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

Fourth Avenue Jr. High School Career Day
On Friday, March 28th, the Sheriff's Office Boat Patrol and Search & Rescue Unit participated in the Career Day at Fourth Avenue Jr. High School with a static display of emergency vehicles and equipment and provided information regarding a career in law enforcement.

Gadsden Elementary School - Stranger Danger Presentation
On Friday, March 28, 2014, YCSO Sgt. Frank Pereda and Deputy Adam Hass conducted a class presentations on "Stranger Danger" at Gadsden Elementary School. More than 500 students from Kindergarten to 6th grade attended the classes. The officers also provided information to kids about an upcoming Bicycle Safety Class and Bicycle Rodeo.

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:

  • Midnight at the Oasis - March 7-9
  • MCAS Air Show - March 15
  • Yuma Police Department Employee Picnic - March 29


Administration Bureau

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

  • Rolled 181 fingerprints
  • Received 476 new legal documents/orders of protection
  • Served 249 legal documents/orders of protection


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

  • Reports merged
  • 2,883
  • Reports processed for court
  • 429
  • Victims notifications received
  • 215
  • Victims notifications attempts
  • 89
  • Impound notifications
  • 34
  • Impound releases
  • 30
  • Validations
  • 44
  • Requests for records received
  • 205
  • Requests for records completed
  • 224
  • Records checks received
  • 154
  • Records checks completed
  • 152
  • Scanned documents
  • 1,519
  • Imported documents
  • 1,610
  • Data entry
  • 796
  • Jacket consolidations
  • 56


    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 March 2014, the YCSO:

    • Registered 4 new sex offenders
    • Confirmed 2 sex offenders moved out of Yuma County
    • Received 8 sex offender address changes
    • Issued 3 community notifications
    • Conducted 13 sex offender compliance checks
    • Tracked a total of 381 sex offenders in Yuma County

    Detention Bureau

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

    • Processed an average of 20 bookings per day
    • Processed an average of 22 releases per day

    During this period, the average daily inmate population was 522, of which:

    • 433 were adult males
    • 86 were adult females
    • 3 were juvenile males
    • 84 are sentenced inmates

    Patrol Bureau

    During the month of March 2014, the YCSO received an average of 262 calls for service per day. During this period, the YCSO:

    • Received 8,113 calls for service
    • Responded to a total of 62 collisions of which:
      • 20 were injury collisions
      • 38 were non-injury collisions
      • 4 were non-injury collisions alcohol related
    • Issued 7 DUI citations


    Foothills Substation
    The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 22 calls for service and 31 walk-in customers per day during the month of March 2014. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:

    • Received 682 calls for service, of which 190 required a deputy
    • Received 976 walk in customers, of which 151 required a deputy
    • Rolled 45 fingerprints
    • Served 8 sets of civil/legal documents
    • Served 3 Orders of Protection/Injunction Against Harassment
    • Processed 11 Public Records/Report Requests
    • Collected $3,144.31 in delinquent personal property taxes


    District 4 - Martinez Lake
    During the month of March 2014, the Boating Safety and Enforcement Unit deputies conducted 45 security checks and received 28 calls for service, which included the following:

    Major Cases

    • 1 Court Order Violation
    • 1 Assault
    • 2 Arrest on Warrants
    • 4 Drug Offenses
    • 1 Trespass
    • 2 Public Assists
    • 1 Family Offense
    • 1 Rape

    Traffic Related Incidents

    • Responded to 1 traffic incident

    Boating Related Incidents

    • Responded to 1 boating incident


    Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
    During the month of March 2014, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 3 search warrants and made a total of 53 arrests which consisted of:

    • 43 Drug Offenses
      • 33 possession of Marijuana
      • 11 transportation of Marijuana
      • 1 distribution of Marijuana
      • 1 possession of Methamphetamine
      • 4 distribution of Methamphetamine
      • 1 possession of Ecstasy

    Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $388,396.65 and consisted of:

    • 53.10 grams of Methamphetamine
    • 729.43 pounds of Marijuana
    • 2.02 grams of Mushrooms
    • 2.5 dosage units of Ecstasy

    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
    • 5 weapons
    • $1,069 in U.S. currency

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