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 2016, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office participated in the following community events:

Bureau of Reclamation (B.O.R.) Safety Day
On Thursday, October 13th, Sheriff's Office Deputies participated in the BOR Safety Day event with water safety and DUI displays including a Sheriff’s Office Patrol truck, Patrol boat and motor unit.

Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods (G.A.I.N.) Event
On Saturday, October 15th, Sheriff's Office Boat Patrol Deputies, Posse, Search and Rescue and volunteers participated in the GAIN event with information booths and static displays including Sheriff’s Office Patrol vehicles, Patrol Boats, Bearcat, Search and Rescue vehicles, and other equipment. The event was held at the Target parking lot in the Yuma Palms Mall.

Otondo Fall Festival
On Saturday, October 22nd, Sheriff's Office Deputies, Mounted Posse and Explorers participated in the Otondo Fall Festival event with static displays including a Sheriff’s Office Patrol truck, Patrol Boat and horses. The Explorers also provided “Kiddie Prints” services during the event.

Somerton Red Ribbon Parade
On Wednesday, October 19th, the Sheriff's Office participated in the Somerton Red Ribbon parade with a Sheriff's Office Patrol truck and Patrol boat.

Salida Del Sol Elementary School Red Ribbon Expo
On Friday, October 28th, Sheriff's Office Boat Patrol Deputies, Posse and Search and Rescue participated in the Salida Del Sol Red Ribbon Expo with presentations and static displays including Sheriff’s Office Patrol vehicles, Patrol Boats, Bearcat, Search and Rescue vehicles, and other equipment.

McGraw School Fall Festival
On Friday, October 28th, the Sheriff's Office Explorers participated in the McGraw School Fall Festival by providing “Kiddie Prints” services during the event.

Wellton Trunk or Treat
On Saturday, October 29th, the YCSO Search and Rescue and volunteers participated in the Wellton Trunk or Treat, passing out candy to event attendees.

YMCA Halloween Spooktacular
On Saturday, October 29th, Sheriff's Office Boat Patrol Deputies, Posse and Search and Rescue participated in the YMCA Halloween Festival with static displays and horses.

7th Annual Scary & Safe Trick or Treat
On Monday, October 31st, the Sheriff's Posse participated in the "Scary & Safe Trick or Treat" event 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:

  • Orange Grove School Festival - October 26th
  • Arizona State University Foundation Halloween Party - October 28th
  • Scary & Safe Trick or Treat - October 31st


Administration Bureau

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

  • Fingerprinting: 97

  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 278 legal documents/orders of protection
    • Served 143 legal documents/orders of protection

  • Impounded Vehicles
    • Impound notifications: 9
    • Impound releases: 9

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

Reports merged 1,277
Reports processed for court 278
Victims notifications received 175
Victims notifications attempts 46
Validations 153
Public Records/Report Requests received 198
Public Records/Report Requests completed 241
Local Record Checks received 147
Local Record Checks completed 145
Scanned documents 3,200
Imported documents 2,282
Data entry 865
Jacket consolidations 33

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 2016, the YCSO:

  • Registered 2 new sex offenders
  • Confirmed 1 sex offender moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 31 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 2 community notifications
  • Conducted 40 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 412 sex offenders in Yuma County
  • Tracked 8 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center


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

During this period, the average daily inmate population was 412, of which:

  • 343 were adult males
  • 67 were adult females
  • 2 were juvenile males
  • 85 are sentenced inmates


Patrol Bureau
During the month of October 2016, the YCSO received an average of 279 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 8,668

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 74 traffic collisions
    • 17 injury collisions
    • 43 non injury collisions
    • 1 non injury collision alcohol related
    • 13 private property collisions
  • 101 traffic citations
  • 1 DUI citation
  • 190 traffic incidents
  • 81 traffic repair orders
  • 248 traffic warnings


Foothills Substation
The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 18 calls for service and 20 walk-in customers per day during the month of October 2016. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:

  • Received 561 calls for service, of which 198 required a deputy
  • Received 614 walk in customers, of which 206 required a deputy
  • Rolled 38 fingerprints
  • Served 5 sets of legal documents
  • Served 1 Order of Protection/Injunction Against Harassment
  • Collected $2,339.49 in delinquent personal property taxes


Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of October 2016, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 2 search warrants and made a total of 8 arrests which consisted of the following:

  • Drug Related Offenses: 8 arrests
    • Possession Arrests: 1
      • 1 for possession of Marijuana
    • Sales Arrests: 7
      • 7 for sales of Methamphetamine

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 6 adult males
  • 2 adult females

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $77,049.10 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Marijuana 3.28 lbs $1,295.60
Methamphetamine 1,490.07 g $74,503.50
Prescription pills 125 ea $1,250.00


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:

  • 20 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items


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