FERNDALE, Wash. — What-Comm 911 call receivers dispatched Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputies after receiving a report of a vehicle dragging something down Portal Way with sparks flying behind it.
Officials with WCSO said in a Facebook post today, deputies responded to a storage unit complex in the 7000 block of Portal Way where 2 suspects were found with 2 safes. A suspect, identified by jail records as 35-year-old Wendell Lee Davidson of Deming, was arrested after being identified as a suspect in other crimes in Bellingham. The other suspect was released.
Soon after, according to the post, call receivers received a report of a burglary at the nearby Grandview Business Park in which two safes were missing and notified deputies. The burglary victims were able to positively identify the 2 safes as theirs and the second suspect, identified by jail records as 33-year-old Tyler Curran Ray Fehlman of Bellingham, was located and arrested.
Deputies sought and received a search warrant on a unit in the storage facility and reported discovering stolen property including a motorcycle reported stolen out of Bellingham, $800 in cash, blank checks and keys to houses and vehicles.
Deputies are currently in the process of serving 2 additional search warrants on other storage units within the facility connected to the suspects according to the post.