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Man arrested after reportedly fleeing stolen car stuck on a retaining wall

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Bellingham Police arrested Shilo Aron Englert, age 33, of Bellingham, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 18th after a stolen vehicle was seen being driven over a retaining wall.

According to a probable cause statement prepared by Bellingham Police Department (BPD) and submitted to Whatcom County Superior Court by prosecutors, a BPD officer requested assistance from other officers after the driver and passenger fled a car that was seen attempting to drive over a retaining wall on private property in the 1400 block of Lincoln Street. The other officers were provided a description of the driver.

A K9 unit responded and tracked Englert to a nearby location on Potter Street. 2 backpacks were recovered in backyards of residences in 1400 block of Lincoln Street.

Englert was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail charged with suspicion of the following crimes.

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  • 3rd degree driving while his license was suspended
  • Hit and run of unattended property
  • Possession of a stolen vehicle
  • Obstructing a police officer

During Englert’s preliminary hearing on January 18th, the prosecutor requested bond be set at $45,000 and the defense requested $1,500. The court set bond at $4,500 or $450 cash. He was released from custody that day after posting bond.

Englert has prior adult felony convictions dating back to 2007 that include violation of the Controlled Substance Act, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and has appeared as a defendant in over 40 cases in multiple municipal and district courts as well as Whatcom County Superior Court since 2010.

He is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing on April 1st.

One Comment

  1. Ron York January 21, 2022

    Let’s find out who these judges are that lower the bail bond amount for these crimes and vote them out

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