Police: Funny money resurfacing

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Clovis Detective Matthew Solari points out differences in a counterfeit $20 Wednesday at the Clovis Police Department. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Counterfeit currency is back in circulation. Clovis police arrested six people in December in connection with what they said was a counterfeiting ring. Now more fake […]

Police Blotter 4/2

About 9:30 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a fight in progress at the 1100 block of Hull. Police determined the dispute involved two women arguing over a golf club, money, and other private property, and that one of the women had swung at the other with the golf club and thrown a bucket through her […]

Police Blotter 3/28

About 1:30 p.m. Monday, police responded to the apartment office at 1000 N. MLK regarding a woman who had been attacked several days earlier. The woman told police she had left her car and begun to walk to her apartment when she noticed three males following her. She tried to run up the stairs but […]

Funny money lands four in jail

By Darrell Todd Maurina Four people were in police custody Wednesday night after authorities began investigating the sudden appearance of bogus money. Clovis police discovered the apparent counterfeiting ring Friday when an Allsup’s clerk noticed that six bills presented to him by a woman trying to buy $350 in money orders did not appear to […]

New $20 bill commercials a waste of money

Freedom Newspapers Imagine you are the sole supplier of a commodity that nearly everyone in the country uses, many on a daily basis. For some reason you decide to alter the product in a few subtle ways; the product itself hasn’t changed, it is used for the same thing and in the same manner, and […]

Sex crimes to be target in special session

By Jack King The special session of the state Legislature is likely to pass a significant new law or laws on sexual predators, but its results on the other two issues announced by Gov. Bill Richardson — roads and taxes — may be less significant and less satisfying for area voters, local legislators said this […]

Public does have a right to know — and should push it

By Bob Johnson The state Taxation and Revenue Department wanted to make a profit — and compete with private business — by charging whatever it pleased for electronically stored public records of its Motor Vehicle Division. So the department came up with a bill to make that possible. The scheme almost made it through the […]