Woman arrested, man wanted in West Valley burglary

YAKIMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE -- On 05-22-2014 at about 0730 hours a citizen residing in the 2600 block of S 62nd Avenue in Yakima reported a suspicious vehicle and persons that had left the area. When the citizen confronted the male and female, the suspects reported that they were interested in renting the property. The citizen had the wherewithal to snap some photographs of the suspects and their vehicle to include their license plate. After the suspects left the area the witness determined that a neighboring residence had been broken into.

Yakima SO investigators responded and armed with the photographs of the suspects and their vehicle, went to the Yakima address to contact the registered owner of the suspect vehicle. The female suspect was located at the residence and arrested. She protested her arrest stating she wasn't involved in this in spite of being shown the photograph of herself captured in the photo. She stated she was not involved in any criminal activity. Not to be swayed, Yakima SO Investigators arrested the 25 year old Yakima female for burglary and for unlawfully possessing a firearm and booked her into the Yakima County jail. She was found to be in possession of a stolen firearm when she was arrested.

The male suspect captured in photographs by the vigilant witness has not been identified. Investigators seek the assistance of the public in identifying the male in the attached photograph. He is wanted for burglary. To the male in the photo, "Come see us before we come see you."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Yakima County Sheriff's Office at 574-2500 or tips can be called into Yakima County Crime Stoppers at 248-9980 or 1-800-248-9980. Tips can also be e-mailed to Yakima County Crime Stoppers on the web.