Whatcom County sheriff deputies Brian Oswalt, top, and Ryan Monogue.
January 22: WCSO responded to a report of trespassing in the 2200 block of Williams Road. The victims were contacted and advised that sometime during a two-hour period while they were gone, someone came into their fenced backyard through a gate and blocked their pet door with an object yet again. The victims advised that they leave their dogs out in the fenced yard and someone in the neighborhood was repeatedly blocking their pet door to prevent their dogs from coming in and out of the house. Area residents were contacted and no one claimed to know anything about the trespassing incidents.
January 29: WCSO responded with Child Protective Services to a report of an assault of a child in the 200 block of Shady Glen Avenue. The suspect had called the Department of Social and Health Services concerning difficulty with her daughter, and stated that she had struck her daughter in the face and had left a bruise. WCSO contacted the mother who admitted disciplining the daughter two days prior and said that she had slapped her hard enough to cause bruising around her eye. The victim was contacted and was observed to have bruising under her left eye and some swelling and confirmed that her mother had caused the injury. A report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review with a summons attached for assault in the fourth degree.
February 1: WCSO was contacted by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) concerning a juvenile male subject who applied for entry into the U.S. from Canada and was found to have a small amount of marijuana in his possession. CBP secured the marijuana for evidence and released him to his mother. WCSO later took custody of the marijuana to enter into evidence. A report is being forwarded to the juvenile court prosecutor for review for charging.
February 4: WCSO responded to a report of loud music coming from a residence in the 1900 block of N. Cedar Park Drive. Two residents playing loud music in a vehicle and in an outbuilding were contacted. They were advised of the county noise ordinance and the ramifications for violating the ordinance. They said they understood and turned the music off. A report was taken to document the contact.
February 5: WCSO responded to a report of a burglary to a vacant beach cabin in the 1900 block of Waters Road. The victim was contacted and advised that sometime during the past two weeks someone had broken two windows and entered a vacant beach cabin. The cabin was checked but nothing was discovered damaged or missing. No physical evidence was located at the scene and there are no suspects.
February 11: WCSO responded to a report of a landlord/tenant problem in the 300 block of Evergreen Way. The tenant called to complain that a person had subleased a room to him more than six months ago and now she wanted him out and had locked the doors. He said he knew he didn’t have to leave until he was evicted and given proper notice. The evictor was contacted and said that she was renting from the landlord and had given the tenant a place to live several months ago but he wasn’t paying rent anymore. She was advised of the landlord/tenant act and the civil issue of eviction. She allowed the tenant back into his room and said that she would be contacting the landlord to start the eviction process.
February 11: WCSO responded to a report of a burglary to a vacant cabin in the 700 block of Pauls Road. The complainant was contacted and advised that he had been checking on a number of vacant beach front cabins and discovered an open sliding door on one of them. The cabin was checked and someone had entered through an unsecured sliding door. There was no damage observed and it was unknown if anything was missing. The homeowner was contacted by phone and advised that nothing of value was kept inside, but said they would call if they discovered anything missing. There are no suspects at this time.
February 16: WCSO received a report of a burglary to a cottage. The reporting party advised that he had not been at the address for several months. When he inspected it, he found that unknown suspects had entered the residence through a window and opened drawers and cabinets. He stated that he could not find anything that was taken. A single piece of plywood had been broken so that the suspects could enter a second section of the residence, which was the only damage to the residence.
February 25: WCSO responded to a report of a verbal domestic in the 1500 block of Ocean View Lane. A woman called to report that her friend had a verbal argument with her husband, and he had refused to leave. The woman’s friend and her husband were contacted at different locations and both stated that only a verbal argument had occurred and they hadn’t been assaulted or threatened by the other. An information report was taken to document the incident.
March 5: WCSO contacted a man concerning finding bone fragments at a building site in the 100 block of Limerick Way. The man was the archaeologist on site and advised that the bone fragments were very old and not forensic. He advised that he had contacted WCSO concerning his notification protocol and he had also notified the state archaeologist, Lummi Tribe and medical examiner. An information report was taken to document the incident.
March 11: WCSO contacted a victim concerning a report of Internet fraud. The victim reported that he received an official-looking email from what he thought was his online brokerage company requesting his personal information. He said that he responded to the email and provided his personal information and then called a broker and found out that the company wouldn’t request his information via email. He reported it to the company’s security department, the three major credit bureaus and his bank. He requested a report be taken in the event that someone attempts to open an account in his name. He was provided with a case number.