Posted by Zoe Fraley
Text provided by the Blaine Police Department, with edits for style.
Wednesday, Aug. 15
11:38 a.m.: A motorist was stopped for speeding on H Street. Computer systems indicated that he was wanted on a failure to appear warrant and driving while license suspended. He explained, a bit frantically, that he had just left court after having cleared up both the license violation and the warrant. The officer checked with the court and confirmed that the driver had indeed just appeared before the judge and resolved his cases. He was released with a fresh notice of infraction for the speeding violation.
Thursday, Aug. 16
1:21 p.m.: A resident called police to report that her son had run away from home. An officer who was familiar with the teenager located him, aboard a Whatcom Transportation Authority bus en route to the Lynden Fair. Police took the 15 year old into custody and returned him to his mother.
Saturday, Aug. 18
4 a.m.: A truck driver parked on Ludwick Avenue called police when he spotted a suspicious person hanging around his trailer. Officers contacted the young suspect. He explained that he was seeking his path and finding his way in the world, and he was pretty sure that he would find his car in the trailer he was examining. Officers assured him that the refrigerated produce hauler was not hiding any frozen vehicles, and offered to assist him in reaching social services. He refused the offer and left after asking directions to the nearest truck stop.
5:40 a.m.: The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from Blaine officers at the scene of a malicious mischief and possible burglary in progress in Birch Bay. A Blaine officer and two Border Patrol agents responded and assisted the deputy on scene until the matter was resolved.
4:03 p.m.: Dispatch requested that police respond to the Peace Arch Port of Entry, where Customs officers had intercepted a traveler carrying a personal use amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A Blaine officer arrived to investigate and arrested the man for the drug offenses. His 19 grams of marijuana and four pot pipes were impounded. The 46-year-old California resident was released with a criminal citation and court date.
Tuesday, Aug. 21
9:44 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a burglary and malicious mischief on C Street. Someone had entered a a unsecured vacant residence and stole two pillows from a bed. The complainant also reported that two of his basement windows had been broken, possibly by a rock. Its unknown at this time if the malicious mischief and burglary are related. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.