Officers make arrest following arson on Naches Avenue

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) arrested Jayme Hernandez Aria, 29, last night after he admitted starting an apartment fire that displaced three families. There were no injuries. At 4:55 pm last night, Sunday, January 6th, Yakima Fire Department (YFD) firefighters and YPD officers responded to a call about an apartment fire at 503 South Naches … Read More

Investigation Underway Following Homicide on South 9th Avenue

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is seeking the public’s help after a 29-year-old man died of gunshot wounds last night, Wednesday, in the area of 700 South 9th Avenue. YPD officers were called to the area at 10:21 pm last night to check on a shots fired call. They found the gunshot victim unconscious with … Read More

YPD Officers Helping Families During the Holidays

Three Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers are bringing an early Christmas holiday to families in need of assistance. Erin Levy, Lyn Thorn and Eli Huizar are YPD school resource officers and they spent today delivering gifts to three families in the Yakima area. The officers collected donations in order to purchase food items and presents … Read More

YPD Officers Providing Gifts for Local Children

Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers will go shopping at 8:00 am tomorrow, Thursday, at Walmart, 6600 W.Nob Hill Blvd., to provide gifts for area children. “Every year YPD has participated in a program which pairs children with police officers for a shopping event,” said Interim Police Chief Gary Jones. “Numerous officers throughout the police department … Read More