Bonney Lake police discover elaborate campsite in WSU Forest

On Nov. 10 officers responded to the report of a suspicious male walking through a state Route 410 restaurant parking lot.

On Nov. 10 officers responded to the report of a suspicious male walking through a state Route 410 restaurant parking lot.

The reporting party told officers she noticed the subject riding a bike through the parking lot around the store for several hours prior to closing. She also told officers she noticed he walked into the Washington State University forest.

Officers conducted an area check in the WSU forest but were unable to find the subject.

However, when officers were searching for the subject in the forest, they found an elaborate campsite.

In the campsite, officers found a fire pit, lighting system, couch cushions, tools and other paraphernalia, according to a press release from the Bonney Lake Police Department.

The officers removed all hazardous material and anything that could be used as a weapon including pepper spray, a knife, a hatchet, and a bolt cutter.Also removed from the campsite was a syringe and a small bag containing a crystal substance.

The press release stated that due to the large number of items that remained at the campsite, the City Code Enforcement Officer was notified.

The Public Works Department along with the City Code Enforcement Officer worked to resolve the issue.

The Public Works Department removed enough items from the campsite to fill a ten yard dump truck, the release said.

“The Bonney Lake Police Department will continue to monitor activity in the WSU Forest and would like to remind citizens who use the trail systems to stay alert and report any suspicious activity,” according to the press release.


More in News

Hardhats and heavy equipment continue to dot school grounds

Many students on the Plateau and in the valley have a lot to look forward to in the near future.

Free construction classes help make community connections

Building Beyond the Walls, an Enumclaw-based non-profit, offers folks of all stripes a way to learn new skills and form long-lasting connections through volunteer work.

Human remains identified as those of missing Enumclaw man

Kristian Burnstad was last seen alive on Feb. 7, 2017.

Golden anniversary celebration held in former maternity home

It’s estimated more than 600 babies were born in the Mahlin Maternity Home, now known as the Le Sorelle Inn in Buckley.

Patrols to emphasize districted driving over the weekend | Washington State Patrol

Don’t contribute to the rising rate of crashes and distracted driving fatalities.

Save time by buying Mount Rainier passes online

Now you don’t have to wait in line — just print your pass and home and enjoy the majesty of the park.

Bonney Lake to take action on water rate increases

The sewer rate increase, however, looks to still be up for debate, and will be addressed at a later date in committee.

Black Diamond police get little chief, too

The Black Diamond Police Department honored Jack Reich as their Police Chief for a Day.

East Pierce hosting annual open house Sept. 29

Don’t miss out on the free, family fun activities and demonstrations, like tearing a car apart with the jaws of life.

Most Read