Nature's call for dogs and men on the Blaine Police log

Posted by Zoe Fraley on August 20, 2013 

All information provided by the Blaine Police Department, with minor edits for style

Aug. 14, 2013

10:30 a.m.: A person called Dispatch to anonymously report that they had been on D Street about 15 minutes earlier and noticed someone trying to trying to gain entry to a house a couple of blocks west of the truck route by crawling through a window.  Police officers were assisted by Border Patrol agents in checking the area. No suspicious activity was observed and no other calls were received.

Aug. 15, 2013

11:47 a.m.: Police patrolling Peace Portal Drive contacted a motorist for a traffic violation.  During the stop the officer recognized an adult passenger in the car as a man wanted on multiple warrants.  He arrested the 29 year old Blaine resident, and found several items of intravenous drug use paraphernalia in his possession.  The suspect was arrested on those violations as well, and booked in to jail on the warrants.

11:49 p.m.:About midnight a stranger knocked on the door of a home on D Street, asking for directions to a bus stop.  The resident provided the information, and called police as soon as the inquiring man left her  porch.  Officers contacted the man to see if they could be of assistance.  He was polite and cooperative, and explained that he had travelled by bus from New Hampshire to attend a friend's wedding in Vancouver, BC.  He had just been denied entry to BC by authorities at the Canadian border, and was now preparing for the long bus ride back to a place where he could continue to Live Free or Die.

Aug. 16, 2013

10:43 a.m.: A resident called police to report that canines are soiling the beauty bark at Salishan Park with their droppings, and some dog owners are allowing their pets to run off leash at the park.  Extra patrol will be provided as officers are able.  Animal Control and the city's Parks Department were advised of the complaint.

3:31 p.m.: A couple of men decided to try their luck fishing from the float used by the passenger ferry Plover near Semiahmoo Marina.They pair didn't catch any fish, but did interfere with the ferry's ability to pull up to the dock when it arrived a short time later. They refused to move, and argued with the ferry's crew.  Police received a second hand report of the disruption and responded to the scene.  The ferry had continued safely on its way at that point, and those people who were still in the area of the float denied any involvement.

Aug. 18, 2013

1:40 a.m.: Police patrolling a manufacturing area late at night noticed a bicycle parked beside a portable toilet which had been set up for employees at the remote site which did not have plumbing. The premises were locked up with no employees at work, but the "Occupied" flag was showing on the port-a-potty.  An officer checked to ensure that the squatter's only intent for trespassing was to answer nature's call.

Aug. 19, 2013

12 p.m.: Blaine City Light had to turn off power to the traffic lights at the intersection of SR-543 and Boblett Street in order to route new electrical hardware for a business under construction.  At their request two police officers provided traffic control at the intersection for about one hour until the traffic lights could be returned to service.

Aug. 20, 2013

7:15 a.m.: Officer was dispatched to the Peace Arch POE for a BC driver found to be driving on a WA suspended driving status for a DUI through Skagit County.  Officer arrived, arrested, cited, and released the person with a mandatory court appearance.  Custom's officers allowed the person to wait for a licensed driver to pick them up so the person could make it to their court appearance in Skagit.

9:49 a.m.: Police were advised of an assault which reportedly occurred while EMT's were on scene handling a medical call at a residence.  An officer took statements from the victim and all witnesses and forwarded a case report to the prosecutor for review of charges.

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