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 December 2018, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office participated in the following community events:

City of Somerton 9th Annual Holiday Light Parade
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office participated in the Somerton Holiday Light parade on Friday, December 14th with a YCSO Patrol truck, Patrol boat, and Sheriff’s Posse truck. Sheriff Leon Wilmot also participated with his 1953 M38A1 Military Jeep. Members of the YCSO Explorer Post also participated riding in the Patrol boat.

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:

  • Orange Grove Elementary School L Posada events - December 11th & 13th
  • 2018 Kindness Makes a Difference Day - December 15th
  • Foothills Light Parade - December 14th-16th

Administration Bureau

Civil Department
During the month of December 2018, the YCSO Civil Department personnel provided the following services:

  • Fingerprinting: 103
  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 640 legal documents
    • Served 94 legal documents

  • Impounded Vehicles
    • Impounded vehicles: 28
    • Impound releases: 23

Records Department
During the month of December 2018, the YCSO Records Department personnel processed the following:

Reports merged 2,190
Reports processed for court 353
Victims notifications received 260
Validations 118
Public Records/Report Requests completed 303
Local Record Checks completed 137
Scanned documents 3,339
Imported documents 1,693
Data entry 341
Jacket consolidations 126

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 December 2018, the YCSO:

  • Registered 2 new sex offenders
  • Confirmed 0 sex offender moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 23 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 0 community notifications
  • Conducted 45 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 452 sex offenders in Yuma County
  • Tracked 10 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center


Detention Bureau
During the month of December 2018, the YCSO Detention Bureau:
  • Processed an average of 16.10 bookings per day
  • Processed an average of 16.04 releases per day

During this period, the average daily inmate population was 476.58, of which:

  • 381.94 were adult males
  • 83.94 were adult females
  • 7.68 were juvenile males
  • 3.03 were juvenile females
  • 64 are sentenced inmates
A total of 499 inmates were admitted, of which:
  • 389 were adult males
  • 108 were adult females
  • 1 was a juvenile male
  • 1 was a juvenile female

A total of 497 inmates were released, of which:

  • 383 were adult males
  • 114 were adult females

Patrol Bureau
During the month of December 2018, the YCSO received an average of 264 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 8,170

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 98 traffic collisions
    • 27 injury collisions
    • 2 injury collisions alcohol related
    • 55 non injury collisions
    • 1 non injury collision alcohol related
    • 13 private property collisions
  • 136 traffic citations
  • 8 DUI citations
  • 241 traffic incidents
  • 135 traffic repair orders
  • 344 traffic warnings


Foothills Substation
The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 16 calls for service and 22 walk-in customers per day during the month of December 2018. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:

  • Received 504 calls for service, of which 122 required a deputy
  • Received 670 walk in customers, of which 209 required a deputy
  • Rolled 28 fingerprints
  • Served 1 set of civil/legal documents
  • Processed 12 public record/report requests
  • Received 81 prescription drop-offs
  • Collected $6,529.14 in delinquent personal property taxes


Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of December 2018, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 2 search warrants and made 25 arrests which consisted of the following:

  • Drug Related Offenses: 25 arrests

    • Contraband Arrests: 1
      • 1 Methamphetamine
    • Distribution Arrests: 3
      • 2 Methamphetamine
      • 1 THC
    • Possession Arrests:18
      • 1 Cocaine
      • 17 Marijuana
    • Transportation Arrests: 3
      • 1 Marijuana
      • 2 Methamphetamine

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 20 adult males
  • 5 adult females

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $1,576,010.59 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Cocaine .3 g $10.00
Heroin 22.8 g $1,140.00
Marijuana 635.86 g $11,012.69
CBD edibles 7 g $90.00
THC edibles 481 g $4,810.00
THC oils 120 g $940.00
THC syrup 247.5 g $2,475.00
Methamphetamine 51,822.93 g $1,554,687.90
Prescription pills 84.5 pills $845.00

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:

  • 55 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
  • 1 firearm
  • 2 vehicles

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