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Yuma PD Warns Against Discharging Firearms At New Years


Yuma, AZ — On New Year’s Eve the Yuma Police Department responds to numerous reports of “shots fired” within the city limits. Some people discharge a firearm into the air to bring in the New Year. Chief John Lekan said, “This is a dangerous practice and there is no place for it in our community. Illegally discharging a firearm in ... Read More »

4 Matador Football players find 4-year homes


Bibbs, Wren, Sendish sign letters of intent to commence NCAA’s early-signing period Yuma, Arizona – December 20, 2012 — Arizona Western College is proud to announce that four members of the AWC Football team-three from the 2012 team, and one from the 2011 team-have officially signed letters of intent to attend school and play football for 4-year universities this coming ... Read More »

Yuma PD Delivers Christmas To Families


  Yuma, AZ — The Yuma Police Department selected three families to adopt for Christmas. The families were chosen by recommendations from community members and Yuma Police Officers. On 12-21-12, Yuma Police Officers will deliver Christmas cheer to the three families.  Santa Claus will present gifts to each child. In addition, all three families will receive a generous food container from ... Read More »

MCAS Yuma, Local Agencies Aid Endangered Species


MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. – Marine Corps Air Station Yuma is scheduled to aid local partner agencies in the capture, vaccination and relocation of an Arizona endangered species from the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge to Barry M. Goldwater Range West near Yuma, Ariz. Dec. 17-20. The Sonoran Pronghorn, an endangered desert sub-species of the antelope family, are ... Read More »



Yuma, Ariz.- From December 11-13, 2012, the U.S. Marshals Service in Arizona along with other State, Local and federal law enforcement agencies conducted “Operation Grinch Stopper.” This fugitive enforcement operation targeted those wanted for crimes which historically increase during the holidays to include robbery, burglary, theft, larceny and other related stolen property crimes. Operation Grinch Stopper resulted in the arrests ... Read More »

Matadors to host AWC High School Basketball Jamboree Saturday


Four Yuma-area high schools to play two boys’ & two girls’ games at ‘The House’ Yuma, Arizona – December 13, 2012 — Arizona Western College is proud to announce that it will host the 2nd Annual Arizona Western College High School Basketball Jamboree this Saturday, December 15th, at ‘The House’ on the AWC campus.  The event will feature the varsity ... Read More »

Bibbs, Savage earn spots on NJCAA All-American Football teams


Sophomore tight end, left guard both named to 2nd Team Yuma, Arizona – December 13, 2012 – Arizona Western College is proud to announce that two members of the AWC Football team have been named to the NJCAA All-American list.  A pair of sophomores, tight end Emmanuel Bibbs and offensive lineman Dionte (dee-ONN-tay) Savage were named to the 2nd Team ... Read More »

Robber Leaves Mohave State Bank Without any money


Yuma, AZ — On 12-11-12 at approximately 1:24 pm, Mohave State Bank, 1800 S. 4th Avenue was robbed. The suspect is a Hispanic male in his 30’s, medium to heavy build.  He was wearing a blue ball cap, gray long sleeve shirt, jeans and sunglasses. The suspect handed the teller a note and also verbally requested money.  No weapon was ... Read More »

Armed Robbery at Circle k

(Yuma, AZ) — On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at 3:18 am, officers with the Yuma Police Department were sent to the Circle K, 1415 East 16th Street in reference to an Armed Robbery.  The Investigation revealed the suspect entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of ... Read More »

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