Bisbee Police Beet March 2019

Courtesy of the Bisbee Observer

BISBEE POLICE

DEPARTMENT

• Feb. 19 – A caller complained about a rooster crowing.

Someone came into the station to report a vicious dog.

Water bottles fell off a truck onto the highway. After several calls to Public Works, someone walked over to the department to ask for assistance with cleanup.

A package was stolen off a porch.

A caller reported that photo equipment was stolen from his office.

• Feb. 20 – A resident complained that a man who was told not to use a road posted “No Trespassing” keeps doing it “to make them mad.”

A caller reported that a student was selling pot brownies at the high school.

A man said he received an envelope with “green leafy buds in it.”

A caller complained about a shepherd mix with a short tail jumping in and out of her yard.

• Feb. 21 – Someone driving a white Ford Escape hit an APS pole just south of the Jonquil Motel. The vehicle was heavily damaged and had to be towed.

A caller asked for a welfare check on a dog that was lying in a yard and howling, and appeared to be in pain. The owner told the responding officer that “she is an inside dog but was outside for a while.”

A second-grader brought an unloaded BB gun to school.

A woman complained that her neighbor was blocking her driveway again.

• Feb. 22 – Naco Highway was closed briefly because a “power line” was lying across the road, but it was actually a cable line.

Two callers reported that a white truck parked in a roadway was on fire.

A woman walked to the station to ask for a ride home after her vehicle broke down at the Pit.

• Feb. 23 – A man reported that two of his neighbors tried to break in to his vehicle, but he displayed his weapon and “ran them off.”

A Dish van that was “stuck” on a street was damaged after a tow truck slid into it.

A woman reported a skunk in her trunk. She said she was going to drive out to the “desert” and was hoping it would jump out, but if not, she might need assistance.

• Feb. 24 – A man who lives on Opera complained about loud music at the Copper City Saloon.

• Feb. 25 – A caller reported that a man wearing a NY Yankees hat was smoking “weed” in the Safeway parking lot just after 8 a.m.

Summary of Calls: Between Feb. 18 and 25, 2019, the Bisbee Police Department received 84 calls regarding welfare checks, requests for extra patrol, harassment, domestic violence, theft, suspicious persons and other issues.

COCHISE COUNTY

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

• Feb. 19 – A Bisbee resident called about a dog that appears neglected.

A woman in Palominas went to the ER after being bitten by her dog when she tried to break up a dog fight.

• Feb. 20 – An inmate at the Bisbee jail said he was touched “inappropriately” by his cellmate.

• Feb. 21 – A caller reported seeing four or five “illegals” dressed in camo headed south from his house in Palominas.

A Bisbee resident reported that a former renter has been trespassing in a house that is for sale.

A woman in Palominas asked for help after her roof blew off during the storm.

• Feb. 22 – A caller reported a “baby cow” in a roadway in Palominas.

A Hereford resident said a vehicle was blocking the entrance to his home.

An officer responding to a call about a snake in the basement of a home in McNeal identified it as a king snake and moved it outside.

A man in Hereford asked for an animal control officer to pick up his neighbor’s brown pit mix that keeps getting out and is not being cared for.

A caller reported a bull creating a traffic hazard in McNeal.

Two vehicles were “having trouble” on Carr Canyon Road, and the caller asked for the road to be closed above the picnic area.

• Feb. 23 – A hiker in the Huachucas called for help after waking up to a foot of snow covering the trail.

A man said he came back to his house in Bisbee and found yellow tape across the driveway.

A caller reported hearing shots fired near a house about .75 miles up Carr Canyon Road.

A Hereford resident called to report damage to a mailbox.

• Feb. 24 – A man in McNeal said his grandson was refusing to return his keys.

A woman said someone was banging on her window in Bisbee.

A caller reported that two men in a white Toyota truck were shooting at the “No Shooting” sign at the old firing range in Bisbee.

A Hereford resident said he found drug paraphernalia belonging to his wife.

A caller asked for help getting cattle off Davis Road in McNeal.

A Hereford resident reported that her neighbor’s dog got out and attacked her dog.

• Feb. 25 – A caller said two people were “hiding out” in a home that is for sale in Hereford.

An on-duty Border Patrol agent was pulled over for going 81 mph in a 65 mph zone in Bisbee.

A caller complained about someone target shooting in Hereford.

A Palominas resident said someone in a Lincoln Continental had been “flying up and down the road.”

