Police offering text, web tip system

Benna Sayyed Clovis residents can help local law enforcement fight crime by providing anonymous text message and web tips. The Clovis Police Department has partnered with CrimeReports, a company specializing in law enforcement tip management software and web applications, to offer the system. “I have been a law enforcement officer for over 25 years and […]

Police blotter — Feb. 28

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Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: • Around 8:30 a.m. Feb. 20 an officer responded to a call in reference to criminal damage in the 3100 block of Mandell Circle. The officer observed one vehicle tagged with orange spray paint and another with spray paint on the driver’s […]

DA: Katie’s Law aided in rape conviction

CNJ staff Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler is praising Katie’s Law for helping convict an illegal immigrant of the 2010 rape of a Clovis woman. Chandler said Jesus Oscar Dominguez was convicted by a jury Friday and faces up to 27 years in prison. He said Dominguez was convicted largely on DNA evidence police […]

Program offers youth look at law enforcement career

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Rice Benna Sayyed The Clovis Police Explorers Program offers local youth a look into the career of law enforcement. A branch of the Boy Scouts of America, Police Explorers offers youth a chance to pick up tools of the trade in the classroom and then jump into the action outside. “It’s another great opportunity to […]

Most laws in U.S. unnecessary

The system is broken. Almost every law, particularly every new law passed in the past several decades, is not based upon right or wrong, but upon opinion or value judgments. The U.S. imprisons, or traps in its “justice system,” more people, percentage-wise, than did Stalin in the USSR, and more than China ever has. You, […]

Sept. 4 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records:

Clovis awarded law enforcement grant

WASHINGTON — Communities around New Mexico, including Clovis, have been awarded grants through the U.S. Department of Justice aimed at reducing and preventing crime. Grants totaled more than $350,000, according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. “Local governments are having a difficult time making ends meet,” Bingaman said. “These federal grants […]

Tucumcari man charged with aggravated battery on peace officer

Freedom New Mexico Portales police say a Tucumcari man was arrested after he struck a probation officer with a car door as he sped away in the vehicle to avoid arrest. Brandon Owen, 26, is charged with aggravated battery on a peace officer and aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, both fourth-degree felonies; resisting an […]

Let’s subject CEOs to drug testing, too

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps we should test welfare recipients for drugs. Heck, do it for the economy. Much of what distorts markets, and runs our economy into the ground, is welfare. Since July, Florida has used a new tactic in its war on welfare. It enforces a law, signed by Gov. Rick Scott in June, […]

Governor talks driver’s license law, school grading system

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez came by the Clovis News Journal office Wednesday for an interview with staff after visiting Cannon Air Force Base. Liliana Castillo Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that New Mexico is a magnet for people all over the world looking for a valid U.S. ID. And […]