Sheriff’s Office Launches Canine Program

Posse Member Paul McCombs and K9 “Chief”

February 24, 2018–The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to launch its first ever canine program.  The need for this type of resource in our county is apparent, and the Sheriff’s Office diligently began researching and pursuing this project within the last 3-4 years.  With the recent culmination of several high-profile narcotics investigations, came a rather significant outpouring of community support, specifically for narcotics detection canines.  The support has come in several forms, including monetary donations and promises of donated services and equipment related to a canine program from concerned citizens and community organizations.  What propelled the Sheriff’s Office’s canine program forward was the volunteerism of a local citizen. Continue Reading »

Sheriff Day Announces County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship

Yuma County Sheriff Chad Day announced today that County Sheriffs of Colorado, the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Yuma County student this coming spring.  CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978.  Since then, this effort has continued as a meaningful expression of the sheriffs’ confidence in and respect for education and training. Sheriff Day and CSOC considers this an investment in the future and believes that these funds are helping to provide deserving students with an opportunity to make a positive contribution to society. Continue Reading »

Sheriff Day Elected CSOC President

Sheriff Chad Day being sworn in as CSOC President

During last week’s County Sheriff’s Of Colorado winter conference, Sheriff Chad Day was unanimously elected President of the statewide association of Colorado Sheriffs.

Sheriff Day has been on the CSOC board of directors for the past 5 years, and the last 4 as an officer on the leadership team. Sheriff Day’s representation on the association of Sheriffs in the state allows Yuma County to have an influence and impact on the direction of law enforcement locally and on a broader reach, and now as the President of the association can continue to advocate for rural law enforcement as well as law enforcement in general. Continue Reading »

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

David Lee Boyes
Yuma County Jail Booking Photo

December 18, 2017–

68 year old David Lee Boyes of Wray was arrested over the weekend when his erratic driving behavior led to the discovery of over 18 grams of methamphetamine in his vehicle.  Friday evening, a Yuma County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Boyes after witnessing it swerving into oncoming lanes of traffic on Highway 385 south of Wray.  Deputies suspected Boyes of driving under the influence of drugs and placed him under arrest.  While preparing to impound Boyes’ vehicle for safekeeping, further evidence of narcotics use was observed in plain view inside the vehicle.  A search warrant was obtained and yielded the discovery of more pipes, a scale, several small baggies, and two bags of methamphetamine totaling 18.11 grams.  A quantity that is greater than “personal use,” this amount of methamphetamine can retail for upwards of $2,000. Continue Reading »