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 June 2017, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office participated in the following community events:

Humane Society of Yuma’s Summer Camp Program
YCSO Posse Captain Eric Driedger and Sr. Deputy (and Posse member) Matt Felix participated in the Humane Society of Yuma’s Summer Camp Program for kids, which consists of four sessions. They participated in Session 2, “Animal Ambassadors,” to discuss the functions of the Sheriff’s Office Livestock Crimes Unit. The information was presented to the 9-10 year old group on Wednesday, June 21st. A Power Point presentation based on Equestrian Identification and Cruelty issues was shown while the class interacted with case photos identifying neglect and proper property inspections for feed and water. They also showed the class how to measure height, weight, body fat content, vitals, identification and overall care for Equine in this class. 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
On June 15th, a Sheriff’s Office Volunteer and Search and Rescue Member participated in the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event with a booth providing information on the "Are You OK?" Program and scams targeting the elderly. The event was sponsored by the Catholic Community Services Senior Nutrition Program and held at the Northend Community Center.

Home Security Checks
During the month of June, the YCSO volunteers conducted approximately 200 home security checks. Citizens and/or winter visitors residing in the unincorporated areas of Yuma County can submit a "Vacation Notification Form" prior to departing the area for an extended period of time (more than 30 days). Sheriff's Office volunteers conduct periodic home security checks for the dates specified on the submitted form.

Administration Bureau

Civil Department
During the month of June 2017, the YCSO Civil Department personnel provided the following services:

  • Fingerprinting: 366

  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 313 legal documents/orders of protection
    • Served 190 legal documents/orders of protection

  • Impounded Vehicles
    • Impound notifications: 40
    • Impound releases: 20

Records Department
During the month of June 2017, the YCSO Records Department personnel processed the following:

Reports merged 2,986
Reports processed for court 332
Victims notifications received 215
Victims notifications attempts 215
Validations 88
Public Records/Report Requests received 261
Public Records/Report Requests completed 272
Local Record Checks received 86
Local Record Checks completed 86
Scanned documents 1,537
Imported documents 1,645
Data entry 402
Jacket consolidations 161

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 June 2017, the YCSO:

  • Registered 2 new sex offender
  • Confirmed 1 sex offender moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 15 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 0 community notifications
  • Conducted 50 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 426 sex offenders in Yuma County
  • Tracked 8 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center

Detention Bureau
During the month of June 2017, the YCSO Detention Bureau:
  • Processed an average of 20 bookings per day
  • Processed an average of 19 releases per day

During this period, the average daily inmate population was 438, of which:

  • 379 were adult males
  • 59 were adult females
  • 78 are sentenced inmates

Patrol Bureau
During the month of June 2017, the YCSO received an average of 320 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 9,600

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 51 traffic collisions
    • 1 fatal collision
    • 19 injury collisions
    • 1 injury collision alcohol related
    • 21 non injury collisions
    • 3 non injury collisions alcohol related
    • 6 private property collisions
  • 82 traffic citations
  • 1 DUI citation
  • 253 traffic incidents
  • 130 traffic repair orders
  • 322 traffic warnings

Foothills Substation
The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 21 calls for service and 19 walk-in customers per day during the month of June 2017. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:

  • Received 641 calls for service, of which 202 required a deputy
  • Received 582 walk in customers, of which 153 required a deputy
  • Rolled 20 fingerprints
  • Served 1 set of legal documents
  • Served 5 Orders of Protection/Injunction Against Harassment
  • Processed 1 criminal history record check
  • Processed 4 public record/report requests
  • Received 75 prescription drop-offs
  • Collected $3,236.71 in delinquent personal property taxes

Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of June 2017, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) made a total of 12 arrests which consisted of the following:

  • Drug Related Offenses: 11 arrests
    • Possession Arrests: 7
      • 3 Marijuana
      • 4 drug paraphernalia
    • Sales Arrests: 2
      • 1 Marijuana
      • 1 Methamphetamine
    • Transportation Arrests: 2
      • 1 Marijuana
      • 1 Methamphetamine

  • Non-Drug Related Arrests: 1
    • 1 traffic arrests

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 10 adult males
  • 2 adult females

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $16,936.35 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Marijuana 29.13 lbs $11,506.35
Marijuana wax 3.6 g $180.00
Methamphetamine 2,074.15 g $103,707.50
Pills 32 ea $1,010.00

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:

  • 30 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
  • $431.00 in U.S. currency

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