2016 Christmas Cash Giveaway

Several generous donors reached into their pockets this year and asked us to help them spread some Christmas cheer. Our deputies worked diligently to identify people during various contacts who could use a little cash infusion this Christmas.  Some people were given cash instead of simple warnings for minor traffic violations, some people were approached in local businesses and some residents received a random knock on their door only to find a Deputy handing them cash. Here is just a little snippet of the encounters we had.

WANTED: Israel Negrete


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Colorado Department of Corrections in locating and apprehending wanted fugitive Israel Negrete.

Negrete is wanted by the Colorado Department of Corrections for Felony Escape. He has been spotted in Yuma, Eckley, and Wray. Negrete is believed to be accompanied by a 19-year-old white female in a dark gray Toyota 4-door sedan with Washington State license plates.

Please call 911 and do not approach Negrete if you spot him, he has made threats towards law enforcement in the past.

Results of Operation: Purple Rain


In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office created Operation: Purple Rain in a focused effort to locate and apprehend domestic violence suspects with outstanding warrants.  Continue Reading »

Robb Fire Destroys 300 Acres and Residence

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At approximately 12:41 PM on October 31st, the Wray Fire Department was dispatched to a grass fire in the area of Highway 34 and County Road Z.  Brisk winds caused the fire to quickly spread, requiring additional resources to respond from the Wauneta, Yuma, Vernon, Eckley, and Wages Fire Departments.  The fire was later named the Robb Fire by the Yuma County Office of Emergency Management. Continue Reading »