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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.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, May 26

Missing persons
S. Railroad
An elderly female with dementia has been missing for about 45 minutes. Officer advised that the husband found the wife.

Saturday, May 27

Criminal damage to property
Bayard Community Center
Broken window and broken table. Officer advised that a city employee stated the damage was old and had already been reported.

Welfare check
Watson Street
Caller advised that a third party advised that a named male is attempting suicide with a knife and has cut himself a few times already.

Sunday, May 28

Loud music
N. Yucca Street
Officer advised they will turn it down.

Missing persons
N. Railroad Street
A named 84-year-old female with dementia. Caller called advising he found his wife.

Domestic disturbance
Coffey Street
Male and female. Officer advised to send another unit. Officers advised that the male is fully nude and will not give his name/will attempt to get him dressed at the office.

Burglary
Grant Street
Caller advised someone broke into her house and stole her laptop. Officer advised caller wants patrols for a week.

Hurley Police Department

Saturday, May 27

Criminal damage to property
C Street
A named male kicked her door in sometime last night while she was at work and took furniture.

Sunday, May 28

Game and Fish
Highway 180 and North Hurley Road
Deer with a broken leg trying to get on the road. Officer advised deer was put down - broken leg.

Santa Clara Police Department

Friday, May 26

Reckless driver
Highway 180
TAC14 had contact by Kirkland Road/followed to Walmart/did not observe any violations.

Saturday, May 27

Welfare check
Highway 180 @ Armory
Male is knocked out in the bathroom. Male is up and walking and out with law enforcement. Officer advised that a child was released to a named female to watch him.

Sunday, May 28

Criminal trespass
E. Maple Street
Caller advised out with a few people/no one is supposed to be here. Officer advised people that were here left.

Friday, May 26

Welfare check
Highway 180 @ water tanks -- 2:10 a.m.
Female in middle of the road face down. Deputy out with female at MM 112 (2 miles east of Truck Bypass junction)/en route with one female/suicide attempt/slit her wrist.

Welfare check
W. Highway 180 - 2:40 a.m.
Daughter at American Mobile Home Park yelling she wanted to commit suicide. Left a suicide note/blood on the sink.

Fight
Cottage San Road
Caller advised that someone was fighting then hung up.

Accident-property damage
Tyrone Mine Road
Caller advised his wife hit a deer with her 2008 maroon Town & Country Van-no injuries.

Harassment
E. Highway 180
Caller advised that a named male keeps harassing them, and would like him issued a CTW.

Criminal damage to property
S. Highway 90 and Wayne Road
Caller advised that someone is squatting in an abandoned house and the garage has been pried open and a window is broken.

Larceny
Highway 35 - Upper Mimbres
Caller advised that her metal outdoor restroom has been stolen.

Burglary
North Hurley Road
Welder was taken/entry made through back door.

Harassment
Fossil Lane - Hanover
Caller advised she was just threatened by her nephew who said he was coming from Deming to knock her out. Caller advised she has custody of his daughter. GCSD put out ATL to issue CTW if located.

Domestic disturbance
Claw Road
Caller advised he cannot get his partner to leave and she has been causing problems. Advised she has been drinking and has been physical to him. NMSP officer advised it was verbal only and she has left.

Domestic disturbance
Highway 35 - Upper Mimbres - 9:10 p.m.
Caller advised that her friend was hit with a bottle by her partner and she is bleeding. Caller advised her dog attacked him and he left on foot.

Disturbance
Rio de Arenas Road
Caller advised that a large group is arguing. Deputy had negative contact.

Welfare check
Highway 356 - Chino Mine Entrance
Male walking in the middle of the road trying to put his clothing back on. Male was dropped off at Poplar/S. Canyon.

Domestic disturbance
Jasper Drive
Caller advised that an intoxicated named female is inside breaking things. Caller is outside. Deputies advised everything is okay/caller will call back if he needs further assistance.

Loud party
Fort Bayard
Caller advised that several juveniles are drinking in the parking lot.

Unwanted subject
Highway 35 - Upper Mimbres -- 11:30 p.m.
Caller advised that the male is back at the residence causing problems. Caller advised the male pointed a laser at her and her boyfriend.

