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Two Sex Offenders Change Residences


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the public of the relocation of a sex offender. 48-year-old Darryl Blackwell is now living at 3550 West Eighth Street, Unit 79 in Yuma. He is described as standing six-foot, three-inches tall, weighing 170-pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. In May 2011, Blackwell was convicted by the Yuma County Superior ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Five Men; Seize 738 Pounds Of Marijuana


Border Patrol agents at Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station apprehended five men Thursday and seized 738-pounds of marijuana valued at $331,000in three separate incidents. Agents of the All-Terrain Vehicle Unit patrolling in the Gila Bend area located footprints of individuals who had illegally entered into the United States.  The agents tracked the footprints to a deep wash and saw five individuals ... Read More »

Arizona Children Advocates Hope To Get Community To Add Input In Child Welfare Reform Bill


Arizona children’s advocates hope they and the community get the chance to add their two cents to a child welfare reform bill being crafted by a special committee that includes lawmakers from both parties. The bill-writing group was formed in response to last year’s disclosure that 6500 reports of child abuse had not been investigated by Child Protective Services. Children’s ... Read More »

One Person Arrested After Crashing Stolen Vehicle


The Yuma Police Department says one person was arrested after he crashed a vehicle at 24th Street and Fourth Avenue Friday after he stole it. Authorities say the suspect was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center receiving treatment before he was booked into the Yuma County Detention Center. Read More »

One Person Arrested In Connection With Alleged Sexual Assault


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person was arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault. Police say 27-year-old John Alexander Rood the Third was arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a woman on Sunday morning. Early Sunday morning deputies responded to 3500 West Eighth Street. The victim told investigators Rood gave her a ride home from a ... Read More »

YCIPTA Continues With Current Chairman And Vice Chairman


The Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority Board of Directors recently unanimously elected Robert Pickels, Yuma County Administrator and Greg Wilkinson, Yuma City Administrator, as the chairperson and vice chairperson, respectively, for the 2014-15 term, which runs from February 2014 through January 2015. This is their third term in these positions and they were the original Board Members that started ... Read More »

Two Arizona Western College Nursing Students Named Recipients Of Scholarship


Arizona Western College nursing students Monica Acosta and Miguel Martinez have been named recipients of the Beverly Shaw Presidential Teacher of the Year Scholarship by nursing professor Bev Shaw. Miguel Martinez is in his third semester as a Nursing Student and he will receive a one semester scholarship. Monica Acosta is in her first semester and will be awarded a ... Read More »

Sex Offender Notification


The Yuma Police Department wants to notify the public of the relocation of a convicted sex offender. 50-year-old George Oranday has relocated to 843 South Third Avenue unit Number Three in Yuma. Orandy is described as standing five-foot-four-inches tall, weighing 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. In April 2011, Orandy was convicted of Sexual Abuse in Yuma County ... Read More »

Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Attempted Murder


Miguel Rodriguez, also known as "Capone," learned his fate in Yuma Superior Court Wednesday (5) for his involvement in a shooting last year. Rodriguez was charged with first degree attempted murder of 36-year-old Reyna Torres back in May 2013. Judge David Haws sentenced Rodriguez to serve 12 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Last May, Rodriguez showed up at ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department Accepting Applications For Citizens Police Academy


The Yuma Police Department is now accepting applications for the upcoming Citizens Police Academy.  The academy is designed to educate the citizens of Yuma about the daily operations of the Yuma Police Department. The academy is eight weeks long and will give participants an opportunity to meet several officers who will be instructing various topics relating to police work. Participants ... Read More »

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