Project Safe Neighborhoods is Working

Posted by Mike Bastinelli

U. S. Department of Justice United States Attorney Eastern District of Washington PRESS RELEASE U.S. ATTORNEY JOSEPH H. HARRINGTON ANNOUNCES PROGRESS IN MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER THROUGH PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS   Spokane – Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, observed that one year ago, the Department of Justice announced … Read More


Interim Chief Issues Statement on Incident at CWSF

Posted by Mike Bastinelli

The Yakima Police Department has been made aware of a video posting that involves a Yakima Police officer using force while effecting an arrest last night. Maintaining public trust is one of our highest priorities, and in doing so, investigators will be collecting all available evidence as it pertains to a use of force review. … Read More


YPD To Sell Ribbons to Fight Breast Cancer

Posted by Mike Bastinelli

    The 2018 Central Washington State Fair opens today in Yakima and the Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) once again will have a booth at the 10-day event. The YPD booth will be across from the Pepsi Plaza and during the entire fair community members will be able to purchase a special pink ribbon to … Read More


West Chestnut Homicide Release

Posted by Mike Bastinelli

West Chestnut Homicide News Release   At 2:09 Thursday morning, Yakima Police (“YPD”) officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 700 block of West Chestnut. When officers arrived, they found a 52-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was quickly taken to Astria Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased. The … Read More


Yakima Police Introduces Safecam

Posted by Mike Bastinelli

The Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) has introduced a new community action program designed to help solve crimes faster.  SafeCam is a program that allows business owners, tenants, and homeowners the opportunity to register their personal security cameras with the YPD. Video surveillance is one of the best ways for catching criminals and convicting suspects who … Read More


Man Dies After Assaulting Woman

Posted by Mike Bastinelli

***UPDATE*** NEW INFORMATION   Based on new information obtained by Yakima Police Department detectives, the death of a 57-year old man who died last night is not being ruled a homicide, at this time. The man died after he was assaulted after several people attempted to stop him from assaulting a woman. Preliminary autopsy results … Read More


Unitentional Homicide

Posted by Mike Bastinelli

5/30/18       News Release   Yakima Police (“YPD”) Investigators have determined that a shooting which occurred on Saturday, May 26th was an unintentional homicide. YPD Detectives were able to interview all of the men who were inside of the vehicle at the time of the shooting and identified a 19-year-old man who fired … Read More


Domestic Violence Homicide

Posted by Mike Bastinelli

News Release 5/29/18   On April 8th, 2018 at approximately 2:20 AM the Yakima Fire Department responded to a medical incident of an unresponsive subject in the 200 block of Chisholm Trail. It was initially reported that the adult male patient was not breathing and CPR was in progress. Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) Officers that … Read More


Gunshot Victim Found in Car

Posted by Mike Bastinelli

5/27/18 News Release on Homicide   On 05-26-18 at approximately 2042 hrs, 9-1-1 received a report of a gunshot victim who was being transported by a private vehicle on Fair Avenue.  The vehicle pulled into a parking lot in the 10 block of North Fair Avenue.  Police made contact with a 29 year old Hispanic … Read More


REPORT A CRIME OR INCIDENT ONLINE

Posted by Mike Bastinelli

The Yakima Police Department’s (“YPD”) Online Police Reporting System is available on the YPD website, Yakimapolice.org. “Cop Logic,” allows anyone to conveniently submit a non-emergency incident from any internet-enabled PC or mobile device through this web-based online reporting system and immediately print a copy of the police report for free. The system is available 24 … Read More