Goldendale Police Department

  • Agency: Goldendale Police Department
  • Address: 1505 S Grant Ave, Goldendale, 98620 WA
  • Chief: David B Hill (Chief of Police)
Phone: 509-773-3780

Goldendale Police Department is located at 1505 S Grant Ave, Goldendale, 98620 WA. The Chief of Police of the department is David B Hill. The Goldendale Police Department phone number is 509-773-3780.

Goldendale Police Department News

Today GPD attended an appreciation assembly at the Centerville School to help show thanks to our veterans. From everyone at GPD, we would like to give a sincere “thank you” to all of our veterans, for their sacrifices both big and small!


Come one, come all to the Goldendale Night Out! Featuring all of your local emergency services, including a life flight helicopter which is scheduled to be at the event! It will be fun times for the whole family, hope to see you there!

Below are the 2018 Pig Bowl recipients and their stories. This years Pig Bowl is September 22 at Watonka Field in The Dalles, OR.

Thank you to the Legion Auxiliary for your $500 donation for the purchase of bicycle helmets for kids.

Howdy pardner 🤠 It's that time of year of year again! Come visit us at the Klickitat County Fair and Rodeo.

RUMOR CONTROL: The City of Goldendale is NOT under any evacuation notices at this time, and is not expected to be. The only local areas under notice are south of Centerville. In a real event, emergency personnel will go door to door advising citizens. You can also look for notices here, on the department’s Facebook or Klickitat County 911 Dispatch / Emergency Management.

Klickitat County 911 Dispatch / Emergency Management ***Fraud Alert*** Dispatch has received several reports of calls from 651-273-0451 telling them that their name and Social Security Number have been used in felonious activities. If you receive this call, as always, do not give any personal information especially banking and/or credit card numbers. Do not call the number back if you received a message. It is not necessary to make a police report unless you provided personal or financial information and may be a victim of fraud. Please report scam/fraud phone calls to the Federal Trade Commission number or website listed below. Federal Trade Commission 1-877-382-4357

The American Legion here in Goldendale recently donated $500 dollars to GPD. The money will be used to buy bicycle helmets, which will then be handed out to the youth in our community who are in need. Thank you American Legion for your dedication to the community!

Starting June 29th, fireworks are allowed from 9:00am to 11:00pm until July 3rd. July 4th they are allowed from 9:00am to 12:00am, and on July 5th from 9:00am to 11:00pm. Have fun and happy Independence Day everyone! 🇺🇸

Recently, the Goldendale Police Department received a $3000 dollar donation from Avangrid Renewables here in Goldendale for the purchase of bullet proof vest that will replace our current ones, which are nearing expiration. GPD also received A donation from Legends Casino, who gave $4000 dollars for a Taser and to update the police department training room which is used frequently by us, and other fellow emergency services agencies. GPD is sincerely thankful for the generosity that has been shown to us, we live in a great community!

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burglary at Skate Shop Update: Goldendale, Washington March 19, 2018 – The Goldendale Police Department is submitting charges to the Klickitat County Prosecutor on two male juveniles that burglarized the Easy Outlaw Skate Shop last week. The two juveniles are from the Wapato/White Swan area. The police department will be asking that arrest warrants be issued for both juveniles. This is the result of an investigation the Goldendale Police has been actively working on. It was found that the skate shop had been broken into causing severe damage to the business door. Several items were found to be damaged inside the business. Also, several items were discovered to be stolen including; skateboards, skateboard decks, and wheels. Also, mentioned was an X box with games and cash. Goldendale Police Department is still awaiting a full complete list of stolen items from the store owner. It is estimated the amount of stolen property from the skate shop could be in excess of $10,000 dollars. The police department is also working on another burglary that is believed to have been committed by the same two juveniles. Quote: This investigation took several days and many man hours to solve. -Chief Bartkowski At this time, this is still an active investigation and no further information can be shared.

Welcome our new animal control officer Jessica Guthrie

KEEP AN EYE OUT! On 01/10/18 at about 1:00 PM the Ford Escort pictured below was stolen. If you see this car please call 911, and report its location. GPD would love to return the car to its owners and arrest the thief!

Goldendale, Washington January 5, 2018– The Goldendale Police Department conducted a narcotic drug search warrant at 212 North Grant Street on January 5th at 11:00am. Lisa Slemp of Goldendale was arrested at the time of the search warrant for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver and booked into the local jail. The Goldendale Police located roughly a quarter pound of suspected methamphetamine inside of the residence. Also located inside the residence was a loaded pistol, and $1712 dollars in cash. Other drug paraphernalia was also located. This search warrant was a result of the police department obtaining information from citizens, neighbors, and doing surveillance that resulting in the judge signing the search warrant. The Goldendale Police are currently looking for another person whom they have probable cause for their arrest on methamphetamine possession/ intent to deliver charges. The police are continuing the investigation and believe it could result in additional arrest and search warrants in the near future. Quote: This search warrant was the result of Officer Shelton and Officer Kenny doing a great criminal investigation. Chief Reggie Bartkowski Quote: Drug cases are a top priority of the Goldendale Police Department. Chief Reggie Bartkowski At this time, no further information can be given due to the continuing active drug investigations.