A caller reported that someone broke into his mother’s vehicle in Bisbee.

COCHISE COUNTY JAIL

• Feb. 26 – Kimberly Diaz, 30, Palominas, was booked into the Cochise County Jail charged with possession or use of a dangerous drug, possession or use of drug paraphernalia and DUI, DUI .8 or greater and extreme DUI.

• Feb. 27 – Laura DevVilbiss, 64, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with touching to provoke and domestic violence.

Keith Grubbs, 54, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with probation violation.

Evangelina Estrada, 55, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with fraudulent schemes and artifices, forgery and theft.

• March 1 – Franklin Baker, 56, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with possession or use of drug paraphernalia.

Jackie Damron, 66, Elfrida, was booked into jail charged with disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

Bradley DeHoyos, 21, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with probation violation.

Caleb Hodges, 20, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with disobeying a judicial mandate.

• March 3 – Michael Metli, 31, Bisbee was booked into jail charged with making unreasonable noise.

Pretrial inmates in the Cochise County Jail are innocent until proven guilty.

BISBEE POLICE

DEPARTMENT

• Feb. 25 – A caller reported that a student created a social media account and was claiming a teacher is a sex offender.

A woman said a large black dog chased her. The responding officer said the owner retrieved his dog, which had just gotten loose.

A caller reported that a dark brown medium-sized dog wearing a brown leather collar attacked her and her unleashed dogs.

The owner of the Copper Queen hotel said that last September someone stole the book that guests write their ghost experiences in.

A woman said she got a phone call from someone saying her Social Security number was being used for illegal activities in Texas.

A caller complained that the “electric company entered without notice” and injured her dog.

Someone reported a “noisy” male playing basketball in a park and refusing to leave.

• Feb. 26 – A caller asked to speak to an officer about a Facebook video made by someone who claimed to be in a gang and was threatening to kill him.

A resident complained about “an infestation of cats” at his residence.

A caller reported that a male was sitting on the front sidewalk at Greenway Elementary.

A silver and blue pickup with no license plate was tagged for towing after someone complained it had been parked for about two or three months.

A Douglas Police employee who called to report that an animal had damaged a DPD vehicle was told to call the sheriff’s office.

A man said he saw the driver of a dark Altima stop and hand “a kid” what looked like “a baggie.”

• Feb. 27 – A woman reported a hit and run accident near milepost 340 on West Highway 80.

A resident on Manuelito Trail off of Congdon asked for help with an ongoing issue with a neighbor who was vandalizing a fence.

A caller reported possibly gang-related graffiti on the back of a garage.

A woman complained that a neighbor was reaching over her fence and pushing a piece of tin away. She said the neighbor had been advised by police to leave things alone until they go to court over an ongoing issue with property lines.

A caller said that a male on a bike who was wearing a dark LA Dodgers cap and a white jacket with dark sleeves tried to pay with a $5 bill that had been “modified” to look like a $50 bill.

• Feb. 28 – A woman said she received a scam call from someone asking for money and claiming her grandson had been in an accident.

A woman reported that she’d been rear-ended in front of Santiago’s by someone driving a red Ford Ranger.

• March 2 – A caller said an unoccupied residence had been broken into.

A male was reportedly being “disorderly” due to an issue having to do with smoking.

A caller complained just before midnight that someone was ranting behind the Alco.

• March 3 – The individual who had been “yelling and ranting” behind the Alco since midnight was picked up just before 4 a.m. and taken to jail.

A resident asked for someone to pick up a trapped skunk that had been “a nuisance” for the past week.

A caller who reported a large white dog with a red collar running loose was told the information would be passed on to K91 the next day.

A man who had just been released from the county jail was reported walking “partially” in the road and yelling. The responding officer advised him to stay out of traffic.

An individual who attached an “anti-Trump” sign to a railing was told he cannot hang signs on private property.

• March 4 – A caller complained that a neighbor keeps feeding “at least a dozen” feral cats and said “the smell is awful, some look like they may be sick, and they keep breeding.”

Summary of Calls: Between Feb. 25 and March 4, 2019, the Bisbee Police Department received 110 calls regarding welfare checks, requests for extra patrol, harassment, domestic violence, theft, suspicious persons and other issues.

COCHISE COUNTY

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

• March 4 – A caller asker for a deputy to meet at a property in McNeal that had been broken into.

