Month: March 2020...

Yakima Buffet Restaurant Vandalized

According to Yakima police, Minado Buffet, a Yakima restaurant located at 501 North 1st Street in the former Black Angus building, was vandalized early Saturday morning. Based on security camera… Read More

Reports of Stay-at-Home Violations Go to the Health District, Not Police

Recently, the Yakima Police Department (YPD) has received questions regarding enforcement of Stay-at-Home orders that have been issued by local public health officials and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee in… Read More

Man Arrested After Standoff That Lasted More Than Three Hours

At about 8:40 pm on Thursday, March 26th, Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers responded to a report of man having shot a rifle at a power transformer and a neighbor’s… Read More

Oregon Man Arrested After Taking 3-year-old and Faces Multiple Charges

At about 11:20 am on Wednesday, March 25th, Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers responded to a report of an attempted child abduction in the 1400 block of West Chestnut Avenue. … Read More

CommUnity Policing

I’m Matthew Murray, Yakima’s Chief of Police. I’ve been a police officer for nearly 30 years, and one thing I’ve heard throughout my career, no matter the city, is a reminiscent… Read More

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