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Community Invited to Join in Yakima Police Awards Ceremony

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is inviting community members to be part of its annual awards ceremony that will honor outstanding service by current YPD staff and recent retirees. The YPD Annual Awards Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, February 18th beginning at 2:00 pm at Yakima Foursquare Church, located at 700 North 40th Avenue.  … Read More

Police Searching for Suspects in Cannabis Store Armed Robbery

Yakima police are searching for five people suspected of having committed an armed robbery Sunday night at The Slow Burn cannabis store located at 1300 North 40th Avenue. Police responded to reports of shots fired and a robbery in progress at the store at about 9:40 pm Sunday.  When police arrived, the suspects had already … Read More

Yakima Man Arrested for October Unlawful Home Entry Incident

At about 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 15th, officers from the Yakima Police Department (YPD) arrested 57-year-old Yakima resident Glen Prater in relation to an unlawful home entry incident that occurred on October 31st, 2019.  Police allege that in the middle of the night on October 31st, Prater unlawfully entered a home in the 300 … Read More

Queen Avenue Shooting Injures Teen

At 9:28 pm on Monday, December 30th, the Yakima Police Department (YPD) responded to a report of a gunshot victim in the 700 block of Queen Avenue. Prior to arriving at the scene, officers learned the victim, a 16-year-old male, was being transported by private vehicle to a local hospital for treatment. The victim suffered … Read More

YPD Seeks West Mead Avenue Robbery Suspect

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is seeking a suspect following an armed robbery early this morning, Monday, in the 300 block of West Mead Avenue. The incident began at about 5:30 am this morning when a masked man with a handgun entered the Smitty’s Conoco at 304 W. Mead Ave. He confronted the store clerk … Read More

Police Arrest Suspect in Saturday Morning Shooting Death

Yakima police and members of the Pacific Northwest Violent Offenders Task Force have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of Manuel Pantaleon, whose body was found early on the morning of Saturday, December 14th in an alley in the 400 block of South 9th Street. A warrant was issued earlier today for 19-year-old Clyde … Read More

Man Who Was Shot Dies After Being Transported to Hospital

At about 10:20 pm on Tuesday, Yakima police responded to a report of a gunshot victim at the Yakima Inn (1022 N. 1st Street).  After arriving on the scene, officers found 43-year-old Richard Plumlee, who had received a gunshot wound to his torso.  After receiving initial treatment from officers on scene, Plumlee was transported to … Read More

Two People Injured, One Killed in Separate Saturday Morning Shootings

At about 2:00 am on Saturday, Yakima police responded to a report of shots fired at the Mesa Apartments on Gordon Road.  After arriving on the scene, officers found 25-year-old Raymond Barnes, who had received a gunshot wound to his torso.  Police also found 27-year-old April Wiltse-Emery in a different apartment at the complex suffering … Read More

North 5th Avenue Shooting Claims One Life

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a man early this morning, Friday. At 3:48 am today, YPD officers were called to the 400 block of North 5th Avenue after a pedestrian in the area noticed the shooting victim under a tree by the sidewalk. Police arrived to … Read More

Shots Fired During Arrest of Juvenile

At about 7:30 pm Tuesday night, members of the Yakima Police Department (YPD) Gang Enforcement Unit went to a home in the 300 block of South 7th Street to apprehend a juvenile who was wanted on robbery and assault charges. While YPD officers were taking the juvenile into custody near the front of the house, … Read More