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Man stabbed, unwilling to name suspect

Last night (Monday) at approximately 8:20 p.m. a man was brought into the Sunnyside Community Hospital emergency room with a stab wound to his back. The hospital alerted the Yakima County Sheriff's Office of the incident.

The victim's girlfriend told deputies the pair had been at a residence on Fordyce Road. The man was in a bedroom there with an unknown subject when his girlfriend heard screaming. She told deputies she rushed to her boyfriend's aid to discover he had been stabbed. When she questioned him, he would not tell her who stabbed him and why. She rushed him to the emergency room shortly after, according to Yakima County Sheriff's Chief of Detectives Stew Graham.

He said the deputy investigating the incident was also unable to get the victim to disclose the name of the suspect. The deputy's report says the victim kept saying, "I'm too weak to talk."

Also since yesterday deputies have been alerted to two motor vehicle accidents.

Just after 8 a.m. yesterday multiple vehicles were involved in a crash at Glade and Alderdale roads near Mabton. Two tow trucks were called to the scene and injuries were reported.

Another accident was reported shortly before 8:30 a.m. in the area of Yakima Valley Highway and Sunnyside Road near Sunnyside. The vehicle at the scene was abandoned. Further details were not available.

Yakima County Sheriff's deputies have since yesterday received from Lower Valley residents a report of a safe found in a field, a suspicious activity call, a report of a runaway and a DUI call. Two stolen vehicles were recovered, as well.

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