The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Yuma County Office of Emergency Management (YCOEM) to ensure timely and coordinated emergency communication with the community. The YCOEM has a new website, Facebook page, and Twitter account hosted by the Sheriff’s Office, and emergency updates will be coordinated on both websites. Please follow the links below to see the new sites, and be sure to like YCOEM on Facebook and Twitter.
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 is believed to be accompanied by a 19-year-old white female in a dark gray Toyota 4-door sedan with Washington State license plates.
Please call 911 and do not approach Negrete if you spot him, he has made threats towards law enforcement in the past.
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. Continue Reading »
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 the Robb Fire by the Yuma County Office of Emergency Management. Continue Reading »