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

Career Technical Education Fair

On March 1, 2024, YCSO Detention Staff attended the Career Technical Education Fair at the Public Works Facility.

AWC Transfer and Career Expo

On March 4, 2024, YCSO Medical Staff attended the AWC Transfer and Career Expo.

2024 Career and Trade Expo

On March 5-6th, YCSO Special Response Team and Detention Staff participated in the 2024 Career and Trade Expo at the Yuma County Fair Grounds.

Safety Presentation at Alice Byrne

On March 7, 2024, YCSO Volunteers Ron Bramstedt & Penny Evanger hosted a Safety Presentation for students at Alice Byrne Elementary.

MCAS Yuma Air Show

On March 14, 2024, YCSO Special Response Team and Recruitment Coordinator Nancy Dickinson attended the MCAS Yuma Air Show with an information booth.

Career Day at Tierra Del Sol Elementary

On March 14, 2024, YCSO Special Response Team and Detention Staff attended the Career Day at Tierra Del Elementary in Somerton, AZ.

Somerton Greater Days Parade

On March 16, 2024, The YCSO participated in the Somerton Greater Days Parade with a Patrol truck, Patrol boat, Posse truck and trailer, and YCSO Color Guard.

Nurse Networking Event

On March 21, 2024, YCSO Medical Staff attended the Yuma Regional Medical Center Nurse Networking Event.

Rolle Elementary Career Day

On March 25, 2024, Deputy Maria Rosales and Detention Officers Jose Flores and Leticia Lopez attended the Rolle Elementary Career Day.


Administration Bureau


Civil Department

During the month of March 2024, the YCSO Civil Department personnel provided the following services:
  • Fingerprinting: 136
  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 415 legal documents for service
    • Served 195 legal documents

Records Department

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

Reports merged 2,253
Reports processed for court 266
Victim notifications received 290
Impounded vehicles 11
Impound releases 7
Validations 76
Public Records Requests completed 418
Local Record Checks completed 172
Scanned/Imported documents 3,739
Data entry 802
Jacket consolidations 29

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 March 2024, the YCSO:
  • Registered 2 new offenders
  • Confirmed 3 sex offenders moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 56 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 2 community notifications
  • Conducted 46 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 337 sex offenders currently living in Yuma County

    • Pending Level assessment: 0
    • Level 1: 187
    • Level 2: 83
    • Level 3: 67
  • Tracked 14 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center
 

Detention Bureau

During the month of March 2024, the average daily inmate population was 422, of which:
  • 352 were adult males
  • 70 were adult females
  • 51 are sentenced inmates

During this period, the YCSO Detention Bureau:

  • Processed an average of 15 bookings per day
  • Processed an average of 14 releases per day

A total of 478 inmates were admitted, of which:

  • 356 were adult males
  • 121 were adult females
  • 1 was a juvenile male

A total of 444 inmates were released, of which:

  • 339 were adult males
  • 104 were adult females
  • 1 was a juvenile male
 

Patrol Bureau

During the month of March 2024, the YCSO received an average of 376 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 11,661 (YTD: 36,915)

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 111 traffic collisions
    • 3 fatal collisions (YTD: 7)
    • 0 fatal collisions alcohol related (YTD: 0)
    • 35 injury collisions (YTD: 83)
    • 0 injury collisions alcohol related (YTD: 1)
    • 54 non injury collisions (YTD: 189)
    • 2 non injury collisions alcohol related (YTD: 8)
    • 17 private property collisions (YTD: 50)
  • 90 traffic citations (YTD: 332)
  • 6 DUI citations (YTD: 16)
  • 200 traffic incidents (YTD: 602)
  • 136 traffic repair orders (YTD: 378)
  • 324 traffic warnings (YTD: 870)

Foothills Substation

The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 10 walk-in customers per day (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays) during the month of March 2024. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel processed the following:

Vacation notifications 73
Public Records Requests received 9
Public Records Requests completed 0
Local Record Checks received 0
Local Record Checks completed 0
Orders of Protection received 1
Orders of Protection served 0
Civil documents received 3
Civil documents served 1
Fingerprints 22
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 March 2024, the YCSO Communications handled a total of 11,583 phone calls which consisted of the following:

  • 911 calls: 2,878
  • Admin calls: 8,705
  • Outgoing calls: 2,225

During this same period, the YCSO Communications dispatched a total of 12,362 computer aided dispatch (CAD) calls as follows:

  • YCSO: 11,826
  • Other agencies: 536

Yuma County Narcotics Task Force

During the month of March 2024, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 1 search warrant and made 3 arrests which consisted of the following:
  • Drug Related Offenses: 5

    • Sales Arrests: 2
      • 2 Methamphetamine
    • Possession Arrests: 3
      • 1 Fentanyl
      • 2 Methamphetamine

  • Non-Drug Related: 1
    • 1 arrests on warrant

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 1 male
  • 2 females

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $1,223.00 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Cocaine .5 grams $20.00
Methamphetamine 57.16 grams $1,143.00
Liquid Methamphetamine 58 Units $40.00
Psilocybin .86 grams $20.00

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:

  • 1 firearm
  • 21 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
 

Yuma County Sheriff’s Office League of Volunteers

During the month of March 2024, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office League of Volunteers (SOLV) donated a total of 624 hours to the YCSO and the community which consisted of the following:

Volunteer Group Hours Donated
Civilian Volunteers 287
Explorers 68
Posse 90
Reserve Deputies 65
Search and Rescue 114

Events & Call-Outs

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

  • Pose & Volunteers: 1 call out to assist CART with traffic control at a fatal collision.
  • Volunteers: 1 call out to assist Patrol with traffic control at an injury collision.

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

  • Volunteers: Safety Presentation at Alice Byrne School - March 7th
  • Volunteers: School Reading at Cesar Chavez Elementary - March 13th
  • Explorers: YCSO 37th Annual Awards Presentation & Recognition Ceremony - March 22nd
  • Volunteers: Bureau of Reclamation Safety Fair - March 21st

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:
  • Midnight at the Oasis - March 1-3rd
  • MCAS Air Show - March 9th
  • Bacon & Brew Fest - March 9th
  • Helping Hands Rummage Sale - March 15th
  • Relay for Life - March 16th
 

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