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Sunnyside police kept busy this past weekend

Sunnyside police spent the weekend dealing with a myriad of noise complaints, automatic alarms from area businesses and homes, as well as the usual array of traffic-related incidents.

In addition, police were called to the 500 block of South Seventh Street, when it was reported that someone had attempted to break into a ATM unit. Police are continuing to investigate the incident, which was reported at approximately 8 a.m. last Saturday.

Officers are also seeking information regarding a gun found in the parking block on South Fifth Street. The weapon was discovered after police gave chase to a suspect running from the Sunnyside Central Park area. The incident also remains under investigation.

Police, too, responded to a report of a burglary in the 1000 block of South 11th Street Saturday morning after neighbors reported seeking an unknown person leaving the residence carrying a 45-inch television. The suspect was described as a male, wearing black clothing.

Officers are also seeing an increase in the number of animal complaints reported to the Sunnyside Police Department. This last weekend, officers investigated eight animal complaints, two of which included animal bites by various breeds of dogs, as well as a complaint of vicious pit bulls in the 400 block of Merrick Avenue. The Merrick Avenue complaint has been an ongoing problem, according to police. The animal bite was reported from the 600 block of South Fourth Street, and involved a boxer and a pit bull. Additionally, officers investigated a report of a large white dog, breed unknown, getting into the garbage in the 600 block of South Fourth Street, near Sunnyside Central Park.

Police also are investigating a report of a sex crime involving a 21-year-old man and a 14–year-old girl, which was reported Sunday afternoon, by the child’s parents.

Officers also investigated three reports of malicious mischief, five reports of domestic violence, two DUIs, a report of an intoxicated person, a runaway, a theft of flower pots, 19 reports of automatic alarms, 13 traffic-related incidents, three suspicious circumstances, and 11 noise complaints, which included loud music from wedding party celebrations, church music and family gatherings.

In addition, Sunnyside police provided three agency assists, 10 citizen assists, served one arrest warrant, one court order, fielded four informational calls, made five welfare checks and made three public service contacts.

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