Police blotter – July 13

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 12:26 a.m.: Caller reported she had overdosed on unknown pills due to her daughter being mad at her, 800 block of Gidding Street. 9:39 a.m.: Blue 10-speed bicycle found on the campus, Schepps Boulevard. 10:13 a.m.: Caller reported theft captured on video, customer in business had envelope […]

Torres denied request to be jailed in county

An emotional plea from accused child killer and longtime fugitive Noe Torres to remain jailed in Clovis and be close to his family was rejected Wednesday by District Judge Donna Mowrer. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks District attorney Matt Chandler explains Wednesday to Judge Donna Mowrer why Noe Torres should not be released on bond […]

Judge denies Guerra trial postponement, change of venue

Not front page coverage of a jail fight. Not a star witness possibly changing his testimony. Not even the question of evidence from the victim's pocket will stop Louis Guerra's murder trial from taking place next week in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Louis Guerra, left, is led away after his court appearance Wednesday […]

Police blotter – July 12

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:56 a.m.: Caller woke up and found his vehicle was missing, 500 block of L. Casillas Boulevard. 4:18 a.m.: Caller advised a male and female parked a vehicle near their home then took off running, 800 block of North Lamar Street. 4:54 a.m.: […]

Police blotter – July 11

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 1:26 a.m.: Caller reported hearing lots of yelling; heard a female say you are pulling my hair, 3100 block of Axtell. 2:04 a.m.: Caller reported people trying to get into her home, 416 Rencher 2:24 a.m.: Caller reported a middle-age woman needs help […]

Police blotter – July 10

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday Midnight: Caller reported a mailbox on fire from fireworks being stuffed in it then lit, 200 block of Remuda Drive. 8:54 a.m.: Caller reported a stolen motorcycle ramp, 700 block of N. Sixth Street. 12:45 p.m.: Caller said a female on a motorcycle […]

Fireworks complaints keep law enforcement busy

Despite a ban forbidding aerial fireworks in the city and county, fireworks complaints kept law enforcement agencies busy. According to call logs from the Clovis Police Department, more than 160 fireworks complaints were logged during the week of the July fourth holiday. In unincorporated areas of Curry County, there were eight complaints, according to Undersheriff […]

Court dispositions – July 8

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-200800281, Alejandro Garcia-Moto, born 1964. Case number D-905-CR-201000067, Drewie Little, born 1979. Case number D-905-CR-201000071, Pedro Ibarra, born 1945. Case number D-905-CR-201000690, Damian P, Lopez, born 1991. Case number D-905-CR-201100208, Michael Lopez, born 1986. […]

Police blotter – July 8

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday Midnight: Caller reported a friend hit a child with her vehicle while texting, 700 block of East 13th Street. 12:09 a.m.: Caller advised parts of the highway were flooded and were concerned for the cows standing in deep water, US 60/70/84 near Texico. […]

Police blotter – July 8

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday Midnight: Caller reported a friend hit a child with her vehicle while texting, 700 block of East 13th Street. 12:09 a.m.: Caller advised parts of the highway were flooded and were concerned for the cows standing in deep water, US 60/70/84 near Texico. […]

Clovis man arrested on burglary charges

Police arrested a Clovis man Thursday morning who they believe may be responsible for close to a dozen vehicle burglaries in the last two weeks. It was the second time this week Fabian Martinez, 18, has been arrested for breaking into a vehicle. Clovis police detective Sgt. Lyndell Stansell said Martinez was arrested Thursday in […]

Official: Jail conducting ‘administrative investigation’ into assault

Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Thursday that the criminal investigation into last week's assault at the jail ended with felony charges filed against inmate Louis Guerra. Waller said any other issues at the jail are considered administrative and will be up to county officials to resolve. County officials have declined to answer multiple questions […]

Police investigate armed robbery

Clovis police are investigating an armed robbery that took place early Thursday morning at an Allsup's convenience store at 2600 Seventh St. No one was injured in the incident, which was called in at 12:17 a.m. Thursday, according to Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Police interviewed two employees at the scene. According to a police […]

Inmate says he was set up

Louis Guerra told investigators he believes authorities set him up to attack Jaime Perez by placing the two in adjacent cells last week at the Curry County jail. Louis Guerra The allegations are contained in documents filed Monday in magistrate court, charging Guerra, 31, with felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and felony retaliation […]

Police blotter – July 4

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 1:49 a.m.: Caller was trapped in her truck by two dogs, 1200 block of Edwards Street. 2:41 a.m.: Caller reported a loud party in the area, 2200 block of Chapparal Avenue. 5:52 a.m.: Caller advised that someone removed their benches and put them […]

Police blotter – July 3

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 12:17 a.m.: Caller reported six to seven vehicles racing on the roadway, 1700 block of East Brady Avenue. 3:04 a.m.: Caller reported a female having a seizure in a parked vehicle, 1000 block of Mitchell Street. 12:10 p.m.: Caller's vehicle, parked in front […]

Police blotter – July 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 12:22 a.m.: Caller advised her teen daughter was refusing to come home and would like an officer to bring her home, 800 block of Rencher Street. 3:03 a.m.: Caller reported their work vehicle stolen, 600 block of Maple Street. 3:20 a.m.: Caller saw […]

Police: Homicide witness assaulted in jail

A witness in a homicide case was assaulted and injured Wednesday by the suspect in the same case after the two were mistakenly placed in the same pod of cells at the Curry County Adult Detention Center, Administrator Gerry Billy confirmed Thursday. Officials said Jaime Perez was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center for treatment […]

Clovis man sentenced for drug trafficking

A 41-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison for drug trafficking, according to a press release from the district attorney's office. According to the release: Ramon Chavez-Hernandez was found guilty by a jury in March of trafficking cocaine. He also pleaded guilty Wednesday to a separate charge of trafficking methamphetamine. The […]

Police blotter – June 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 12:20 a.m.: Caller reported someone on a yoga mat under a tree smoking marijuana, 1000 block of Mockingbird Lane. 1:16 a.m.: Caller advised her husband hit her in the face then took off running across the parking lot, 1000 block of North MLK […]