News & Events

YPD Announces “Boots on the Ground” Program

Command staff with the Yakima Police Department (YPD) will launch a community outreach effort this Wednesday, November 20th. Called “Boots on the Ground,” the program begins this Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Command staff will be walking in Yakima’s Downtown Business District during that timeframe. “Command staff are supporting efforts by patrol officers … Read More

Three Injured in Shooting in Fred Meyer Parking Lot

At about 1:30 am Saturday, November 16th, Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers responded to 9-1-1 calls reporting multiple shots fired in the area of the Fred Meyer parking lot on 40th Avenue near Fruitvale Boulevard. Officers arrived to find three men suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims has been identified as 29-year-old Timothy … Read More

Police Arrest A&A Mini Mart Armed Robbery Suspect

On Sunday, Yakima police arrested 22-year-old Jose Serrano-Dominguez on suspicion of having committed an armed robbery on Friday night at the A&A Mini Mart on North 5th Avenue. Shortly after 1:00 pm on Sunday, an employee of the A&A Mini Mart spotted Serrano-Dominguez standing across the street from the store and called police.  Before officers … Read More

Police Investigating A&A Mini Mart Armed Robbery

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is investigating an armed robbery at a mini-mart located at 708 N. 5th Avenue that occurred at about 8:40 pm on Friday. Witnesses reported that a man entered A&A Mini Mart at about 8:40 pm Friday, pointed what police believe is an assault-type rifle at the clerk and demanded money.  … Read More

Victim of 3rd Street Shooting Expected to Recover

A man who police found inside his home in the 1100 block of North 3rd Street suffering from a gunshot wound is in stable condition and is expected to recover. Daniel Arellano, a 60-year-old Yakima resident, was found by officers who responded to a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of North 3rd … Read More

Two Injured in South 10th Avenue Shooting

At 4:35 pm yesterday, Thursday, October 31st, Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of 200 South 10th Avenue. Officers arrived to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds, lying on the ground in the alley. Both were alert and cooperative. The victims are identified as Ruben Marin, … Read More

Yakima Police Encouraging People to More Securely Store Firearms

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) says that over the last six months, it has investigated more than 50 individual incidents in which some 70 firearms were stolen.  Firearms were stolen during burglaries, car prowls and other theft-related incidents. Those are concerning numbers to police.  As a result, the YPD is encouraging firearms owners to be … Read More

News Conference to be Held to Discuss Operation Invictus Status

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, and the Yakima Police Department will host a news conference beginning at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 10th to discuss the status of Operation Invictus Civitas, a joint effort of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to reduce violent crime in … Read More

Victim of Sunday Evening Shooting Released from Hospital

A man who was shot in the back late Sunday evening was treated at a local hospital and released early Monday morning. At about 11:40 pm Sunday, Yakima police responded to a report of a shooting victim in the 1400 block of Roosevelt Avenue.  When police arrived at the scene, they found 35-year-old Victoryondo Morales, … Read More

Yakima Police Department to Promote Two to Sergeant

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) will celebrate the promotion of two of its employees, one a police officer and the other a corrections officer, to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony on Thursday, September 5th. The formal promotions of YPD Officer Scott Grant and YPD Corrections Officer Jason Masters will take place during a … Read More