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High Winds and Fire Destroys Car and Home
A fire driven by high winds destroyed a car and mobile home yesterday afternoon near Toppenish. The Yakima County Sheriff 's Office was first on the scene. A deputy was quickly able to remove the woman who lived in the home and within minutes the fire spread...
DUI Emphasis Patrols Cracking Down
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, Yakama Nation Police and the Washington State Patrol will be conducting DUI Emphasis Patrols on the Yakama Reservation June 9. This patrol is sponsored by the White Swan Community Coalition.
These three agencies will be working together to focus on …
Valley Gang Members Charged With First Degree Assault
Two Lower Yakima Valley gang members, who fired shots at a deputy during a car chase last week, were charged with first-degree assault in Yakima County Superior Court on June 4. 23-year-old Ricardo Ruiz and 22-year-old Alex Serrano are being held in the Yakima County jail...
Suspected Arsonist Makes Appearence In Court
A suspected arsonist accused of setting five fires in White Swan made his first appearance in court on May 29 wtih bail set at $1 million. Accoding to our news partner KIMA Action News, Yakima County deputies arrested Roy Carrizal last week after following tips from White Swan residents...
Vandals Strike Naches Intermediate School
Investigators are tracking fingerprints and blood left behind from a break in at Naches Intermediate School May 21. Yakima County Sheriff’s Officials say they destroyed thousands of dollars in property. It took four people an hour to clean the mess...
Click It Or Ticket
Do you wear a seatbelt? The majority of people already buckle up when behind the wheel. In fact, the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission says the seatbelt compliance rate of nearly 98 percent is one of the highest in the country...
Toddler Drowns In Yakima Canal
Family members of 18-month-old Tanner Morrison were watching him May 12 when Yakima County Sheriff's deputies say the family lost site of him for only one minute. Then panic set in, 911 was called, and authorities soon found the child in an irrigation canal in the 2 hundred …
Search And Rescue Unhook A Man Hanging On A Cable
A 26-year-old man was rescued May 13 after he was caught hanging on a cable over the Naches River. Yakima County Sheriff's deputies say member of the Yakima Search and Rescue Water Response Team along with members of the tech rescue team had to rig a pulley system and a rescue li…
Fifth Arson Fire In White Swan
Yakima County Fire officials responded to a fire at 260 A Street on May 13. It is the fifth case of arson in the last two weeks. Yakima County Fire officials say they believe this fire is related to the local string of arson cases. The cost is estimated near $20,000 with the majo…
County Landfill To Be Used As Shooting Range
A portion of county landfill property could be used by the Yakima County Sheriff's Office and corrections officers for an outdoor shooting range and training facility. Nearby neighbors, like Gordon Martin, are concerned with the project...

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