Yakima Police

Suspected Thief Trades Copper Wires for Iron Bars
YAKIMA, Wash. -- A suspected thief trades copper wire for iron bars. The man is accused of dozens of copper thefts around Yakima.
Charged with theft, Glenn Leonard has chosen to cooperate with YPD. He is leading police to more than 70 spots where he admits stealing copper wire from utility lines...
Espresso Barista Attacked and Robbed
A 17-year-old girl was working at the espresso bar on the 3700 block of Tieton Drive early Thursday morning when she was attacked and robbed. Yakima Police say the man began to beat her and the barista tried to defend herself. Police also say the man continued to kick and punch her, then grabbed cas…
Second Suspect Arrested in Tuesday’s Fatal Shooting
Yakima police have arrested a second suspect in Tuesday's fatal shooting in downtown Yakima. The man in his 20s was arrested at a Selah home Wednesday afternoon. He is being held in the county jail. The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Octavio Rangel, a well known gang member from Yaki…
Teenager Arrested After Fatal Shooting in Downtown Yakima
Police say a 15-year-old boy is under arrest after a fatal shooting in downtown Yakima on Tuesday. The 29-year-old male victim was shot multiple times at South 4th Street and Chestnut Avenue just before 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. The 15-year-old suspect was booked into the juvenile detention center for firs…
Yakima Man Shot in a Leg by a Rivial Gang
Almost a half dozen gang related shootings this month in Yakima and so far police say they have received very little cooperation and no arrests. The latest happened early Sunday morning when a 32-year-old Yakima man was shot in a leg. Authorities say they found the man just after midnight on the fiv…
Yakima Police Gang Unit to Add More Officers
The Yakima Police gang unit is set to double in size, thanks to a increase in city tax revenue. Five officers are in the unit, they work a five day rotation. City Manager Tony O'Rourke and Police Chief Dominic Rizzi, Jr. want to double its size...
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…

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