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Teen Assaulted in Terlingua

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Offline rgibson

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Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2009, 10:43:40 AM »
The two guys charged with the crime are said to be locals.  Must have just been passing through since no one knows the two guys charged. 

I think the crime rate is very low compared to other places.

Some folks passing through are encouraged to just a keep on traveling when they might seem like they might be thinking of  staying a while.

Car theft statisics:  two cars stolen in twenty years.  One, sort of a local and the other one was someone from Alpine who had broken out of jail.

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Offline Kathleen

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Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2009, 10:55:41 PM »
The two guys charged were not just passing through.
They live there.
These are comments I have heard from people that live in Terlingua:
Danny Martinez's parents have lived on the northern part of Terlingua Ranch for many years. His mother is said to be very nice and his father in poor health. Danny has gone several times to the church on Terlingua Ranch.
People have said he has been very mannerly.
But he has been in lots of trouble in jail etc but nothing anyone I have spoken to in Terlingua knew about just heard about.
Kathleen

The two guys charged with the crime are said to be locals.  Must have just been passing through since no one knows the two guys charged. 

I think the crime rate is very low compared to other places.

Some folks passing through are encouraged to just a keep on traveling when they might seem like they might be thinking of  staying a while.

Car theft statisics:  two cars stolen in twenty years.  One, sort of a local and the other one was someone from Alpine who had broken out of jail.

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Offline JvT

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Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2009, 03:01:20 AM »
That is so sad to read.
"escaped into the desert"
That kid is lucky to be alive. Lucky to have got away. I bet those guys had no intention of him living to tell.
Unfortunately there is at least one bad apple in every tree.

 


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