Truck hits I HOP

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis police responded to I HOP Restaurant around 3 p.m. after a woman drove her vehicle into the restaurant’s building. Clovis Police officer Roland Kroeger retrieves insurance and general information from Jesus Hita after his wife drove their vehicle into the I HOP Restaurant late Friday afternoon. There were no […]

Melrose Police Chief in ‘minor accident’

Melrose Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling was involved in a minor vehicle crash while conducting a traffic stop Wednesday, according to village Mayor Lance Pyle. Pyle said the crash occurred midday in Melrose. There were no injuries, he said, and Dreiling’s vehicle sustained minor damage. Pyle declined to release further details of the crash. State police […]

No injuries reported in house fire

CNJ staff The Clovis Fire Department responded to a house fire on Cameo Street around 5 p.m. Friday. Battalion Chief Tim Peterson believes the fire began in the attic. He believes sparks from the fireplace caused the fire. The fire department ventilated the attic through the roof to contain the fire in the attic, he […]

Airman's condition improving following crash

Freedom New Mexico A Cannon Air Force Base airman injured in a motorcycle crash last week is improving, according to a Cannon spokesman. Dara Prak is coherent, aware and has been able to communicate with caregivers, though he is still on a respirator, according to Staff Sgt. Brandon Seals of Cannon Public Affairs. Seals said […]

Airman’s condition improving following crash

CNJ staff A Cannon Air Force Base airman injured in a motorcycle crash last week is improving, according to a Cannon spokesman. Dara Prak is coherent, aware and has been able to communicate with caregivers, though he is still on a respirator, according to Staff Sgt. Brandon Seals of Cannon Public Affairs. Seals said reports […]

Farwell man dead following tractor accident

By Sharna Johnson A 34-year-old man is dead following a tractor accident near Farwell Thursday, according to Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries. Jason Crume died from injuries he sustained around 10:30 p.m. (CST) when he fell from a tractor he was driving and was struck by the machine’s rear wheels, Geries said. Crume had been […]

No injuries reported in KFC shooting

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Interim police chief Mike Ingram arrives on the scene Wednesday afternoon of a shooting at Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. CNJ staff Shots were fired, but no injuries were reported during an incident at Clovis’ Kentucky Fried Chicken on Wednesday afternoon. A KFC manager said the shooting occurred near the restaurant’s […]

Portales assault victim stable

Freedom New Mexico A 48-year-old Portales assault victim was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, according to a hospital spokesperson. Officers found Michael Aguilar lying in the street in the 800 block of East Amazon about 11:30 p.m. Monday, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. He sustained injuries to […]

Portales police investigating assault

Freedom New Mexico staff A Portales man was transported to a Lubbock hospital for injuries received in an assault Monday night. Portales Police officers responded to an assault call at 11:30 p.m.

No injuries reported in mobile home fire

CNJ staff Clovis Fire Department received a call at 10:25 p.m. Friday of a mobile home on fire at Town Talk on Chapparal Ave.Kevin Crouch of the CFD said the back of an unoccupied trailer caught on fire. There were no injuries. Officials did not have a damage estimate.

Man improving following bedroom crash

CNJ Staff A Clovis man is recovering from injuries he received when an SUV drove into his bedroom Friday while he slept. Richard Gallegos said his uncle is doing much better. Michael Gallegos remains hospitalized in Lubbock, where he will likely stay for at least another week, Richard Gallegos said. “It’s going to take time […]

Man injured when SUV crashes into bedroom

On 05/02/2008 at approximately 1:49 AM this morning, the Clovis Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the area of the 3000 block of Cesar Chavez Street in Clovis in reference to a motor vehicle versus a house crash with injuries. Upon arrival Officers found that a white in color late model Ford Explorer SUV […]

Man recovering from head injuries

CNJ Staff A Clovis man is recovering from traumatic head injuries after he was attacked at a local bar Saturday morning, police records show. Jordan Romero, 22, was struck in the back of the head by an unknown suspect outside Kelley’s Bar and Grill around 1:30 a.m. Romero’s skull was fractured, and he was airlifted […]

Twister victims remembered for family devotion

Freedom New Mexico Two area residents died from injuries related to the March 23, 2007, tornado: Heleneta Blevins, 90, died March 27 at her son’s home after being released from a Clovis hospital so she could be near family in her last moments.

Roosevelt County woman arrested for child abuse

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 32-year-old Roosevelt County woman Friday morning for child abuse resulting in great bodily harm, a first-degree felony, according to a sheriff’s office news release. Alicia Dean is being held in the Roosevelt County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash only bond. Dean’s 2-year-old daughter has […]

Clovis man gets 19 years for baby death

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced today to 19 years imprisonment for the death of a 9-month old child, according to a press release from District Attorney Matt Chandler. Leroy “Roy” Jaramillo, 44, was convicted Jan. 25 of child abuse resulting in death. The sentence Jaramillo received was the maximum allowed by law, according […]

Blaze results in no injuries

CNJ staff Clovis fire crews responded Monday night to a fire at an apartment complex. No injuries or deaths were reported in the fire, which caused extensive damage to a bedroom in a duplex apartment on the 1,000 block of Cameo Street. Battalion Chief Ike Burns said the department received the call shortly after 6 […]

Former state medical investigator testifies

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Kimberly Novak had multiple injuries to her head and neck when she died, according to a forensic pathologist who performed her autopsy. The 20-year-old wife of a Cannon Air Force Base airman charged with her slaying had four subdural hematomas, areas of bleeding under […]

Man convicted in Clovis baby death

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis jury deliberated for approximately two hours Friday before returning a guilty verdict against Leroy “Roy” Jaramillo for the 2004 death of a 9-month-old Clovis baby, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. The baby, Cristyan Ibarra, died on Oct. 15, 2004, in a Lubbock hospital from extensive […]

Man convicted in infant’s death

CNJ Staff A Clovis jury deliberated for approximately two hours Friday before returning a guilty verdict against Leroy “Roy” Jaramillo for the 2004 death of a 9-month-old Clovis baby, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. The baby, Cristyan Ibarra, died on Oct. 15, 2004, in a Lubbock hospital from extensive hemorrhaging […]