Man arrested in Bellingham attempted abductions

BELLINGHAM — Police have arrested a 27-year-old man for investigation of three attempted kidnapping cases in Bellingham.

Police say Jake J. Unick was booked into the Whatcom County Jail on Thursday after he turned himself in following questioning by detectives about the three incidents.

Two occurred on March 1 and both victims had something sprayed in their eyes. The first was a 13-year-old girl waiting for a school bus and the second was a 24-year-old woman walking on a sidewalk that evening. Both resisted and got away.

The third incident involved a 2-year-old child who became separated from her parents Monday at a Fred Meyer store. Unick works at the store but was not working at the time. He said he found the child walking outside, but video showed him leading her away.

———

Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

More in Local News

Bicycle tour raises money for dialysis patients

Volunteers also shared health information and put together care packages for homeless women.

Elderly couple escape serious injuries in crash with train

The driver drove down tracks instead of a road, hitting a slow-moving train near Stanwood.

Boeing reaches out to schools

Company employees helped Everett students at recent reading and Manufacturing Day events.

5-vehicle collision sends school bus into ditch; no injuries

No students were hurt when a school bus crashed into… Continue reading

Fire crew returns early from wildfires in Northern California

Four Everett firefighters returned from battling California wildfires late Thursday… Continue reading

Theft lands former insurance salesman 50 days in jail

A former insurance salesman is expected to report to jail… Continue reading

Flooding still a concern on Snohomish River

Flood warning in effect until Monday afternoon for Monroe and Tuesday morning for Snohomish.

Expect river levels to keep rising, though sun is on the way

Some could crest above minor and moderate flood levels.

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s best images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

Most Read