Two Fort Morgan men have been arrested due to their involvement in a December, 2016 cattle theft. Rex Hawthorne, of Wiggins, reported to the Colorado Brand Board that eight black calves had been stolen out of their pasture in Morgan County. In February, Brand Inspector Pat McGinnis contacted Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Deputy CJ Fell informing him that they had received a tip that the stolen cattle were being kept at a property in Yuma County. Continue Reading »
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 structure fire was determined to have originated from the basement of the home where a large marijuana grow was located. The likely cause of the fire was faulty wiring that powered the grow’s many high-powered lighting ballasts, fans and hydroponic systems. Continue Reading »
Drug Task Force operations made a significant impact in Yuma County, and the greater region yesterday. The following eleven individuals were indicted and apprehended in yesterday’s drug operation. All face federal charges in the US District of Nebraska. Continue Reading »
A total of eleven people were arrested this morning in the area during early morning operations that began at 6:30 AM and concluded just before noon. Seven of the arrestees were Yuma County residents. Today’s apprehensions amount to the culmination of an investigation that the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has been working in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for well over a year.