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Yakima Police Chief Rizzi Supports a State Racketeering Law
Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi would like to see the state enact a racketeering law to allow police to seize the assets of documented gang members. The chief will tell that to lawmakers today when he attends the Washington Association of Sheriff's and Police Chiefs Legislative Day in Olympia…
Gubernatioral Candidates went Head to Head in Yakima
Gubernatorial candidates Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee went head to head Tuesday night at the Yakima Convention Center, trying to court voters in one of the most heated races for the governor's seat in Washington in decades. They went back and forth on issues like taxes, healthcare, and the econom…
Vandalism and Graffiti on Decline in Yakima
Yakima police say graffiti and other cases of vandalism are slowing down in the city. Police records show a 40 percent drop over the last four months. Lower level property crimes like graffiti, broken windows and other mischief fell from 151 incidents in March down to 94 so far this month...
Violent Start to “School’s Out” Summer
School is out for the summer for the majority of Yakima kids, and while they may be celebrating, Yakima Police likely are not. Violent crime always tends to spike during the summer, but the past week has been extra violent, with 12 gun incidents...
Gang Court Experts Working With Local Officials
Two experts on gangs will visit Yakima today to teach intervention and prevention techniques to county probation officers. County court consultant Harold Dehlia says the experts are from Florida and Texas who'll work with local officials today and the county gang outreach team...
Rizzi Sworn In As Yakima Police Chief
During the last two months, Dominick Rizzi, Jr. has been thinking of two places: Chicago and Yakima. Since Rizzi was named the new Yakima Police Chief he has been in the process of moving his family to the valley. Today, Rizzi will be sworn in as the new chief...

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