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Five vehicle thefts reported to Sunnyside police

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Sunnyside Police Officer Melissa Rivas (right) assists an officer with the LEAD Task Force (far left) early this morning. The task force served a search warrant on a home in the 100 block of Maple Avenue and took into custody an adult male on suspicion of illegally growing marijuana. Officers used tactics to get children away from the home and were successful in doing so at the corner of East Grant Avenue and South Fourth Street.

Since last Thursday five vehicles have been reported stolen in Sunnyside.

Police were last Friday alerted to the theft of a 2004 Chevrolet Impala from the 700 block of McClain Drive, as well as a 1994 Mitsubishi pick-up stolen from the Walmart parking lot.

Officers Saturday responded to the reported theft of a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu from the 300 block of South Second Street and a 1999 Honda Civic from the 500 block of NW Crescent Avenue.

On Sunday, a resident in the 700 block of South Eighth Street reported the theft of his mother's 2000 Ford Focus.

Also reported stolen since last Thursday was a ring from a resident in the 700 block of South Sixth Street, unknown items by a known gang member on the campus of Harrison Middle School, items from a vehicle in the 3200 block of Picard Place and a stereo from a vehicle in the 3400 block of Picard Place.

Police were also yesterday (Monday) alerted to a situation in the 400 block of Yakima Valley Highway in which a man was allegedly walking around the parking lot without clothing on.

Sunnyside police have also responded to four 9-1-1 hang-up calls, 10 automatic alarms, three reports of assault, a controlled substance problem, three domestic violence calls, a fight, 13 suspicious activity calls, three traffic mishaps, two reports of fireworks and 21 traffic stops.

Officers, too, recovered two stolen vehicles, served six arrest warrants and a court order, and provided 15 agency assists.

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