Sheriff’s Office Awarded “America’s Farmers Grow Communities” Grant from Local Farmer/Rancher

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June 12, 2018 – Yuma County farmer and rancher Nikki Weathers directed a $2,500 donation to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities grant, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.  As part of its mission towards continued impact on local drug trade, the Sheriff’s Office intends to earmark the funds for use by the agency’s K9 Unit, which has been funded completely absent of taxpayer dollars. “Agriculture is the core of our community,” says Sheriff Chad Day.  “We are extremely grateful to Nikki Weathers, and the Monsanto Fund, for supporting our efforts towards keeping Yuma County an excellent place to live and do business.”

The America’s Farmers campaign highlights the importance of modern US Agriculture through communications and community outreach programs that partner with farmers to impact rural America. To learn more, visit America’s Farmers at www.AmericasFarmers.com

Boggess and Sizemore Convicted for 2017 Marijuana Grow

  • Clifton Boggess Clifton Boggess Yuma County Sheriff's Office Booking Photo
  • Connie Sizemore Connie Sizemore Yuma County Sheriff's Office Booking Photo

     

May 7, 2018 – Clifton Boggess (55) and Connie Sizemore (48) have both been convicted in Yuma County District Court for their involvement in the 2017 case where the Sheriff’s Office dismantled a marijuana grow at their residence south of Yuma.  The grow contained over 1,700 plants and 2 pounds of finished marijuana product.  Faulty wiring that powered the grow’s high-powered lighting ballasts, fans and hydroponic systems led to a structure fire at the residence last June. Continue Reading »

Sheriff’s Office Has New Tool For Safely Ending Pursuits

April 26, 2018 – Running from the law in Yuma County just got a little bit harder this week thanks to a new device called the Grappler.  The Grappler, manufactured by Stock Enterprises of Peoria, Arizona, is a pursuit intervention device that stops a vehicle actively fleeing from deputies through the deployment of a capturing device mounted on the front of the patrol vehicle.  The device looks like a standard ranch-style grill guard (replacing the grill guards that are already added to a patrol vehicle upfit), but unfolds electronically to present a net that captures the rear wheel of the fleeing vehicle, locking up the rear axle and thereby disabling it. Continue Reading »

Deputies Arrest Violent Subject

Scott Brunswig – Yuma County Jail Booking Photo

April 23, 2018 – At approximately 8:45 this morning, Deputy Baldwin encountered a male acting suspiciously in front of the Wray High School.  The male, identified as 50-year old Scott Brunswig of Wray, was flailing his arms and yelling.  Deputy Baldwin contacted Brunswig in order to see if there was some sort of problem.  Upon contact, Brunswig suddenly attempted to strike Deputy Baldwin in the face with a closed fist and took off running towards the school.  Deputy Baldwin immediately radioed to the WY Communications Center to have the school put on lock-down. Continue Reading »