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One Person Injured In Shooting Incident

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person was injured following the report of a shooting which occurred on Monday morning. Police say the incident occurred in the 8100 block of South Apache Lane. When they arrived, they found a 26-year-old male victim with a single gunshot wound. Witnesses say a dark colored truck, possibly a Dodge Ram drove up ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department Accepting Citizens Police Academy Applications

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The Yuma Police Department is now accepting applications for its upcoming Citizens Police Academy. The academy is designed to educate the citizens of Yuma about the daily operations of the Yuma Police Department. The academy, which is eight weeks long, will give participants an opportunity to meet several officers who will be instructing various topics relating to police work. Some ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Arrest Eight Men And Seize 469 Pounds Of Marijuana

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Border Patrol agents from the Welton Station arrested eight men and seized 469 pounds of marijuana Saturday. Agents patrolling near Gila Bend received a citizens report of possible narcotics smuggling near the Palomas Dairy. Agents responded and began tracking several individuals carrying large bundles. When agents found the group hiding near a wash, they all attempted to leave but were ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department Investigates A Series Of Vandalism Incidents

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During the past week, the Yuma Police Department has investigated a series of incidents in which windows were struck with projectiles from a BB gun or air soft gun/rifle. The initial investigation revealed unknown person(s) struck windows in vehicles and residences. The incidents have occurred at various locations in the city. There are no reported injuries at this time. The ... Read More »

Today Is International Bus Driver Appreciation Day

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Today is international bus driver appreciation day. The Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority wants to recognize their 33 contracted bus drivers who keep the system rolling and operating. For hours on end, operators manage to keep a schedule, check fares, give directions, announce stops, remember stop requests and more, while safely maneuvering a 34-foot vehicle through the streets of ... Read More »

Arizona Senate Plans To Unveil $9.2 Billion Budget Plan

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Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs says he plans to introduce a $9.2 billion spending plan that trims about $150 million from Governor Jan Brewer's proposal. Biggs said Monday that the plan will trim some money from the governor's proposal to set up a new state child welfare agency. Also being trimmed is her proposed $50 million deposit into the state's ... Read More »

Arizona Senate Committee Approves Five Pro-Gun Bills

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An Arizona Senate committee has approved five pro-gun bills that Republicans say are needed to protect Second Amendment rights. Arizona House of Representatives approved the bills last week. They include a bill that would allow concealed carry permit holders to have guns in government buildings and one that would impose civil penalties on city and town governments and their lawmakers ... Read More »

One Person Arrested In Connection With A Case Of Aggravated Assault

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Members of the Yuma Police Department arrested one person in connection with a case of Aggravated Assault.  On Friday morning, police say they received a report of a man with a loaded hand gun, making threats to shoot victims in the 2000 block of South Tenth Avenue.  The suspect, identified as 38-year-old Arcemio Ibarra fled the scene before police arrived.  ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department Investigating Criminal Damage Cases

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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,  "THC," "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 »

Former Yuma Police Officer Charged With Luring A Minor Can Move

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A former Yuma police officer will be able move despite awaiting trial on one count of luring a minor for sexual exploitation. The Yuma Sun reports that a Yuma County Superior Court judge on Friday granted the request made by 25-year-old Ron Anton Ciancimino. The judge ordered that Ciancimino check in with probation officials every week. Michael Donovan, Ciancimino's defense ... Read More »

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