July 1 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. June 8 drug agents served a search warrant at a residence in the 1400 block of Lea Street. Officers knocked on the door but when they received no response, attempted to make entry into the residence, until a man […]

A view from under the pew: the black door

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. the black door boss there s a storycirculating around herein the church pewunderground about apersian cat who […]

April 29 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight April 11 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 Colonial Parkway for a public affray. A male walking in the area told the officer there was a party at a nearby house. Officers went to the door of […]

Spring wind storm kills Clovis man

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The National Weather Service warned that the strong winds would result in areas of reduced visibility in blowing dust, which were visible most of the day. A strong wind gust is being blamed for the death of a Clovis man at the Southwest Cheese Plant Freedom New Mexico A spring […]

Early census operations starting now in local communities census workers will be visible on neighborhood streets using GPS handheld computers

The Census bureau will launch a massive operation beginning next week to verify and update more than 145 million addresses as it prepares to conduct the 2010 Census. Although the count is still a year away, workers will be going door to door, verifying addresses to ensure the accuracy of next year’s Census delivery lists.

Feb. 15, 2009 Letters to the editor

Increasing need for firearms On Jan. 30, two males kicked in the door of our home and were approximately 4 1/2 feet from my daughter. (“Clovis woman fires on intruders,” Feb. 6 CNJ) I am extremely grateful the police arrived within three to four minutes. Unfortunately crime is escalating and we cannot expect them to […]

Businesses see shoplifting spike

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Fuzhou’s Chinese Buffet Manager Fang Pin Huang was injured and has bandages on her head and hands after she chased a group of teens who ran out without paying last Monday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer She was frustrated and angry when she grabbed onto the car door. She […]

Jan. 15 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. Jan 4 an officer responded to a call of shots fired at an undisclosed residence. Three teenage males in the home told the officer a group of four male teens came to the door and threatened them with a […]

Jan. 4 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. Dec. 24 an officer responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Second Street for a report of criminal damage. A woman said the door of her parked vehicle had been damaged. The officer noted a hole in […]

Police determine driver in wrong lane of fatal crash

CNJ Staff State police have determined the vehicle driven by an 88-year-old Clovis man killed in a head-on collision last week was traveling in the lane of oncoming traffic. Capt. Jimmy Glascock said evidence and witness statements led investigators to conclude Charles Sims was traveling north in the southbound lane on N.M. 209 Wednesday night […]

Baskett engaged to ‘Girl Next Door’

Staff and wire reports LOS ANGELES — One of Hugh Hefner’s live-in girlfriends is trading the grotto for the gridiron. The Playboy mogul said in a statement Thursday that “The Girls Next Door” co-star Kendra Wilkinson is engaged to Philadelphia Eagles receiver and Clovis High graduate Hank Baskett. The 23-year-old model-actress has lived with Hefner […]

Church suspends UNICEF fundraising as investigation proceeds

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A Portales church has suspended its annual fall charity fundraising campaign while it seeks clarification on panhandling laws after a family said it was threatened with arrest for collecting door-to-door. Toni Kiernan said she and her two sons were followed home by police officers Tuesday night after a resident […]

Aug. 12, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 a.m. Aug. 3 an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Cedar for a trespassing report. A man said he was asleep in his living room and woke when the door opened. He said he saw a […]

Pizza Hut robbed

Aug. 8,, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight July 30 an officer responded to a home in the 300 block of 10th Street for a burglary report. A woman said she was in her bedroom and heard several males talking outside her window, then heard banging noises and […]

Police cite 15 for drinking

CNJ staff A city woman is being investigated for providing alcohol to minors after police broke up a party Friday, according to police reports. Police also issued citations to 15 underage drinkers. Police encountered several suspects leaving the party around 11 p.m. while checking out an anonymous report of underage drinkers at a home in […]

Local killings remain unsolved

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist A woman living alone with her front and back door unlocked in a secluded area is surely in danger in any part of the world today. Clovis is a quiet town usually, but murder is no stranger to Clovis. The murder of Mildred Reagan is a real mystery because her […]

Feb. 26, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: All Star Dents Location: 908 N. Prince St. What they do: They offer paintless dent repair, hail damage, windshield and door ding repair for vehicles. Also offered for vehicles is an odor elimination system. Who’s in charge: DeLoyce Brothers, and son Zane. Employees: Two. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday […]

Emergency personnel credit to city

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will periodically publish thank-you letters of public interest. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses may be deleted prior […]

Oct. 31, 1943

Joe Roach was the acting chief of police during a reorganization of the city’s police department. … The Clovis News-Journal reported the War Fund Drive was progressing satisfactorily in Curry County with workers canvassing door to door in Clovis, according to Judge J.C. Compton, chairman of the drive. … Jimmie Allman’s School of Dancing, 421 […]