The Property Crimes Unit is comprised of one (1) sergeant and five (5) investigators. The YPD property Crimes Unit investigates those crimes related to property, including burglary, robbery, auto theft, larceny and shoplifts from local retail stores. Fraud investigations are also conducted out of this unit and involve forgery, fraud, embezzlement and identity theft investigations.
Property Crimes investigators receive the greatest number of follow-up investigations as “Larceny” type crimes comprise nearly 75% off all reported crime in the City of Yakima. Additionally, Property Crimes investigators are part of the “call-out” team on any major crime and many times must place their investigations on hold while assisting on a homicide or other major felony crime investigation.