Police Department Reports, January 21-27, 2021

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January 9, 12:15 p.m.: A Blaine resident contacted police to report he had been threatened while retrieving his mail in the 1200 block of Garfield Avenue. The man was trying to tell a vehicle to slow down when he witnessed it speeding. The suspect slammed on the brakes exiting the car. The suspect rushed over to the man threatening to fight him and his teenage son. After a brief verbal altercation, the suspect fled off in his vehicle southbound. The investigation is ongoing.

January 9, 6:26 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of someone yelling for help. Officers determined it was children playing. No further action was taken.

January 9, 10:54 p.m.: While on routine patrol, an officer observed a vehicle exit I-5 and drive through the stop sign at the intersection with Peace Portal Drive. The officer conducted a traffic stop and discovered the driver was driving with a suspended driver’s license. The individual was arrested, cited and released with a mandatory court date.

January 10, 7:14 a.m.: While on routine patrol, an officer checked the US Post Office and found a person inside who had previously been trespassed. The man had also been previously arrested within the week for the same violation. The officer arrested the man a second time, cited and released him with a subsequent court date.

January 10, 10:06 a.m.: A police officer was on routine patrol when they stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The police officer determined the driver’s status in the state of Washington was suspended in the 3rd degree. The driver was arrested and given a criminal citation for driving while license suspended in the 3rd degree and then released. The driver had a licensed driver come and pick up the vehicle.

January 10, 1:39 p.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was found to be driving while their license was suspended. The driver was arrested, cited and released. The passenger was also arrested, cited and released for allowing an unauthorized person to drive their vehicle. They were both issued mandatory court hearings.

January 10, 1:37 p.m.: An unknown person reported a person was in a residence in the city of Blaine who had a warrant for his arrest. The police checked the residence and the person with the warrant answered the door. Police arrested the person for the warrant and transported him to Whatcom County Jail. 

January 11, 1:08 a.m.: An officer on patrol discovered damage to a business’s property. There are no suspects for the property damage. Police are waiting for an estimate from the business.

January 11, 7:30 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to a collision in the 5600 block of Semiahmoo Parkway. A driver lost control and slid off the roadway into a bank of trees. The driver was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. The vehicle was towed and appears to be a total loss.

January 11, 8:20 a.m.: A parent reported their child was accidentally left on a school bus after all the other kids were dropped off at school. The child was not injured during their time on the bus. The police investigated the incident and determined at this time no crime was committed. The incident is being handled by the school administration.

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