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Structure Fire Leads to Discovery of Large Illegal Marijuana Grow

Structure Fire Leads to Discovery of Large Illegal Marijuana Grow

A structure fire Saturday afternoon south of Yuma led to the discovery of a large-scale illegal marijuana grow in a residential basement.  The Yuma Fire Department and the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a structure fire on June 3rd at approximately 12:40 PM near the intersection of County Roads 30 and C.  The […]

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 […]