State grant aids DUI enforcement efforts

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The Sierra Vista Police Department recently received a grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) that will enhance its DUI enforcement efforts. The $36,745 grant awarded this month will help cover the purchase of an Intoxilyzer 9000, portable breath testers, and the department’s overtime costs for impaired driving details and checkpoints, Covert Underage Buyers (CUB) details designed …

Task force makes three DUI arrests in Rex Allen Days detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made three misdemeanor DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in Willcox on Saturday, Oct. 6, due to the Rex Allen Days weekend. The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department and Willcox Police Department. In addition to the three misdemeanor DUI arrests, the detail resulted in the following: 78 stops or …

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Sierra Vista, AZ. 10/05/18. Since 1981, October has been recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, shining light—in this case, purple light—on a difficult topic that affects millions of people from every race, religion, and social status. To bring attention to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Sierra Vista Police Department replaced building’s exterior lighting to cast a purple glow during …

DUI Task Force makes two misdemeanor arrests during Fair

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Sierra Vista, AZ.  10/04/18. Two misdemeanor DUI arrests were made by the Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force during a saturation detail in Douglas on Saturday, September 29, due to the 94th Annual Cochise County Fair. The average blood alcohol content on the misdemeanor DUI arrests was 0.114 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. The detail was performed by the …

SVPD tightens enforcement for Child Passenger Safety Week

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The Sierra Vista Police Department will conduct heightened enforcement and public awareness of passenger safety laws in support of National Child Passenger Safety Week from Sunday, Sept. 23, through Saturday, Sept. 29. Police officers will exercise zero tolerance of child restraint and seat belt violations during Child Passenger Safety Week. Officers will focus on enhanced enforcement of the following laws: …

SVPD hosts “Know Your Limit” DUI outreach at Oktoberfest

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For the third straight year, the Sierra Vista Police Department conducted DUI outreach at the City’s annual Oktoberfest event in Veterans Memorial Park to raise awareness of just how little alcohol it takes to reach the legal blood alcohol content limit of 0.08 The outreach was conducted as part of the Know Your Limit Program, sponsored by the Arizona Governor’s …

SVPD reminds residents to secure homes, vehicles

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In light of a recent uptick in reported vehicle burglaries, the Sierra Vista Police Department would like to remind residents to always ensure their homes and vehicles are properly secured when left unattended. Reports of recent vehicle burglaries have been focused in the area of Sherbundy Street in the west side of Sierra Vista. In most cases, the burglaries involved …

DUI Task Force arrests seven during Labor Day saturation detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made seven misdemeanor DUI arrests during two separate saturation details in the Sierra Vista area on September 1, in conjunction with Labor Day weekend. The first detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, and Bisbee Police Department. In addition to five misdemeanor DUI arrests, the detail resulted in 67 …

Man arrested for possession of marijuana for sale

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a local man for possession of marijuana for sale and related charges in the early morning hours on Monday, Aug. 27, after conducting a search of his apartment and vehicle. A search warrant was obtained after SVPD patrol officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana at the Port Royale Apartments, located at 1201 North …