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 …

Fitch and Moody’s reaffirm City’s healthy bond ratings

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Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings both reaffirmed the City of Sierra Vista’s outstanding bond ratings last week, citing effective debt management, ample reserves, a relatively low long-term liability burden, and a sound approach to budget management that helped the City weather an economic downturn. In its supporting comments for a reaffirmed rating of Aa3 last week, Moody’s said “The …

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 …

Grant will boost City’s economic development efforts

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The Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment has awarded the City of Sierra Vista a grant of more than $720,000, which will launch two initiatives dedicated to diversifying the local economy to make it less reliant on the defense sector over the next two years. That grant total includes a local match of nearly $80,000, which is being provided …

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 …

Bring a Buddy, Get a Buddy at the Animal Care Center

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The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center will offer discounted adoption fees on dogs during the month of April, in hopes of finding homes for a recent influx of canines that has stretched the facility near its capacity. Throughout April, the regular dog adoption fee will drop from $75 to $50. Plus the center will offer a “Bring a Buddy, …

Celebrate Sierra Vista’s cultural heritage

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Thanks in large part to the many military families who have been drawn here by Fort Huachuca, people from all over the world call Sierra Vista home. This wide range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds will be shared with the community on Saturday, April 8, during the City’s annual Cultural Heritage Celebration at Buena High School from 10 a.m. to …

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 …