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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

Crime Prevention Presentations
During the month of January 2015, the YCSO conducted Crime Prevention Presentations on burglaries, identity theft, scams, the Prescription Drug Take-Back Program, and the Are You OK? Program at the following locations/events:

  • Los Amigos Neighborhood Clubhouse - January 9
  • Bureau of Reclamation, Safety Day - January 9
  • Country Roads RV Park - January 25
  • Yuma Proving Grounds, Safety Stand Down - January 29


Shangri-La RV Resort Annual BBQ
The Sheriff's Posse cooked for the annual BBQ at the Shangri-La RV Resort on Saturday, January 26th. The BBQ was attended by over 200 winter visitors.


Security, Traffic or Crowd Control
During the month of January 2015, YCSO deputies, reserve deputies and/or volunteer units provided security, traffic or crowd control for the following community events:

  • Wellton Mohawk Tractor Rodeo & BBQ - January 17th
  • Caballeros de Yuma Annual Territorial Marathon - January 31st

 

Administration Bureau

Civil Department
During the month of January 2015, the YCSO Civil Department personnel:

  • Rolled 180 fingerprints
  • Received 346 new legal documents/orders of protection
  • Served 162 legal documents/orders of protection


Records Department
During the month of January 2015, the YCSO Records Department personnel processed the following:

  • Reports merged
  • 3,680
  • Reports processed for court
  • 231
  • Victims notifications received
  • 238
  • Victims notifications attempts
  • 54
  • Impound notifications
  • 41
  • Impound releases
  • 20
  • Validations
  • 62
  • Requests for records received
  • 193
  • Requests for records completed
  • 233
  • Records checks received
  • 117
  • Records checks completed
  • 117
  • Scanned documents
  • 1,115
  • Imported documents
  • 1,148
  • Data entry
  • 270
  • Jacket consolidations
  • 43


    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 January 2015, the YCSO:

    • Registered 4 new sex offenders
    • Confirmed 3 sex offenders moved out of Yuma County
    • Received 5 sex offender address changes
    • Issued 0 community notifications
    • Conducted 41 sex offender compliance checks
    • Tracked a total of 384 sex offenders in Yuma County

    Detention Bureau

    During the month of January 2015, the YCSO Detention Bureau:

    • Processed an average of 22 bookings per day
    • Processed an average of 19 releases per day

    During this period, the average daily inmate population was 535, of which:

    • 461 were adult males
    • 72 were adult females
    • 2 were juvenile males
    • 84 are sentenced inmates

    Patrol Bureau

    During the month of January 2015, the YCSO received an average of 283 calls for service per day.

    Total calls for service: 8,786

    Traffic Related Incidents

    • 109 traffic collisions
      • 1 fatal collision
      • 35 injury collisions
      • 1 injury collision alcohol related
      • 49 non injury collisions
      • 1 non injury collision alcohol related
      • 22 private property collisions
    • 93 traffic citations
    • 5 DUI citations
    • 334 traffic incidents
    • 40 repair orders
    • 253 traffic warnings


    Foothills Substation
    The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 22 calls for service and 24 walk-in customers per day during the month of January 2015. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:

    • Received 682 calls for service, of which 207 required a deputy
    • Received 752 walk in customers, of which 230 required a deputy
    • Rolled 32 fingerprints
    • Served 4 sets of civil/legal documents
    • Served 3 Orders of Protection/Injunctions Against Harassment
    • Processed 12 Public Records/Report Requests
    • Collected $2,190.73 in delinquent personal property taxes


    Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
    During the month of January 2015, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 3 search warrants and made a total of 31 arrests which consisted of the following:

    • Drug Related Offenses: 26 arrests
      • Possession: 15 arrests
        • 10 for possession of Marijuana
        • 3 for possession of Methamphetamine
        • 2 for possession of paraphernalia
      • Sales/Distribution: 3 arrests
        • 2 for sales of Methamphetamine
        • 1 for sales of Heroin
      • Transportation: 8 arrests
        • 6 for transportation of Marijuana
        • 1 for transportation of Methamphetamine
        • 1 for transportation of liquid Methamphetamine

    • Non-Drug Related Offenses: 5 arrests
      • 3 arrests on warrants
      • 2 traffic related

    Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

    • 25 adult males
    • 6 adult females

    Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $1,302,449.20 and consisted of the following:

    Type of Drugs Amount Seized Street Value
    Heroin .3 g $22.50
    Marijuana 610.82 lbs $290,139.50
    Methamphetamine 11,393.09 g $911,447.20
    Liquid Methamphetamine 6.63 gallons $99,450.00
    Misc. pills 139 ea $1,390.00

    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:

    • 2 vehicles
    • 44 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items

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