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.

Friday, May 25

Unwanted subject
11793 Highway 180
Caller stated a named male is on the property and won’t leave. Deputies had contact and issued the male an indefinite CTW/en route with male to shelter.

Accident-property damage
S. Highway 90 – Tyrone Mine
Caller driving a white Toyota Solara hit a deer/no injuries/heavy front-end damage.

June 3, at 10 am, 3845 North Swan Street – "Afghanistan" - Larry McLaud, a native New Yorker, has degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Idaho. He's been a fire lookout, fire fighter, food-coop worker and a professional for many years within the conservation community. He is also a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Afghanistan and Malaysia in the 1970s.

Larry notes that Afghanistan is a place far different from the USA in many ways. Most Americans cannot find Afghanistan on a map, but have heard bits and pieces of information about this war torn country. He will share some of his experiences that might offer insight into how we can help peace prevail in this colorful country.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, May 21

Welfare check
Fahey Street and Tom Foy Blvd.
Black SUV following a female teenager who looks like she’s trying to get away. Officer had negative contact.

Domestic disturbance
Maple Street
Female punched male in the head/she is breaking everything in the home/she is supposed to stay away from him but they don’t have paperwork.

Tuesday, May 22

Welfare check
Fahey Street
Caller wants to know if an 8-year-old child is going to school/has safety concerns with the house. Officer advised he will not be going to this location. Advised caller just harasses and it is the last day of school.

1101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Caller is at the bus stop and people in a black truck are insulting caller.

Welfare check
Snell Middle School
Officer out with juvi that left school/out at school/en route to Cottonwood with juvi.

Welfare check
Orchard Street
Caller advised her 5-year-old granddaughter is with her father and he is not answering his phone. Officer advised everything is okay/father does not have a phone.

Wednesday, May 23

Criminal trespass warning
Fahey Street
Caller advised a named male is outside her window and he is not supposed to be there. Advised male is leaving. Officer on scene/clear.

Unwanted subject
1001 Central Avenue
Officer asked female to leave.

Welfare check
Fahey Street
85-year-old male has locked himself in his room and is threatening to take his pills/he is upset because he was lost today and everyone was out looking for him. Deputy requested ambulance to stage until LE gets there/EMS2 has signed refusal/units clear/everything is okay.

Domestic disturbance
Snappy Liquor
Caller advised that a male and female are outside arguing/broke her windshield.

Thursday, May 24

Welfare check
Empire Street
Officer has contact with female/en route with one female to GRMC.

Hurley Police Department

Monday, May 21

Unwanted subject
D Street – 6:54 p.m.
Caller advised that her grandson who rents this house has some females there who aren’t leaving.

Unwanted subject
D Street – 7:30 p.m.
Mother is there causing problems trying to take his 15-year-old sister and 12-year-old brother and making them pack right now. Officer advised en route for kids first.

Tuesday, May 22

Criminal trespass warning
D Street – 12:55 p.m.
Caller requests CTWs to two subjects. Officer out at address.

Wednesday, May 23

Unwanted subject
Lea Drive
Caller advised that a named male is at the address and he is not wanted there. Advised he lives there with her daughter and they have been arguing for the last few months and caller wants him to leave the residence. Officer had negative contact with caller.

Welfare check
Anza Avenue – 5:30 p.m.
Male is not answering his phone. Officer had contact advising everything is okay.

Welfare check
Anza Avenue – 6:20 p.m.
Caller advised his wife is having a panic attack and wants to know if an officer can go and pick up the keys to his father’s house to do the welcheck. Officer was not given the correct keys so caller asked if the officer could break the window to get into the residence.

Thursday, May 24

Welfare check
Anza Avenue – 9:15 a.m.
No report.

Santa Clara Police Department

Monday, May 21

Criminal damage to property
S. East Street
Caller advised he requested frequent patrol last night as he was keeping his gates open and he found one of his lights broken and hanging this morning.

W. Lincoln Street
Uncooperative male called asking for an officer to be sent/refuses to give info and kept hanging up. Officer on scene.

