This is a joint release between the Silver City Police Department and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and at this point is unverified and should serve as a warning.
A text message is being sent around indicating there is a person going door-to-door selling children’s books. The person is asking specific information about the children in the home; ages and what school they attend. The person also asks to come into the home because it is hot outside.
If there is a person who comes to your door, do not let this person in your residence. Do not give personal information about you or your children to anyone you do not know. We are in the process of determining the validity of the text and will provide additional information as it becomes available. Additionally, anyone selling door-to-door in the Town limits are required to obtain a permit to do so.
If anyone has any contact with someone doing door-to-door selling, they are urged to call the dispatch center at 575-388-8840 to report the person. A police officer will respond to check if the person has the appropriate permit.
If you have any questions please call the Silver City Police Department at 575-538-3723 or the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 575-574-0100.