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 March 2021, the YCSO Civil Department personnel provided the following services:

  • Fingerprinting: 56
  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 414 legal documents for service
    • Served 325 legal documents

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

Reports merged 2467
Reports processed for court 262
Victims notifications received 197
Impounded vehicles 0
Impound releases 3
Validations 0
Public Records/Report Requests completed 336
Local Record Checks completed 124
Scanned/imported documents 2592
Data entry 376
Jacket consolidations 386

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 2021, the YCSO:

  • Registered 3 new sex offenders
  • Confirmed 5 sex offender moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 48 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 1 community notification
  • Conducted 48 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 271 sex offenders currently living in Yuma County
    • Pending Level assessment: 1
    • Level 1: 156
    • Level 2: 56
    • Level 3: 58
  • Tracked 12 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center
Detention Bureau
During the month of March 2021, the average daily inmate population was 463, of which:
  • 381 were adult males
  • 82 were adult females
  • 46 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 449 inmates were admitted, of which:

  • 349 were adult males
  • 100 were adult females

A total of 449 inmates were released, of which:

  • 332 were adult males
  • 117 were adult females
Patrol Bureau
During the month of March 2021, the YCSO received an average of 246 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 7,633 (YTD: 25,429)

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 79 traffic collisions
    • 0 fatal collision (YTD: 3)
    • 16 injury collisions (YTD: 51)
    • 1 injury collision alcohol related (YTD: 3)
    • 43 non injury collisions (YTD: 162)
    • 2 non injury collision alcohol related (YTD: 3)
    • 17 private property collisions (YTD: 50)
  • 32 traffic citations (YTD: 143)
  • 0 DUI citation (YTD: 3)
  • 187 traffic incidents (YTD: 534)
  • 41 traffic repair orders (YTD: 137)
  • 131 traffic warnings (YTD: 467)

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 2021, the YCSO Communications handled a total of 11,576 phone calls which consisted of the following:

Phone Calls: 11,576

  • 911: 2,351
  • Admin: 7,458
  • Outgoing: 1,767

During this same period, the YCSO Communications dispatched a total of 8,349 computer aided dispatch (CAD) calls as follows:

  • YCSO: 7,633
  • Other agencies: 716


Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of March 2021, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 3 search warrants and made 13 arrests which consisted of the following:

  • Drug Related Offenses: 12 arrests

    • Contraband Arrests: 1
      • 1 Methamphetamine
    • Possession Arrests: 3
      • 3 Methamphetamine
    • Sales/Distribution Arrests: 3
      • 2 Heroin
      • 1 Methamphetamine
    • Transportation Arrests: 5
      • 1 Fentanyl
      • 1 Heroin
      • 3 Methamphetamine

  • Non-Drug Related Arrests
    • 1 arrest on warrant

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 8 adult males
  • 5 adult females

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $550,458.60 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Fentanyl - Pills 130 pills $1,300.00
Fentanyl - Powder 220.9 grams $22,090.00
Heroin 213.08 grams $10,654.00
Methamphetamine 25,820.73 grams $516,414.60

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:

  • 1 vehicle
  • $1,489.00 in U.S. currency
  • 32 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
Yuma County Sheriff's Office League of Volunteers
During the month of March 2021, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office League of Volunteers (SOLV) donated a total of 1,057 hours to the YCSO and the community which consisted of the following:

Volunteer Group Hours Donated
Civilian Volunteers 499.5 hours
Explorers 14 hours
Posse 48 hours
Reserve Deputies 326 hours
Search and Rescue 169.5 hours

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

  • SOLV units (except Explorers) participated in multiple firearms practice sessions at Adair Range and annual firearms qualifications for armed members.
  • Civilian volunteers: 1 call-out for traffic control at an injury collision; 1 call-out for crime scene security; and 1 call-out for traffic control at a fire.
  • Search and Rescue: conducted rappelling training.

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 scheduled events in March

NOTE: Normal SOLV activities have been suspended due to COVID-19

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