Blaine Department Reports, January 14-20, 2021

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December 26, 4:00 p.m.: Blaine police contacted a woman who wanted to report that a man had security cameras inside of his apartment, which were pointing towards the parking lot. When confronted about the cameras, the man was rude to the woman. The police officer explained that it was not a crime to have cameras on his own property and it was not a crime to be rude. The woman hung up on the officer.

December 26, 7:25 p.m.: Blaine officers responded to a physical assault where the girlfriend assaulted her boyfriend. When the officers arrived the victim had already left the scene. A witness saw the suspect physically assault her boyfriend. The suspect also made threats to stab the witness. The officers went and tried to detain the suspect, but she actively resisted. The officers arrested the suspect for assault 4th degree DV, harassment, and resisting arrest. The suspect was transported to the Whatcom County Jail.

December 26, 9:59 p.m.: Officers responded to a shoplifting complaint. Officers found the suspects, but the store declined to press charges. The suspects were given trespass warnings and released.

December 27, 6:54 p.m.: A Blaine police officer documented some graffiti on a shed believed to be associated with the Boys and Girls Club. It is unknown how long the graffiti has been on the shed and a day shift officer will follow up with the club for more information. The graffiti was later determined to be very old, likely from 2018.

December 30, 10:24 p.m.: Blaine officers responded to a welfare check of a juvenile female walking barefoot in the rain. The juvenile was locked out of her house by her step-father for punishment. The juvenile’s mom came and picked her up. The officer spoke to the step-father. Charges for reckless endangerment will be forwarded to the prosecutor for review.

December 31, 8:45 p.m.: Blaine officers responded to a party because someone had their car blocked in. The driver was reported to be intoxicated. The driver got his vehicle out and drove off before the police arrived. When the police approached the house, they did not hear any loud music or people. The officers contacted the resident and saw two other guys in the house. The officer determined there was no party, just a small gathering of people to celebrate the New Year. The police circulated to find the intoxicated driver, but could not locate him.

January 7, 12:11 p.m.: Blaine Police Department officers were flagged down by a concerned citizen who found a cell phone at Semiahmoo Park. Officers took custody of the phone and brought it to the station. The phone has been left with support staff who have been requested to use social media platforms to possibly find the owner.

January 7, 3:24 p.m.: Blaine Police Department were dispatched to an individual who was having a behavioral crisis. Officers arrived on scene and requested Aid to respond as well. Aid arrived and transported the individual to the St. Joseph’s Hospital for an involuntary commitment.

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