Drive-by shooting nets four arrests

Sunnyside police arrested three juveniles and one adult in connection with a drive-by shooting on Sunday.

Police received a report of shots fired in the 500 block of Cemetery Road at 4:49 p.m. A short time later another report of shots fired came in at 6:39 p.m.

Sunnyside Detective Jeff Cunningham said while police were investigating the second shooting, the four suspects came walking by.

Police arrested 18-year-old Ariel Cruz, two male juveniles and one female juvenile. All are from Outlook.

Cunningham said police are requesting charges of seven counts of assault in the first degree and drive-by shooting. Both Cruz and a 17-year-old male are also being charged with possession of a firearm.

Also since last Thursday, there have been five reports of theft and two burglaries.

The thefts included two vehicles that were broken into, a stolen vehicle, a stolen purse and stolen tools. The burglaries occurred in the 900 block of South 11th Street and the 2500 block of Yakima Valley Highway.

Also since last Thursday, police have dealt with three abandoned vehicle reports, nine animal complaints, five assaults, one citizen dispute, three reports of disorderly conduct, four reports of domestic violence, six DUIs, six fights, two reports of harassment, six juvenile problems, one report of lost property, seven reports of loud music, one missing person report, six 9-1-1 hang up calls, two runaway juveniles, 10 suspicious people or situations, 28 traffic stops, one report of trespassing, six reports of vandalism and one vehicle prowl.

Police also served six arrest warrants and two court orders, assisted seven agencies and 10 citizens, provided two extra patrols and two welfare checks, recovered one stolen vehicle and fielded three informational calls.


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