Crime

Crime

Police: Backcountry Essentials owner attacked after robbery

An apparently homeless man is in jail on a robbery charge after he shoplifted a hammock and attacked the owner of Backcountry Essentials when the owner pursued and demanded the return of the merchandise, police said. Jerald Keith Bone, 46, whose address is “general delivery” in Bellingham, is facing second-degree robbery and shoplifting charges in connection with the incident at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, said Bellingham police Lt. Bob Vander Yacht.

Crime

Bellingham man arrested in July drive-by shooting on Interstate 5

A Bellingham man was arrested over the weekend in connection with a drive-by shooting from the summer that authorities say seems minor but could have had tragic consequences. Derrick Brown, 24, of Bellingham, is suspected of firing at a car with a BB pistol, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Local

Arrest made in suspected arson at WorkSource office in Bellingham

WorkSource Whatcom’s downtown office was closed Monday, Sept. 19, because of a suspected arson fire that damaged its building at 101 Prospect St. about 1:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. A 911 caller reported an outside fire, an alarm that quickly was changed to a structure fire as flames spread inside the building. A suspect was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail, but it was unknown if he was responsible for at least two other suspected arson fires in recent days.

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Former Ferndale school board member makes first appearance in court

Former Ferndale school board member Stuart McKay makes his first appearance in Whatcom County Superior Court on Friday, Sept. 2, in Bellingham. McKay is accused of five counts of possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit behaviors; three in the first degree, two in the second degree.
Evan Abell The Bellingham Herald
Former Ferndale school board member makes first appearance in court 2:50

Former Ferndale school board member makes first appearance in court

Bellingham employee accused of voyeurism, possessing child porn 3:23

Bellingham employee accused of voyeurism, possessing child porn

Bellingham man arrested after police chase makes first appearance in court 5:54

Bellingham man arrested after police chase makes first appearance in court

83-year-old accused of hitting husband with cast iron skillet 1:43

83-year-old accused of hitting husband with cast iron skillet