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 January 2024, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office participated in the following community events:

East County Residents Monthly Meeting

On January 15, 2024, Deputy Victor Neblina attended the East County Residents Monthly Meeting. Deputy Neblina talked about property theft protection, home security, when/what to report to law enforcement and the Are You Ok? Program.

San Luis High School Career Technical Education Expo

On January 17, 2024, YCSO Detention Staff attended the San Luis High School Career Technical Education Expo. They provided students and parents with information about the Detention Officer profession and answered questions about working in the jail.

Safety Presentation at Sunrise Elementary

On January 23rd, 24th and 30th, YCSO Detention Staff conducted safety presentations for 1st through 5th grade students at Sunrise Elementary. They relayed the importance of helping others, being respectful, drug dangers, and asking for help when needed.

Somerton High School CTE Expo College and Career Family Night

On January 25, 2024, YCSO Detention Staff attended the Somerton High School CTE Expo College and Career Family Night. They provided students and parents with information about the Detention Officer profession and answered questions about working in the jail.

Safety Presentation at McGraw Elementary School

On January 26, 2024, YCSO Volunteers Ron Bramstedt and Penny Evanger conducted a Safety Presentation at McGraw Elementary School. They discussed safety tips and emergency situation preparedness with students.

Immaculate Conception School Presentation

On January 29, 2024, YCSO Detention Staff and Posse members conducted a presentation at the Immaculate Conception school. Students learned about a variety of topics including animal safety, livestock officer duties, smart decision making, and what it is like to work at the jail.

Scam Prevention Presentation at River Valley

On January 31, 2024, YCSO Volunteers conducted a Scam Prevention Presentation at River Valley.
 

Administration Bureau


Civil Department

During the month of January 2024, the YCSO Civil Department personnel provided the following services:
  • Fingerprinting: 131
  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 247 legal documents for service
    • Served 293 legal documents

Records Department

During the month of January 2024, the YCSO Records Department personnel processed the following:

Reports merged 2,483
Reports processed for court 374
Victim notifications received 220
Impounded vehicles 1
Impound releases 6
Validations 78
Public Records Requests completed 353
Local Record Checks completed 319
Scanned/Imported documents 3,234
Data entry 869
Jacket consolidations 77

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 January 2024, the YCSO:
  • Registered 3 new offenders
  • Confirmed 3 sex offenders moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 75 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 1 community notification
  • Conducted 46 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 331 sex offenders currently living in Yuma County

    • Pending Level assessment: 0
    • Level 1: 187
    • Level 2: 79
    • Level 3: 65
  • Tracked 51 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center
 

Detention Bureau

During the month of January 2024, the average daily inmate population was 389, of which:
  • 325 were adult males
  • 64 were adult females
  • 39 are sentenced inmates

During this period, the YCSO Detention Bureau:

  • Processed an average of 14 bookings per day
  • Processed an average of 14 releases per day

A total of 447 inmates were admitted, of which:

  • 339 were adult males
  • 108 were adult females

A total of 440 inmates were released, of which:

  • 329 were adult males
  • 111 were adult females
 

Patrol Bureau

During the month of January 2024, the YCSO received an average of 404 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 12,511

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 124 traffic collisions
    • 2 fatal collisions
    • 0 fatal collisions alcohol related
    • 30 injury collisions
    • 1 injury collisions alcohol related
    • 74 non injury collisions
    • 5 non injury collisions alcohol related
    • 12 private property collisions
  • 139 traffic citations
  • 6 DUI citations
  • 192 traffic incidents
  • 139 traffic repair orders
  • 276 traffic warnings

Foothills Substation

The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 9 walk-in customers per day (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays) during the month of January 2024. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel processed the following:

Vacation notifications 0
Public Records Requests received 3
Public Records Requests completed 1
Local Record Checks received 0
Local Record Checks completed 0
Orders of Protection received 0
Orders of Protection served 1
Civil documents received 1
Civil documents served 2
Fingerprints 21
Notary Public 6
Tax payments received 0


Communications Department (Dispatch)

The YCSO Communications Department not only dispatches for the Sheriff’s Office, but they also dispatch calls for the Yuma County Animal Control, Wellton Police Department, Tacna Fire Department, Martinez Lake Fire Department, and Tri-Valley Ambulance.

During the month of January 2024, the YCSO Communications handled a total of 11,433 phone calls which consisted of the following:

  • 911 calls: 2,771
  • Admin calls: 6,578
  • Outgoing calls: 2,084

During this same period, the YCSO Communications dispatched a total of 13,253 computer aided dispatch (CAD) calls as follows:

  • YCSO: 12,732
  • Other agencies: 521

Yuma County Narcotics Task Force

During the month of January 2024, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 1 search warrant and made 11 arrests which consisted of the following:
  • Drug Related Offenses: 9 arrests

    • Possession Arrests: 7
      • 1 Drug Paraphernalia
      • 3 Fentanyl
      • 3 Methamphetamine
    • Sales Arrests: 2
      • 1 Cocaine
      • 1 Methamphetamine
  • Non-Drug Related: 2 arrests
    • 2 arrests on warrant

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 8 males
  • 3 females

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $3,385.60 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Cocaine 27.86 grams $1,393.00
Fentanyl 303 units $1,515.00
Methamphetamine 23.88 grams $477.60

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:

  • $638.00 in U.S Currency
  • 37 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
 

Yuma County Sheriff’s Office League of Volunteers

During the month of January 2024, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office League of Volunteers (SOLV) donated a total of 405 hours to the YCSO and the community which consisted of the following:

Volunteer Group Hours Donated
Civilian Volunteers 185.5
Explorers 14
Posse 24
Reserve Deputies 19.5
Search and Rescue 162

Events & Call-Outs

Call-Outs: Some of the call-outs that the SOLV members worked during the month of January were as follows:

  • No call-outs for the month of January.

Events: Some of the events that the SOLV members participated in during the month of January were as follows:

  • Posse & Volunteers: Safety Presentation at McGraw School - January 26th

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:
  • Caballeros de Yuma Marathon - January 27th
 

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