Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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Body Found In Orange Grove Identified

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The body found in a grove on Monday has been identified.  The Yuma Police Department says the body is that of 24-year-old Jessica Monique Sanchez.  She was last known alive May 9th.  Her body was discovered in a grove near County 16th and Avenue Three-and-a-half-E.  Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact the Yuma Police Department at ... Read More »

State Route 188 Closed Today

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The Arizona Department of Transportation will close State Route 188 just east of Roosevelt Dam today as they assist with the Salt River Project, removing a large rock, which is attached to a retention line supporting one of their power poles on an embankment above and next to the highway in Gila County.  The large rock became dislodged from the ... Read More »

Close To 450 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized In Prieta Cabeza National Wildlife Refuge

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested four drug smugglers and seized a combined 442 pounds of marijuana during the past two days.   The drugs have an estimated street value of $221,000.  Monday, agents working southwest of Gila Bend apprehended a group of four drug smugglers carrying 253 pounds of marijuana along a route through the Prieta ... Read More »

DPS Officer Tim Huffman Honored At Memorial Service

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Friends and family of 47-year-old Officer Tim Huffman honored him Wednesday during memorial services.  Huffman was killed last week while working for the Arizona Department of Public Safety near Wellton as he worked an accident on Interstate-Eight.  His twin brother Warren Huffman says he was proud of Tim, who was always an achiever and leader of the pack. Huffman is ... Read More »

Yuma PD Investigates Tuesday Morning Shooting Death

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The Yuma Police Department says one person is dead following a shooting in the 100 block of South Tenth Avenue Tuesday morning.  Police say 28-year-old Jennifer Silva was found with a gunshot wound.  She was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.  Police continue to investigate and no suspects are in custody. Read More »

Police Look Into Reports Of Shots Fired

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Yuma Police say they are looking into a report of gunfire at an apartment complex early this morning shortly before 4am.  Police say multiple rounds were fired at an apartment complex in the 2200 block of South First Avenue.  A window and two nearby vehicles were damaged in the incident.  No injuries were reported and police continue to investigate. Meanwhile, ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Mobile Home

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A mobile home was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning.  The incident occurred near the corner of May Avenue and Fifth Street.  Evidence at the scene leads investigators to believe the fire was intentionally set.  The Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter has responded to help with the needs of the displaced family, which includes one adult and two children. Read More »

Funeral Procession Planned For Fallen DPS Officer

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Funeral services for Tim Huffman are scheduled for this morning at 9am at the Yuma Civic Center.  A funeral procession will be conducted for the fallen Department of Public Safety officer prior to the funeral service.  The route will follow east on 16th Street from the Yuma Funeral Home Mortuary to Fourth Avenue, then continue south on Fourth Avenue to ... Read More »

Yuma Sheriff’s Posse Member Honored For Service In WWII

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Lifetime Sheriff’s Posse Member Raymond Evans was recently honored in Washington, D.C. for his service during World War Two.  Evans served in the Navy from 1944 until 1946 as a Fireman First Fleet Tug Sailor.  He was in the South Pacific and was deployed to Pearl Harbor when it came under attack.  Evans and his brother Dick Evans, who also ... Read More »

Public Safety Open House

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The City of Yuma Police and Fire Departments are hosting a Public Safety open house/community event at the Yuma Police Department Substation, at 6390 East 26th Street Saturday. Various police and fire vehicles and equipment will be on display for public viewing and attendees will have the chance to interact with public safety personnel and various community organizations. Attendees will ... Read More »

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