Berry’s good work should be remembered

Moving forward… Thursday was a sad day for eastern New Mexico law enforcement. Former Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry was convicted of tampering with public records, a result of Berry destroying traffic citations issued to an acquaintance. This is the definition of “good ol’ boy” police work, also known as a fourth-degree felony when more […]

Texas man killed in crash

A 37-year-old Plains, Texas, man was killed Thursday evening in a single-vehicle crash about 20 miles northeast of Elida. Jason Thomas died at the scene around 6:30 p.m. when he was partially ejected from the semi truck he was driving, State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said. Thomas was driving east on South Roosevelt Road 35, […]

San Jon 19-year-old dies in rollover after chase

CNJ staff A 19-year-old San Jon man died early Saturday in a one-vehicle rollover following a high-speed chase with the Clovis Police Department and the New Mexico State Police. Brandon Saville was declared dead at the scene in rural Curry County after 1 a.m. According to State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock: • About 11:36 p.m. […]

Police determine speed, inattention factors in wreck

Freedom New Mexico Excessive speed and driver inattention caused a wreck that left 19-year-old Micheal Galvan of Portales dead Monday, State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said. Police would turn their reports over to the District Attorney’s Office for review and a decision on possible charges, he said. Glascock identified the female passenger injured in the […]

Portales teen dies in single-vehicle wreck

Freedom New Mexico A 19-year-old Portales man died in a one-vehicle wreck in Roosevelt County Monday night. Michael Galvan was killed in the wreck, according to the New Mexico State Police. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said state police were called to the scene of the crash on Roosevelt Road 2 near Roosevelt Road X […]

Police: Crash may have been intentional

CNJ staff A crash Sunday on Interstate 40 resulting in the death of a 39-year-old California man may have been intentional, according to New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said the accident happened about 6 a.m. at mile marker 361 east of San Jon. He said a semi loaded with peaches was eastbound […]

Brothers arrested on shooting charge

Two men are in jail and a Clovis man is in stable condition after a shooting at a party Saturday morning. Angel Fernandez is being treated at a Lubbock hospital for a gunshot wound to his abdomen, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Whitney said the shooting occurred around 4 a.m. at 2310 Bobwhite […]

State police investigating crash in Roosevelt County

Freedom New Mexico At least one person was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital after a two-vehicle accident around 8:15 p.m. Friday at N.M. 206 and South Roosevelt Road 7, said New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said the involved section of N.M. 206 was closed for the investigation as of about 9:30 p.m. […]

Portales man charged in stabbing

Freedom New Mexico A 25-year Portales man was charged Thursday in connection with a stabbing last week in the 800 block of South Avenue B. Jose Zapata is charged with aggravated battery and parole violation, according to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales PD. He is being held at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on […]

Two men report robbery, assault

PNT Staff Report Two men were assaulted and robbed Saturday in the 800 block of University Drive near Eastern New Mexico University, according to Portales police. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said James Williams of Clovis and Robert Powell of Portales were accosted about 10 p.m. by two males. The victims told police they were […]

Portales police: Man in yard died of natural causes

CNJ staff A Portales man found dead in his front yard Tuesday morning died of natural causes, police said.Capt. Lonnie Berry said a medical investigator has determined

Police waiting on DNA evidence in slaying investigation

CNJ Staff Three weeks after the slaying of a 52-year-old Clovis woman, police are still waiting on lab results for DNA evidence before charging a suspect they have in custody. Friday, Clovis Capt. Patrick Whitney said items of evidence in the case are at a state crime lab waiting to be tested. “We’re down the […]

Police to seek charges on homicide suspect next week

CNJ staff Police say they will be seeking charges against a suspect in the Elizabeth McAdams killing, but not until next week. Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said

Homicide suspect in custody

CNJ staff Clovis police today said they now have a suspect in custody for the killing of 54-year-old Elizabeth McAdams at her Lea Street home. Capt. Patrick Whitney said the man is being held by police on unrelated warrants and has not been charged with the homicide. “We believe we have the suspect, we’re not […]

Counterfeit bills in circulation

Freedom New Mexico Portales and Clovis have both seen counterfeit $50 and $100 bills in the past week, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. One Portales business on South Chicago called police last week after receiving a fake $50 bill, Berry said. Others refused to accept suspicious bills and then called police to ask if […]

Airmen share experiences with students

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Capt. Nathan Scott of the 73rd Special Operation Squadron said one of the scariest operations he’s experienced was flying over Afghanistan as insurgent forces shot at his plane. He said flying the bodies of fallen soldiers was one of the most sobering experiences of his career. “It means a […]

Clovis woman stabbed during altercation

A 26-year-old Clovis woman was stabbed Tuesday night during a dispute, according to police. The victim was treated for multiple non-life-threatening wounds at Plains Regional Medical Center, according to police Tchicaya Williams, 26, is charged with aggravated battery and tampering with evidence. She is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on $11,000 […]

Fire consumes 7,000 acres south of Portales

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Freedom news: Karl Terry A fire truck drives toward a grass fire in rural Roosevelt County about 10 miles south of Portales. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Firefighters spent more than four hours Tuesday battling a blaze that consumed more than 7,000 acres of grassland south of Portales, according to officials. A towering column […]

Oct. 24, 1942

The Clovis News-Journal was offering a $10 first-place award for the winner of the essay contest titled “Why is it important for American citizens to go to the polls and vote this year?” … Capt. Joseph Bush issued a call for civilian employment at the air base with pay ranging from $1,260 to $2,300 per […]

Sept. 18, 1964

Work was in progress on the new addition to the main fire station. The structure was being built at a cost of $29,000. … A drive-thru car wash was being operated at 1500 Thornton for 50 cents. … A 12-year-old Clovis boy accidentally shot in the head at his home was listed in critical condition […]