15 arrested after emphasis patrol on gang members

15 arrested after emphasis patrol on gang members

YAKIMA, Wash – The Yakima SWAT Team, Washington State Department of Corrections Officers and the Violent Offender Task Force conducted a one day emphasis patrol focusing on gang members with outstanding warrants.

During the patrol, they made 15 arrests and 8 of those were known gang members or associates. In addition to the outstanding warrants, officers completed charging documents for several new charges on persons arrested and recovered two stolen firearms that were unlawfully possessed by gang members.

The team performed the gang emphasis patrol in response to the recent incidents of violence.