Saturday, May 27

Domestic disturbance
Chalcocite Court - Tyrone
Caller advised he is drunk and throwing things/he is now leaving/it is her husband/nothing physical.

Welfare check
Monte Vista Street and Penjamo
Female in the alley, crying.

Welfare check
Sandalwood Avenue
Caller advised someone gave her something and she has forgotten things and now noticed there is money missing and the car won't start/caller is very confused. Caller advises she does not have the key to the gate.

Domestic disturbance
Highway 35 - Upper Mimbres - 9:15 a.m.
Male caller handed the phone to a female and she said, “Just get here. I can't talk,” and hug up. Second caller advised to send cops to this address as a named male is fighting with her and her dad.

Harassment
North Hurley Road
Caller advised that a named male texted her cousin and said he was going to damage caller's vehicle.

Larceny
North Hurley Road
Caller advised that his brother took the battery to his truck and won't give it back. Deputy made contact and advised the older brother showed up and took care of everything.

Welfare check
Highway 152 - Mine observation point
Female lying on the side of the road. Deputy made contact and advised female is breathing/scrapes on her arms.

Domestic disturbance
Broken Arrow Drive -- Silver Acres
Caller advised that her husband is out of control.

Welfare check
Coleman Drive
Caller from Nebraska advised she received a call advising that a named male is asking for help, that his medication is not helping his stress level. Deputy made contact with male.

Unwanted subject
W. Highway 180
Caller advised that they want a tenant removed who is not supposed to be on the property. Deputy made contact with landlord and advised they will have to evict him as they have allowed him to stay there for over a year.

Game and Fish
S. Highway 90 @ Copper Drive
Half dead deer on the side of the road trying to limp away.

Sunday, May 28

Welfare check
Lariat Road
Caller advised she is 23-years-old and feels as if she was drugged last night/cannot remember her name. Advised that her friend does not want to tell her where she is. Advised she cannot see and is having a hard time walking.

Welfare check
Racetrack Road and Camino Verde
Caller advised that two subjects were yelling at each other, one in a red Jeep and the other in a green car.

Domestic disturbance
3025 E. Highway 180
Dodge Nitro and Chevy with male and female arguing.

LGBTQ Grant County, PFLAG Silver City, and Western New Mexico University's Institute for Rural Social Work Research, Psychology Department and the Center for Gender Equity will be hosting a day-long symposium, ‘Affirmative Practice with Gender Diverse (Trans) People: Across the Lifespan', presented by Lisa L Persinger, Ph.D. & lore m dickey, Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Psychology, at Northern Arizona University. The event will be held June 5, 2017 at the Global Resource Center at WNMU.

The symposium will be held from 9am to 5pm on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Besse-Forward Global Resource Center at Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM. The event will include a working lunch break, and a panel discussion by trans adults and parents of trans children that will follow the lectures. The schedule for the event is:
9am-1pm: Supporting Healthy Development of Students Presenting as Gender Expansive & Transgender in Schools (includes a working lunch break).
1pm-5pm: Working with Gender Diverse Adults.

Admission will be free to students and the public, but those who want continuing education credits will pay $100 for 8 hours or $50 for a half day (CE fees include lunch). Continuing education units have been accredited by NASW-NM which is approved for New Mexico counseling, psychology & social work professional licenses. Advance registration is required for CE Certificates.

LGBTQ Grant County is a 501C-3 category nonprofit that provides services to the LGBTQ community of southwest New Mexico. The Holiday Inn Express of Silver City will provide conference rates for lodging for participants who mention this symposium.

Contact: Joanie Connors, Ph.D., event coordinator & LGBTQ Board Member, jvcphd@gmail.com or 575 313-3845 for more information or to register.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, May 22

Aggravated battery
N. East Street
A 50-year-old female barged into the house and hit the owner of the house with a hammer and owner is bleeding from the eye. Female took off.

Domestic disturbance
Empire Street
Caller advised that her boyfriend locked her out of her residence and she can't get in.

