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ABOUT JENNIFER: Jennifer Blackwell hails from Safford, AZ!  In 1993, Jennifer relocated to Yuma to be with her husband, Jeff (a native Yuman!) The two have been married since 1994 and they have a son, Jace, who is a college student.

  

Yuma County News

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OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

On Saturday October 17, 2020 at approximately 8:26 p.m., Yuma Police Department officers responded to the area of Interstate 8 at Avenue 8E, where an officer involved shooting occurred.

 

Due to the ongoing investigation, Interstate 8 at Avenue 8E was temporarily closed, with the assistance from multiple agencies.

 

This is an ongoing investigation. Please be cautious when driving through the area, as investigators are still on scene.

 

The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to please call the Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.

 

Information Released By:  Public Safety Technician Ashley McCleney

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DRIVERS SHOULD PLAN FOR DELAYS IN THE FOOTHILLS

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions beginning Monday, Oct. 19, along Interstate 8 in Yuma.

Maintenance crews are scheduled to improve traffic signals at the intersection of Foothills Boulevard and South Frontage Road.

Work is scheduled Monday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. and ending Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m.

  • All right turn lanes at the intersection of Foothills Boulevard and South Frontage Road will be closed, including the eastbound I-8 off-ramp exterior right turn lane. 

  • Through traffic and right turns will be maintained. 

  • A 16-foot vehicle width restriction will be in place. 

Motorists should allow extra travel time and plan for possible delays while work is underway.

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CITY ROAD PROJECTS 

Slurry seal and oil seal

City Street Maintenance operations for the week of Oct. 19-23 will take place in the following areas:

Slurry Seal Program

Oct. 20-23, crews will be working at Arthur Tongeland, Palmcroft Estates, Mountain View, Westridge Estates.

Oct. 24-25, main arterials effected at 3rd Street from 4th Avenue to Avenue A, south Park Industrial District.

 

Oil Sealant Program

Drivers are asked to be cautious of lane restrictions. Traffic control will be in place and detour to alternate routes.

Oct. 19-24, Ocotillo sections 2, 3; Park West sections 1, 2, 3.

Oct. 21-22, main arterials effected at Avenue 5 ½ E from east 40th Street to the north end of city limits.

 

City Street Maintenance

City Street Maintenance operations for the week of Oct. 19-23 will take place in the following areas:

 

Street Asphalt Patching

East Palo Verde Street from Arizona Avenue to Pacific Avenue.

21st Street from Avenue A to 11th Avenue.

South Park Industrial District.

 

Sidewalk Concrete Repairs

Intersection of Avenue A and 28th Street, multiple locations.

832 W. Cactus Drive.

2600 block of west 26th Place, multiple locations.

 

Crosswalk Striping

3rd Street from 4th Avenue to Avenue A.

South Park Industrial District.

Arthur Tongeland.

Palmcroft Estates.

 

Street Lane Striping

Drivers are asked to be cautious of wet paint on the roadway in the following areas:

3rd Street from 4th Avenue to Avenue A.

South Park Industrial District.

Palmcroft Estates

Ocotillo sections 2, 3.

Avenue 5 ½ E from 40th Street to the north end of city limits. 

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SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT

On Saturday October 10, 2020 at approximately 6:47 P.M., the Yuma Police Department responded to Smucker Park, 2800 South Avenue A for a suspicious incident. It was reported to officers that two unknown male subjects in a white two-door vehicle had approached a 13-year-old female at the park. One of the male subjects exited the vehicle, and chased the juvenile. The juvenile ran away from both subjects, and was unharmed.

 

This case is still under investigation.

 

We are asking for assistance with the residential community in the 2800 Block of South Avenue A to review any security footage they may have of a white, import style, two-door vehicle in the area between 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

 

The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case; please contact the Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.

 

 

Information Released By:  Public Safety Technician Ashley McCleney

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