Posted by Caleb Hutton
Text courtesy of the Blaine Police Department, with minor edits for style.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
9:25 p.m. A woman called police from Boblett Street to report her purse had been stolen earlier in the day from the business where she works in Blaine. The victim had delayed making a report until she was able to get home from work and check that she had not left the purse at home. She had already notified her credit card companies and banks, and had cancelled the service to the cell phone she had been carrying. Officers are investigating.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
3:53 a.m. A Blaine resident angry over marital problems kept his family awake most of the night with his laments at a home on Fifth Street. Law enforcement eventually got involved when the man called 911 and reported his wife had attacked him, cutting him with a knife. Police responded to the home and were assisted by U.S. Border Patrol agents in making sure the couple and their children were unharmed and unarmed. When it became evident no one was buying his story, the man admitted he had made up the knife attack story out of spite. The officers then conducted a false reporting investigation for the prosecutor, and transported the man to a relative’s house so his wife and kids could get some sleep.
4:57 p.m. Officers responded to an emergency call on the pedestrian path adjacent to Semiahmoo Parkway, and found an injured woman being tended to by her husband. The couple had been bicycling on the path when the lady fell and struck her head, which was not protected by a helmet. The victim was transported to hospital by medics.
5:09 p.m. A Birch Bay family called Blaine Police to report their child’s saxophone had been stolen from the Blaine Middle School sometime over the past week. An officer was not able to responded to contact the victims at the time of the report, and they filed a written statement about the $260 loss. There are no suspects at this time.
6:09 p.m. Police were dispatched to an apartment complex on F Street to once again intercede in an ongoing disagreement between neighbors. This time one of the ladies was upset because she had been sitting outside in a common area enjoying the afternoon shade, when her nemesis came out and started taking photographs of her. The photographer was contacted, and she explained that the landlord had instructed her to take pictures of anything that she found bothersome. On the upside, at least they’re shooting cameras.
Thursday, Sept. 13
4:31 p.m. A woman called police to report that she had forgotten her purse at a business, and when she returned to pick it up the purse was gone. An officer responded to the D Street business, but arrived to find that the victim was now gone as well. Apparently she wanted to avoid the embarrassment of explaining that she had discovered that her purse had just been set aside by store employees to keep it safe.
Friday, Sept. 14
8:05 a.m. A resident near Eighth and D streets reported her cat was fine when it went outside about noon, but it limped home injured about 1:30 p.m. The lady took her pet to the vet, and discovered that the animal had been shot with a pellet gun which fractured one of its legs. Surgery was required to remove the projectile repair the limb. Police and animal control were notified and are canvassing the neighborhood to locate witnesses who have seen anyone using a BB or pellet gun in the area. Under investigation.
9:13 a.m. An electrician working on a home construction on Eighth Street discovered that 50 feet of various sizes of copper wiring had been cut out and stolen from the site. Under investigation.
3:06 p.m. A car owner reported that two magnetic signs advertising an Air Brush Tanning business had been stolen while the car was parked in a business lot on Martin Street. There are no suspects in the theft.
Saturday, Sept. 15
8:50 p.m. A person called from Runge Avenue to report that her roommate had physically assaulted her. Officers responded to investigate and found evidence of a verbal dispute but not a physical assault. The call did yield an unexpected surprise in that the roommate was wanted on arrest warrants, and the 37-year-old woman was booked into jail.
Sunday, Sept. 16
11:42 a.m. Police received a report that a refrigerator trailer had been stolen from its parking spot on Peace Portal Drive. The trailer was empty at the time, and police are investigating the $20,000 theft.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
1:30 a.m. A pedestrian too intoxicated to peddle was walking his bicycle on E Street when a stranger assaulted him and stole his bike. The victim stumbled to safety a couple blocks away and called 911. Police were in the area at the time of the call but were unable to located the suspect or the victim’s bike. He was given a ride home and left with stolen property report forms to complete when he was awake and feeling better.
5:07 a.m. Blaine Police were called to assist sheriffs deputies with a possible burglary in progress in the 8000 block of Harborview Road. An officer assisted county units in locating and contacting five subjects in the area.