Police Department Reports, October 15-21, 2020

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October 3, 1:25 p.m.: An elderly person called to report being financially taken advantage of by a cab driver. They said the cab driver asked for their banking information. The elderly person, not quite understanding, gave the information to them. An officer called the cab company, and after speaking to them, determined the elderly person may be having some confusion about the payment for the cab service.

October 3, 7:31 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a Blaine residence with water running out of the second story level. Officers arrived and learned the home has been vacant for some time and was believed to have recently been sold according to a neighbor. Officers could hear running water inside at various points throughout the home. An officer was able to turn off the water at the meter in hopes of lessening further water damage.

October 4, 4:30 p.m.: Blaine police officers were dispatched to assist U.S. Border Patrol and CBP agents who were helping an injured man. A man cut his arm on broken glass when he punched a glass door while intoxicated. Police convinced the intoxicated man into taking a ride in the ambulance to the emergency room. Blaine officers cleared without incident.

October 5, 8:59 p.m.: Blaine Police Department officers responded to a report of vandalism in the 200 block of Marine Drive. The complainant reported someone had tampered with a vessel in his care. Officers took a report to document the event.

October 6, 2:36 a.m.: A person reported someone has been slashing his tires. The police took a report and questioned a possible suspect, but he denied having anything to do with the crime. The case is under investigation.

October 6, 10:31 p.m.: Blaine Police Department officers responded to a reported firearms violation at the Peace Arch Port of Entry. Officers were informed a convicted felon was discovered to be in possession of a firearm in Canada and this person was returned to the United States. The firearm was seized by the Canadian Border Services Agency. During the investigation, it was discovered the individual was not a convicted felon and the investigation was concluded.

October 7, 2:34 a.m.: During routine patrols Blaine Police located a vehicle being driven on public roadways in violation of state title transfer laws. An officer conducted a traffic stop and arrested the driver for “failing to transfer title after sale.” The driver was cited and released with a mandatory court appearance date.

October 7, 9:50 a.m.: A motel owner called police to report that two tenants had broken a television in a rented room. The suspect in the incident also threatened the motel owner if they called the police. Charges will be forwarded to the city of Blaine prosecutor’s office.

October 7, 10:46 a.m.: A woman called the police to report that a political sign was stolen from her front yard. The woman requested to file charges against the suspect if they could be located. Moments later, the sign was found a short distance away and returned. Charges were no longer requested by the victim.

October 7, 6:33 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a report of a vehicle with two occupants buying crab at the harbor. The officer contacted the vehicle and two occupants at the Blaine boat launch. They reported they were aware they could not buy crab on port property and were filling tubs with seawater before meeting up with clients off port property. The business owner was present and provided proper documentation issued by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. A port security officer contacted the officer and advised he had already spoken to the men and advised them of the rules.

Reports provided by Blaine Police Department

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