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 May 2018, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office participated in the following community events:

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
On May 2, 2018, Sheriff's Office deputies and detention officers participated in the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics. Yuma area law enforcement agencies were responsible for Leg 5 of the LETR. The leg started in San Luis, Arizona at 8:00 AM and concluded at the Quartermaster Depot. The YCSO group ran the final 2.5 miles of the leg, starting at 8th Street and Avenue B and ending at the Quartermaster Depot, along with the Yuma Police Department. The Flame of Hope continued its journey towards Glendale, Arizona for the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Arizona Summer Games which were held on May 3-5, 2018.

Annual Peace Officer Memorial Service
On Tuesday, May 15th, the Sheriff's Office Color Guard, along with many Sheriff’s Office personnel and volunteers participated in the Annual Peace Officer Memorial Service which is hosted by the Yuma Fraternal Order of Police. The memorial service was held at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot. This annual event is a special time to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who have been killed or died in the line of duty, as well as honoring our dedicated law enforcement professionals who still serve for their sacrifices in making Yuma a safer place to live.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Program
On May 15th, Sheriff's Office Deputies conducted bicycle and pedestrian safety classes at Dateland Elementary School and Mohawk Valley School. In addition to a bike safety presentation, students who attended the classes were given a bike helmet (while supplies last). This program is funded by a grant received from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

Walgreen’s Red Nose Day
On Saturday, May 19th, the YCSO Search and Rescue members participated in Red Nose Day at Walgreen’s on 4th Avenue with a static display.

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:

  • Orange Grove Elementary School Talent Show - May 16th

Administration Bureau

Civil Department
During the month of May 2018, the YCSO Civil Department personnel provided the following services:

  • Fingerprinting: 97
  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 268 legal documents/orders of protection
    • Served 129 legal documents/orders of protection

  • Impounded Vehicles
    • Impound notifications: 39
    • Impound releases: 29

Records Department
During the month of May 2018, the YCSO Records Department personnel processed the following:

Reports merged 2,895
Reports processed for court 323
Victims notifications received 428
Validations 56
Public Records/Report Requests completed 392
Local Record Checks completed 119
Scanned documents 2,558
Imported documents 2,608
Data entry 333
Jacket consolidations 93

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 May 2018, the YCSO:

  • Registered 3 new sex offenders
  • Confirmed 2 sex offender moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 11 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 3 community notifications
  • Conducted 40 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 441 sex offenders in Yuma County
  • Tracked 11 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center

Detention Bureau
During the month of May 2018, the YCSO Detention Bureau:
  • Processed an average of 18 bookings per day
  • Processed an average of 18 releases per day

During this period, the average daily inmate population was 473, of which:

  • 386 were adult males
  • 83 were adult females
  • 4 were juvenile males
  • 78 are sentenced inmates
A total of 545 inmates were admitted, of which:
  • 422 were adult males
  • 123 were adult females

A total of 556 inmates were released, of which:

  • 420 were adult males
  • 136 were adult females

Patrol Bureau
During the month of May 2018, the YCSO received an average of 346 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 10,716

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 69 traffic collisions
    • 15 injury collisions
    • 47 non injury collisions
    • 2 non injury collisions alcohol related
    • 5 private property collisions
  • 120 traffic citations
  • 11 DUI citations
  • 268 traffic incidents
  • 150 traffic repair orders
  • 331 traffic warnings

Foothills Substation
The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 15 calls for service and 29 walk-in customers per day during the month of May 2018. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:

  • Received 472 calls for service, of which 133 required a deputy
  • Received 903 walk in customers, of which 205 required a deputy
  • Rolled 38 fingerprints
  • Served 5 sets of civil/legal documents
  • Served 12 Orders of Protection/Injunctions Against Harassment
  • Processed 1 criminal history record check
  • Processed 12 public record/report requests
  • Received 93 prescription drop-offs
  • Collected $1,736.76 in delinquent personal property taxes

Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of May 2018, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 4 search warrants and made 35 arrests which consisted of the following:

  • Drug Related Offenses: 35 arrests

    • Possession Arrests: 30
      • 26 Marijuana
      • 2 Methamphetamine
      • 2 drug paraphernalia
    • Sales Arrests: 5
      • 1 Cocaine
      • 1 Heroin
      • 3 Methamphetamine

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 24 adult males
  • 11 adult females

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $21,187.00 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Cocaine 19.6 g $1,030.00
Heroin 57 g $2,850.00
Marijuana 489.15 g $9,783.00
Methamphetamine 111.1 g $4,444.00
Prescription pills 308 pills $3,080.00

Non-Drug Seizures
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:

  • 108 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
  • 5 firearms
  • $1,107.00 in U.S. currency

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