Yakima Man Arrested for October Unlawful Home Entry Incident

At about 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 15th, officers from the Yakima Police Department (YPD) arrested 57-year-old Yakima resident Glen Prater in relation to an unlawful home entry incident that occurred on October 31st, 2019. 

Police allege that in the middle of the night on October 31st, Prater unlawfully entered a home in the 300 block of Viewmont drive.  A woman living in the home was able to leave the house after Prater entered it.  An alert neighbor, having heard screams, came to the aid of the woman.

When officers arrived on the scene, Prater had already fled the house.  However, YPD detectives were able to link Prater to the incident through physical evidence discovered during their investigation.

Prater was booked into the Yakima County Jail on charges of 1st degree burglary, 1st degree kidnapping, 1st degree robbery, and indecent liberties.   

“I am very proud of the detectives in the YPD Special Assault Unit and their persistence in the collection of physical evidence, which ultimately led to the identification of Prater as the suspect,” YPD Captain Jay Seely said.  “Our hope is the victim and residents in that neighborhood can once again feel safe in their homes.”

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200 or by calling 9-1-1. Tips can be also be reported to Yakima County Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-248-9980, on the organization’s website at www.crimestoppersyakco.org or through the “P3 Tips” app at http://p3intel.com/mobileapp.htm that can be downloaded for free.

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