Violence

YPD responds
YPD responds
After Brian Henderson from KATS-FM's Todd & Hendo morning show called out the Yakima Police Department's response to a recent spate of violent crimes, YPD spokesman Mike Bastinelli offered to come on the show and answer some questions. He showed up Wednesday morning -- here's some of that conversation:
New map shows gang areas
New map shows gang areas
It's been a tough week or so concerning continued gang violence in Yakima, and it's got many of us uneasy and a bit scared. Now a new Google Map plots out the turf of some of Yakima's gangs. I know violence can strike anywhere, but some areas of Yakima might be best avoided if you don't need to go that way.
Violence In Yakima
Violence In Yakima
Before I moved to Yakima I heard how violent and nasty it was. Once I moved here I found that it was actually quite pleasant and, with all the rolling hills and trees, more attractive than I had been led to believe. I was also told that the violence has subsided greatly from what it was 15-20 years ago...