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, Dec. 14

Domestic disturbance
Rio de Arenas Road
Caller advised a named male is trying to take her car and shoot her dog. Caller was yelling at a subject to close the door advising “Please hurry he’s beating up my friend because she wouldn’t let him into the house.” Line was disconnected. Upon callback dispatch was advised the male is leaving.

Welfare check
Delk Drive – Sunrise Estates
Advised that her mother told her that the family staying at the house is not giving her food or water and caller last had contact with mother last Friday. Deputies had contact and issued indefinite CTWs to one individual for 11674 E. Highway 180 and to another for 2001 Delk Drive.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Dec. 14

Criminal trespass warning
Runnels Street
Officer unable to made contact as female would not allow him into the premises/clearing scene.

101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Male seen putting merchandise down pants. Male released on a CTA.

Friday, Dec. 14

Suspicious vehicle
W. Spring Street
The subjects are packing up their vehicle and going to move.

Game and Fish
Pinos Altos Road
Dead deer on the side of the roadway by the stop sign. Deer guy was notified.

For the week beginning Monday, December 10, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and ending Monday December 17, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 265 calls for service, had 356 self-initiated activity, and made 22 arrests. Of those arrests, 1 DWI, 1 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and 3 Possession of Controlled Substance.

Included in the above calls for service are 24 alarms, 2 burglary, 5 fight, 11 domestic disturbance, 3 larceny, 1 criminal damage to property, 1 assault, 1 battery, 2 weapons fired, 8 shoplifting, 21 welfare check, 4 reckless driver, 2 motorist assist, 4 custodial interference, 3 injuring – tampering with a motor vehicle, 7 unwanted subjects, 4 suspicious persons, 1 civil matter, 2 criminal trespass, 11 citizen assist, 1 vehicle burglary, 3 private property accident, 2 hit & run accident, 2 vehicle accident no injuries, 1 vehicle accident with injuries.  

Monday, Dec. 10

Vehicle burglary
Grant County Airport
Caller advised his gas cap is broken/windows are broken out/toolbox with tools is missing. Deputy had contact with male.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Criminal sexual penetration
Kirkland Road – Arenas Valley
Female sexually assaulted by her brother/parents want to speak with deputy.

Bayard Police Department

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Welfare check
North Street
Caller advised she doesn’t want anyone to respond as she is contemplating suicide. Her husband just got caught . . .

Wednesday, Dec. 12

1101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Caller advised her wallet and rent money was stolen today.

Monday, Dec. 10

Suspicious vehicle
910 E. 32nd Street
Officer had contact advising everything is okay/subject is having vehicle problems.

Suspicious vehicle
105 E. College Avenue
Caller advised subjects are sleeping in a vehicle parked on her lot and she wants them gone. Officer advised wrecker will be arriving in the next hour.

Silver City, NM, December 14, 2018—Early in November, the Wilderness Ranger District turned out their Forest Service horses and mules into the Fort Bayard Administrative Site. This pasture is part of Barrel Springs and the animals can be seen adjacent to the Fort Bayard Hospital Road. There are multiple hiking and mountain biking trails in this area.

District personnel have noted that gates are being left open and much time is spent hunting down and retrieving livestock. In addition, the gates in the area of the Gomez Peak trail are also being left open and cattle are wandering into the Gomez Peak trails area. 

If the gates are left open the animals can wander onto the roads and trails which is a hazard to motorists and trail users. They can also cause trail damage. The Ft. Bayard and Gomez Peak areas are open to the public, but we ask that all gates be closed once you have passed through them.

If you have any questions about the gates, please contact the Silver City Ranger District at (575) 388-8201. For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website here.

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