The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating 7 commercial burglaries that have occurred in the last week in unincorporated areas around Wray, Laird and Idalia. The burglaries that have occurred in the county are believed to be connected to burglaries that have occurred within the city limits of Wray. Up to this point, although significant investigatory efforts have been made, little has been released formally on the cases due to the continued pursuit of leads that might have been jeopardized by a public press release. Continue Reading »
Early Friday morning (10/14/16), the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a shooting victim at the Yuma District Hospital Emergency Room. Justin Bixler, DOB 4/11/75, of Fairbury, NE, had a gunshot wound to his hand. After several interviews and other information gathering efforts, a bolo (be on the lookout) message was entered into the state crime computer system indicating the Sheriff’s Office was looking for a black Chevy Equinox being driven by Johnny Payne, DOB 4/11/86, of Fairbury, NE. Continue Reading »
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and its Victim’s Assistance Program in collaboration with the Rural Communities Resource Center (RCRC) will be hosting a “TAKE A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE” cell phone drive dubbed “Operation: Mobile Hope” throughout October. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this is a great opportunity for our communities to show their support and make a difference for a victim of domestic violence and their families. Continue Reading »
Domestic violence is a crime that is often overlooked and misunderstood as compared to other crimes the public hears about. Many times, domestic violence incidents only make the news when a victim has been killed or seriously injured. Those headline grabbing incidents are only the tip of the iceberg in comparison to the total number of domestic violence crimes reported each year.