car theft

Free YPD Program Could Help Prevent Auto Theft
While the number of auto thefts is dropping in the city of Yakima, car theft is still a problem. So Yakima Police are starting the "Watch My Car" program as of March 1.
Spokesman Mike Bastinelli says it's simple: You sign up at yakimapolice...
City of Yakima Releases Crime Report
The annual report for the City of Yakima is released, and only one crime seems to be a growing problem.
Talking to most people living in Yakima they wouldn't be surprised to hear that car theft is one of the city's most prominent crimes and on the rise...
Colorado Authorities Not Talking About Maldonado Arrest
Colorado authorities remain tight lipped about the Saturday's arrest of Marcel Maldonado of Grandview. Authorities in Colorado arrested Maldonado after a high speed chase. He was wanted in Washington for last Monday's crime spree in which police say he carjacked two vehicles and robbed a G…
Cars Thefts Continues to Rise in Yakima
The stolen car problem continues in the city of Yakima. Yakima Police Capt. Rod Light says so far this year 616 vehicles have been stolen within Yakima city limits and before the year is over the total could equal upwards of 750.  Light says the problem is with the state's sentencing …
Juvenile Car Thieves Make Appearance In Court
Two juveniles appeared in court on June 6 after police say they tried to steal a car in northeast Yakima. The 13-year-old and 15-year-old were each held on $500,000 bail. The two face charges of first degree assault and car theft. A second hearing is set for June 8...
Car Thefts On The Rise In Yakima
Lock your car doors because thieves are after your vehicle in Yakima. Police statistics show that car thefts continue to rise with108 cars stolen during March and April. That's up from 77 in January and February combined. Some people around the city hope new leadership in the police department …