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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

Wellton Pioneer Days Parade
The Sheriff's Office Boat Patrol, Color Guard, Search and Rescue Unit and Mounted Posse participated in the Wellton Pioneer Days parade which was held on Saturday, February 7th.

Silver Spur Rodeo Parade
The Sheriff's Office Boat Patrol, Color Guard, Explorers and Mounted Posse participated in the Silver Spur Rodeo parade which was held on Saturday, February 14th.  

Hank Days Parade
The Sheriff's Office Color Guard, Boat Patrol, Search and Rescue Unit and Mounted Posse participated in the Hank Days parade which was held on Saturday, February 21st.

Monday Madness Car Show
The Sheriff’s Office participated in the Monday Madness Car Show on Monday, February 16th with an information booth and static displays of a Sheriff’s Office Patrol truck. Sheriff Leon Wilmot also participated with his 1929 Model A. The event was held at the St. John Neumann Catholic Church in the Foothills.

Somerton Greater Days Parade
The Sheriff's Office Boat Patrol participated in the Somerton Greater Days parade which was held on Saturday, February 28th. Sheriff Leon Wilmot also participated in the parade with his Model A.

Crime Prevention Presentations
During the month of February 2015, the YCSO conducted Crime Prevention Presentations on burglaries, identity theft, scams, the Prescription Drug Take-Back Program, and the Are You OK? Program at the following locations/events:

  • Yuma Winter Visitor's Day, Yuma Civic Center - February 7th
  • Foothills Senior Day, Foothills Library - February 20th


Security, Traffic or Crowd Control
During the month of February 2015, YCSO deputies, reserve deputies and/or volunteer units provided security, traffic or crowd control for the following community events:

  • Wellton Pioneer Days Parade - February 7th
  • Silver Spur Rodeo - February 13th-15th
  • Hank Days Parade - February 21st
  • Yuma Lettuce Days - February 28th-March 1st

 

Administration Bureau

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

  • Rolled 164 fingerprints
  • Received 260 new legal documents/orders of protection
  • Served 139 legal documents/orders of protection


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

  • Reports merged
  • 1,686
  • Reports processed for court
  • 856
  • Victims notifications received
  • 180
  • Victims notifications attempts
  • 67
  • Impound notifications
  • 29
  • Impound releases
  • 20
  • Validations
  • 93
  • Requests for records received
  • 236
  • Requests for records completed
  • 274
  • Records checks received
  • 132
  • Records checks completed
  • 133
  • Scanned documents
  • 1,114
  • Imported documents
  • 1,096
  • Data entry
  • 338
  • Jacket consolidations
  • 6


    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 February 2015, the YCSO:

    • Registered 2 new sex offenders
    • Confirmed 3 sex offenders moved out of Yuma County
    • Received 4 sex offender address changes
    • Issued 2 community notifications
    • Conducted 41 sex offender compliance checks
    • Tracked a total of 383 sex offenders in Yuma County

    Detention Bureau

    During the month of February 2015, the YCSO Detention Bureau:

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

    During this period, the average daily inmate population was 562, of which:

    • 488 were adult males
    • 73 were adult females
    • 1 was a juvenile male
    • 91 are sentenced inmates

    Patrol Bureau

    During the month of February 2015, the YCSO received an average of 261 calls for service per day.

    Total calls for service: 7,321

    Traffic Related Incidents

    • 103 traffic collisions
      • 26 injury collisions
      • 1 injury collision alcohol related
      • 53 non injury collisions
      • 23 private property collisions
    • 76 traffic citations
    • 4 DUI citations
    • 267 traffic incidents
    • 26 repair orders
    • 180 traffic warnings


    Foothills Substation
    The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 24 calls for service and 30 walk-in customers per day during the month of February 2015. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:

    • Received 680 calls for service, of which 205 required a deputy
    • Received 827 walk in customers, of which 219 required a deputy
    • Rolled 45 fingerprints
    • Served 2 Orders of Protection/Injunctions Against Harassment
    • Processed 9 Public Records/Report Requests
    • Collected $6,198.64 in delinquent personal property taxes


    Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
    During the month of February 2015, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 4 search warrants and made a total of 58 arrests which consisted of the following:

    • Drug Related Offenses: 52 arrests
      • Possession: 13 arrests
        • 11 for possession of Marijuana
        • 2 for possession of Methamphetamine
      • Sales/Distribution: 6 arrests
        • 1 for sales of Marijuana
        • 5 for sales of Methamphetamine
      • Transportation: 33 arrests
        • 33 for transportation of Marijuana

    • Non-Drug Related Offenses: 6 arrests
      • 4 arrests on warrants
      • 2 traffic related

    Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

    • 50 adult males
    • 8 adult females

    Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $1,302,449.20 and consisted of the following:

    Type of Drugs Amount Seized Street Value
    Marijuana 2,048.04 lbs $972,819.00
    Methamphetamine 75 g $6,000.00
    Misc. pills 58.5 ea $585.00

    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
    • 1 firearm
    • 32 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
    • $962.00 in U.S. currency

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