Tuesday, May 23

Welfare check
Orchard Street
Female who doesn't know where she is. Officer made contact and advised female is back home and okay.

Unwanted subject
101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Caller advised that a male asked to use the bathroom and now she can hear him opening packages and stuff in there and would like him to leave. Officer advised to issue male an indefinite CTW for Bayard Family Dollar.

Domestic disturbance
Watson Street
Caller advised her nephew attacked her stepdad and is now trying to hang himself. Officer requested ambulance for an 18-year-old suicidal.

Wednesday, May 24

Welfare check
N. Foy Street
Male is requesting assistance but cannot understand what he needs. Officer requested ambulance for a 54-year-old male who is highly intoxicated.

Larceny
Bayard Library
Male on video stealing a book.

Criminal sexual contact
Cobre High School
Four 6th graders touched by another 6th grader. Caller is at Hurley Elementary with suspect and the victims are at Central Elementary. Officers en route to Santa Clara Elementary and Hurley Elementary.

Thursday, May 25

Accident-property damage
Highway 180 - city limits
Vehicle vs deer.

Hurley Police Department

Wednesday, May 24

Domestic disturbance
Geronimo Street
Caller advised that daughter's boyfriend broke a window to caller's vehicle. Officer issued boyfriend two indefinite CTWs for Gateway Apartments and for a Geronimo Street address.

Disturbance
Cottonwood Street - North Hurley
Caller advised that their 13-year-old son is refusing to go inside. Officer spoke with son who stated he was afraid to go inside because his mother was going to spank him for leaving the house without permission to go see his girlfriend at the baseball game. Officer also spoke with the mother.

Santa Clara Police Department

Monday, May 22

Welfare check
S. Bellm Street
Caller advised she has called this male several times in reference to his wife's care with negative contact. Requests that he give caller a call. Officer made contact with the male who advised he will call caller.

Domestic disturbance
Manhattan Park
Male advised that wife is hitting him then hung up. Officer made contact and dropped the male at a Main Street address.

Tuesday, May 23

Domestic disturbance
Central Elementary
Male and female fighting/both physically and verbally. Caller can hear them yelling about dope in the house. Officer made contact with subjects/was advised it was all verbal. Officer advised they stuck around for a bit and the fight/argument resumed. Officer asked the male to leave.

Thursday, May 25

Request officer
Marcia Drive
Caller advised that her neighbor just moved her surveying stake. Officer advised that code enforcement is handling the call.

Monday, May 22

Disturbance
Whispering Hills - 4:40 a.m.
Caller advised that his son is going crazy again/he is yelling and swinging a baseball bat. Advised he is hearing voices and threatening to kill someone. Deputy advised will be on foot to location/unit has broken down. One in investigative detention/was advised he will be arrested the next time for disorderly.

Aggravated assault
Highway 90 - MM 37
Caller advised that a named male just hit her in her vehicle and that the male fled toward the hills/male is armed. Deputies are ATL on foot walking north.

Larceny
Church Road - Cliff
An aluminum ladder was stolen. Deputy attempted to call back/left message.

Injuring/tampering with motor vehicle
Rosedale Road
Caller advised that two vehicles parked in front were shot with bullets.

Harassment
Camino Tolteca
Caller advised that a named female keeps threatening her and walking around the trailer park. Deputy advised an indefinite CTW was issued to the female.

Burglary
Peterson Drive - Arenas Valley
Caller advised they just drove up and a door is damaged and a TV was stolen.

Reckless driver
Highway 180 @ Mangas Turnoff
Deputy had contact with vehicle and advised it is driving okay.

Burglary
Cisco Road - Mimbres
Caller advised that someone took a weed whacker and gas can from her shed. Advised she received the property back but still wants to report the incident. Deputy ATL for female who stole the items.

Game and Fish
Highway 180 @ Peterson Drive
Dead deer in median. Deputy advised no caller wants to take the elk as it has been sitting for a while now.

Domestic disturbance
Whispering Hills - 10:30 p.m.
Caller advised his son is taking knives out of the drawer and a baseball bat/brother has been trying to keep him unarmed/they have been dealing with this all day. Advised he keeps making threats to ‘Mystical Joe' who is breaking into the house.

