News & Events

Police Chief Candidates in Yakima Thursday and Friday

Five candidates for the Yakima police chief position will be in Yakima this Thursday, March 21st and Friday, March 22nd to participate in a series of interviews and two “Meet & Greet” sessions – one with Yakima Police Department (YPD) staff and one with community members. The names of the five applicants in the interview … Read More

Victims of Sunday Afternoon Shooting Remain in Critical Condition

The two victims of a shooting that occurred in Yakima on Sunday afternoon remain in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. At about 2:40 pm on Sunday, Yakima police responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding shots fired in the area of 8th Avenue and Pierce Street.  When police arrived, they located a vehicle … Read More

Police Identify Victim of Suspected Homicide on Race Street

A 25-year-old man who died Friday night at a house on East Race Street in what police suspect to be a homicide has been identified at Jose Duran Tellez. Yakima police were dispatched to a home located at 604 East Race Street at about 5:15 pm Friday.  After entering the house, officers discovered Duran Telez … Read More

Coffee With a Cop Set for Wednesday, March 13th

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) will host a Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, March 13th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. YPD’s Coffee with a Cop will be at Tom Tom Espresso at the Soda Fountain, 2105 Tieton Drive. “The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between … Read More

Man Stabbed During Domestic Incident

At about 3:00 am today (Friday, February 8th) Yakima police responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a stabbing victim in the 800 block of North 5th Avenue.  When officers arrived, they found 63-year-old Roy Corbray suffering from several knife wounds.  Corbray was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.  Information regarding Corbray’s current … Read More

YPD Accepting Community Academy Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Yakima Police Department (YPD) Community Academy. The 12-week academy will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm every Tuesday starting February 26th in the YPD Training Room, 207 South 3rd Street. The academy, which is held in a classroom setting, is designed to give community members a … Read More

Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Fruitvale Bakery

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is investigating an armed robbery at a bakery located at 1705 Fruitvale Boulevard that occurred at about 2:00 pm on Tuesday. Witnesses reported that a man wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt (with a gray stripe along the front of the hood) and blue jeans entered the bakery, Panadería Delicias, at … Read More

12th Avenue Shooting Victim’s Name, Condition Released

John Pryor, a 43-year-old Yakima man who was shot in the neck on Sunday morning, is reportedly in serious but stable condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Yakima police responded to a call of shots fired in the 1800 block of South 12th Avenue at about 9:10 am on Sunday, January 20th.  When officers … Read More

Victim in Shooting By Mini-Mart Now Being Treated at Harborview

A man who was shot on Saturday evening near a mini-mart on Fair Avenue was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Sunday for treatment.  The victim, whose name is not being released pending confirmation that his family has been notified of his condition, is reported to be stable but still undergoing treatment for … Read More

Police Urge Car Owners to Take Steps to Combat Car Prowls

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is urging car owners to take a few practical steps to avoid being a victim of a car prowl. “There has been an increase lately in the number of reported car prowls in Yakima,” said YPD Lieutenant Shawn Boyle.  “Car owners can reduce the chances of their car being broken … Read More