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 …

SVPD arrests local man for Oct. 19 stabbing

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a local man on Monday, Oct. 28, for several counts of aggravated assault stemming from a stabbing incident that occurred on Saturday, Oct. 19. On Oct. 19, SVPD officers responded to the 600 block of Charles Drive for a report of a stabbing. Officers found that Sierra Vista resident Christopher Rodriguez had been involved …

SVPD urges drivers to celebrate the holidays responsibly

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With the holiday season nearly here and several notable recent DUI arrests made in the Sierra Vista area, the Sierra Vista Police Department and Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force remind drivers that impaired driving collisions, fatalities, and arrests are all 100 percent preventable. The Sierra Vista Police Department will be spreading awareness regarding the dangers of impaired driving by participating …

Task force makes two DUI arrests in Helldorado Days detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made two DUI arrests while conducting a saturation detail in the Tombstone and Sierra Vista area on Saturday, Oct. 19, due to the Helldorado Days weekend. The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department and Tombstone Marshal’s Office. The detail resulted in the following: 12 stops or contacts, 10 warnings, one aggravated …