Pursuit policy was followed

By Darrell Todd Maurina New Mexico State Police Capt. Oscar Gonzalez said Wednesday all proper procedures were followed during a 100-mph car chase Tuesday morning and subsequent apprehension of the driver who fled into Barry Elementary School. “Our pursuit policy is very basic,” Gonzalez said. “We do have a policy of pursuit in every case […]

Police Blotter 11/18

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A 1960 Volkswagen Beetle received moderate damage and its driver had a minor head injury following a 9 p.m. Wednesday crash near the corner of Norris and Mariposa. Police reported the Volkswagen driver and a witness saw a white GMC pickup turn […]

Police Blotter 11/10

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, police received a report of a crash on the corner of Thornton and Purdue streets. The 29-year-old male driver of a GMC pickup said he was northbound on Thornton when he hit the rear end of a Toyota […]

Police Blotter 10/26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A resident at the 800 block of East Eighth Street called police about 10 a.m. on Oct. 18 to report he had found a baggie of white powder in his front yard. Police tested the powder, determined it was cocaine, and took […]

Police Blotter for 10/22

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police received a call from a gas station on 700 South Prince Street about 11 p.m. Oct. 15 where the clerk reported a customer had blood on him and said he had been stabbed in his lower leg, abdomen, and chest. The […]

The rules on the bus…

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Clovis school district buses line up to wait for students Wednesday afternoon to depart Clovis High School. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell Transportation officials for Clovis schools and Adair Inc. will observe “School Bus Safety Week” from Sunday through Oct. 25. Gov. Richardson encouraged citizens “to exercise courtesy and caution concerning school […]

Police Blotter 10/15

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Junior high officials called police about 1:30 p.m. Thursday after a 14-year-old male student who had left his classroom to use the bathroom admitted to smoking marijuana in the bathroom and placed a baggie believed to contain marijuana on the desk of […]

Pizza driver told to stand and deliver

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police are looking for a knife-wielding robber who stole an undetermined amount of money from a pizza delivery man Wednesday evening. According to Lt. M.J. Ingram, the delivery man was stopped at a yield sign at the corner of Tierra Blanca and Las Palomas roads about 7:30 p.m. when a […]

Police blotter 9/17

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: During a Friday afternoon traffic stop at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Aspen Street, a Clovis police officer called dispatch reporting a 23-year-old male driver was giving a name he believed to be false. The officer reported he thought he remembered seeing […]

Cannon service member hurt in car crash

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Clovis traffic officer Mike Harmer surveys the damage to a Honda Civic after it was hit by a tractor-trailer Wednesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 60/70/84. CNJ staff photo: Rick White Darrell Todd Maurina A Cannon Air Force Base airman was flown to a Lubbock hospital on Wednesday afternoon following a crash that shut down traffic […]

Police Blotter 8/28

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A shop foreman from a Clovis business called police Friday morning to report an employee had stolen about $300 worth of punch and die sets that had been placed in a trailer used to collect scrap iron for recycling. The business was […]

Police Blotter 8/18

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10:30 a.m. Thursday, police received a report that a man was running around the area of Brady Avenue and Tennessee Street in his underwear; a second caller advised that the man was sitting on top of a barbed wire fence and […]

Police Blotter 7/31

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Clovis police arrested a Clovis man about 10 p.m. Sunday evening for shooting at a home on the 200 block of Torreon. After a neighbor called with a report of shots fired, police detained an intoxicated man who had been trying to […]

Clovis teen struck by car

CNJ Staff A 16-year-old boy is recuperating in a Lubbock hospital today after being struck by a vehicle near Ned Houk Park north of Clovis early Thursday morning. Danny Benavides is in “stable condition” in the intensive care unit at Lubbock’s Covenant Medical Center, according to his mother, who was at the hospital on Thursday. […]

Police chief says protocol followed in fatal crash

By Gary Mitchell By Gary Mitchell CNJ SENIOR WRITER gary_mitchell@link.freedom.com The driver of the pickup involved in Friday’s deadly holiday crash appeared to be looking for a place to pull over just moments before he sped away from police and crashed into numerous vehicles, according to a report filed by Officer Rodney Wallace. Joe Martinez […]

Police blotter 7/3

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Police arrested a driver about 4:30 p.m. Monday on outstanding warrants following a crash at the 500 block of South Hull, and would like to find an injured male passenger who fled the scene. The driver, a 27-year-old man from Albuquerque, […]

Sheriff’s deputy chases motorist, who escapes

CNJ Staff A motorist led a Curry County deputy in hot pursuit on dirt roads southwest of Clovis early Wednesday morning before escaping, according to Undersheriff Doug Bowman. Bowman said the deputy was eastbound on County Road 8 when he noticed a vehicle that failed to dim its bright lights despite the deputy repeatedly flashing […]

Letters to the editor 6/1

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will publish thank-you letters of public interest on the first Sunday of each month. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses may be deleted prior to publication. I was visiting Clovis recently during a violent wind and dust storm. As the new […]

Shooting injures two

Janet Bresenham A sunny Easter Sunday turned violent when two men were shot in a car on Grand Avenue near Potter Park just after 5:30 p.m. The car continued across town before crashing into a column outside the entrance to Retirement Ranch near the hospital. Clovis Police Detective Sgt. Roger Grah said Lashawn Bethea and […]