Tag: resisting arrest
By Caleb Hutton
A man suffered an apparent compound fracture in his leg while he ran from officers Tuesday afternoon, March 19, on West Holly Street.
Bellingham police believe the man — who hasn’t been booked into jail at the time of this post — had warrants out for his arrest, so he ran.
But when he leapt from a 3-foot ledge near the corner of F Street, his left leg landed badly on the concrete below. Over the police scanner we could hear the man screaming in agony, while police threatened to shoot him with a Taser.
Photo by Colin Diltz
A cop accompanied him on his ambulance ride to St. Joseph hospital.
You can see the ledge in the far right of this photo.
— Bellingham Crime (@bhamcrime) March 19, 2013
Update at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Here’s the summary from Bellingham police:
Reported: Mar 19 2013 1:14PM
Location: 1200 BLK DUPONT ST
Offense: ASSIST OTHER AGENCY
Case #: 13B10070
Officers contacted (C1) after a short foot chase and detained him on a Department of Corrections escape warrant. In the process of fleeing, (C1) injured his leg. Medics responded to the scene and transported (C1) to the ER for treatment. Department of Corrections staff met BPD at the hospital and took custody of (C1).
By Caleb Hutton
A routine traffic stop turned into an assault on two Bellingham police officers Wednesday, Feb. 20.
The 22-year-old man, identified as Beau Parker Raethke, was pulled over at 4:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Pacific Street. Here’s the verbatim report taken from Bellingham police logs:
A-1 was stopped for not wearing his safety belt. A driver’s license and warrant check revealed that A-1′s license was revoked and there were two outstanding warrants for his arrest. A-1 resisted arrest and swung his fists and kicked at two officers before his was taken into custody. He was booked into Whatcom county jail for two counts of Assault 3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Driving While License Revoked in the 2nd Degree and on the two outstanding Bellingham Municipal Court warrants charging him with Fail to Appear/Comply on DUI charge and Fail to Appear/Comply on DV-Assault 4th Degree charge. He was also issued traffic infractions for Failing to Wear Safety Belt, Operating and Uninsured Vehicle and Failing to Carry Vehicle Registration.
Arrested: RAETHKE, BEAU PARKER Age: 22 (DOB: May 4 1990 )
In June 2011, Raethke led police on a 70 mph chase down Woburn and Texas streets. After he was caught and arrested, he told police “he ran because he didn’t have any money and could not afford a fine,” according to court records. He was convicted of reckless driving — and court-ordered to pay more than $1,000 in fines and fees, on top of a 20-day jail sentence and a year on probation.
His listed address at the time was in the 3000 block of Orleans Street, a few blocks from the scene of Wednesday’s arrest.