As Sunnyside police officers headed out last night at 7:04 p.m. to investigate reports of a gang fight at East Decatur Avenue and South 13th Street, another report came in that shots had been fired in that area.
By the time officers arrived, the juveniles involved in the fight had scattered, but officers apprehended four of them a few blocks away, according to Sgt. Preston Kelley.
The four, whose ages ranged from 14 to 16, were taken to the juvenile center in Yakima. Charges included criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and obstructing a law enforcement officer.
According to Kelley, no weapons were found and no injuries were reported.
A second report of shots fired at South 13th Street and Federal Way an hour and a half later proved to be police officers shooting to scare away crows roosting in trees.
From 8:47 a.m. yesterday, Aug. 29, to 6:29 a.m. this morning, officers also investigated an abandoned vehicle, one automatic alarm, two animal problems, one disorderly conduct, two juvenile problems, one report of lost property, six reports of suspicious people, three trespassers, one report of vandalism and two thefts-one of a cell phone taken from a table at St. Joseph's Church yesterday and a car battery taken from a car yesterday.
They also served three arrest warrants, provided two extra patrols, took a report of found property, made a check on the welfare of a resident and responded to four informational calls.