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 April 2022, the YCSO Civil Department personnel provided the following services:

  • Fingerprinting: 53
  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 248 legal documents for service
    • Served 235 legal documents

Records Department
During the month of April 2022, the YCSO Records Department personnel processed the following:

Reports merged 2367
Reports processed for court 233
Victims notifications received 169
Impounded vehicles 5
Impound releases 6
Validations 107
Public Records/Report Requests completed 333
Local Record Checks completed 125
Scanned/imported documents 2665
Data entry 449
Jacket consolidations 158

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 April 2022, the YCSO:

  • Registered 4 new sex offenders
  • Confirmed 4 sex offender moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 55 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 3 community notifications
  • Conducted 57 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 306 sex offenders currently living in Yuma County
    • Pending Level assessment: 1
    • Level 1: 174
    • Level 2: 67
    • Level 3: 63
  • Tracked 9 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center
Detention Bureau
During the month of April 2022, the average daily inmate population was 459, of which:
  • 378 were adult males
  • 79 were adult females
  • 2 were juvenile males
  • 36 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 439 inmates were admitted, of which:

  • 335 were adult males
  • 104 were adult females

A total of 415 inmates were released, of which:

  • 318 were adult males
  • 97 were adult females
Patrol Bureau
During the month of April 2022, the YCSO received an average of 315 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 9,442 (YTD: 37,701)

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 84 traffic collisions
    • 1 fatal collision (YTD: 7)
    • 21 injury collisions (YTD: 93)
    • 0 injury collisions alcohol related (YTD: 1)
    • 48 non injury collisions (YTD: 235)
    • 1 non injury collision alcohol related (YTD: 6)
    • 13 private property collisions (YTD: 55)
  • 62 traffic citations (YTD:175)
  • 5 DUI citations (YTD: 12)
  • 233 traffic incidents (YTD: 811)
  • 85 traffic repair orders (YTD: 223)
  • 185 traffic warnings (YTD: 538)

Foothills Substation
The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 9 walk-in customers per day (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays) during the month of April 2022. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel processed the following:

Vacation Notifications 78
Public Records/Report Requests received 3
Public Records/Report Requests completed 0
Local Record Checks received 3
Local Record Checks completed 2
Orders of Protection received 1
Orders of Protection served 0
Civil documents received 2
Civil documents served 0
Fingerprints 23
Notary Public 3
Tax payments received 2

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 April 2022, the YCSO Communications handled a total of 10,757 phone calls which consisted of the following:
  • 911 calls: 2,716
  • Admin calls: 6,363
  • Outgoing calls: 1,678

During this same period, the YCSO Communications dispatched a total of 10,108 computer aided dispatch (CAD) calls as follows:

  • YCSO: 9,621
  • Other agencies: 487

Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of April 2022, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 3 search warrants and made 6 arrests which consisted of the following:

  • Drug Related Offenses: 5 arrests

    • Distribution/Sales Arrests: 3
      • 2 Methamphetamine
      • 1 Psilocybin
    • Possession Arrests: 2
      • 1 Fentanyl
      • 1 Methamphetamine
  • Non-Drug Related Arrests: 1
    • 1 prohibited firearms possessor arrest

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 4 adult males
  • 2 adult females

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $568,618.00 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Fentanyl 12 pills $96.00
Heroin 6.6 grams $330.00
Marijuana 151 grams $3,020.00
Methamphetamine 61.56 pounds $558,460.00
Psilocybin 81.2 grams $4,060.00
THC Wax 62.8 grams $2,512.00
THC Cartridges 7 cartridges $140.00

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:

  • 5 firearms
  • 1 vehicle
  • $700.00 in U.S. Currency
  • 22 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
Yuma County Sheriff's Office League of Volunteers
During the month of April 2022, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office League of Volunteers (SOLV) donated a total of 726.5 hours to the YCSO and the community which consisted of the following:

Volunteer Group Hours Donated
Civilian Volunteers 480
Explorers 20
Posse 131
Reserve Deputies 58.5
Search and Rescue 37

Events & Call-Outs

St. Francis School
On April 29, 2022, the Sheriff's Posse participated at a Show & Tell event with a horse display at St. Francis School.

Call-Outs: Some of the call-outs that the SOLV members worked during the month of April 2022 were as follows:

  • Civilian Volunteers: 1 call-out for crime scene security at a homicide; 1 call-out for traffic control at a fatality collision; and 1 call-out for traffic control at a residential fire.

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:

  • Yuma County Fair - April 1-3

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