License plates must be clearly visible at all times

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The Sierra Vista Police Department would like to remind motorists of a new state law banning anything that obscures a vehicle’s license plate. The law, which went into effect on Aug. 8, states that a person shall not use a cover, substance, electronic film, or device that obscures from any angle the numbers, characters, year validating tabs, or the name of …

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

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force cited employees at four 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 Saturday, Aug. 19. The task force targeted 30 businesses in Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Benson, and Tombstone based on previous …

Drivers urged to slow down for Highway 90 project

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While the Arizona Department of Transportation completes a chip-seal project on Highway 90, the Sierra Vista Police Department would like to remind motorists to follow the posted speed limit. The speed limit along the Highway 90 Bypass from Buffalo Soldier Trail to Industry Drive has been reduced to 35 mph but SVPD officers have observed some drivers traveling at much …

Woman arrested for selling stolen vehicle and growing marijuana

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a Sierra Vista woman for trafficking in stolen property and production of marijuana after the recovery of a stolen vehicle led investigators to serve a search warrant at her residence on Friday, Aug. 11. The investigation began on Aug. 3 when a Sierra Vista resident reported her vehicle, a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer, as missing …

Alcohol may have been factor in fatal motorcycle collision

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While traffic fatalities involving drivers under the influence of alcohol have declined in the United States in recent decades, they still accounted for nearly a third of all traffic deaths in 2014. Nationwide, there is one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 53 minutes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This national statistic hit home recently when the Sierra Vista Police …

Local man arrested for stabbing his roommate

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a local man for attempted second degree murder on Saturday night after he stabbed his roommate multiple times. SVPD police officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Peterson Street at about 7:30 p.m. after receiving a report that a stabbing had occurred. Officers found that 64-year-old Sierra Vista resident Rick Pastika …

Common violations observed on first day of school

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The Sierra Vista Police Department would like to thank the community for a safe, successful start to the school year this week and also remind motorists of a couple common violations officers’ have observed. Police officers patrolling local school zones before and after school yesterday saw numerous motorists making two common mistakes regarding parking and dropping off or picking up …