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

  • Fingerprinting: 81
  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 267 legal documents for service
    • Served 251 legal documents

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

Reports merged 1910
Reports processed for court 257
Victims notifications received 130
Impounded vehicles 1
Impound releases 4
Validations 70
Public Records/Report Requests completed 378
Local Record Checks completed 131
Scanned/imported documents 2617
Data entry 461
Jacket consolidations 39

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 May 2022, the YCSO:

  • Registered 7 new sex offenders
  • Confirmed 6 sex offender moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 37 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 1 community notification
  • Conducted 61 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 306 sex offenders currently living in Yuma County
    • Pending Level assessment: 3
    • Level 1: 172
    • Level 2: 67
    • Level 3: 64
  • Tracked 13 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center
Detention Bureau
During the month of May 2022, the average daily inmate population was 474, of which:
  • 392 were adult males
  • 80 were adult females
  • 2 were juvenile males
  • 39 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:

  • 334 were adult males
  • 110 were adult females

A total of 457 inmates were released, of which:

  • 336 were adult males
  • 121 were adult females
Patrol Bureau
During the month of May 2022, the YCSO received an average of 321 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 9,965 (YTD: 47,666)

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 64 traffic collisions
    • 1 fatal collision (YTD: 8)
    • 11 injury collisions (YTD: 104)
    • 3 injury collisions alcohol related (YTD: 4)
    • 36 non injury collisions (YTD: 271)
    • 3 non injury collision alcohol related (YTD: 9)
    • 10 private property collisions (YTD: 65)
  • 60 traffic citations (YTD: 235)
  • 4 DUI citations (YTD: 15)
  • 179 traffic incidents (YTD: 990)
  • 95 traffic repair orders (YTD: 318)
  • 197 traffic warnings (YTD: 735)

Foothills Substation
The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 5 walk-in customers per day (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays) during the month of May 2022. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel processed the following:

Vacation Notifications 12
Public Records/Report Requests received 3
Public Records/Report Requests completed 0
Local Record Checks received 0
Local Record Checks completed 0
Orders of Protection received 1
Orders of Protection served 1
Civil documents received 0
Civil documents served 0
Fingerprints 24
Notary Public 8
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 May 2022, the YCSO Communications handled a total of 12,711 phone calls which consisted of the following:
  • 911 calls: 2,644
  • Admin calls: 8,272
  • Outgoing calls: 1,795

During this same period, the YCSO Communications dispatched a total of 10,591 computer aided dispatch (CAD) calls as follows:

  • YCSO: 10,132
  • Other agencies: 459

Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of May 2022, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 2 search warrants and made 5 arrests which consisted of the following:

  • Drug Related Offenses: 5 arrests

    • Distribution/Sales Arrests: 3
      • 3 Methamphetamine
    • Possession Arrests: 1
      • 1 Psilocybin
    • Transportation Arrests: 1
      • 1 Methamphetamine

  • Non-Drug Related Arrests: 0

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 4 adult males
  • 1 adult female

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $3,926,395 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Fentanyl 222 pills $1,776.00
Heroin 4.2 grams $294.00
Methamphetamine 576.69 pounds $3,923,730.00
Psilocybin 11.9 grams $595.00

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 firearm
  • $1,202.00 in U.S. Currency
  • 28 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
Yuma County Sheriff's Office League of Volunteers
During the month of May 2022, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office League of Volunteers (SOLV) donated a total of 522.5 hours to the YCSO and the community which consisted of the following:

Volunteer Group Hours Donated
Civilian Volunteers 287
Explorers 22
Posse 32
Reserve Deputies 123.5
Search and Rescue 58

Events & Call-Outs

Cocopah Speedway Law Enforcement Appreciation Night
On Saturday, May 21, 2022, the Sheriff's Posse, Explorers, and civilian volunteers participated at the Cocopah Speedway Law Enforcement Appreciation Day event with a display.

45th Annual Peace Officer Memorial
On Sunday, May 15, 2022, the Sheriff's Posse participated in the F.O.P. Yuma Lodge #24 Annual Peace Officer Memorial with a riderless horse and Mounted Color Guard for the event.

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

  • Civilian Volunteers: 1 call-out for traffic control at a fatality 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:

  • No events for May

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