Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

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On September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its tenth opportunity in five years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to one of the following two locations: The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office; 310 Ash Street, Wray or The Cornerstone Community Center, 9009 CR CC.8, Idalia. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Continue Reading »

Yuma County Child Sexual Assault Fugitive Captured in California

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Francisco Villa Archuleta

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has been working in partnership with the US Marshal’s Colorado Violent Offender Task Force, in an effort to apprehend Francisco Villa Archuleta since the beginning of June. Archuleta is wanted in connection with the alleged sexual assault of multiple child victims in cases being investigated by both the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and the Yuma Police Department.

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Fugitive Captured in Oklahoma, On the Run for Three Years

Fugitive Captured in Oklahoma, On the Run for Three Years

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Jose Carmen Rivera-Leija

 The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the US Marshals Colorado Violent Offender Task Force, has captured a fugitive in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Jose Carmen Rivera-Leija, also known as Anselmo Perales, has been avoiding capture for slightly more than three years in connection with the 2012 forceful rape of a 14-year-old girl at a party in Yuma County.

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Meth Lab Dismantled In Wray

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