Current Releases

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 […]

Sheriff’s Office Implements Body Worn Cameras for Patrol and Detentions

Sheriff’s Office Implements Body Worn Cameras for Patrol and Detentions

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has implemented new body worn cameras for integration into both its Patrol and Detentions Divisions.  The purpose of the new body worn cameras is to provide additional reliable documentation of interactions and encounters with citizens and inmates.  “Body worn cameras will not only offer us the opportunity to provide the […]

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 […]