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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 May 2015, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office participated in the following community events:

Gadsden Elementary School Career Day
On Friday, May 1st, Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Boating Officers, Mounted Posse, and Search and Rescue participated in the Gadsden Elementary School Career Day event with static displays including a Bearcat armored vehicle, Patrol boat, Patrol truck, Search and Rescue vehicles and Posse horses.  

MCAS “101 Days of Summer” Safety Stand Down
On Tuesday, May 12th, the Sheriff’s Office participated in this station wide safety stand down with classroom presentations as well as vehicle and equipment displays. The YCSO Boating Officers conducted a presentation on the safe operation of watercraft, Operating Under the Influence (OUI) and reckless operation. The YCSO Motor Officer conducted a briefing on traffic safety, DUI enforcement and other areas of concern for safety.  

Orange Grove Elementary School Career Day
On Friday, May 15th, Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Boating Officers, K-9 Deputy, Mounted Posse, and Search and Rescue participated in the Orange Grove Elementary School Career Day event with static displays including a K-9 Unit, Bearcat armored vehicle, Patrol boat, Patrol truck, Search and Rescue vehicles and Posse horses.  

Annual Peace Officer Memorial Service
On Friday, May 15th, the Sheriff’s Office Color Guard, Posse Honor Guard with a Riderless horse, 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 Crossing Park. 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.

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:

  • Z Fun Factory Grad Night - May 22, 2015

Administration Bureau

Civil Department
During the month of May 2015, the YCSO Civil Department personnel:

  • Rolled 146 fingerprints
  • Received 265 new legal documents/orders of protection
  • Served 174 legal documents/orders of protection


Records Department
During the month of May 2015, the YCSO Records Department personnel processed the following:

  • Reports merged
  • 2,829
  • Reports processed for court
  • 411
  • Victims notifications received
  • 149
  • Victims notifications attempts
  • 24
  • Impound notifications
  • 0
  • Impound releases
  • 2
  • Validations
  • 0
  • Public Records/Report Requests received
  • 185
  • Public Records/Report Requests completed
  • 227
  • Local Record Checks received
  • 124
  • Local Record Checks completed
  • 135
  • Scanned documents
  • 1,568
  • Imported documents
  • 1,477
  • Data entry
  • 454
  • Jacket consolidations
  • 158


    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 2015, the YCSO:

    • Registered 2 new sex offenders
    • Confirmed 1 sex offender moved out of Yuma County
    • Received 6 sex offender address changes
    • Issued 1 community notification
    • Conducted 24 sex offender compliance checks
    • Tracked a total of 386 sex offenders in Yuma County

    Detention Bureau

    During the month of May 2015, 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 560, of which:

    • 490 were adult males
    • 76 were adult females
    • 1 was a juvenile male
    • 94 are sentenced inmates

    Patrol Bureau

    During the month of May 2015, the YCSO received an average of 302 calls for service per day.

    Total calls for service: 9,369

    Traffic Related Incidents

    • 43 traffic collisions
      • 1 fatal collision alcohol related
      • 13 injury collisions
      • 19 non injury collisions
      • 2 non injury collisions alcohol related
      • 8 private property collisions
    • 141 traffic citations
    • 9 DUI citations
    • 251 traffic incidents
    • 93 traffic repair orders
    • 302 traffic warnings


    Foothills Substation
    The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 17 calls for service and 22 walk-in customers per day during the month of May 2015. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:

    • Received 537 calls for service, of which 168 required a deputy
    • Received 688 walk in customers, of which 118 required a deputy
    • Rolled 32 fingerprints
    • Served 4 sets of legal documents
    • Served 3 Orders of Protection/Injunctions Against Harassment
    • Processed 6 Public Records/Report Requests
    • Collected $1,752.31 in delinquent personal property taxes


    Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
    During the month of May 2015, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 5 search warrants and made a total of 17 arrests which consisted of the following:

    • Drug Related Offenses: 14 arrests
      • Possession Arrests: 9
        • 8 for possession of Marijuana
        • 1 for possession of drug paraphernalia
      • Sales Arrests: 5
        • 2 for sales of Heroin
        • 1 for sale of Marijuana
        • 2 for sales of Methamphetamine

    • Non-Drug Related Offenses: 3 arrests
      • Arrests on Warrants: 1
      • Order of Protection violation: 1
      • Traffic Related Arrests: 1

    Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

    • 15 adult males
    • 2 adult females

    Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $24,243.35 and consisted of the following:

    Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
    Cocaine 28.1 g $2,248.00
    Heroin 85.9 g $6,442.50
    Marijuana 440.19 g $6,602.85
    Methamphetamine 85.5 g $6,840.00
    Prescription pills 211 ea $2,110.00

    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:

    • 70 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
    • $478.00 in U.S. currency

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