Press Releases

Several Yuma County Residents Apprehended on Federal Drug and Weapons Charges

Several Yuma County Residents Apprehended on Federal Drug and Weapons Charges

A total of eleven people were arrested this morning in the area during early morning operations that began at 6:30 AM and concluded just before noon.  Seven of the arrestees were Yuma County residents.  Today’s apprehensions amount to the culmination of an investigation that the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has been working in conjunction with […]

Sheriff’s Office Sets Up Unwanted Medication Drop Box

Sheriff’s Office Sets Up Unwanted Medication Drop Box

You know you have them – those bottles of pills, or prescription medications that have expired or gone unused for years.  They’re in the back of your bathroom drawer, or on the top shelf of a medicine cabinet.  And you’re not alone.  Did you know the average American household has four pounds of prescribed and […]

Denver Post Article: Yuma County Sheriff Struggles with Massive Land Area, Too Few Deputies

Tom McGhee with The Denver Post called us saying he “heard a rumor that Yuma County was a hotbed of illegal marijuana grows and cartel activity.” Looks like his story ended up taking a bit of a different tone. We appreciate Mr. McGhee writing a pretty accurate account of what he found way out here, […]

Dispute Leads to Shooting with AK-47

Dispute Leads to Shooting with AK-47

Late afternoon on Tuesday, February 21st, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call at a residence in the area of County Road L and County Road 34.  The 911 caller reported that a male party, with whom there had been an ongoing inter-familial dispute, was at the residence brandishing an AK-47 assault rifle and […]