Teen burglars get 30 days in jail, community service hours

Two juvenile males believed to be responsible for burglarizing a Sunnyside Avenue home last October were this past Monday sentenced to one year of probation, 30 days in juvenile detention and 40 hours of community service.

Sunnyside Police Officer Skip Lemmon on Oct. 7, 2009 at approximately 3:30 p.m. responded to a report of a burglary in the 600 block of Sunnyside Avenue. The homeowner reported extensive damage had been done to the home's interior and a variety of items were stolen. Damages were estimated at $97,000.

The following day police were led to a 16-year-old male suspect living in the neighborhood after investigating the burglary. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Yakima County Juvenile Justice Center after being booked on requested charges of residential burglary and malicious mischief first degree.

The youngster was arraigned that week, and the additional investigation led Sunnyside police to believe he had two 17-year-old accomplices in the burglary.

Those two suspects were also apprehended and charged with residential burglary and malicious mischief first degree.

This past Monday the two accomplices were sentenced in Yakima County Juvenile Court after entering guilty pleas to charges of burglary and possession of stolen property second degree.


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