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Police arrest vehicle prowl suspect, another sought

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FERNDALE, Wash. — In 2 separate early morning vehicle prowl incidents Ferndale Police were dispatched to this week, they arrested 1 suspect and, while he has not yet been arrested, police do know who the other suspect is.

The first incident occurred about 1am this morning, December 13th, Ferndale Police officers responded to a report of a vehicle alarm in the 2100 block of Hawthorne Street. While in the area, officers determined multiple vehicles appeared to have been prowled and also encountered a male walking in the area.

Officers contacted the walker and determined he was in possession of items stolen from vehicles in the area and placed him in custody.

The suspect was identified as Mikayle A Jacobs, age 22. Jacobs was arrested and booked into the Whatcom County Jail charged with suspicion of:

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  • 2nd degree vehicle prowling
  • 2nd degree possession of stolen property
  • 3rd degree possession of stolen property
  • 1st degree criminal impersonation
  • Probation/parole violation

Jacobs has prior felony convictions for burglary, theft and controlled substance violations in Whatcom County Superior Court in 2013 and 2016.

In a separate incident on Wednesday morning, December 11th, Ferndale Police officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle prowl in progress about 4am in the 5600 block of Eagle Parkway. The suspect was reported fleeing the area on foot toward Douglas Road.

Officers arriving on Douglas Road saw a vehicle leave the area and followed it. It was determined the registered owner had a suspended license so officers stopped the vehicle on Gardiner Drive near Vista Drive.

The driver was not the registered owner but was recognized as Johnny Delgado, Jr, age 33, by the officer.

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The Delgado fled the traffic stop in the vehicle, running the stop sign at Vista Drive and almost colliding with a vehicle on Vista Drive as a result. The officer followed in his police vehicle with lights and siren. Delgado was determined to have a suspended license and a felony warrant for escape from community custody by the Department of Corrections.

The vehicle Delgado was driving slid into a ditch at the corner of Washington Street and Portal Way. He then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

Ferndale Police requested a Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit to track Delgado and established a perimeter around the Griffintown area. A vehicle was reported stolen from the area at the same time and Delgado was not located.

Ferndale Police say they have probable cause to arrest Delgado for suspicion of:

  • reckless driving
  • 3rd degree driving while license suspended
  • attempting to elude a police vehicle
  • theft of a motor vehicle

Delgado has prior felony convictions in Whatcom County Superior Court for possession of a stolen vehicle and attempting to elude.

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