One Person Dead and Two Others Injured After Fight at Race Street Party

Posted by Randy Beehler

A 22-year-old man died after being shot in the chest during a party at a house in the 600 block of East Race Street early Sunday morning.  A 28-year-old man received a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his pelvic area during the fight and a 27-year-old woman who was hit in the head during the fight … Read More


Suspect Who Threatened Family Members Arrested

Posted by Randy Beehler

Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) officers arrested at 29-year-old man this afternoon after he made threats to harm family members. Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at about 2:00 pm today that came from a house at 802 N. 40th Avenue.  The caller, a family member of the man who was arrested, told a 9-1-1 call … Read More


Subway Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested – Confesses

Posted by Randy Beehler

Casimiro Gutiérrez, a 26-year-old Yakima man suspected of having robbed a local Subway sandwich shop at gunpoint on Sunday, November 25th, was arrested by Yakima police at a house in the 1100 block of South 8th Street at about 8:00 pm on Monday, November 26th.  While being interviewed by police, Gutiérrez confessed to the Sunday … Read More


Armed Robbery Suspect Shot At by YPD Sergeant While Attempting to Flee

Posted by Randy Beehler

On Sunday, November 25th shortly after 7:30 pm, a suspected armed robber was shot at by a Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) sergeant while attempting to flee from the sergeant.  The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.  It is not known if the suspect was struck by the shot fired by the YPD sergeant. … Read More


Accident Involving Yakima Police Patrol Car Results in Only Minor Injuries

Posted by Randy Beehler

On Tuesday, November 20th at about 5:00 pm, a Yakima police officer sustained minor injuries when his patrol car was hit by another vehicle at the intersection of South 3rd Avenue and West Walnut Street. While heading south on 3rd Avenue, the Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) Ford Explorer driven by YPD Officer Travis Shephard was … Read More


Yakima Police Invite Business Owners to Learn About Safety

Posted by Randy Beehler

In response to a recent spike in the number of armed robberies occurring in Yakima, the Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) is sponsoring a free informational meeting aimed at helping improve safety at local businesses. YPD staff will host the meeting tonight (Monday, November 19th) beginning at 6:00 pm in the YPD training room located at … Read More


Yakima Man Struck By Vehicle in Intersection

Posted by Randy Beehler

On Sunday, November 18th at approximately 2:30 pm, Yakima police officers responded to a report of a pedestrian having been struck by a vehicle at the intersection of West Lincoln Avenue and North 5th Avenue. Preliminary details indicate that a 60-year-old man was in the south crosswalk when a minivan driven by a 45-year-old man … Read More


Two Mini-Marts Robbed at Gunpoint

Posted by Randy Beehler

Armed robberies were reported at two mini-markets in Yakima Saturday morning. At about 7:30 am on Saturday, November 17th, Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Food Mart located at 620 North 16th Avenue.  The suspect in the robbery of the Food Mart is described as a … Read More


Roadrunner Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Posted by Randy Beehler

A 35-year-old Hispanic man has been arrested on suspicion of having committed an armed robbery at a Yakima convenience store on Thursday afternoon. On November 15th at 2:49 pm, an armed robbery was reported at the Roadrunner mini-mart at 1820 S. 3rd Avenue.  A single subject robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of cash … Read More


Shopko Foundation Presenting Grant for “Day of Thanks”

Posted by Randy Beehler

Yakima Police Community Services will receive a donation tomorrow, Wednesday, for its upcoming “A Day of Thanks” event. The Shopko Foundation will present a $500 check to Yakima Police Community Services at 1:00 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14th at Shopko, 5801 Summitview Avenue. Proceeds from tomorrow’s check presentation at Shopko will be designated for the … Read More


Yakima Police Department K-9 Dexter Passes Away

Posted by Randy Beehler

It is with great sadness the Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) announces that retired YPD K-9 Dexter passed away on November 9, 2018 at the age of ten from complications of illness. K-9 Dexter served with his partner Officer Mark McKinney for seven years. K-9 Dexter, who was originally from Germany, joined the YPD in February … Read More


Police Investigating Three Armed Robberies That Occurred Wednesday Night

Posted by Randy Beehler

Yakima police are investigating three armed robberies that occurred within less than four hours Wednesday evening. At about 7:30 pm, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Downtown Super Foods store at 316 South 3rd Street.  When officers arrived on scene, a cashier at the business told them that a suspect … Read More


Summitview Avenue Convenience Store Robbed at Gunpoint

Posted by Randy Beehler

At about 12:35 am on Wednesday, November 7th, Yakima police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at a convenience store at 1512 Summitview Avenue.  When officers arrived on scene, a cashier at the business told them that a suspect had entered the store, pointed a gun at the cashier, and demanded money.  … Read More


Use of Force Review Board Finds Officer’s Actions Reasonable During Fair Fight

Posted by Randy Beehler

A Use of Force Review board has concluded that Yakima Police Officer Ian Cole’s actions, including the amount of force he used to control and arrest a suspect during a fight at the Central Washington State Fair on the evening of September 23rd, were reasonable. The review board, which was made up of Sunnyside Police … Read More


Woman Allegedly Shot by Grandmother

Posted by Randy Beehler

A 34-year-old Yakima woman died early Monday morning after she was apparently shot by her grandmother in an apartment in the 600 block of North 3rd Street. Yakima police officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at 12:21 am Monday.  The call came from an 87-year-old woman who told the 9-1-1 call taker she had shot … Read More


Project Safe Neighborhoods is Working

Posted by Yakima Police Department

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 Yakima Police Department

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 Yakima Police Department

    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 Yakima Police Department

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 Yakima Police Department

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 Yakima Police Department

***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 Yakima Police Department

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 Yakima Police Department

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 Yakima Police Department

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 Yakima Police Department

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