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Broken water pipes, suspicious incidents called in to S’side cops

The winter cold has resulted in several reports of broken water pipes during the past several days with the latest report coming in on Wednesday morning from the 600 block of Yakima Valley Highway.

Officers on regular morning patrol were alerted to a water alarm going off in the former Food Pavilion building. Upon further investigation it was learned a pipe had burst, flooding the building’s interior. The building owner was contacted and the water supply was shut off.

Police were called to Maple Grove Road and Yakima Valley Highway late Tuesday night when a motorist noticed an older man standing on the side of the road with a gun. Upon attempting to make contact with the individual, the suspect took off running. Officers were unable to locate the individual.

During the past 24 hours local residents have reported a variety of suspicious circumstances to the police. The majority of the calls regarding unusual activity involved seeing unknown cars in neighborhoods, according to the Sunnyside police report.

Among the suspicious incidents investigated by the police was a report of a dark-colored SUV parked at the corner of Woods and Fairview Roads. The vehicle had a flat tire.

A report of an unknown person attempting to break into a car led to the arrest of a suspect at the corner of South Sixth Street and Otis Avenue early Wednesday morning.

In an incident reported from the 2600 block of East Lincoln Avenue, an unoccupied car was discovered blocking a parking lot lane. Police were unable to find the car owner.

Police were also advised of an unknown occupied dark blue van parked in the Upland Drive area Wednesday morning. By the time police arrived, the vehicle was no longer in the area.

Police also investigated two business alarms, one animal complaint, two reports of fraud, one juvenile problem, one lost property report, two reports of runaways and made three traffic stops.

In other activity officers served four arrest warrants, provided one agency assist, make one attempt to locate an individual, provided one citizen assist, took two informational calls and made one welfare check since Wednesday morning.

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