The Bisbee Police Beat May - June 2018

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May 25 –– A woman reported that a shed on her property on Bisbee Road had been pried open.

A man said someone with a dog was sleeping by the Baptist church and classrooms.

Someone investigating a hazard said people were complaining about an odor, saying it might be from a dead body in an abandoned house on

A caller complained about a young woman who has been asking people in the neighborhood for help because she has a sick baby and might have been involved in breaking into a house on Hereford Road.

A woman reported that her husband was drunk, throwing and slamming things, and refusing to leave her alone.

May 26 –– A caller said someone has been posting fliers all over town saying that the farmers’ market supports “local tweekers.”

A man called to complain that his neighbor had posted a sign in his yard with a picture of him and his wife.

A woman reported a suspicious person in the alley of Turquoise Street who was carrying a vacuum.

A woman said her husband saw a man go into their garage on Wolverine Street near Santa Cruz and take four beers before leaving.

A trespasser was cited and released after being reported by someone following him between D and F Streets.

May 27 –– Several callers reported a disturbance at City Park involving fireworks. One of them said there was a man barking like a dog who set off fireworks that hit his house.

A woman called to complain that she had to move because her previous residence on Mance Street had been robbed six times and nothing had been done about it, and her previous landlords had changed the locks before her lease was up.

A caller reported that a man in his 20s with a reddish beard, wearing a dark cap and smoking a cigar had tried to open the door of his parked vehicle.

May 28 –– A man said he heard gunshots coming from the hills and that an old blue Chevy truck with a camper shell had been parked behind the nearby church and left unattended.

A caller complained that a man was letting his two German shepherds run loose in Vista Park.

Summary of Calls: Between May 21 and 29, 2018, Bisbee Police responded to 109 calls, including domestic violence, welfare check, extra patrol, harassment, theft, suspicious person and others.

COCHISE COUNTY

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

May 21 –– A man in Elfrida said a goat was stolen from his property the previous night.

A Bisbee woman complained that someone had sent her a message through Facebook with a link to her daughter’s CCSO mug shot.

A disabled man in Hereford said his wife took his cell phone and car keys.

May 22 –– A woman in Hereford reported a scam call from someone who said her nephew had been arrested and she needed to send money.

A man reported that he and his wife spotted blood on a large boulder while hiking in Miller Canyon.

A woman in Elfrida said her grandson had chased people wearing hoodies off the property.

May 24 –– A woman in Hereford reported a young man had knocked on her door and asked to come in.

A caller in Double Adobe reported a suspicious fire.

A caller complained about a black and white terrier in Hereford that gets out and bites at the ankles of joggers and kids and chases cars.

A man in Hereford said that a FedEx driver had scratched and bent his gate while delivering a package.

May 25 –– A woman in Hereford said someone had convinced her husband to give them $4,000 and told him to buy gift cards at Target.

May 26 –– A woman reported seeing a lady with a trailer on the side of the road who was dumping out a lot of personal belongings.

May 27 –– A Forest Service employee requested assistance with campfires in Carr Canyon.

May 28 –– A woman said she was riding a bike on Ramsey Canyon Road when a pit bull escaped its yard and tried to attack her.

COCHISE COUNTY JAIL

May 27 –– Brynne Brooks, 27, Elfrida, was booked into jail charged with disorderly conduct/domestic violence and intentional injury/domestic violence.

Colt Glenn, 22, Palominas, was booked into jail charged with unlawful imprisonment, intentional injury to another and fighting and disruptive behavior.

May 29 –– Hal Herberman, 40, Double Adobe, was booked into jail charged with aggravated domestic violence, resisting arrest, second degree burglary, aggravated assault/domestic violence, trespassing/domestic violence, intentional injury/domestic violence, threatening/domestic violence, disorderly conduct/domestic violence and interfering with a judicial proceeding.

Louis Velez-Martinez, 39, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with failure to pay a fine.

May 30 –– Devin Lanza, 20, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with defacing or damaging property.

