Elfrida man arrested for sexual exploitation of a minor

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested an Elfrida man for sexual exploitation of a minor following an investigation that stemmed from an August 23 report that he was viewing illicit photos at the Sierra Vista Public Library. On August 23, witnesses stated that they had observed 77-year-old Richard Albright, a registered sex offender, looking at illicit photos on a library …

Sierra Vista woman dies in pedestrian vs. vehicle collision

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A Sierra Vista woman died Wednesday night after being struck by a vehicle while she was crossing State Route 90 near Rainbow Way. Sierra Vista Police Department officers responded to the incident at about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday and found that 67-year-old Sierra Vista resident Sharron Pottier had been fatally struck while crossing the highway east of a HAWK pedestrian …

Task force makes five DUI arrests in St. Patrick’s Day detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made five misdemeanor DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Saturday, March 16, due to the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.  The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and Huachuca City Police Department. The …

SVPD seeks information regarding man, woman found dead on Friday

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The Sierra Vista Police Department is seeking additional information to aid its investigation into an incident that resulted in the deaths of a local man and woman from single gunshot wounds. The investigation began at about 7:40 p.m. on Friday, March 15, when a Sierra Vista woman checked on a property owned by a relative and discovered the bodies of …

SVPD arrests Hereford couple for selling drugs

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The Sierra Vista Police Department recently arrested a man and woman from Hereford on multiple drug charges after conducting a six month investigation into the sale of large amounts of heroin and methamphetamine in the Sierra Vista area. The investigation began when SVPD Special Operations Bureau detectives received information that Arielle Aldrich, a 28-year-old Hereford resident, was selling large quantities …

Barricaded subject died from self-inflicted gunshot wound

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The Sierra Vista Police Department attempted to negotiate with a barricaded subject for more than three hours on Tuesday afternoon following a domestic violence call and ultimately found that the subject, a local man, had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. SVPD officers responded to a residence in the 3300 block of Greenbrier Road in reference to a domestic violence …

Four-month investigation leads to heroin, meth bust

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A four-month investigation in the Sierra Vista and Nogales areas conducted by the Sierra Vista Police Department recently resulted in the arrests of two area residents on charges tied to the sale of methamphetamine and heroin. The investigation began when SVPD investigators started receiving information indicating 29-year-old Hereford resident Ian MacPhail was selling large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin in …

Joint operation nets nine arrests on child sexual exploitation charges

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The Sierra Vista Police Department partnered with local, state, and federal agencies to conduct a joint operation resulting in the arrests of nine individuals on charges tied to using the internet to lure a minor for sexual exploitation last week. The operation was conducted for the last several weeks by members of the local Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task …

Task force makes three DUI arrests in Super Bowl detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made three misdemeanor DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Sunday, February 3, due to Super Bowl Sunday. The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, Bisbee Police Department, and Huachuca City Police Department. …

SVPD arrests man for sexual exploitation of a minor

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a local man today for sexual exploitation of a minor after conducting a nine-month investigation prompted by a report that illicit child images had been transmitted over social media. The investigation began when social networking sites reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an individual had used their social media …

SVPD arrests man sought for theft and outstanding warrants

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a local man sought for theft and multiple felony warrants on Friday, Feb. 1, after he barricaded himself in the attic of his sister’s home. With the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Team and personnel from Homeland Security Investigations, SVPD detectives attempted to make contact with 36-year-old Ryan Mellor at his sister’s …