A Hereford resident concerned about rabies reported finding a dead coyote on the property.

A caller who is advertising a house for rent in Hereford on Zillow said someone is advertising the rental on Craigslist.

A Hereford resident reported hearing “multiple” shots fired.

A caller said three people who were possibly in the country illegally were walking north on Smith Road in Palominas.

A Bisbee resident complained that a roommate was drunk and “being mean.”

• March 5 – A caller reported that a controlled burn on approximately 1,200 acres would be conducted in Palominas and would be producing a large amount of smoke.

A woman in Bisbee said a black Poodle that appeared sick had shown up on her property.

A caller in Bisbee said a man was recording at the Border Patrol station and had been harassing agents at the port of entry earlier.

A Hereford resident complained that three stray dogs keep coming onto her property “to mess with” her dog.

A caller reported that Bisbee medics had been requested for a woman with a gash on her head after an accident on Double Adobe Road.

A Hereford resident said a German Shepherd that they had been fostering had become aggressive.

A caller in Bisbee asked for someone to remove a baby rattlesnake from the backyard.

DPS asked for assistance with javelinas on a road in Hereford.

• March 6 – A pit bull was reportedly loose near a bus stop in Palominas.

A Chihuahua mix puppy was found on Arabian Drive in Hereford.

A caller in Hereford reported a skunk in the garage.

A caller said a “bag of bones” was found in Hereford with tire tracks leading to the site.

• March 7 – A man in McNeal reported that his black Lab mix had been missing since the previous night.

A caller complained about dogs barking constantly at two houses on East Mulberry Lane in Bisbee.

A Hereford resident complained about people shooting in either Ash or Miller Canyon.

A woman in Double Adobe said she had a rattlesnake in her kitchen.

A caller said two large pit bulls and a mutt were fighting in a street in Hereford.

Someone driving an “older” sedan crashed into a fence and was driving on the shoulder near Nucci in Hereford.

• March 8 – A McNeal resident complained about loose cattle damaging his property.

A woman in Hereford said her neighbors “are starving their dog.”

A caller said he was being harassed by the owners of a property in Palominas.

• March 9 – A caller reported that a woman was taking belongings that do not belong to her from a house in Bisbee.

A man in Double Adobe complained that four or five of his neighbor’s dogs had been chasing his cattle.

A Palominas resident said her neighbor’s pit bull was being aggressive toward her and her dogs.

• March 10 – Fry Fire asked for assistance with a brush fire near the Forest Service building in Hereford.

COCHISE COUNTY JAIL

• March 5 – William Collins was booked into the Cochise County Jail charged with failure to appear.

Erin Varjen, 63, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

• March 9 – Abbi Moreno, 39, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with criminal damage/domestic violence, disorderly conduct/domestic violence and intentional injury/domestic violence.

Alan Percy, 23, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with failure to appear.

• March 10 – Thomas Alvarez, 30, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with failure to appear.

Pretrial inmates in the Cochise County Jail are innocent until proven guilty.

BISBEE POLICE

DEPARTMENT

• March 4 – Someone called a few times to complain about a low-flying helicopter in Old Bisbee.

A caller reported that a black Chihuahua is constantly barking, getting out and “charging” passersby.

A welfare check was requested for a man under the bridge between Spring and Tombstone Canyon who was singing and playing guitar. The caller just wanted to make sure he was ok.

An unconscious man with a head wound was lying in the roadway behind the old City Hall.

• March 5 – A woman asked for someone to pick up a small shepherd type dog from her backyard.

A man came to the station to “discuss” a neighbor he feels is harassing him.

Someone called from Safeway to report that two “kids” about age 10 who were in the store said the door at their home was locked and they didn’t know where their mom was.

A man said two firearms were stolen from his vehicle while it was parked near the emergency room.

• March 6 – A woman complained that an acquaintance left his truck running for at least 30 minutes just outside her house.

A man reported that a contractor had packed up and left during the night after making threats. The caller said the contractor still had a key.

A worried mom said she was trying to locate her son. She called back about a half hour later to say he’d been at the Boys and Girls Club.

A driver who had just been released from the ER with a shoulder injury hit a deer near the Pizza House. He told the dispatcher he had a handgun in his sling.

• March 7 – A local resident came to the station to speak to an officer about someone stealing water.

A woman reported that some kind of large animal was getting under her house and asked about a trap.

