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Harrison Hill burglary warning issued by Sunnyside police

The Sunnyside Police Department has issued a warning to residents living on Harrison Hill as police have recently responded to a number of daylight residential burglaries in the area.

Police are advising property owners to be alert to any suspicious activity, people or vehicles and to call the police department at 836-6200 or 9-1-1.

Charlotte Hinderlider, administrative assistant to Police Chief Ed Radder, said the numbers are not yet available detailing how many burglaries have been responded to, but alarms are counted among them.

Since March 9, the Daily Sun News has reported five burglaries in the area of Harrison Hill. By comparison, eight burglaries have been tallied in all of Sunnyside since April 1.

Yesterday (Wednesday) Sunnyside police responded when a homeowner reported arriving at her residence in the 500 block of West Riverside Avenue just after 4 p.m. to find it was broken into. She told officers the knife used to open a window remained at the scene and she was not certain if any suspects were still present.

Police also yesterday responded to an alarm in the 700 block of Columbia Drive just after 12:30 p.m.

Other activity in the Harrison Hill neighborhoods included the theft of a bicycle in the 400 block of Merrick Avenue just after 4:30 p.m. and six vehicle prowls, of which four occurred in the 400 block of Nicolai Avenue just after midnight. One vehicle prowl was on West Madison Avenue at approximately 12:30 a.m. today and another occurred around 3:30 p.m. yesterday in the 800 block of Dayton Avenue.

Since Tuesday one other burglary has been reported, as have four other thefts.

A home in the 900 block of North 16th Street was broken into Tuesday. The homeowner arrived home just after 7:30 p.m. to discover someone had broken a window to one of the bedrooms and jewelry was missing.

A vehicle was reported stolen from the 800 block of South Fourth Street at approximately 8:45 a.m. Tuesday. The caller was notifying police on behalf of a neighbor.

Just after 6:30 a.m. yesterday a resident in the 600 block of Northwest Crescent Avenue reported two vehicles were broken into. It is unknown what was stolen.

Yesterday at approximately 10:15 p.m. Sunnyside police responded to a vehicle theft in the 2100 block of Yakima Valley Highway. The owner of the vehicle reported being inside a restaurant for approximately five minutes and returned to the parking lot to find his 1994 Ford Ranger was missing.

Beer was stolen from a business in the 1800 block of South First Street just after 11 p.m. yesterday.

Also reported to police yesterday, just after 7 p.m., was shots fired in the area of Lappin and Woods roads. Police were unable to find anything related to gunfire. They questioned homeowners in the area, who said they did not hear anything related to gunshots.

Sunnyside police have also since Tuesday been alerted to three fights, two harassment incidents, four traffic problems, three alarms, four animal problem calls, an assault, a child abuse or neglect situation, two disorderly conduct incidents, three graffiti problems, a juvenile problem, two suspicious incidents and three violations of no-contact orders. Officers have served three arrest warrants, too.

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