Detectives with the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest in connection with a burglary – that was caught on camera – at a cabin in the Glacier Springs development near Maple Falls.
Jacob MacKenzie Huff, 22, was booked into the Whatcom County Jail at about 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, on charges of residential burglary, second-degree theft and third-degree malicious mischief.
Surveillance video taken Aug. 9 at the cabin captured two men forcing their way in through a door and leaving with items. The sheriff’s office shared the video on social media on Monday.
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Within hours, detectives had received about “half a dozen” tips mentioning Huff by name as the man wearing a gray T-shirt and black shorts, seen toward the end of the video leaving the house carrying a stereo subwoofer, said Undersheriff Jeff Parks.
Authorities arrested Huff at his mother’s home in the Maple Falls area Monday evening, Parks said. Huff had shaved his head and face by the time he was arrested.
Detectives are still working to identify the other man in the video. Parks could not say if Huff was being cooperative or if he had confessed to the burglary, as the case remains under investigation.
“We’re really pleased with the response and thank you to the community for getting back so quickly in identifying him,” Parks said.
Anyone with information about the second suspect in the video should call the sheriff’s office’s main line at 360-778-6600 or the tip line at 360-778-6663. Or call 911.