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alice driver rsDr. Alice Driver, who will speak on the WNMU campus during GLAM week (Oct. 9-12), is shown interviewing men in El Salvador.
Photo by Cambria Harkey.
Silver City, NM – GLAM week will be celebrated on the Western New Mexico University campus beginning October 9. This year's theme, "Soy Yo: Be Who You Wanna Be", explores the intersections of identity and social justice while honoring students' sense of belonging at WNMU. Organized by the Student Coordinators at The Center for Gender Equity and Social Justice, GLAM week will include an activism lecture, PFLAG panel, a non-profit workshop and a drag show. Students will also be engaging people in dialog about identity and LGBTQ issues. All events are free and open to the public.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Sept. 25

Welfare check
Peru Street
Caller from National Veteran’s Crisis Line advised that a vet called saying he was suicidal and homicidal. The 48-year-old advised he wanted to kill his mother and neighbor with his bare hands. They no longer have him on the line. Officer made contact with vet who advised he is okay and the mother is at work and she is also okay/clear.

DV order violation
Royal Street
Caller advised she was woken up by her daughter arguing with a named male in her bathroom/she has a DVO against him/he got in through the bedroom window/he is now gone.

Stolen motor vehicle
Walnut Street
Caller advised his white Ford pickup has been stolen.

Domestic disturbance
1101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Caller advised that two males are in a car and one is saying “help me.”

Harassment
Cobre High School
Caller advised that his son is being harassed by another student at the high school. Caller called again advising sexual harassment against his son.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Welfare check
Empire Street
Caller advised that her and a named male got into an argument last night and now he is threatening to not send kids to school for the week. Officer advised this is a civil matter/got children off to school and advised both parties to take care of parenting plan.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Unwanted subject
N. Railroad Street
Caller advised that a male is at his residence harassing him. Deputy advised the male left, negative on a CTW/just frequent patrol for now.

Harassment
Snell Middle School
A named female is being verbally abused by a parent at practice.

Thursday, Sept. 28

Domestic disturbance
N. East Street – 12:50 a.m.
Caller advised that he and his girlfriend got into an argument and she threw all of his stuff out of the house/she left in a white Blazer and she is intoxicated. Caller called back advising the female left her kids by themselves. NMSP officer advised caller to go back to the apartment to stay with the kids.

Unwanted subject
N. East Street – 1:52 a.m.
Caller advised that a named male is banging on the windows and she does not want him there. Advised he left on foot and she wants a CTW issued. Officer out with male at post office/en route with male to apartment to retrieve his belongings/with male en route to North Hurley.

Criminal damage to property
101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Caller found a bullet hole in the building.

Domestic disturbance
Fahey Street – 6:05 p.m.
Caller advised that her 23-year-old son is out of control/he is throwing things in the house/he is in the bedroom at this time/negative on alcohol or drugs or anything physical. Officer on scene advising the male left for the night.

Unwanted subject
Fahey Street – 7:48 p.m.
Caller advised her son is back at her residence and he is upset. Officer advised everything is okay/male is going to get some more belongings and will leave/clear/he left.

Hurley Police Department

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Harassment
113 Cortez Avenue
Caller advised that her 8-year-old son was threatened by kids at school/they even threatened to stab him.

Santa Clara Police Department

Monday, Sept. 25

Criminal trespass warning
Central Elementary
Caller advised that the school won’t let her take her son re: they put . . .

Suspicious vehicle
Todd and W. Encino streets
Black sedan that keeps turning on and off their headlights. Officer out with a vehicle.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Harassment
N. Prescott Street
Caller advised that the neighbors are outside yelling at her. Officer advised clear/everything is okay.

Thursday, Sept. 28

Domestic disturbance
N. Bayard Street
Caller advised that a male and female are outside fighting and it sounds like it is physical. Officers advised negative on a domestic/they spoke with named brothers who advised everything is fine.

"Local Policing in the late 1960s," a community panel discussion, will be held in the Silver City Museum Annex, 302 West Broadway, Silver City, NM, Thursday, October 12, 2017, noon to 1:00 PM.

Do you remember when the fire department would ring the curfew bell? Do you remember staying out later than curfew? Whatever your memories, come join the Silver City Museum for a discussion of the history of "Local policing in the late 1960s." The fourth of five panel discussions will discuss policing and crime. The panel will be lead by Carmen Vendelin, director, and will include retired Police Chief Thomas Ryan, retired Officer Ernest Gomez, and life-long resident Bobbie Neal-Little.