Tuesday, May 23

Fatal
I-10 - MM 43
Vehicle is rolled over/male underneath vehicle/eastbound side. Per Tyrone have medivac dispatched at this time. Border Patrol EMS is on scene. One fatality/three kids on carriers/mother is okay/no one trapped. Native 32 will be on standby/ETA to scene if launched will take 32 minutes.

Suspicious vehicle
Highway 180 - MM 66 (roughly halfway between Glenwood and Buckhorn)
NMSP officer advised male broke down and he is going to pick it up today.

Wednesday, May 24

Welfare check
Short Stop - Arenas Valley
Caller advised a young child is inside a white pickup and the child is hiding in the back seat with no one else around. Advised the truck is still on.

Welfare check
Fort Bayard area
Caller advised she is looking for her 30-year-old sister. Advised she got a text saying she wants to kill herself.

Welfare check
Kirkland Road and Highway 180
A male and a female were arguing outside a black Impala about two minutes ago.

Thursday, May 25

Game and Fish
Cottage San Road and Bandoni Drive
Caller advised he hit a deer about 45 minutes ago. Advised it was suffering so he ran over it again. Caller wants to take it home/he does not want an accident report, he just wants the deer.

Accident-property damage
Highway 90 - MM 26.5
Caller hit deer.

Harassment
Skyview Drive
Caller advised that her neighbors are throwing human feces over into her yard. Deputy made contact with both parties and the other party advised they would stop doing it.

Suspicious vehicle
E. Highway 180
Deputy had contact with vehicle.

Request officer
Bayard Library
Caller advised he got jumped yesterday in North Hurley by two unknown subjects.

Criminal damage to property
Mobile Drive
Someone tried to break into her home but didn't get in/there is damage.

Unwanted subject
E. Highway 180
Caller advised that her husband is at her residence and he is not supposed to be there. Deputy advised everything is okay/caller was in agreement with everything her husband took.

Welfare check
Camino Seco - Arenas Valley
Caller advised that their 22-year-old daughter was involved in a domestic today with a named male. Advised the male broke the daughter's phone and hit her and she has a busted lip. Advised the male took the daughter to his grandmother's with the daughter's 3-year-old baby.

Welfare check
Highway 61 - Upper Mimbres
Female with a baby is running down the roadway toward Highway 152. Deputy had negative contact with anyone in the area.

Domestic disturbance
Broken Arrow Drive - Silver Acres
Caller advised that his daughter-in-law has been drinking and taking caller's items such as his keys. Deputy made contact and advised units clear/all verbal/caller did take his meds and went to bed.

Unwanted subject
Burnham Street - Arenas Valley
Caller advised that neighbors lent her niece a phone then went over causing problems. Second caller advised that the little girl took her phone and they are now fighting about it. Deputy advised clear/all verbal.

Welfare check
Highway 35 - MM 4
Male standing in the roadway and would not get out of the road. Deputy advised patrolled all the way to the lake with negative contact.

Monday, May 22

Criminal trespass warning
N. Silver Street
Caller advised that a named male is there and he is not supposed to be there. Officer called caller to advise of a delayed response/released his arrest on a CTA.

Suspicious vehicle
8th and Lyon streets
Caller thinks he has contact with vehicle involved in Wells Fargo bank robbery. Officer advised negative contact although there was a Honda SUV on Lyon/7th.

Domestic disturbance
Downtown
Caller advised a male and a female were arguing behind Little Toad Creek. Officer had negative contact.

Assault
Bosworth Drive
Caller advised that the mail carrier was assaulted and threatened by a named male. Officer out with mail carrier at GCSD/carrier does not want to pursue charges.

Welfare check
610 N. Bullard Street
Caller advised that an older male is walking with an open container. Officer had contact on Pope/Bennett. Officer advised male said he was out for a walk/he poured beer out of can.

Battery
111 S. Texas Street
Caller advised that a male just assaulted her then left on foot. Officer advised downtown, ATL for two named males.

