On April 11, 2021 at approximately 8:00 pm, the San Luis Police Department received calls of a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian that took place by Merrill Avenue and Villa Street. San Luis police officers responded to the location and upon arrival located an unconscious elderly female laying on the ground who had been struck by a vehicle. San Luis police officers identified the male driver involved as 26 year old Vicente Torres Sandoval from San Luis, Arizona. The female victim was later identified as 80 y/o Maria Leal, a resident of San Luis, Mexico. Mrs. Leal was transported to YRMC and later flown to a Phoenix hospital with head trauma where she later died of her injuries. Mr. Torres-Sandoval was booked into the Yuma County Jail for driving under the influence and a charge of vehicular manslaughter was added to his charges.
It is the mission of the San Luis Police Department to work in partnership with our community to enforce the law, enhance the quality of life, provide a safe environment and reduce the fear of crime while affording dignity and respect to every individual in the City of San Luis. We will accomplish this mission by practicing the community oriented policing and problem solving philosophy.
We work to be a flagship law enforcement agency for excellence as we seek to eradicate crime and social disorder in Partnership with our community.
“Working Together… for a Safe Community”
Adhering to strict, unequivocal standards of conduct in keeping with our ethical obligations;
Displaying the strength of character to confront fear, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation when other alternatives are available;
Accepting individual and collective responsibility for our oath, duty, and actions;
Adapting to changes in society through strategic integration of technology and equipment;
Valuing human life and dignity with an equal commitment to justice and acceptance of diversity
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