Yuma Police Department

  • Agency: Yuma Police Department
  • Address: 1500 South 1st Avenue Yuma, Yuma, 85364 AZ
  • Chief: Jerry Geier (Chief of Police)
Phone: (928) 373-4656
Fax: (928) 329-7962
Email:

Yuma Police Department is located at 1500 South 1st Avenue Yuma, Yuma, 85364 AZ. The Chief of Police of the department is Jerry Geier. The Yuma Police Department phone number is (928) 373-4656.

Yuma Police Department News

This was today's Breakfast with Hero's event. Yuma Police Department, Yuma County Sheriff's Office and Customs and Border Patrol in conjunction with Sunrise Elementary School participated in a Fundraiser for the PBIS program. These two lucky winners Sabrina Regaldo and J. Arian Ruiz. They were picked up by law enforcement officers from their homes and taken to Donut Corral where they had breakfast and then to Sunrise Elementary School. Special thanks to Amanda Brown, Bethany Edward and Suzzette Welchel for allowing this event to take place.

If you have information that will lead to the arrest of any of Yuma's Most Wanted please call your local law enforcement agencies, 78-CRIME (928-782-7463) or dial 911. Do not attempt to apprehend them yourself.

Dallas Police Department, North Carolina Corporal Travis Wells was killed in a vehicle crash. End of Watch: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Rest In Peace Corporal Travis Wells. http://www.odmp.org/officer/23801-corporal-travis-wells

Waller County Sheriff's Office, Texas Deputy Sheriff Loren Vasquez drowned after her patrol car was caught into floodwaters End of Watch: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Loren Vasquez. https://www.odmp.org/officer/23800-deputy-sheriff-loren-vasquez

The City of Yuma is hiring for 911 Emergency Dispatcher Full-time - $37,781.12 - $52,893.78 Annually Category: Public Safety / Telecommunications / Law Enforcement / Dispatch / 911 Telecommunications Department: Police Summary Under basic supervision, answers emergency and non-emergency calls for service; takes information from callers, and enters information into Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) database; provides assistance and information to law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, animal control area agencies and the general public.

SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION Yuma, AZ – The Yuma Police Department is notifying the community that Austin Wilcher, 23 is now residing at 601 S. Orange Avenue #6, Yuma, Arizona 85364. He is described as 5 feet, 7 inches, 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. On January 27, 2009, Austin Wilcher was convicted Taking Indecent Liberties with a minor, Attempt 2nd Degree Rape and Sexual Offense. On December 30, 2014, Austin Wilcher entered a plea agreement in the Yuma County Superior Court on one count of Sexual Abuse and one count of Attempted Sexual Abuse. Austin Wilcher is a level 3 sex offender with a high risk to re-offend. Information Released By: Officer Janet Sanchez

HALLOWEEN SAFETY Halloween is coming up, so please remember there will be heavy vehicle & pedestrian traffic in most Yuma neighborhoods. The Yuma Police Department would like to give our community some general Halloween Safety Tips offered by SAFE KIDS. DRIVE EXTRA SAFELY: 1. Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. 2. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. 3. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. 4. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. 5. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. 6. Popular trick-or-treating hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., so be especially alert for kids during those hours. WALK SAFELY: 1. Cross the street at corners using traffic signals and crosswalks. 2. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. 3. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. 4. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. 5. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings. 6. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. KEEP COSTUMES CREATIVE AND SAFE: 1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. 2. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. 3. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 4. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. TREATS: Warn children not to eat any treats until a parent or trusted adult has carefully examined the candy for evidence of tampering. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

The Yuma Police Department would like to THANK Brownie's Restaurant and the Brooks Family for their donation and continuous support to our K9 Foundation.

For Immediate Release SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION Yuma, AZ – The Yuma Police Department is notifying the community that Thomas Clifford Landers, 62 is now residing at 350 S. 3rd Avenue, Yuma, Arizona 85364. He is described as 6 feet, 235 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. On December 28, 1998, Thomas Clifford Landers was convicted on one count Sexual Assault (Sexually Motivated). Thomas Clifford Landers a level 3 sex offender with a high risk to re-offend. Information Released By: Officer Janet Sanchez

Jessica Tara Webb was arrested by YPD on 10-28-2018 and booked into YCDC for her probation violation for the original conviction of the following: Modified Count One, Attempted Unlawful Use of Means of Transportation, a class six felony.

