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 2021, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office participated in the following community events:

Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods (G.A.I.N.) Event
On Saturday, October 9th, Sheriff’s Office Boat Patrol Deputies, Posse, and volunteers participated in the GAIN event with information booths and static displays including Sheriff's Office Patrol vehicles, Patrol Boat, Bearcat, and other equipment. The event was held at the Target parking lot in the Yuma Palms Mall.

FTS Automotive & New Mountain Church Yuma Community Fall Festival
On Friday, October 30th, the Sheriff’s Office Explorers participated in the FTS Automotive Fall Festival by providing “Kiddie Prints” services during the event.

Gila Mountain Church Trunk or Treat
On Saturday, October 30th, the YCSO volunteers participated in the Gila Mountain Church Trunk or Treat, passing out candy to event attendees.

11th Annual Scary & Safe Trick or Treat
On Monday, October 31st, the Sheriff’s Posse 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 2021, the YCSO Civil Department personnel provided the following services:

  • Fingerprinting: 71
  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 341 legal documents for service
    • Served 329 legal documents

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

Reports merged 2233
Reports processed for court 192
Victims notifications received 189
Impounded vehicles 2
Impound releases 5
Validations 53
Public Records/Report Requests completed 337
Local Record Checks completed 147
Scanned/imported documents 2350
Data entry 344
Jacket consolidations 83

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 2021, the YCSO:

  • Registered 7 new sex offenders
  • Confirmed 0 sex offenders moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 30 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 0 community notifications
  • Conducted 65 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 288 sex offenders currently living in Yuma County
    • Pending Level assessment: 4
    • Level 1: 161
    • Level 2: 59
    • Level 3: 64
  • Tracked 10 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center
Detention Bureau
During the month of October 2021, the average daily inmate population was 447, of which:
  • 359 were adult males
  • 85 were adult females
  • 3 were juvenile males
  • 42 are sentenced inmates

During this period, the YCSO Detention Bureau:

  • Processed an average of 13 bookings per day
  • Processed an average of 13 releases per day

A total of 414 inmates were admitted, of which:

  • 322 were adult males
  • 90 were adult females
  • 2 were juvenile males

A total of 396 inmates were released, of which:

  • 300 were adult males
  • 95 were adult females
  • 1 was a juvenile male
Patrol Bureau
During the month of October 2021, the YCSO received an average of 271 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 8,414 (YTD: 87,875)

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 101 traffic collisions
    • 3 fatal collisions (YTD: 12)
    • 27 injury collisions (YTD: 181)
    • 1 injury collision alcohol related (YTD: 10)
    • 52 non injury collisions (YTD: 428)
    • 1 non injury collision alcohol related (YTD: 9)
    • 17 private property collisions (YTD: 139)
  • 22 traffic citations (YTD: 540)
  • 3 DUI citations (YTD: 18)
  • 181 traffic incidents (YTD: 1,704)
  • 67 traffic repair orders (YTD: 572)
  • 100 traffic warnings (YTD: 1,413)

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 October 2021, the YCSO Communications handled a total of 11,023 phone calls which consisted of the following:

Phone Calls: 11,023

  • 911: 2,670
  • Admin: 6,614
  • Outgoing: 1,739

During this same period, the YCSO Communications dispatched a total of 9,096 computer aided dispatch (CAD) calls as follows:

  • YCSO: 8,598
  • Other agencies: 498


Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of October 2021, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 2 search warrants and made 4 arrests which consisted of the following:

  • Drug Related Offenses: 4 arrests

    • Distribution/Sales Arrests: 2
      • 1 Fentanyl
      • 1 THC
    • Possession Arrests: 2
      • 1 Fentanyl
      • 1 Methamphetamine

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 2 adult males
  • 1 adult female
  • 1 juvenile male

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $152,994.00 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Fentanyl 241 pills $2,410.00
Heroin 6.61 pounds $149,912.00
Methamphetamine 8.85 grams $177.00
THC cartridges 11 units $495.00

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
  • $790.00 in U.S. currency
  • 16 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
Yuma County Sheriff's Office League of Volunteers
During the month of October 2021, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office League of Volunteers (SOLV) donated a total of 1,150 hours to the YCSO and the community which consisted of the following:

Volunteer Group Hours Donated
Civilian Volunteers 591 hours
Explorers 34 hours
Posse 133 hours
Reserve Deputies 200.5 hours
Search and Rescue 191.5 hours

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

  • Civilian volunteers: 2 call-outs for traffic control at fatality collisions; and 1 call-out to assist with traffic control at an injury collision.
  • Search and Rescue: worked the DEA Drug Take-Back event; and 1 call-out to assist with traffic control at a fatality collision.
  • Reserve Deputies: worked the DEA Drug Take-Back event.

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 Fall Festival - October 15th-October 23rd
  • Mayor’s Bi-National Bike Ride - October 23rd
  • Orange Grove School Festival - October 27th
  • 11th Annual Scary & Safe Trick or Treat - October 31st

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