The Bonney Lake police apprehended a federal fugitive, wanted by the U.S. Marshals, after an elaborate foot chase the evening of April 2.
Bonney Lake High School’s Culinary Arts students will attend the 13th annual National ProStart Culinary Invitational in Minneapolis. The trip must be funded beforehand. A fundraising dinner will be held at the Bonney Lake High School Commons 6 p.m., April 4.
Bonney Lake police officers serve the community by enforcing laws and participating in educational events like National Night Out and water-safety awareness campaigns. Their responsibilities are many and the department is seeking applicants for the reserve officer program to help them fulfill those obligations.
The police department received a priceless gift, courtesy of East Pierce Fire and Rescue. Each patrol car has been equipped with automated external defibrillators, AEDs, with the intent that officers will utilize them in emergency cases of cardiac arrest.
The Sumner Citizen’s Academy received a SWAT demonstration Thursday night. They also prepared for Saturday’s outing to the shooting range and drive course with firearms and emergency vehicle operations training. The course will come to a close Tuesday night with a graduation ceremony.
On March 18, 1989, a body was discovered by a hiker near the Carbon River. Little was known about the victim; he was buried in Sumner Cemetery under the name John Doe. On Tuesday, March 11, nearly 25 years later, John Doe’s body was exhumed and an anthropologic investigation was launched. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Medical Examiner’s Office are reexamining the case, with the hopes of using new technology to reveal answers to old questions.
Megan Gaines is heading into her first year as head coach for the Sumner Spartan fastpitch team. The girls ended last season with a 7-12 record and made it to the early rounds of the state tournament, Gaines said.
Casey Adcox has coached baseball since he finished playing at Central Washington University in 1998. He’s led the Sumner Spartans for seven years and served as head coach consecutively since 2010.
When traumatic events unfold, police and fire personnel are often the individuals who bring order to a situation. But as the sirens go silent and the lights fade away, victims are left wondering what comes next. Enter the chaplain.