Two documented gang members were arrested for allegedly breaking into two schools in Sunnyside.
Sunnyside police were called at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday to Sunnyside High School after getting an alarm alert from the south portable classrooms, police said.
Officers heard noises coming from one of the buildings, and when officers went inside they found two boys, ages 16 and 17, inside.
The teens were arrested without incident.
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Officers also spotted shoe prints at the school that resembled prints found at Washington Elementary School, which was burglarized about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, police said.
One of the classrooms had been broken into, and several computers were taken. The computers were recovered throughout the playground area and returned to the school, police said.
A bicycle, believed to have been left behind by the burglars, also was recovered. When officers nabbed the two teens Tuesday, they determined the bicycle belonged to one of them, police said.
Kennewick man arrested in threats at restaurant
A 40-year-old Kennewick man was jailed Aug. 3 after he allegedly threatened employees at a pizza restaurant when they refused to give him free pizza.
Robert Allen Pyke reportedly went to the Round Table Pizza on Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick and asked for free food.
When the server refused, he began making threats to damage the employee's vehicle, Kennewick police said.
Kennewick police were called, and Pyke was arrested. He was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of first-degree extortion and a warrant.
Prosser teens arrested after alleged joyride
Two Prosser teens were arrested Aug. 6 after allegedly taking a joyride in their grandfather's car.
The vehicle was taken from a home on Hanks Road, and the owner called Prosser police just before 10 a.m. to report he was following his car into town, said Prosser police Detective Mark Cole.
The victim said he saw his 18-year-old grandson park the car near Benton REA on Seventh Street, then watched as the teens walked away in separate directions.
The 17-year-old was found and released to his mother. The 18-year-old, identified as Edgar Aguilar, was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of theft and possession of stolen property.
Burbank motorcyclist arrested after near hit
A 41-year-old Burbank man was arrested early Aug. 5 after almost hitting a patrol car with his motorcycle.
A sheriff's deputy was sitting near the intersection of 27th Avenue and Spruce Street around 1:30 a.m., when a motorcycle turned in front of him in an erratic manner and nearly hit the cruiser, Deputy Joe Lusignan said.
When the deputy turned on his emergency lights, the motorcyclist, later identified as Carl K. Matheny, accelerated, Lusignan said.
Matheny pulled away from the deputy and ran several stop signs. He reached speeds of 80 mph while going west on 27th Avenue but finally stopped near Gun Street because of a mechanical problem.
Matheny was arrested and booked into the Benton County jail for attempting to elude and driving with a suspended license.