Thursday, November 10, 2011
GRANDVIEW - In activity since yesterday, Wednesday, Grandview police made two arrests after serving search warrants.
One arrest was in the 600 block of East Second Street, where Juan Garcia, 26, was taken into custody on charges of forgery and theft after he allegedly submitted a counterfeit check to the Westside Market.
Upon carrying out the search warrant, police say they recovered computer equipment that Garcia allegedly used to print counterfeit checks along with a number of other checks already printed.
Garcia was transported to Yakima County jail for final determination on the charges, which are considered Class C felonies.
The other arrest made yesterday was at a house in the 300 block of Klock Road, where Sunnyside's K-9 unit helped locate what was alleged to be a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Grandview police went to the home with a search warrant because it was believed a subject with a felony warrant was staying there. That subject wasn't there, but police arrested Rick Perales, 25, upon finding the marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Requested charges are possession of marijuana, less than 40 grams, and possession of marijuana.
Since both charges are misdemeanors they will be heard in Grandview instead of Yakima, the Grandview Police Department said.
Police also since yesterday were alerted to two thefts, one involving an attempted theft of an RV battery in the 1300 block of West Third street and the other a purse stolen from a restaurant in the 800 block of West Wine Country Road.
Officers were also dispatched to the 600 block of East Second Street, where gang-related graffiti was reported.
In other activity, police fielded three dog complaints and assisted the LEAD Task Force in serving a search warrant.