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

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
On May 4, 2016, Sheriff’s Office deputies and detention officers participated in the 2016 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 3.2 miles of the leg. 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 5-7, 2016.

Annual Peace Officer Memorial Service
On Sunday, 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 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.

Veteran’s Safety Day
On May 27, 2016, the Sheriff’s Office volunteers participated in the Veterans Safety Fair with an information booth. Information was provided and questions answered in reference to the Are You OK? Program, Drug Take Back Program, scams and identity theft. The event was held at the American Legion, Post 19 located at 2575 S. Virginia Drive.

Security, Traffic or Crowd Control
During the month of May 2016, YCSO deputies, reserve deputies and/or volunteer units provided security, traffic or crowd control for the following events:

  • Z Fun Factory Grad Night - May 27th


Administration Bureau

Civil Department
During the month of May 2016, the YCSO Civil Department personnel provided the following services:

  • Fingerprinting: 141

  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 300 legal documents/orders of protection
    • Served 109 legal documents/orders of protection

  • Impounded Vehicles
    • Impound notifications: 18
    • Impound releases: 17

Records Department
During the month of May 2016, the YCSO Records Department personnel processed the following:

Reports merged 1,576
Reports processed for court 181
Victims notifications received 226
Victims notifications attempts 37
Validations 90
Public Records/Report Requests received 228
Public Records/Report Requests completed 257
Local Record Checks received 84
Local Record Checks completed 85
Scanned documents 1,511
Imported documents 1,481
Data entry 393
Jacket consolidations 125

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 2016, the YCSO:

  • Registered 1 new sex offender
  • Confirmed 2 sex offenders moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 32 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 2 community notifications
  • Conducted 28 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 403 sex offenders in Yuma County
  • Tracked 9 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center


Detention Bureau
During the month of May 2016, the YCSO Detention Bureau:
  • Processed an average of 19 bookings per day
  • Processed an average of 20 releases per day

During this period, the average daily inmate population was 470, of which:

  • 399 were adult males
  • 68 were adult females
  • 3 was a juvenile males
  • 77 are sentenced inmates


Patrol Bureau
During the month of May 2016, the YCSO received an average of 318 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 9,875

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 44 traffic collisions
    • 8 injury collisions
    • 1 injury collision alcohol related
    • 29 non injury collisions
    • 6 private property collisions
  • 97 traffic citations
  • 6 DUI citations
  • 197 traffic incidents
  • 54 traffic repair orders
  • 316 traffic warnings

Foothills Substation
The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 12 calls for service and 17 walk-in customers per day during the month of May 2016. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:

  • Received 360 calls for service, of which 97 required a deputy
  • Received 528 walk in customers, of which 112 required a deputy
  • Rolled 20 fingerprints
  • Served 1 set of legal documents
  • Served 2 Orders of Protection/Injunction Against Harassment
  • Processed 2 Public Records/Report Requests
  • Collected $1,678.29 in delinquent personal property taxes

Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of May 2016, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 4 search warrants and made a total of 7 arrests which consisted of the following:

  • Drug Related Offenses: 7 arrests
    • Possession Arrests: 1
      • 1 for possession of Marijuana
    • Sales Arrests: 6
      • 2 for sale of LSD
      • 1 for sale of Marijuana
      • 3 for sale of Methamphetamine

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 6 adult males
  • 1 adult female

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $1,302,215.00 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
LSD 1 blotter paper $80.00
Marijuana 132.3 g $1,984.50
Marijuana Concentrated Wax 26.2 g $1,310.00
Marijuana laced edibles-brownies 15 ea $150.00
Marijuana laced edibles-Rice cereal treats 1 tray $100.00
Methamphetamine 25,971.5 g $1,298,575.50
Prescription pills 1.5 ea $15.00

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:

  • 22 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
  • 1 firearm
  • $476.00 U.S. currency


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