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Wellton man arrested for theft and damage on Barry M. Goldwater Range

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – The Yuma County Sheriff's Office (YCSO) arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a theft and criminal damage incident in the Barry M. Goldwater Range.

YCSO was contacted about the incident by the U.S. Marine Corps Bureau of Criminal Investigation on February 21, according to a press release. During the joint investigation, both agencies identified the suspect as a 53-year-old Yuma man.

On Tuesday, after the suspect was identified, YCSO announced that it executed a search warrant at the suspect's residence in the E County 13th Street area of ​​Welton.

YCSO said authorities searched the residence and found the following items that were reported as stolen:

  • large generator
  • optima battery
  • military vehicle battery

Also found were 20.95 grams of methamphetamine, 10 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 0.8 grams of cocaine, other drug paraphernalia and multiple firearms. All items were seized.

After his arrest, the suspect was booked into the Yuma County Jail on the following charges:

  • Three crimes: theft, trespassing, and robbery
  • 18 charges of possessing a weapon during a drug offense
  • 2 charges of possession of dangerous goods
  • One count of drug violation and possession of drug paraphernalia.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please call YCSO anonymously at (928) 783-4427 or 78-CRIME.You can also visit YCSOSubmit an anonymous tip to our website.

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