U.S. set to expand base in Korea

Tom Philpott Two deadly incidents instigated by North Korea in 2010, most recently the shelling of South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island Nov. 23, have raised military tension on the peninsula to its highest level in many years. But the provocations, said the commander of U.S. Forces in Korea, haven’t weaken a commitment by the United States […]

Weekend incidents include near drowning, stabbing

Investigators still had no suspect Tuesday in a weekend homicide in Muleshoe, Chief Brian Frieda said. The slaying headlined a busy holiday weekend for area police that included a stabbing in a crowded park and a near drowning. Rolando Sauceda was pronounced dead at Muleshoe Area Medical Center just after 4 a.m. (CDT) Sunday. Frieda […]

Police investigating criminal damage complaints

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating nearly three dozen broken vehicle windows over the weekend. Police began receiving reports of broken windows Saturday morning from residents in the mid-north to northwest portions of Clovis, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney. Police are investigating under the assumption the incidents are related due to the time and location […]

A dozen vandalism incidents reported

Nearly a dozen convertible vehicle’s soft-tops were slashed in northeast Clovis over the weekend. Police records show the reports began coming in Sunday morning in Colonial Park and nearby neighborhoods. Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said a witness reported seeing a suspect near one of the vehicles and described him as a heavy-set white male wearing […]

Police say DWI lower this year

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County law enforcement officers say they see few incidents of DWI and other violations of alcohol-related laws New Year’s Eve. Detective David Meeks of the Portales Police Department said city police handled one DWI case this New Year’s Eve compared to two last year. Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said reported […]

Police investigating robbery incidents

CNJ staff A motel was robbed and a home invaded early Friday morning in unrelated incidents, according to Clovis Police. Around 2 a.m. a clerk at a motel in the 1500 block of Mabry Drive reported a man came into the lobby and demanded money, threatening a clerk with a knife, according to a CPD […]

Police investigating weekend vandalism spree

CNJ staff An outbreak of broken windows, bashed mail boxes and spray painted cars kept police busy this weekend, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney. Whitney said around 45 incidents had already been reported and calls were continuing to come in Monday morning. The majority of the damage appears to have occurred Saturday night, Whitney said. […]

Police make busts in burglary outbreak

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police are cutting into a recent spike in burglaries, making more than half a dozen arrests in the last two weeks, according to department officials. Sgt. Jerry Wike, a detective division supervisor, said his department has received more than 60 burglary reports in the last two months. The calls […]

Vandalism increases in northern Clovis

CNJ staff Police are investigating a rash of vandalism incidents in north-central Clovis. More than a dozen residents called police to report graffiti to homes and fences and auto burglaries Wednesday. Police believe the incidents began Tuesday night and residents discovered the damage Wednesday morning, Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Affected areas ranged from the 2700 […]

Prince Street has vandelism outbreak

Local Roundup Clovis Police have responded to more than 20 burglaries and 40 reports of criminal damage since Friday, police said. Police said several of the burglaries were concentrated in the area of North Prince Street while the vandalism incidents were widespread, including areas of Fred Dougherty and Pile streets. Most of the burglaries involved […]