Man killed by shotgun blast

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police have obtained an open murder warrant for an 18-year-old man in connection with the death of a 20-year-old man who was shot early Wednesday morning. Sgt. Roger Grah said in a police department press release that Clovis resident Adam Crespin has been charged with the death of Lavon Harris, […]

Lounge shooting victim identified

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police have released the name of the man shot early Sunday morning at the Prince Lounge, but say they have no suspects in custody. Detective Keith Farkas said witnesses told police that Ricardo Urquizo, 21, of Clovis, was shot once in the abdomen by a bullet fired from a red […]

Homicide investigation kicks into high gear

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police are pulling out the stops to investigate the city’s first homicide of 2004 but no arrests had been made late Monday, Police Chief Bill Carey said. “We brought in all the off-duty detectives and brought in a couple of guys on day shift to take calls while the regular […]

One killed in early-morning shooting

By Michelle Seeber A Clovis man was shot to death early Sunday morning as he apparently raced through Clovis in his Sport Utility Vehicle in an attempt to flee his assailants. Carlos Murillo, 27, died about 3:40 a.m., police said, after he was shot at the intersection of Concord Street and Marvin Hass Boulevard in […]

Police name alleged counterfeiters

By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis Police Department has released the names of six people charged in an ongoing counterfeiting investigation. A seventh who shared a home with a counterfeiting suspect has been charged with narcotics violations discovered while executing a search warrant on their home. Police Chief Bill Carey said his department released the […]

Six arrested in counterfiet ring

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police say they have arrested six people so far while investigating area counterfeiting incidents, including a man they believe is responsible for producing the phony currency. Terry Maes, 30, of Clovis has confessed to manufacturing at least $2,500 in counterfeit money, Detective Matthew Solari said. “Basically through his confession he […]

Woman attacked in car

By Darrell Todd Maurina One man is in jail following a Wednesday night beating of a passing motorist, but a second suspect escaped from the Clovis police station. Police said Johnny J. “J.J.” Chavez, 20, escaped from police custody while another suspect was being interviewed. According to police reports, Chavez had been handcuffed and left […]

Police linked seemingly unrelated cases

Freedom Newspapers Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey said three seemingly unrelated cases of child sex abuse came to police attention about the same time in mid-September. Police soon linked them to a home at 700 E. 10th Street and found other alleged victims. Carey said an internal check of police records on Wednesday also showed […]

No hot dogs here

By Darrell Todd Maurina The heat-related death of a Muleshoe police dog earlier this month brought home the fears of a group of area animal lovers. Thanks to a community funding drive spearheaded by the Clovis-Portales Kennel Club that raised $2,100, special warning units have been installed in all three of Clovis’ police K-9 units […]

Police questioning armed robbery suspects

By Darrell Todd Maurina A string of armed robberies in Clovis may be over, police said on Monday. Robbers hit two more Clovis businesses at gunpoint over the weekend, but Police Chief Bill Carey said his department is questioning two suspects; he thinks the string of robberies — seven since June 14 — is over. […]

Clovis theater robbed again

By Darrell Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina CNJ STAFF WRITER darrell_maurina@link.freedom.com As patrons came into the North Plains Cinema on Thursday evening to watch Terminator 3, many didn’t know that a real-life action story had played out the previous night. For the second time in nine days, armed robbers hit the theater and stole […]