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U.S. Marshall Gavin Duffy confirmed on Friday, March 27 around noon, the last inmate of six who initially eluded police, Fernando Gustavo Castaneda-Sandoval, 31, of Yakima held on a U.S. Marshall Hold, is in custody.

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WIND FED — A dry spring is resulting in more Lower Valley grass fires than normal, as Yakima Valley Fire District #5 crews discovered Sunday, March 22. Firefighters were called a control burn gone rogue near SLI Road and State Route 241. According to YCFD#5 spokesman Joel Byam, the ag-burn f…

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YAKIMA — The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office has informed the public of transient offenders who have been released from jail and checked in near Yakima locations.

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YAKIMA — 14 Yakima County jail inmates housed in Annex C escaped Monday, March 23 after they broke open an exterior fire door using a table at about 7 p.m.

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BENTON COUNTY — Santiago Acostanavarrate, 35, of Prosser was announced deceased at the scene of a collision on Friday, March 20 at approximately 5:40 p.m.

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YAKIMA — Two men were sentenced on Friday, March 19 for their involvement in the robbery of Yakima restaurant Tacos El Rey on Oct. 8, 2017 and crimes committed while on bail. Francisco Gabriel Madrigal was sentenced to 26.5 years and J. Jesus Chavez-Sanchez was sentenced to 19 years following a judge’s decision in Yakima County Superior Court.

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SUNNYSIDE — Daniel Omar Castillo, 37, faced a preliminary appearance in front of Judge Richard H. Bartheld on Wednesday, March 18 for theft of a motor vehicle and possessing tools for motor vehicle theft. Following his hearing, Castillo was released of all charges.

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WAPATO — Suspect and victim have been named in the murder that occurred in the 1300 block of North Track Road on March 15.

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ON THE SCENE — Welch’s Grandview plant at 401 Grandridge Road endured an ammonia leak on Monday, March 23, at approximately 3:05 p.m. Plant engineers were able to contain the problem initially by isolating an exterior valve quite far away from the leak. Emergency response teams assisted with…

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SUNNYSIDE — Noe Felipe Acevedo, 21, was seen for a preliminary hearing on March 23 in front of Judge David A. Elofson for third degree assault an officer and harassment.

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WAPATO — Law enforcement was called to the 1300 block of North Track Road after midnight, March 15, regarding a man appearing to be deceased in his home.

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