Yuma, Arizona - Today, John Rodenburg, 32 years old, was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for kidnapping and aggravated luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

Yuma, Arizona - Last night, at about 10:35 pm, a fire was reported at 3003 South 32nd Avenue. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found light smoke coming from the front door of the residence. Firefighters located the fire in the master bedroom’s bathroom in the home. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished.

Yuma, Arizona - Every week YFD personnel respond to calls from residents whose smoke alarms are sounding. Fortunately this doesn’t always involve a fire, it involves a resident needing assistance with the alarm. Frequently this is just a matter of the batteries needing to be replaced, and an alarm the resident is not familiar with. Often this is a late night disturbance for the resident (why does that always seem to happen at 2:00am?) that could have been avoided by regularly changing the batteries.

Yuma, Arizona - Wednesday, shortly after 8:30 pm, a house fire was reported in the 6800 block of East Telegraph Street. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found heavy smoke and flames coming from 6891 East Telegraph Street. The fire was found to have spread into the attic space, burning through and venting out the roof. Firefighters extinguished the fire, protecting neighboring residences, and stayed on the scene through the night watching for hot spots and flare-ups.

Yuma, Arizona - What would your son, daughter or student with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) do in an encounter with the police? The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with Un Sueño Diferente Support Group and Autism Society of Greater Phoenix will host a “BE SAFE” workshop on Saturday, March 11th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Main Library.