Crime Stoppers and Citizens Help Find Suspects Every Month
YAKIMA, Wash.- Yakima Valley citizens help solve crimes more than you may think. In November alone, 21 eye witnesses called in and gave police information about crimes. Nine of those calls lead to arrests.
Crime stoppers held a meeting to talk about unsolved crimes from the past year. Police and Yakima Sheriff officers were some of the people that showed up. Police say one of their most notorious crimes was the shooting of 18-year-old Mordeice Adams at a party last year on North Seventh Street. Yakima Police Chief Sam Granato says to reduce crime it will take the whole community's effort.
"When we allow things like this to occur and don't step forward the it kind of perpetuates itself and it'll happen again and that instills fear, police are here to try to solve crimes, protect witnesses," said Chief Granato.
And police say they need your help. If you know anything about the Mo Adams shooting or if you know about the arson house fire at 2020 Jerome Avenue, police are asking you to take an active step and call crime stoppers at 509-248-9980. All calls are completely confidential.
There is a $15,000 reward for information on the Adams shooting and a smaller reward for the arson case.