By Caleb Hutton
A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of chasing a man and a woman with a butcher knife early Sunday, Oct. 28, at a house south of Ferndale.
Todd Joseph Johnson got into a drunken argument with the two victims during a get-together at the home in the 5000 block of LaBounty Drive, said Ferndale Police Lt. Matt Huffman. Police didn’t note what the argument was about.
About 2:30 a.m., Johnson picked up a butcher knife in the kitchen and briefly chased the man, 27, and the woman, 23, Huffman said. By the time the cops showed up, the knife had been tossed into some bushes. It was recovered and impounded as evidence.
Police arrested Johnson on suspicion of two counts of assault in the second degree. Everyone at the home knew each other.
By Caleb Hutton
FERNDALE — A teen accused of swinging a hunting knife at a 14-year-old boy before poking him in the chest with the blade was arrested Wednesday afternoon, May 23.
Darcy James Glenman, 18, was arguing with the boy outside about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday near the Ferndale Boys & Girls Club, in the 2000 block of Cherry Street, said Ferndale Police Lt. Matt Huffman.
Glenman thought the boy had stolen marijuana, so he pulled out a hunting knife and swung at him two or three times, Huffman said.
When police spoke to the boy, he had a “little, tiny” mark on his chest from when Glenman had “poked” him with the knife, Huffman said. He had apparently pressed the blade against the boy, but didn’t actually break the skin.
Police contacted Glenman the following afternoon. He was booked into Whatcom County Jail on investigation of second-degree assault. The knife wasn’t recovered.
Glenman had an extensive record in juvenile court, including guilty pleas for fourth-degree assault and possession of a dangerous weapon.
In 2010, an off-duty police officer spotted him waving a butterfly knife and a switchblade at the corner of Vista Drive and Washington Street.