Press Releases

Two Men Arrested in Kirk Area Hay Bale Thefts

On September 18th the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of stolen large round hay bales in the Kirk area.  A total of 4 separate victims, all from the Kirk area, reported a total loss of approximately 40 hay bales worth over $2,000. 

Sheriff’s Office 2017 Budget Proposal

On 9/14/16 Sheriff Chad Day and Undersheriff Adam Wills presented the 2017 budget proposal to the Yuma County Board of Commissioners. Sheriff Day believes that posting this budget for public access is an important measure of transparency. He believes the public deserves to know what we’re requesting and why. You will quickly recognize that the […]

Rocky Mountain HIDTA Releases Latest Statistics on Marijuana Use in Colorado

This week, the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) released it’s fourth report in a series dating back to 2012 called Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact.  The latest report is brief in comparison to some of it’s predecessors but contains some updated statistical information in areas such as impaired driving, adult vs. […]

Rivera Sentenced in 2012 Sex Assault on 14/yo Girl

Rivera Sentenced in 2012 Sex Assault on 14/yo Girl

On August 1st Jose Carmen Rivera-Leija was sentenced in the 2012 forcible sexual assault of a then 14-year-old girl that occurred at a party in Yuma County.  After spending 3 years and 19 days evading capture, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Rivera in Kingfisher, Oklahoma on July 20th, 2015.  Rivera’s capture was the product […]