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For the week beginning Monday, October 15, 2018 at 08:00 a.m. and ending Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 213 calls for service and had 333 self -initiated activity. 14 total arrests were made, of those, 1 was for possession of a controlled substance, 2 for possession of paraphernalia, and 3 for DWI.     

Included in the above calls for service are 16 alarms, 1 burglary, 2 fight calls, 5 domestic disturbance, 3 larceny, 1 intoxicated person, 2 criminal damage to property, 5 agency assist, 1 loud music, 3 traffic complaints, 1 unattended death, 1 battery, 1 narcotic violation, 6 suspicious vehicle, 2 fraud/embezzlement, 1 disturbance, 7 shoplifting, 2 abandoned 911, 5 harassment, 12 welfare check, 15 animal , 4 reckless driver, 1 injuring – tampering, 8 unwanted subject, 5 suspicious person, 1 loud party, 1 code enforcement, 6 suspicious activity, 18 citizen assist, 1 panhandler, 1 counterfeit money, 1 suicide threat, 2 private property accident, 5 hit & run accident, 2 vehicle accident no injuries, 1 vehicle accident with injuries.     

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Oct. 19

Welfare check
Waggoner Street
Caller stated that a named individual is at the residence and has a knife on him/advised would harm them if they called the cops.

Friday, Oct. 19

Unwanted subject
116 N. Bullard Street
Female wearing a dark hoodie causing problems/she left walking toward Hudson Street/if contact made issue CTW.

Welfare check
Alabama Street
Caller advised while she was on the phone with her female friend she heard a lot of crying and screaming and then the line disconnected. Officer had contact with a named female who advised the female friend hasn’t lived here in over a month and was in Los Angeles. Dispatch received a call from a male who advised the female at this address is the female friend.

Friday, Oct. 19

Accident-property damage
S. Highway 90
Caller hit a deer last night between Silver and Tyrone.

Highway 152 – Santa Rita
Caller advised he went to get his belongings and his father threatened him with a gun/the father took caller’s keys to his vehicle so he can’t leave. Caller is refusing to walk away from the residence/he’s not leaving his things. Second caller, who is the wife of the father, advised the father does not have a gun.

Joe Martinez, Supervisor Las Cruces Office & Veterans Service Director for U.S.Congressman Steve Pearce, will visit Silver City on Tuesday - October 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

Joe will be at the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce office inside the Grant County Conference Center located at 3031 Highway 180 East in Silver City, New Mexico. No appointment is needed. Simply stop by to visit with Joe.

October 28, at 10:00 a.m., 3845 North Swan Street – “Tenuous State”

Bill Charland is a local author of nine books and “Tenuous State” is his third novel. Formerly a careers columnist at the nationally distributed Rocky Mountain News, he wrote extensively for the Christian Science Monitor and served in higher education over a span of 50 years. He entered the field in 1961, while still in graduate school, and left when he retired from a part-time position at Western New Mexico University. Lynda Aiman-Smith will moderate.

This will be a Family Program Sunday and children of all ages are invited to participate. This Sunday, the children will have Halloween fun with arts and crafts.

Monday, Oct. 15

Suspicious vehicle
Dollar General – Santa Clara
Deputy advised it is an employee/will be clear.

Request officer
Walk-in who resides at Lake Roberts has concerns about a named male who has been saying he was going to kill everyone in Lake Roberts. Walk-in was advised that a unit was dispatched in regards to that call last week and is handling the . . .

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Oct. 15

Orchard Street
At the trailer park. Officer advised it was just a verbal dispute.

Welfare check
Central Avenue
No report.

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