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 October 2022, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office participated in the following community events:

Coffee with a Cop
On Wednesday, October 5th, the Sheriff’s Office participated in the "Coffee with a Cop" event at the Sunshine Cafe.

Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods (G.A.I.N.) Event
On Saturday, October 8th, the Sheriff’s Office Boat Patrol Deputies, Posse, Search and Rescue and Volunteers participated in the GAIN event with information booths and static displays including Sheriff's Office Patrol vehicles, Patrol boats, Bearcat, Search and Rescue vehicles, and other equipment. The event was held at the Target parking lot in the Yuma Palms Mall.

Fingerprint Presentation for Boy Scouts
On Monday, October 14th, Deputy Hernandez and Public Affairs Specialist Tania Pavlak conducted a Fingerprint Presentation for the Boy Scouts at the West Wetlands.

Oct-Sober Fest
On Saturday, October 26th, Deputy Ragain and Public Affairs Specialist Tania Pavlak participated in the Oct-Sober Fest event at the AWC Schoening Center to promote alcohol and drug awareness.

Yuma Adventist Christian School Anti-drug Presentation
On Thursday, October 27th, Sr. Deputy Bermudez and Public Affairs Specialist Tania Pavlak conducted an Anti-drug Presentation at the Yuma Adventist Christian School.

Foxworth-Galbraith Trunk or Treat
On Saturday, October 29th, the Sheriff’s Office Explorers participated in the Foxworth-Galbraith Trunk or Treat, passing out candy to event attendees.

Gila Mountain Church Trunk or Treat
On Saturday, October 29th, the Sheriff’s Office Explorers participated in the "Gila Mountain Church Trunk or Treat", passing out candy to event attendees

Valley Baptist Church Trunk or Treat
On Saturday, October 29th, the Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue and Volunteers participated in the "Valley Baptist Church Trunk or Treat", passing out candy to event attendees

Scary & Safe Trick or Treat
On Monday, October 31st, the Sheriff’s Office Posse, Search & Rescue, and Volunteers participated in the "Scary & Safe Trick or Treat" event at the Yuma County Fairgrounds passing out candy to children attending the event.

Administration Bureau

Civil Department
During the month of October 2022, the YCSO Civil Department personnel provided the following services:

  • Fingerprinting: 77
  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 407 legal documents for service
    • Served 216 legal documents

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

Reports merged 2337
Reports processed for court 311
Victims notifications received 211
Impounded vehicles 5
Impound releases 4
Validations 64
Public Records/Report Requests completed 363
Local Record Checks completed 140
Scanned/imported documents 2400
Data entry 468
Jacket consolidations 97

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 October 2022, the YCSO:

  • Registered 4 new sex offender
  • Confirmed 0 sex offender moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 56 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 0 community notifications
  • Conducted 50 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 308 sex offenders currently living in Yuma County
    • Pending Level assessment: 2
    • Level 1: 175
    • Level 2: 71
    • Level 3: 60
  • Tracked 9 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center
Detention Bureau
During the month of October 2022, the average daily inmate population was 452, of which:
  • 368 were adult males
  • 84 were adult females
  • 43 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 452 inmates were admitted, of which:

  • 329 were adult males
  • 122 were adult females
  • 1 was a juvenile male

A total of 448 inmates were released, of which:

  • 317 were adult males
  • 130 were adult females
  • 1 was a juvenile male
Patrol Bureau
During the month of October 2022, the YCSO received an average of 294 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 9,123 (YTD: 95,993)

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 89 traffic collisions
    • 0 fatal collisions (YTD: 9)
    • 20 injury collisions (YTD: 192)
    • 2 injury collisions alcohol related (YTD: 12)
    • 54 non injury collisions (YTD: 470)
    • 2 non injury collisions alcohol related (YTD: 17)
    • 11 private property collisions (YTD: 120)
  • 63 traffic citations (YTD: 542)
  • 7 DUI citations (YTD: 31)
  • 201 traffic incidents (YTD: 1,893)
  • 128 traffic repair orders (YTD: 758)
  • 222 traffic warnings (YTD: 1,609)

Foothills Substation
The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 7 walk-in customers per day (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays) during the month of October 2022. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel processed the following:

Vacation Notifications 0
Public Records/Report Requests received 9
Public Records/Report Requests completed 3
Local Record Checks received 0
Local Record Checks completed 0
Orders of Protection received 1
Orders of Protection served 0
Civil documents received 5
Civil documents served 1
Fingerprints 9
Notary Public 5
Tax payments received 5


Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of October 2022, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 2 search warrants and made 10 arrests which consisted of the following:

  • Drug Related Offenses: 8 arrests

    • Distribution/Sales Arrests: 4
      • 1 Cocaine
      • 2 Fentanyl
      • 1 Methamphetamine
    • Possession Arrests: 3
      • 1 Drug paraphernalia
      • 2 Fentanyl
    • Transportation Arrests: 1
      • 1 Fentanyl

  • Non-Drug Related: 2 arrests
    • 2 Warrants

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 7 adult males
  • 3 adult females

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $7,185.00 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Cocaine 18.70 grams $1,309.00
Fentanyl 1,029 pills $5,145.00
Marijuana 8.9 grams $89.00
Methamphetamine 32.1 grams $642.00

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 vehicle
  • $3,444.00 in U.S. Currency
  • 36 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
Yuma County Sheriff's Office League of Volunteers
During the month of October 2022, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office League of Volunteers (SOLV) donated a total of 572 hours to the YCSO and the community which consisted of the following:

Volunteer Group Hours Donated
Civilian Volunteers 216.5
Explorers 40
Posse 61
Reserve Deputies 86
Search and Rescue 168.5

Events & Call-Outs

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

  • Posse: 1 livestock call out..
  • Volunteers: 1 call out for crime scene preservation, and 1 call out for a serious injury collision.

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 Fall Festival - October 13-16th
  • Mayor's Bi-National Bike Ride - October 22nd
  • Orange Grove School Fall Fest - October 26th
  • DEA Drug Take Back Event - October 29th
  • Foxworth-Galbraith Trunk or Treat - October 29th
  • Gila Mountain Church Trunk or Treat - October 29th
  • Valley Baptist Church Trunk or Treat - October 29th
  • Scary & Safe Trick or Treat - October 31st

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