Home invasion suspects scared off by couple

Early this morning (Tuesday) the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, Toppenish Police Department and the Washington State Patrol raced to a residence located near Morrow Lane and Buena Road in Buena after a report of a home invasion.

According to deputies, the husband of the residence heard a knock on the door at about 1 a.m. When he opened the door, two younger males forced their way into the residence by pushing the husband backwards.

The suspects, later described as two males in their early twenties wearing all black clothing and hooded masks, both approximately 5’10” and slender build, were both armed with what the husband described as short rifles.

The husband was ordered to get on the ground but refused and instead began pushing the males back towards the door and yelling at them to get out. At this time the wife of the residence arrived in the living room from the master bedroom.

After seeing the struggle she yelled she was calling the cops. Both suspects then turned and ran out of the house. The victims did not suffer any injuries and no shots were fired by the suspects.

Upon law enforcement officers’ arrival a perimeter was established and a search of the area was conducted, but the suspects were not located by the officers.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with knowledge regarding the identity or the whereabouts of the suspects is asked to contact the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office at 574-2500.

Yesterday (Monday) in the Lower Valley, deputies also responded to a civil matter, a report of an animal problem, a domestic call, a report of suspicious activity, a report of a sex crime, a report of fraud, a report of malicious mischief and a report of a weapon offense.


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