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Category: Bonney Lake


Three injured in crash on SR 410

Three people were injured this morning in a three-vehicle crash between Bonney Lake and Buckley that shut state Route 410 down for more than an hour, according to East Pierce Fire & Rescue.

One of the drivers slowed down to turn left onto 262nd Avenue East and was struck from a vehicle behind, which pushed it into the path of an eastbound vehicle in the 26300 block of SR 410.

Firefighters had to extricate one of the drivers.

The accident happened about 8 a.m., shutting down both directions of SR 410. Lanes reopened shortly before 10 a.m.

None of the

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Bonney Lake boys on scooter and bike suffer non life-threatening injuries in crash with vehicle

A pair of 12-year-old boys were taken to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Thursday night after they were hit by a vehicle when they blew through a stop sign in Bonney Lake, police Sgt. Robert Haog said.

Their injuries are not life-threatening, he said.

One boy was riding a scooter and the other a bike, when a slow moving vehicle hit them about 9:30 p.m. at 75th Street East and 194th Avenue East, according to police.

Hoag said officers are still investigating the crash.


Bonney Lake police release sketch of suspect in child luring

Bonney Lake police Wednesday released a sketch of a man suspected of trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into his van June 13.

The girl told officers that about 6:35 a.m. a middle-aged man passed her in his van and turned around twice as she was walking from her bus stop to a friend’s bus stop.

Fearful, the girl started to walk faster to the friend’s house.

At the corner of 110th Street Court East and Angeline Road East, the van pulled next to her and the driver said: “I’m going to get you.”

The girl ran and hid behind

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School patrols increase in Bonney Lake after more reports of attempted child luring

Bonney Lake police said they are increasing patrols before and after school after more reports came in of a man trying to lure children into his van.

Parents told officers similar tales after hearing about an incident Thursday where a man told a 14-year-old girl walking to the bus stop in the 11000 block of Angeline Road that he was going to get her.

The girl hid behind a tree until a friend’s mother drove by and stopped to help.

Police said the man is white, in his early 40s or 50s with light-colored eyes and light facial hair.

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Bonney Lake police searching for man who tried to lure girl, 14, into his van

Bonney Lake police are searching for a middle-aged man suspected of trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into his van this morning.

The incident happened about 6:35 a.m. in the 11000 block of Angeline Road.

The girl told officers she was walking to her bus stop when she noticed a van driving slowly behind her. The van passed her and turned around twice.

As she grew fearful, the girl began walking to her friend’s house. When she reached the corner of Angeline Road and 110th Street Court East, the van pulled up next to her and the driver told her

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Bonney Lake woman pleads guilty to bilking homeowners’ association, former employer

A Bonney Lake woman was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days community service and 15 days house arrest after being convicted of embezzling money from her homeowners’ association and her former employer.

Jeanette Sturtz, 56, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree theft prior to Superior Court Judge Frank Cuthbertson handing down the sentence.

Sturtz admitted she stole more than $10,000 from her homeowners’ association in 2010 and another $25,000 from a landscape company she worked for in 2010 and 2011.

Her boss at the landscaping company told detectives he thought Sturtz stole from him in part to pay back the

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Woman charged with vehicular assault for Bonney Lake crash

A 49-year-old woman who crashed head-on into a vehicle in Bonney Lake in February was drunk and had marijuana, opiates and Oxycodone in her system, Pierce County prosecutors say.

The woman has been charged with vehicular assault and third-degree driving on a suspended license. She is set to be arraigned June 4.

The accident happened Feb. 20 in the 2000 block of 210th Avenue East when the woman allegedly drove her Ford Explorer into oncoming traffic and struck another car.

The impact of the crash made the vehicles stick together, court records show.

The woman in the other car suffered

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Family searching for missing Bonney Lake teenage girl

The family of a missing 16-year-old Bonney Lake girl is asking for the public’s help in bringing her home.

Hailey Medford was last seen May 8 at White River High School in Buckley. Her stepmother said she may have been picked up by her boyfriend’s mother but has been unable to contact the woman.

Bonney Lake police said Hailey is listed as a runaway. Officers are investigating her whereabouts.

Anyone with information can call the Bonney Lake Police Department at 253-863-2218.

Hailey’s parents have created a Facebook page aimed at locating her.