Sunnyside man faces 22 criminal charges

One arrest has apparently brought a two-week crime spree to an end.

For the past two weeks the Sunnyside Police Department has responded repeatedly to reports of harassment, trespassing and violation of a no contact order at a home in the 1100 block of S. Sixth Street, but were unable to catch the suspect.

The suspect, a 38-year-old Sunnyside man was finally arrested Wednesday night as he again tried to make contact with the victim at her home, according to officials.

According to Sunnyside Police Department Captain Phil Schenck, officers had to surround the residence Wednesday night to ensure the arrest of the suspect, who had fled officers repeatedly. Officers ensued in a foot pursuit before the suspect was detained at the carwash at the corner of Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue. The suspect put up a fight as he was being arrested.

One officer received minor injuries while making the arrest, according to Schenck.

Schenck said the suspect had been warned to not go to the home, but repeatedly returned. The suspect was also in violation of a no contact order.

The suspect is expected to be arraigned today (Friday). He is charged with second degree criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, phone harassment, harassment, disorderly conduct, threats to do harm, fourth degree assault and 15 counts of violation of a no contact order.

Schenck added that the department will be asking the judge not to allow the suspect to post bail.


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