Replica rifle photo at Buena High School prompts police response

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The Sierra Vista Police Department responded to Buena High School at about 8:45 a.m. today to investigate an Instagram photo showing two juveniles on campus holding a rifle. Officers quickly identified the students and the rifle was determined to be an inert, non-firing replica. The juveniles were referred for disorderly conduct and will be released to their parents. The Sierra …

Quail Run Drive, SR 92 project set to start Monday

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A project to improve access between State Route 92 and Quail Run Drive will begin on Monday, March 26, with work expected to continue for about six weeks. The project will relocate the easternmost portion of Quail Run Drive, which currently runs through the Culver’s parking lot, about 250 feet to the north. Crews will construct a right hand turn …

Cleanup project on State Trust Land to begin Wednesday

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Joint Press Release with Arizona State Land Department Crews will begin work on an Arizona State Land Department project to clean up a 130–acre parcel of State Trust Land in Sierra Vista on Wednesday, March 21. The work, expected to be completed in about a week, is being conducted by Slate Creek Contracting LLC and paid for by the State …

St. Patrick’s Day detail nets six DUI arrests

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made six driving under the influence arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Saturday, March 17, during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Huachuca City Police Department, and Tombstone Marshal’s Office. In addition to the …

Crack sealing on 7th Street set to start Monday

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Crack sealing will be conducted along 7th Street next week, with work expected to start on Monday, March 12, and continue for about four to five days. The Public Works Department has contracted Sunland Asphalt to apply the crack seal as part of the City’s annual street maintenance plan. At times, traffic will be restricted to one lane in each …

Sierra Vista man dies Monday in head-on collision

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The driver of a minivan died on Monday afternoon after colliding with a semitrailer truck on the Highway 90 Bypass in between Coronado Drive and 7th Street shortly after 12:30 p.m. Witnesses who remained on scene reported seeing a 2005 blue Ford minivan traveling eastbound in a westbound lane, while the witnesses were driving west toward 7th Street. Although some …

Police arrest PTSO president for theft of funds

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested the president of the Parent Teacher Student Organization at Joyce Clark Middle School on Monday for felony theft of funds from the PTSO account. The investigation into this case began on Friday, Feb. 16, when the Sierra Vista Police Department received information regarding the potential embezzlement PTSO funds at the school. Investigators learned that …

Reported phone scammer poses as law enforcement official

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The Sierra Vista Police Department has received several reports from residents targeted by an apparent phone scam perpetrated by an individual posing as a law enforcement official with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. The caller demanded money be sent electronically to satisfy a fine and, in at least one case, is believed to have “spoofed” the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office …

Purple Hearts Park gets playground repairs

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Sierra Vista, AZ.  02/20/18. After a temporary closure, the playground at Purple Hearts Park is open for play after undergoing some necessary repairs last week, making the structure a safer play area for kids. City Parks staff replaced and stabilized the steps leading to the top of the structure, then removed debris from the sand below and added a fresh …