Celebrate Fourth of July responsibly

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As Sierra Vista residents prepare to celebrate Independence Day, they should be aware that the use of fireworks in the City limits is strictly regulated and only certain kinds of consumer fireworks are legal in Arizona. In light of high temperatures and dry conditions, it’s especially important to take common sense precautions and know the law so a well-intentioned celebration …

Collisions show danger of distracted and impaired driving

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In light of two rear-end collisions on Monday, June 19, the Sierra Vista Police Department reminds residents to always avoid distractions while driving and to never drive while impaired. Both collisions resulted in minor injuries treated at Canyon Vista Medical Center. The first was caused by a distracted driver, while the second involved a driver who was arrested for an …

Second suspect arrested for May drive-by shooting

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a second suspect on Friday, June 16, in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred in the early morning of May 18. The shooting resulted in multiple occupied residences being struck by projectiles but no one was injured. Evidence at the scene indicated there were two shooters. SVPD detectives conducted interviews of witnesses and …

Owner of abandoned puppy identified

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Sierra Vista Police Department detectives assisted animal control officers to identify the owner of a puppy that was discovered in a dumpster on Wednesday, May 31. The investigation into the incident concluded on Thursday, June 15. The owner was recently identified and contacted by detectives, who learned more about why and how the puppy was left in the dumpster. After …

Man arrested for super extreme DUI following rollover

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a Hereford man for a super extreme DUI on Wednesday after responding to a single vehicle rollover accident near Coronado Drive and Buffalo Soldier Trail that afternoon. Police officers and Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services personnel responded to the reported accident at about 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday. A vehicle with a single occupant …

SVPD urges residents to be mindful of fire danger

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In light of many recent fires seen in the region, the Sierra Vista Police Department urges residents to play it safe while rising temperatures, dry conditions, and occasional high winds make for prime fire conditions. Although the Lizard and Dragoon Fires now burning in the Dragoon Mountains were reportedly caused by lightening, other recent fires were sparked by human activity. …

Task Force makes four DUI arrests in Memorial Day details

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made three misdemeanor DUI arrests and one felony DUI arrest during two separate saturation details conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Saturday, May 27, due to the Memorial Day weekend. The first detail on May 27 was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Huachuca City Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, and Cochise …

Police safely apprehend woman barricaded in apartment

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The Sierra Vista Police Department safely apprehended a woman armed with a handgun who barricaded herself in her apartment for more than 6 hours on Wednesday. At about 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to Vista Village Apartments, located at 1125 N. 7th Street, for a report of a woman brandishing a handgun and attempting to break a window outside …

Police seek aid to locate man convicted of drug charges

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UPDATE (June 13, 2017): Carl Butler was arrested in Kansas by the Junction City Police Department on June 4 for a local charge of interfering with law enforcement. He was also booked for his felony drug warrants out of Arizona and is being held for extradition. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office will be transporting Butler back to Arizona.  The Sierra …

Police locate psychiatric patient

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The Sierra Vista Police Department located a psychiatric patient who had been reported missing from Canyon Vista Medical Center early this afternoon. At about 1:43 p.m., police responded to a report that a patient, who was ordered to receive psychiatric treatment, had left Canyon Vista Medical Center. SVPD officers made contact with the patient at his Sierra Vista residence and …