Do you know who these two might be? The individuals pictured below are suspects in a burglary that occurred at IGA on 11/21/2017. If you have any information regarding the incident please call GPD at 509-773-3780. Thank you.

PRESS RELEASE Goldendale Police Arrest Suspect on Burglaries and Arson: Goldendale, Washington November 19, 2017 – On November 17th, Timothy Knight of Klickitat was arrested in Goldendale for multiply burglaries, a stolen vehicle, and two vehicle prowls. Knight is also under investigation for suspicion of arson of a camp trailer. Knight committed all these crimes in a two day time period. On Saturday, November 18th at about 4:00pm, Officer Shelton responded to the 300 block of West Allyn Street on a report of a camp trailer on fire. As Officer Shelton was responding, the suspect, Timothy Knight, stole a vehicle from the residence and fled in the stolen vehicle. The fire was put out and it was quickly determined that the fire was suspicious and also the residence had been burglarized. A short time later, Officer Lucatero was able to recover the stolen vehicle a few blocks away. The Goldendale Police analyzed the crime scene and quickly got a suspect list. A few hours later at about 8pm, Officer Leo Lucatero and Officer Mike Kenny responded to a burglary in progress in the 500 block of West Court Street. The owner of the residence while returning home confronted Knight in his residence. The residence owner and Knight had a scuffle and then Knight went out the door. While Knight was fleeing, the owner of the residence used a firearm and shot one time into the ground. The area was checked by law enforcement but the suspect could not be located. The next day on November 19th at about 8am, the Goldendale Police got a call of a vehicle prowl in progress in the 400 block of West Burgen Street. With the assistance of the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Hunziker of the Goldendale Police was able to arrest Timothy Knight. Timothy Knight was found with stolen items from the different thefts and was positively identified by two different witnesses. The Goldendale Police recovered most of the stolen property as Knight stashed the stolen property in a residence inside the city limits of Goldendale. After continued investigation, the Goldendale Police Department was able to solve other burglaries and thefts that Knight was responsible for. This includes a burglary in the 300 block of West Court Street, a burglary in the 300 block of West Allyn Street and another vehicle prowl in the 400 block of West Burgen Street. Timothy Knight was booked into the local jail. Goldendale Police have submitted following charges: four counts of felony burglary, one count of vehicle theft, one count of felony theft 2, one count of theft 3 and three counts of vehicle prowls. The fire to the camp trailer is still under investigation as a possible arson. The Goldendale Police Department is still investigating at this time another burglary and other thefts that they believe Knight could be responsible for. The Goldendale Police Chief states, “Anybody with further information on any thefts that occurred between Friday, November 17 and Sunday morning, November 19th should call the Goldendale Police Department with the information”. Quote: “This was a great job done by all the officers for the quick response and investigation.” Chief Bartkowski Quote: “We get great results when citizens call in information of criminal activity they see!” Chief Bartkowski

The Goldendale Police Department would like to thank our veterans for their service to our country. Pictured below are GPD’s veterans. L to R: Sgt. Hunziker- Air Force, Officer Berkshire- Navy, Officer Shelton- Army, Officer Stelljes- Army.

Officer Berkshire live on Afternoon Live talking about the upcoming PIG BOWL this Saturday. See you all there. For more info go to Facebook or go to and see the entire afternoon live interview.

This week GPD has received multiple reports of outgoing mail stolen from citizen's mailboxes. We are attempting to identify a suspect. We recommend outgoing mail be placed in the blue drop boxes located at the post office, as opposed to placing personal mail in an unlocked box for pickup. Thieves often see a raised mail flag as an easy target.

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Goldendale Police Department 509-773-3780 Press Release by; Chief Bartkowski Suspect arrested in Goldendale: Goldendale, Washington September 14, 2017 – This morning the Goldendale Police Department received information that 36 year old Donavon Culps, wanted for Kidnapping 1st Degree and a Federal warrant, was in the Goldendale area. It was later found that Culps was in an apartment in the 500 block of East Main Street. Culps had been identified as one of the people involved in a kidnapping of a marijuana shop employee in the Cheney Washington area last Sunday. The employee is still missing. At about 2pm in the afternoon, Culps was taken into custody after he left an apartment in the 500 block of East Main Street and attempted to elude law enforcement with two other occupants in his vehicle. Culps wrecked his vehicle into a tree about 4 blocks away. Culps and two other occupants in the vehicle attempted to flee the scene, but were captured and detained within a couple blocks. At this time it is unknown if the 2 occupants were involved in the incident in Cheney. The Goldendale Schools were notified of the situation immediately and decided to go into a lockdown until everybody involved was detained. The investigation is still ongoing and at this time no other information can be released. Chief Reggie Bartkowski Goldendale Police Department

Today we were honored to escort The Wall that Heals Vietnam Veterans traveling wall through town, on its way to the Klickitat County Fairgrounds. It was awesome to see the turn out and community support.