Domestic disturbance
S. Bard Street
Caller advised he is 19 and is staying with a named family and they are having an issue right now. Officer on scene.

Tuesday, May 22

S. Suchoff Street
Caller advised a named individual is harassing another male who lives there. Officer advised everything is okay/deputy handled the situation.

Welfare check
N. Cleveland Street
Caller advised she was on the phone with her mother who advised caller to call for help as she was being harassed. Officer had contact/clear/caller requesting frequent patrol.

Wednesday, May 23

Welfare check
S. East Street
Caller advised it sounds like someone is breaking in to an abandoned house/all the dogs are barking. Officer had negative contact with anyone in the area.

Domestic disturbance
N. Prescott Street
Caller advised that a named male is yelling and cussing at them. Officer had contact advising everything is okay/all verbal.

Breaking and entering
410 N. Bayard Street
Someone broke into the building/unknown if anyone is still inside. Officer advised to clear air/officer advised to resume normal traffic.

Splash Park
Caller advised she is being harassed by a named male/he is leaving walking home. Officer advised everything is okay/parties left.

S. Prescott Street
Caller advised he is having an issue with his neighbors/he just found a Pepsi bottle full of urine in his yard. Officer had contact advising clear/caller will call back if any more of these show up in his yard

img 0955This photo is an example of what NOT to do!! Too many times, bags of trash are left outside the campground restrooms.

Mimbres, NM, May 26, 2018—The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District wishes to remind you that these are your public lands, and that part of that responsibility includes being respectful and thoughtful of others, and minimizing human-created impacts.

The Wilderness Ranger District has had some difficulties with people throwing trash in toilets. The majority of the campgrounds on the Gila National Forest are primitive campgrounds with limited amenities, and one of those limitations is trash services. The campgrounds on Wilderness RD, including Grapevine, Forks, and Upper and Lower Scorpion, are some of those campgrounds with limited amenities. Leaving bags of trash around the toilets is not a good solution.

Leave No Trace principles, https://lnt.org/learn/7-principles , include Dispose of Waste Properly.

Monday, May 21

Domestic disturbance
Bandoni Drive
Caller advised that her boyfriend got mad and started throwing things and broke her phone because the baby woke up. Deputy had contact advising all verbal/parties will separate for the night/male has a ride coming for him.

Speer Drive – Silver Acres
Caller advised that someone stole her info and is using her card to buy things online.

Monday, May 21

Welfare check
2501 E. Highway 180
Male in a black Pontiac has been parked under a tree in the parking lot for a few hours. Officer had contact advising everything is okay.

Welfare check
N. Bayard Street
Caller advised her brother is suicidal and they have not heard from him in two days.

Truth or Consequences, NM, May 25, 2018—The Indian Peaks Prescribed Burn, on the Black Range Ranger District, began ignitions on the evening of Saturday, May 19, and ended ignitions on Wednesday, May 23. In those four days, approximately 11,000 acres were burned.

All personnel on the fire have converted to holding operations – which include monitoring the burnt areas and ensuring the fire remains within the planned boundaries. The three units were a combination of first entry prescribed fire to third entry prescribed fire. The varied terrain and vegetation types created a mosaic fire footprint on the landscape and will provide many opportunities in the future for learning more about how these vegetation types rebound post fire. The burn had approximately 100 firefighters, including firefighters from New Mexico, Arizona, California, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. As of Thursday, May 24 the prescribed fire started releasing firefighters to return to their home stations. The prescribed fire will be monitored by several firefighters over the next week.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila 

wnmu artists rsWestern New Mexico University's artists-in-residence, Chelsea Boone (pictured left) and Krissy Ramirez (pictured right), are opening their exhibit, "From Clay to Metal," in Miller Library on Wednesday, June 6.Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University's artists-in-residence, Krissy Ramirez and Chelsea Boone, are opening their exhibit, "From Clay to Metal," with a reception on Wednesday, June 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. Both graduates of WNMU's Expressive Arts Department, they will discuss their work beginning at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit will hang through Friday, June 22.

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