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Independent Examination Underway of City Jail Inmate’s Attempted Suicide

The Yakima Police Department has asked the Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit, which is comprised of multiple law enforcement agencies throughout the region, to examine an attempted suicide early Wednesday morning by an inmate at the Yakima Municipal Jail.  The Special Investigations Unit provides independent reviews of certain incidents involving Yakima-area law enforcement entities. At … Read More

Multiple Agencies Partnering on Operation Invictus to Fight Violent Crime

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) and a dozen other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are joining together for what’s being called Operation Invictus, a targeted effort to identify, locate, and apprehend violent crime fugitives throughout the Central Washington region this summer. In addition to the YPD, local law enforcement agencies participating in Operation … Read More

Yakima Police Arrest Suspect at Yakima Airport and Find Gun in His Car

At about 6:00 pm Sunday, a man called 9-1-1 in Yakima and told calltakers he had set his house on fire and was headed to the Yakima airport with a firearm.  The man gave calltakers a description of his vehicle and said he would be waiting at the airport for police. Yakima police arrived at … Read More

Social Media Post Showing Gun Leads to Arrests of Two Students

Two 16-year-old Eisenhower High School students were arrested today after a social media post showing a recent photo of one of the students with a handgun in his lap while he was in a classroom at the school was reported to local law enforcement. The social media post was reported to Yakima Valley Crime Stoppers … Read More

Meet Your YPD District Officer Event Set for Tuesday, June 4th

Community members will have two opportunities to meet Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers assigned to Districts 4 and 5 during an event on Tuesday, June 4th. The “Meet Your District Officer” event will be from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm on June 4th at the Starbucks inside Safeway at … Read More

Yakima Police Urge Community to be Aware of Apparent Phone Scam

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is encouraging community members to be wary of an apparent scam that involves callers requesting payment to the YPD over the phone. “The YPD does not call anyone requesting a payment of any kind,” said Communications & Public Affairs Director Randy Beehler.  “If anyone receives a call from someone claiming … Read More

Victim of Homicide near 6th Avenue and Gordon Road Identified

Yakima police have identified the victim of a homicide that occurred on Friday (May 10th) evening as 32-year-old Ruben Emilio Sanchez. Sanchez’ body was found by Yakima police officers around 11:30 pm on train tracks near 6th Avenue and Gordon Road. Yakima police continue to investigate the incident.  No arrests have been made at this … Read More

Body of Shooting Victim Found Near 6th Avenue and Gordon Road

The body of a man who had been shot several times was found by Yakima police officers late Friday night near 6th Avenue and Gordon Road. The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of his family.    Yakima police continue to investigate the incident.  No arrests have been made at this … Read More

Violent Offenders Task Force Arrests Suspect in 2016 Shooting Death

Earlier today, members of the Pacific Northwest Violent Offenders Task Force (VOTF) arrested 24-year-old Damien Iniguez, who is a suspect in the April 2016 shooting death of Antonio Esteban-Olguin. Iniguez was named by law enforcement as a suspect in the death of Esteban-Olguin a few days after the shooting, which occurred on April 10th, 2016 … Read More

Police Ask for Community Help to Locate Apparent Kidnapping Victim

Yakima police are asking for help to locate the victim of an apparent kidnapping that took place Sunday evening. Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers responded at about 10:00 pm Sunday to a report of a woman being forced into a car in the 1000 block of South 9th Street.  Witnesses told police that 27-year-old Gregoria … Read More