Here’s a look at today’s headlines: 052917
The Hidalgo Medical Services Student Health Advisory Council at Cobre High School recently coordinated an engaging day of “Summer Safety Tips” for students and community members. Student activities and dialogues during the event addressed the consequences of underage drinking, the importance of saying “no” to distracted driving, and how to recognize and speak up against teen dating violence.
New Mexico State Police last Monday responded to a vehicle crash on State Road 90 near mile marker 37 near Tyrone. The responding officer learned that Michael Aguirre, 40, of Silver City, had driven his vehicle and deliberately forced another vehicle off the road, causing the crash. He then threatened the passengers of a second vehicle, who were family members, with a fixed-blade knife. He then fled to the outskirts of Tyrone and was found and taken into custody. He has been charged with: Aggravated Battery on a household member (20 counts); Abuse of a child (3 counts); Aggravated DWI; Possession of a controlled substance; Resisting, Evading, Obstructing an Officer; and Aggravated Stalking. The investigation is ongoing.
On Tuesday morning a little before 5:30, State Police officers responded to I-10 in Luna County in reference to a fatal motor vehicle crash. A 2009 Chevrolet Minivan was traveling east on I-10 when the vehicle entered the median and overturned several times. The front passenger, a 27 year-old male from Las Cruces, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. Other passengers include the 26 year old female, who was driving, and three children. The crash is still under investigation, and no other information is currently available.
On Tuesday evening around 7:30, officers responded to a call of a man lying on the side of the road near I-10 mile marker 63. The man told the officer he was a transient who had gotten into a verbal confrontation with two males. After leaving the area, one of the males shot a firearm at the victim, resulting in a bullet fragment striking him in the eye. The victim was transported to UNM Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the New Mexico State Police at 575-382-2500.