By Roger Lanse
On Friday, Sept, 8, 2018, Grant County sheriff’s deputies arrived at 212 Cuprite Street, Tyrone, at approximately 2:54 p.m., in reference to a stabbing in progress. When deputies arrived, according to a Grant County Sheriff’s Department narrative, they observed a female victim sitting on the front porch bleeding from a wound on the right side of her back and subsequently placed a male suspect there in investigative detention.
A deputy continued to apply pressure to the wound until EMS took over and the deputy advised he could see “a laceration approximately one inch long that looked to be very deep,” the narrative said.
By Mary Alice Murphy
The Grant County Community Health Council held its last meeting with Cari Lemon as its director on Monday Sept. 10. 2018. She has taken another job.
As the health council is in transition, the job will not immediately be filled. Lemon will help with the transition and will continue to be involved as a newly named health council member.
By Roger Lanse
Gary Stailey, Youth Project Leader for the town, announced at the Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 Silver City Town Council meeting that a volunteer workday is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at La Capilla Park. He urged residents to bring their weed trimmers and related safety equipment to make the park neat. With the recent rains “it’s just really grown up, a lot,” Stailey said. “This will be the final civic day for the year.”
District 3 Councilor Jose Ray Jr. encouraged residents who are experiencing a problem to please call their councilor about concerns they may have. Ray asked Silver City Police Chief Freddie Portillo to check into state regulations covering walking, jogging and running on city streets. Ray also asked Portillo for a report showing the number of people stopped in the town for texting while driving and how many stopped for bicycling offenses.
Tour of the Gila, Blues Festival Generate Most Nights in Local Motels, Hotels
Sabrina Pack, principal and chief operating officer of SkyWest Media, a Silver City-based media firm hired last year to study local lodger’s tax-funded tourism events, will present the findings from this year-long initiative to the Silver City Town Council at their regular meeting Tuesday.
On September 9, 2018 at approximately 1:08 a.m., inmate Fernando Rodriguez was found unconscious by Grant County Detention Center staff. It appeared that Mr. Rodriguez had attempted to hang himself. Medical staff performed CPR on Mr. Rodriguez and staff called for EMS. EMS arrived at the Detention Center within ten minutes of the incident. CPR ceased at 1:50 a.m. and Office of the Medical Investigator was advised.
By Roger Lanse
According to a Silver City Police Department incident report, an officer was dispatched to Gila Regional Medical Center on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at about 4:46 a.m., in reference to an aggravated battery. The Grant County Sheriff’s Department, had previous contact with the male, identified as Joseph Chavez, of Santa Clara, in Hurley prior to the incident on an overdose on heroin call, where Chavez refused treatment. The Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority advised that Chavez had left the scene in a white Chrysler 300.
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