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Sex Offender Has New Address


A convicted level 2 sex offender with a medium risk to reoffend has moved to a new address. According to the Yuma Police Department, 27-year-old Anthony Avalos now resides at 2996 South 30th Drive. Avalos is described as 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighs about 190 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. On Feb. 25, 2010, Avalos accepted ... Read More »

Man Who Allegedly Threatened To Kill Woman, Others Sentenced To Prison


The Yuma man who allegedly threatened to shoot a woman, kill other unspecified people and then kill himself was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Tuesday morning in Yuma County Superior Court. In doing so, Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Stephen J. Rouff, who presided over the case, also gave Gary Smith credit for 47 days he has already ... Read More »

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death Of Mother


An 18-year-old Flagstaff man has pleaded not guilty in the strangulation death of his mother. The Arizona Daily Sun reports that Zachariah Pine entered the plea during an arraignment Monday in Coconino County Superior Court. Police said Pine called 911 on Feb. 20 to report that 52-year-old Becky Pickering wasn’t breathing. She was found unconscious and lying on the kitchen ... Read More »

Man Sought In Chino Valley Bank Robbery


Authorities are asking for help locating a man they believe robbed a Chino Valley bank Friday north of Prescott. Kevin Lee Campbell is suspected of robbing the National Bank of Arizona in the 400 block of Highway 89 at about 6:00 p.m. Friday, according to Lt. Vincent Schaan, spokesperson for the Chino Valley Police Department. Campbell was last seen driving ... Read More »

Oklahoma Man Arrested In Bomb Threat To Sheriff Arpaio


A man accused of mailing a homemade bomb to Sheriff Joe Arpaio in April 2013 was arrested after Postal Inspectors and FBI agents executed a search warrant on his Oklahoma residence last Thursday. Gregory Lynn Shrader, 55, of Jay, Okla., was charged with willfully making a threat after investigators discovered he tried to send an improvised explosive device through the ... Read More »

One Teen Dead After Playing Russian Roulette


Police say a teen is dead after playing Russian Roulette over the weekend. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old David Henry of Yuma accidently shot himself and later died as a result of the game Friday. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Alfonso Zavala tells us more.   The incident took place at a friend’s home in the 13000 block of South ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Hosts County-Wide Yuma Youth Town Hall


Arizona Western College is hosting a county-wide Yuma Youth Town Hall, to give Yuma County high school students an opportunity to engage in discussion of topics that affect Yuma County. The group of over 100 Yuma County high school students will gather on Friday at the Schoening Center at AWC’s main campus. These students will have been surveyed prior to ... Read More »

One Person Charged In Connection With Vehicle And ATV Theft


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person is charged in connection with the theft of an ATV and another vehicle, causing headaches for drivers following an accident Friday. Police say 26-year-old Iovany Alerge of Somerton allegedly stole the ATV near the area of West County 16th Street and South Avenue “B”. After being pursued, he fled from the quad ... Read More »

Man In Custody After Alleged Sexual Assault Of A Woman


 Police say one person is in custody following the alleged sexual assault of a woman. Police say they received a report of the incident Sunday. Police say the suspect, identified as 27-year-old John Alexander Rood the Third of Yuma was arrested on Sunday night. The victim told deputies that her ex-boyfriend had given her a ride home from a party. ... Read More »

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