Ferndale Court Judge Terrance Lewis Retires, Open House set for Oct. 15th

Judge Terrance Lewis

Ferndale Municipal Court Judge, the Honorable Terrance Lewis is retiring this year after seventeen years of service to our community. The Ferndale Municipal Court handles everything from traffic infractions to custody cases. Before his work for Ferndale, Judge Lewis served for eight years as the Deputy Prosecutor for Whatcom County.

“Judge Lewis brought a fair and compassionate presence to our court. He served the highest values of justice tempered with the belief that people can change for the better,” said Mayor Jon Mutchler. “He set the standard for public service.”

A retirement celebration and open house in honor of Judge Lewis will be held at the Ferndale Police Department (2220 Main Street) on October 15th, 4:00-5:45pm. Refreshments provided.

Missing Juvenile – Saylena Duran


Saylena has been located and returned home!


Any information regarding Saylena Duran’s whereabouts, please contact Detective Campos at the Ferndale Police Department at 360-483-5755 (Reference Case # 19F9633).

Over 500 Residents Attend “Meet Your First Responders”

Thank you to the over 500 residents who braved the rainy weather to join us for our Meet Your First Responders with Windermere Real Estate event last Sunday. We appreciate Windermere Real Estate for providing the food, and everyone who took the opportunity to engage with personnel from Whatcom County Fire District Seven and the Ferndale Police Department.

For more pictures, check out the Ferndale Police Department facebook page by clicking here.

Lost and Unclaimed Property at the Ferndale Police Station

Did you lose something recently? Maybe a friendly neighbor found it and turned it into the Ferndale Police Station. Currently we have:

  • 5 bicycles
  • Laptop
  • Kindle
  • iPod
  • Money clip
  • Money
  • 5 Cellphones
  • Bags of clothing
  • Ring

If you are missing one of these items, stop by the Ferndale Police Station (2220 Main Street) from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday and identify the item to reclaim your property.

Lock Your Vehicles and Check Your Mailbox

In light of a recent spate of vehicle prowls and mail thefts, the Ferndale Police Department would like to remind everyone to lock their car at night, and check their mailbox daily. Thieves take advantage of unlocked cars and stuffed mailboxes, especially with the sun setting earlier in the evening. Taking a few moments to secure your belongings can stop a crime.

Explosive Device Discovered at Mountainview Elementary Site

At 9:48am this morning, Ferndale Police responded to a report from school district personnel of a suspicious device found in the parking lot of Mountain View Elementary School. Officers secured the device and removed it to a safe location. Using a K9 unit and additional support from the Bellingham Police Department, the Ferndale Police swept the surrounding area for additional threats and found nothing.

The device appears to be a modified commercial fireworks mortar. At this time, the Ferndale Police believe that there is no specific danger to the school, students or personnel although the investigation is ongoing.

Starting this year, the Ferndale School District is leasing part of the facility to the Educational Service District for a program serving 38 students from across Whatcom County. Per Law Enforcement, students remain onsite and are safely continuing school activities in the gymnasium.

Ferndale Police Department will update the public as more information becomes publicly available. For more information, please call Communications Officer Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353.

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!

Found and Unclaimed Property Held at Police Station

Found and Unclaimed Property Held at Police Station

Are you missing something? The following found items have been turned in at the Ferndale Police Station. Please stop by and identify them to reclaim them.

Keys, laptop, older hand-held computer, calculator

Casino cards, bicycle, stroller

The Ferndale Police Station is located 2220 Main Street, open 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. Please call Kim Martin at (360) 384-3390 with any questions.

Three Month Investigation Leads to Drug Arrest in Ferndale

Three Month Investigation Leads to Drug Arrest in Ferndale

For Immediate Release           

May 24, 2018

Ferndale Police Officers had received information regarding the possible sale of illegal drugs from a house in the 5600 block of 1st Ave, across the street from Central Elementary School.  Ferndale Police worked in conjunction with the Whatcom County Gang and Drug Task Force (WCGDTF) to investigate this information.

During the course of a three-month investigation, the WCGDTF made four undercover controlled purchases of heroin from Pauline Florindo.  3 of the 4 purchases were made at the residence on 1st Ave, the four was made away from the residence.

A search warrant for the residence was applied for and granted.  On May 23, 2018, members of the WCGDTF, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ferndale Police Department served the search warrant.  Pauline Florindo was located at the residence and taken into custody.  During a search of the residence, detectives located numerous baggies of field-test positive heroin packaged for apparent resale.  Along with the suspected heroin were scales and suspected notes of previous or current drug sales.  In addition to the suspected heroin, methamphetamine and prescription drugs (clonazepam and oxycodone pills) were located.

Probable cause existed for the arrest of Pauline Florindo for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Heroin (x4), Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, Clonazepam, Oxycodone and Maintaining a Vehicle/Premises for Drug Trafficking.

Pauline Florindo was transported and booked on the above charges.  Due to the proximity of the elementary school, a high bail was requested.






2220 Main St. / PO Box 1257
Ferndale, WA 98248

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