Police and Fire


Firefighting efforts beefed up in Eastern Washington

Yesterday, just one day following the Obama Administration’s approval of Gov. Jay Inslee’s request for a federal emergency declaration, a new mobilization center started being formed at Fairchild Air Force Base to assist with firefighting efforts in Eastern Washington.

Blaze damages Grandview center

An attic fire at the Extra Mile Student Center caused approximately $75,000 damage to the building owned by Kenyon Zero Storage, which has been allowing the center to operate there.

Burglar bleeds a trail for cops

A burglary attempt gone wrong left a possible suspect with a severe cut on his leg that required a trip to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Deputies handle numerous illegal burn reports

Yakima County Sheriff’s deputies were busy in the Lower Valley this past weekend, responding to multiple reports of illegal burning incidents in the county.

Ghost hunting adventure ends in assault, arrest

An incident involving two groups of so-called ghost hunters trespassing in the Old Mabton High School building turned ugly last Saturday night, when one group decided to hold-up the second group.

High speed pursuit with motorcyclist

Sunnyside police last night (Sunday) were led on a high speed pursuit that ended near Zillah. Just after 10 p.m. a Sunnyside police officer attempted a routine traffic stop, but was led on a pursuit that exceeded 100 miles per hour on stretches of I-82.

Slow day for EMTs in S’side

Sunnyside firemen/EMTs have handled three emergency aid calls during the past 24 hours.

Quiet day for Sunnyside cops

Police in Sunnyside have since yesterday (Thursday) responded to several routine calls for service.

Routine calls to Grandview cops

Police in Grandview handled a dozen calls yesterday. Those included three complaints of animal problems, a report of malicious mischief, an automatic alarm, a report of a traffic hazard and a report of suspicious activity.

Medicine reported stolen

Yakima County Sheriff’s deputies made an arrest yesterday (Thursday) after receiving a theft report from the 500 block of Wendell Phillips Road near Sunnyside.

Burglary investigated

Yakima County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary report made late last night (Wednesday) from the 500 block of Dekker Road near Outlook. Details on the incident were not available.

Prize winner scam catches G’view couple

A couple living in Grandview received a notice in the mail that they had won a prize, but needed to send $500 in processing fees. Unfortunately, the couple followed the instructions and never received any prize.

Firemen having quiet week

It’s been quiet at the Sunnyside fire station during the past 24 hours, with firemen responding to minor calls in the community.

Man in custody for possessing illegal weapons

Sunnyside police have taken into custody a man found in possession of what they described as two illegal weapons yesterday (Wednesday).

Burn ban violations investigated

Yakima County Sheriff’s deputies checked out two reports of illegal burning in the Lower Valley yesterday (Tuesday). There is currently a burn ban in effect for all of Yakima County.