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Weekend winds, frigid temperatures cause damage to S’side homes, businesses

Even with the huge influx of motorists on the streets of Sunnyside, police had a relatively quiet Friday night preceding and following the 25th Annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade. However, the weather did offer some challenges.

High winds are believed to be the cause of a sign reported down on South Sixth Street this past Saturday morning. The business sign in the 500 block of South Sixth Street had fallen to the sidewalk as a result of Friday and Saturday’s high winds, according to the police report.

Last Saturday morning police also offered assistance to the Sunnyside Fire Department, which had been called to the 2300 block of Reith Way regarding broken water pipes. Upon arrival police were on standby as fire crews opened the building to shut off the water supply. There was no report as to the amount of damage caused by the broken water pipe, which reportedly was caused by the sudden drop in weekend temperatures.

During the past weekend, police were called to investigate a report of a $10 counterfeit bill being passed at a business in the 1700 block of Saul Road. The individual, who tried passing the bill, said it had been given to her in change at a Toppenish area restaurant. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Police are also investigating a report of a vehicle stolen from the 1200 block of South 16th Street. The vehicle was reportedly seen headed toward Mabton.

In other weekend activity, police were called to investigate five residential alarms, one business alarm, three disorderly conduct reports, two assaults, three domestic complaints, one vandalism report, four suspicious circumstances and made seven traffic stops.

Officers also provided six agency assists, served two arrest warrants, provided five citizen assists, made one funeral escort, and provided three welfare checks.

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