Monday, Sept. 25

Vehicle burglary
Sara Court
Stereo and registration were taken from vehicle.

Harassment
E. Highway 180
Caller advised that a named male is outside the bank. Officer made contact and advised clear from location/male left prior to arrival.

Criminal damage to property
1015 N. Hudson Street
Caller advised two windows have bullet holes/the bullets also damaged a wall. Officers out at Hudson/College -- Hudson from 12th to College will be shut down.

Assault
1007 Pope Street
Caller advised that a patient is raising voice and getting out of hand.

Fraud/embezzlement
2289 Superior
Occurred last Wednesday in the drive-thru. Caller stated that someone swapped out her debit card/she thinks it was one of the employees.

Suspicious vehicle
855 Silver Heights Blvd.
Caller advised that a small white 4-door vehicle has been parked by the roadway all day and they would like it moved.

Accident-property damage
Silver Heights Blvd.
Male that fell out of his vehicle while still in his seatbelt and possibly being drug by the vehicle. Officer requested ambulance for a 79-year-old male bleeding from the arm.

Shoplifting
2501 E. Highway 180
Male that stole a bunch of clothes and backpack just walked into the front bathrooms/he is now walking toward O’Reilly’s. Officer advised out with male on east side of 180 near O’Reilly’s.

Shoplifting
1956 E. Highway 180
Male just took a bottle of liquor and is headed around the corner toward Little Caesar’s. Officer advised clear/store was able to get the bottle back.

Unwanted subject
N. Corbin Street – 6:30 p.m.
Son isn’t supposed to be at her home/he was arrested yesterday for domestic battery against her/he left already. Officer who had son in custody yesterday made contact with caller/has contact with son at 13th/Swan.

Larceny
E. Pine Street
Caller advised that while he was in jail his roommates broke the lock and stole his things.

Shoplifting
2501 E. Highway 180
Caller advised that a male did not scan everything at a self-check. Officer on scene.

Unwanted subject
N. Corbin Street – 10:30 p.m.
Caller advised that the named male is outside. Officer out with the male at the residence/issued male an indefinite CTW for the residence/he will be leaving.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Burglary
N. Swan Street
Caller advised that someone kicked office door down last night/he is inside Silver City Chiropractics now and no one is inside/only item missing is a hunting bow.

Burglary
Silver Heights Blvd.
Took a radio.

Larceny
610 Silver Heights Blvd.
Caller advised a customer just put a portable computer in his backpack and walked out/store manager is walking after him. Caller called back advising the male is at Lawley Ford and is about to be confronted.

Request officer
W. Market Street
Caller advised that her husband’s girlfriend is living across the street and the girlfriend uses her cell phone on speaker and caller can hear the conversation and she is scared for her life. Caller advised her husband and the girlfriend walk around her house at night/advised she has to sleep with her guns at night now and she is scared.

Wednesday. Sept. 27

Stolen motor vehicle
3420 E. Highway 180
Caller advised that her 23-year-old boyfriend was supposed to check out today and he didn’t show up at work this morning. Boyfriend was last seen yesterday at Wrangler’s at 6:10 p.m. and hasn’t been heard from since.

Unwanted subject
Visitor Center
Intoxicated male by the door.

Harassment
520 N. Bullard Street
A named female walked in and said she was being harassed by a named male.

Welfare check
Leslie Road
Caller yelling for someone to get out. Officer made contact with a named female and her caretaker/everything is okay.

Aggravated burglary
Hugh McKeen Drive
No report.

Domestic disturbance
2005 E. Highway 180
Boyfriend of an employee is causing problems/they are in the parking lot.

Welfare check
2501 E. Highway 180
Officer advised clear/grandmother just passed away.

Shoplifting
1814 N. Swan Street
Caller advised that a female stole some candy and left on foot. Officer had contact with caller who advised the female took a Baby Ruth candy bar and something with a red . . .

Shoplifting
Silver Heights Blvd.
Caller advised that a male stole an auxiliary cord and left in a vehicle/unknown description of vehicle/caller does have video.

Welfare check
Tracy Place
Caller advised that her son is outside throwing rocks/he is hearing voices again/no alcohol or drugs. Officer advised clear/everything is okay.

Thursday, Sept. 28

Suspicious vehicle
Jose Barrios School
Adult male with a backpack has been standing in the crosswalk for about an hour. Officer had contact with male/clear.

