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 April 2024, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office participated in the following community events:

Scam & Home Safety Presentation at Golden Corral

On April 1, 2024, YCSO Volunteer William Groombridge conducted a Scam & Home Safety Presentation at Golden Corral.

Scam & Home Safety Presentation at Ace Hardware

On April 13, 2024, Deputy Angel Zavala and YCSO Volunteer William Groombridge conducted a Scam & Home Safety Presentation at Ace Hardware. They discussed scam prevention, home safety tips, and vacation notifications.

National Work Zone Awareness

On April 17, 2024, Sr. Deputy Brandon Pike, Deputies Jairo Cardenas and Misael Meza participated in the National Work Zone Awareness hosted at Cibola High School.

ADOT Spring Highway Cleanup

On April 20, 2024, Yuma County Sheriff's Office personnel and volunteers participated in the ADOT Spring Highway Clean Up.


Detention at AmeriSchools

On April 23-24th, Detention Staff conducted a safety presentation at AmeriSchools that emphasized safety tips, anti-bullying strategies, and the significance of making responsible decisions.

Law Enforcement Torch Run

On April 25, 2024, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office participated in the 2024 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Dia De Los Ninos

On April 27, 2024, Detention Staff participated in the Dia De Los Ninos event hosted at Council Avenue Park in Somerton, AZ.

Safety Presentation at Valley Horizon School

On April 30, 2024, YCSO Volunteers conducted a Safety Presentation at Valley Horizon School.


Administration Bureau


Civil Department

During the month of April 2024, the YCSO Civil Department personnel provided the following services:
  • Fingerprinting: 123
  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 491 legal documents for service
    • Served 252 legal documents

Records Department

During the month of April 2024, the YCSO Records Department personnel processed the following:

Reports merged 2,089
Reports processed for court 143
Victim notifications received 369
Impounded vehicles 3
Impound releases 6
Validations 100
Public Records Requests completed 346
Local Record Checks completed 189
Scanned/Imported documents 4,040
Data entry 576
Jacket consolidations 19

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 2024, the YCSO:
  • Registered 5 new offenders
  • Confirmed 10 sex offenders moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 60 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 2 community notifications
  • Conducted 55 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 332 sex offenders currently living in Yuma County

    • Pending Level assessment: 1
    • Level 1: 183
    • Level 2: 81
    • Level 3: 67
  • Tracked 10 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center
 

Detention Bureau

During the month of April 2024, the average daily inmate population was 420, of which:
  • 345 were adult males
  • 75 were adult females
  • 37 are sentenced inmates

During this period, the YCSO Detention Bureau:

  • Processed an average of 14 bookings per day
  • Processed an average of 15 releases per day

A total of 429 inmates were admitted, of which:

  • 323 were adult males
  • 105 were adult females
  • 1 was a juvenile male

A total of 471 inmates were released, of which:

  • 351 were adult males
  • 120 were adult females
 

Patrol Bureau

During the month of April 2024, the YCSO received an average of 351 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 10,537 (YTD: 47,452)

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 77 traffic collisions
    • 0 fatal collisions (YTD: 7)
    • 0 fatal collisions alcohol related (YTD: 0)
    • 20 injury collisions (YTD: 103)
    • 1 injury collisions alcohol related (YTD: 2)
    • 43 non injury collisions (YTD: 232)
    • 1 non injury collisions alcohol related (YTD: 9)
    • 12 private property collisions (YTD: 62)
  • 173 traffic citations (YTD: 505)
  • 4 DUI citations (YTD: 20)
  • 187 traffic incidents (YTD: 790)
  • 99 traffic repair orders (YTD: 477)
  • 337 traffic warnings (YTD: 1,207)

Foothills Substation

The YCSO Foothills Substation received an average of 12 walk-in customers per day (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays) during the month of April 2024. During this period, Foothills Substation personnel processed the following:

Vacation notifications 196
Public Records Requests received 10
Public Records Requests completed 0
Local Record Checks received 0
Local Record Checks completed 0
Orders of Protection received 0
Orders of Protection served 0
Civil documents received 3
Civil documents served 0
Fingerprints 15
Notary Public 13
Tax payments received 0


Communications Department (Dispatch)

The YCSO Communications Department not only dispatches for the Sheriff’s Office, but they also dispatch calls for the Yuma County Animal Control, Wellton Police Department, Tacna Fire Department, Martinez Lake Fire Department, and Tri-Valley Ambulance.

During the month of April 2024, the YCSO Communications handled a total of 11,963 phone calls which consisted of the following:

  • 911 calls: 2,306
  • Admin calls: 7,904
  • Outgoing calls: 1,753

During this same period, the YCSO Communications dispatched a total of 11,689 computer aided dispatch (CAD) calls as follows:

  • YCSO: 11,177
  • Other agencies: 512

Yuma County Narcotics Task Force

During the month of April 2024, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 3 search warrants and made 7 arrests which consisted of the following:
  • Drug Related Offenses: 17 (some arrests had multiple charges)

    • Distribution/Sales Arrests: 3
      • 2 Fentanyl
      • 1 Methamphetamine
    • Possession Arrests: 14
      • 7 Drug Paraphernalia
      • 5 Fentanyl
      • 2 Methamphetamine

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 5 males
  • 2 females

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $5,761.00 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Fentanyl 999 pills $4,995.00
Methamphetamine 31.11 grams $622.00
Heroin 2.0 grams $100.00
Tramadol 11 pills $44.00

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:

  • 38 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
 

Yuma County Sheriff’s Office League of Volunteers

During the month of April 2024, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office League of Volunteers (SOLV) donated a total of 622.5 hours to the YCSO and the community which consisted of the following:

Volunteer Group Hours Donated
Civilian Volunteers 243.5
Explorers 34
Posse 153
Reserve Deputies 68
Search and Rescue 124

Events & Call-Outs

Call-Outs: Some of the call-outs that the SOLV members worked during the month of April were as follows:

  • No call outs for any of the SOLV units this month.

Events: Some of the events that the SOLV members participated in during the month of April were as follows:

  • Explorers: Kiddie Prints at Hunter's Army Event - April 6th
  • Posse: Treasurer's Office Conference - April 11th
  • Posse: YUHSD Law Enforcement Class BBQ - April 26th

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:
  • Yuma County Fair - April 2-7th
  • Treasurer's Office Conference - April 11th
 

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