Toppenish teen nabbed, arrested for Wednesday's shooting in Sunnyside

A 14-year-old boy was arrested yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) in connection with a shooting in the Parkland mobile home park, which happened earlier in the day.

Police raced to the scene at 162 W. Parkland Drive and found 26-year-old Faviola Villalobos with a non life-threatening gunshot wound in the leg. She told officers she was sleeping in bed when she was shot.

After tracking down leads in the morning and investigating them, police arrested Martin Valencia of Toppenish in the early afternoon in the West Parkland area, where the victim was shot. He was transported to and booked into the Yakima County Juvenile Detention Center and charged with assault in the first degree and illegal possession of a firearm in the second degree.

Police recovered a .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun from under a shed at the scene of the shooting. The bullet and casing were also recovered.

Villalobos was taken to Sunnyside Community Hospital, where she was treated and released.

Police do not believe this incident was gang related, however, the suspect does have gang ties.

In other police news, a 1990 Honda Accord was reported stolen to police at 8:17 a.m. on Wednesday. The reporting party told officers the vehicle had been stolen sometime in the night from the 400 block of East Harrison Avenue.

Also since yesterday Sunnyside police have dealt with two animal complaints, three reports of domestic violence, two reports of harassment, one juvenile problem, one report of loud music, one report of shots fired, three reports of suspicious people or situations, two traffic violations, one report of trespassing, a report of racing and one vehicle prowl.

Police also served one arrest warrant, assisted three agencies and two citizens, provided one extra patrol, recovered one stolen vehicle, took two reports of found property, provided two welfare checks and fielded five informational calls.


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