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Local Sheriff's office teams with Yuma PD

(Joint investigation results in the arrest of two)….Imperial County Sheriff’s office works with Yuma Police Department.

The Sheriff’s office says they had been investigating an armed robbery at Gonzo’s Liquor Store in Winterhaven since April. Shortly after the robbery, Yuma experienced a rash of armed robberies with similar suspect and vehicle descriptions. Last week Yuma Police notified the Imperial County Sheriff’s office that two suspects had been arrested for the robberies in Yuma. After further investigation, the suspects were identified as Dennis Aguerro and a 16 year old accomplice. The suspects were booked into the Yuma County Jail and the Yuma County Juvenile Detention Facility. They say the Winterhaven robbery will be prosecuted by the Imperial County District Attorney’s Office. The Sheriff’s office says the interagency cooperation is a great example of two agencies working together across state and jurisdictional boundaries for one common goal.