Harassment
2109 Pinos Altos Road
Caller advised she was threatened by a named female this morning.

Domestic disturbance
N. Silver Street
Removed. Officer has two females in custody/en route to GCDC.

Breaking and entering
Valle Drive
Possible break-in at vacant residence. Caller is the realtor.

Larceny
W. Hester Street
Males just stole caller’s UPS packages 10 minutes ago/they were driving a black older Chevy car and left toward Alabama Street.

Shoplifting
1956 E. Highway 180
Took beanie and combination lock now walking with a limp toward Arby’s. Officer out with male at First NM Bank/male has an indefinite CTW issued July 15, 2017/officer reissued male a CTW/no charges will be pursued.

Accident-property damage
Fry House
Caller advised his 2005 Nissan Altima was just hit by a lady. Officer advised both driver’s licenses and registrations are clear.

Harassment
E. Kelly Street
Walk-in advised that someone is taking pictures of her children/unknown where it occurred. Officer out at a Gold Street address.

Shoplifting
2501 E. Highway 180
Female walked out with a stereo and was picked up by a male/store has film.

Welfare check
Mountain View Road – hotels
Elderly female walking up the roadway/she just didn’t seem right. Officer had negative contact.

Larceny
N. Juniper Street
Caller advised that some collectible cards were taken from his residence/no signs of break-in.

Harassment
Little Walnut Road
Request officer so he can show the officer some letters from a named female.

Accident-injuries
E. Highway 180 and Rosedale Road
Two vehicles off the roadway. Caller advised one is a black Nissan Juke and the other is a red Buick. Whiskey Creek VFD drove up on the accident and stopped to check that everyone was okay. A named male requested ambulance for a named female who advised she can’t breathe and has knee pain.

Game and Fish
Chitalpa Street
Caller advised that a mother bear and three cubs eat peaches off caller’s tree early in the morning. NMSP Game and Fish dispatch was advised.

Harassment
La Plata Middle School
Caller advised that someone is threatening to beat her up. Advised that her friend’s mother is threatening to fight her. Advised caller is 13-years-old and the female wanting to fight is 32-years-old. Caller advised she is running from the female. Officer en route to La Plata.

Shoplifting
2501 E. Highway 180
Male is trying to walk out with a bottle of liquor/male walked out and is running toward a vehicle. Officer has contact with vehicle.

Domestic disturbance
N. Gold Street
Open 911 line/can hear a male and female arguing/female saying she is not okay with the male hitting her/line was disconnected. Officer advised negative contact with anybody.

Welfare check
Leslie Road
Caller was very upset. Officer advised everything is okay.

Battery
1313 E. 32nd Street
A 21-year-old male advising he was assaulted somewhere along the highway between Silver City and Arenas Valley/caller advised male is highly intoxicated. Officer advised that the male is not wanting to give any info as to what happened.

monarch butterfly rsMonarch butterflies will be the topic of Audubon's monthly program
Friday Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in Harlan Hall with butterfly expert Steve Cary.
Photograph by Mike Fugali.
Monarch migration is well documented in the eastern U. S. and on the West coast, but many questions about Monarchs in New Mexico remain unanswered. Steven Cary, who is known as New Mexico's "Butterfly Guy" has been studying butterflies for nearly 30 years and is the author of Butterfly Landscapes of Mexico.

lewis scholarship rsEugene Lewis sits among artwork collected by his late wife Eulalia,
whom he is honoring with a new named WNMU art scholarship.
Silver City, NM – In the care of the Western New Mexico University Foundation, the new Eulalia Lewis Memorial Scholarship supports students in any area of art, whether undergraduate or graduate, part- or full-time, international or local students.

This year's Fire Prevention Week theme, "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!" works to better educate the public about the critical importance of developing a home escape plan and practicing it. The Silver City Fire Department is working in coordination with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of the Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, to reinforce those potentially life-saving messages. Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14, 2017

The Silver City Fire Department is hosting an open house at both of their fire stations from October 8-14 9 am to 5 pm in support of Fire Prevention Week and this year's campaign, we would like to invite the community to attend. The event will include a short presentation as well as a tour of a fire station and fire trucks. Sparky the fire dog will be there for the kids. Each child will receive a bag with various fire prevention related activity items and refreshments.

The Mimbres Culture Heritage Site will be closed on Saturday, September 30. Staff will be attending the Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival. Drop by and see them at their booth.

They will resume normal hours on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 11 AM until 3 PM. For information call, 307.640.3012.

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