Yelm Police Department

  • Agency: Yelm Police Department
  • Address: 206 Mckenzie Ave SE, Yelm, 98597 WA
  • Chief: Brian Aussmess (Chief of Police)
Phone: 360-458-5701
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Yelm Police Department is located at 206 Mckenzie Ave SE, Yelm, 98597 WA. The Chief of Police of the department is Brian Aussmess. The Yelm Police Department phone number is 360-458-5701.

Yelm Police Department News

The monthly Chat with the Chief will take place on Wednesday, November 8th, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Mr. Doug's Restaurant. This month will be a Chat with Sergeant Carlson and Detective DeVore. Bring a friend and enjoy a great question and answer period with representatives from the department.

Our Officers are having a great time protecting, talking with and giving candy to the little ones. We have found our future Police Officer.

Happy Halloween from the Yelm Police Department. Everyone please be aware of the trick or treaters out there this evening and make sure everyone goes home safely with enough candy to last a year. The Yelm Police Department will have several officers out working to keep everyone safe as well as handing out candy to the treaters.

Chat with the Chief tomorrow at Mr. Doug's Restaurant from 1:00 to 2:30. If you can't make this time you can send a message through the city website or contact the department to make an appointment with the Chief. This month the City of Yelm Public Works Director, Chad Bedlington, will be joining the discussion so bring a friend, your questions or concerns and engage in an interactive conversation about the department and our community.

Chat with the Chief tomorrow at Mr. Doug's Restaurant from 1:00 to 2:30. If you can't make this time you can send a message through the city website or contact the department to make an appointment with the Chief. This month the SE Thurston Fire Chief will be joining the discussion so bring a friend and your questions and engage in an interactive conversation about the department and our community.

Back to School tomorrow! Please prepare for increased traffic on Yelm Avenue in the morning and afternoon due to school related traffic. Be patient, leave early and give yourself more time and please pay attention to crosswalks. With nearly 6,000 students attending school in our district it's critical that we all do our part to make sure they are safe in our community.

Just a reminder when you approach a bus that is stopped or preparing to stop please follow these rules.

School Resource Officer Jared Geray participated in the "Back to School" night at JBLM on August 10th. He spent hours talking, demonstrating and giving young kids fun items from the department. We appreciated the invitation to participate in this fun event as many of our area youth have parents currently serving in the military. Thank you JBLM for being a great community partner.

"Chat with the Chief" is today at Mr. Doug's Restaurant from 1:00 to 2:30. Stop by to ask questions, listen to the conversation and bring a friend. The discussion takes place in the lower room of the restaurant so feel free to drop by at anytime between 1:00 and 2:30. If you can't make it to the discussion and you have a question for the Chief or the department in general, please use the link on the City of Yelm Website and send your question or comments. If you want to schedule a time to meet personally with the Chief just call #360-458-5701 and a time will be arranged that works for everyone.

Chat with the Chief will take place this Wednesday, 8-9-17, at Mr. Doug's Restaurant from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the lower seating area. These chats take place the second Wednesday of every month and are always at the same time and place. Bring a friend and ask questions, get updates on activity or just have lunch with us.

Hot week ahead! With temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees or beyond by Thursday the City of Yelm will be opening the Public Safety Building (Training Room) as a cooling center for anyone needing relief. There are chairs, tables and a couple television monitors to pass the time. The room will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through Friday and the hours can be extended if needed. The address of the Public Safety Building is 206 Mckenzie Ave SE and the phone number is #360-458-5701. If additional locations become available in Yelm as a cooling center we will share with everyone. Thurston County Emergency Management maintains a list of cooling centers throughout Thurston County for anyone needing relief elsewhere. Please look after anyone that may need help in this heat wave to include animals. Make sure everyone has plenty of water and a place to cool down.

National Night Out Against Crime at the Yelm Community Center August 1st! The 34th Annual National Night Event will take place nationwide and include more than 38,000 million people in over 16,000 communities. The Yelm Police Department will host their second annual event from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Yelm Community Center on Tuesday, August 1st. There will be food, snacks and water available for attendees in addition to fun items for kids and informational material for adults. In addition to Yelm Officers and new Police Vehicles being there we will also have SE Thurston Fire and their big red fire truck and Thurston County Sheriff's Office and their Tactical Response Vehicle (TRV). Residents are encouraged to stop by at any time and talk with officers, deputies and firefighters and ask questions or just have a hot dog (Provided by Mr. Doug's Restaurant).

At 8:30 a.m. Yelm Officers, with the assistance from Pierce County Sheriff's Office, arrested a 56 year old male at the Roy Y Tavern. Officers received information from citizens who viewed the original FB post and pictures and were able to recognize him. Officers converged on the Restaurant and took the male into custody without incident. The male was booked into Thurston County Jail for Robbery 2nd Degree after providing a detailed confession to investigators. The male has no prior criminal history.

A bank robbery occurred Saturday, July 22nd, at the America's Credit Union inside the Yelm Wal-Mart just before noon. The suspect did not show or imply that he had a weapon. Video surveillance inside the store shows the suspect at the bank counter. Outside cameras were able to identify the suspect leaving in a black older van, similar to a Chevrolet Astro Van. Officers from Yelm and surrounding jurisdictions arrived within minutes of the call. Yelm is working with surrounding jurisdictions to bring the suspect to justice and is confident this will happen. Any information on the suspect please contact the Yelm Police Department.

