WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. -- Deputies gave an early Christmas present to the people of Whatcom County Wednesday.

Looking over a list of 55 wanted criminals, and checking it more than twice, they tracked down some of Whatcom County's most wanted. There were no murderers or rapists, but plenty of repeat offenders who commit crimes in the county almost every day.

For an average citizen, what effects them is when they come home and find their house has broken into. That's a huge violation of their privacy and something that shakes their sense of security, said Lt. Kevin Hester.

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