Former Student Charged with Felony Charge for School Threat


On 08-27-2018, during late evening hours, the San Luis Police received information of a possible threat made against San Luis High School via Facebook. Officers were able to locate the individual, who was arrested and ultimately booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Detention Center under the felony charge of interference with or disruption of an educational institution.

The San Luis Police Department, working in conjunction with Yuma Union High School District #70 and San Luis High School, encourages everyone to report any threats to school officials and the police department. The San Luis Police Department wishes to inform the public that such threats under any circumstances will be taken seriously and not be tolerated. Those responsible will be arrested and booked in jail.

SLPD Arrests Two Suspects on Unlawful Imprisonment


The San Luis Police Department arrested two people on suspicion of unlawful imprisonment along with other charges after they tried to flee from an officer and went running into a house.

A SLPD Officer attempted to make contact with a male subject who ran from him in the area of the 1200 Block of Babbitt Lane. The suspect ran into a residence and locked himself inside along with a female companion that was with him.

After about 30 minutes of being inside the residence, the suspects came out of the residence and it was then learned that inside the residence were three juveniles. The suspects were told by one of the juvenile victims to leave the residence but the suspects refused and continued to be inside the residence unlawfully.

The suspects were identified as 22 year old Angel Preciado and 26 year old Isabela Delgado.

Angel was booked into the Yuma County Jail for possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts of endangerment, 2nd degree burglary, criminal trespassing and unlawful imprisonment.

Isabela was booked into the Yuma County Jail for criminal trespassing and 2nd degree burglary. Isabela was also booked for a warrant that had been issued to her for the charges of failure to stop for a police officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Angel Preciado Isabel Delgado Pd on Scene

San Luis PD Arrest Unlawful Flight Suspect


The San Luis Police Department arrested a male subject early Tuesday morning after he led officers from various Yuma County Law Enforcement Agencies on a nearly 70 mile vehicle pursuit.

SLPD responded to assist Cocopah Tribal Police along with Border Patrol Agents around 8:15 AM on Tuesday morning. Both agencies were trying to stop a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of the Yuma area.

As the stolen vehicle entered the San Luis City limits, SLPD Officers tried to stop the vehicle from entering city limits. The driver refused to comply and continued to flee on law enforcement.
The vehicle came to a stop around Mile Post 62 and Interstate 8.

The driver and suspect of the vehicle was identified as 20 year old Emmanuel Duenas. The other passenger who was inside the vehicle was not charged and is considered a victim in this case.
Emmanuel was booked into the Yuma County Adult Jail for Unlawful Flight from Law Enforcement, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Kidnapping, Endangerment, Theft of Vehicle, and Possession of Stolen Property.

San Luis PD Arrests Burglary Suspect


The San Luis Police Department arrested a male subject that was wanted in connection to a commercial burglary on Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect was identified as 52 year old Armando Esparza.

SLPD Officers first responded to a report of a commercial theft that occurred June 27th at the City Fleet Services Building. The items taken were numerous power tools, wrenches and other pieces of equipment.

SLPD Officers were able to locate the suspect based on video surveillance footage that recorded the suspect taking the items.

The suspect was located at the 600 block of Main Street and taken into custody.

Armando was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for Burglary 3rd Degree, Criminal Damage to Property, Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree.

San Luis PD Arrest Narcotics Suspect


The San Luis Police Department arrested a male subject with 41 pounds of methamphetamine.

On Tuesday morning, SLPD officers conducted a traffic stop on a gray 2006 Honda sedan that had conducted a traffic violation at County 19th and Avenue I. The vehicle was being driven by 20 year old Eulice Salvador Lopez- Villanueva.

SLPD Officers found the narcotics inside the vehicle that Lopez-Villanueva was driving at the time. The narcotics were concealed inside a hidden compartment.

The estimated street value of the methamphetamine is $123,000.

Lopez-Villanueva was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for Possession of Dangerous Drug for Sales.

SLPD arrested 26 year old Gabriel Ortega Cano in the murder of 37 year old Arturo Lira


On Sunday November 15th, SLPD responded to the 100 Block of Los Montes Street in regards to a report of two male subjects involved in a fight. When officers arrived, they found the victim Arturo Lira deceased inside the residence. Officers then found Gabriel Cano inside the residence and took him into custody.

Gabriel was later transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center and later flown to Phoenix area hospital with a head injury. Gabriel was later released from the hospital and officers took him into custody for a warrant he had pending with the San Luis Municipal Court.

Later Wednesday evening, SLPD detectives interviewed Gabriel and later booked him into the Yuma County Detention Center on the charge of Homicide 2nd Degree.

Anyone who may have any information is asked to please call the San Luis Police Department at 928-341-2420 to get in contact with Detective Ernesto Prieto.

San Luis PD Arrest Unlawful Flight Suspect


The San Luis Police Department arrested a male subject Wednesday night who was wanted on felony charges of unlawful flight from law enforcement that took place over the weekend.

SLPD Officers located and arrested 32 year-old Juan Carlos Leon-Osuna at a residence on the 200 Block of Rio Sonora Street. SLPD had been following up on leads on the whereabouts of Leon-Osuna who had fled from officers on Saturday night after officers tried to conduct a traffic stop on him.

Officers had initially responded to a report of a reckless driver in the area of 100 C Street. When SLPD located the vehicle, the suspect vehicle that was being driven by Leon-Osuna refused to stop for patrol units.

Leon-Osuna is a deported felon who was illegally in the United States at the time of this incident.

Leon-Osuna was booked into the Yuma County Detention Center on unlawful flight from law enforcement and endangerment.

San Luis PD Arrests Suspect for Resisting Arrest


The San Luis Police Department arrested a male subject Wednesday evening for possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and for a total of 6 warrants that had been issued for his arrest.

A San Luis Police Officer made contact with 20 year-old Christian Leon at the 1300 Block of     La Madera Drive. The suspect who had 6 warrants for his arrest took off running and a foot pursuit took place. SLPD located the suspect hiding behind a residence and tried to evade officers by running.

The suspect was apprehended after another foot pursuit in which an officer had to use an Electronic Control Device. The suspect was found to be in possession of an electronic scale with some marijuana residue along with several baggies used to package illegal narcotics.

The suspect was booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest and for 6 warrants.