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Yuma PD Investigates Shots Fired On Sunday Night

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The Yuma Police Department is investigating a report of shots being fired in the area of First Avenue and Sixth Street Sunday night.  Several callers reported the incident, and witnesses reported seeing people fleeing the area on foot after the gunshots occurred.  Officers say witnesses described seeing a Silver or White color four-door sedan, late-1980’s to early-1990’s model – possibly ... Read More »

Congressman Grijalva Purposes Bill To Preserve Goldwater Range

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Nearly 1 million acres of public lands, mainly in western Maricopa County, would be preserved as wilderness, national conservation and special management areas under a bill introduced by Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva.  Grijalva says the measure would benefit wildlife, the state’s military bases and tourism. A major goal of the legislation is protection of flight corridors on the Goldwater Range, ... Read More »

Missing Person Located

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A person reported missing over the weekend was found safe on Sunday morning.  The Yuma Police Department says 55-year-old Olga Barba made contact with her family Sunday morning.  Barba left her residence following a disagreement with relatives. Read More »

Hit And Run Driver Arrested After Police Chase

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The Yuma Police Department says one person was arrested following an apparent hit and run accident on Saturday morning.  Police say they received a report of a speeding vehicle in the 2200 block of West 16th Street.  Police observed a speeding vehicle in that area, bounce off of the curb near the Arizona Donut Bakery nearly missing a local jogger. ... Read More »

Sex Offender Relocates To Somerton

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a sex offender has recently changed addresses.  27-year-old Francisco Gallegos is now residing at 3277 Toronja Lane in Somerton. He is described as five-foot tall, 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Gallegos is a Level two sex offender, meaning he is at an intermediate risk to reoffend.  In 2010, Gallegos was convicted ... Read More »

Aerosol Can Left In Car Causes Explosion

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Several Yuma residents called police, reporting they heard a loud bang or explosion Saturday in the 800 block of West First Street.  Joe Franklin with the Yuma Police Department says they contacted additional help. The explosion turned out to be a freon can left inside a car.  The aerosol can exploded from the heat with enough force to blow out ... Read More »

Founder Of 99 Cents Only Stores Dies

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The man who founded the 99 Cents Only Stores chain that offers everything from apples to school supplies for under a buck has died.  Dave Gold was 80.  His son, Jeff Gold, told the Los Angeles Times that Gold died April 22nd of an apparent heart attack at his Los Angeles home.  Gold was 50 when he opened the first ... Read More »

Matadors End Season On A Low Note

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The Arizona Western College Matadors lost their final doubleheader of the year against Tenth ranked Scottsdale Saturday 3-2 and 3-0 in the nightcap.  The Matadors end their season at 31-and-24, 19-and-19 in conference play. The Arizona Western College Lady Matadors also ended their season on a losing note to Eastern Arizona College Saturday, 2-0 and 5-3.  The Lady Mats, end ... Read More »

Wellton Man Arrested On Child Molestation Charges

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The Wellton Police Department arrested one person Tuesday as a result of an ongoing investigation regarding an allegation of burglary and child molestation.  The incident occurred during the early morning hours when the suspect – identified as Ronald S. Morgan – entered the victim’s residence and then went to the victim’s bedroom.  The incident allegedly occurred at some time in ... Read More »

Local Police Departments To Participate In Prescription Drug “Take Back” This Saturday

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Several area police agencies are participating in a program designed to help persons dispose of unwanted or expired controlled drugs. The “Take Back” initiative will be held in Yuma on Saturday from 10am to 2pm at the Yuma Police Department, 1500 South First Avenue.  Also, the Wellton Police Department will conduct such a program on Saturday from 10am to 2pm, ... Read More »

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