BISBEE OBSERVER HEADLINES 08-18-2022


Naco man being held on $50,000 bond after two break-ins

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

A Naco man is being held on $50,000 bond after breaking into a local business, being arrested, and then released, then a week later breaking into a home before being confronted by police and arrested again.

Juan Carlos Zavaleta, is currently being held in the Cochise County Jail on a $50,000 bond. He is charged with burglary, criminal damage and criminal trespass in connection to the cases.

The first reported break-in occurred on July 18 at the Edward Jones Financial office on Highway 92. According to the Bisbee police report, an officer responded to a call from an employee at the Edward Jones office who reported the front door glass had been smashed out and that the employee could hear someone in the building…read full story (online subscribers only)

Shade structure installed

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

After having to postpone the installment of the shade structure over the fitness court early last week, Arizona Awnings & Canvas LLC, showed up at 6:30 a.m. Friday, August 12 with a crane to install the structure, donated by Bisbee Vogue Inc (BVI).

BVI president Cynthia Conroy who was on hand to oversee the construction project Friday said the $30,000 shade structure was a gift to the citizens from BVI. She added city council previously approved the donation. Conroy said she wanted to make sure the color of the shade structure matched the basketball, pickleball courts as well as the fitness court.

Conroy also said in total BVI has invested $225,000 along with donors such as Pioneer Title, KE&G, City of Bisbee, Copper Queen Community Hospital, Bisbee 1000 the Great Stairclimb, and the estate of Milt Colter to create the outdoor recreation center at Higgins Hill Park for all to enjoy….read full story (online subscribers only)


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