Police blotter: Oct. 24, 2012

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 12:50 a.m..: Caller reported being poisoned by meth he took four days ago, 100 block of Cooper Court. 7:10 a.m.: Caller reported graffiti on their bathroom doors, 700 block of North Main Street. 8:44 a.m.: Caller reported two females outside verbally and physically […]

Council set to meet regarding Portales police chief hire

Portales city councilors will meet the top candidate for Portales police chief Friday, according to City Manager Tom Howell. Howell declined to identify the candidate, who was among the three finalists interviewed, citing it was a personnel issue. The finalists are Portales Police Department Lt. Mark Cage, Daniel Shawn Fullagar of Coppell, Texas, and Charles […]

Police blotter: Aug. 24

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 12:57 a.m.: Caller reported a male shoplifted an 18 pack of beer and left on foot, 600 block of Prince. 5:24 a.m.: Caller reported his tailgate was taken off his vehicle, 4500 block of Prince. 7:32 a.m.: Caller reported a broken window at […]

Update: California man arrested in stabbing death

A California man visiting Clovis as part of a cross-country trip died from a stab wound Friday morning and police have charged an acquaintance with his death, according to law enforcement officials. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis police search for evidence Friday in a vehicle thought to belong to the suspect or the victim […]

Group collecting public official pay records

Sharna Johnson Payroll records for the cities of Clovis and Portales are among 14 New Mexico cities whose data has been posted online by a private research foundation that says it’s working to better inform the public. The data — with intentions of eventually including all counties and cities in the state — is being […]

Portales residents accused of stealing scrap metal

Three Portales residents have been arrested and accused of stealing scrap metal and irrigation pumps while a child slept in their vehicle, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. According to a news release, deputies were sent to the 2200 block of South Roosevelt Road 4 after someone called to report possible illegal dumping. While […]

Portales man facing felony charges

Freedom New Mexico After a short chase, a Portales man was arrested Friday on charges of failing to register as a sex offender and resisting arrest, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Thomas Covington, 43, was apprehended near South Roosevelt Road 5 Lane and South Roosevelt Road U about 11:30 a.m., according to a […]

Tucumcari man found guilty of kidnapping, attempted murder

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Thomas Garcia A jury on Wednesday found a Tucumcari man guilty of five felonies including attempted murder and kidnapping. Sentencing has been set for 1 p.m. Tuesday. Earl Moses Ingram, 31, was silent in the 10th Judicial District Court as Justice Albert J. Mitchell read the jury’s verdicts to close the four-day trial. The victim, […]

Press release: Clovis PD plan DWI saturation patrols

On September 20th, 2010, from 10:00 PM to 02:00 AM, September 21st from 10:00 PM to 02:00 AM September 22nd from 10:00 PM to 02:00AM and September 23rd from 08:00 PM to Midnight, September 24th from 10:00 PM to 02:00AM and September 26th from 2000 PM to Midnight, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will […]

Press release: Pet licensing begins July 19

In April, 2010, the Clovis City Commission voted in favor of Municipal Ordinance # 1925-2010 requiring the Clovis Police Department Animal Control Unit initiate an Animal Registration/Identification License program.

Police: Man in clown mask robs convenience store

CNJ staff A man wearing a clown mask robbed an Allsup’s convenience store of less than $50 early Sunday morning, according to Clovis police. Police were called to the store at 1500 Mabry Dr. around 6 a.m. for a report of a clerk robbed at gunpoint, records show. The clerk told police a “chunky” built […]

Inmate dies after being transported to hospital

CNJ staff A 59-year-old Curry County jail inmate died Sunday night from heart-related issues. Jose Segovia was pronounced dead at 8:05 p.m. after being transported to Plains Regional Medical Center complaining of chest pains, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Segovia was on medication for a heart condition and was being treated by the […]

County releases video footage of escape attempt

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CNJ photo A surveillance video released by the Curry County Sheriff shows four inmates rampaging through the jail on Feb. 21. Jail officials estimate the inmates did $15,000 worth of damage. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A surveillance video released by the Curry County Sheriff shows four inmates rampaging through the jail, taking turns […]

State police investigating crash in Roosevelt County

Freedom New Mexico At least one person was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital after a two-vehicle accident around 8:15 p.m. Friday at N.M. 206 and South Roosevelt Road 7, said New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said the involved section of N.M. 206 was closed for the investigation as of about 9:30 p.m. […]

DWI saturation patrol Saturday

On Saturday, February 27, 2010, from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrol in the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. The ODWI Grant makes this possible from Safer New Mexico Now.

Reward offered in Dawg Houze robbery case

Freedom New Mexico Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest in the robbery of the Dawg Houze in Portales on Wednesday. Portales Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry would not disclose the amount of money taken. Contact Crime Stoppers at 356-8100.

Press release: Man arrested in homicide

On Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at approximately 8:54 AM Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to the 1400 Block of West 10th Street in Clovis in reference to a possible gunshot victim. Upon the Officers arrival a victim was found lying on the floor of the apartment located at 1408 W. 10th Street […]

DA mum on arrest of fugitive’s brother

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The district attorney won’t say if this week’s arrest of Noe Torres’ brother could bring law enforcement any closer to the fugitive. Lucio “Chano” Torres, 34, is being held without bond at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on narcotics, assault and weapons charges. For nearly four years, Lucio […]

Mesalands president suspended

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday suspended President Phillip O. Barry without pay. Board members met in executive session in response to allegations Barry was driving under the influence of liquor or drugs last week in Albuquerque. Court records show Barry was charged with DUI on Friday. […]

Two teens arrested in Monday shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Clovis ambulance carrying a male gunshot victim pulls away from a residence on Calhoun Street on Monday afternoon. Police said they are working to identify the victim and the location where the shooting occurred. CNJ staff story Two teenagers were arrested and charged Tuesday for the shooting a 28-year-old […]