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No Charges Filed in Death of Wapato Police Officer
The Yakima County prosecutor says he will not file a charge in the death of a Wapato police officer that has been ruled a homicide.
Prosecutor Jim Hagarty says it would be difficult to prove the death of Derek Hansen was caused by a struggle with a suspect two years earlier...
Women Inmates Suspected of Setting Fire in Wapato City Jail
AP-Two women inmates of the Wapato city jail are accused of starting a fire at the jail on last Saturday. The fire caused minimal damage but forced guards to evacuate 52 men and 10 women until the building was cleared of smoke.According to Yakima County Superior Court documents released at a hearing…
Fire Evaucated Inmates From Wapato Jail
A fire at the Wapato jail Saturday forced a quick evacuation of more than 60 inmates. No injuries were reported. The inmates were held in a yard near the jail until the fire was out and smoke was cleared. No word on the cause of the fire that caused only minor damage...
Two Carjackings in the Lower Valley Last Weekend
County authorities are investigating two carjackings reported in the lower valley over the weekend. The first was reported in Toppenish Saturday night. Police were called to a report of a car theft on East Toppenish Avenue. They found two people who told them a gunman in a dark Honda pulled up next …