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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

Meet Your YPD District Officer Event is Friday

Community members will have morning and evening opportunities to meet Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers assigned to Districts 7, 8 and 9 during an event this Friday, August 23rd. The “Meet Your District Officer” event will be from 7:00 am to 8:00 am and 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Newsroom Coffee, Chalet Place, 5261 … Read More

Names of Two Victims of 8th Street Shooting Released

Yakima police have released the names of the two victims of a late-night shooting that occurred Saturday in the 300 block of North 8th Street. One of the victims, 18-year-old Amador Ruiz, was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Sunday and is reported to be in critical but stable condition there.  The second … Read More

Sliger Road Homicide Suspect Arrested

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) arrested a suspect yesterday, Thursday, in connection with a homicide that occurred on Sunday, April 21st. Nathaniel Garcia, 20, is charged with 1st degree Murder in the shooting death of 16-year-old David Martinez. At 1:50 am on April 21st, a robbery occurred at 18th Street and Sliger Road. One of … Read More

Man Shot During Apparent Robbery Attempt

Yakima police responded to a report of a man having been shot at about 9:25 pm Wednesday night in the 1600 block of East Race Street.  When police arrived on scene, they found 30-year-old Cesar Salgado-Martinez had been shot in the abdomen during what he and witnesses described as a robbery attempt. Salgado-Martinez was taken … Read More

Shooting Leads to Vehicle Accident at 6th Avenue and Nob Hill

Yakima police responded to a two-vehicle collision at about 11:15 am today near the intersection of 6th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard.  Witnesses reported that a person on foot and a person in a vehicle had exchanged gunfire in the area near the intersection just prior to the collision occurring. As the vehicle involved in … Read More

YPD Police Services to Close for Training on July 30th

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) Police Services Division will close at 11:45 am on Tuesday, July 30th for employee training. The Division will re-open at 8:00 am on Wednesday, July 31st. During the closure, the City’s Information Technology Services Division will route Police Services calls to SunComm. The Police Services Division holds periodic training opportunities … Read More


Yakima, Wash. – The U.S. Marshals Service Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force (PNVOTF) announced today that Operation Invictus Civitas, Undefeatable Community, made their 100th arrest since launching the operation on June 3, 2019. According to Chief Ed Levesque of the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, “the efforts of our law enforcement partnership are truly paying … Read More

Independent Examination Underway of City Jail Inmate’s Attempted Suicide

The Yakima Police Department has asked the Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit, which is comprised of multiple law enforcement agencies throughout the region, to examine an attempted suicide early Wednesday morning by an inmate at the Yakima Municipal Jail.  The Special Investigations Unit provides independent reviews of certain incidents involving Yakima-area law enforcement entities. At … Read More

Multiple Agencies Partnering on Operation Invictus to Fight Violent Crime

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) and a dozen other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are joining together for what’s being called Operation Invictus, a targeted effort to identify, locate, and apprehend violent crime fugitives throughout the Central Washington region this summer. In addition to the YPD, local law enforcement agencies participating in Operation … Read More