By Roger Lanse
According to a Silver City Police Department statement of probable cause, at approximately 2:09 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, a patrolling officer observed an open door at a residence at 204 1/2 W. 12th Street. The officer also noticed a broken window adjacent to the open front door. Looking inside the unoccupied residence, the officer saw a person covered with sheets in a bed in the living room.
The person was identified as Casey Munoz, 26, homeless, of Silver City. Munoz stated he did not live at the residence. He then was placed in investigative detention and in the back of the officer's patrol unit and transported to the Grant County Detention Center. Munoz was charged with breaking and entering.
Munoz remains in the GCDC under a $7,500 cash or surety bond, according to GCDC staff.
Hidalgo County, NM - On February 7, 2018 at about 1:00 a.m. New Mexico State Police investigated a crash where a pedestrian walking across I-10 was struck by a semi-truck. The incident occurred on I-10 at about mile post 34 east of Lordsburg, NM.
The initial investigation determined that a pedestrian was walking south across the lanes of travel of east bound I-10. The pedestrian was struck by an east bound semi-truck. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Office of the Medical Examiner is working to identify the pedestrian. The driver of the semi-truck was not charged with any crime.
The incident is currently under investigation by New Mexico State Police with no additional information available at this time.
Trailers in English and Spanish below
A screenshot of the Little Vampire:
By Mary Alice Murphy
"The Little Vampire" movie is based on a children's book with the same title, written by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg, a resident of Silver City.
She has written many books using the title character. They have been translated into languages all over the world, including English from Sommer-Bodenburg's native German, and less well-known languages, such as Bahasa Indonesia and Turkish.
Chief Reynolds Encourages Neighborhood Watch Programs to Reduce Vehicle Thefts and Burglaries
Silver City, NM - Crime in Silver City dropped in 2017 across nearly all categories, compared to 2016, according to a recent report by Silver City Police Chief Ed Reynolds. The greatest drops in crime were noted in damage to a vehicle, which decreased nearly 35 percent and criminal damage to property, which dropped 21 percent. Larcenies are down 30 percent, and burglaries dropped 13 percent.
Both calls for service and self-initiated activity by police officers dropped 10 percent in 2017, for a total of 12,571 and 24,278, respectively. Citations issued were down 27 percent, total arrests dropped nearly 14 percent and motor vehicle collisions decreased nearly 16 percent. Crime was up in just two categories: robberies, which increased to 5 from 2, and motor vehicle thefts which jumped to 34 in 2017, up from 19.
LANE CLOSURE – NM 35
NM 35 from mile post 25 to 26 both lanes will be intermittently closed due to road repair, traffic will encounter a flagging operation while work is being performed. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. Please expect delays. Closure will be lifted at approximately 3 pm.
To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Reinstates Cash Dividend on Common Stock
February 06, 2018 04:51 PM Eastern Standard Time
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that its Board of Directors has reinstated a cash dividend on its common stock. The Board intends to declare a quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share, with the initial quarterly dividend expected to be paid on May 1, 2018.
Richard C. Adkerson, FCX’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our Board’s action to reinstate common stock dividends reflects strong execution of our plan to strengthen FCX’s financial position over the last two years, improved market conditions and a positive outlook for strong cash flow generation. We expect to continue to strengthen our balance sheet, maintain a disciplined approach to investing in attractive growth projects as economic conditions warrant and provide cash returns to shareholders. We remain focused on building values for shareholders and a continuation of positive market conditions will enable the consideration of additional cash returns to shareholders, consistent with our long-standing tradition.”
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