Police and Fire


Outlook teen faces citation as result of car accident

A 16-year-old boy from Outlook, according to the Washington State Patrol, caused a two-car accident late yesterday afternoon.

DUI blamed for accident on Sheller Road

Two Sunnyside men required emergency medical treatment at Sunnyside Community Hospital yesterday afternoon following a motor vehicle accident that Washington State Patrol troopers blame on a driver being impaired by either alcohol or drugs.

Four thefts among calls to Sunnyside cops

Since last Friday police in Sunnyside have been alerted to four thefts, three of which were shoplifting incidents at Walmart.

Former G’view woman perishes

Angela M. Walker, 36, and her husband, Kyle J. Walker, 35, of Toppenish were killed in a two-vehicle crash in the early morning hours yesterday (Sunday) at the intersection of Meyers Road and SR-22 near Toppenish.

Burglars strike two homes in Lower Valley

Yakima County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two burglaries reported in the Lower Valley last Thursday.

Fender bender among numerous calls to Grandview police

Police in Grandview arrested a 24-year-old Sunnyside resident after a three-vehicle collision last Friday morning at West Wine Country and Stover roads. The driver who caused the accident rear-ended a passenger car that had stopped for traffic, pushing that vehicle into a stopped pickup truck.

Robbery at Rite Aid in Sunnyside under investigation

A shoplifting incident at the Sunnyside Rite Aid store quickly turned into a robbery yesterday (Thursday).

$15,000 in damages as result of kitchen fire

A home at 8550 Van Belle Rd. near Sunnyside sustained an estimated $15,000 in damages as a result of a stove fire this past Wednesday.

August trial set for Sunnyside man accused of armed robbery

Accused of an armed robbery in which he allegedly shot and injured the victim about two weeks ago, Benjamin McNair of Sunnyside is headed for trial later next month in Benton County.

Mail carrier mistaken for thief

A report of someone possibly stealing mail yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, in the 900 block of Butternut Road turned out to be a postal carrier in their personal vehicle delivering the mail, according to Grandview police.

Vandals muddy toilets at Sunnyside’s South Hill Park

Sunnyside police were yesterday (Wednesday) alerted to vandalism at South Hill Park.

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Dry summer makes for ignitable situations

A volunteer firefighter from Yakima County Fire District #5 drags a hose through dry grass along I-82 yesterday afternoon.

Few calls to deputies

Deputies from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office handled only five calls in the Lower Valley yesterday.

Shoplifting incidents among calls to S’side cops

Shoplifting incidents at two retail businesses in Sunnyside were among the Sunnyside Police Department’s calls for service yesterday (Tuesday).

Grandview noisy last night

Police in Grandview received three noise complaints last night (Tuesday), two of them from the 100 block of Elm Street and one from the 900 block of West Fourth Street.