The Yuma man arrested Monday night after allegedly being involved in a shooting in which no injuries or property damage was reported, has not been charged with any crimes — at least for now.When Victor Medina appeared before Justice of the Peace Greg Stewart for his arraignment in Yuma Justice Court on Thursday, he was informed
Several officers with the Yuma Police Department responded to the area of Avenue A and 20th Place at about 6:40 a.m. Thursday and arrested at least two people suspected of being involved in a series of shoplifting incidents. One of those arrested was an adult and the second a minor.
Sentencing for a Tacna man charged with drug and gun-related offenses had to be continued for more than a month when the man's attorney requested a mitigation hearing after learning of the sentence the court intended to impose upon his client.In a brief hearing in Yuma County Superior Court, Superior Court Judge pro tem David Haws in
The attorney for Jose Jimenez, who is charged in the death of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa, expressed concern during a hearing in Yuma County Superior Court Wednesday that the intense media coverage of her client's case may affect his chance to get a fair trial here.In doing so, attorney Kristi Riggins of the Yuma County Public Defe
Federal agents nabbed a child sex offender as he tried to illegally re-enter the United States early Tuesday.Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested three men in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge near Lukeville. A records check revealed one of them, Jose Gomez-Dominguez, is an aggravated felon with an extensive cr
The case against a man who allegedly threatened to shoot a woman, kill other unspecified people and then kill himself may be sent back to a grand jury for a second time.During a status hearing before Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Stephen J. Rouff, defense attorney Bill Fox, who represents 23-year-old Gary Smith, said he has filed a mo
Firefighters from the Winterhaven Fire Department battled a travel trailer fire south of Quechan Road and east of Winterhaven Drive Tuesday night. No injuries were reported from the scene, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
The driver of a tractor-trailer and a passenger were transported to the hospital after being involved in a single-vehicle rollover late Monday night. Their identities have not been released to the public.According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the incident happened at about 11:45 p.m. while the semi-truck was traveling
A man was arrested Monday night after allegedly being involved in a shooting. There were no injuries or property damage reported as a result of the incident.According to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, at about 11:50 p.m., deputies were sent to the 11000 block of South Avenue 9E after receiving a report of shots fired.O
Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested a suspected smuggler attempting to transport methamphetamine and cocaine through a checkpoint, while U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man wanted on an Alabama murder case.According to agent Kyle Estes, public affairs officer, a man was attempting to drive a Chev
Charges were filed in Yuma County Justice Court Monday against the man and woman arrested in connection with a recent gang-related attempted homicide.
In a brief arraignment hearing, Yuma Justice of the Peace Greg Stewart told 32-year-old Miguel "Capone" Rodriguez that the Yuma County Attorney’s Office had decided to charge him wit
UPDATED 6:45 p.m.: A wildfire along the Colorado River has charred 500 to 1,000 acres in the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge and the Picacho State Recreation Area.
As of Monday afternoon, it was reported as about 50 percent contained. The fire is burning primarily salt cedar and phragmites about 25 miles north of Yuma.
Rural/Metro’s Brian Wolgamot and Dustin Gray, along with Yuma Fire Department’s Jordan Bowers and Ashley Taylor were recognized as the Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medical Dispatchers of the Year during a ceremony at Fire Station 3 in recognition of EMS Week.
A wildfire north of Picacho Peak had consumed about 300 acres as of Sunday night. Smoke could be seen from Yuma.The Island Lake Fire is burning completely inside Arizona and was zero percent contained as of about 9:30 p.m., according to the Rural/Metro Fire Department. The blaze is burning mostly to the north, following the river, an
Yuma police are looking for a shotgun-wielding mugger that they say robbed a pedestrian Friday night.According to the Yuma Police Department, the robbery happened at about 10:50 p.m. in the 2000 block of South 3rd Avenue. The victim was walking down the street when a white Ford Explorer with multiple people inside pulled alongside th
Police are investigating an attempted homicide and are asking the public to help identify potential suspects. According to the Yuma Police Department, on Wednesday night, officers were sent to the Yuma Regional Medical Center Emergency Room to speak with a 21-year-old man who was being treated for two gunshot wounds.The m
New court dates have been scheduled for two of the three suspects charged in connection to the March 22 killing of 28-year-old Christal Figueroa, whose body was found in a citrus grove near County 17th Street and Avenue 2E.Brandi Michalski, 24, and Andres Francisco Flores Galindo, 22, who both had court dates previously scheduled for
Dorothy Martin, 34, has been officially identified by police as the person who allegedly shot and killed 28-year-old Jennifer Rose Silva on Tuesday morning.Martin and Silva had been romantically involved in a domestic relationship at some point in the past, police said.Martin has been interviewed by detectives with the Yu
A judge on Thursday granted a request by a prosecutor from the Yuma County Attorney's Office to set $500,000 bonds for the man and woman arrested in connection with a recent gang-related attempted homicide. Prosecutor William Katz told the court that 40-year-old Misty Ann Martinez and 32-year-old Miguel “Capone” Rodriguez
Family, friends and hundreds of colleagues all gathered at the Yuma Civic Center Wednesday morning to pay their respects to fallen Arizona Department of Public Safety officer Tim Huffman.
"The risk that we as law enforcement officers have chosen to take to preserve and protect an environment, a system, a way of life, and the value we pla
A man and a woman wanted in connection with an attempted homicide have been arrested by police.At about 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, detectives with the Yuma Police Department found 40-year-old Misty Ann Martinez and 32-year-old Miguel “Capone” Rodriguez at a residence located at 1146 S. 7th Ave. and took them both into custody.
Yuma police have released more information on two women who died in separate incidents this week.In the first case, police have identified the woman whose body was found in a citrus grove Monday as 24-year-old Jessica Monique Sanchez.Police have not commented on a cause of death, but have deemed the incident as suspicious
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested four suspected drug smugglers and seized about 442 pounds of marijuana Monday and Tuesday.The drugs have an estimated street value of $221,000.On Monday night, agents working southwest of Gila Bend apprehended a group of four men reportedly carrying 253 pounds of marijuana along a