Bisbee Fire Captain resigns after sexual harassment investigation

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

Bisbee City Manager Stephen Pauken has confirmed the fire captain and fire chief who were out on paid administrative leave while the city was investigating what the city was calling a “personnel matter” have both left their positions at the fire department.

Pauken has confirmed the investigation centered around sexual harassment allegations made against Bisbee Fire Captain Raul Villasenor who resigned from his position effective immediately on Thursday, Sept. 9. Pauken also said that no other details were available yet because the investigative report is still being redacted.

Pauken also confirmed Bisbee Fire Chief George Castillo is officially retiring effective Sept. 18. Pauken said he wanted to make it very clear that Castillo was not part of the sexual harassment investigation. “He was being investigated for his role in the management of the situation involving Villasenor.”….read full story (online subscribers only)

Man taken into custody after multiple shots fired reports

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

A Tucson man was taken into custody without incident in San Jose after police dispatch received sereval calls about shots fired in the area.

According to Bisbee Police Chief Albert Echave, Noah Hoye, 38, of Tucson was taken into custody from a home in the area of Santa Cruz Dr. and was booked into the Cochise County Jail on Sept. 12 charged with recklessly handling/discharging a firearm and disorderly conduct after multiple callers reported shots fired in the area around 9:51 p.m. on Sept. 11…read full story (online subscribers only)

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