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

2016 Community Health and Wellness Fair
On Thursday, November 3rd, YCSO Sgt. Ryland Croutch participated in the Community Health and Wellness Fair at the Arizona Market Place along with the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Sgt. Croutch provided information on the Are You OK? Program, crime prevention and various scams.

City of San Luis Founders Day Parade
On Saturday, November 5th, the YCSO participated in the San Luis Founders Day parade with a YCSO Patrol truck and Patrol boat.

American Legion Post 19, Veterans Day Parade
On Friday, November 11th, the YCSO participated in the American Legion Post 19 Veterans Day parade with a YCSO Patrol truck, Patrol boat, YCSO Color Guard, Sheriff's Explorers Color Guard, Sheriff’s Mounted Posse Color Guard and Sheriff’s Mounted Posse. Sheriff Leon Wilmot also participated with his 1953 M38A1 Military Jeep.

VFW Post 6790 Veterans Day Parade (Wellton)
On Friday, November 11th, the YCSO participated in the Wellton Veterans Day parade with a YCSO Patrol truck, Patrol boat and Sheriff's Posse truck.

Desert Mesa Elementary School Fall Festival
On Friday, November 18th, the Sheriff's Office Boat Patrol, Mounted Posse, Search and Rescue, and Explorers participated in the Desert Mesa Fall Festival with static displays including a Sheriff’s Office Patrol truck, Airboat, Search and Rescue vehicles, and horses. The Explorers also provided “Kiddie Prints” services during the event.

Gowan Academy Fall Festival
On Saturday, November 19th, the Sheriff's Office Boat Patrol, Mounted Posse, and Search and Rescue Unit participated in the Gowan Academy Fall Festival with static displays including a Sheriff’s Office Patrol truck, Airboat, Search and Rescue vehicles and emergency equipment, and horses.

Yuma County Adoption Day
On Saturday, November 19th, the Sheriff's Office Explorers participated in this event with a Kiddie Prints booth. The Explorers also donned the Eddie Eagle and McGruff the Crime Dog costumes for this event, which was held at the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center.

St. Jude's Charity Trail Ride
On Saturday, November 19th, the Sheriff's Posse hosted the 5th Annual Saddle Up for St. Jude’s Charity Trail Ride which went from the West Wetland park to the East Wetlands park and back. All donations from the ride were forwarded to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

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:

  • General Elections Polling sites - November 8th
  • VFW Post 6790 Veteran’s Day Parade (Wellton) - November 11th
  • 26th Annual Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival - November 12th & 13th
  • Area Walmarts Black Friday Events - November 24th
  • 10th Annual Josefina Yepez Cancer Walk-A-Thon - November 26th
  • Ken & Betty Borland Holiday Pageant & Tower Lighting - November 26th


Administration Bureau

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

  • Fingerprinting: 123

  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 331 legal documents/orders of protection
    • Served 171 legal documents/orders of protection

  • Impounded Vehicles
    • Impound notifications: 13
    • Impound releases: 8

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

Reports merged 1,469
Reports processed for court 282
Victims notifications received 200
Victims notifications attempts 35
Validations 153
Public Records/Report Requests received 224
Public Records/Report Requests completed 287
Local Record Checks received 127
Local Record Checks completed 125
Scanned documents 3,383
Imported documents 2,994
Data entry 194
Jacket consolidations 79

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 November 2016, the YCSO:

  • Registered 7 new sex offenders
  • Confirmed 1 sex offender moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 31 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 0 community notifications
  • Conducted 27 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 419 sex offenders in Yuma County
  • Tracked 8 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center


Detention Bureau
During the month of November 2016, the YCSO Detention Bureau:
  • Processed an average of 19 bookings per day
  • Processed an average of 18 releases per day

During this period, the average daily inmate population was 406, of which:

  • 333 were adult males
  • 72 were adult females
  • 0 were juvenile males
  • 1 was a juvenile female
  • 74 are sentenced inmates


Patrol Bureau
During the month of November 2016, the YCSO received an average of 279 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 8,387

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 66 traffic collisions
    • 13 injury collisions
    • 3 injury collisions alcohol related
    • 36 non injury collisions
    • 3 non injury collisions alcohol related
    • 11 private property collisions
  • 90 traffic citations
  • 0 DUI citation
  • 188 traffic incidents
  • 82 traffic repair orders
  • 285 traffic warnings


Foothills Substation
The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 18 calls for service and 18 walk-in customers per day during the month of November 2016. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:

  • Received 541 calls for service, of which 179 required a deputy
  • Received 563 walk in customers, of which 152 required a deputy
  • Rolled 22 fingerprints
  • Served 3 sets of legal documents
  • Served 4 Orders of Protection/Injunction Against Harassment
  • Collected $3,525.04 in delinquent personal property taxes


Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of November 2016, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 2 search warrants and made a total of 20 arrests which consisted of the following:

  • Drug Related Offenses: 19 arrests
    • Contraband Arrests: 1
    • Possession Arrests: 3
      • 1 for possession of Heroin
      • 1 for possession of Marijuana
      • 1 for possession of Methamphetamine
    • Sales Arrests: 2
      • 2 for sales of Methamphetamine
    • Transportation Arrests: 13
      • 12 for transportation of Marijuana
      • 1 for transportation of Methamphetamine

  • Non Drug Related Offenses: 1 arrest
    • 1 traffic related arrest

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 17 adult males
  • 3 adult females

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $171,302.25 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Heroin 4.1 g $287.00
Marijuana 390.25 lbs $154,148.75
Methamphetamine 277.63 g $13,881.50
Prescription pills 298.5 ea $2,985.00


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:

  • 30 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
  • $1,631.00 in U.S. currency
  • 2 firearms
  • 1 vehicle


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