Yuma, Arizona - On Thursday at approximately 7:00 a.m. a suspicious backpack was placed in front of the Yuma Police Departments Lobby. Because of the way the backpack was placed the decision was made to evacuate the building and call the Yuma County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad to assess the backpack. The backpack was found to contain non-threatening items.
Through the investigation of the incident it was learned that Renee Tagliafero was the person who placed the backpack at the Yuma Police Department. A “be on the lookout” or BOLO was put out for Tagliafero and she was located 10:16 p.m. in the 100 block of east 16th Street. Tagliafero was booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for Hoax.
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. Remember if your information leads to an arrest you may receive up to a $1,000 cash reward.