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

Yuma County Fair - Kiddie Prints
The YCSO volunteers and Explorers conducted a Kiddie Prints detail during the Yuma County Fair. The Explorers printed a total of 191 kids from March 29th through April 3rd.

Sexual Assault Awareness Run
On April 7th, the YCSO motor officers participated in the 4th Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Run which was sponsored by the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. The run started at MCAS and included riders from MCAS and YPG, as well as motor units from the Yuma Police Department, and the San Luis Police Department. Riders stopped at Amberly’s Place then went on to the American Legion for breakfast and raffle prizes. This year’s ride had the most participants as the awareness continues to increase.

Crime Prevention Presentation
On Monday, April 11th, Sgt. Ryland Croutch conducted a Crime Prevention presentation during a Kiwanis Club monthly meeting.

The Healing Journey - 3rd Annual Celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month
On Friday, April 15th, the Sheriff's Office along with the YCSO Explorers conducted a Kiddie Prints detail during The Healing Journey 3rd Annual Celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month event which was held at Sanguinetti Memorial Park.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
The Sheriff’s Office participated in the Drug Enforcement Agency's "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" on Saturday, April 30th. A drop off station was set up at the Foothills Substation from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Approximately 160 pounds of unused or expired medications were dropped off at this site.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day
On Saturday, April 30th, the Sheriff's Posse participated in the Yuma Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day event with horses for the kids to enjoy. The event was held at the YMCA parking lot from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Security, Traffic or Crowd Control
During the month of April 2016, YCSO deputies, reserve deputies and/or volunteer units provided security, traffic or crowd control for the following events:

  • Yuma County Fair - April 1-3
  • Yuma Territorial Prison Run - April 15-17
  • Relay for Life Walk-a-Thon - April 30th


Administration Bureau

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

  • Fingerprinting: 130
  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 337 legal documents/orders of protection
    • Served 156 legal documents/orders of protection
  • Impounded Vehicles
    • Impound notifications: 15
    • Impound releases: 5

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

Reports merged 2,021
Reports processed for court 272
Victims notifications received 139
Victims notifications attempts 24
Validations 158
Public Records/Report Requests received 229
Public Records/Report Requests completed 316
Local Record Checks received 138
Local Record Checks completed 130
Scanned documents 1,084
Imported documents 1,164
Data entry 275
Jacket consolidations 218

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 April 2016, the YCSO:

  • Registered 3 new sex offender
  • Confirmed 1 sex offender moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 60 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 0 community notifications
  • Conducted 29 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 404 sex offenders in Yuma County
  • Tracked 9 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center


Detention Bureau
During the month of April 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 461, of which:

  • 391 were adult males
  • 69 were adult females
  • 1 was a juvenile male
  • 66 are sentenced inmates


Patrol Bureau
During the month of April 2016, the YCSO received an average of 290 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 8,703

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 63 traffic collisions
    • 17 injury collisions
    • 38 non injury collisions
    • 2 non injury collisions alcohol related
    • 6 private property collisions
  • 88 traffic citations
  • 5 DUI citations
  • 177 traffic incidents
  • 38 traffic repair orders
  • 210 traffic warnings

Foothills Substation
The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 17 calls for service and 34 walk-in customers per day during the month of April 2016. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:

  • Received 520 calls for service, of which 152 required a deputy
  • Received 1,020 walk in customers, of which 149 required a deputy
  • Rolled 37 fingerprints
  • Served 1 set of legal documents
  • Served 3 Orders of Protection/Injunction Against Harassment
  • Processed 12 Public Records/Report Requests
  • Collected $2,210.89 in delinquent personal property taxes

Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of April 2016, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 2 search warrants and made a total of 5 arrests which consisted of the following:

  • Drug Related Offenses: 3 arrests
    • Possession Arrests: 2
      • 1 for possession of Marijuana
      • 1 for possession of drug paraphernalia
    • Sales Arrests: 1
      • 1 for sale of Methamphetamine

  • Non-Drug Related Offenses: 2 arrests
      • 2 traffic related arrests

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 2 adult males
  • 3 adult females

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $1,772.70 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Marijuana 91.78 g $1,376.70
Methamphetamine 6.6 g $396.00

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:

  • 32 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items


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