Current Releases

Sheriff Offers Church Security Classes

Over the past week, Yuma County Sheriff Chad Day has received multiple inquiries for visits about church security ideas and input. The events at the small church in Sutherland Springs Texas is a stark reminder of the importance of even rural community churches having a plan in place for these kinds of emergencies.

Residential Marijuana Grow Laws: New laws effective January 2018

October 10, 2017– This year the Colorado Legislature passed House Bill 1220, imposing reasonable limits on residential marijuana cultivation with the stated purpose of eroding the black market for marijuana in the state.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office intends to enforce these laws, and would like Yuma County citizens to be aware of them before […]

Deputies Utilizing New Mobile Fingerprint Technology

Deputies Utilizing New Mobile Fingerprint Technology

The days of lying about one’s identity to deputies in Yuma County are in the past.  Earlier this month the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office began implementing mobile fingerprint scanners into their repertoire of law enforcement technology.  This week, every deputy on patrol in Yuma County has been equipped with their own mobile fingerprint scanner to […]

Two Arrests Made in Relation to Stolen Cattle Located in Yuma County

Two Arrests Made in Relation to Stolen Cattle Located in Yuma County

Two Fort Morgan men have been arrested due to their involvement in a December, 2016 cattle theft.  Rex Hawthorne, of Wiggins, reported to the Colorado Brand Board that eight black calves had been stolen out of their pasture in Morgan County.  In February, Brand Inspector Pat McGinnis contacted Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Deputy CJ Fell […]