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.

Administration Bureau

Civil Department
During the month of August 2021, the YCSO Civil Department personnel provided the following services:

  • Fingerprinting: 51
  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 359 legal documents for service
    • Served 228 legal documents

Records Department
During the month of August 2021, the YCSO Records Department personnel processed the following:

Reports merged 1760
Reports processed for court 202
Victims notifications received 281
Impounded vehicles 4
Impound releases 4
Validations 0
Public Records/Report Requests completed 389
Local Record Checks completed 123
Scanned/imported documents 3892
Data entry 360
Jacket consolidations 335

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 August 2021, the YCSO:

  • Registered 6 new sex offenders
  • Confirmed 4 sex offenders moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 28 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 0 community notifications
  • Conducted 0 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 279 sex offenders currently living in Yuma County
    • Pending Level assessment: 4
    • Level 1: 154
    • Level 2: 57
    • Level 3: 64
  • Tracked 10 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center
Detention Bureau
During the month of August 2021, the average daily inmate population was 464, of which:
  • 380 were adult males
  • 81 were adult females
  • 3 were juvenile males
  • 51 are sentenced inmates

During this period, the YCSO Detention Bureau:

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

A total of 444 inmates were admitted, of which:

  • 327 were adult males
  • 115 were adult females
  • 2 were juvenile males

A total of 458 inmates were released, of which:

  • 332 were adult males
  • 125 were adult females
  • 1 was a juvenile male
Patrol Bureau
During the month of August 2021, the YCSO received an average of 307 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 9,532 (YTD: 70,265)

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 72 traffic collisions
    • 0 fatal collisions (YTD: 7)
    • 19 injury collisions (YTD: 138)
    • 2 injury collisions alcohol related (YTD: 7)
    • 40 non injury collisions (YTD: 344)
    • 0 non injury collision alcohol related (YTD:8)
    • 11 private property collisions (YTD: 109)
  • 49 traffic citations (YTD: 463)
  • 1 DUI citations (YTD: 14)
  • 151 traffic incidents (YTD: 1,364)
  • 49 traffic repair orders (YTD: 451)
  • 127 traffic warnings (YTD: 1,180)

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 August 2021, the YCSO Communications handled a total of 11,460 phone calls which consisted of the following:

Phone Calls: 11,460

  • 911: 2,456
  • Admin: 6,958
  • Outgoing: 2,046

During this same period, the YCSO Communications dispatched a total of 10,155 computer aided dispatch (CAD) calls as follows:

  • YCSO: 9,657
  • Other agencies: 498


Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of August 2021, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 3 search warrants and made 10 arrests which consisted of the following:

  • Drug Related Offenses: 9 arrests

    • Distribution/Sales Arrests: 6
      • 4 Cocaine
      • 2 Methamphetamine
    • Possession Arrests: 1
      • 1 Fentanyl
    • Transportation Arrests: 2
      • 2 Methamphetamine

  • Non-Drug Related Offenses: 1
    • 1 arrest on warrant

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 8 adult males
  • 2 adult females

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $1,366,953.80 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Cocaine 42.1 grams $2,105.00
Fentanyl 54 pills $540.00
Heroin 3.5 grams $175.00
Methamphetamine 150.37 pounds $1,364,133.80

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
  • $7,942.00 in U.S. currency
  • 19 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
Yuma County Sheriff's Office League of Volunteers
During the month of August 2021, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office League of Volunteers (SOLV) donated a total of 484.5 hours to the YCSO and the community which consisted of the following:

Volunteer Group Hours Donated
Civilian Volunteers 147 hours
Explorers 0 hours
Posse 0 hours
Reserve Deputies 236 hours
Search and Rescue 101.5 hours

Some of the call-outs that the SOLV members worked during the month of August 2021 were as follows:

  • Civilian volunteers: 2 call-outs to assist the Critical Collision Investigations team with traffic control at multiple collisions; and 2 call-outs to assist with traffic control at multiple collisions.
  • Search and Rescue: 1 call-out to assist with a missing/lost person; and 2 call-outs to assist with traffic control at multiple injury collisions.
  • Reserve Deputies: assisted with patrols at Martinez Lake during the 4th of July holiday weekend.

Security, Traffic or Crowd Control
In addition to the above listed events, YCSO reserve deputies and/or volunteer units provided security, traffic or crowd control for the following events:

  • No events during the month of August

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