Walla Walla, WA Crime & Safety

Fatal Crash Leaves 1 Dead In Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA - The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office reported one person was killed Friday around 8 a.m. following a fatal two vehicle collision at the intersection of Wallula Road and Evans Road in Walla Walla. A Chevy SUV driven by Marco Antonio Estrada Garcia, 30, of Walla Walla...
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73-year-old man killed in two-vehicle crash

WALLA WALLA COUNTY, Wash. — A 73-year-old man has died after a speeding driver's vehicle crashed into his vehicle in Walla Walla County. On Dec. 2 around 8 a.m., Deputies of the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office responded to a two-vehicle fatality collision on Wallula Rd. at the intersection of Evans Rd. in Walla Walla County.

Two Women Dead in Crashes on Tri-Cities Icy Roadways

Two women are dead after crashes took place on icy Tri-Cities Roadways on Tuesday. Washington State Patrol and Police departments were kept busy Tuesday afternoon, as freezing rain fell for several hours creating extremely slick roadways in the area. Some roads were shut down due to dangerous conditions. 40-year-old Stephanie...

Help WWFD keep the wreaths red

WALLA WALLA – During the holiday season, the number of structure fires tends to increase. That’s why the Walla Walla Fire Department is involving the community in its annual risk-reduction program, Keep the Wreaths Red. This week, wreaths decorated with red lights were mounted at each Walla Walla...

First HiVE patrol results for the region released

KENNEWICK, Wash. – The Washington State Patrol’s first HiVE patrols through the region brought in big numbers, according to a tweet from WSP’s Public Information Officer, Trooper Thorson. The "High Visibility Enforcement" or HiVE patrols were established in areas with high car crash rates in order to...

Trial date set for man in jail for shooting trooper

WALLA WALLA – The man accused of shooting Washington State Patrol Trooper Dean Atkinson Jr. on Sept. 22 is set to stand trial January 24, 2023. Brandon Dennis O’Neel, 37, of Walla Walla was originally scheduled to be tried next week, but on Nov. 9 he signed a waiver of his right to a speedy trial.

Two Kennewick teens arrested in homicide

WALLA WALLA — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a deadly stabbing on June 29 that claimed the life of Miguel Perez-Barragan, 24, from the Tri-Cities area. The victim’s body was found by deputies in an advanced stage of decomposition on July 5 on Kibler Road near Highway 12 and the weigh station northeast of Walla Walla Regional Airport.

WA AG Ferguson Positioning for Gov Run by Getting Tough on Crime?

WA State Attorney General Bob Ferguson's office over the weekend trumpeted about taking steps to keep a violent sex offender behind bars. Ferguson advises jury to keep man in prison in Walla Walla. According to the AG's office:. "A Walla Walla County jury denied release to a sexually violent predator...