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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 Kim with the Ferndale Police Department at 360-483-5746 to describe and claim your lost property.

Jewelry, Keys, and Garage Door Openers

2021 Summer Unclaimed Property Auction

Start off the Summer by shopping local! You will find items for auction at www.Govdeals.com. These are items that have been unclaimed or found property and left at the Police Department.

Make sure to pre-register in order to participate in the auction. Auction starts on Friday, August 6th! You will find hand tools, Apple products, Compressor, Jewelry, New Sketchers, Star Wars Memorabilia, Luggage, Musical Instruments and Digital cameras.

Click here to access a flyer with complete item descriptions and pictures.

Ferndale Police Seek Missing Person

On 7/17/21, Ferndale Police responded to a report regarding Mr. Bleil being a missing person.  According to family members, Mr. Bleil was last seen on 7/16/21 at about 8:00 am as he left his residence.  He suffers with mental health issues, left without his medication and has been behaving abnormally recently. 

He was last seen wearing a dark colored T-shirt, shorts and was carrying a backpack.  Any information regarding Mr. Bleil’s whereabouts can be reported to the Ferndale Police Department at 360-384-3390 or the Washington State Patrol’s Missing Persons Unit at 1-800-543-5678. 

Ferndale Police Seek Help Identifying Burglary Suspect

Update 07-02-21: Thanks to the efforts of the community, the suspects in this case have been identified. Thank you everyone for your efforts.

On 6/25/2021, at about 3:51 AM, Ferndale Police were dispatched to Rite Aid located at 5655 Third Avenue for an alarm activation.  Upon arrival, officers discovered that a window had been broken and it appeared that entry had been made.  With the assistance of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, the area was checked with a K-9 and the interior of the building was searched but the suspects were not located. 

Video surveillance from Rite Aid captured the suspects making entry to the store through the broken window and stealing property inside. 

The Ferndale Police Department is releasing video footage and photographs of the suspects in an attempt to identify them.  If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Detective Eric Grant at 360-483-5739 or egrant@ferndalepd.org.

Fireworks Dos and Don’ts in the City of Ferndale

Fireworks Dos and Don’ts in the City of Ferndale

As we approach Independence Day, it is important for everyone to celebrate in a safe and legal way.

Please remember the only legal times to shoot off fireworks in the city are on July 4th from 9am to midnight.

Here is a graphic showing what fireworks are legal and which ones are not but a good rule of thumb is that if you can buy them at the stand at the grocery store, you can shoot them off. Many that come from the reservation, such as bottle rockets and firecrackers are not legal for use in the City.

Thank you and remember to stay safe this July 4th!

Ferndale Police Seek Public Assistance Identifying Downtown Vandals

Ferndale Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the subjects in the video above.

At approximately midnight on 5/23/2021, a male subject and his female companion were recorded on surveillance cameras in the 1900 block of Main Street and 5600 block of 3rd Ave.  The male subject is recorded damaging a tree in one video and taking a chair which was later found damaged in another.

Ferndale Police has probable cause for the unidentified male and would like to contact the female about her involvement.

Please contact Corporal Scott (jscott@ferndalepd.org) or call (360) 676-6911 if you can assist in identifying this subject.

Email Fraud Cases Impact Ferndale Residents

Email Fraud Cases Impact Ferndale Residents

Two separate fraud cases were recently reported to the Ferndale Police Department. Both frauds originated with emails sent to the victims.   The suspects falsely identified themselves as representatives of legitimate businesses and asked for phone calls to address a problem with an account. The combined loss for both victims was over $50,000. 

Both victims phoned the provided telephone number and reported speaking with a person with a heavy accent.  The suspects then solicited personal information from the victims and convinced them it was necessary to complete a wire transfer to correct a problem.  One victim was instructed to purchase gift cards and then provide the card numbers to the suspects.  Both wire transfers were to a bank in Thailand. 

Both victims were elderly, and it is possible the suspects already had some of their personal information which was used to gain their trust.

While credit card payments offer some fraud protection, wire transfers and gift cards do not. 

That is why these are not typical payment options for legitimate business transactions. Any suspicious request from a business can be verified by contacting the business with proper contact information. Do not use internet links or phone numbers from the suspicious email, text, or phone call.  Simply look up the business contact information and verify the issue with the company. 

The following are fraud-related resources where residents can report suspicious activity:

General Fraud

Contact the FBI at (202) 324-3000 or online at www.fbi.gov or tips.fbi.gov.

Health Care, Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

Contact the Dept. Health & Human Services at 1-800-HHS-TIPS or online at www.oig.hhs.gov.

Internet Fraud & Lottery/Sweepstakes Fraud by Internet

Contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) online at www.ic3.gov.

State and Local Fraud

Contact the Ferndale Police Department at 911 or online at contact@ferndalepd.org.

Drug Take Back Day Sat. April 24th at Ferndale Police Station

On Saturday, April 24th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Ferndale Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to Ferndale Police Department at 2220 Main Street. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 24 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com

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