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

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

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

Two Injured in South 10th Avenue Shooting

At 4:35 pm yesterday, Thursday, October 31st, Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of 200 South 10th Avenue. Officers arrived to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds, lying on the ground in the alley. Both were alert and cooperative. The victims are identified as Ruben Marin, … 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

Meet Your YPD District Officer Event Set for Tuesday, June 4th

Community members will have two opportunities to meet Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers assigned to Districts 4 and 5 during an event on Tuesday, June 4th. The “Meet Your District Officer” event will be from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm on June 4th at the Starbucks inside Safeway at … Read More

Coffee With a Cop Set for Thursday, May 9th

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) will host a Coffee with a Cop event on Thursday, May 9th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. YPD’s Coffee with a Cop will be at Viera’s Bakery & Deli, 516 West Lincoln Avenue. “I look forward to meeting the community and hearing from Yakima residents,” said Yakima Police Chief … Read More

Two Community Members Receive Commendations

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) recognized Clinton D. Hayes and Kyle Friedrich today, Tuesday, April 30th, with commendations for their actions in helping police apprehend suspects in two violent crimes. “On March 26th, 2019 Clinton Hayes was on top of the roof of a local business working when he heard a woman down below screaming … Read More

Yakima Police Department Holds Annual Awards and Promotion Ceremony

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) presented annual awards and promotions during a ceremony held Friday, March 29th, at the Harman Center. Award recipients included: Officer Mark McKinney was selected as YPD’s 2018 Officer of the Year. Officer McKinney was assigned to the Patrol Division as the sole K9 handler. “He has long been a diligent … Read More