The Sumner Police Department responded to 665 emergenc
The Sumner Police Department responded to 665 emergency calls during the period of Jan. 4 through Jan. 17 and made 25 arrests.
Suspects apprehended included a suspect wanted for forgery and identity theft, who was the subject of a several-week investigation. In a separate incident officers responded to a possible stalking involving a juvenile female and an adult male.
Much of the department’s time was dedicated to assistance with flood response, entailing 24-hour security in evacuated areas.
The new year started with the auto theft task force making its first arrest in a stolen vehicle case with the assistance of the Bonney Lake Police Department. Interviews with Bonney Lake offices resulted in locating another stolen vehicle and the arrest of someone selling stolen car parts. Police also apprehended a suspect in multiple armed robberies in Central Pierce County. The suspect was wanted in connection with robberies of espresso stands and was featured on Washington’s Most Wanted TV program and Web site.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.