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

G.A.I.N. Event
On Saturday, October 11th, Sheriff's Office Deputies, Reserve Deputies, Posse, Search and Rescue, Explorers and volunteers participated in the GAIN event with an information booth and static displays including a Sheriff’s Office Patrol truck, Patrol Boat, Search and Rescue vehicle, and other equipment. The event was held at the Target parking lot in the Yuma Palms Mall.

Scout-O-Rama
On Saturday, October 18th, Sheriff's Office Deputies, Search and Rescue, and Explorers participated in the Boy Scouts of America’s Scout-O-Rama event with an information booth and static displays including a Sheriff’s Office Patrol truck, Patrol Boat, and Search and Rescue vehicles.

Otondo Fall Festival
On Saturday, October 18th, Sheriff's Office Deputies, Mounted Posse, Search and Rescue, and Explorers participated in the Otondo Fall Festival event with static displays including a Sheriff’s Office Patrol truck, Patrol Boat, and Search and Rescue vehicles. The Explorers also did “Kiddie Prints” during the event.

Active Shooter Training
Lt. David McBride conducted a one hour Active Shooter class for the Bureau of Reclamation on Tuesday, October 21st. Approximately 25 BOR employees attended the class.

Somerton Red Ribbon Parade
On Wednesday, October 22nd, the Sheriff's Office participated in the Somerton Red Ribbon parade with Sheriff's Office Patrol trucks, Patrol Boats, Motor Units, and Search and Rescue UTVs.

Wellton Trunk or Treat
On Friday, October 24th, the YCSO volunteers participated in the Wellton Trunk or Treat, passing out candy to event attendees.

United Way Red Ribbon Event
On Saturday, October 25th, the Sheriff’s Posse participated in the United Way Red Ribbon event by grilling hot dogs. The event was held at Yuma Catholic High School.

City of San Luis 2014 Founders Day Parade
On Saturday, October 25th, the Sheriff's Office participated in the San Luis Founders Day parade with a Sheriff's Office Patrol truck and Color Guard.

John Howell's Special Needs Children's River Cruise
The Yuma Valley Rod and Gun Club, the Knowlton family/Yuma River Tours and Fisher’s Landing hosted the annual John Howell’s Special Needs Children’s River Cruise at Fisher’s Landing on Saturday, October 25th. The Sheriff’s Office Boat Patrol and volunteers participated in this event by escorting the tour boats during the cruise and by cooking hamburgers and hot dogs for the kids after the boat ride.

Gadsden School Festival
On Friday, October 31st, Sheriff's Office Deputies, and Search and Rescue members participated in the Gadsden School Festival event with and information booth and static displays including a Sheriff’s Office Patrol truck, Patrol Air Boat, and Search and Rescue vehicles.  

Scary & Safe Trick or Treat
On Friday, October 31st, the Sheriff's Posse participated in the "Scary & Safe Trick or Treat" at the Yuma Territorial Prison passing out candy to children attending the event.

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:

  • Special Olympics Triathlon - October 4, 2014
  • Scary & Safe Trick or Treat - October 31, 2014

Administration Bureau

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

  • Rolled 216 fingerprints
  • Received 329 new legal documents/orders of protection
  • Served 236 legal documents/orders of protection


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

  • Reports merged
  • 4,247
  • Reports processed for court
  • 845
  • Victims notifications received
  • 112
  • Victims notifications attempts
  • 79
  • Impound notifications
  • 23
  • Impound releases
  • 14
  • Validations
  • 96
  • Requests for records received
  • 183
  • Requests for records completed
  • 243
  • Records checks received
  • 133
  • Records checks completed
  • 129
  • Scanned documents
  • 1,057
  • Imported documents
  • 1,145
  • Data entry
  • 177
  • Jacket consolidations
  • 3


    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 October 2014, the YCSO:

    • Registered 0 new sex offenders
    • Confirmed 4 sex offenders moved out of Yuma County
    • Received 5 sex offender address changes
    • Issued 1 community notification
    • Conducted 18 sex offender compliance checks
    • Tracked a total of 381 sex offenders in Yuma County

    Detention Bureau

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

    • Processed an average of 20 bookings per day
    • Processed an average of 21 releases per day

    During this period, the average daily inmate population was 533, of which:

    • 449 were adult males
    • 83 were adult females
    • 1 was a juvenile male
    • 101 are sentenced inmates

    Patrol Bureau

    During the month of October 2014, the YCSO received an average of 271 calls for service per day.

    Total calls for service: 8,391

    Traffic Related Incidents

    • 53 traffic collisions
      • 1 fatal collision
      • 13 injury collisions
      • 28 non injury collisions
      • 2 non injury collisions alcohol related
      • 8 private property collisions
    • 117 traffic citations
    • 3 DUI citations
    • 287 traffic incidents
    • 74 repair orders
    • 301 traffic warnings


    Foothills Substation
    The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 28 calls for service and 27 walk-in customers per day during the month of October 2014. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:

    • Received 874 calls for service, of which 261 required a deputy
    • Received 851 walk in customers, of which 224 required a deputy
    • Rolled 46 fingerprints
    • Served 3 sets of civil/legal documents
    • Served 3 Orders of Protection/Injunctions Against Harassment
    • Processed 1 Local Record Check
    • Processed 9 Public Records/Report Requests
    • Collected $4,684.08 in delinquent personal property taxes


    Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
    During the month of October 2014, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 5 search warrants and made a total of 46 arrests which consisted of the following:

    • Drug Related Offenses: 42 arrests
      • Possession: 26 arrests
        • 22 for possession of Marijuana
        • 3 for possession of Methamphetamine
        • 1 for possession of paraphernalia
      • Sales/Distribution: 4 arrests
        • 1 for sales of Heroin
        • 2 for sales of Marijuana
        • 1 for sales of Methamphetamine
      • Transportation: 12 arrests
        • 7 for transportation of Marijuana
        • 5 for transportation of Methamphetamine


    • Non-Drug Related Offenses: 4 arrest
      • 1 for prostitution
      • 1 for traffic incidents
      • 2 arrests on warrants

    Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

    • 40 adult males
    • 6 adult females

    Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $4,261,210.80 and consisted of the following:

    Type of Drugs Amount Seized Street Value
    Heroin 2 g $150.00
    Marijuana 1,257.88 lbs $597,493.00
    Methamphetamine 45,784.41 g $3,662,752.80
    Misc. Pills 2 pills $20.00
    Fentanyl patches 1 ea $25.00

    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:

    • 1 vehicle
    • 77 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
    • $4,340.00 in U.S. currency

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