Was Columbia neighborhood peeper the same one from WWU?


Police are investigating another report of voyeurism, but they aren’t sure if the Columbia neighborhood incident is related to those reported early September or earlier this year.

“(There wasn’t) enough of a description on the suspect and it is quite a distance from the others,” Bellingham Police Lt. Danette Beckley said Thursday morning. “(It’s) unknown if the Columbia neighborhood (incident) is the same person.”

It’s at least the seventh recent report of voyeurism, this time in the 2600 block of Peabody Street.

“Neighbor reported a male using phone to record or photograph neighbor from outside of bathroom window,” an officer wrote on the police activity log regarding the 6:30 a.m. Tuesday incident.

Five recent voyeurism incidents have been reported near Western Washington University, as well as one occurrence in the 1300 block of Franklin Street, according to a Bellingham Police news release.

Police believe the early September incidents may be related to voyeurism cases reported in early 2017. Bellingham and WWU police have increased patrols in neighborhoods surrounding the university.

Send tips to Detective Sue Howell at 360-778-8682; anonymously at 360-778-8611, or online, cob.org/tips.

Robert Mittendorf: 360-756-2805, @BhamMitty

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