Las Cruces, NM- On 09/20/2017, the South West Investigative Fugitive Taskforce (SWIFT) was looking for one of the most recent additions to the New Mexico’s United States Marshals Most Wanted list. Jorge Ramos (25) was wanted by the NM Department of Corrections for absconding and fleeing law enforcement officers by cutting off his ankle monitor and fleeing from officers. Ramos was spotted in Las Cruces at the Comfort Inn near South Valley and La Posada by several passersby that noticed the fugitive with the easy to spot tattoo was hanging out in the parking lot.
SWIFT members consisting of the Security Threat Investigative Unit, Homeland Security Investigations and the United States Marshals Service were advised of this information and moved in on the area. As his history states, fugitive Ramos was spooked and the chase was on. Ramos ran South on Valley, then onto University when he attempted to climb the steep hill up to Interstate 10 in an attempt to lose law enforcement, but was immediately surrounded from all sides and too tired to put up any kind of a fight. Ramos was placed under arrest and was transported to the hospital for not being able to catch his breath. He was then booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Facility without further incident.
[Editor's Note: This is the second in a multi-part series of articles covering the almost five-hour long Grant County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017]
By Mary Alice Murphy
The Grant County Commission at its combination work session and regular meeting on Sept. 19, 2017, addressed a long agenda, including a public hearing and working through the proposed ordinance to approve the use of recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) on county paved roads.
During the hearing, Louise Hummingbird, said she is concerned about the proposed ordinance for ATVs to be used on public roads. "They drink a lot of beer, go out into nature and tear up a lot of country, and they stress out wildlife."
She said insurance statistics show they have a higher rate of accidents than other vehicles, because of drunkenness.
Phoenix, AZ (September 21, 2017) — For the fifth consecutive year, Freeport-McMoRan has been named to the Civic 50 list of most community-minded companies in the U.S., and for the second consecutive year was named the top company in the materials sector. This marks the company as one of 15 U.S. companies who have been named to this list for five years in a row.
The Civic 50 is conducted by the Points of Light Corporate Institute, a resource for companies looking to build and expand effective community engagement programs. The national survey and ranking initiative, developed through partnership with researchers and community as well as industry thought leaders, sets the standard for corporate civic engagement and recognizes companies for their commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities where they do business. The initiative reflects leading insight about how corporations can connect with communities in a twenty-first century economy.
[Editor's Note: This is the first in a multi-part series of articles covering the almost five-hour-long Grant County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017]
By Mary Alice Murphy
The Grant County Commission addressed a long agenda, including a public hearing and working through a proposed ordinance, but the first item on the agenda was to hear a report from Gila Regional Medical Center
Because Chief Executive Officer Taffy Arias was unable to attend, Interim Chief Financial Officer JoBeth Vance gave the report.
By Mary Alice Murphy
Most of the Grant County Community Health Council meeting featured New Mexico Department of Health employees talking about Grant and Hidalgo counties suicide statistics.
The first part of the meeting featured updates from Health Council Director Cari Lemon. She had earlier sent out to members her report, which had some of the same items. Member Kathleen Hunt, representing the mental health sector, said she appreciated the written report and "learned a lot."
On September 10, 2017, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Mimbres area in reference to a Criminal Sexual Penetration Complaint. A 13 year old female was identified as the victim. Detectives from the Grant County Sheriff’s Department responded to continue the investigation. Investigators were able to obtain an arrest warrant for the suspect in this case.
On September 14, 2017 just before 2:30 P.M., Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators arrived at the suspects’ residence (Mimbres, NM) to serve the arrest warrant and execute a search warrant. At that time, the suspect in this case was taken into custody.
Cary D. Hartman (Mimbres NM/54YOA) was arrested for one
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