Yuma, Arizona - Today,just after 12:00 noon a fire was reported in the area of 4th Avenue and 26th Street. This information was then updated to a garage on fire in the 2500 block of 8th Drive. First arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found heavy smoke and fire coming from a two story building at 2539 South 8th Drive (at the corner of 8th Drive and 26th Street).

Yuma, Arizona - Yesterday, at approximately 6:45 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 400 block of south Magnolia Avenue reference a drive by shooting.  A witness said a white 2000 model Dodge 4 door passenger car was traveling northbound at a slow rate of speed when three shots were fired from the vehicle.

Yuma, Arizona - On June 7, 2016 the Yuma Police Department responded to 180 W. 1st Street, Yuma Visitor’s Bureau, reference to a theft from a former employee.  It is alleged that Fernando Zacarias, the former accountant for the Yuma Visitor’s Bureau, made fraudulent money transfers from the YVB business account to his personal account.  Zacarias was arrested on June 9th reference this case and has been released.  This is still an intensive ongoing investigation.

Yuma, Arizona - This morning, at approximately 2:00 a.m. officers were dispatched to 2350 S, Avenue B in reference to a burglary.  Four unknown subjects forcefully entered an apartment and took various items while holding the occupants at gunpoint.  The suspects fled eastbound on 24th Street in a dark colored two door coupe.  One victim was struck in the head during the incident.  The victim received minor injuries and did not seek medical attention.

Yuma, Arizona - The Yuma Police Department would like to provide the community with some back to school safety tips. Awareness and education can be used as tools to help keep children safe.