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YPD announces ‘Operation Scrooge Stopper’

Expect increased officer presence in the Yuma Shopping Center over the holidays

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - In order to ensure a safe holiday season, the Yuma Police Department (YPD) has announced "Operation Scrooge Stopper," an effort to combat crime around the Yuma Palms Shopping Center.

YPD's Investigations Division will focus on deterring and investigating incidents of shoplifting, vehicle burglaries, vehicle thefts, and other associated criminal activity.

Expect an increased police presence in the shopping center, including detectives in plain clothes and unmarked vehicles.

YPD advises to lock your vehicle doors, and to not leave property in plain sight inside vehicles. The department also advises to park in well-lit areas.

YPD wishes everyone a safe holiday and shopping season.

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Ericka Conant

Ericka Conant has served as a Digital Content Producer since October 2019. Originally from El Centro, she calls the Desert Southwest her home.


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