Current Releases

WANTED: Israel Negrete

WANTED: Israel Negrete

UPDATE: Israel Negrete was apprehended in Merrick County, Nebraska on January 22, 2016. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Colorado Department of Corrections in locating and apprehending wanted fugitive Israel Negrete. Negrete is wanted by the Colorado Department of Corrections for Felony Escape. He has been spotted in Yuma, Eckley, and Wray. Negrete […]

Results of Operation: Purple Rain

Results of Operation: Purple Rain

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office created Operation: Purple Rain in a focused effort to locate and apprehend domestic violence suspects with outstanding warrants. 

Robb Fire Destroys 300 Acres and Residence

Robb Fire Destroys 300 Acres and Residence

At approximately 12:41 PM on October 31st, the Wray Fire Department was dispatched to a grass fire in the area of Highway 34 and County Road Z.  Brisk winds caused the fire to quickly spread, requiring additional resources to respond from the Wauneta, Yuma, Vernon, Eckley, and Wages Fire Departments.  The fire was later named […]

Sheriff’s Office Hosts Freedom Drivers Project, Open to the Public

Sheriff’s Office Hosts Freedom Drivers Project, Open to the Public

On November 3rd, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a coalition building seminar presented by Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking industry, community, and law enforcement to combat domestic sex trafficking.  Accompanying the representatives from TAT will be an […]