Local News Releases

These releases come from other sources than the Grant County Beat. This category will include events in and news releases from Grant, Catron, Hidalgo and Luna counties.

Coalition meeting Thursday May 23, 2019 at12:00 PM at Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS).

HMS Conference Room #1,1007 N Pope St. Silver City, NM 88061

Lunch will be provided

Mission: To raise awareness in Grant County about Youth Substance Abuse thereby creating an environment that cultivates healthy productive lifestyles through policy and advocacy change that promotes resilient and empowered youth.

Mimbres, NM, May 20, 2019 —Volunteers are a valuable asset in the management of recreation on the Gila National Forest. Organized volunteer groups contribute hundreds of hours to activities like trail maintenance, campground rehabilitation, weed removal and more. Individual volunteers also make significant contributions by serving as volunteer hosts or by maintaining campgrounds and picnic grounds.

Quemado, NM, May 20, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District, in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, under direction of Dr. Steve Nash, is currently excavating a possible Great Kiva in the Toriette Lakes region. Ground penetrating radar and magnetometry studies are also being conducted. A systematic appraisal of this structure, in conjunction with previously excavated structures in the region, will enhance our understanding of their function and why the site aids in the development of social cohesion.

Retake Takes to the Road. From May 21 through May 25, Retake Our Democracy is going on the road to Truth or Consequences, Silver City and Las Cruces. At each stop a Town Hall has been organized and will be hosted by local Retake volunteers. Throughout the 2019 Roundhouse Legislative Session, Retake our Democracy coordinated hundreds of volunteers, published a daily alert going to 1300 people throughout New Mexico and had volunteer advocates in most every committee hearing where one of Retake’s 30 MUST PASS or 20 Priority Bills were being heard. They took careful notes and recorded every vote and their findings are being published in a 2019 Legislative Report, to be published soon.  

For the week beginning Monday, May 13, 2019 at 8:00 am and ending Monday May 20, 2019 at 8:00 am, Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 228 calls for service, had 568 self-initiated activity, and made 33 arrest. Of those arrests, 4 was for possession of controlled substance, and 3 was for Possession of drug paraphernalia, 2 DWI, 0 battery on a house hold member, 0 Aggravated assault on a house hold member, and 1 shoplifting.   

Bayard Police Department

Friday, May 17

Welfare check
400 Tom Foy Blvd.
Caller stated her son is not mentally stable at this time/he is outside on foot. Officers on scene.

Saturday, May 18

Unwanted subject
Empire Street
Caller advised her grandson is not leaving her residence. Officer had contact advising clear/grandson left.

Friday, May 17

Unwanted subject
11820 Highway 180
Homeless female yelling at customers. Deputy advised out with a female in front of RDA who is talking to herself/issued her an indefinite CTW for RDA/taking her to City Hall in Santa Clara.

Welfare check
Artcher Road
A named female reported to caller that her boyfriend abused her/she has bruises and cigarette burns/she was frantic/boyfriend is still there. Deputy had contact requesting ambulance for a 54 to 55-year-old female who has been drinking heavily for the past couple of days and has some marks on her nose. Deputy advised one female in unit en route to Yankie Street.

Friday, May 17

Domestic disturbance
Canal Street
Caller advised a couple is arguing/can hear things breaking. Officers had contact.

Injuring/tampering with motor vehicle
1007 Pope Street
Caller stated the whole passenger side of her white Jeep Cherokee is keyed. Officer advised they are going to check film and will advise later on.

Welfare check
Old Mill Road
Male on ground. Officer out with a named male/en route to address on Bard Street.

15th Street – 1 p.m.
Caller advised his ex-girlfriend is trying to steal his belongings as he was leaving. Officer on scene.

Breaking and entering
Elias Street
Officer advised the owner of the residence is home and gave permission to . . .

DV order violation
1223 West Street – KISS
Officer had contact with male at 12th and Grant streets/back out at the KISS building/requesting frequent patrol for rest of day.

Domestic disturbance
15th Street – 4:15 p.m.
Caller stated a named female hit him in the head with a table/he is trying move out of the house and she is preventing him from leaving/he has been drinking.

