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Border Patrol Agents Make Marijuana Busts
 In Blythe And Maricopa County


Agents from the Blythe Border Patrol Station arrested a Jamaican national smuggling 72 lbs of marijuana on I-10 on Monday. Agents working traffic check operations near Blythe conducted a vehicle stop on a Mazda6 on I10. Following an alert from a canine unit, agents discovered $36,000 worth of marijuana in the trunk of the car and arrested the driver, a ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Management Training Graduation


During Tuesday’s graduation, the Arizona Western College Partnership with Yuma County was highlighted. With the graduating class, over 80 Yuma County employees have completed the Supervisory Skills training at AWC. The students have included current managers and those preparing for opportunities to become managers. The current graduating class of Yuma County employees makes a total of 85 Yuma County employees ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patrol Arrest Dangerous Gang Member


On Monday, United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States. Border Patrol agents observed the man, later identified as Luis Martinez-Santillan, a 19 year old Mexican national as he entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Agents arrested Martinez without incident eleven ... Read More »

Former Border Patrol Agent Sentenced To Prison After Admitting To Passing Sensitive Information To Drug Smugglers


A former Border Patrol agent who admitted to passing sensor maps, codes to unlock gates, and other sensitive information to drug smugglers has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Ex-agent Ivhan Herrera-Chiang received the maximum sentence Tuesday by a U.S. District Judge in Phoenix. KSWTTV reports that he and his co-conspirator, former state corrections officer  Michael Lopez Garcia, took ... Read More »

Polls Open Today To Elect City Council Candidates


Voters in the city of Yuma will get set to head to the polls today (Tuesday 5) to elect three city council candidates. The six candidates have campaigned for several months for three Yuma City Council positions. The candidates include incumbent Paul Johnson and William Craft, Gary Knight, Jacob Miller, Daniel Sanchez and Gary Wright. Jack Kretzer has declared himself a write-in candidate. Mayor-Elect ... Read More »

Yuma Police Investigating Bar Parking Lot Shooting


The Yuma Police Department says they are looking into a report of a shooting in a bar parking lot over the weekend. Police say on Sunday morning, two unidentified subjects shot at each other in the Derailed Saloon parking lot on East First Street. Several vehicles were damaged by gun fire and there were no reported injuries. The investigation continues ... Read More »

Gosar To Attend Business Roundtable In Yuma


Representative Paul Gosar will be in Yuma on Wednesday. The Yuma Business Roundtable will be held at Booth Machinery from 6pm-to-7:30pm. He is expected to discuss topics covering the Health Care Initiative, taxes, immigration and more. He is looking forward to hearing from local small business owners and will discuss issues facing those small businesses.   Booth Machinery is at ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Three Smugglers Over The Weekend


United States Border Patrol agents from Blythe Station arrested three smugglers and seized $780,000 worth of methamphetamine in separate incidents during the weekend.   Friday, a Mexican national with U.S. Legal Permanent Resident status, attempted to drive through a Border Patrol checkpoint on Highway 95. A canine unit alerted to the man’s truck, leading to the discovery of nearly 42-pounds ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Convicted Sex Offender Trying To Enter U.S. Illegally


A convicted sex offender was arrested early Monday by Yuma Border Patrol Station agents during an illegal attempt to enter the United States east of San Luis. A background check of the Mexican national revealed multiple felony convictions for rape, sexual battery and burglary dating back to 1998. The man was also deported to Mexico on five previous occasions – ... Read More »

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