Theresa De Lay

Vandals deface headstones at Sumner Cemetery

Sumner Police Department is investigating the vandalism of over 80 headstones at the historic cemetery located on Valley Avenue, according to Communications Director Carmen Palmer. The incident occurred sometime last night, though an exact timeframe has not been released.

Man arrested for public urination | Bonney Lake and Sumner Police Blotter

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

Eight year old drives car through parking lot | Bonney Lake and Sumner Police Blotter

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

Tragedy inspires DUI crackdown

Saturday was a cold, clear night in Bonney Lake. Police chiefs, sergeants and officers from departments across Pierce County congregated at the Public Safety Building for a debriefing with the Tacoma Pierce County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force. The meeting preceded an all-hands-on-deck emphasis patrol, dedicated to the memory of Gary Slick, the victim of an intoxicated driver.

Sumner man saved by officer with tools supplied by fire department

What's the difference between a police officer and a firefighter? All jokes aside, the similarities are more significant than the differences when it comes to real-life emergency situations. Thanks to the outfitting of Sumner police officers with automated external defibrillators, AEDs, those similarities have grown closer in the last several months.

What does it take to be a Sumner police officer?

Those who live or work in Sumner are invited to participate in the Sumner Police Department biennial citizen’s academy.

Local government bodies fight for their rights with state

Washington state voters decriminalized recreational marijuana use by approving Initiative 502, but counties and city governments have made it difficult for the Liquor Control Board to instate marijuana businesses by prohibiting it within their own boundaries. The result is a clash of power raising the question if small governing bodies can legally able to prevent those wishing to conduct marijuana businesses within the scope allowed by the Liquor Control Board.

Vacant home burglarized, heroin found on shoplifter | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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

Collision closes Fryar Avenue in Sumner

A single vehicle collision caused a power pole to fall on Fryar Avenue today, Jan. 17.

UPDATE: Buckley man arrested after appearance on National Geographic

Buckley resident and "doomsday prepper" Tyler Smith was arrested by Pierce County Sheriff deputies for felon in possession of a firearm Jan. 15.

Spartans splash past Panthers | Boys Swim

The Spartans beat the Panthers with a final score of 110 to 77 at Thursday's swim meet. Sumner coach Jerry Turner said the team did exactly what was needed of them.

Widespread influenza hits Washington hard

The region is suffering from a widespread flu season, according to the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department, and it still hasn’t peaked. Dozens across the state have been hospitalized, including close to 30 in Pierce County. Eight suspected flu-related deaths have been reported statewide. In order to protect residents from illness and the possibility of severe complications, the department is sponsoring free vaccines for children and low cost ones for adults.

Understanding the role of a police officer | Bonney Lake Police Department Citizen’s Academy

Those who live or work within the city of Bonney Lake have a unique opportunity to delve inside the local police department and criminal justice system.

Strong arm robbery and a middle school bomb threat | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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

Seahawks tailgate rally in Sumner | Slideshow

Fans wearing Seahawks gear celebrated Friday at Midtown Station in Sumner, 813 Academy Street.

New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Tapps

The annual polar bear plunge into Lake Tapps began in 2006 when Scott Thorsteinson and his friends decided to go for a midnight swim.

Sumner municipal court clerk terminated

The city of Sumner issued apology letters to approximately 3,600 people, including some of the city's own employees, who were affected by a recent security breach.

Emphasis patrols and a bar fight | Bonney Lake and Sumner Police Blotter

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

Bonney Lake’s efforts not enough to beat Lakes

The Panthers boys swim team lost to Lakes 119-66 Tuesday. The Bonney Lake boys swam competitively, but it wasn’t enough to beat Lakes, coach Jay Paulson said.

Identity theft results in stolen prescription | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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