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Category: Bonney Lake

May
13th

Man killed in Sumner crash was snowboarder stranded on Mount Rainier last winter

A 22-year-old Bonney Lake man who died early Friday after crashing his car into a tree has been identified as Derek Tyndall.

Tyndall was heading south in the 4600 block of Sumner Tapps Highway in Sumner when he lost control of the vehicle about 2 a.m., crossed the northbound lanes and struck a tree.

“We believe speed and alcohol were factors,” Sumner Police Chief Brad Moericke said.

Tyndall had to be extricated from his vehicle and died at the hospital. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Tyndall and a friend made national headlines in November after going snowboarding on

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May
8th

Man charged after child porn found at Tacoma Landfill

The child pornography was dumped at the Tacoma Landfill, along with a few tarps.

Employees found it March 8 and called police, who managed to track down the man who dumped the items. Their investigation eventually led them to the man’s former roommate.

Detectives were not able to interview the 57-year-old Bonney Lake man because he had a defense attorney return their call.

Police obtained fingerprints and DNA from the man.

Authorities said semen found on the pornographic pictures matches the defendant with a 1 in 16 quadrillion probability.

He has not been arrested. Prosecutors have charged him with three

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April
30th

Tacoma man charged with stealing tennis bracelets from Fred Meyer stores

A 20-year-old Tacoma man is suspected of stealing tennis bracelets from two Fred Meyer stores in Pierce County to support his Percocet addiction.

Pierce County prosecutors have charged him in only one incident but said more charges may be filed later after the investigations wrap up.

The man pleaded not guilty Monday to first-degree theft for an April 22 incident at the Bonney Lake store. Bail was set at $20,000.

The man allegedly asked to see two tennis bracelets – a gift for his girlfriend, he claimed – then snatched them from the arm of the saleswoman and ran.

The

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April
18th

24 underage drinkers arrested at Bonney Lake party

At a recent birthday party at a Bonney Lake apartment, authorities said they arrested two dozen underage drinkers.

Neighbors tipped off the Tacoma-Pierce County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force April 6 after seeing large groups of youths coming and going from the apartment in the 8400 block of Locust Avenue.

Officers conducted surveillance on the apartment before breaking up the birthday party and arresting 24 people for being a minor in possession.

Among those arrested were a woman with alcohol poisoning, a drunk man who insisted he could drive home and a woman who lied to police, according to

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April
3rd

8th DUI arrest for man after Bonney Lake head-on crash

After a head-on collision in Bonney Lake in February, Julio Dimas was arrested for his eighth alleged drunken driving incident.

Pierce County prosecutors have charged Dimas, 26, with felony DUI, driving on a suspended license and failure to have ignition interlock device. He has not yet entered a plea to the charges.

Court records show Dimas was convicted of four prior DUIs and arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Illinois and Indiana.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested him Feb. 23 after a collision in the 18600 block of Rhodes Lake Road East in Bonney Lake. The other driver said Dimas was

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April
2nd

Man accused of hitting 4-year-old daughter with belt, putting her in cold bath for half an hour after she threw away dinner

A 37-year-old man pleaded not guilty to second-degree child assault today, after he allegedly abused his four-year-old daughter by striking her with his belt and putting her in a cold bath for about half an hour.

According to charging papers:

Marcellus Noelval White hit the girl with his belt multiple times Sunday after she threw away her dinner, and he put her in the cold water to calm her down and make the injuries less visible.

The child was shivering when she got out of the bath.

Her mother told officers she saw White hit the girl about seven times

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March
20th

Bonney Lake woman charged with embezzling from boss pleads not guilty

A woman accused of stealing from one employer to pay off restitution in another theft case pleaded not guilty this morning to numerous felony charges.

Jeannette Kay Sturtz of Bonney Lake was released on her own recognizance by Pierce County Superior Court Commissioner Meagan Foley. Sturtz, 57, is charged with one count of first-degree theft and 11 counts of forgery.

Prosecutors contend that from September 2010 to September 2011 she embezzled more than $25,000 from a landscaping company that employed her as a financial controller. She might have used some of the money to pay off court-ordered restitution to

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March
14th

Car crashes into Bonney Lake grocery store

A car crashed into a Safeway in Bonney Lake this morning, police said.

The accident occurred about 11 a.m. at the grocery store, 21301 Washington off state Route 410. No one was seriously injured and the store remains open.

Police said they are investigating what caused the crash.