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October 17, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Bellingham police arrest WWU student in melee

BELLINGHAM — Bellingham police have arrested a Western Washington University student in connection with last weekend’s off-campus riot. Police say the 19-year-old, who lives on campus, was booked into Whatcom County Jail for riot, failure to disperse and interfering with a street sign. Three non-students were arrested earlier in the week. Police squad cars were damaged,…

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October 17, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Bellingham ‘party patrols’ to increase following weekend riot

Authorities in Bellingham will band together to increase ‘party patrols’ over the next few weeks after a party turned into a riot last weekend. The patrols will include officers from the Bellingham Police Department, police from Western Washington University and Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office and will focus on residential areas of Bellingham. Police will use a “Party Bus” to…

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October 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM

‘Out and out riot’ in Bellingham; several college-age revelers arrested

Hundreds of college-age revelers in Washington state — thwarted in efforts to continue a large party— threw projectiles at police who responded with pepper spray to disperse them, officials said. Several people were arrested during the melee late Saturday and early Sunday in Bellingham, according to police Sgt. Mike Scanlon. “There was drinking, it became disorderly and…

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