Crime

Deputies seek burglars captured on camera breaking into Glacier Springs cabin

Still frames from surveillance video show two men breaking into a cabin in the Glacier Springs development near Maple Falls on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about the burglary to call 360-778-6610, or 911.
Still frames from surveillance video show two men breaking into a cabin in the Glacier Springs development near Maple Falls on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about the burglary to call 360-778-6610, or 911. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying two men caught on camera breaking into a cabin in the Glacier Springs development earlier this month.

The burglary was caught on camera on Tuesday, Aug. 9, just before 3 p.m., according to a time stamp on the video. The video, about a minute long, shows two men walking around the outside of the cabin tampering with a window before shoving their way in through a door.

Seconds later, the video shows at least one of the men hurrying out of the house with items in his arms.

Break-ins in the Glacier Springs development have been on the rise since November 2015, said Undersheriff Jeff Parks. Residents in the area had asked for the Whatcom County Council to add more sheriff’s deputies to the area, but that’s been a challenge.

The sheriff’s office fielded more than 100 burglary reports in the area in 2015.

“We struggle with getting deputies to every corner of the county,” Parks said, adding that areas like Glacier Springs are usually quiet until they’re targeted for break-ins. “To keep a deputy there more time than we do now requires more resources.”

Only one deputy covers the area regularly, Parks said.

Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office at 360-778-6650 or call 911.

Kyle Mittan: 360-756-2803, @KyleMittan

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