Cochise County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Cochise County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 205 N Judd Dr, Bisbee, AZ
  • Chief:
Phone: 520-432-9500

Cochise County Sheriff's Office is located at 205 N Judd Dr, Bisbee, AZ. The Cochise County Sheriff's Office phone number is 520-432-9500.

Cochise County Sheriff's Office News

Subject arrested by the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit after pursuit in Sierra Vista. In the evening hours of Monday, May 21, 2018, Detectives with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle for a civil traffic violation at Fry Blvd. and Canyon Drive. The vehicle was being operated by James Mitchell. Mitchell ultimately failed to yield, leading Detectives on a pursuit throughout the Fry Township area. Mitchell finally came to a stop and was taken into custody without further incident. A search incident to arrest led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia. Mitchell, 30 years of age from Sierra Vista was arrested and booked into the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Jail on the following charges and is being held on a $10,000 bond; Unlawful Flight From Law Enforcement Endangerment Resisting Arrest Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 Counts) Reckless Driving

Methamphetamine and Weapon located during traffic stop in Sierra Vista. In the afternoon hours on Monday May 21, 2018, Detectives with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit made a traffic stop on a motorcycle for a civil traffic violation at E. Highway 90 and Colonia De Salud. The motorcycle was being operated by Michael Cass Jr. of Sierra Vista. During the stop, a Sheriff’s Office Canine checked the exterior of the motorcycle and alerted to the odor of narcotics. A search of the motorcycle and Cass was conducted which Methamphetamine and a hand gun was located. Cass, 45 years of age from Sierra Vista was arrested and booked into the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Jail on the following charges; Possession of a Dangerous Drug Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Drug Offense. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Cochise County Street Crimes Unit Makes Arrest; Serves Search Warrant On Thursday May 24, 2018, the CCSO Street Crimes Unit concluded a portion of a case involving the sales of meth and heroin in the Sierra Vista AZ area. A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle being operated by Larry Douglas, 30, of the Sierra Vista AZ area. During the traffic stop, Detectives seized methamphetamine and heroin belonging to Douglas. A Search Warrant was executed at his residence located on W Carmelita Dr, Sierra Vista. Additional meth along with other items indicative of sales of drugs were seized from the residence. Douglas was currently out of bond from other local cases involving drug and weapon charges. Douglas was booked into CCSO Jail for: Possession/Transportation of Dangerous Drugs (meth) for Sale Possession of Narcotic Drugs (Heroin) Possession of Marijuana Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Tampering with Evidence

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Memorial Day Ceremony 2018 – Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery... Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, attended today’s Memorial Day Ceremony at Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery.

FBI - Internet Crime Complaint Center - Public Service Announcement: Reboot Your Router... The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers reboot the devices to temporarily disrupt the malware and aid the potential identification of infected devices. More Information:

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Cochise County: The black smoke visible in Southeast Cochise County is a result of a tire landfill fire in Agua Prieta, Mexico.

FBI - National Missing Children’s Day 2018 May 25, 2018 Children continue to face dangerous threats these days from online predators, human traffickers, kidnappers, and other criminals who want to harm them. At the end of 2017, the Bureau’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Missing Persons File contained more than 32,000 records of youngsters under the age of 18. More Information:

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Davis Road Closure Update May 24, 2018 1530 hours Davis Road was re-opened as of 3:30 pm today after cleanup of a two vehicle accident and a grass fire near mile post 6 on Davis Road. We appreciate your patience and assistance in avoiding this area today. Stay safe out there!

Missing person -Silver Alert Update May 24th, 2018 16:00 hours Rebecca Stowers was located in the Douglas area and she is safe. Thank you to all who assisted in he search and for your thoughts and prayers.

Cochise County Sheriff's Office assisted Fry Fire Department with a structure fire in the 5000 block of San Molino in Sierra Vista earlier today that resulted in the home being destroyed. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. Stay safe out there!