Cody Morales, 25, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with failure to appear.

Joshua Smith, 35, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with violation of promise to appear.

June 1 –– Jose Chacara, 61, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with open container and driving on a suspended, revoked or canceled driver’s license.

James Early, 42, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with driving on a suspended, revoked or canceled driver’s license.

Donta Hawkins, 30, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with interfering with a judicial proceeding or mandate.

June 2 –– Brian Inch, 34, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with false reporting to law enforcement, disorderly conduct/domestic violence and touch to provoke/domestic violence.

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

BISBEE POLICE

DEPARTMENT

May 29 – A man complained that he is having issues with an employee of the Triangle Apartments. He also said the man is soliciting apartment residents to buy him marijuana.

A nurse at Copper Queen Hospital reported that a shelter worker was in the ER after being bitten by a cat.

• May 30 – A man called to report the theft of his backpack at Grassy Park by a man riding a black Giant bike and wearing an orange shirt and a white hat with the number 3 on it.

A man said he believes meth is being sold out of a neighbor’s house on Hazzard Street, where there are often loud parties and a large amount of people going in and out of the garage. He said other neighbors have complained, and they are still scared and requesting extra patrol.

A man complained that three 18-year-olds and a 15-year-old, all friends of his kids, were refusing to leave his house. The man’s wife called back to report the confrontation was getting physical.

A brown dog with pointy ears and wearing a black collar ran away after having just been adopted from the Pima County shelter. It was possibly spotted running around the pit.

• May 31 – An individual was seen breaking several branches off trees in the park.

A caller said he was assaulted by a man in a yellow truck who came up behind him and punched him in the face several times.

A drone was found at the flagpole in Vista Park.

A caller reported that three men were removing personal belongings from a house on Mill Road that had been locked.

• June 1 – A caller reported that four or five men were chasing a man wearing a blue football jersey toward the highway before they turned back toward St. Elmo’s.

A man complained that someone keeps taking his survey markers near Brewery Gulch.

A person who was reported for slowing down and braking a lot turned out to be lost, not intoxicated.

June 2 – A caller complained about a loud party in the mobile home park at Naco and Highway 92.

A motorcyclist hit a javelina near Santa Cruz and Highway 92 and was airlifted to the hospital.

Someone threw rocks through windows of the First Baptist Church.

A man said he was assaulted by someone who claimed he owed him money and then punched him in the face.

A caller reported a white and black Mini Cooper parked by a fire hydrant.

June 3 – A mannequin and miniskirt were reported stolen on Subway Street.

June 4 – Someone reported that a regular customer was bleeding from the face and appeared to have been assaulted.

A woman who fell asleep at the wheel and hit a curb requested a tow truck.

Summary of Calls: between May 29 and June 4, 2018, Bisbee Police responded to 87 calls, including domestic violence, welfare check, extra patrol, harassment, theft, suspicious person and others.


COCHISE COUNTY

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

• June 4 – A tall, skinny black dog with white on the chest was running in the road, creating a potential traffic hazard in Hereford.

A woman in Hereford complained that her neighbor’s dog had been barking all day and night.

A man said he was pulled over in Palominas by a man wearing a ball cap and red polo shirt and driving a four-door white Jeep Cherokee.

A man in Bisbee said part of a shed blew off his neighbor’s property and got caught in power lines in front of his house.

A Bisbee man reported that an acquaintance had come to his house the previous night with a hammer.

A woman in Bisbee complained that a vicious dog had killed her chickens and she wants the dog “gone.”

• June 5 – A man in Hereford said his wife stole his white 2015 Kia Sportage with a veteran’s plate.

• June 6 – A woman in Tombstone said her renters stole appliances and destroyed property.

A white and brown Great Dane mix was loose again and continuing to cause problems in a Bisbee neighborhood.

A man in Elfrida said he had a bull in his yard, and it had kicked him.

• June 7 – A woman in Tombstone reported hearing a loud noise from exposed gas lines.

