Teens arrested on car theft charges

Two Sunnyside teens are in their parents' custody after they were found in possession of a stolen vehicle Saturday morning.

The suspects, both 14-year-old boys, were apprehended early Saturday morning.

According to Sunnyside Police Captain Phil Schenck, a white Ford Taurus was reported stolen this past Friday night at about 11:15 p.m. The vehicle was taken from a home in the 900 block of East Harrison Avenue.

Officers located the vehicle at 1000 S. Ninth Street, at the residence of one of the suspects. The other suspect lives in the 1300 block of Harrison Avenue.

Besides the vehicle, police recovered bolt cutters and a hammer from the suspects, according to Schenck. Also found at the home were bicycles and other property believed to have been stolen.

Both suspects were arrested and officers attempted to book them into the Yakima County Juvenile Court facility.

The teen living on Harrison Avenue did not meet the criteria to be housed at the facility.

The suspect residing on Ninth Street, who has had run-ins with police before, met the criteria to be incarcerated, but there was no room for him at the facility, said Schenck.

Both suspects have been charged with second and third degree possession of stolen property and making or having a burglary tool.


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