PSE scam | Bonney Lake Police Blotter
REAR ENDED: On Sept. 3, a woman reported a hit and run to officers in the police department building. According to the woman, she was stopped at a light on SR 410 when a car rear ended her. The car then pulled up next to her in another lane and yelled that there was only some paint transfer before driving away. She was unable to get a license plate number of the other vehicle, but provided a vehicle and driver description to officers.
PSE SCAM: Officers contacted restaurant employees on Sept. 5 to a report of fraud. According to the employees, the restaurant received a call from someone claiming to be from PSE saying they had an overdue balance and their electricity would be shut off if the bill was not paid immediately. The caller told the employees to buy visa gift cards and provide him with the numbers. After doing this once, the caller said they needed to pay more money, and the employees realized this was a scam, but the first money transfer was already made.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
The Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Last week, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. This week, Part 2, is a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.
The $5.4 billion spent to expand the Panama Canal is paying off for East Coast and Gulf of Mexico seaports; however, it is putting more pressure on the Northwest to remain competitive.