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Grocery Store Theft Leads to Arrest of Suspect After Lengthy Standoff

Earlier today, Yakima SWAT officers arrested 40-year-old Leon Searles after a fourteen-hour standoff at a home in Yakima. Originally, Searles was wanted following his reported involvement in a theft incident… Read More

Yakima Police Corrections Officer Assaulted

On Thursday, November 11th at approximately 4:30 pm, a Yakima police corrections officer was rendered unconscious when the corrections officer was assaulted by a Yakima Municipal Jail inmate during a… Read More

Two Drive-by Suspects Arrested

Two men suspected of being involved in a drive-by shooting in mid-October were arrested by Yakima police on Saturday, October 30th.  At about 7:15 pm this past Saturday, a detective… Read More

Yakima Man Shot to Death in the 400 Block of Chestnut

On Saturday, October 30th at about 5:30 am, a male called 9-1-1 and said subjects in a car shot at him and his friend.  The man reported that his friend… Read More

Robertson Elementary Locked Down Due to Shooting a Few Blocks Away

Robertson Elementary School, located at 2807 West Lincoln Avenue, was placed on lockdown earlier today following a shooting that occurred about four blocks away. At about 10:43 am today (October… Read More

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