Cochise County Sheriff's Office Looking for Missing Person The Cochise County Sheriff's Office is looking for 81 year old Pirtleville resident Rebecca Stowers who left her home sometime last night and has not been seen since. Ms. Stowers is a hispanic female, 5'5 inches tall, 135 pounds, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes, and was last seen at her home in the 2800 block of N. Beki Ln in Pirtleville. Please call your local law enforcement agency with any information on the whereabouts of this woman.

Good Morning Arizona Friday Field Trip Spotlights Willcox, Arizona Willcox, AZ. 05/18/18. The town of Willcox, Arizona, welcomed AZ Family and Good Morning Arizona on May 18, 2018 for their Field Trip Friday. The multi-segment, live show showcased some of the town’s people, places and things to do. This spotlight was the result of several months of work by the Cochise County Tourism Council – work the Council hopes encourage more media outlets to make the trip south, both those in Arizona and beyond. “Working with Good Morning Arizona was an absolute pleasure. The results of the show were more than we could have dreamed. Businesses have reported that customers mentioned seeing Good Morning Arizona and came to Willcox as a result,” says Alan Baker, Executive Director for the Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture – which helped coordinate the event. “The Willcox Spring Wine Festival had greater attendance by about 35% - which positively impacted local businesses.” Good Morning Arizona‘s anchor Tess Rafols and meteorologist April Warnecke opened with a visit to the Willcox Commerical, the oldest grocery store in Arizona, where they interviewed Wilcox’ Mayor Mike Laws. The Willcox High School FFA Club and Sprit Squad made an appearance to wish “Good Morning” to Arizona. Rafols and Warnecke also spent time with the local Desperados during a visit to the Rex Allen Museum – which displayed the city’s strong connection to the singer and actor, who called Willcox his home. Willcox is home to 74% of Arizona’s wine grapes, and there was no shortage of wine or wine representatives Friday morning during the live broadcast, just one day before Saturday’s Willcox Wine Country Festival. Rod Keeling of Keeling Schaefer Vineyards spoke on the “Science of Wine” with meteorologist Warnecke. “Willcox has attracted attention of the media in Phoenix, one of the largest consumer markets for wine in the US. As the local wine industry works to establish ourselves in the Arizona wine market, television programs like Good Morning Arizona are invaluable to introduce our wine and Willcox Wine Country to the public,” says Keeling. In a previously taped segment, Sam Pillsbury of Pillsbury Wine Company shared with reporter Jamie Cerreta how to pair food and wine. Carlson Creek’s Bobby and John talked about the upcoming wine festival; Golden Rule discussed pairing wine with pistachios; and Flying Leap showed off its assortment of wines and art gallery pieces. Along with great wine came great food. Jeff Willey, aka Big Tex, owner of Big Tex BBQ shared his customer’s favorite recipes. In two other previously taped segments, Apple Annie’s representative, Mandy Kirkendall, displayed some of the treats from the Apple Annie’s Country Store; and reporter Cerreta took a tour of the Curry Seed and Chile Company with Ed Curry. 80 - 90 percent of the chiles grown commercially in the U.S. can be traced back to Curry’s farm. In addition to history, food and drink, the show provided information on the Chiricahua National Monument. "The ‘Wonderland of Rocks’ has great hiking, camping, picnicking and sightseeing opportunities,” says Ranger Libby Schaaf. “We invite Arizona residents to come discover the natural beauty and amazing cultural history of this national park site." To complete the morning show, Good Morning Arizona talked with several vendors from the upcoming weekend’s wine festival. The Willcox Wine Country Festival has been named by Fodor’s Travel as one of the Top Ten in North America. "This past fall, the Cochise County Tourism Council launched a proactive media campaign focused on showcasing all of the attractions, wonders, food and fun each of our cities has to offer. Our goal is to secure media placements specifically across Maricopa County and other feeder areas in Arizona," says Bob Nilson, President of the Cochise County Tourism Council. "In less than nine months, we've successfully placed well over two dozen major editorial stories as well as this massive television endeavor. Our hope is that this capstone television event will result in even more television coverage of all of our great cities." To learn more about events and attractions in Willcox please contact the Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture at 520-384-2272, located at 1500 North Circle I Road, Willcox, AZ 85643. Find information on wine tasting, hiking, birding, and other activities in Cochise County at # # #

