Police blotter – July 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 12:29 a.m.: Caller reported a motorcycle accident with the male rider sustaining injuries to right leg and hip, 4700 block of Mabry Drive. 1:30 a.m.: Caller advised a neighbor's dogs barking is a continual problem, 900 block of Hondo Street. 1:58 a.m.: Caller […]

Portales police officer’s certification suspended

A Portales police officer's certification was suspended by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board Tuesday for having sexual relations in a police vehicle while on duty. The allegations against Officer Mikel Aguilar stem from his 10-year employment with the Roswell Police Department prior to joining the Portales department. Aguilar is the Portales department's school […]

Police blotter – July 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 12:11 a.m.: Caller reported a male was outside drinking a stolen soda and told the caller he did not have money to pay for it when asked to, 700 block of West 21st Street. 2:57 a.m.: Caller advised she could hear what sounded […]

Police blotter – July 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:09 a.m.: Caller reported a large group of people being loud and playing basketball outside, 4400 block of Sandstone Drive. 1:45 a.m.: Caller reported a pit bull outside not letting her outside of her house, 1300 block of West 14th Street. 7:43 a.m.: […]

Clovis man on probation after plea

A 22-year-old Clovis man was placed on supervised probation Monday after he pled guilty to robbing a city convenience store last summer, according to a press release to the district attorney's office. Robert Martinez, 22, admitted robbing a Stripes convenience store at Llano Estacado and North Prince Street at gunpoint late at night. His probation […]

Police blotter – July 25

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 2:41 a.m.: Caller advised a teen male vomiting and bleeding from his nose, possibly intoxicated, 900 block of Edwards Street. 9:06 a.m.: Caller reported smoke coming out of the ducts at an apartment complex, 1200 block of North Cameo Street. 10:51 a.m.: Caller […]

Police blotter – July 24

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 11:28 a.m.: Caller advised a trash truck hit a gas line, 400 block of Mercury Place. 2:20 p.m.: Caller advised hot antifreeze exploded onto someone's face and chest, causing severe blistering, 200 block of North Prince Street. 5:29 p.m.: Caller advised she located […]

Court dispositions – July 22

Recent cases in Curry County District Court, according to court records. Visit www.nmcourts.gov for more information on these cases. Case number D-905-CR-200900261. Joe Trujillo, born 1970. Pleaded guilty to trafficking of a controlled substance by distribution. Sentenced to nine years Department of Corrections-six years unconditionally suspended, 19 days pre-sentence credit and fees. Case number D-905-CR-200900736. […]

Police blotter – July 22

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 12:38 a.m.: Caller reported theft of a yellow and green push mower, 500 block of La Salle Drive. 6:52 a.m.: Caller advised someone punctured all the tires on two vehicles, 200 block of Aspen Street. 7:50 a.m.: Caller reported burglary of a locked […]

Police blotter – July 20

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 12:18 a.m.: Caller advised three juveniles on bicycles and skateboards were trying to open vehicle doors, 900 block of Comer Drive. 4:53 a.m.: Caller advised an elderly male crashed into a pole and was bleeding and confused, near Manana Boulevard and Hockenhull Avenue. […]

Report details phone conversations after jail fight

Telephone conversations recorded at the Curry County jail show Louis Guerra telling his mother he beat up Jaime Perez last month after jail staff placed the two in the same pod of cells. The conversations — two calls Guerra placed the morning after the fight — are part of a new seven-page report released by […]

Phone scam targeting residents with grandchildren

Clovis police logged three reports Tuesday from residents about an international phone scam. According to call logs, residents were told on the phone that their grandchildren were in foreign countries and needed money to get out of trouble. Amounts asked for ranged between $3,500 and $4,000. Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said Clovis police have […]

Police blotter – July 19

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:15 a.m.: Caller advised someone attempted so steal beer but the beer was dropped and broken, 1500 block of Mabry Drive. 1:56 a.m.: Caller requested a check on a female with two children sitting on the road median, 2400 block of Mabry Drive. […]

Police blotter – July 18

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 1:54 a.m.: Caller reported shots fired in the area, 900 block of Cameo Street. 7:10 a.m.: Caller advised there were geese on the property, one injured, that were getting dangerously close to the highway, 3500 block of West Seventh Street. 8:38 a.m.: Caller […]

Police blotter – July 17

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 9:41 a.m.: Caller reported theft of a fundraising canister from the counter, 400 block of West Seventh Street. 12:43 p.m.: Caller reported a male tried to sell drugs to her son, 300 block of East Ninth Street. 2:04 p.m.: Caller reported older male […]

Murder suspect pleads guilty

A Clovis man pleaded guilty to murder and other felony charges Friday, three days before he was set to face a jury trial for gunning down Daniel Perez last year in a drive-by shooting. Louis Guerra District Attorney Matt Chandler said he accepted a request from Louis Guerra — charged with first-degree murder — to […]

Police report: Property crimes up

Lock your doors, hide your valuables. That's what Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders advises to combat property crimes, which increased in 2011, according to the Clovis Police Department's annual crime report. Released on July 2, the report shows the number of property crimes reported to the police increased from 3,750 to 3,846, with motor vehicle […]

Police blotter – July 15

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 1:18 a.m.: Caller reported shots fired, 1000 block of Jones. 1:44 a.m.: Caller reported a drunk driver, 2000 block of Mabry. 3:14 a.m.: Caller reported someone trying to open front door, 1200 block of Mora. 6:21 a.m.: Caller reported her pit bull, yard tools and a mountain […]

Clovis man found guilty of cocaine trafficking

A 26-year-old Clovis man was found guilty of trafficking cocaine Thursday by a Curry County jury, according to a press release from the district attorney's office. Jaime Salazar faces a maximum of nine years in the Department of Corrections. According to the release: Police say on Feb. 16, 2011, Salazar was apprehended in the parking […]

Man shot by police bound over for trial

A Clovis man shot by police and accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend in May will face trial on multiple felony charges. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Magistrate Judge Rick Hollis found probable cause after a two hour-hearing Thursday that Paul Villanueva, 23, committed the crimes he's charged with and bound him over to […]