Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Orlando Chavez, who escaped police custody after a car chase on October 27th, turned himself in to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Chavez allegedly led Hurley Police and other law enforcement officials on a chase after a Hurley Police officer tried to pull him over for an outstanding traffic warrant. He was eventually caught, but escaped the Hurley Police Department after breaking his shackles while the police had their backs turned. Chavez turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Office last Thursday.
Over 100 people attended the 239th Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Monday evening. Master Gunnery Sergeant Dean Bearup served as the master of ceremonies and attendee Dan McBride was recognized for his service during World War II. Attending members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Border Patrol were also recognized. After dinner, several Marines spoke briefly of what it meant to them to be a Marine. Toasts were made, the benediction was giving, the Marine Hymn was sung, and the colors retired. A dance followed at the end of the evening.
Hurley Elementary Principal Margaret Kessler at the Cobre School Board’s meeting on Monday introduced a Buddy Reading project to the board. The project involves sixth grade students teaming up with kindergarten children for an hour each Friday afternoon to read to the younger students, answer questions about school, or anything else they may need. Also at the meeting, Superintendent Robert Mendoza announced that the Thanksgiving Break would last from November 24th through the 28th, and a Thanksgiving dinner would be served at the schools before the start of the break.
According to the Deming Police Department, a 17 year-old minor male approached 31 year-old Christopher Montano at his residence at approximately 6 am Saturday morning. According to Police Chief Brandon Gigante, the incident was over a young woman both men had been involved with. The minor confronted Montano with a baseball bat, and stuck him in the head. Then, Montano took the bat and struck the minor repeatedly. Montano then called Central Dispatch to report a possible murder at his residence. When police arrived, Montano was standing over the apparently lifeless minor, and struck him again. The minor was airlifted to an El Paso hospital for treatment and Montano, after receiving treatment for his head wound, was arrested without incident.