Crime

Man whose car got stuck near Nooksack suspected in Bellingham kidnapping

A man whose car got stuck in a ditch east of Nooksack in the hours after Super Bowl XLIX is being sought in an investigation into kidnapping and assault.

Anyone who may have seen, talked to or helped the driver of a car stuck in the 3800 block of Sorenson Road is asked to contact the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office or Bellingham police immediately.

The driver allegedly abducted a woman in Bellingham and drove her to the Everson/Nooksack area, where the passenger wheels of his vehicle got stuck in mud at the side of the road, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim was able to run off into a field and escape her abductor. She made her way to a nearby house, where the resident called 911.

The car was stuck sometime between the end of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 1, and about 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Anyone who was in the vicinity, such as on Sorenson, North Telegraph, Carl, Goodwin or Breckenridge roads, during that time and might have seen something is asked to call the sheriff’s office at at 360-676-6650 or the Bellingham Police Department at 360-778-8800. Or call 911.

The case number on this investigation is 15A02169 (Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office) or 15B04521 (Bellingham Police Department).

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