad was the primary aggressor, arrested him and booked him into jail.
Wednesday, June 20
11:07 a.m. A woman returning back to the lower 49 after an Alaskan Cruise with relatives received special attention at the Peace Arch Port of Entry after a drug sniffing dog alerted to her luggage. A personal use amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found in the daughters bags. The 49-year-old Illinois resident was arrested by police for the crime, and summarily punished by having to have mom post her bail.