Welfare check
Lamina Loop
Caller advised that a subject missed a rehab appointment in Cruces and someone from CYFD tried to make contact earlier. Officer requested ambulance for a 35-year-old female who took sleeping meds/slurred speech/drowsy condition/alert. EMS1 advised clear with signed refusal.

Welfare check
Ditch between Army Store and Karate.
Officer advised area is called shady bench/requested ambulance for 54-year-old male/ breathing/chest pain.

Disturbance
N. Gold Street
A named male is causing problems/now leaving in a white truck. Officer advised it was all verbal/caller just wants him to leave/he left upon request.

Welfare check
Chitalpa Street
84 to 85-year-old woman is missing since this morning. Woman showed up after officers were with the granddaughter.

Welfare check
1 Ridge Road/S. Highway 90
Three little boys running in and out of traffic/no adults around.

Shoplifting
2501 E. Highway 180
Male stole wireless headphones then left westbound on 180.

Domestic disturbance
Pine and N. Swan streets
Verbal at this time at the Lutheran Church. Officers on scene.

Welfare check
16th Street
Caller advised that 11-year-old daughter called saying, “Daddy, help me”/then disconnected.

Fight
W. Market Street
Physical in roadway. Officer advised that no one wanted to talk about what occurred.

Welfare check
Leslie Road
Female called crying then hung up.

Disturbance
N. Juniper Street
Caller advised a female yelling and line disconnected.

Tuesday, May 23

Welfare check
Valley Vista
Caller advised that a named female called to advise husband took pills. Officers on scene, one of which is dropping male off at a Bear Creek Rd. address.

Welfare check
Leslie Road
Caller advised that a male was inside her house and the line disconnected.

Criminal trespass warning
A Street
Caller advised that a named male who was evicted is in the complex cutting roses and putting them on cars. Advised he has been hanging around there all night.

Criminal damage to property
N. Juniper Street
Caller advised that someone threw a rock at front living room window.

Suspicious vehicle
910 E. 32nd Street
Officer advised he ran out of gas and already has someone coming.

Shoplifting
100 N. Rosedale Road
Male stole a razor
Officer out with named male at Rosedale/Highway 180 and issued an indefinite CTW to Walgreens.

Disturbance
N. Pinos Altos Street
A named male vs grandpa and girlfriend. Officer advised parties are separated at this time/all verbal.

Welfare check
Leslie Road
Caller requested female officer. Advised she is seeing things and hearing things in her apartment. Caller called back hysterical and in tears and then hung up. Officers got there less than a minute later and caller refused an ambulance.

Harassment
111 S. Texas Street
Caller advised that a named male just took her leather jacket.

Criminal trespass warning
1220 N. Hudson Street
Officer issued a CTW to a named female for Food Basket.

Disturbance
A Street
A male is yelling and causing problems. Officer made contact and advised that the male is running back inside his apartment now.

Shoplifting
610 Silver Heights Blvd.
A male just put something in his pants/caller has him waiting for his backpack. Officer issued the male an indefinite CTW for CVS.

Welfare check
N. Hudson Street and E. College Avenue
A white car with no hood has someone hanging out the window.

Welfare check
N. Silver Street
Caller advised a female is outside behind the Drifter yelling, screaming, and cussing. Officers out at 19th/Silver and the Drifter parking lot.

Unwanted subject
Katheryne Circle - 9:20 p.m.
A named male is inside caller's home and he is not allowed there/he is off his medications/tried to mess with caller's phone/he just shoved caller and smashed her glasses on her/he just left out the gate.

Shoplifting
100 N. Rosedale Road
Female stole cosmetics/is walking toward Sonic. Officers out with female on Pine/she tried to take off/out at Pine/Katheryne.

Shoplifting
2501 E. Highway 180
A male who stole alcohol is running behind Ace. Caller advised they did get the alcohol back but were unable to ID the male.

Disturbance
Katheryne Circle 10:15 p.m.
A named male is in his car with the hood gone screaming at a female in the dirt lot/advised the male is crazy and attempted to approach his wife and kids. Officers had negative contact.

