Caleb Hutton, Bellingham Herald

Caleb Hutton

Bellingham Herald

Everett, WA, United States

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Past articles by Caleb:

Bellingham man met victims of rape, molestation through racquetball gym, charges say

A Bellingham man has been charged with molesting two girls and raping an intoxicated woman, at least two of whom he met as a regular at a local gym. → Read More

Bellingham attorney Alexander Ransom accused of assaulting elderly gardener, police say

A Bellingham attorney faces a charge of assaulting an elderly neighbor this week in the South Hill neighborhood. → Read More

Auto repair shop owner arrested in Ferndale arson

The owner of a Whatcom County auto repair shop faces charges of setting his girlfriend’s new home ablaze, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Blaine man who died in rollover crash was speeding, troopers say

Kyle Wayne Thompson, 30, of Blaine died this week in a rollover crash on a rural Whatcom County road, where troopers believe he was driving above the speed limit. → Read More

Spencer Albans, 42, dies after crash on I-5 in Bellingham

A Mount Vernon man died early Thursday, days after an apparent medical emergency led to a rollover crash on Interstate 5 in Bellingham, according to the Washington State Patrol. → Read More

Chuckanut fire 50 percent under control; full containment expected by week's end

A wildfire that has scorched 63 acres in the Chuckanut Mountains continued to burn Thursday, with about half of that area under control, according to fire authorities. → Read More

Cause of Friberg Construction fire unclear; owner plans to rebuild in Ferndale

A Ferndale construction business will try to rebuild after a devastating fire destroyed its shop over weekend. → Read More

Bellingham bookkeeper Rachel Rodriguez sentenced for embezzling $50k

A Bellingham bookkeeper added extra zeros to a client’s checks in periodic thefts that tallied up to about $57,000, according to court records. → Read More

Fire burns two-story building at Blaine home

A fire destroyed a two-story building Tuesday evening at a home in Blaine. → Read More

Bellingham man holds housemate at gunpoint, burns her clothes, charges say

A Bellingham man aimed a .22-caliber rifle at a roommate and set her clothes on fire before a brief standoff with sheriff’s deputies at his home in the Marietta area, according to charges read in court Wednesday. → Read More

Bellingham rapist Jamison Rogayan sentenced for preying on intoxicated women

A Bellingham bistro co-owner must serve 2 years and 5 months in prison for preying on women who were too drunk or high to consent to sex. → Read More

Ferndale man calls in bomb threat after losing at Silver Reef Casino slots, charges say

A Ferndale man faces a bomb threat charge for allegedly threatening to blow up the Silver Reef Casino after he lost money at the slot machines. → Read More

Whatcom County manslaughter conviction overturned for William Ralph Smith due to court’s error

A Whatcom County man’s conviction for stabbing a man to death was overturned this week – the Washington State Court of Appeals ruled the jury should have been informed that a defendant can argue self-defense for manslaughter. → Read More

Crying child leads to crash that injures 3 north of Bellingham

A Bellingham mother distracted by a crying baby caused a three-car crash that sent three people to St. Joseph hospital early Thursday, according to the Washington State Patrol. → Read More

Man, 30s, dies in apparent hit and run near Birch Bay, troopers say

A man died in what appears to be a hit and run Monday morning south of Blaine, according to the Washington State Patrol. → Read More

Police: No charges for pickup driver in bicycle crash that killed Bellingham attorney

Police will not pursue charges against a pickup driver whose truck collided with a bicyclist in March, killing him, in an intersection in south Bellingham. → Read More

Bellingham boy, 12, dies after apparent accident on rope swing

A Bellingham boy has died from injuries he suffered days earlier in an apparent accident on a rope swing, according to police. → Read More

Apparent accident on rope swing leaves Bellingham boy Benny Capp with critical injuries

A Bellingham boy suffered critical injuries this weekend in an apparent accident on a rope swing. → Read More

Ferndale son beat father to death, kept body for days in garage, police say

A Ferndale man beat his father to death in an argument and kept his body in a garage for days, according to police. → Read More

Park visitor faces drive-by shooting charge for firing rifle into Birch Bay water

An Alaska man faces a drive-by shooting charge for firing a high-powered rifle into the water at Birch Bay State Park, in the direction of houses about 2 miles across the bay. → Read More