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Early morning gunfire wakes local resident

A gunshot breaking a window awoke a Sunnyside resident in the 600 block of Miller Avenue yesterday (Sunday) at about 5 a.m. The window was shattered and the resident alerted police. Officers arrived on scene to discover the window was struck by "birdshot" from a shotgun.

Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder said he was surprised to learn none of the neighbors heard the gunfire.

The resident of the home received a minor cut from the broken glass, but medical attention was not needed.

Sunnyside police since last Friday also received one other shots fired report from the 1400 block of Jackson Avenue. A caller there alerted police, stating she heard two gunshots about 1:30 a.m. yesterday. Officers investigated the call, but were unable to locate evidence of gunfire.

Also since last Friday 14 theft reports have been made to Sunnyside police. Eight of those involved shoplifters and 11 shoplifters were detained as a result of attempting to steal from Sunnyside stores.

A stereo was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 600 block of Crescent Avenue at about 9 a.m. Friday, and another resident in the 700 block of South Eighth Street about two hours later reported a stereo stolen from a vehicle there. A resident in the 1300 block of Carnation Drive Friday reported a stolen dog, and Saturday just before 1:30 p.m. a resident in the 400 block of West South Hill Road reported a stereo was stolen from a vehicle there. Yesterday a resident in the 100 block of Parkland Drive reported jewelry was stolen from her home.

Sunnyside police have also since Friday responded to three 9-1-1 hang-up calls, five automatic alarms, three assaults, a report of graffiti, three vandalism reports, seven suspicious activity calls, 14 traffic calls and six requests for agency assistance. Officers have also served four arrest warrants and a court order since Friday.

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