Police reports: The best and the weird of 2020, July through December

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July 11, 1:58 a.m.: Blaine police officers responded to a person jumping in and out of the ditch on the U.S./Canada border. Officers arrived with Border Patrol agents and determined it was a drunken person who was not trying to cross illegally. The person was given a courtesy transport home.

July 20, 3:02 p.m.: Blaine police officers were dispatched to a report of two men yelling at each other in the 900 block of Peace Portal Drive. Officers arrived and contacted the apparent victim. The victim claimed another man ran up to him and began yelling obscenities while the victim was eating lunch. The two men know each other and frequently yell at one another. No crime was found to have occurred and the other party was not able to be located.

August 2, 12:00 p.m.: Blaine police officers received a call where a citizen wanted to report an ongoing issue with an acquaintance. The man explained that several times in the past few weeks a man he barely knows confronts him, swears at him and challenges to a fight but always backs down and runs away when challenged in return. The man was advised to seek an order from the courts prohibiting contact.

August 22, 7:12 p.m.: A Blaine resident called the police to report an ongoing issue with a neighbor’s dog. The dog apparently comes into the resident’s yard to relieve itself. The resident’s girlfriend has spoken to the neighbor about this issue in the past, but the problem persists. An officer contacted the neighbor and spoke with her regarding the complaint and remedies to keep her animal under control. The neighbor was given an official dog-at-large warning and informed that future occurrences would result in a
criminal citation.

August 30, 10:09 p.m.: Blaine police officers were notified by U.S. Border Patrol agents of a hit and run in the 1600 block range of D Street. Officers determined the suspect backed his vehicle into two portable toilets near a construction site, causing damage to the attached hand-washing station. Border agents advised they were actively following the suspect driver southbound on I-5. Blaine officers and a U.S. Border Patrol agent conducted a traffic stop on the suspect who admitted to backing into the portable toilets on purpose. The driver was also investigated by the Washington State Patrol for suspicion of driving under the influence and determined to not be impaired. Officers arrested, cited and released the individual with a mandatory court date. Officers cleared with no further incident.

September 1, 12:08 a.m.: Blaine police officers on routine patrol observed a vehicle traveling on the roadway with a listed registered owner showing a suspended license status in Washington. Officers stopped the vehicle and determined the driver was not the registered owner and he was allowed to leave. Officers ran the driver for warrants and determined he had several warrants for his arrest and a suspended license status. Officers re-contacted the driver. He was placed under arrest and taken to the Whatcom County Jail without incident.

September 26, 12:00 p.m.: A woman called police to report someone smeared a pizza on her vehicle. The woman suggested her ex-boyfriend as a suspect, but did not have any interest in pursuing charges. She requested the incident be documented in case future incidents occur.

October 26, 6:12 a.m.: An employee of a coffee stand reported an unknown person walked up to the stand and asked if a bone he was holding was a human jaw bone. The suspicious person then walked away from the business. A police officer searched for the unknown male subject, but could not find him.

October 28, 6:30 a.m.: Blaine police officers responded to the 200 block of G Street to report a man camped on private property. The property owner advised he would like the individual trespassed. Officers arrived and determined the tent was on city property. Officers responded to the same location for an additional report from the property owner that the individual was now urinating in public and moved his tent onto the private property. Officers determined the tent was now on private property. The property owner had photographs of the man urinating in public. Officers trespassed the suspect from the private property, and charges for Lewd Acts and Obstructing a Public Officer are being forwarded to the prosecutor.

November 2, 9:40 a.m.: A person reported an unknown man came out of a wooded area and walked up to her to give her a pie. The man proceeded to follow her towards her house until the husband came out.  The unknown man quickly left the area. The U.S. Border Patrol found the person and stayed with him until the police arrived. A Blaine police officer arrived and contacted the male subject and identified him. The police determined no crime was committed, but asked the person to not return. The person packed up his campsite, and later requested a courtesy ride to the mission.

November 15, 5:14 p.m.: Blaine police assisted a Canadian citizen with a missing person report when her boyfriend failed to meet her at Peace Arch Park at a designated time. It was discovered that the man had accidentally entered Canada and had been detained for several hours by local authorities.

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