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.

Administration Bureau

Civil Department
During the month of December 2020, the YCSO Civil Department personnel provided the following services:

  • Fingerprinting: 0 (service has been suspended due to COVID)
  • Civil Process Service
    • Received 263 legal documents for service
    • Served 183 legal documents

Records Department
During the month of December 2020, the YCSO Records Department personnel processed the following:

Reports merged 2384
Reports processed for court 267
Victims notifications received 153
Impounded vehicles 3
Impound releases 7
Validations 0
Public Records/Report Requests completed 252
Local Record Checks completed 101
Scanned/imported documents 3092
Data entry 378
Jacket consolidations 119

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 2020, the YCSO:

  • Registered 0 new sex offenders
  • Confirmed 1 sex offender moved out of Yuma County
  • Received 7 sex offender updates (includes address changes, employment changes, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Issued 0 community notifications
  • Conducted 12 sex offender compliance checks
  • Tracked a total of 271 sex offenders currently living in Yuma County
    • Level 1: 159
    • Level 2: 55
    • Level 3: 57
  • Tracked 8 sex offenders incarcerated in the Yuma County Detention Center
Detention Bureau
During the month of December 2020, the average daily inmate population was 436, of which:
  • 359 were adult males
  • 76 were adult females
  • 1 was a juvenile male
  • 61 are sentenced inmates

During this period, the YCSO Detention Bureau:

  • Processed an average of 12 bookings per day
  • Processed an average of 12 releases per day

A total of 369 inmates were admitted, of which:

  • 296 were adult males
  • 72 were adult females
  • 1 was a juvenile male

A total of 375 inmates were released, of which:

  • 284 were adult males
  • 90 were adult females
  • 1 was a juvenile male
Patrol Bureau
During the month of December 2020, the YCSO received an average of 298.65 calls for service per day.

Total calls for service: 9,258 (2020 Total: 115,970)

Traffic Related Incidents

  • 102 traffic collisions (2020 Total: 975)
    • 3 fatal collision (2020 Total: 12)
    • 26 injury collisions (2020 Total: 234)
    • 2 injury collisions alcohol related (2020 Total: 9)
    • 52 non injury collisions (2020 Total: 543)
    • 2 non injury collision alcohol related (2020 Total: 21)
    • 17 private property collisions (2020 Total: 156)
  • 64 traffic citations
  • 2 DUI citations
  • 174 traffic incidents
  • 64 traffic repair orders
  • 166 traffic warnings

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 December 2020, the YCSO Communications handled a total of 11,190 phone calls which consisted of the following:

Phone Calls: 11,190

  • Admin: 6,622
  • 911: 2,741
  • Outgoing: 1,827

During the month of December 2020, the YCSO Communications dispatched a total of 10,735 computer aided dispatch (CAD) calls, some of which consisted of the following:

CAD Calls:  10,735

  • Fire/EMS: 145
  • MVC: 101
  • Alarm Calls: 97
  • Animal Control: 151
  • DV: 49
  • Disturbance Calls: 22
  • Assaults: 12
  • Boating Calls: 1
  • Court Assists: 234
  • Shooting Disturbances: 22
  • Field Investigations: 20
  • Littering: 7
  • Missing Persons/RAJs: 8
  • Noise Disturbance: 147
  • Offense Against Public Order: 21
  • Public Assist: 95
  • Public Assist Medical/Suicide Attempts: 29
  • Traffic Stops/Incidents: 494 
  • Welfare Checks: 156


Yuma County Narcotics Task Force
During the month of December 2020, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) served 1 search warrant and made 9 arrests which consisted of the following:

  • Drug Related Offenses: 8 arrests

    • Transportation Arrests: 8
      • 3 Fentanyl
      • 5 Methamphetamine

  • Non-Drug Related Arrests
    • 1 traffic related arrest

Breakdown of the total number persons arrested:

  • 6 adult males
  • 3 adult females

Drug Seizures
Drugs seized by the YCNTF during this period had a street value of $741,891.80 and consisted of the following:

Type of Drugs Qty Seized Street Value
Fentanyl 1,165.73 grams $116,573.00
M30 pills (suspected Fentanyl) 6 dosage units $60.00
Methamphetamine 31,232.19 grams $624,643.80
Prescription pills 61.5 dosage units $615.00

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:

  • 24 miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items
Yuma County Sheriff's Office League of Volunteers
During the month of December 2020, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office League of Volunteers (SOLV) donated a total of 548.5 hours to the YCSO and the community which consisted of the following:

Volunteer Group Hours Donated
Civilian Volunteers 346 hours
Explorers 0 hours
Posse 24 hours
Reserve Deputies 64 hours
Search and Rescue 114.5 hours

Some of the call-outs that the SOLV members worked during the month of December 2020 were as follows:

  • Posse: 1 call-out for assistance with a livestock investigation
  • Civilian volunteers: 3 call-outs for traffic control at a fatality collisions; 2 call-outs for crime scene security; and 1 call-out for traffic control at a collision with downed power lines
  • Reserve Deputies: 2 call-outs to assist with traffic control at 2 vehicle collisions
  • Search and Rescue: 1 call-out for a body recovery in the desert; 1 call-out for an injured hiker; and 1 call-out for crime scene security

Security, Traffic or Crowd Control
In addition to the above listed events, YCSO reserve deputies and/or volunteer units provided security, traffic or crowd control for the following events:

  • Foothills Light Parade

NOTE: Normal SOLV activities have been suspended due to COVID-19

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