Police Department Reports, September 17-23, 2020

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September 5, 4:39 a.m.: Blaine Police Department officers located a stolen vehicle in the 1600 block of Washington Avenue. Officers discovered the vehicle was stolen out of Spokane County. The vehicle was secured and impounded. The case is under investigation.

September 5, 11:05 a.m.: Officers were called to a suspicious person sleeping in their vehicle in a closed business parking lot. Officers arrived and found the individual who got lost, parked and slept there for the evening.

September 5, 11:09 p.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle for speeding and suspected the driver to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was investigated for driving under the influence and arrested. The driver was booked into the Whatcom County Jail.

September 6, 12:40 p.m.: Blaine police were dispatched to assist the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office with a single vehicle, reportable collision. Officers arrived and confirmed there were no injuries. The vehicle was safely removed from the roadway by a passing motorist.

September 6, 8:04 p.m.: Blaine Police Department officers responded to a reported motorcycle collision outside Blaine city limits. Officers arrived on scene and located the downed rider. Emergency medical technicians arrived and took over caring for the patient. Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived on the scene and took over the investigation.

September 7, 11:38 a.m.: A man called police reporting a possible theft. The man explained he was involved in a civil disagreement with an employee regarding pay. The employee demanded to be paid immediately for half of the work he had done. The man refused to pay the employee until the job was done. The employee returned to the job site and removed the work he had done and took the building supplies with him.

September 7, 4:45 p.m.: Blaine police were called to a local business for a report of a possible shoplifting complaint. Two Blaine officers arrived and contacted the suspect outside of the store. The suspect did not have any items with her and a store employee confirmed she left a cart of items by the check stand and did not leave with the unpaid items. No crime occurred and the woman left in an RV.

September 7, 5:42 p.m.: Officers conducting traffic enforcement in the 2500 block range of Peace Portal Drive observed a speeding vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle and determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol. After further investigation, officers arrested and booked the individual into the Whatcom County Jail. Officers cleared with no further incident.

September 8, 8:50 a.m.: An officer on patrol ran the license plate of a motorcycle in front of him. The registered owner of the motorcycle was found to be DWLS 3rd in Washington. The motorcyclist was stopped, arrested, and then cited and released with a mandatory court date.

September 8, 2:58 p.m.: A man was contacted by U.S. Border Patrol Agents inside of the Peace Arch State Park and was found to have a felony warrant out of Ohio. A Blaine police officer responded. The warrant was confirmed and the man was transported and booked into the Whatcom County Jail.

September 8, 11:54 p.m.: Officers on routine patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. Upon further investigation, officers arrested the driver for driving on a suspended license. Officers also arrested the passenger for failure to transfer the title of the vehicle within 45 days and possession of a controlled substance. Officers released the two individuals with a mandatory court date. Officers gave both parties a courtesy ride to their residence and cleared

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