A German-Canadian canine, cardiac trouble and more in the Blaine police blotter

Posted by CALEB HUTTON on November 26, 2013 

Text courtesy of the Blaine Police Department, with minor edits for style.

Monday, Nov. 18

1:15 a.m. Police patrolling near D Street and the truck route were approached by a black German Shepherd. The canine had tags identifying it as a Canadian citizen, and seemed more intent on finding his way home than asking for asylum. An officer transported "Wolf" up to the border and turned him over to Canada Border Services Agency personnel at the Pacific Highway Port.

3:19 p.m. Blaine Police Department received a request for assistance from Child Protective Services, regarding a possible child abuse or neglect offense occurring at a residence. An officer was assigned to work with the state agency to investigate and resolve the matter.

4:17 p.m. A Blaine resident arrived home on Cedar Street and discovered his teenage daughter was gone and had left a runaway note. Dad brought the note with him to the Police Department and officers helped him to complete a missing person report on the 15-year-old girl. The girl's information was entered into computer systems for notification of neighboring agencies.

5:03 p.m. A concerned passerby called dispatch when they observed a B.C.-plated vehicle speeding westbound on H Street towards downtown. The caller reported that the driver was running stop signs and disregarding other cars and pedestrians. An officer was in the area at the time of the call but did not locate the offending motorist.

9:53 p.m. An officer patrolling a residential neighborhood off of Adelia Street observed a man there in violation of a Superior Court domestic violence protection order that had been issued in a sexual assault case. The 23-year-old Blaine resident was arrested a booked in to jail to being within 500 feet of the person protected by the court order.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

1:17 p.m. A business on Martin Street notified police immediately upon receiving a disturbing phone call in which the caller threatened to rob them. Blaine officers are investigating with the assistance of other agencies.

3:24 p.m. A resident was collecting her mail on 11th Street from a street side box when she was approached by a loose dog. Though the black lab was friendly rather than aggressive, the sudden encounter upset the lady and she called police. An officer went to the pet owner's home: She apologized and explained the dog was normally a home body but today had slipped out to when one of the kids opened the door. This was the first time the reporting party had seen the animal off-leash, and a the contact was closed with a warning.

Thursday, Nov. 21

6:47 a.m. Blaine police responded to assist the fire department on an activated alarm at a recreation facility. Officers arrived just as North Whatcom Fire and Rescue personnel were finishing checking the building and declared it safe. Officers cleared with no further action.

5:06 p.m. Police responded to a call from an alert resident on Third Street regarding a possible burglary in progress at a neighbor's home. The arriving officer found spoke with the witness who had contacted two teenagers after spotting them trying to enter an adjacent house through a bedroom window. The pair did not live on the premises and no one who did was at home. They left on foot before police arrived and were not located in a search of the neighborhood. Officer made certain the house was secure, and will be following up with the occupants when they return, to determine whether the incident had been a visit or an intrusion.

7:21 p.m. Police responded to a report of a vehicle blocking the road on Nature's Path Way, and found a large tractor-trailer combination completely blocking the street. The driver had gotten the rig jack-knifed while attempting to back into the loading bays of a warehouse adjacent to the street. A large commercial tow truck had to be called to pull the vehicle's parts back into alignment so that the driver could move it and reopen the road.

Friday, Nov. 22

3:30 a.m. An officer responded to a call for assistance from a Canvasback Road residence where a victim was suffering a cardiac emergency. The officer arrived at the home in tandem with medics. However, he had to had to immediately leave that scene to respond back to central Blaine, where another man had walked into a business complaining of chest pains.

3:40 a.m. A man staggered into a convenience complaining of chest pains. A Blaine police officer and a U.S. Border Patrol agent responded to assist the victim until medical aid arrived. The medics confirmed that the man was medically all right. It was possible his sensations were caused more by alcohol rather than arrhythmia. So, after he visited with the firefighters, the man received a ride home from crime fighters, who helped him get into his locked apartment building.

7:30 a.m. Officers responded to an emergency call from an apartment on Peace Portal Drive where a man was complaining of chest pains. Medics also arrived, evaluated the victim and determined that the problem was no more a medical issue than had been his similar call four hours earlier. This time the man agreed to be transported to hospital by police so that he could speak with a mental health providers.

8:15 p.m. An officer patrolling Peace Portal Drive in the mid-evening found an very intoxicated man looking for his parked car. He was intercepted and after a discussion agreed to turn over his car keys and call a friend to pick him up. The keys were placed into safekeeping awaiting a sober driver.

11:10 p.m. Police were dispatched to intercede in a dispute between a husband and his wife at their residence on Harrison Avenue. Officers arrived to learn the male half had left in the family's vehicle, and was reportedly intoxicated. Police located the van parked outside a bar downtown, and hubby standing in the lot nearby. He was intoxicated and denied having driven the van, but agreed to turn over the car keys which he happened to have in his pocket. The keys were released to a sober adult relative.

Saturday, Nov. 23

10:39 a.m. Police responded to the parking lot of a Boblett Street business on a report of a woman there yelling, "Call 911!" The arriving officers contacted a man and woman who were associated with the incident, but the woman who had actually called had left the area and would not return phone calls to the officers. From what they could sort out it appeared that no crime had occurred and the initial matter had been civil in nature.

Sunday, Nov. 24

10:34 a.m. A Boblett Street business called police when employees discovered a burglary and theft on the premises. It appeared that thieves had broken into a restricted part of the building overnight and stole an amount of cash. Officers are investigating.

Monday, Nov. 25

9:27 a.m. Blaine police responded to the high school for a 16-year-old high school student found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on campus. An officer arrested the minor and released her pending her appearance in court.

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