Archived Releases

Undersheriff Issues Report on Marijuana Victimization

With the year coming to a close, our state has logged its first year with recreational marijuana in full operation.  Everyone has their own opinions about how successful or unsuccessful it has been, yet most of the focus has been on what detrimental effects marijuana does or doesn’t have on the individual who uses it, […]

Sheriff’s Office Captures Pedro Hernandez; Wanted by the FBI

Yuma County Jail Booking Photo; Pedro Hernandez On Wednesday, December 3rd a Yuma County Sheriff’s Deputy was investigating a report of some loose horses near County Road B and County Road 47.  While attempting to locate the rightful owners of the horses, the Deputy arrived at a residence in the area only to find out […]

Sheriff Responds to Ferguson, MO

I’ve often been asked, not just as the Sheriff of Yuma County, but in general, as a law enforcement officer what I think about the tragedy and aftermath that has happened in Ferguson, Missouri. For the purposes of this response, we’re going to gloss over the reality that because of the poor decisions of a […]

Yuma High School Student Shot

A truly tragic incident occurred involving a Yuma High School student today.  Please read the attached press release for further information.   An updated press release is below, as of 5:00 PM 12/1/14