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RESIDENTIAL FIRE LEAVES ONE PERSON DECEASED

On Sunday, December 3, 2023, at approximately 5:20 AM, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residential fire in the 400 Block of S. May Avenue.

 

Upon Deputy arrival, a manufactured home was found engulfed in flames with an occupant still inside. Rural Metro was on scene and extinguished the fire.

 

The occupant in the home was located and pronounced deceased on scene. Identification of the deceased is pending next of kin notification.

 

This case remains under investigation at this time. 

 

Anyone with information regarding this case, please contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at 928-783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous. You can also visit our website at www.yumacountysheriff.org to submit an anonymous tip.

 

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PEDESTRIAN FATALITY

On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at approximately 6:17 AM the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision in the 12000 block of E. 44th Street.

 

The initial investigation revealed a 2003 Toyota Sequoia was traveling eastbound on 44th Street when it failed to observe a pedestrian walking eastbound on the roadway. The vehicle struck the pedestrian and stopped to call 9-1-1. Rural Metro responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to Yuma Regional Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased.

 

The pedestrian was identified as Ada Torres, 56, of Yuma, AZ. Next of kin notification has been made.

 

This case remains under investigation at this time.  Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this collision.

 

Anyone with information regarding this case, please contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at 928-783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous. You can also visit our website at www.yumacountysheriff.org to submit an anonymous tip.

 

Information Released By:  Tania Pavlak, Public Affairs Specialist   

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YPD TO HOLD CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY

 

The Yuma Police Department is holding the 2024 Citizens Police Academy and is now accepting applications. The academy is designed to educate the citizens of Yuma about the daily operations of the Yuma Police Department.

 

The academy, which is twelve (12) weeks long, will give participants an opportunity to see how the police department works and get some “hands on” instruction on various topics relating to police work. Some of those classes include: a driving course, firearms training, decision making scenarios, K9 demonstration, Crime Scene processing, Narcotics, Gangs, Animal Control, Driving Under the Influence and Traffic Laws.  Participants will also get a tour of the department and must complete a ride-a-long with an officer.

 

We will be holding two separate academies, one on Tuesday nights and one on Wednesday nights.  They will start on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, and Wednesday, January 10, 2024, with a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, and Wednesday, March 27, 2024.  Classes will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with some nights running until 10:00 pm. 

 

Classes will be held at the Yuma Police Department, 1500 S. 1st Avenue, and at the Public Safety Training Facility. There is no fee for attending the academy.

 

Preference will be given to residents of the City of Yuma. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and pass a background check. The class size is limited to 14 participants each night due to the scenario-based training.

 

Applications for the academy can be picked up at the Yuma Police Department records window, 1500 S. 1st Avenue or you can ask for an electronic copy to be sent via email. The deadline for application submission is Friday, December 15, 2023, or until 28 participants fill the class.  If you have any questions about the program please feel free to contact Sergeant Lori Franklin at 373-4732 or e-mail Lori.Franklin@Yumaaz.gov, or Officer Christina Fernandez at 373-4746 or email Christina.fernandez@yumaaz.gov

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CITY OF YUMA SPECIAL ELECTION RESULTS

In a special election held Tuesday, Nov. 7, City of Yuma residents voted on three propositions. The following final results were canvassed and made official this evening by the Yuma City Council.

For this election, ballots were distributed entirely by mail. The count reflects 8,348 votes cast.

Following are the final results. Results from other local elections held on Nov. 7 are available on Yuma County's website.

 

Proposition 419, City Attorney serving at the pleasure of the Council    

Yes 4,986         No 3,201 

 

Proposition 420, Mayor and Council compensation                              

Yes 3,850         No 4,354

 

Proposition 421, City Administrator severance                                    

Yes 2,324         No 5,929

 

Proposition 419 passes, while Proposition 420 and Proposition 421 fail.

Yuma, Arizona News

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