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Blaine man arrested for kidnapping after stealing a car with a juvenile inside

BLAINE, Wash. — A 31-year-old Blaine man is facing felony kidnapping along with other charges after taking a vehicle while a juvenile was seated on the front seat.

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Deb Slater told Whatcom News via email that WCSO deputies were dispatched about at about 3:45 pm on July 13 due to a report that a vehicle had been stolen with a juvenile in the front seat at a residence on Hall Road in Blaine.

The male suspect reportedly parked the vehicle several blocks away and left on foot.

Soon after, another citizen reported that a male attempted to enter his vehicle at a nearby location but fled on foot. A witness in the area followed the suspect as he ran northbound on Blaine Road until he was contacted by deputies.

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The suspect was identified as Travis Parke from Blaine.

WCSO arrested and booked Parke into the Whatcom County Jail charged with suspicion of the following crimes.

  • 2nd-degree kidnapping
  • vehicle prowling
  • theft of a vehicle

Parke is scheduled to make a preliminary court appearance this afternoon, July 14th.

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