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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

Police Investigating Quick E Mart Armed Robbery

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is investigating an armed robbery at a mini-mart located at 616 South 3rd Street that occurred at about 9:00 pm on Tuesday night. Witnesses reported that a man wearing a black ski mask, black sweatshirt, and jeans entered the Quick E Mart just before 9:00 pm Tuesday, pointed a gun … Read More

Officers make arrest following arson on Naches Avenue

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) arrested Jayme Hernandez Aria, 29, last night after he admitted starting an apartment fire that displaced three families. There were no injuries. At 4:55 pm last night, Sunday, January 6th, Yakima Fire Department (YFD) firefighters and YPD officers responded to a call about an apartment fire at 503 South Naches … Read More

Investigation Underway Following Homicide on South 9th Avenue

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is seeking the public’s help after a 29-year-old man died of gunshot wounds last night, Wednesday, in the area of 700 South 9th Avenue. YPD officers were called to the area at 10:21 pm last night to check on a shots fired call. They found the gunshot victim unconscious with … Read More

YPD Officers Helping Families During the Holidays

Three Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers are bringing an early Christmas holiday to families in need of assistance. Erin Levy, Lyn Thorn and Eli Huizar are YPD school resource officers and they spent today delivering gifts to three families in the Yakima area. The officers collected donations in order to purchase food items and presents … Read More

YPD Officers Providing Gifts for Local Children

Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers will go shopping at 8:00 am tomorrow, Thursday, at Walmart, 6600 W.Nob Hill Blvd., to provide gifts for area children. “Every year YPD has participated in a program which pairs children with police officers for a shopping event,” said Interim Police Chief Gary Jones. “Numerous officers throughout the police department … Read More

YPD Sergeant Returned to Patrol Duty Following November Shooting Incident

Interim Yakima Police Chief Gary Jones has returned Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) Sergeant Joe Salinas to patrol duty as of today, Tuesday, November 18th,following a preliminary review of an incident on November 25th that included Salinas shooting at a fleeing armed robbery suspect. Salinas had been on desk duty since the incident.  Based on information … Read More

Names Released in Friday Night Officer-Involved Shooting

Yakima police have identified the man who rammed his car into two law enforcement vehicles Friday night while trying to elude police and died as a result of injuries sustained when he was shot by a Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) officer. Terence Ryan, whose last known address was in Naches, was reported to be driving … Read More

One Person Dead and Two Others Injured After Fight at Race Street Party

A 22-year-old man died after being shot in the chest during a party at a house in the 600 block of East Race Street early Sunday morning.  A 28-year-old man received a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his pelvic area during the fight and a 27-year-old woman who was hit in the head during the fight … Read More