Press Releases

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 […]

Excess Property Auction

Excess Property Auction

The Sheriff’s Office is preparing to auction off numerous items of excess property from its inventory on December 10th. The items to be auctioned are a mixture of items purchased by the county for Sheriff’s Office use that have since been retired, and property obtained through the 1033 program.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has certainly […]

Results of Operation: Purple Rain

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. 

Robb Fire Destroys 300 Acres and Residence

Robb Fire Destroys 300 Acres and Residence

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 […]

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