Pinery Fire Update May 24, 2018 1030 hours The Pinery Fire is now 100% contained

Good Morning Cochise County and Welcome to Red Nose Day 2018! What is Red Nose Day? Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day was held in the US on May 21st, 2015. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The day's events culminated in a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC featuring the country's favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars. So enjoy your day and if you have a photo to share, send it to us so we can share it too! (email to We hope to see your bright bulbs and smiling faces soon!

Cochise County Sheriff's Office 5/24/18 Due to a vehicle accident/fire the following roads are closed until further notice Hwy 80 & Davis Frontier & Davis closed for Regular Traffic 191 & Davis closed for Commercial Traffic

Davis Road Closed Temporarily The Cochise County Sheriff's Office is advising that Davis Road is closed from Frontier Road to Highway 80 due to a two vehicle accident. This closure is anticipated to last for at least three more hours so please avoid this area until further notice. On Thursday May 24, 2018 at approximately 6:46 am, the Cochise County Sheriff's Office was advised of a two vehicle accident on Davis Road at mile post 6. The initial investigation reveals that a semi-truck was travelling towards Highway 80 on Davis Road when the driver went off the roadway and overcorrected causing the vehicle to turn over and lose the bundles of hay that was the cargo. A van travelling the opposite direction ran into several bales of hay causing significant damage to that vehicle. After the accident, the heat from the semi sparked a grass fire which has now been brought under control by the Tombstone Fire and State Land Fire departments. There are minor injuries as a result of this incident, and the investigation is being continued by the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.

Buena High School evacuated due to bomb threat Sierra Vista, AZ. 05/23/18. A bomb threat made this morning resulted in the evacuation of Buena High School and a thorough search of the facility, which found no evidence of an explosive device. A male caller reported that there was a bomb on the second floor at Buena High School at about 8:24 a.m. today. Sierra Vista Police Department officers responded immediately and worked with Sierra Vista Unified School District staff to quickly facilitate the evacuation of all students and staff at the school. The students and staff were transported to the Rothery Educational Service Center for reunification. The Sierra Vista Police Department — with the assistance of the Fort Huachuca Military Police, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives — searched the school with specialty personnel. No explosive device was located. The high school was declared safe and turned over to school district staff at about 11:54 a.m. The Sierra Vista Unified School District will resume a regular schedule on Thursday, which includes hosting the Buena High School graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. The Sierra Vista Police Department would like to thank the school district and the local, state, and federal agencies that assisted with the incident today. Anyone with information regarding this bomb threat may remain anonymous and is urged to contact the Sierra Vista Police Department by calling (520) 458-3311. An anonymous tip form is also available online at by searching for “SVPD Crime Solvers” and scrolling to the bottom of that page. Contact: Corporal Tim Wachtel, PIO/CRO or Sgt. Brian Sebastian Sierra Vista Police Department

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Buena High School Incident Update 5-23-2018 1215 hours The Cochise County Sheriff's Office has advised that the roads and access back to school will be open by 12:30 pm and there were no suspicious devices located. The Sheriff's Office EOD, ATF EOD, and DPS EOD were on scene for a secondary visual search after four canine's searched both the interior and exterior of the school and parking lot. We appreciate the opportunity to assist the multitude of other agencies involved in this incident and for the professionalism by the school staff to ensure the safety and security of their students. Stay safe out there!

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels and members of his Command Staff attended an awards ceremony for Mr. Frank Crary for his extraordinary heroism during the Vietnam War which was hosted at Fort Huachuca on Tuesday. Sheriff Dannels said, "it was a true honor to be in attendance at this ceremony and the words of wisdom given by all were humbling. I personally want to give thanks to Mr. Crary for his service and dedication to our country and for keeping us all safe."