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 …

City shifts teen programming to the library

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Beginning in September, the Sierra Vista Public Library will expand its teen programming and serve as the City’s dedicated space for teens during the weekdays, while the Sierra Vista Teen Center facility is repurposed to maximize its use. The staff at the Teen Center will continue to facilitate the expansion of teen programming and will provide supervision at the library’s …

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 …

Man arrested for sexual conduct with a minor, sexual exploitation

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a Sierra Vista man on Monday afternoon for sexual conduct with a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor. As part of an investigation into a sexual assault on a juvenile perpetrated by a known local man, SVPD detectives served a search warrant at the man’s residence in the 500 block of N. Coronado …

Yarbrough selected as new assistant city manager

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City of Sierra Vista Leisure and Library Services Director Victoria Yarbrough has been selected to serve as assistant city manager, effective Sept. 5. Yarbrough joined the City of Sierra Vista team in 2011. She immediately oversaw the integration of the City’s library and leisure services departments, while also acting as head of the tourism division for her first two years. …

Animal Care Center offers discounted dog adoptions

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The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center has reached its capacity for dogs and will offer reduced fees for dog adoptions through August 31 in hopes of freeing up space and finding loving homes for the many canines that have arrived at the shelter. Effective today, the dog adoption fee will be reduced from $75 to $50 through August 31. …