• March 8 – A caller reported a man digging through garbage cans and asked “to have him removed.”

Someone claimed to have witnessed a man selling drugs at the park in Saginaw.

• March 9 – A hospital employee said a patient in the ER wanted to report a dog bite.

A caller claimed he’d been assaulted at the Stock Exchange by a man with a reddish brown beard who was wearing a blue hoodie and a black hat.

• March 10 – A woman called to report damages were done to her home by her husband, who is unwelcome at the home.

A member of the Masonic Lodge reported people in a burgundy van with Florida plates appear to be camping on Main Street.

Summary of Calls: Between March 4 and 11, 2019, the Bisbee Police Department received 92 calls regarding welfare checks, requests for extra patrol, harassment, domestic violence, theft, suspicious persons and other issues.

COCHISE COUNTY

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

The media report was unavailable at press time.

COCHISE COUNTY JAIL

• March 13 – Keesha Rincon, 35, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with violation of promise to appear.

• March 13 – Mark Gomez, 28, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with failure to appear.

Pretrial inmates in the Cochise County Jail are innocent until proven guilty.

BISBEE POLICE

DEPARTMENT

• March 11 – A caller said someone tried unsuccessfully to break in through a back door over the weekend and damaged the door.

A person showed up in the lobby asking for help with a neighbor dispute that had been escalating.

A woman said a man who borrowed her car two weeks earlier had not returned it.

A portable table saw was stolen from a local job site.

A caller asked that officers help keep the road clear after a city crew that was painting railings and curbs blocked a parking spot.

A store owner reported that someone stole a phone and the incident had been videotaped.

• March 12 – A woman complained that a “suspicious” man wearing sunglasses and driving a newer model white truck had been taking photos of her home from the alley behind it.

• March 13 – A caller reported seeing a dead coyote on a back fence, but it turned out to be a deer that was still alive but had to be put down.

Someone claimed a neighbor had been stealing signs.

A woman reported that she has “reason to believe” that someone has been taking items from her house.

A caller said a neighbor had pounded on her door, yelled and threatened her.

A caller asked for an officer to respond regarding “the barking dogs on Walsh.”

A neighbor complained about a home with a section of tin roof that was loose and flapping, creating a disturbance and possible hazard.

• March 14 – An officer responding to a noise complaint said he found no one in the area “in a car screaming.”

A woman reported that “all sorts of critters” were living in a “derelict empty house,” including a family of javelinas.

A caller said she had been receiving unwanted letters and a book in the mail. She said she let the sender know she is not interested in him, yet he had been continuing to pursue her.

A complaint came in about someone in a white Ford who had been playing loud music for the past couple hours.

A caller reported that a neighbor was “blasting music.” A responding officer asked the individual to turn it down.

A juvenile dressed all in black was reportedly throwing rocks into the ditch on Tombstone Canyon. The caller was concerned he might break a water line or start throwing them at cars. The teen was later spotted at Garfield Park and told to quit throwing rocks.

A woman said a man knocked on her door and told her the light was on in her car and she needed to come outside. She didn’t.

• March 15 – A woman said her neighbor had been harassing her and was now following/stalking her.

A caller claimed that her boyfriend came onto her porch and stole some things.

• March 16 – A hospital employee reported a dog bite.

A woman called just before 5 a.m. to complain about a group of loud people at City Park.

A caller said a man who is known around town for “barking” is friends with the people who live below her, who she said had been drinking and causing a disturbance.

A woman said her ex’s father was knocking at the door, and she wanted him removed from the property.

A man at the ER said he’d been assaulted at Safeway the previous night around midnight.

A caller reported that a few “hoodlums” around 12-13 years old were in the old Pepsi building.

A woman reported hearing several shots fired down the street from her on Wood Canyon.

A woman complained that her brother stole “a bunch of change” from a jar, and she wanted to file a report.

• March 17 – A caller said a white van with a small trailer had been parked near the recycling bins for the past month and was taking up parking spaces. The vehicle was marked for towing.

Someone reportedly parked a Lexus illegally in a handicapped zone.

Summary of Calls: Between March 11 and 18, 2019, the Bisbee Police Department received 97 calls regarding welfare checks, requests for extra patrol, harassment, domestic violence, theft, suspicious persons and other issues.

COCHISE COUNTY

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

• March 11 – An individual who was being evicted asked someone to call him about how he could turn in 12 dogs.

