Meth was a factor in deadly head-on collision in November

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Autopsy results show that the driver of a vehicle who caused a deadly head-on collision on Highway 90 near Airport Road on Nov. 26, 2019, had a high level of methamphetamine in her blood at the time of the crash. The driver who caused the collision, 40-year-old Whetstone resident Lisa Martinez, had been traveling south on Highway 90 near Airport …

Don’t let a scammer turn you into a suspect

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The Sierra Vista Police Department urges citizens to be cautious when making online purchases that seem too good to be true because they could be unknowingly participating in a fraud or identity theft scam. The police department investigated two recent cases involving someone shopping on websites with products and third party memberships offered at steep discounts of one-third or one-fourth …

Task force makes 5 DUI arrests in New Year’s Eve detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made five DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in Sierra Vista on Tuesday, December 31, due to New Year’s Eve.   The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. The detail resulted in the following: 87 stops or contacts, …

Threat leads to lockdown at Huachuca Mountain Elementary School

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The Sierra Vista Police Department referred a sixth-grade student at Huachuca Mountain Elementary School for disruption of an educational facility after several students reported seeing a threat on Snapchat late this morning. Four students reported to the school principal that they had seen another student post a threat on Snapchat. In that post, the student claimed to be planning to …

Task force makes no DUI arrests in Thanksgiving weekend detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made 86 traffic stops or contacts with no DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted on Saturday, Nov. 30, due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. “The goal of the task force is to reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads. We’re always happy to end a detail with no DUI arrests because …

Cat adoptions and turn-ins temporarily suspended

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The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center has temporarily suspended cat adoptions and turn-ins due to capacity limitations and an outbreak of upper respiratory infections among the felines. On Tuesday, the Animal Care Center announced that cat adoptions were suspended while staff provided medical care to the felines experiencing the respiratory infections. With adoptions suspended, the “kitty room” quickly reached …

One hospitalized, one dead, following Tuesday morning collision

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A Huachuca City woman was killed and a Sierra Vista man was flown to a Tucson hospital early this morning, both victims of a head-on collision on Highway 90 at Airport Road.  Sierra Vista Police arrived on the scene just before 6 a.m. this morning, where they found two vehicles with extensive front-end damage blocking the northbound lanes of Highway …

Altercation ends with gunshot injuries and felony arrest

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An argument on Sunday on Brae Burn Street resulted in two people being injured from a single gunshot and one person arrested and charged with multiple felonies. Steven Hupcej, 29 of Sierra Vista, was charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, endangerment, disorderly conduct with a weapon, and one count of discharge of a firearm at a residential structure. …

Not all vehicle lights are legal on public roads

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Sierra Vista Police Department officers have observed a recent increase in vehicles being driven with extra lights installed and sometimes drivers are surprised to learn that not all of the lights available to buy are actually legal on public roadways. “It’s a common misconception that just because the lights and related equipment can be purchased it means they must also …

Police seek information on Sunday night shooting

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The Sierra Vista Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of the Mountain Steppes Apartments on Sunday night. SVPD officers responded to the apartment complex, which is located at 4250 E. Foothills Dr., at about 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, for a report of a physical fight in the parking lot involving multiple individuals. Prior …