Police Blotter 1210

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police noticed a Buick LTD headed southbound on Hull Street from Fifth Street crossing the center lines a number of times shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday morning and pulled the car over. The 29-year-old male driver smelled strongly of alcohol and had […]

Prohibition failed; U.S. war on drugs on similar track

Freedom Newspapers Only America’s oldest citizens remember one of our nation’s great follies, alcohol Prohibition, which ended 70 years ago this month. The Noble Experiment, as it was called, was supposed to produce an increase in virtue and productivity as people shunned Demon Rum for work. It didn’t work out that way. Instead, as reflected […]

Court Dispositions 11/30

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: William B. Corrales, 28, pleaded guilty to robbery, aggravated battery, and embezzlement. Sentenced to three consecutive terms totaling 6 1/2 years in state prison, all suspended except for 122 days served. Placed on five years supervised probation with special condition of making restitution on all […]

Police Blotter 11/25

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A 27-year-old Clovis woman contacted police about 4:30 p.m. Thursday regarding a possible theft of her dog. The woman said the dog turned up missing Nov. 15 during a yard sale at the 3000 block of La Luz. The dog, a young […]

Police Blotter 11/18

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A 1960 Volkswagen Beetle received moderate damage and its driver had a minor head injury following a 9 p.m. Wednesday crash near the corner of Norris and Mariposa. Police reported the Volkswagen driver and a witness saw a white GMC pickup turn […]

Study says underage drinking can be reduced by adults

Patricia L. Garcia ALBUQUERQUE — From beer banner advertisements at county fairs and rodeos to flavored malt beverage ads in magazines, state health officials say New Mexico’s youth is being bombarded with the message that underage drinking is acceptable. ‘‘Alcohol companies do need to turn down the volume,’’ said Ann Powers, spokeswoman for the state […]

Businesses hit in alcohol sting

A Clovis business will be barred from selling alcohol for more than a week beginning Sept. 6 because of its second offense selling alcohol to minors, and a second business faces lesser penalties for its first offense. Town and Country Food Store at 700 Thornton and Albertson’s at 1905 Prince Street were both accused of […]

Police Blotter 8/18

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10:30 a.m. Thursday, police received a report that a man was running around the area of Brady Avenue and Tennessee Street in his underwear; a second caller advised that the man was sitting on top of a barbed wire fence and […]

Police urge safe driving habits

The New Mexico State Police has issued a statement urging motorists to drive safely and soberly during the summer months. To catch those who don’t, the state police will be conducting saturation patrols and checkpoints throughout the state, with an emphasis aggressive and impaired driving habits. According to the state police, 226 people died during […]

Local Air Force officer picked for court-martial panel

A Cannon Air Force Base lieutenant colonel has been named to a court martial jury panel that will determine the future of an Illinois National Guard pilot who mistakenly dropped a bomb that killed four Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan on April 17, 2002. According to the Air Force news service, on June 30 Maj. Harry […]