A woman said she could hear people target shooting near MP 3 on Middlemarch Road near Tombstone and was worried they might start a fire.

• June 8 – A caller reported possible animal cruelty involving a Chihuahua in Hereford.

A Hereford man reported that someone had opened a Verizon account using his name.

A Hereford woman reported someone illegally dumping at the end of Arabian.

A woman said there is a dog in a kennel behind a house in Palominas that is covered in feces.

• June 9 – A caller in Bisbee reported explosions coming from the rifle range.

• June 10 – A 68-year-old man died after being trapped under a mobile home in Bisbee.

A Bisbee woman said someone cut the gas line at her home and cut the chain on a gate.

A caller in Palominas reported seeing two flashlights behind the house of neighbors who live in New Mexico.

• June 11 – A woman was found lying face down on the side of a road in Bisbee.

COCHISE COUNTY JAIL

• June 4 – Garrison Hooper, 27, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with endangerment/domestic violence, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful imprisonment.

Colton Phillips, 21, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with defacing or damaging property and fighting and disruptive behavior.

Austin McGoldrick, 21, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with sexual conduct with a minor.

• June 5 – Oscar Mendez, 29, Naco, was booked into jail charged with probation violation.

Mark Oxford, 33, Palominas, was booked into jail charged with disorderly conduct/domestic violence and criminal damage/domestic violence.

Noah Westerm, 35, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with domestic violence, intentional injury to another, fighting and disruptive behavior, criminal damage/domestic violence, touch with intent to provoke/domestic violence and disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

• June 6 – Albert Bradley, 46, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with open container in a vehicle.

Eduardo Gutierrez, 59, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with DUI.

• June 9 – Hansel Kline, 40, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with aggravated assault/victim physically restrained.

• June 10 – Nathan Johnson, 20, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with fraudulent schemes and artifices.

Yesenia Loreto Moreno, 20, Naco, was booked into jail charged with driving with a suspended, revoked or canceled driver’s license and knowingly displaying a fictitious plate.

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

BISBEE POLICE

DEPARTMENT

June 4 – A woman reported that someone stole the logos from the back and driver’s side of her Toyota Highlander.

A man called for assistance with a 3- to 4-foot-long snake wrapped around his toilet.

June 5 – A man said someone backed into his 2003 GMC pickup in the Safeway parking lot, damaging the passenger-side bed.

A caller complained about someone loitering and getting “a little disorderly” when asked to leave.

A woman reported three boys and a girl fighting in the middle of San Jose Drive. She said the girl was trying to break up the fight.

A man complained about constant barking and asked for an officer to tell his neighbor to keep his dog quiet.

June 6 – A caller asked for help with “kitten extraction” for a feline stuck in a hole in a ladder.

A man said he asked a patron to leave after he was confronted about playing the piano too loud, and the man became confrontational.

A man called several times complaining that the police took his backpack, which had three paychecks he needed to cash.

June 7 – A woman called to report a burglary in progress behind her house involving two people in a truck, but the responding officer deemed it a civil complaint.

June 8 – A caller complained about two white males in their mid-20s speeding up and down West Boulevard on two quads.

A woman reported that a red weed-eater with a black stripe had been stolen from her carport on Nugget Street.

A woman said an acquaintance threw a rock through her car window.

June 9 – A man on Opera Drive complained about loud music from outside speakers at the Copper City Inn.

A woman near Balsam Street and Azurite Avenue said her neighbor has five or six dogs that are always barking, and she cannot get any sleep.

June 10 – A caller said video footage showed a man wearing a blue plaid shirt, blue shorts and brown sandals trying the doors to their ambulances.

Someone reported that the lock and frame of a door had been damaged during a break-in on Mill Road but did not know if anything had been stolen.

A caller said a man in the park was yelling that he wants to kill the president and making other threats.

A woman asked for extra patrol after noticing that someone had thrown eggs at her car on Hillside.

A caller reported that kids were burning things in the ditch by San Jose Drive.

