Police Blotter 1/16

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A Clovis junior high vice principal called police about 9 a.m. on Jan. 9 to report that a battery had occurred shortly before Christmas break. A 15-year-old student advised police that he had been hearing rumors around school that he was going […]

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 […]

Albertson’s hit by robber

CNJ STAFF Clovis police were looking for a man Thursday night after he was caught shoplifting a bottle of liquor from Albertson’s grocery store at 6:52 p.m. and escaped apprehension by claiming to have a knife. Sgt. John Corley of the Clovis Police Department said the incident began as a shoplifting gone awry but is […]

Police Blotter 10/2

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, police observed a 17-year-old male on Fourth Street who was wanted on an outstanding warrant. The man surrendered without incident. A check of his pockets revealed a knife, a marijuana pipe, and about $1,000 in cash. Police issued […]

Defense attacks alleged rape victim’s memory

By Mike Linn Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal has opted to withhold the name of the alleged victim in this case. The story contains some graphic descriptions that some readers may find objectionable. PORTALES — The alleged victim in the first of five rape cases against a Clovis man said Thursday in Portales district […]

Vehicular homicide incident may lead to lawsuit

By Darrell Todd Maurina The city of Clovis faces a possible lawsuit in connection with a July 4 car crash that killed Bobbie Lynn Sandoval. Sandoval died after being struck by a pickup truck driven by Joe Martinez Jr., who was fleeing a Clovis police officer. Martinez, 32, is in the Curry County Adult Detention […]

Woman arrested in stabbing incident

By Darrell Todd Maurina Two onlookers chased down and captured a woman from Missouri who stabbed her daughter-in-law about 11 a.m. Thursday morning, according to Clovis police reports. Clovis Police Capt. Dan Blair said the daughter-in-law, Dawn Southern, 28, of Clovis, was treated and released at Plains Regional Medical Center following the incident outside an […]

Want to believe? Travel to Roswell

By Angela Peacock The Roswell UFO Festival is an out-of-this-world experience, according to event organizers. The festival celebrating the world-renown1947 incident is scheduled for July 3-6. There will be a variety of activities at the Roswell Civic Center, International UFO Museum and elsewhere in Roswell. Each day the UFO museum is planning special events including […]

Rodgers given jail sentence, house arrest

By Mike Linn Tiffany Rodgers, charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a 15-year-old boy, buried her head on her sister’s shoulder Tuesday, her face swollen and red with tears. It was only 25 minutes later that Rodgers, who pleaded no contest to the February 2002 crime that left Matthew Foley dead, received District […]