National Night Out connects community, city officials | Slideshow

Bonney Lake other cities across Pierce County and the state celebrated National Night Out Aug, 5. In Bonney Lake the event was at Allan Yorke Park.

Bonney Lake other cities  across Pierce County and the state celebrated National Night Out Aug, 5. In Bonney Lake the event was at Allan Yorke Park.

The Bonney Lake Police Department and East Pierce Fire and Rescue organized the event, and provided vehicles like motorcycles, squad cars and a fire truck for children to climb in and explore.

An important reason for putting on the event was to get the community together in one place to get to know each other, according to Bonney Lake Police Officer Kristine Yanez, who helped organize the event. Another reason, she said, was to give the community a chance to talk to the local police department and city officials in a low-key setting to increase communication between the community and the police department. “The community is our eyes and ears,” said Yanez.“If they don’t tell us the problem, we can’t fix the problem.”

According to the Pierce County Crime Data website, the large majority of crimes in the city are property crimes, which includes theft, car theft, burglary and property damage. There were 331 reports of property crime in Bonney Lake from July 2013 through June 2014, compared to the 15 reports of assault and robbery.

Yanez said Bonney Lake residents can call the non-emergency line, 253-863-2218, or email officers if residents want to report a crime or call 911.

More in News

Handful of major project coming Enumclaw’s way in 2019

From street improvements to pool decisions and trail expansions, Enumclaw is in for a busy year.

Fennel Creek Trail gets more grant funds

Nearly $2.2 million will be going to finish section 2B, though construction isn’t expected to start for a few years.

Pierce County under Stage 2 Burn Ban | Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

This means no outdoor fires, or any fires in wood-burning fireplaces.

Buckley teen to build relationships, sport court in Panama

Hannah Weymiller, 14, recently received a $1,000 scholarship for the trip.

Enumclaw library hosts program creation contest

If you have an idea for a program or event you want to host, your local librarians want to hear it.

Is there a Sasquatch in Bonney Lake?

Plus, a trainload of drunk pigs in Buckley, a dark tower in Orting, and secrets of Enumclaw’s Pie Goddess in Dorothy Wilhelm’s new book, “True Tales of Puget Sound.”

Exit poll indicates Washington voters still support climate change action

State environmental organizations’ poll points to continuing support for carbon-reducing measures.

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.
Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women

A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.

Local scenic byway to get new sign

The Chinook Scenic Byway is one of only several dozen byways recognized by the federal government as an “All-American Road.”

Most Read