Two “Hispanic” men were reported as trying to break in to a vacant house, but the responding officer determined they were actually doing repairs for the owner.

June 11 – A possible gunshot was reported in the area of Hazzard Street and Black Knob View.

A man called to report a homeless man sleeping on his front porch

Summary of Calls: between June 4 and 11, 2018, Bisbee Police responded to 106 calls, including domestic violence, welfare check, extra patrol, harassment, theft, suspicious person and others.

COCHISE COUNTY JAIL

June 11 – Christopher Dutcher, 28, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with failure to appear.

Earl James Lawson, 42, Elfrida, was booked into jail charged with fleeing a pursuing law enforcement vehicle.

Colleen Patchen, 48, Elfrida, was booked into jail charged with failure to appear.

June 12 – Rodney Holloway, 30, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with fighting and disruptive behavior and threat to cause physical injury or property damage.

James Soliz, 36, Palominas, was booked into jail charged with possession or use of drug paraphernalia, fraudulent schemes and artifices, taking identity of another and use of credit card without owner consent.

Amanda Tipton, 33, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with probation violation.

June 17 – Silvia Amaya, 37, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with driving with a suspended revoked or canceled driver’s license and possession, making, manufacturing or delivering drug paraphernalia.

Pierre Fields, 34, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with endangerment/domestic violence.

David Kasseman, 61, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with discharging a firearm in the city limits.

Tristan Rickard, 22, Palominas, was booked into jail charged with disobeying a judicial mandate or proceeding.

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

BISBEE POLICE

DEPARTMENT

Note: The Bisbee Observer attempted to get addresses for cases involving break-ins, theft and criminal damage, but the police department was unable to provide them before press time.

June 11 — A caller reported seeing a door left open at a nearby house and said the lock appeared broken. The responding officer found the house had been broken into, and drug paraphernalia was found inside.

A woman said someone threw a rock through her car window, and she suspected some kids that have been running around the neighborhood throwing rocks at people’s houses and RVs.

A woman returning home from California called to report that her stepsister was at her house but should not be there, and she would like an officer to ask her to leave.

A caller said her brother was “acting a fool,” and she wanted him removed from the property.

June 12 –– A man reported that two individuals were trying to get into his house.

A caller said a woman who had been yelling at a male companion on M Street came to her door and asked for help. When she offered to call the police for her, the woman got mad, yelled at her and left.

June 13 –– A woman said that for the second time in a week, her car had been “egged” overnight while parked at her residence and that a coworker who lives on Harrison Avenue had also been targeted. Two other callers also reported having their cars egged.

A caller reported that a white male was walking up and down the Gulch yelling and screaming obscenities and threats.

Someone abandoned a red Silverado in the middle of Naco Highway.

A nurse at Copper Queen Hospital reported a patient for being hostile and throwing things at staff.

A blue Mongoose bike was reported stolen.

June 14 –– A caller reported that someone had just broken his front window.

A caller complained that someone was yelling and screaming, and “scaring the tourists.”

Several people called to report a live wire down and a fence on fire between Camino Court and Graham Drive.

A caller said he encountered a man on Mason Hill with no shirt, long hair and a long beard who asked him where the swimming pool was, which the caller thought seemed suspicious.

June 15 –– A man reported that a silver car in Tintown had “a couple of ounces of crack in it.”

June 16 –– A woman said she found drugs and would like an officer to pick them up.

A caller thought he had found a man’s wedding ring but it turned out to be part of a bearing.

Several callers complained about a man in a polka-dot shirt and a black hat causing a disturbance.

A man reported that his neighbor’s dog bit him.

A woman complained that her neighbor had been sanding his car all morning, and she would like him to stop because it is toxic.

June 17 –– A woman said her landlord was upset that she was doing laundry by hand and threatened her, saying, “I could break your . . . neck.”

A woman who had a weapon in her purse reported that someone had fired two shots from it.

A wallet was found at the shooting range containing cash and checks.

A man who was preaching from the back of a truck with a sign said officers had threatened to pull him out of the truck and beat him up, and that he was in fear for his life.