A man in Double Adobe said someone put cows in his vineyard.

A caller complained about “problems” with her neighbor’s pit bulls in Palominas.

An off-duty federal employee reported that a female was lying on the ground in a yard in Palominas.

• March 12 – A caller reported that a 42-year-old man in Bisbee had fallen due to intoxication and was unconscious.

A Palominas resident complained that her neighbor was harassing her and invading her privacy.

A woman was acting “disorderly” after the friend she’d been staying with called to say he’d asked her to leave. He said she was “taking too long” and “moving items harshly.”

• March 13 – A caller asked for help with a pack of coyotes in Hereford that had been coming after their dog and said they “keep bringing more with them.”

Some sheep from the 47 Ranch were on a roadway in McNeal.

A deputy pulled over the driver of a tan and brown van and gave a warning for driving “too slow going up 80.”

A Hereford resident complained that someone was grading the road to divert water onto their property.

A caller said two people ran off when they stepped outside to see what the dogs were barking at near a residence in Palominas.

• March 14 – A man said he’d been up on Miller Peak for several days and asked for help from Search and Rescue.

A retired health department employee said a rabbit in his yard in Hereford was dying and appeared to have rabies.

A caller asked for a welfare check at the corner of “Althouse and Presgrove” in Double Adobe on “two pens full of dogs.”

• March 15 – A woman in Hereford reported having a skunk under her house.

A man was injured after rolling his vehicle in Double Adobe.

A DPS officer asked for help with someone who’d been pulled over in Palominas and was being “disorderly.”

• March 16 –DPS said they’d received reports of an accident in Bisbee and a young boy who was bleeding reportedly crawling into the highway.

A Bisbee resident called just before 11 p.m. to complain about a very loud party and said the noise was irritating her dogs as well.

• March 17 – A caller in Hereford said people on motorcycles and quads were being “noisy and reckless.”

A caller said two men looking for the former renter of a Bisbee residence were “becoming disorderly.”

A Double Adobe resident reported that a neighbor had a dead horse on his property and might not be planning to dispose of it “properly.”

A black calf was running back and forth across a road in Hereford.

• March 18 – A caller offered to provide photos of dogs running loose in Double Adobe as proof of an ongoing problem.

A caller in Hereford reported that a coyote he’d caught in a leg trap had broken the chain and was still in the area with the trap attached.

Three or four loose dogs were reportedly chasing people in Double Adobe.

A Hereford resident reported finding a “blue” pit bull with no collar that appeared very hungry. She said it was “good” with other animals, but she called back that evening and asked for someone to pick it up after it attacked her dog.

• March 19 – A Hereford resident reported being harassed by an acquaintance and said he had pictures of him behind the residence.

A caller said a calf on the side of a road in Double Adobe appeared to have been shot.

A caller in Elfrida said a teacher had been informed by a student that nude photos were being sent around.

A Bisbee resident claimed that people with “nice vehicles” who live on Bowers might be selling drugs.

• March 20 – A caller reported that someone in a white Ford pickup speeds and passes on double lines every morning, and the vehicle was parked at the Naco Border Patrol station.

COCHISE COUNTY JAIL

• March 17 – Cheryl Mcleod, 49, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with possession or use of a dangerous drug and possession or use of drug paraphernalia.

• March 18 –Seth Baker, 28, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with failure to appear.

Alan Knight, 57, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with aggravated DUI.

Eddie Sigala, 60, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with probation violation.

• March 19 – Brandon Lawson, 29, Elfrida, was booked into jail charged with intentional injury/domestic violence, threatening/domestic violence and disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

Susan Saavedra, 37, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with possessing a forged instrument, possession or use of drug paraphernalia and possession or use of marijuana.

• March 21 –Blixa Pardee-Spreemann, 19, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with failure to appear.

Sergio Wilson, 34, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with child molestation and possession or use of marijuana.

• March 22 –Carlos Borjon, 49, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with probation violation.

Amanda Tipton, 34, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with probation violation.

Ashley Noel, 28, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with probation violation.

• March 23 –Joseph Arnason, 28, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with DUI.

Shawn Crews, 35, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with possession or use of a narcotic drug; possession or use of a dangerous drug; possession or use of drug paraphernalia; DUI; altering, removing physical evidence; possession of a narcotic drug for sale; and littering.

Pretrial inmates in the Cochise County Jail are innocent until proven guilty.

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