CUB detail results in six citations for sale of alcohol to minors

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force cited employees at six businesses in Cochise County during a Covert Underage Buyers detail conducted in cooperation with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control on Friday, April 14. The task force targeted 36 businesses in the Sierra Vista and Whetstone areas based on previous …

SVPD assists federal agents with kidnapping arrest

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The Sierra Vista Police Department assisted Homeland Security Investigations and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents with the arrest of two men on Tuesday evening, including a Sierra Vista resident wanted for kidnapping. Investigators conducted surveillance of 40-year-old Brian Meyers, who had a felony arrest warrant for kidnapping, and 25-year-old Derek Tessman, also a Sierra Vista resident, in the 100 block …

Bystanders use CPR to revive drowning child

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Last week, Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services and the Sierra Vista Police Department recognized two local women for performing potentially life-saving CPR on a 2-year-old boy who nearly drowned at a local apartment complex pool recently. “We didn’t know what we were doing, but we did it,” Cierra Walker said, during a brief recognition ceremony at Fire Station 2 …

Multi-agency search at Sierra Vista residence nets multiple arrests

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The Sierra Vista Police Department joined forces with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office to execute a search warrant on Thursday evening, which resulted in the arrest of three adults and the referral of one juvenile. The warrant was served at a residence in the 200 block of North 3rd Street on …

SVPD earns CALEA reaccreditation

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The Sierra Vista Police Department has earned its reaccreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, reaffirming the department’s commitment to excellence. This is the first time the department has gone through the process required to retain its accreditation since initially receiving it in 2014. The renewed accreditation is good for the next four years and ensures the …

Big fires start small, play it safe this fire season

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With rising temperatures, dry conditions, and high winds common in the spring and summer months, the Sierra Vista Police Department and Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services would like to remind citizens that all big fires start small and everyone plays a role in protecting our community. “Just one moment of inattention or one poor choice can spark a serious …

St. Patrick’s Day details nets four DUI arrests

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made four misdemeanor DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on March 17, due to the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Huachuca City Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, and Arizona Department of Public Safety. In addition to the four DUI …

Final two victims in fatal crash identified

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The Sierra Vista Police Department can now release the names of the two additional victims who died in a two-vehicle head-on collision last week, which occurred on the Highway 90 Bypass and resulted in three lives lost. The two occupants of a 2004 black Chevrolet pickup truck have been identified as 61-year-old Pedro O. Penalver and 73-year-old Maria Del Carmen …