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 2016, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office participated in the following community events:

Neighborhood Watch Presentation
On Sunday, December 11th, YCSO Sgt. Ryland Croutch conducted a Neighborhood Watch presentation to approximately 30 neighborhood residents in the area of Avenue B and 4th Street.

City of Yuma Outdoor Living Expo
On Saturday, December 3rd, the YCSO Boat Patrol participated in the Outdoor Living Expo with the YCSO Patrol trucks and Patrol boats. The deputies provided presentations on water safety and the Arizona Boating laws. The event was held at the Desert Sun Stadium.

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:

  • El Toro Bowl - December 3rd
  • Immaculate Conception Church 150th Anniversary event - December 8th
  • Community Christian Church Living Christmas Tree Event - December 11th & 14th thru 18th
  • Orange Grove Elementary School La Posada event - December 14th
  • Foothills Light Parade - December 16th thru 18th
  • Somerton Tamale Festival - December 17th
  • Christmas Eve Store Closings at area Walmarts - December 24th


Administration Bureau

Civil Department
During the month of December 2016, the YCSO Civil Department personnel provided the following services:

  • Fingerprinting: 108

  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 402 legal documents/orders of protection
    • Served 133 legal documents/orders of protection

  • Impounded Vehicles
    • Impound notifications: 24
    • Impound releases: 23

Records Department
During the month of December 2016, the YCSO Records Department personnel processed the following:

Reports merged 1,257
Reports processed for court 313
Victims notifications received 208
Victims notifications attempts 30
Validations 153
Public Records/Report Requests received 127
Public Records/Report Requests completed 139
Local Record Checks received 106
Local Record Checks completed 106
Scanned documents 2,127
Imported documents 2,850
Data entry 338
Jacket consolidations 30

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 2016, the YCSO:

  • Registered 3 new sex offenders
  • Confirmed 0 sex offender moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 20 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 2 community notifications
  • Conducted 41 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 422 sex offenders in Yuma County
  • Tracked 6 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center


Detention Bureau
During the month of December 2016, the YCSO Detention Bureau:
  • Processed an average of 17 bookings per day
  • Processed an average of 18 releases per day

During this period, the average daily inmate population was 401, of which:

  • 334 were adult males
  • 66 were adult females
  • 0 were juvenile males
  • 1 was a juvenile female
  • 69 are sentenced inmates


Patrol Bureau
During the month of December 2016, the YCSO received an average of 332 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 10,306

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 93 traffic collisions
    • 29 injury collisions
    • 1 injury collision alcohol related
    • 50 non injury collisions
    • 13 private property collisions
  • 90 traffic citations
  • 3 DUI citations
  • 202 traffic incidents
  • 76 traffic repair orders
  • 267 traffic warnings


Foothills Substation
The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 20 calls for service and 21 walk-in customers per day during the month of December 2016. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:

  • Received 632 calls for service, of which 203 required a deputy
  • Received 662 walk in customers, of which 204 required a deputy
  • Rolled 23 fingerprints
  • Served 4 sets of legal documents
  • Served 1 Order of Protection/Injunction Against Harassment
  • Processed 9 public record/report requests
  • Collected $820.10 in delinquent personal property taxes

January through December 2016 Stats:

  • Received 6,587 calls for service, of which 2,019 required a deputy
  • Received 7,984 walk in customers, of which 2,020 required a deputy
  • Rolled 403 fingerprints
  • Served 41 sets of legal documents
  • Served 32 Orders of Protection/Injunction Against Harassment
  • Processed 84 public record/report requests
  • Collected $32,579.08 in delinquent personal property taxes


Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of December 2016, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 3 search warrants and made a total of 18 arrests which consisted of the following:

  • Drug Related Offenses: 18 arrests
    • Cultivation/Production: 2
      • Marijuana
    • Possession Arrests: 12
      • 10 for possession of Marijuana
      • 1 for possession of Methamphetamine
      • 1 for drug paraphernalia
    • Sales Arrests: 1
      • 1 for sales of Heroin
    • Transportation Arrests: 3
      • 3 for transportation of Methamphetamine

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 17 adult males
  • 1 adult female

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $49,453.50 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Heroin 3 g $210.00
Marijuana 200 g $3,000.00
Marijuana plants 13 plants $100.00
Methamphetamine 922.87 g $46,143.50


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:

  • 29 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
  • $332.00 in U.S. currency
  • 1 firearm


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