Christine Chavez was arrested by Somerton PD on 10-28-18 and booked into YCDC for her probation violation for the original conviction of the following: Amended Count One, Attempted Aggravated Assault per Domestic Violence, a class six felony.

Brigham City Police Department, Utah Assistant Chief of Police Dennis Vincent died one week after suffering a brain aneurysm while participating in his annual physical fitness test. End of Watch: Friday, October 26, 2018 Rest In Peace Assistant Chief of Police Dennis Vincent. https://www.odmp.org/officer/23797-assistant-chief-of-police-dennis-vincent

Washington Park Police Department, Illinois Auxiliary Police Officer Ricardo Davis suffered fatal injuries when he fell from the Poplar Street Bridge, in East St. Louis. End of Watch: Saturday, October 27, 2018 Rest In Peace Officer Ricardo Davis. https://www.odmp.org/officer/23796-auxiliary-police-officer-ricardo-davis

If you have EXPIRED or unwanted prescription 💊medication come on by & drop them off at the Yuma Police Department OR at the Fry’s off Fortuna.... We will be here until 2pm.

SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION Yuma, AZ – The Yuma Police Department is notifying the community that Steven Barbour, 61 is now residing at 1890 W. Colorado St, lot 27 Yuma, Arizona 85364. He is described as 6 feet, 1 inches tall, 200 pounds, with Gray hair and blue eyes. On July 7, 2000, Steven Barbour, was convicted on one count Lewd or Lascivious acts on a child under 16 years of age. Steven Barbour is a level 2 sex offender with a medium risk to re-offend. Information Released By: Officer Janet Sanchez

FATALITY COLLISION VEHICLE VS PEDESTRIAN UPDATE Case#: 18-70438 On Thursday, October 25, 2018 at about 6:19 p.m., Yuma Police officers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision that occurred in the 2600 block of W. 16th Street. The pedestrian, a 70 year old female, was crossing 16th Street heading south when she was struck by a Toyota Tundra pick-up truck that was heading east. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene. UPDATE: The pedestrian has been identified as 70 year old Maria Mendoza. 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: Sergeant Lori Franklin

FATALITY COLLISION VEHICLE VS PEDESTRIAN Case#: 18-70438 On Thursday, October 25, 2018 at about 6:19 p.m., Yuma Police officers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision that occurred in the 2600 block of W. 16th Street. The pedestrian, a 70 year old female, was crossing 16th Street heading south when she was struck by a Toyota Tundra pick-up truck that was heading east. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased 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: Sergeant Lori Franklin

ROAD CLOSURE: 16th Street is closed from Avenue B west bound to Athens Avenue, both directions, due to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision. The road will be closed for several hours.

Don’t forget to stop by @ Fry’s 500 W. 24th Street & say HI 👋🏼 We are helping pump gas ⛽️ & clean windshields to raise funds & awareness for Special Olympics Arizona. We will be here until 7pm

SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION Yuma, AZ – The Yuma Police Department is notifying the community that Raymond Ray Powells, 50 is now residing at 1118 S. Madison Avenue apt B Yuma, Arizona 85364. He is described as 6 feet, 1 inches tall, 233 pounds, with Black hair and brown eyes. On May 06, 2008, Raymond Ray Powells, was convicted in the Yuma County Superior Court on two counts of Sexual Assault (Attempted) and Violation of Sex Offender Registration (Failure to Register) Raymond Ray Powells is a level 3 sex offender with a high risk to re-offend. Information Released By: Officer Janet Sanchez

If you have information that will lead to the arrest of any of Yuma's Most Wanted please call your local law enforcement agencies, 78-CRIME (928-782-7463) or dial 911. Do not attempt to apprehend them yourself.