Sept. 11, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Sept. 2 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Calhoun for an attempted suicide report. A crying woman told the officer her boyfriend shot himself with a BB gun. She said they had gotten in […]

Supreme Court ruling protects our gun rights

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller might not have been as sweeping in its scope as we might have preferred. In practice it is likely to permit any number of gun-control laws to which we would object because they are too impractical, expensive, intrusive and ineffective to […]

Candidate applauds gun ruling

Tucumcari’s Dennis Roch, Republican candidate for state representative, is praising the U.S. Supreme Court for its 5-4 ruling that an individual right to gun ownership exists.

Injury assessment serious issue

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist One day last August, while manning the .50-caliber gun atop his a Humvee on a dirt road in northern Iraq, Army Spc. Daniel “Joey” Haun suddenly lost consciousness.

3-28-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 p.m. Sunday an officer responded to a report of theft from a home in the 1000 block of Westchester. A woman said her grandson and a friend came to visit. She said she confronted them about a gun missing from […]

3-7-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 p.m. Sunday an officer took a report of larceny at a home in the 300 block of Aspen Street. A woman said she had recently bought a handgun from a pawn shop and left it in her roommate’s vehicle. She […]

3-2-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 p.m. Monday an officer on duty at a school in the 1400 block of Cameo took a report of a battery. A school official said two girls had gotten in a fight in the lunchroom. One of the girls said […]

Flexible approach to gun laws will tighten standards

By Freedom New Mexico In a brief filed last week with the Supreme Court, the Bush administration paid lip service to the idea that Americans have an individual right to possess a firearm. But the practical implications of its argument show the government is speaking with a forked tongue. Last year, the U.S. Court of […]

Jan. 6, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About noon Dec. 28 an officer responded to the emergency room at the hospital for a battery report. A man said he was beaten up by a group of people he didn’t know while he walked in the area […]

Man arrested on aggravated assault charges

A Clovis man accused of shooting a gun into the air Saturday night during a domestic dispute was captured on Friday afternoon, Clovis police Lt. James Schoeffel said. Lucio Torres, 32, was taken into custody after about two hours of communication with police. He was inside a home in the 1200 block of Lea Street. […]

Police seeking assault suspect

CNJ staff Clovis Police are seeking a city man accused of shooting a gun into the air Saturday night during a domestic dispute, court records show. A warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of Lucio Torres, 32, on four counts of aggravated assault against a household member, three counts of abuse or abandonment of […]

Police probing domestic dispute

CNJ staff Police were called around 7 p.m. Saturday to a residence in the 1600 block of East Second Street for a domestic dispute involving a gun. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said a witness told officers a a man pulled a gun during an argument with a woman, shot it in the air, and […]

Oct. 6, 2007 Briefs

CNJ Staff Elderly man accused of threats with toy gun A 62-year-old Clovis man is in jail after police said he threatened a man and two children with a toy gun Wednesday. Raymond Martinez Jr. is being held on $15,500 bond, jail officials said. He is charged with three felony counts of aggravated assault. The […]

Expert can’t link guns, bullets

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A state firearms expert testified Monday during the first-degree murder trial of two Clovis men she could not say for certain if guns displayed in the courtroom were used in the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy. Alison Quereau, a Department of Public Safety firearms expert with the state […]

Witnesses discuss weapon

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Eric Gutierrez of Clovis testifies in the first-degree murder trial of Demetrio Salas and David Griego as judge David Bonem looks on. The two are accused of roles in the 2005 shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez of Clovis. By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A man originally charged with […]

Sheriff tests out stun gun

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Deputy Sandy Loomis, right, shows commissioners two Taser probes taped to the back of Sheriff Matt Murray. Deputies opted to tape the probes for the demonstration because when shot from the hand-held unit they can tear or burn clothing. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Supported by a deputy on […]

Three sought on robbery claim

CNJ Staff Police are seeking three men who allegedly robbed two men at gunpoint Thursday night, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Around 11 p.m. Thursday, the victims reported they were approached by the suspects in the parking lot of Kelley’s Bar and Grill in Clovis. One of the men had a gun, one […]

Letters to Editor: Democrats should act or stand down

I’m far from an expert on governmental policy, but as I read the papers I keep seeing statements that the November 2006 election was a mandate to ending the war in Iraq and that our Democrat Congressional leaders are determined to do just that by submitting bills that establish a timetable for troop withdrawal. They […]

Criminal control, not gun control, will ease violence

Few details were known about Monday’s senseless killings on the Virginia Tech campus before many analysts jumped to the same conclusion they always reach: The way to stop gun violence is to impose further controls on the legal ownership of guns. In an editorial Tuesday, for instance, The New York Times opined: “What is needed, […]

Jan. 21, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. Monday police responded to a residence in the 300 block of Fifth Street for a call of a subject with a gun. A woman told police a man had been standing outside her home when she arrived and pulled […]