Please share with friends and family. This will more than likely impact local streets over the last two weekends in July. On a positive note, the area of construction on I-5 will allow motorists to take alternative streets in Lacey and Olympia and return to the freeway without having to come through Yelm as the only option NB.

Thank you Cheryl for recognizing the work of these officers. We live in a great community where so many people are willing to help others.

ALL LANES ARE NOW OPEN ON 1-5 NB. At 1:36 p.m. the State Patrol cleared all lanes of I-5 NB after a fatality accident earlier today. For a period of time all lanes of I-5 NB were closed for the accident investigation and WSDOT was advising drivers to detour through Yelm. It will take a period of time for the traffic congestion in Yelm to clear up and resume normal Friday afternoon flow. If you can, avoid driving in or through the City. Emergency workers are very busy handling traffic related incidents along with regular service call volume. Please be patient and don't call 911 unless there is an emergency.

Thurston County Burn Ban effective Saturday, July 15th Because of wildfire and public safety concerns in our wooded counties, annual summer-long burn bans take effect this month. Thurston County Fire-Safety Burn Ban begins Saturday, July 15, 2017. These seasonal bans continue through September 30. The fire curtailments are enacted annually as summer's dry, hot weather creates greater regional fire dangers. The Fire Safety Burn Bans apply to residential yard-waste burning as well as all Land Clearing Burns. The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has yet to announce the start of the seasonal burn ban on DNR-protected lands, but that restriction is typically implemented by mid-July statewide. At this time, recreational fires are allowed in all counties on private residential properties and in established fire rings within official county, state or federal campgrounds. The restrictions on outdoor burning during the summer has resulted in a significant drop in brush fires and property damage each of the past several years, according to fire officials. To stay up-to-date on the status of burn bans, please register for the ORCAA email news alerts on the ORCAA website (www.orcaa.org) or simply visit this site regularly for news and information on our region’s air quality issues. For statewide Burn Ban information, visit http://waburnbans.net

Attention residents of Yelm. Drivers should plan for extra travel time Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, as 10,000 cyclists ride western Washington’s state highways and local roads for the 2017 Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic. WSDOT asks motorists to observe the rules of the road for safe driving around people on bikes and prepare for travel delays during the popular fundraiser ride. As state driving laws periodically change, drivers may want to review the state driver’s guide and the driving among bicyclists section. Bicyclists should also be aware of their responsibility to follow Washington’s bicyclist rules of the road. The Cascade Bicycle Club distributes a free pocket guide about state bike laws with support from the Share the Road license plate sales; to request a copy email info@cascadebicycleclub.org. The STP route follows state highways and local roads in these areas: State Route 181 – West Valley Highway in Kent Puyallup area county roads and city streets SR 7 - near Spanaway SR 507 – Roy to Centralia SR 507 and 3rd Street – Yelm SR 507 and Mossman Street – Yelm Centralia and Chehalis city streets County roads from Napavine to Winlock to Vader SR 506 – Vader area Westside Highway (becomes SR 411) Vader to Castle Rock area SR 411 (also known as Westside Highway) - Castle Rock to Longview SR 432 - Longview Industrial area SR 433 - Crossing Lewis and Clark Bridge into Oregon For more information visit the Cascade Bicycle Club STP page, which includes a route map. Based on previous STP rides, congestion and delays are expected: Early morning Saturday, July 15, on SR 7 in Pierce County Midmorning to afternoon, Saturday, July 15, on SR 507 in Thurston and Lewis counties Early Sunday, July 16, on SR 411 from Castle Rock to Kelso All day Sunday, July 16, near the SR 432 and SR 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge between Longview, Washington and Rainier, Oregon To aid cyclists and drivers, STP organizers, WSDOT and law enforcement have worked together to direct traffic at the following locations: Saturday, July 15 SR 507 between Roy and Yelm (roving Washington State Patrol trooper) SR 507/ Third Street in Yelm (police officers directing traffic) SR 507/Mossman Street in Yelm (police officer directing traffic) SR 507/Tenino Trail crossing (police officers or certified flaggers directing traffic) Sunday, July 16 SR 411/Castle Rock area (flagger directing traffic at SR 411/ Public Highway 10) SR 411 between Castle Rock and Longview (roving WSP trooper) SR 411/Lexington/Riverside County Park area (police officers directing traffic at SR 411 and Riverside County Park) SR 432/433 in Longview at the Lewis and Clark Bridge (WSP, flaggers and motorcycle escort) Drivers on SR 432 can expect delays of up to 20 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 16. WSP and flaggers will stop southbound drivers on SR 433 so STP riders can cross the Lewis and Clark Bridge, escorted by Gold Wing motorcycle club members. Riders crossing the bridge on Saturday will not have a bridge escort and are expected to ride with traffic. Major bicycle events like the STP are part of Washington’s outdoor recreation economy. A 2014 study found that bicycling contributes over $3.1 billion per year in direct expenditures in Washington state. In 2016, Congress passed a law to track outdoor recreation as a specific element of GDP, reflecting its role in the national economy.

"Chat with the Chief" is this Wednesday at Mr. Doug's Restaurant from 1:00 to 2:30. Stop by to ask questions, listen to the conversation and bring a friend. The discussion takes place in the lower room of the restaurant so feel free to drop by at anytime between 1:00 and 2:30. If you can't make it to the discussion and you have a question for the Chief or the department in general, please use the link on the City of Yelm Website and send your question or comments.

New law in effect July 23rd

Come and see this amazing community event.