Victims help nab burglary suspect

Home burglary suspects seen leaving the scene of the crime were apprehended by Sunnyside police early Monday morning in the Maple Way area, thanks to the assistance of the victims.

The victims reportedly followed the suspects from the 1100 block of Yakima Valley Highway to the 100 block of Maple Way, while staying in contact with the police. The victims reported a speaker missing from their home.

Police arrested Joel J. Mojica, 32 of Sunnyside, and charged him with driving while license suspended. Other charges are pending, according to the police report.

In other activity during the past 24 hours, the police investigated two suspicious circumstances, three business automatic alarms, made seven traffic stops, responded to one animal complaint, one report of an assault, one civil matter, one report of vandalism, one report of graffiti and one report of a juvenile problem.

The police also provided two agency assists, served one arrest warrant, gave three citizen assists and made three welfare checks.

Since last Friday, police have also investigated five reports of theft, five business alarms, five animal complaints, two reports of assault, two domestic complaints, one disorderly conduct report, one DUI incident and responded to two juvenile problem reports. Police also since last Friday have investigated four noise complaints, one vandalism complaint, 12 reports of suspicious circumstances and made eight traffic stops.

During the same 72-hour period, police provided eight agency assists, gave 10 citizen assists, responded to three informational calls and provided one welfare check.


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