Four DUI arrests made in Thanksgiving Day holiday detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made four DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Wednesday, November 25, due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Huachuca City Police Department, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and Bisbee Police Department. The detail resulted in the following: 108 traffic stops or contacts, 76 warnings or repair orders, 18 civil speed citations, eight miscellaneous civil citations, four seatbelt …

Police arrest local man in Tucson on domestic violence warrant

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested 38-year-old Sierra Vista resident Travis Wells in Tucson on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 28, on domestic violence charges including kidnapping and aggravated assault after an arrest warrant was issued by a Cochise County court on Monday, Oct. 26. Wells had been arrested by the Sierra Vista Police Department on Thursday, Oct. 22, for …

Grants aid DUI enforcement efforts

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The Sierra Vista Police Department recently received two grants from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety that will enhance its DUI and aggressive driving enforcement efforts. A $31,829 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will help cover the purchase of portable breath testers and the department’s overtime costs for impaired driving details, Covert Underage Buyers (CUB) details …

Task force makes two DUI arrests in Helldorado Days detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made two DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Tombstone area on Saturday, October 17, due to the Helldorado Days weekend.     The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, and Willcox Police Department. The detail resulted in the following: 22 traffic stops or contacts, 13 warnings or repair orders, four civil speed citations, two miscellaneous civil citations, one designated driver, one misdemeanor DUI arrest, and one felony aggravated DUI arrest.    The blood alcohol …

Police arrest local man for kidnapping, aggravated assault

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a local man on multiple felony charges including kidnapping and aggravated assault after responding to an apartment complex in the 1500 block of E. Busby Drive on Tuesday afternoon. Police responded for a report of man with a knife holding his girlfriend hostage in an apartment shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13. …

Public input sought on SVPD CALEA accreditation assessment

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A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will begin a remote assessment on Monday, Oct. 19, to examine all aspects of the Sierra Vista Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. “Verification that SVPD meets the commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to retain accreditation, which is …

Charges filed for incident that occurred at Sept. 19 demonstrations

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The Sierra Vista Police Department has charged two Hereford residents for an incident that occurred on Sept. 19 during public demonstrations held alongside Fry Boulevard and State Route 92. The incident occurred when 55-year-old Cathleen Tashman stopped her car on State Route 92 during demonstrations that were planned by two groups of area residents. Tashman exited her vehicle and engaged …

Task force makes two DUI arrests in Rex Allen Days weekend detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made two DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Willcox area on Saturday, October 3, due to the Rex Allen Days weekend. The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Benson Police Department, and Willcox Police Department. The detail resulted in the following: 109 traffic stops or contacts, 37 warnings or repair orders, 10 civil speed citations, nine miscellaneous …

SVPD arrests drive-by shooting suspect for first-degree murder

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The suspect in a drive-by shooting that left one local man dead on Monday surrendered himself to the Sierra Vista Police Department on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at about 3 p.m. Rick Martin, a 20-year-old Sierra Vista resident, was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Cochise County Jail. Martin is charged with one count of first-degree murder, eight …