The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has been stepping up its fugitive apprehension efforts. Several months ago the Sheriff’s Office began updating their records of active arrest warrants into a digital records management database. This is the same program that patrol Deputies use for completing their reports. The patrol Deputies recently gained mobile access to this system after the Sheriff’s Office reached an agreement with Viaero Wireless to provide them with free tablets. Sheriff Chad Day says that now, his Deputies have access to information on active county warrants and offender photographs wherever they find themselves within the county.
Many of you may have noticed the increased presence on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page in recent months with their popular “Fugitive Friday” wanted posters. “The Facebook page has been very successful at helping us to solicit public assistance in locating some of our county’s wanted fugitives,” reports Sheriff Day. “To date we have apprehended 3 fugitives based upon tips from citizens via our Facebook page and we have received numerous tips on other fugitives that may lead to their apprehension in the near future.” Continue Reading »