Police and Fire


Fatality likely a farming accident

A body was recovered from a submerged tractor discovered yesterday morning (Wednesday) at about 4:20 a.m. in the 1100 block of Vance Road near Mabton.

Harassment report leads to arrest by Grandview police

Officers in Grandview made an arrest in a harassment case yesterday afternoon (Tuesday). Further details about the incident were not available.

Firearm charge nets local man prison sentence

Michael Gary Schademan of Sunnyside was last Friday sentenced to seven years in prison, as well as three years of supervised release once he’s out of jail for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

High speed chase ends in grape field

A routine traffic stop last Sunday in Mabton resulted in a high speed chase through the rural community before coming to a stop on Glade Road just over the Klickitat County line, according to Mabton Acting Police Chief Casimiro Cedillo.

Wrong way motorist on I-82 causes crash

A 23-year-old Grandview man suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, who law enforcement personnel said was driving the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of I-82, was arrested and jailed last night.

Tire blows on freeway

Firemen have quiet weekend

Five emergency aid calls kept Sunnyside firemen busy this past weekend.

Motorist ends up in canal

A Ford F-150 pickup ended up in the canal along Yakima Valley Highway just outside Sunnyside Thursday morning at about 11 a.m.