This past Sunday, a Sunnyside police patrol vehicle was involved in an accident when responding to a call regarding the downtown blaze that consumed El Conquistador Restaurant and the Safari.
At approximately 11 a.m., the patrol officer responded to the call and activated emergency lights and sirens. The police vehicle in the 400 block of South Eighth Street attempted to pass another vehicle and was struck by that vehicle.
Public Information Officer Charlotte Hinderlider said no injuries were reported as a result of the mishap. She said monetary damage to the patrol vehicle has not yet been determined.
Also since last Friday, Sunnyside police have responded to four shots fired calls.
A resident in the area of Bagley Drive and North Avenue last Friday just before 7:30 p.m. reported hearing up to 10 shots fired. Police investigated the call but were unable to locate evidence of gunfire. Approximately three hours later a resident in the 600 block of South Buena Vista Avenue reported hearing two gunshots in the area. Police contacted other residents attending a barbecue in the neighborhood, who confirmed hearing two gunshots. However, officers were unable to locate further evidence of the incident reported.
This past Saturday at approximately 12:40 a.m. police received several reports of shots fired in the area of Parkland Drive and Cascade Way. Officers responded to the area, but were also unable to locate evidence of gunfire there.
Also Saturday, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 400 block of West Maple Avenue, but were unable to locate evidence of gunfire.
Officers have also since last Friday responded to two burglary reports, as well as six theft calls.
A vehicle was reported stolen from Yakima Valley Highway last Friday just after 9 a.m., items from vehicles were reported stolen in the 500 block of South 14th Street and 1300 block of East Edison Avenue yesterday (Monday), unknown items were reported stolen from a residence in the 1400 block of East Edison Avenue yesterday, a shoplifting incident was reported at Walmart yesterday and unknown items were reported stolen from a resident on Scoon Road yesterday.
Sunnyside police have also since last Friday responded to four 9-1-1 hang-up calls, nine automatic alarms, five assaults, five runaway juvenile reports, 17 suspicious activity calls and 13 traffic calls. Officers provided eight agency assists, recovered a stolen vehicle and served four arrest warrants.