Police were giving up on catching the thieves who took more than $1,500 worth of merchandise from J.C. Penney earlier in the month. The suspects, “two men and two girls,” were believed to have escaped to Mexico, The Clovis Journal reported. … A 2 1/2-year-old boy was recovering after Clovis doctors removed a bronze badge medal the size of a quarter from his throat. “The child has apparently suffered no inconvenience from its experience,” The Clovis Journal reported. … Tom Mix was starring in a new comedy, “Ladies to Board,” at the Lyceum Theatre.