Bullet hits window of Public Safety Building
Bonney Lake police and fire personnel had a surprise last Monday morning when they discovered a Public Safety Building window had been shot.
East Pierce Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Jeff Moore had arrived at work at 8:20 a.m. Aug. 12 when he entered the building’s training room and found glass strewn throughout the room. He did not know what had broken the window, he said.
He alerted the police department — which occupies the east end of the same building — and subsequent close investigation revealed a .30 caliber rifle bullet lodged in the window frame, having penetrated both the inner and outer panes of glass.
Overnight, the Public Safety Building houses on-call fire department personnel and one or two on-duty officers, though on-duty officers spend most of the night out on patrol, public information officer Todd Green said.
“At the end of the day, we are talking about a property crime,” he said.
Police checked the exterior of their building and the neighboring post office, but found no additional damage caused by a gun or otherwise.
“We do have remnants of the bullet, so we’ll be able to put it up to crime lab for testing,” Green said.
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