Wapato has a security camera system inside and outside City Hall, but it wasn’t turned on until this week, after allegations brought forth by a City Council member that camera cables had been cut.
Friday, September 06, 2019
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Wapato’s mayor has fired the city clerk-treasurer in the midst of a financial crisis, leaving the city without a point of contact for finances and the budget — and, at the same time, as allegations mount about the misappropriation of funds and destruction of public records.
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
WAPATO, Wash. — Wapato’s mayor pro tem and city attorney had troubling news to share at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
Friday, August 30, 2019
The Yakima County prosecuting attorney plans to pursue an arcane, rarely used legal action in an attempt to determine whether the city of Wapato’s mayor is lawfully in power and to oust her if she is not.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Wapato’s new acting Police Chief Michael Campos says he will have an open-door policy with the community.
A day after he was arrested on suspicion of official misconduct, former Wapato City Administrator Juan Orozco is a free man.
A Yakima County Superior Court judge Wednesday threw out the criminal case against former Wapato City Administrator Juan Orozco.
WAPATO, Wash. — Former Wapato Mayor Juan Orozco illegally arranged for himself to be hired as city administrator, Yakima County sheriff’s detectives said in a court document.
Former Wapato City Administrator Juan Orozco was booked into the Yakima County jail on suspicion of official misconduct on Tuesday.
The Wapato City Council accepted a settlement agreement Tuesday offered by the state Attorney General’s Office.