10/11 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. Sept. 27 an officer responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Gidding Street for a report of indecent exposure. Two women told the officer a naked man came out of a nearby apartment and masturbated in front […]

9/27 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. Sept. 8 an officer responded to the area of 16th and Axtell streets for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. A woman said a 10-year-old boy ran in front of her from between two parked cars […]

Police blotter — Sept. 10

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. Aug. 26 an officer on duty at Marshall Middle School was informed of possible narcotics. An administrator told the officer he had information a male student was smoking marijuana and selling drugs on campus. The officer spoke […]

Police blotter — Sept. 6

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight Aug. 22 an officer responded to a bar in the 2800 block of West Grand for a report of violent person. The bartender said a woman was intoxicated and had threatened to shoot her. She asked the officer […]

‘First order’ friend wonderful blessing

My brother-in-law once told me a story about two lost Texans. I like stories where Texans are heroes. This is not one of those. A veteran teacher, Randal also works for the Forest Service in New Mexico—which is why he was one of the folks who got the call and ended up spending more than […]

Enforcement not job for rail companies

Freedom New Mexico More evidence that our government officials now consider themselves rulers rather than public servants: Federal officials are ordering private rail companies to become de facto law enforcement arms in this country’s troubled drug war. Companies face stiff fines if their efforts don’t satisfy the feds. The Justice Department already has sued Union […]

Inmate mistakenly released; second inmate captured after escape

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File photo Curry County manager Lance Pyle said disciplinary action as in process Monday afternoon after an inmate was mistakenly released Saturday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Jail officials mistakenly released an inmate on Saturday and law officers began searching for him on Monday when they were notified of the error. John […]

8-5 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: • Around 1 a.m. July 20 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a report of a domestic battery. The officer heard a male and female screaming at each other when he arrived, but no one would open the door. A […]

Press release: Sex offender sentenced for failing to register

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Kenneth Leon Mills, age 30, was convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and sentenced to the maximum punishment under the law. Kenneth Mills completed his incarceration/probation/parole requirement in May of 2004, at that time he was notified by local law […]

8-2 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Police chief not out of line

Roger Hatcher is the chief of police in Tucumcari. So, one day a mother brings her out-of-control daughter to the Tucumcari police station because the daughter has beaten the mother. The mother wants law enforcement to step in and deal with the daughter. Then this out-of-control daughter decides to run from Mom and police. She […]

7-12 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Law enforcement expert: Use of force guidelines set by police departments

Freedom New Mexico Each law enforcement department in the state has the discretion to determine its own guidelines for when using a Taser is appropriate. The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, along with most agencies in the state, follows the Reactive Control Model as a guide for use of force. Under the RCM, subjects are […]

June 3 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. May 13 an officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of Gidding for a theft report. The business owner said sometime during the previous night someone had stolen approximately 80 letters from a sign outside the store. […]

5-31 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Sotomayor’s decision-making questioned

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama surprised some court watchers with his choice of Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to replace the retiring Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court. In several respects it was a shrewd choice, although some of the factors that made it shrewd […]

May 26, 2009 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

May 24 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Bad judgment or Christian charity? CCS boss under fire

Freedom New Mexico Clovis Christian Schools Superintendent Steven Schultze has made some questionable decisions in recent weeks. First, he allowed a suspected child rapist to live in his home with two young children. Then, after the suspect was arrested and mistakenly released by law officers in Missouri, Schultze continued his association with the man. He […]

Homicide fugitive contacts law enforcement

Clovis, NM — Ninth Judicial District law enforcement officials and the Clovis News Journal were contacted yet again today by fugitive Noe Torres, a Clovis man wanted for the September 15, 2005 conspiracy and shooting death of 10-year old Carlos Perez. During this conversation Torres attempted to give excuses for his flight to avoid arrest […]