Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrests two men in online chat operation

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Last week, the Southeast Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (AZICAC) arrested two men for attempting to lure minors to engage in sexual conduct as a result of an online operation involving numerous agencies. Special Agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Army’s Major Cybercrimes Unit, and the U.S. Marshals Service, as well as detectives and officers from …

Council adopts Final Budget for fiscal year 2021-22

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The Sierra Vista City Council adopted the Final Budget for fiscal year 2021-22 at a special meeting on Monday, July 26. The final budget of $115,711,558 remains unchanged from the Tentative Budget that was approved on June 24. The budget, which is for the fiscal year that started July 1, is about 32 percent higher than the previous annual budget …

SEACOM dispatcher helps save life using Priority Dispatch protocols

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Priority Dispatch System protocols enabled a Southeastern Arizona Communications (SEACOM) dispatcher to instruct bystanders in St. David as they provided life-saving aid to a construction worker who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest on Saturday, July 17, while working on a homeowner’s property. A man collapsed while working at the site at about 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 17. The homeowner, …

Police arrest local man for sexual exploitation of a minor

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Search also leads to arrest of second man on drug charges On Monday, July 19, the Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a local man on three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor as a result of an investigation into the possession and transfer of illicit child images over the internet. The department opened a criminal investigation in June 2021 …

Police Priority Dispatch System goes live at SEACOM on Tuesday

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Southeastern Arizona Communications (SEACOM) will implement the Police Priority Dispatch System on Tuesday, July 20, expanding the regional dispatch center’s ability to provide Cochise County residents enhanced service in emergency situations. After implementation of the same system for fire and medical calls last year, the addition of Priority Dispatch System for law enforcement calls makes SEACOM one of just a …

Shooting investigation leads to two arrests for drug and weapon charges

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested two California men on drug and weapon charges on Wednesday, resulting from the investigation into a Tuesday shooting outside a local Filiberto’s restaurant that left two people dead. As reported in a previous press release, SVPD arrested 21-year-old Sierra Vista resident Devon Neff on two charges of second-degree murder following the shooting on Tuesday, …

Man charged with two counts of second-degree murder after Tuesday night shooting

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a local man on two counts of second-degree murder following a shooting that occurred outside of the Filiberto’s restaurant located at 735 E. Fry Blvd. SVPD officers responded to a report of the shooting shortly after 7 p.m. on Tuesday and found two people with gunshot wounds when they arrived on scene. Both victims …

Fry Boulevard and Garden Avenue Improvement Project construction starts Monday

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Construction of a long-sought project creating a pedestrian-friendly environment to bolster revitalization efforts in Sierra Vista’s historic West End will begin along Fry Boulevard and North Garden Avenue on Monday, July 19. The Fry Boulevard and Garden Avenue Improvement Project will bring major changes to the commercial corridor along Fry Boulevard between North Garden Avenue and Carmichael Avenue, and along …

Council approves amended court agreement with Cochise County

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The Sierra Vista City Council unanimously approved an amended intergovernmental agreement with Cochise County for court co-location and operations effective through June 30, 2022, at its regular meeting on Thursday. The amended agreement appoints Justice of the Peace of Precinct V, which is currently Judge Kenneth Curfman, to serve as the Sierra Vista City Magistrate. Other changes in the amended …

Task force makes two DUI arrests in Independence Day detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made two DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Sunday, July 4, due to Independence Day. The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and Huachuca City Police Department. The detail resulted in the following: 50 traffic stops or contacts, 41 warnings or repair orders, two civil speed citations, four civil citations, eight distracted driving warnings for use of a cell phone, two designated drivers contacted, two …