Police Department Reports, December 10-16, 2020

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November 27, 12:04 p.m.: Blaine officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation. Officers contacted the driver, who was determined to have a suspended license and a warrant. Officers arrested the individual and searched him incident to arrest. During the search, officers discovered a glass pipe with a substance inside that tested presumptive positive for the presence of methamphetamine. Officers requested mutual aid for a K9 sniff of the vehicle, and a Bellingham K9 unit responded. The K9 alerted to illegal drugs inside, and the car was taken into police custody pending a search warrant. The investigation is ongoing.

November 30, 7:54 p.m.: Blaine Police Department officers responded to a report of a vehicle collision involving a dog. Officers arrived and shortly after, the dog had passed. Whatcom Humane Society responded to retrieve the deceased dog.

December 1, 8:00 a.m.: The Blaine school district requested extra patrol of the bus garage area. They believed an unknown transient might be sleeping on the buses at night. The police department will provide extra patrol as available.

December 1, 11:14 a.m.: A woman called the police after receiving a disturbing phone call from an unknown male. The incident was investigated by an officer. The suspect is believed to have called from outside the United States. The officer suggested further security action the woman could take.

December 1, 3:52 p.m.: Blaine police responded to a residence following an anonymous report via fax about people possibly living in a shed on a property. An officer spoke with the homeowners and determined that nothing was criminal.

December 1, 5:40 p.m.: During routine patrol, a Blaine officer stopped a vehicle whose registered owner was listed as having a suspended license. The driver was not the registered owner but also had a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest. They were cited and released with a mandatory court appearance date.

December 1, 10:32 p.m.: Blaine Police Department officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1300 block of Yew Avenue. During the traffic investigation, a K9 team responded to the stop and the event evolved into a drug investigation. The vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant.

December 2, 3:13 a.m.: Blaine Police Department officers responded to a 911 hang-up call on Odell Road. The location has had several similar calls recently and this event was determined to be part of the same problem. A notification was sent to the business to inform them of the on-going problem.

December 2, 1:53 p.m.: Officers served a search warrant on a vehicle for illegal drugs. Officers recovered a methamphetamine pipe and methamphetamine from the vehicle.

December 3, 3:23 p.m.: Officers were called to a construction site for an individual who was caught on camera trespassing on the property. The individual was described as male, wearing camouflage clothing, with blonde shoulder-length hair. Officers arrived and checked the area. A vehicle was located at the front of the property but officers were unable to locate anyone on the property.

December 3, 3:57 p.m.: An individual called 911 to report suspicious activity with their bank account. The individual’s bank is located in Bellingham. The individual advised the bank is currently investigating, but requested a case number.

December 3, 8:26 p.m.: Officers responded to a burglary. Officers found a garage broken into and checked the area. Officers were not able to locate the suspects and the owner found nothing immediately missing. Officers will conduct extra patrols in the area.

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