Search of home leads to multiple arrests

Four suspects were this past Wednesday taken into custody by Sunnyside police officers investigating a robbery case.

The Sunnyside Police Gang Unit had received enough information on the robbery for probable cause to hunt down 19-year-old Manuel Silva of Sunnyside for involvement in the robbery.

Officers served an arrest warrant at a home in the 1000 block of Decatur Avenue Wednesday, locating Silva at the residence.

While police were taking the suspected robber into custody, they say marijuana was seen in the home.

Silva and the other occupants were taken into custody and detained while the gang unit obtained a search warrant. A judge granted the search warrant and officers proceeded with a search of the home and surrounding property.

Officers said approximately two pounds of marijuana, scales, a large amount of property believed to be stolen and a gun were recovered during the search.

Police say a large number of documents was also recovered in the home and those documents were from various areas throughout Yakima and Benton counties.

Officers believe the documents were stolen in two burglaries that were reported in Benton County three hours prior to the search of the Sunnyside home.

Police say Silva, 27-year-old Sheena Tate of Granger, 37-year-old Starr McDaniel of Prosser and 21-year-old Efrain Perez of Grandview are all under investigation for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of stolen property first degree, possession of stolen property second degree, unlawful possession of a firearm and conspiracy to commit identification theft.

Sunnyside police are still investigating leads to determine the names of additional victims.

Anyone who believes they may have information regarding the case is urged to call the Sunnyside Police Department at 836-6200.


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