High speed pursuit with motorcyclist

Sunnyside police last night (Sunday) were led on a high speed pursuit that ended near Zillah.

Just after 10 p.m. a Sunnyside police officer attempted a routine traffic stop, but was led on a pursuit that exceeded 100 miles per hour on stretches of I-82.

The suspect, according to officials, would not stop his motorcycle when officers attempted to contact him near the intersection of South First Street and South Hill Road. Instead, the motorcyclist proceeded to the freeway and led officers in pursuit westbound.

Officers recorded speeds reaching 110 miles per hour at various points on the freeway. The suspect exited the freeway at exit 63 and again near Granger, but did not stop.

Zillah police were alerted to the pursuit as the motorist continued to lead police in that direction.

At exit 54 Zillah police were able to stop the suspect and detain him until Sunnyside police arrived. The suspect was taken into custody and is facing an eluding charge.

Sunnyside police have also since last Friday been alerted to four thefts, two of which were shoplifting incidents at Walmart.

Another theft at Walmart reported yesterday involved a customer’s cell phone.

Also yesterday, a resident in the 400 block of West Madison Avenue reported a bicycle was stolen.

Officers have also since Friday handled two automatic alarms, a reported assault, a fight, two domestic violence calls, three juvenile problems, seven suspicious activity calls, two traffic stops, four traffic problems, two traffic mishaps and a vehicle prowl.

Officers investigated a shots-fired call, but were unable to locate evidence of gunfire in the area of South 16th Street and East Lincoln Avenue yesterday morning.

Police, too, provided seven agency assists, three citizen assists and three welfare checks, as well as fielded nine informational calls.


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