Theresa De Lay

Bonney Lake partners with school district and chamber of commerce for Family Fitness Fest

It is beginning to feel more like summer as we see a rise in temperatures around the Pacific Northwest.

Man arrested for indecent exposure | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

All subjects in the police blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Bonney Lake Police Department reports decreased crime rates

When Bonney Lake police respond to an incident, specific information is recorded and data is used to analyze criminal activity in the area. The National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) revealed a 2.5 percent decrease in 2013 reportable offenses, compared to the year before. The numbers represent a four-year low in the city's overall crime.

Police assist with intoxicated gas station employee | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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12 confirmed measles cases in Washington state, none in Pierce County

Washington has seen 12 confirmed cases of measles this year, including possible exposures in Pierce County, according to state and county health departments. This represents more than a 50 percent increase to date, when compared to average years. Contracting measles is uncommon due to vaccinations against it, but the virus is highly contagious and dangerous to those who are infected by it.

Locking mailboxes broken into | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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Felony suspect arrested, officer injured during incident

The Bonney Lake police apprehended a federal fugitive, wanted by the U.S. Marshals, after an elaborate foot chase the evening of April 2.

Prepare young children for kindergarten with free educational meeting

Sumner School District offers READY! for Kindergarten, kindergarten preparation classes for parents and caregivers of children 5 years old and younger who reside within the district.

Student chefs raise money for national competition

Bonney Lake High School's Culinary Arts students will attend the 13th annual National ProStart Culinary Invitational in Minneapolis. The trip must be funded beforehand. A fundraising dinner will be held at the Bonney Lake High School Commons 6 p.m., April 4.

Police department seeks applicants for volunteer reserves

Bonney Lake police officers serve the community by enforcing laws and participating in educational events like National Night Out and water-safety awareness campaigns. Their responsibilities are many and the department is seeking applicants for the reserve officer program to help them fulfill those obligations.

Abandoned vehicle | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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Pursuit leads to arrest | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

All subjects in the police blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

East Pierce provides Bonney Lake police with life-saving AED devices

The police department received a priceless gift, courtesy of East Pierce Fire and Rescue. Each patrol car has been equipped with automated external defibrillators, AEDs, with the intent that officers will utilize them in emergency cases of cardiac arrest.

SLIDESHOW | Sumner Citizen’s Academy receives firearms training and SWAT demonstration

The Sumner Citizen's Academy received a SWAT demonstration Thursday night. They also prepared for Saturday's outing to the shooting range and drive course with firearms and emergency vehicle operations training. The course will come to a close Tuesday night with a graduation ceremony.

Shoplifting and malicious mischief | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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Pierce County investigators unearth homicide victim, extract DNA

On March 18, 1989, a body was discovered by a hiker near the Carbon River. Little was known about the victim; he was buried in Sumner Cemetery under the name John Doe. On Tuesday, March 11, nearly 25 years later, John Doe’s body was exhumed and an anthropologic investigation was launched. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Medical Examiner’s Office are reexamining the case, with the hopes of using new technology to reveal answers to old questions.

Sumner fastpitch starts seasons behind first year coach | Spring Sports Preview

Megan Gaines is heading into her first year as head coach for the Sumner Spartan fastpitch team. The girls ended last season with a 7-12 record and made it to the early rounds of the state tournament, Gaines said.

Baseball season begins with six seniors committed to college teams | Spring Sports Preview

Casey Adcox has coached baseball since he finished playing at Central Washington University in 1998. He's led the Sumner Spartans for seven years and served as head coach consecutively since 2010.

Community servant retires after 30 years of service | Tacoma-Pierce County Chaplaincy

When traumatic events unfold, police and fire personnel are often the individuals who bring order to a situation. But as the sirens go silent and the lights fade away, victims are left wondering what comes next. Enter the chaplain.

Single vehicle DUI collision | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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