Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Campaign for Distracted Driving Awareness Month: “One Text or Call Could Wreck it All”


The month of April is distracted driving awareness month and the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is embarking on a social media campaign to encourage attentiveness to this deadly practice.  Unfortunately, distracted driving is not a passing fad.  It has become a trend with deadly, real consequences. Continue Reading »


Ian Packer Sentenced for Crimes

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Ian Glenn Packer (Yuma County Jail Booking Photo)

In November of last year, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release notifying citizens of their manhunt for Ian Glenn Packer.  The manhunt began after a warrant had been issued for Packer for violating a protection order.  The warrant stemmed from Packer being witnessed at the Eagle Gas Station in Yuma with a victim of a past crime in which he had been convicted earlier in the year.  This case quickly evolved into what was believed to be a possible kidnapping.  In addition to this case, Packer had 3 additional warrants with a total of 13 felony charges. Continue Reading »


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