Inaccurate social media post raises safety concerns at Buena

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An inaccurate social media post on Snapchat that implied a Monday school shooting circulated among students on Sunday, causing significant community concern about safety at Buena High School, especially given recent national events involving shootings in public venues. The chat was sent to one or more students and began circulating rapidly before it was reported to the Sierra Vista Police …

SVPD urges drivers to be alert as students head back to school

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Soon local children will begin walking, bicycling, and taking the bus to school as classes begin this week. To keep the students safe, the Sierra Vista Police Department will be patrolling around local schools and strictly enforcing the laws regarding school zones and bus stops. School zones are clearly marked with signs indicating the 15 mph school zone is in …

Task force makes three DUI arrests in Independence Day detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made three DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Wednesday, July 3, due to the Independence Day holiday.   The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and Huachuca City Police Department. The detail resulted …

SVPD arrests man for attempted second-degree murder in domestic violence case

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a man found hiding in his ex-girlfriend’s residence on Monday morning on charges that include aggravated domestic violence, attempted second-degree murder, and kidnapping. Joel Zubiate, a 42-year-old Sierra Vista resident, was reported for approaching his ex-girlfriend outside her residence on Sunday, June 23, and kidnapping her by forcing her inside her home and holding …

DNA test leads to arrest for sexual conduct with a minor

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a 29-year-old Sierra Vista man for sexual conduct with a minor on Friday, June 14, as a result of an investigation that began nearly two years ago and DNA test results that were received on Friday. The investigation started at about 3:44 a.m. on Aug. 26, 2017, when the Sierra Vista Police Department received …

SVPD seeks applicants for Citizen Police Academy

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Local adults interested in a behind-the-scenes glimpse of police work can apply now for the upcoming Citizen Police Academy hosted by the Sierra Vista Police Department. Classes will be held in the police department auditorium on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. for 12 consecutive weeks starting Aug. 8. Applications must be submitted by Friday, June 21. The class …