Community Information Bulletin

The following information is provided in an effort to keep the citizens of Yuma County informed of monthly activities and statistics for the Yuma County Sheriff's Office.

Community Events

During the month of September 2014, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office participated in the following community events:

Gadsden Elementary School District No. 32 Marching Band Formal Invitation Ceremony
On Wednesday, September 3rd, the YCSO participated in the parade to welcome Spain's delegation who presented an official invitation to the Gadsden Elementary School District No. 32 Marching Band to participate in the 2016 Knight of Kings Parade in Madrid, Spain. Sheriff Leon Wilmot, Captain Eben Bratcher and Captain Mark Martinez were among the many guests in attendance at the Formal Invitation Ceremony which was held at Southwest Junior High School. The GESD No. 32 Marching Banding is one of two bands from the United States that were invited to participate in this event. Big congratulations to the GESD No. 32 Marching Band on their achievement!

Active Shooter Training
Lt. David McBride conducted a one hour Active Shooter class for the County Attorney’s Office on Wednesday, September 10th and Wednesday, September 17th.

Blue Mass
On Thursday, September 11th, the YCSO Color Guard participated in the Blue Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in remembrance of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Sheriff Leon Wilmot and other YCSO personnel attended this event which was hosted by the Knights Of Columbus Council #9378.

City of San Luis Safety Event
On Wednesday, September 24th, the YCSO participated in the City of San Luis 5th Annual Safety Event with an information booth and static displays including a Sheriff’s Office Patrol truck, DUI Motor Unit, DUI vehicle, Patrol Boat, Search and Rescue vehicle, and Mounted Posse.

YUHS Career Fair
On Thursday, September 25th, the YCSO participated in the Yuma Union High School Career Fair that was held at Cibola High School. Corporal Wendell Walker, Deputy Kristina Hayes and Deputy August Turner were on hand to provide information regarding career opportunities at the YCSO and answer questions.

Graffiti Clean-Up Detail
On Saturday, September 27th, the YCSO, along with the Yuma County Juvenile Probation Office, conducted a graffiti clean-up detail in a residential area on 8th Street, between Avenue C and D. Numerous home owners in the Donovan Estates had fallen victim to graffiti criminal damage from gang members in the area. In total, there were 16 blocks that were given attention and cleared of most of the graffiti.

The Sheriff’s Office made contact with several home owners in the area, assisting them with covering the damaged areas. This is going to be an ongoing effort to finish cleaning up the damaged areas and ensuring that they stay free from future damages.

DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
On Saturday, September 27th, the YCSO participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Take-Back Day. This was the DEA’s ninth take-back event in four years, providing the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The YCSO collected 11 boxes of prescription drugs totaling 287.4 pounds.

Security, Traffic or Crowd Control
In addition to the above listed events, YCSO deputies, reserve deputies and/or volunteer units provided security, traffic or crowd control for the following events:

  • APS Adair Range Closure - September 8-26, 2014
  • 5th Annual National Day of Remembrance of Homicide Victims - September 25, 2014

Administration Bureau

Civil Department
During the month of September 2014, the YCSO Civil Department personnel:

  • Rolled 220 fingerprints
  • Received 512 new legal documents/orders of protection
  • Served 241 legal documents/orders of protection

Records Department
During the month of September 2014, the YCSO Records Department personnel processed the following:

  • Reports merged
  • 3,444
  • Reports processed for court
  • 123
  • Victims notifications received
  • 133
  • Victims notifications attempts
  • 58
  • Impound notifications
  • 38
  • Impound releases
  • 14
  • Validations
  • 75
  • Requests for records received
  • 195
  • Requests for records completed
  • 241
  • Records checks received
  • 117
  • Records checks completed
  • 116
  • Scanned documents
  • 427
  • Imported documents
  • 507
  • Data entry
  • 124
  • Jacket consolidations
  • 0

    Sex Offenders
    The YCSO is responsible for registering sex offenders who reside in Yuma County. This includes new registrations, address changes and/or updates, and confirming offenders that have moved out of the area. During the month of September 2014, the YCSO:

    • Registered 1 new sex offender
    • Confirmed 2 sex offenders moved out of Yuma County
    • Received 10 sex offender address changes
    • Issued 2 community notifications
    • Conducted 17 sex offender compliance checks
    • Tracked a total of 381 sex offenders in Yuma County

    Detention Bureau

    During the month of September 2014, the YCSO Detention Bureau:

    • Processed an average of 20 bookings per day
    • Processed an average of 21 releases per day

    During this period, the average daily inmate population was 533, of which:

    • 450 were adult males
    • 82 were adult females
    • 1 was a juvenile male
    • 103 are sentenced inmates

    Patrol Bureau

    During the month of September 2014, the YCSO received an average of 315 calls for service per day.

    Total calls for service: 9,437

    Traffic Related Incidents

    • 53 traffic collisions
      • 1 fatal collision
      • 13 injury collisions
      • 1 injury collision alcohol related
      • 29 non injury collisions
      • 3 non injury collisions alcohol related
      • 6 private property collisions
    • 91 traffic citations
    • 4 DUI citations
    • 347 traffic incidents
    • 93 repair orders
    • 283 traffic warnings

    Foothills Substation
    The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 19 calls for service and 17 walk-in customers per day during the month of September 2014. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:

    • Received 581 calls for service, of which 167 required a deputy
    • Received 506 walk in customers, of which 104 required a deputy
    • Rolled 24 fingerprints
    • Served 1 set of civil/legal documents
    • Served 3 Orders of Protection/Injunctions Against Harassment
    • Processed 1 Public Records/Report Request
    • Collected $862.34 in delinquent personal property taxes

    Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
    During the month of September 2014, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 4 search warrants and made a total of 39 arrests which consisted of the following:

    • Drug Related Offenses: 38 arrests
      • Possession: 34 arrests
        • 20 possession of Marijuana/Drug Paraphernalia
        • 9 possession of Marijuana
        • 2 possession of Methamphetamine
        • 3 possession of paraphernalia
      • Sales/Distribution: 2 arrests
        • 2 sales of Methamphetamine
      • Transportation: 2 arrests
        • 2 transportation of Methamphetamine
      • Traffic Related: 1 arrest

    • Non-Drug Related Offenses: 1 arrest

    Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

    • 27 adult males
    • 12 adult females

    Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $55,286.30 and consisted of the following:

    Type of Drugs Amount Seized Street Value
    Heroin .5 g $37.50
    Marijuana 18.6 lbs $8,835.00
    Marijuana Oil 3 containers $90.00
    Methamphetamine 568.11 g $45,448.80
    Misc. Pills 75 pills $750.00
    Fentanyl patches 5 ea $125.00

    In addition to drug seizures, YCNTF officers also seize assets that were either instruments or proceeds of the criminal activity, as well as paraphernalia items. During this period YCNTF officers seized:

    • 1 vehicle
    • 4 weapons
    • 85 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
    • $3,700.00 in U.S. currency

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