Another man was seen masturbating in his parked car, and cops are looking for him


Bellingham Police are looking for a man who was seen masturbating in a car parked in the Meridan Street commercial district north of Bellis Fair mall on Saturday night.

A passerby provided only a vague description of the suspect, said police Lt. Danette Beckley.

She said the incident was reported at 11:50 p.m. Saturday in the 4400 block of Meridian Street, near a business. The address is near Walmart and other stores, but police didn’t give the specific location.

Beckley said based on that description, it wasn’t enough for police to say if the incident could be linked to several similar incidents recently.

“(There’s an) active follow-up investigation going on in an attempt to ID a suspect,” Beckley said.

Four incidents of public masturbation were reported the first weekend in February. Suspects were identified in two of the incidents.

The recent public masturbation reports come as police are still investigating the case of a voyeur and exhibitionist who’s been linked to about two dozen incidents since late summer.

Robert Mittendorf: 360-756-2805, @BhamMitty