Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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Yuma Police Department Graffiti Task Force Investigating Several Vandalism Cases


The Yuma Police Department Graffiti Task Force is currently investigating several criminal damage cases and is requesting the assistance of the public in identifying a group of graffiti taggers using the graffiti monikers, “T-H-C”, “HYPE”, “RISK”, “STEEX” and “SMEAR.” This group has been very active over the past month and is responsible for graffiti damage to numerous residences, a local ... Read More »

Indio Border Patrol Agents Arrest Suspected Narcotics Smuggler; Seize Four Pounds Of Methamphetamine


El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized more than four-pounds of methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle. Border Patrol agents encountered a 48-year-old male driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado as he approached the Highway-111 checkpoint located near Niland, California. A Border Patrol Canine Detection team alerted to the vehicle and ... Read More »

City Of Yuma Teams Up For Green Week


The City of Yuma welcomes staff members from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, A-DOT Adopt a Highway Programs and Keep Arizona Beautiful as the agencies team up to provide outreach and information on environmental issues to area residents during Arizona Green Week, going on through Friday.   City of Yuma Solid Waste Superintendent Martin Agundez and staff will discuss ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Eight Men And Seize A Loaded Handgun


United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station apprehended eight men, all illegal immigrants, and seized a loaded handgun at the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Tuesday. Agents patrolling in the wildlife refuge encountered and apprehended the group north of Camino Del Diablo. Near one of the men, agents found a loaded Titan Tiger .38-caliber revolver and 13 loose ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department Attempting To Locate Robbery Suspect


The Yuma Police Department is attempting to locate Angel Ramirez, a 21-year-old Hispanic male in regards to a case for questioning. Ramirez is 5’5 and approximately 140 pounds. Ramirez was allegedly involved in a recent armed robbery at the Oak Tree Inn in Yuma. Police say two males entered the Oak Tree Inn and took a room card reader from ... Read More »

Former Interior Secretary And Arizona Governor Weighs In On Land Conservation


One year ago, former Interior secretary and Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt called on President Barack Obama to match every acre of public land leased for oil and gas development with an acre set aside for conservation. It is a goal that has not been met. Former oil and gas engineer-turned-rancher Rich Kaup says President Obama has been reluctant to take ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Approves New Contract With Humane Society Of Yuma


The Yuma City Council approved a new contract with the Humane Society of Yuma. The council on Wednesday approved the contract that is expected to save the city of Yuma money while freeing up staff from both the city and the Humane Society to care for animals. The Yuma Sun is reporting changes to expedite the time it takes to ... Read More »

One Man In Custody In Connection With Several Shootings


One man is in custody after police arrested him in connection with several shootings in Yuma on Tuesday. The Yuma Police Department along with the Yuma County Sherriff’s Office arrested 33-year-old Jesse Vasquez of Yuma after he allegedly pointed a handgun at a customer inside Circle K on the corner of Araby Road and 32nd Street. After the incident, police ... Read More »

One Person Dead After Vehicle-Pedestrian Collision


Police say one person is dead following a vehicle versus pedestrian collision. The Yuma Police Department says 96-year-old Lucienne Sears died from injuries she sustained in the accident occurring on Monday afternoon. An investigation revealed a 16-year-old female driver was traveling eastbound on 22nd Street, attempting to make a left turn onto 25th Drive. As she made the turn, she ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Suspected Narcotics Smugglers And Seize 13 Pounds Of Methamphetamine


El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested two suspected narcotics smugglers and seized more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside a compartment within the vehicle Tuesday. Border Patrol agents encountered a 27-year-old man driving a 1995 Honda Accord, along with a 47-year-old male passenger as they approached the Highway-111 checkpoint located near Niland, California. ... Read More »

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