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, Jan. 14

Substation Road and Torbernite Drive
Ford vehicle has been involved in an accident/can hear subjects yelling they need to get out of the vehicle/someone is unresponsive/they are trying to get out of the vehicle. Mapping out at
Highway 90 – MM 24 (1 mile south of White Signal). Service is real sketchy.

Unwanted subject
Silver City Post Office
Caller advised a homeless lady is camped in the post office. Officers issued Patricia Plancard an
indefinite CTW.

311 N. Bullard Street
Caller advised a female is yelling and throwing things at the window of the theater.

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email: workbynay@gmail.com.com

instagram: @lilnellyart

phone: 623-398-9178

Bayard Police Department

Saturday, Jan. 15

Suspicious vehicle
Steyskal Street
Light gray 4dr car has been running for about two hours and driver is inside the house. Deputy spoke to homeowner who stated it was her son's ex-girlfriend and she wanted her to leave. Deputy advised knocked on the window of the vehicle and informed the driver she needed to leave and she left upon request/homeowner did not want a CTW.

S. Franey Street
Caller advised she owns the property and the windows were broken and the subject got inside and stole tools and other items.

Friday, Jan. 14

Unattended death
Georgetown Cemetery
An NMSP officer sent an email of pictures that were sent to him from Apple showing a live ping from a named female's phone. The NMSP officer is asking if deputies can check the area to try and locate her. Deputies advised in the area walking the cemetery/advised located the female and she is deceased/call NMSP to advise info/32 deg 50 feet 12 inches north.

Onyx Drive – 8:40 a.m.
Advised that her ex showed up at the residence, barged inside the home, and was refusing to leave/he did leave the residence in a blue 2014 Dodge dually/he is possibly under the influence of alcohol. Caller advised she can't leave because he locked her keys inside her vehicle.

Reckless driver
Highway 180 – Caddel Crossing
SCPD officer called advising a green Subaru is speeding 100 mph. Caller advised he flashed his badge and he slowed down/Central Avenue/turning onto Mayo/now pulling into post office parking lot. Deputy advised one outstanding warrant for failure to appear/traffic hold without bond . . .

JJ Amaworo Wilson will discuss his new novel, Nazaré, at The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City. The novel was inspired by the Arab Spring and other movements for social justice. The book has been described by U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera thus: “I celebrate “Nazaré” for its power, tenderness, and transcendence. A rare, ground-shaking novel,” and by American Book Award winner Daniel Chacón: “This brilliant novel will earn JJ Amaworo Wilson a spotlight on the main stage of world fiction.”

JJ Amaworo Wilson is a German-born Anglo-Nigerian-American writer. His 2016 novel, Damnificados, won four awards and was an Oprah Top Ten pick. His plays have been produced on four continents. Shorter work has appeared in African American Journal, Justice Journal, The New York Journal of Books, IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain, and numerous other journals and anthologies in the UK and U.S. Amaworo Wilson has lived in eleven countries and visited seventy. He is the author or co-author of twenty books, and he currently serves as the writer-in-residence at Western New Mexico University.  

By Barry Heifner of Western Institute for Lifelong Learning

SILVER CITY, N.M. — In Mesoamerica, beverages were produced from cacao seeds around 450 BCE. The belief was these seeds came from their god of wisdom. 

In the course “The History of Chocolate” offered by the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning, participants will learn that the drink was bitter and considered to be an aphrodisiac. Slowly, the seeds became so valuable they were used as a form of currency. Cacao also spread into many cultures including Chaco Canyon and the Mississippi cultures like Cahokia. Once introduced to European upper classes, cacao and sugar were combined and "Chilate" became the rage, presenter Ted Presler said Jan. 13. 

English, Dutch, and French colonizers introduced the planting of cacao into their possessions in Africa and Southeast Asia where climates were favorable with plentiful cheap labor," Presler said.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Jan.10

400 Tom Foy Blvd.
Caller advised a male just ran off with $56 worth of lottery tickets/he ran westbound. Deputy advised out at the Snappy Mart. Caller called back advising she has a picture of the male.

Welfare check
Hurley Street
Caller advised the mother of a 2- and a 7-year-old was supposed to take them back to him yesterday and never did. Officer advised children are okay and with mom.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

Monday, Jan. 10

Domestic disturbance
Black Mountain Road – Cliff
Caller advised he got into a physical altercation with his sister last night/she keeps going up to his home and he does not want her there/she is at his home now/he “was too shook up” to call last night/negative on alcohol or drugs being involved. Deputy advised will be clear/will have someone enroute shortly.

Welfare check
S. James Street – Bayard
Caller extremely difficult to understand. Deputy advised everything is okay/male has mental issues.

Tuesday, Jan.11

Unwanted subject
Lobo Drive – Cliff
Caller advised a named male is on her property and believes a named female may be also.

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