Birch Bay man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Semiahmoo Resort staff


A Birch Bay man was arrested May 4 for allegedly calling Semiahmoo Resort multiple times and threatening to kill staff members. 

Kyle Warner Fosberg, 33, was charged with one count of felony harassment and one count of felony telephone harassment May 5 in Whatcom County Superior Court. Fosberg has an arraignment hearing scheduled for May 20, according to court records.

Around 8 p.m. on May 4, a Semiahmoo Resort staff member reported to Blaine Police Department (BPD) that a man was calling the resort repeatedly and threatening to murder staff, according to the affidavit for probable cause (APC). The caller was identified as Fosberg.

The responding BPD officer met with a manager who escorted the officer to the spa area. The main doors had been locked as a precaution due to the threats, the manager said. The officer met with the woman who made the initial report. She said earlier in the day, another employee took a call from Fosberg about reservations for a sporting event. Fosberg allegedly called back 30 times that day and called some employees names and used derogatory terms.

The staff member who made the initial report said she took a call from Fosberg during her workday and attempted to attend to his customer service needs. Fosberg allegedly used a racial slur toward her, and the woman asked him not to use the highly offensive slur. 

Fosberg allegedly said the slur again and told the woman he was going to kill her and her mother the next day, May 5. She provided a recording of the phone call.

The woman told the officer the doors to the resort had been locked out of fear that Fosberg could harm staff. Fosberg lived in Birch Bay and was a resort member, according to APC.

BPD officers arrested Fosberg before midnight May 4. He was released from Whatcom County Jail around 5 p.m. May 5, according to jail records.

In August 2012, Fosberg was convicted of harassment, resisting arrest and third-degree malicious mischief after threatening to assault a woman and her family. He was sentenced to 364 days in Whatcom County Jail. According to the judgment and sentence, Fosberg had 334 days suspended and was given credit for time served after receiving 90-day involuntary inpatient mental health treatment.

He was also convicted for solicitation to unlawfully possess a controlled substance in 2007, which was served through 200 hours of community service.


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