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 […]

A day in the life of the ‘Desperate Six’

Don McAlavy Back in the summer of 1922, there existed in Clovis a gang of young boys called the “Desperate Six.” The gang got started when four eighth-grade boys asked two third-grade boys to join them. This is Travis Anthony’s report: “We felt highly honored to be in a gang with ‘big boys,’” Anthony said. […]

Counselor hopes to start gang intervention program

Clovis will soon have a new program designed to combat gangs, according to a psychotherapist who already works with the Pathway House in Clovis. Known as “New Mexico New Start,” the organization will be run by Julian Gomez, who came to Clovis on Aug. 8 to introduce a former gang member from Los Angeles who […]

City comes to grips on gangs

By Darrell Todd Maurina Many members of the Clovis Public Safety Committee knew the city had a gang problem. Few, however, knew that Clovis now has documented 438 gang members — nearly a fivefold increase over the 88 documented gang members in December 2001. According to Sgt. Chris Kinley of the Clovis Police Department’s gang […]