A man called to complain that neighbor ‘s granddaughter was threatening him and saying derogatory things. The neighbor was out of town.

Summary of Calls: between June 11 and 18, 2018, Bisbee Police responded to 115 calls involving domestic violence, welfare checks, extra patrol, harassment, theft, suspicious persons and others.


COCHISE COUNTY

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

June 12 –– A man asked for someone to check on a dog tied to a tree in Hereford.

A caller complained that his neighbor in Hereford keeps coming onto his property and putting his trash cans there.

A woman in Hereford reported that someone is stealing items ordered from Amazon.

June 13 –– A caller said she was walking in the area behind the Morning Star Café in Palominas and came upon a partial hand or paw.

A Hereford man reported that his motorcycle was stolen.

A Hereford resident complained that a neighbor’s dogs had been left outside again, and they bark all night long.

A man complained about a black pit bull with a white stripe on the chest that was running loose in Hereford and had gotten into a fight with his dog.

June 14 –– A woman in Hereford found two brown pit bulls walking on Ramsey Road.

A Hereford resident said her grandson was chasing family members with a baseball bat.

A man reported that his dog bit a trespasser on his property in Hereford.

A Hereford man said his ex-girlfriend had taken things from his house and was “acting crazy.”

A man in Palominas complained that a neighbor has “an acre full of junk” and is breeding rats.

A Bisbee caller reported a peacock in the vacant lot across from his house.

A caller said he noticed a man dressed in black walking around his Hereford property at dusk.

June 15 –– A caller who saw a badger in Hereford was concerned it might have rabies.

A man reported that a water heater was stolen from his vacant property in Palominas.

A Bisbee resident said he has noticed kids in the area looking into empty houses.

A woman in Bisbee said her neighbor’s dog keeps getting tangled up in its leash and can’t get to his food or water.

A caller from a restaurant in Hereford said a customer who had written bad checks for $200 over the past two weeks had returned to the restaurant.

A Hereford man said his dog was attacked by coyotes.

June 16 –– A caller complained about loud music at his neighbor’s house on Brickey Drive in Hereford.

A Hereford man reported that 10 drivers were racing up “the canyon” and “driving pretty crazy.”

COCHISE COUNTY JAIL

June 18 –– Alexis Cook, 36, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with possession or use of a dangerous drug, possession or use of drug paraphernalia and probation violation.

Charles Moore, 51, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with trespassing in a nonresidential structure and fenced yard.

June 20 –– Christopher Alford, 31, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with failure to appear, failure to comply with a law enforcement request and open container in a vehicle.

Chester Rodriguez, 62, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with open container in a vehicle.

Dominic Giacoletti, 63, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with theft/control of stolen property.

June 21–– John Bickford, 37, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with failure to appear in the second degree.

David Gahagan, 19, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with failure to appear.

June 22 –– Daniel Baker, 36, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with possession or use of drug paraphernalia, interfering with a lawful gathering or meeting and entering/remaining unlawfully on property.

Geoffrey Cook, 35, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

Keanna Moore, 22, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

Charles Perdue, 36, Hereford, was booked into jail charged with endangerment, intimidating/stalking, recklessly handling or discharging a weapon, aggravated assault with a weapon or instrument, possession or use of a dangerous drug, use of a weapon in the commission of a felony, possession or use of drug paraphernalia, possession or use of marijuana and manufacturing a dangerous drug.

Juan Zavaleta, 25, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with probation violation.

June 23 –– Ryan Bailey, 24, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with possession or use of a dangerous drug, possession or use of drug paraphernalia and probation violation.

Robert Rzewski, 58, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with failure to appear.

Christopher Burgos, 39, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with resisting arrest, criminal damage, criminal trespassing and failure to appear.

Jason Diestler, 33, Bisbee, was booked into jail charged with threat to cause physical or property damage.

June 24 –– Odin Hertsch, 23, Naco, was booked into jail charged with failure to appear and violation of promise to appear.

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


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