Cobos Charged in 2009 Sexual Assault on a Child

Yuma County Jail Booking Photo Richard Cobos

Yuma County Jail Booking Photo
Richard Cobos

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a case that was referred to them by the Gering, Nebraska Police Department.  In September, 2013 the Gering Police Department began investigating Richard Cobos on an allegation of Sexual Assault on a Child.  Cobos was later found guilty on some of the charges stemming from that investigation and was sentenced to the Nebraska Department of Corrections. Continue Reading »

Storm/Tornado Damage North of Yuma


At 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Yuma County Sheriff’s Office activated Incident Command in response to a reported weather incident occurring north of Yuma, Colorado at approximately County Road 44 to County Road 48, along Highway 59. Continue Reading »

Tornado Touch Down Near Wray



Yuma County Sheriff Chad Day has confirmed that several tornadoes touched down north of Wray this evening, one of them causing minor injuries to five people. There is no information yet regarding how extensive damages may be from the series of tornadoes that passed through the area, as emergency personnel are still out assessing the situation. Day is asking that residents not travel on Highway 385 north out of Wray as it is currently closed due to downed fences and livestock are loose. Continue Reading »

Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Campaign for Distracted Driving Awareness Month: “One Text or Call Could Wreck it All”


The month of April is distracted driving awareness month and the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is embarking on a social media campaign to encourage attentiveness to this deadly practice.  Unfortunately, distracted driving is not a passing fad.  It has become a trend with deadly, real consequences. Continue Reading »