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Eight thefts reported over weekend in S'side

Three vehicles were stolen in Sunnyside over the weekend. The thefts were three of eight that were reported from 8:57 a.m. Friday to 6:16 a.m. this morning.

The first car, a Toyota, was reported stolen at 5:12 a.m. Saturday by a resident in the 1300 block of Federal Way, who told officers it was taken within five minutes prior to the report. No license plate number was available.

The second vehicle was taken from the Food Pavilion parking lot on Sunday at 2:35 p.m. while the owner watched it being driven away. The stolen vehicle was a 1987, light blue Isuzu pickup (Lic. #A34523M). The owner's husband chased the thief, but no report was available as to his success or the police officer's success in apprehending the thief. The thief had no trouble taking the vehicle as the keys had been left in the ignition.

The third stolen car, a 1991 Ford Explorer, was reported at 8:25 p.m. Sunday by a resident in the 500 block of East Edison Avenue, who told officers a woman had taken the car three days prior.

The other thefts included:

-a red tool box, tools and two Ekco brand paring knives, reported at 9:08 a.m. Friday by a resident in the 1400 block of Federal Way. The loss was estimated at $76.25, and damage to a window in the truck, from which the items were stolen, was estimated at $300.

-a gas drive-off at The Outpost, reported at 1:32 p.m. Friday.

-a speaker and box from the bed of a pickup parked behind St. Joseph's Catholic Church during MayFest, reported at 8:51 p.m. Saturday by witnesses who said they saw a juvenile leaving with the items in a white, Pontiac Grand Am (Lic. # 477 SNW).

-unnamed items taken from Autozone, reported at 4:29 p.m. Sunday.

-a stereo, a case of CDs and an amp, taken from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of West Maple Street, reported at 6:16 a.m. this morning (Monday).

Over the weekend, Sunnyside police also investigated 13 false alarms, one alcohol offense, five animal problems, two assaults, one citizen dispute, one abuse of a controlled substance, five fights, one fraud, two reports of harassment, one intoxicated person, six juvenile problems, two loiterers, two reports of lost property, two 911 hang-up calls, two runaway juveniles, one report of shots fired with nothing suspicious found, seven suspicious people, two threats, 10 traffic problems, three reports of vandalism and eight reports of loud music, several emanating from the MayFest carnival at St. Joseph's Church.

Vandalism reported at post office

Vandalism inside the Sunnyside Post Office was reported to Sunnyside police at 2:49 p.m. Friday by Postmaster Karen Lemmon, who told officers she had just noticed the damage.

A report on the extent of the vandalism was not available, but it follows damage and theft to post office boxes that happened the first weekend in May.

Police Chief Ed Radder said all the checks that were stolen from the boxes at that time have been recovered.

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