Teen assaulted yesterday in Sunnyside

A 14-year-old boy was assaulted yesterday by four men on a street where three shootings have taken place in Sunnyside.

The assault, reported at 2:37 p.m. Monday, occurred at South 9th Street and East Harrison Avenue, according to Officer Darin Scott.

"That is the same area where a shooting took place (Dec. 24, 2005) and two others three or four houses down last year," said Scott.

"No weapons were used in the assault, just hitting," said Scott, who said the teenager was attacked by two men, who arrived at the scene in a white car, and two men on foot.

The victim was transported to his home elsewhere in Sunnyside by Scott.

The incident is still under investigation.

Burglary reported yesterday in Sunnyside

A shed was broken into yesterday at a residence in the 2300 block of East Lincoln Avenue in Sunnyside. The burglary was reported at 10:47 a.m. No report was available as to what, if anything, was taken.

Five thefts, which included four by shoplifters at Safeway store, were also reported in the past 23 hours. In addition to the thefts at the market, tools were taken from a truck parked in the 100 block of South 9th Street. That theft was reported by a Prosser resident at 7:55 a.m. this morning.

In other police activity from 9 a.m. yesterday to 8 a.m. today, Sunnyside police investigated three traffic problems, three reports of suspicious people or circumstances, one alarm, one controlled substance, one assault, five animal problems, one sexual offense, two trespassing problems, two runaway juveniles, one vandalism, one family fight and one 911 hang-up-call.

They also investigated a report of an abandoned vehicle and issued one arrest warrant.


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