News & Events

Yakima Police Invite Business Owners to Learn About Safety

In response to a recent spike in the number of armed robberies occurring in Yakima, the Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) is sponsoring a free informational meeting aimed at helping improve safety at local businesses. YPD staff will host the meeting tonight (Monday, November 19th) beginning at 6:00 pm in the YPD training room located at … Read More

Yakima Man Struck By Vehicle in Intersection

On Sunday, November 18th at approximately 2:30 pm, Yakima police officers responded to a report of a pedestrian having been struck by a vehicle at the intersection of West Lincoln Avenue and North 5th Avenue. Preliminary details indicate that a 60-year-old man was in the south crosswalk when a minivan driven by a 45-year-old man … Read More

Two Mini-Marts Robbed at Gunpoint

Armed robberies were reported at two mini-markets in Yakima Saturday morning. At about 7:30 am on Saturday, November 17th, Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Food Mart located at 620 North 16th Avenue.  The suspect in the robbery of the Food Mart is described as a … Read More

Roadrunner Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

A 35-year-old Hispanic man has been arrested on suspicion of having committed an armed robbery at a Yakima convenience store on Thursday afternoon. On November 15th at 2:49 pm, an armed robbery was reported at the Roadrunner mini-mart at 1820 S. 3rd Avenue.  A single subject robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of cash … Read More

Shopko Foundation Presenting Grant for “Day of Thanks”

Yakima Police Community Services will receive a donation tomorrow, Wednesday, for its upcoming “A Day of Thanks” event. The Shopko Foundation will present a $500 check to Yakima Police Community Services at 1:00 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14th at Shopko, 5801 Summitview Avenue. Proceeds from tomorrow’s check presentation at Shopko will be designated for the … Read More

Yakima Police Department K-9 Dexter Passes Away

It is with great sadness the Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) announces that retired YPD K-9 Dexter passed away on November 9, 2018 at the age of ten from complications of illness. K-9 Dexter served with his partner Officer Mark McKinney for seven years. K-9 Dexter, who was originally from Germany, joined the YPD in February … Read More

Police Investigating Three Armed Robberies That Occurred Wednesday Night

Yakima police are investigating three armed robberies that occurred within less than four hours Wednesday evening. At about 7:30 pm, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Downtown Super Foods store at 316 South 3rd Street.  When officers arrived on scene, a cashier at the business told them that a suspect … Read More

Summitview Avenue Convenience Store Robbed at Gunpoint

At about 12:35 am on Wednesday, November 7th, Yakima police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at a convenience store at 1512 Summitview Avenue.  When officers arrived on scene, a cashier at the business told them that a suspect had entered the store, pointed a gun at the cashier, and demanded money.  … Read More

Use of Force Review Board Finds Officer’s Actions Reasonable During Fair Fight

A Use of Force Review board has concluded that Yakima Police Officer Ian Cole’s actions, including the amount of force he used to control and arrest a suspect during a fight at the Central Washington State Fair on the evening of September 23rd, were reasonable. The review board, which was made up of Sunnyside Police … Read More

Woman Allegedly Shot by Grandmother

A 34-year-old Yakima woman died early Monday morning after she was apparently shot by her grandmother in an apartment in the 600 block of North 3rd Street. Yakima police officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at 12:21 am Monday.  The call came from an 87-year-old woman who told the 9-1-1 call taker she had shot … Read More