Larceny
Little Walnut Road
Caller advised that her daughter took caller's computer and other items. Officer advised clear/caller also wants a welcheck to make sure baby is okay.

Wednesday, May 24

Graffiti
Trail Ridge Road
Caller advised that the billboard in his front yard keeps getting graffiti for the past few months and he wants it photographed and . . .

Welfare check
Pinos Altos Road and E. Pine Street
Caller advised that a boy between the ages of 13-15 is walking in the roadway. Officer had negative contact.

Unwanted subject
S. Corbin Street - 12:30 p.m.
Daughter has male in his travel trailer and he does not want him there. Officer on scene.

Missing persons
Agave Circle
Caller advised that husband was supposed to be in Pinos Altos for a plumbing job/he left yesterday/hasn't come back. Officer spoke to caller who advised her husband's vehicle broke down and his phone died/he is okay.

Panhandler
Silver City Post Office
Harassing people for money. Officer had negative contact.

Domestic disturbance
S. Corbin Street - 2:15 p.m.
Caller advised that her dad is trying to hit her/caller is unsure of where her dad is.

Shoplifting
2501 E. Highway 180
Adult took two alcohol bottles/they are escorting subjects to the back at this time. Officer advised that the female was issued a CTA.

Domestic disturbance
Pinos Altos Street
Male hitting a female in the street/forced woman into the car and went up towards La Capilla.

Shoplifting
2501 E. Highway 180
Caller advised that a male in a black hat took an electric shaver. Officer out at 180/Rosedale, out at Walmart.

Welfare check
E. 32nd Street
Caller advised a male and female are on foot/the female is crying and male is holding her tight. Officer made contact and advised female was involved in a domestic/her face is swollen/she is scared/she is walking to Stout to get her kids.

Intoxicated persons
Big Ditch
End of 6th Street by SC Food Co-op are two drunk homeless subjects scaring people away, Officer out with a 27-year-old male with abdominal pain.

Shoplifting
610 Silver Heights Blvd.
Two juveniles took two bottles of Tussin cough medicine and headed north on Silver Heights.

Welfare check
Pine Street
Caller advised that a named 22-year-old male possibly committed suicide/he locked the door and he is lying in the tub/he is her granddaughter's boyfriend. Officer made contact and advised they have contact with the male and he is up and walking around.

Fight
E. Pine Street
Male caller advised that he and his girlfriend were beaten up/negative on medical attention.

Thursday, May 25

Welfare check
Florence Street
Officer made contact and advised everything is fine/male pressed Lifeline button by accident.

Vehicle burglary
Leslie Road
Caller advised a male and a female were breaking into the Impala, then hung up. Officer made contact with caller and advised they were locked out of their vehicle

Harassment
520 N. Bullard Street
Male on bench is taking his clothes off and asking customers to take theirs off.

Shoplifting
100 N. Rosedale Road
Male and female stole clothing and just left toward Rosedale Road.

Shoplifting
3025 E. Highway 180
Male took Yeti water bottles.

Welfare check
Leslie Road
Caller advised that a baby is in a gray SUV and the windows are down and there are no adults around. Officer made contact with vehicle and advised car seats in vehicle but no kids.

Welfare check
N. Gold Street
Caller advised that her aunt's husband started hitting her 6-year-old brother because he thinks he stole money from him/there are marks all over his back/negative on any bleeding. Officer advised clear.

Fraud/embezzlement
1956 E. Highway 180
Caller dropped her debit card and it is now being used by someone. Caller is at SCPD.

Welfare check
N. Silver Street
Caller advised that her 8-year-old daughter was picked up by her father yesterday and he was not supposed to. Caller said it was okay that he has her, but she has tried calling him several times with no answer. Officer made contact with father who advised he lost his phone, will call the mom.

Welfare check
N. Bullard and W. Kelly streets
There is a female in the ditch yelling for help and for someone to call the police. Officer made contact with a named female and a named male and the female advised that she was yelling at the male loudly because she is black and talks loud/they were just talking and not fighting.

Injuring/tampering with motor vehicle
25th Street
Caller advised that someone passed by her house in a vehicle and kicked up a rock and it broke the window to her vehicle.

