Yakima Police

Yakima Officer Involved in a Shooting — One Dead
A man is dead in what Yakima police are calling an officer-involved shooting. The victim has been identified as 55-year-old Joseph Ricard of Yakima. The incident started in a Lewis County hotel room Tuesday. A cleaning crew at the Cowlitz River Lodge found a large amount of blood in one of the rooms…
Yakima Police and Community Involvement to Tackle Gang Problem
Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi, Jr. is determined to get a handle on the area's gang problem. The chief says at this point, the area's gang problem, when compared to other cities is in its infancy. But he says it will grow in the next five years if Yakima does not take quick action…
Two Brothers Struck by Car, Driver Arrested
Two brothers, ages 10 and 11 remain in the hospital today after being struck by a car at the intersection of King Street and Rock Avenue around 8:30 Monday morning. Yakima Police Captain Rod Light says the driver, identified as 32-year-old Benjamin McKenzie was under the influence of drugs and was t…
Shooting Incident Leave Two With Life Treatening Injuries
Yakima Police officers responded to the Safeway store on N. 5th Ave at about 7:30 last night after a report of shots fired. After arriving 2 18 year old victims were found shot in front of the store in the parking lot. Both men had been shot in the abdomen and torso area, and one of the male victims…
Police May Never Know How a 15 Year Old Was Shot
Yakima police say they may never know what how a 15 year old was shot in the chest Sunday while standing in front of a home in the 8 hundred block of North Naches Avenue. The teen is listed in satisfactory condition at Harborview medical center in Seattle...
Yakima Police: Teen May Have Shot Himself
Yakima Police detectives are trying to figure out how a 15 year old was shot on Sunday in Yakima. The teen is being treated at Harborview medical center today...Capt. Rod Light says the teen claims he was shot in the chest in a drive by shooting in the 8 hundred block of North Naches Avenue early Su…
Yakima Teen Shot in the Chest During Drive by Shooting
A 15 year old Yakima boy was shot in a drive by shooting Sunday morning. It happened in the 8 hundred block of North Naches Avenue. Yakima police say the victim was hit in the chest and taken to a Yakima hospital but had to be transferred to a Seattle hospital for further treatment. We ...
Gang Free Initivative Group Looking to Open a Community Center
Yakima's Gang Free Initiative Group is hoping to open a community center to help steer kids away from gang membership by later this fall...GFI Director LT. Mike Merryman from the Yakima Police Department who says he knows some people are wondering why it's taking so long to see a center op…
City of Yakima Looking to Add More Public Defenders
Yakima city leaders faced the reality of contracting up to 20 more public defenders and spending a million more of your tax-payer dollars; all to meet a mandate that limits public defenders caseloads to 400 a year.
But city leaders have a new plan to cut those costs dramatically...

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