Here’s a look at today’s news:
There was a standoff in Hurley Friday involving several law enforcement agencies at a home located Aztec Avenue. Steven Escobar, was wanted on an outstanding warrant by the Sixth Judicial Court involving a probation violation. Grant County deputies came to the home to pick up Escobar, but he refused to come out. Other agencies at the scene included New Mexico State Police SWAT Team and Silver City and Las Cruces police departments. He eventually surrendered to authorities later in the afternoon. Escobar has been charged with multiple violations in the past, most recently for firearm and drug charges.
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 18 set up a Refreshments Cart at the Silver City VA Clinic. Now, veterans can pick up a free snack while waiting for their appointment or after receiving a blood draw and fasting. In addition, some of the snacks were provided by the Republican Women as part of their Caring for America Program. The National Federal of Republican Women established the Caring for America program to energize and encourage states and clubs to actively support and promote at least one existing community service program, or to initiate a new project to fill an existing need in the community.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is updating a news release that is warning residents to beware of issues regarding mail theft. Local law enforcement agencies and the US Postal Service are advising all area residents who receive mail delivery in an unsecured mailbox or receptacle, to take precautions against theft of their mail. Area agencies have received increased reports of mail theft, all of which remain under active investigation. Targeted items of mail theft include the following: checks; credit card or financial services solicitations; bank/credit card statements; and mail with personal information and packages. Residents are encouraged to use locking mail boxes, set financial accounts up for paperless transactions, and to immediately report any thefts or suspicious activity to local law enforcement.
The Deming High School Robotics Team “Thundercats”, competed in the “First in Texas Robotics Event” and brought back a first-place award from the competition. The team consisted of the following members: Mario Mendez, Angel Chafino, Amad Alsheikh, Carlos Emilio Hultsch-Martinez, Alejandra Orosco, Melody Ruebush, and Byron Wertz. The mentors for the Deming High School Robotics team are David Wertz, David Jaramillo, and Teresa Hutts. Congratulations!