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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

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