Welfare check
Visitor Center
Caller advised a male is lying on the sidewalk/no description – caller just kept driving. Officer had contact advising giving the male a ride home and dropped off at Daniel/Bard.

Saturday, May 18

Game and Fish
Highway 180 – MM 112 (2 miles east of Truck Bypass)
Deer hit by vehicle/still in roadway. Deer had already been put down/clear.

Injuring/tampering with motor vehicle
W. Kelly and N. Texas streets
Caller stated a named male hit his vehicle and damaged it.

Welfare check
N. Cinc
Daughter did return home.

Loud music
E. 6th and N. Corbin streets
Music has been on all day with loud bass. Second caller advised this is constant every other weekend. Officer advised clear/advised second caller of the noise ordinance. Made contact with members of the church/they did have an event going on and that is why they were playing music/they did turn the music down prior to me leaving.

Welfare check
315 S. Hudson Street
Male passed out in the parking lot. Officer had negative contact.

Criminal trespass warning
1506 Silver Heights Blvd.
Family Dollar wants CTW on a named male who was making threats against employees yesterday.

Domestic disturbance
121 W. 12th Street
Carwash on 12th Street. Advising a male in a black Chevy Impala is telling a female to get into the vehicle and she keeps telling him ‘No,’ and ‘You’re embarrassing me.’ They are behind the laundromat. Officers were advised.

Gough Park
Caller advised a male in a green hoodie is threatening her/he took off his shirt and asked to fight her. Officers had contact advising units clear/everything is okay.

Welfare check
San Vicente Street
Caller advised that her 23-year-old granddaughter told her she was going to jump off the Broadway Bridge. Officers out with a named female on Broadway in front of Jalisco’s.

Sunday, May 19

2800 Pinos Altos Road
About 3-6 males. Officers advised black single cab truck left with headlight off/at 32nd and Silver, 55 mph/subject blacked out near 32nd and Mann/out in area of Mann Drive ATL/security advised fight was verbal/out with other units.

Suspicious vehicle
1915 N. Swan Street
Officer had contact advising contact was made with the vehicle parked at the First Presbyterian Church with two males asleep inside. Officer woke up one and asked him what he was doing parked on this property and he stated that they wanted to sleep at this property due to finish working. Male stated he would have gone to his house but did not want to wake up his wife.

1810 N. Swan Street
Law enforcement was not sent per caller’s request.

Domestic disturbance
E. 8th Street
Caller advised her neighbors are ‘going at it really bad.’ Officers had contact.

311 N. Bullard Street
Outdoor table taken.

Suspicious vehicle
Yucca Street
Caller advised her girls were playing outside when a male in a truck stated to the girls that he was coming back for them and headed toward the Woman’s Club. Officer ATL and set up frequent patrol/units clear.

Criminal damage to property
Botanical Gardens
Broken windows. Officer set up frequent patrol for evenings and nights.

DV order violation
1506 N. Gold Street
A named male and a named female have temporary order of protection and the female stopped by today with mail and has been sending texts as well.

Welfare check
2045 E. Highway 180
White Toyota Corolla leaking gas all over the place headed toward Walmart from Shell station. Officer and deputy checked several white vehicles with negative contact with any leaking gas.

Welfare check
Leslie Road
Caller advised needed an emergency call for two kids. Officer on scene with CYFD/everything okay with CYFD.

Welfare check
Cooper Street Trailhead
A named male spoke to Crisis Hotline saying he was going to kill himself/he is living out of his truck and recently separated from his wife and kids. Officer had negative contact with male.

Welfare check
Highway 180 and 32nd Street
Can see someone trying to pull a male back in the vehicle. Officer had contact advising it was a verbal between her and her partner.

Domestic disturbance
N. Silver Street
Caller advised her next-door neighbors have been fighting all night and can hear the baby screaming and crying. They have been fighting inside and outside of the trailer. Officer had contact with the male.

Suspicious vehicle
503 N. Hudson Street
Officer had contact with a named female who advised they were dropping off things for the donation center.

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