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Ferndale Police Seek Information on Bank Robbery Suspect

Ferndale Police Seek Information on Bank Robbery Suspect

On Tuesday, 01/24/2023, at about 4:35 pm, Ferndale Police were dispatched to Banner Bank, which is located within Haggen Grocery, for a bank robbery.  Officers responded and with the assistance of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office and the Bellingham Police Department, the area was searched. However, the suspect was not located.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5’-9” tall with a regular build.  He was wearing a black hoodie with the hood pulled up, a black face covering, blue latex type gloves, faded baggie blue jeans and white shoes.

The suspect demanded money and fled the building on foot after obtaining cash.  The total financial loss is under investigation.  The suspect did not display or imply that he was armed with a weapon.  There is no cause to believe that there is a threat to public safety at this time.

The Ferndale Police Department is asking for public assistance in this case.  If you were near the entrance or checkout area or around the parking lot of Haggen Grocery during this time and saw the suspect entering or exiting the business, or if you have any additional information regarding this case, please contact Detective Grant at 360-483-5739 or egrant@ferndalepd.org.

Lost or Missing Your Cell Phone, DVD Player or Ring?

Have you lost or misplaced an item recently? If one of these items fits the general description of your lost property, contact Michelle with the Ferndale Police Department at 360-483-5745 to describe and claim your lost property. Items turned into the Ferndale Police Department: cell phone, DVD player, ring.

Lost and Found Items

Have you lost or misplaced an item recently? If one of these items fits the general description of your lost property, contact Michelle with the Ferndale Police Department at 360-483-5745 to describe and claim your lost property. Items turned into the Ferndale Police Department: headphones, purse, bicycle, cellphone, money, waist pack.

Ferndale Police Begin Safety Emphasis near School Zones


Ferndale Police Begin Safety Emphasis near School Zones

To remind Ferndale residents to drive carefully near our schools, Ferndale patrol officers will be conducting a safety emphasis over the next couple of months. Officers will be located on or near school property with their lights on to encourage safer driving in school zones.
“We’ve tried being stealthy and writing some tickets and folks continue to go way too fast near our schools,” said Chief Kevin Turner. “We are hoping the flashing lights will do the trick.”
“So if you see one of our patrol vehicles lit up near a school, do not be alarmed,” said Turner, “but do ease off on that accelerator.”
School zones often have pedestrians that may not be aware of passing vehicles. Drivers are encouraged to keep their eyes open and be ready to stop.

Ferndale Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Star Park Vandalism Suspects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferndale Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Star Park Vandalism Suspects

The Ferndale Police Department is looking for assistance identifying any people responsible for the damage done to the Star Park restroom and shelter over the weekend.  Sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, the soap dispenser and towel dispenser were both destroyed, two trash cans were damaged and will need to be replaced, along with other miscellaneous damage. Ferndale Public Works has estimated the repairs and cleanup will cost around $3,000.  If you have any information regarding this incident, we are asking you contact the Ferndale Police Department at Contact@ferndalepd.org.

Now Hiring: Recruit or Lateral Police Officer

Now Hiring: Recruit or Lateral Police Officer

The Ferndale Police Department consists of 22 commissioned officers and 5 support personnel.  Ferndale is a vibrant community of over 15,000 people located on the Interstate 5 corridor, approximately 6 miles north of Bellingham and 13 miles south of the Canadian border.

  • 4 Ten-Hour Shifts per week (Mon-Thu or Thu-Sun) with Night Shift Premium Pay
  • Thursday Crossover Training Days
  • Premium Pay for Specialized Positions (Detectives, SWAT, Firearms, Active Shooter, EVOC, Tac Med, Less Lethal, FTO)
  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Leave
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Education Incentive
  • Longevity Pay
  • Clothing Allowance
  • LEOFF 2 Retirement/Washington Deferred Compensation Program
  • Take-Home Vehicle
  • Lateral Police Officers start at up to Year 5 pay schedule DOE

Application: Support Services Supervisor Debbie Wharton at:  DWharton@ferndalepd.org

 

2023 Police Officer Monthly Salary
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8
$6,770 $6,972 $7,252 $7,544 $8,019 $8,139 $8,261 $8,426

Brief Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Ferndale Suspect

Brief Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Ferndale Suspect 

On 10/18/2022 at approximately 1:30 pm, Ferndale Police were advised that Jade Garza was in the 5300 block of LaBounty Dr in Ferndale, WA.

Ferndale Police were aware that Jade Garza was wanted on a Department of Corrections warrant and that he was known to carry a firearm.

As law enforcement arrived in the area, Jade Garza fled in a vehicle.  The vehicle was subsequently located in the 2300 block of Douglas Rd.  Officers were able to observe Jade Garza in an apartment that law enforcement knew to be Garza’s residence.

Due to the severity of the warrant and Garza known to be armed, traffic to the area was blocked off and additional officers were called in.  Once the area was secured, police were able to communicate with Garza.  With the assistance of family members, Jade Garza eventually agreed to surrender without incident.

Multiple agencies responded to this incident, including the Ferndale Police Department, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington State Patrol, and other agencies.

Police Incident at Main Street and Barrett Road

 

UPDATE: The suspect was safely taken into custody at 10:10am, there is no further danger to the public at this time. The Ferndale Police would like to thank all of our partner agencies for their support during this incident.

On 10/04/22 at approximately 0410 hours, Ferndale Police attempted to stop a white Chevrolet Blazer for an illegal turn, no license plates, and unreadable temporary tag.  The suspect pulled into the Haggen’s parking lot.

When Ferndale Police contacted the suspect driver, the subject opened the driver’s door and pointed an AR style rifle at Ferndale Police.

As the officer moved to a position of cover, the subject drove away. Officers followed the suspect vehicle which was located abandoned near Main St and Interstate 5.

The suspect was spotted entering the nearby Super 8 Motel. Law enforcement is on scene, has set up a perimeter and is working to resolve the situation swiftly and safely. The public is asked to avoid the area if possible.

Lost and Found Items

Have you lost or misplaced an item recently? If one of these items fits the general description of your lost property, contact Michelle with the Ferndale Police Department at 360-483-5745 to describe and claim your lost property. Items turned into the Ferndale Police Department: BB gun, bicycle, drill, cell phone holder, fitness tracker, hockey windbreaker and pants, keys, toolbox, laptop, socks, trophy, drone, cash, and a cell phone.

Lost and Found Items

Have you lost or misplaced an item recently? If one of these items fits the general description of your lost property, contact Michelle with the Ferndale Police Department at 360-483-5745 to describe and claim your lost property. Items turned into the Ferndale Police Department: bicycle, backpack, Ipad, laptop, portable speaker, store cards, money, phone, purse, sleeping bag and sleeping pad.