Results of Operation: Purple Rain

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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 »

Robb Fire Destroys 300 Acres and Residence

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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 »

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

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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 interactive exhibit called the Freedom Drivers Project.  The exhibit will be open to the public from 10 A.M to 2 P.M. at the Yuma County Fairgrounds, and the Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage community members to come participate in the unique experience. Continue Reading »

Laird Community Center Burglary/Arson

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On October 23rd at around 10:30 PM, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a possible suicidal person at the Laird Community Center.  23 year-old Nicolas Meisbach from Lincoln, Nebraska called 911 stating that he was suicidal.  Upon arriving on scene, the responding deputy found a large fire burning on the stage inside the community center, believed to be set by Meisbach. Continue Reading »