News & Events

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

Suspect Who Threatened Family Members Arrested

Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) officers arrested at 29-year-old man this afternoon after he made threats to harm family members. Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at about 2:00 pm today that came from a house at 802 N. 40th Avenue.  The caller, a family member of the man who was arrested, told a 9-1-1 call … Read More

Subway Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested – Confesses

Casimiro Gutiérrez, a 26-year-old Yakima man suspected of having robbed a local Subway sandwich shop at gunpoint on Sunday, November 25th, was arrested by Yakima police at a house in the 1100 block of South 8th Street at about 8:00 pm on Monday, November 26th.  While being interviewed by police, Gutiérrez confessed to the Sunday … Read More

Armed Robbery Suspect Shot At by YPD Sergeant While Attempting to Flee

On Sunday, November 25th shortly after 7:30 pm, a suspected armed robber was shot at by a Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) sergeant while attempting to flee from the sergeant.  The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.  It is not known if the suspect was struck by the shot fired by the YPD sergeant. … Read More

Accident Involving Yakima Police Patrol Car Results in Only Minor Injuries

On Tuesday, November 20th at about 5:00 pm, a Yakima police officer sustained minor injuries when his patrol car was hit by another vehicle at the intersection of South 3rd Avenue and West Walnut Street. While heading south on 3rd Avenue, the Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) Ford Explorer driven by YPD Officer Travis Shephard was … Read More

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