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.
During the month of October 2015, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office participated in the following community events:
On Saturday, October 3rd, Sheriff's Office Deputies, Posse, Search and Rescue, Explorers and volunteers participated in the GAIN event with information booths and static displays including Sheriff’s Office Patrol vehicles, Patrol Boats, Bearcat, Search and Rescue vehicles, and other equipment. The Explorers also provided “Kiddie Prints” services during the event which was held at the Target parking lot in the Yuma Palms Mall.
Otondo Fall Festival
On Saturday, October 17th, Sheriff's Office Deputies, Mounted Posse, Search and Rescue, and Explorers participated in the Otondo Fall Festival event with static displays including a Sheriff’s Office Patrol truck, Patrol Boat, Search and Rescue vehicles, and horses. The Explorers also provided “Kiddie Prints” services during the event.
Somerton Red Ribbon Parade
On Wednesday, October 21st, the Sheriff's Office participated in the Somerton Red Ribbon parade with a Sheriff's Office Patrol truck, Patrol Boat, Bearcat, Search and Rescue vehicle and Mounted Posse.
Wellton Trunk or Treat
On Friday, October 23rd, the YCSO volunteers participated in the Wellton Trunk or Treat, passing out candy to event attendees.
On Saturday, October 24th, Sheriff's Office Volunteers, Search and Rescue Unit, and Explorers participated in the Boy Scouts of America’s Scout-O-Rama event at the Yuma County Fairgrounds with an information booth and static displays. The Explorers also provided “Kiddie Prints” services during the event.
Saddle Up for St. Jude
On Saturday, October 24th, the Sheriff's Posse hosted the Saddle Up for St. Jude benefit ride at West Wetlands Park with proceeds going to the St. Jude’s Hospital. The Posse participated in the ride and also cooked for all the participants.
John Howell's Special Needs Children's River Cruise
The Yuma Valley Rod and Gun Club and Fisher's Landing hosted the annual
John Howell’s Special Needs Children’s River Cruise at Fisher’s Landing on Saturday, October 24th. The Sheriff’s Office Boat Patrol participated in this event by escorting the tour boats during the cruise and the Posse cooked hamburgers and hot dogs for the kids after the boat ride.
Mohawk Valley School Fall Festival
On Wednesday, October 28th, Sheriff's Office Deputies participated in the Mohawk Valley School Fall Festival event with static displays.
City of San Luis 2015 Founders Day Parade
On Saturday, October 31st, the Sheriff's Office participated in the San Luis Founders Day parade with a Sheriff's Office Patrol truck, Patrol boat, and Search and Rescue Unit.
Scary & Safe Trick or Treat
On Saturday, October 31st, the Sheriff's Posse participated in the "Scary & Safe Trick or Treat" at the Yuma Territorial Prison passing out candy to children attending the 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:
- Orange Grove School Festival - October 28th
- Scary & Safe Trick or Treat - October 31st
During the month of October 2015, the YCSO Civil Department personnel provided the following services:
- Fingerprinting: 159
- Civil Process Service
- Received 393 legal documents/orders of protection
- Served 156 legal documents/orders of protection
- Impounded Vehicles
- Impound notifications: 20
- Impound releases: 17
During the month of October 2015, the YCSO Records Department personnel processed the following:
Reports processed for court
Victims notifications received
Victims notifications attempts
Public Records/Report Requests received
Public Records/Report Requests completed
Local Record Checks received
Local Record Checks completed
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 2015, the YCSO:
- Registered 2 new sex offender
- Confirmed 0 sex offenders moved out of Yuma County
- Received 15 sex offender address changes
- Issued 1 community notification
- Conducted 27 sex offender compliance checks
- Tracked a total of 394 sex offenders in Yuma County
During the month of October 2015, the YCSO Detention Bureau:
- Processed an average of 18 bookings per day
- Processed an average of 18 releases per day
During this period, the average daily inmate population was 506, of which:
- 420 were adult males
- 83 were adult females
- 3 were a juvenile males
- 82 are sentenced inmates
During the month of October 2015, the YCSO received an average of 286 calls for service per day.
Total calls for service: 8,867
Traffic Related Incidents
- 74 traffic collisions
- 12 injury collisions
- 1 injury collision alcohol related
- 42 non injury collisions
- 2 non injury collisions alcohol related
- 17 private property collisions
- 102 traffic citations
- 1 DUI citation
- 241 traffic incidents
- 54 traffic repair orders
- 234 traffic warnings
The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 22 calls for service and 19 walk-in customers per day during the month of October 2015. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel and deputies:
- Received 672 calls for service, of which 199 required a deputy
- Received 596 walk in customers, of which 162 required a deputy
- Rolled 25 fingerprints
- Served 12 sets of legal documents
- Served 4 Orders of Protection/Injunctions Against Harassment
- Processed 5 Public Records/Report Requests
- Collected $1,597.34 in delinquent personal property taxes
Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of October 2015, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 3 search warrants and made a total of 27 arrests which consisted of the following:
- Drug Related Offenses: 25 arrests
- Possession Arrests: 12
- 11 for possession of Marijuana
- 1 for possession of drug paraphernalia
- Manufacturing Arrests: 2
- 2 for manufacturing a dangerous drug (LSD)
- Sales Arrests: 7
- 1 for sale of Heroin
- 4 for sales of Marijuana
- 2 for sales of Methamphetamine
- Transportation Arrests: 4
- 4 for transportation of Marijuana
- Non-Drug Related Offenses: 2 arrests
Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:
- 20 adult males
- 7 adult females
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $210,647.00 and consisted of the following:
|Type of Drugs
Seized Drugs Pending Lab Results
- Liquid Meth
- 13 vials of black liquid
- 3 cereal treats suspected to be laced with narcotics
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:
- 41 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
- $3,393.29 in U.S. currency
- 19 firearms
- 2 vehicles
Sheriff’s Office League of Volunteer Employees (S.O.L.V.E.):
During the month of October 2015, the Sheriff’s Office League of Volunteer Employees (S.O.L.V.E.) donated a total of 648.50 hours to the Yuma County community.
- Sheriff's Posse: 205 hrs
- Reserve Deputies: 18 hrs
- Search & Rescue: 124.75 hrs
- Volunteers: 300.75 hrs
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