Topic: Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office
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August 26, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Police in Bellingham say two officers returned fire after a man fired a shotgun at them in a motel room. Police say the officers were unhurt but the man suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
The Bellingham Herald reported that the 54-year-old man was in surgery Monday evening at a local hospital. His name was not immediately released.
Deputy Police Chief Flo Simon said the officers went to the room at the Villa Inn on Monday to pick up the man for a mental health evaluation.
Simon says the man pointed a short-barreled shotgun at them and fired one round. Police didn’t immediately know how many shots were fired.
The Whatcom County sheriff’s office will investigate the shooting.
August 13, 2012 at 7:07 AM
KING 5 News is reporting that a man from Bellingham is missing after a hike near Baker Lake over the weekend.
The 69-year-old man, who has not been identified yet, was reported overdue Saturday night. He apparently went for a day hike on Rainbow Ridge.
Sunday, Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies located his car at the trail head, but no other sign of him.
He was said to be hiking alone.
Search teams were planning to return to the area Monday to continue looking for him.
February 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM
A 28-year-old pilot is resting at home in Bellingham after crashing a small plane on Mount Baker.
The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office says it received reports Saturday night of both a snowmobile accident and a plane crash at an area known as Schreibers Meadow. When search-and-rescue personnel arrived, they learned that the injured snowmobilers had been taken off the mountain by friends. They then proceeded toward the signal of the plane’s emergency beacon on the Deming Glacier at the 7,800-foot level.
When they reached the plane, there was no one there. Officials eventually learned that some of the snowmobilers had taken the pilot off the mountain, The Associated Press reported.
The state Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.
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