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3 arrested during Bellingham residential burglary

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Bellingham Police Department (BPD) officers were dispatched Friday, March 18th, to the 4300 block of McLeod Road about 4:30am due to a report of a residential burglary in progress.

According to law enforcement radio transmissions at the time, a security company was alerted to and ended observing the burglary via video cameras in the residence. They were providing updates regarding the suspects positions in the residence to BPD dispatch.

According to the BPD press summary log, officers reported they broke a window of the residence and 1 was inside when officers arrived. The owner of residence was not home at the time, and no one was given permission to enter the home.

BPD officers were assisted by a Washington State Patrol trooper as they surrounded the residence.

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2 suspects were located and arrested outside the residence while another was located and arrested inside.

Jennifer Lynn Cueva, age 32, Nathaniel Ernest Keith Deal, age 34, and Kevin Leif Davidson, age 32, were arrested and each charged with felony residential burglary.

Cueva was also arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in Whatcom County District Court where she faces a 4th degree assault charge. As of March 19th, she remained in custody pending being able to post a $2,500 bond or $250 cash in Superior Court and a $2,000 bond in District Court.

Davidson was also arrested on 2 warrants for failure to appear in Whatcom County District Court where he faces a charge of 1st degree criminal trespass and 3rd degree theft in 2 separate cases. As of March 19th, he remained in custody pending being able to post a $5,000 bond or $500 cash in Superior Court and $6,000 cash in District Court.

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Deal was also arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in Whatcom County Superior Court where he faces a felony charge of possession of a stolen vehicle. As of March 19th, he remained in custody pending being able to post a $20,000 bond in Superior Court.

Deal also faces felony charges of 2nd degree burglary, 2nd degree theft and malicious mischief in another Superior Court case. Charges stem from a January 26th arrest when he and another man were suspected of attempting to steal tools worth thousands of dollars and doing thousands of dollars in damage while entering a secured construction site in Bellingham. He was out of custody on personal recognizance in that case at the time if this recent arrest

4 Comments

  1. Melanie March 19, 2022

    Good job to the security company, BPD and State Troopers for catching the criminals. I hope the courts don’t go easy on these 3 as they seem to be “habitual law breakers”.

  2. MsPacNWer March 19, 2022

    Why are we angry repeat offenders keep getting put back on streets? THIS is why:

    “A man slit his brother’s throat during a drunken fight and threatened to release a pit bull when deputies arrived at their home near Birch Bay Sunday, Oct. 11, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. Nathaniel Ernest Keith Deal, 27, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault after deputies found his younger brother with a 4-inch cut to his throat Sunday, said Whatcom County Undersheriff Jeff Parks. The victim was taken to St. Joseph hospital and has since been released.”

    https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/crime/article39006279.html

  3. Carrie O March 19, 2022

    If they didn’t let these people out of jail the first time, they wouldn’t have been able to commit this crime. 250 cash for 1 of them to get out now? Then she won’t appear again, get another warrant,and continue sketching all over town to steal hard working peoples stuff. Ridiculous.

  4. GladysKravitz March 20, 2022

    Nate Deal…been hearing this Blaine guy’s name for YEARS…and no, not for being an outstanding citizen. How many years of crime does Nate need to engage in before he will be given a substantial jail term? Flipping heck…

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