Yakima Police

Investigation of Goggin Family Murder Case Continues
Despite a plea bargain agreement that allowed 30-year-old Kevin Harper to escape murder charges last month the investigation into the Goggin family murders continues. Yakima County Chief Deputy Stew Graham says investigators are now focusing on Tracy Culton, the only other suspect charged with murde…
Watchful Neighbors Helps Stop House Burglary
Three people are in county jail today after being caught burglarizing a home on the 600 block of Cornell Avenue. A neighbor who saw the suspects stacking items outside a nearby home called the Yakima Police. Police arrested two suspects as soon as they arrived around 10:00 a...
Weekend Shootings Keep Yakima Police Busy
Two shootings over the weekend kept Yakima Police busy.  The first happened Friday night on the 800 block of South 10th Street. An unidentified teen was shot in the torso. Police did not make an arrest. The other shooting happened early Sunday on the 100 block of North 44th Avenue...
Watch Out, Hot Speeding Spots in Yakima
Motorists in Yakima may or may not get caught by police. News partner KIMA Actions News reports, according to speeding ticket records for Yakima Police this year there are five spots where the most tickets are written.
Tied for fifth place is South 3rd Avenue and Division Street...
City Council Approve Graffiti Removal Program
A new graffiti removal program, approved by the city council this week is expected to be in operation in Yakima  within the next two months. A volunteer staff will remove the graffiti from area homes and businesses, but before graffiti is removed Yakima police gang officers want to be able to v…
Suspect Arrested in Espresso Stand Robbery
Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the robbery of the Espresso Express coffee stand on the 3700 of Tieton Drive last Thursday.
Officials said police were investigating an unrelated matter on the 1000 block of S...
Steven Gray Mades First Court Appearance
The man who fled Utah and later confessed to Yakima Police about killing his girlfriend made his first court appearance Monday. Steven Gray is under investigation after admitting he stabbed his girlfriend to death in Utah.
Investigators say Jennifer Brackenbury was dead for days before they found her…
Second Murder Suspect Charge with Second Degree Murder
A charge of second degree murder was filed Monday against the second suspect accused in last week's deadly downtown shooting. Prosecutors charged 23-year-old Irving Alvarez with second degree murder. He also faces weapons charges. Police say Alvarez and 15-year-old Daniel Perez Jr...

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