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

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.

On Monday, December 17 Xochitl Torres Small, the newly elected Democratic member of Congress representing southern New Mexico, will return to Silver City as part of her preparation for her new job. At 5:30 p.m. Xochitl will be at the Grant County Democratic headquarters (3060 Highway 180 East) to thank everyone who helped in her victory. Earlier in the day she will be meeting with representatives of various civic and governmental organizations.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Congresswoman-elect Torres Small to celebrate her successful campaign,” stated Frances Vasquez, chair of the Grant County Democratic Party. “Her victory was perhaps the most significant outcome in the November election. Xochitl will be a fresh, positive new player in Washington, and she’ll bring a voice of fairness, openness, integrity and compassion to the many crises going on up there. This event on Monday will give the scores of folks who volunteered to canvass for her this fall – and everyone who voted for her -- a chance to meet and wish her well in her important new role.”

The meeting is open to the public.

Make plans to stop by and drop your donation into the Salvation Army Kettle at Walmart next Wednesday for Real Estate Wednesdays.

Since 2013, Real Estate Agents, Title Officers, Mortgage Lenders and other real estate industry partners around the country have rung bells at more than 150 Salvation Army Kettles each Wednesday in December, raising more than a million dollars to date. This is the first year that members of the Silver City Regional Association of Realtors and industry partners have hosted a Real Estate Wednesday event. “We hope to make it an annual tradition” said spokesman Kim Clark. “We are happy To be a part of all that The Salvation Army does, to be part of a greater cause for good and to connect and reconnect with clients and the community we serve.”

Thank you to our 2018 bell ringing volunteers who will be ringing the bell from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19: Linda Middlebrook, Cissy McAndrew, Dana Carlsen, Pat Fell, Dina Patton, Shelly Scarborough, Kim Clark and affiliate member Mike Rowse.

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