Inmate battery reported

CNJ staff Curry County Sheriff’s officials are investigating the battery of an inmate reported Monday afternoon at the county jail, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. Saul Prieto, 25, was listed in stable condition late Tuesday afternoon at a Lubbock hospital, Waller said. The undersheriff said he did not know the victim’s specific injuries. The case is […]

Oct. 31 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 2 p.m. Oct. 22 an officer was called to a school in the 1500 block of Sycamore Street for an aggravated battery report. The principal said a student had been stabbed with a pencil and the wound was […]

Oct. 14 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 6 p.m. Oct. 4 an officer responded to a home in the 600 block of Seventh Street for an assault. A man told the officer a man he had been in jail with told him if he came […]

Beating suspect turns himself over to police

CNJ Staff A Clovis man accused of beating his wife with a metal rod turned himself in to police Monday, according to police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Romeo Sierra, 60, is being held on a $10,000 bond, according to Curry County Adult Detention Center officials. Sierra is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, false […]

Cops and Courts: Police report man accused of beating wife with rod

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man accused of beating his wife with a metal rod and a telephone is being sought, according to Clovis police. Romeo Sierra, 60, is wanted on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and battery on a household member, Clovis Capt. Patrick Whitney said. […]

Feb. 25, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. Monday an officer responded to a reported battery at a residence. A woman told the officer she had gone to the store and brought back a beer. A man at the house became upset because she didn’t get him […]

Cops & courts: Clovis man admits shooting at houseguests

CNJ staff A 38-year-old Clovis man who became agitated with houseguests and fired a gun at them was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, use of a deadly weapon and battery on a household member, police reports said. Henry Martinez is being held in the Curry County Adult Detention Center on […]

Local roundup: Robber holds up store with toy gun

By CNJ STAFF A man who held up a convenience store clerk with a toy gun then changed his mind was charged with robbery, according to police reports. A store clerk called police around 1 p.m. on Nov. 21 to report a man had used a toy gun to hold up a Chevron gas station […]

Clovis man sentenced to 15 years

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday for a 2005 crime spree, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Marcos Cerda, 21, was convicted of kidnapping, aggravated battery against a household member, escape from custody and three counts of battery against a peace officer. […]

3/19 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At an unspecified time on Saturday, police responded to a call about a store on the 700 block of Thornton Street and arrested a Clovis man, 19, for writing worthless checks. The checks for more than $200 were written from the man’s […]

Old vehicle batteries gain second life

By Jim Lee: Local Columnist My car battery died recently. That got me thinking about why the car parts place wanted the old battery. The matter had to have some significance because I had to turn in the old battery to buy the new one. What would anybody want with a worn-out battery? I found […]

Court escape fails

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Marcos Cerda is detained by police on Axtell Street Thursday after he led authorities on a chase through the streets east of Magistrate Court. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A 20-year-old inmate awaiting a preliminary hearing at Magistrate court managed to escaped custody Thursday only to be captured a […]

Clovis man charged with kidnapping

CNJ staff A 20-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday after police said he held three people hostage, including his 2-year-old daughter. Marcos Cerda is being held on $167,000 in bonds at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on three counts of kidnapping, two counts of battery, two counts of aggravated burglary, resisting arrest, child abuse […]

Police Blotter 1/2

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: While responding to a domestic dispute on Dec. 26 near Grand and Lea, police took a report from a woman who said she had gone to a gas station to fill her car when a man jumped in her car, ripped the […]

Fight at high school leads to arrest

Clovis police responded to a fight Thursday afternoon at Clovis High School, arrested a 15-year-old boy for battery on school personnel, and are obtaining warrants for two others on charges of public affray. According to police reports, a large crowd of students gathered about noon to watch the fight between the 15-year-old male and the […]

Police blotter 6/20

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Early Friday morning, police responded to the 800 block of Sheldon after a battery incident. According to the victim, a former roommate had opened a window, gotten into the home, and concealed himself under the bed. The former roommate then began […]

Police blotter 6/11

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A Monday afternoon fight between a brother and sister in the 900 block of Locust St. ended with Clovis police issuing a warrant for the brother’s arrest on charges of battery on a household member. After the 20-year-old brother accused his […]