Weekend jail absconder sought

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Courtesy photo Jail officials say Justin Steelman failed to return from a weekend medical furlough. Sharna Johnson A 32-year-old man who fled from a traffic stop and evaded police for a week is being sought again after failing to return to jail from a medical furlough over the weekend. Justin Steelman was released from the […]

Police seeking warrant for man who eluded arrest

CNJ staff Clovis police are seeking a warrant for a man they say eluded arrest Wednesday night and fled after getting his vehicle stuck in a field east of Clovis. Around 9 p.m. in the 1800 block of Mabry Drive, Chief Steve Sanders said his officers spotted a man they knew to have an outstanding […]

Police blotter — July 4

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. June 21 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Hondo Street for a report of a stabbing. A man with a hole in his bottom lip told the officer a suspect he knew stopped his […]

Sheriff’s office seeking sex offender who fled

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Enders CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Clovis sex offender who failed to register and has absconded. [image#1, align=right, size=medium] John Lewarren Enders, 37, was charged Monday with failing to register as a sex offender and a warrant was issued for his arrest according to court records. Enders was convicted […]

Tucumcari man sought for domestic violence offense

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Moses Earl Ingram, 31, led police on a chase through the city and fled on foot after crashing a stolen vehicle, police said. Freedom New Mexico Quay County police are seeking a Tucumcari man they say fled police investigating a domestic violence call Friday night. According to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department, […]

Texas man arrested for auto burglaries

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Hereford man is in custody in connection with nearly two dozen auto burglaries Tuesday in north Clovis. Balentine Martinez Murillo Jr., 25, was arrested by Curry County Sheriff’s deputies around 7 p.m. Tuesday following a high-speed pursuit, according to police. He is being held on a $50,000 cash […]

Woman arrested after early morning crash

CNJ staff A 27-year-old Fort Sumner woman who crashed her vehicle on a rural Curry County road early Tuesday morning while fleeing from a sheriff’s deputy is in jail on multiple charges, according to the sheriff’s department. Petra Lechuga Lucero is charged with aggravated DWI, aggravated fleeing a peace officer, reckless driving and other traffic […]

Police Blotter 3/17

About 6:30 p.m. March 9, staff at a Clovis alternative school called police regarding a client punching holes in the walls. Police said they would refer the case to the probation officer of the 16-year-old girl, and school staff said they would take the matter up with the school director. • • • Shortly after noon […]

Police, deputies search for subject

CNJ STAFF Bovina police and Parmer County deputies spent much of Tuesday evening hunting for a man who fled police for unknown reasons, according to Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries. “The (Bovina) chief of police was dispatched to some disturbance; he was talking with a bunch of kids and was outnumbered quite a bit, so […]

Police on lookout for alleged robber

CNJ STAFF Clovis police are looking for a man accused of stealing $120 from Comfort Inn during a Friday evening armed robbery. A man came into the Comfort Inn shortly before 6:30 p.m., pointed a revolver at the clerk, and demanded all the money, a police report shows. The man then fled the hotel with […]

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 seek help solving robberies

CNJ Staff Clovis police are asking the community for help in locating men involved in three armed robberies in Clovis over the past week. The first robbery took place about 10 p.m. on June 14 at the Allsup’s store on the corner of Grand and Prince. According to police reports, two Hispanic males, both described […]