Police and Fire


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Three-rig pile-up sends three to hospital

A Sunnyside teenager is thought to be at blame for a three-vehicle collision that occurred yesterday afternoon at the SR-241 and East Edison Avenue intersection.

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Motorist blamed for crash suspected of being under influence

A woman from Toppenish and a man from Selah were yesterday taken to Sunnyside Community Hospital following a crash at exit 58 on I-82 near Granger yesterday afternoon.

Five juveniles arrested in vacant house

Five juveniles were arrested yesterday afternoon (Monday) after being found in a vacant house in the 1100 block of Hillcrest Road.

Slow day for deputies in Lower Valley

Yakima County Sheriff’s deputies handled three reports of animal problems yesterday.

Routine day for S’side cops

Police in Sunnyside have since yesterday responded to 33 calls for service.

Accidents keep deputies busy

A traffic accident between a car and a motorcycle in the 3300 block of Glade Road near Mabton this morning, Monday, resulted in one person being transported to a hospital in Richland.

Sunnyside police alerted to three thefts

Three thefts were reported to Sunnyside police this past weekend, resulting in the arrest of a shoplifter.

Pair arrested after theft of car stereos

GRANDVIEW – A man and a boy were arrested early last Friday morning after they were spotted by police with multiple items in their hands in the 100 block of Birch Street.

Bystander arrested during traffic stop

MABTON – A man who was initially an uninvolved bystander was arrested Saturday night after allegedly interfering with a police officer during the course of a routine traffic stop.

Charge pending involving man struck by vehicle

A Sunnyside man involved in a fight last Tuesday, then struck by a car, has died from injuries he sustained.

Distracted motorists to be targeted

Underway as of yesterday (Oct. 1), the Washington State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies began an educational campaign focused on distracted drivers motoring along on State Route 240.

Dog owner faces animal cruelty charge

Police in Sunnyside have in custody the owner of a dog that suffered cuts from having a heavy chain around its neck.

Sunnyside looks to expand drug ‘take back’ program

Sunnyside Police Chief Al Escalera hopes to make drug “take back day” a year-round program.

CO report unfounded

A possible carbon monoxide detection in the 1500 block of Federal Way activated an alarm Thursday night.

Burglary on Birch Street

GRANDVIEW – Early this morning (Friday), Grandview police officers responded to a report of a burglary in the 100 block of Birch Street.