Petition highlights crime in Clovis

Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis city commissioners will receive a petition tonight declaring the city “one of the most dangerous places in the state to live,” and demanding action from city leaders on police pay and staffing levels. According to the petition, whose organizers include police officers, Clovis citizens “live in peril of an exploding crime […]

Answers to complaints sometimes difficult

Two Clovis News Journal readers complained last week about items published in the police blotter. They felt the information provided was too specific. Our blotter is published three to five times per week, depending on the availability of space and staff. Items typically describe incidents that area law enforcement officers consider criminal, but our blotter […]

Residents explore anti-crime options

By Darrell Todd Maurina Following a series of burglaries and vandalism incidents in the Chaparral Country Club residential subdivision, more than 100 people turned out Tuesday night at the Chaparral clubhouse to learn from Clovis police how to organize a neighborhood watch group. Meeting organizer Jerry Cass, himself a burglary victim, told residents that they […]

Crime reporting like walking highwire

By David Stevens One of the more difficult decisions media outlets have to make on a regular basis is whether or not to publish the names of sex-crime victims. The issue has been in the national spotlight this month because of allegations that pro basketball star Kobe Bryant raped a woman in Colorado. Most mainstream […]