Domestic disturbance
Memory Lane - 7:35 p.m.
Caller advised that her brothers are fighting and one is intoxicated/send EMS for one brother who is bleeding from the face.

Overdose
Georgia Street
No report.

Unwanted subject
N. Gold Street - 8:40 p.m.
Male left on foot about five minutes ago and had a red item in his hand. Officer advised ATL and if located will issue CTW.

Unwanted subject
N. Gold Street - 9:10 p.m.
Caller advised that her ex is outside again and is on foot. Officer ATL but had negative contact.

Domestic disturbance
Ohio Street
Caller advised the neighbor's son is being abusive to his parents/request no sirens as it will set the son off/neighbors are at caller's house.

Assault
Memory Lane - 9:30 p.m.
Caller advised that a named male assaulted him and he wants to make a report.

Suspicious vehicle
330 W. Highway 180
Caller advised that she is cleaning the bank and there is a black pickup parked outside and she is scared to leave.

After several weeks of hundreds of calls to hold a public town hall event Rep Steve Pearce's staffers site scheduling problems and decline to commit to his presence at the Town Hall meeting in Silver City. Constituents will, in any case, hold a citizens' town hall to voice their concerns and discuss recent developments in Congress at the Besse-Forward Global Resource Center, W 12th St, Silver City, NM 88061on the WMNU campus, Thursday June 1, from 6:30-8:30.

Frances Gonzales, a life-long resident of Bayard in Grant County's mining district, had also invited Rep. Pearce to a meeting on the same night.

Rep. Pearce chose to be present at a meeting in Bayard at the Sugar Shack restaurant, 1102 Tom Foy Blvd, Bayard, NM 88023, across from Cobre High School, June 1 from 6:30-8:30, a small venue with a 35 total capacity. This was the only venue available on the short notice Ms. Gonzales was given by Rep. Pearce's organization.

Rep. Pearce's constituents will therefore have two opportunities to have their voices heard. The Global Resource Center has a capacity of 285. Silver City Indivisibles have secured this venue, allowing for everyone's concerns to be documented on June 1, 2017. This meeting will be videotaped and presented to Rep. Pearce, due to his absence, to be sure constituents' questions are heard. All New Mexico District 2 residents: Bring your questions for Congressman Pearce.

Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) will be offering Mental Health First Aid training in Silver City and Lordsburg over the summer months in 2017. This groundbreaking, 8-hour training course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem, and also provides the tools to connect individuals with appropriate support and resources, when necessary.

1 in 5 Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. Unlike physical conditions, symptoms of mental health and substance use problems can be difficult to detect. For friends and family members, it can be hard to know when and how to step in. As a result, those in need of mental health services often do not get them until it is too late.

Just as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) helps individuals without clinical training to assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support.

"Through this program, we hope to take the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems," says Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, which helped bring Mental Health First Aid to the U.S. in 2008. "When more people are equipped with the tools they need to start a dialogue, more people can get the help they may need."

In just ten years, Mental Health First Aid has become a full-blown movement in the United States—more than 550,000 people are certified Mental Health First Aiders, and that number is growing every day.

"As a mental health provider, I have witnessed how this training benefits the members of our community, employers/employees, friends, and family members to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness. I am honored to be able to provide this training opportunity to members of our community," says Edith Lee, HMS Chief Support Officer.

Participants must preregister. There is a $25 fee, which includes a participant workbook and refreshments; lunch will be provided. Available training dates in Silver City and Lordsburg include:

Saturday, June 24 at Hidalgo Medical Services (Silver City, NM)
Saturday, July 22 at Hidalgo Medical Services (Lordsburg, NM)
Saturday, August 19 at Hidalgo Medical Services (Silver City, NM)

For more information or to participate in an upcoming Mental Health First Aid training, please contact Edith Lee, HMS Chief Support Officer, at (575) 597-2738 or elee@hmsnm.org.

Please visit http://www.thenationalcouncil.org to learn more about Mental Health First Aid training. Please visit www.hmsnm.org to learn more about HMS services, providers, and locations.

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