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 November 2014, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office participated in the following community events:

Yuma County Sesquicentennial Celebration
On Friday, November 7th, the YCSO participated in the Yuma County 150th celebration with static displays of a Sheriff’s Office Patrol truck and 1929 Model A. The YCSO volunteers and Sheriff’s Posse also assisted with security and crowd control.

3:10 to Yuma Fundraiser
On Saturday, November 8th, the Sheriff's Posse participated in the 3:10 to Yuma fundraiser event by wearing period western wear. The event was held at the Yuma Territorial Prison.

Mi Vida & Cocopah Casino 5th Annual Cruise for a Cause Car Show
The YCSO participated in this event on Saturday, November 8th with an information booth and static displays of a Sheriff’s Office Patrol truck and DUI vehicle. Sheriff Leon Wilmot also participated with his 1929 Model A.

American Legion Veteran's Days Parade
On Tuesday, November 11th, the Sheriff's Office participated in the Yuma Veteran's Day parade with the Sheriff's Office Color Guard, a Sheriff's Office Patrol truck, Patrol Boat, Humvee, Mounted Posse and Explorers.

Wellton Veteran's Days Parade
On Tuesday, November 11th, the Sheriff's Posse and Search and Rescue Unit participated in the Wellton Veteran's Day parade.

Gowan Academy Fall Festival
On Saturday, November 15th, the Sheriff's Mounted Posse and Search and Rescue Unit participated in the Gowan Academy Fall Festival event with static displays including Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue vehicles and emergency equipment.

Mohawk Valley Elementary School Drug Education and Career Day
On Wednesday, November 19th, Sheriff’s Office Deputies conducted presentations for each grade at Mohawk Valley Elementary School about the dangers of drugs and drug use. The students were also given a demonstration by the YCSO K-9 unit. The upper classes (6th-8th grade) were also given information about careers in the Law Enforcement field and the importance of getting an education, setting goals and working towards those goals. Afterwards, the students had the opportunity to examine YCSO equipment which included a YCSO Jetboat, armored vehicle and K-9 Units. All of the students had excellent questions and had a great time.

National Adoption Day Event
On Saturday, November 22nd, the Sheriff's Office Explorers participated in the National Adoption Day event which was held at the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center. The Explorers answered questions about the Explorer Program and also had Eddie Eagle and McGruff the Crime Dog there to entertain the children.

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:

  • Election Polling sites - November 4th
  • Yuma County Sesquicentennial Event - November 7th
  • Wellton Veteran's Day Parade - November 11th
  • Caballeros de Yuma Balloon Festival - November 22nd & 23rd
  • 8th Annual Josefina Yepez Cancer Walk-A-Thon - November 29th
  • 29th Annual Ken & Betty Borland Holiday Pageant & Tower Lighting - November 29th

Administration Bureau

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

  • Rolled 161 fingerprints
  • Received 435 new legal documents/orders of protection
  • Served 150 legal documents/orders of protection

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

  • Reports merged
  • 2,301
  • Reports processed for court
  • 738
  • Victims notifications received
  • 101
  • Victims notifications attempts
  • 45
  • Impound notifications
  • 36
  • Impound releases
  • 13
  • Validations
  • 121
  • Requests for records received
  • 171
  • Requests for records completed
  • 181
  • Records checks received
  • 143
  • Records checks completed
  • 130
  • Scanned documents
  • 909
  • Imported documents
  • 941
  • Data entry
  • 77
  • Jacket consolidations
  • 16

    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 November 2014, the YCSO:

    • Registered 2 new sex offenders
    • Confirmed 2 sex offenders moved out of Yuma County
    • Received 12 sex offender address changes
    • Issued 0 community notifications
    • Conducted 22 sex offender compliance checks
    • Tracked a total of 381 sex offenders in Yuma County

    Detention Bureau

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

    • Processed an average of 17 bookings per day
    • Processed an average of 18 releases per day

    During this period, the average daily inmate population was 498, of which:

    • 423 were adult males
    • 74 were adult females
    • 1 was a juvenile male
    • 94 are sentenced inmates

    Patrol Bureau

    During the month of November 2014, the YCSO received an average of 251 calls for service per day.

    Total calls for service: 7,531

    Traffic Related Incidents

    • 67 traffic collisions
      • 2 fatal collisions
      • 13 injury collisions
      • 1 injury collision alcohol related
      • 43 non injury collisions
      • 1 non injury collision alcohol related
      • 7 private property collisions
    • 114 traffic citations
    • 5 DUI citations
    • 316 traffic incidents
    • 90 repair orders
    • 319 traffic warnings

    Foothills Substation
    The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 20 calls for service and 16 walk-in customers per day during the month of November 2014. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:

    • Received 610 calls for service, of which 164 required a deputy
    • Received 472 walk in customers, of which 123 required a deputy
    • Rolled 28 fingerprints
    • Served 1 set of civil/legal documents
    • Served 0 Orders of Protection/Injunctions Against Harassment
    • Processed 1 Local Record Check
    • Processed 10 Public Records/Report Requests
    • Collected $9,400.42 in delinquent personal property taxes

    Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
    During the month of November 2014, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 4 search warrants and made a total of 26 arrests which consisted of the following:

    • Drug Related Offenses: 24 arrests
      • Possession: 11 arrests
        • 8 for possession of Marijuana
        • 1 for possession of Methamphetamine
        • 2 for possession of drug paraphernalia
      • Sales/Distribution: 5 arrests
        • 1 for sales of Heroin
        • 1 for sales of Marijuana
        • 3 for sales of Methamphetamine
      • Transportation: 8 arrests
        • 8 for transportation of Marijuana

    • Non-Drug Related Offenses: 2 arrests
      • 2 arrests on warrants

    Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

    • 22 adult males
    • 4 adult females

    Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $147,149.65 and consisted of the following:

    Type of Drugs Amount Seized Street Value
    Cocaine .9 g $80.00
    Heroin 1.7 g $127.50
    Marijuana 269.17 lbs $127,855.75
    Methamphetamine 238.58 g $19,086.40

    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:

    • 3 vehicles
    • 2 firearms
    • 19 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
    • $534.00 in U.S. currency

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