Clovis police taking part in Superblitz this month

Darrell Todd Maurina If you like to drive drunk or don’t like using your seat belt, you don’t want to drive in Clovis this month. The Clovis Police Department is one of 81 law enforcement agencies statewide participating in Superblitz, a program of saturation patrols sponsored by the Traffic Safety Bureau of the New Mexico […]

Police and court news

Darrell Todd Maurina The Texico Police Department has a new chief. Former chief deputy John Mares, who has been with the Texico police four years, was promoted at the May 9 city council meeting, replacing former police chief Kelley Brophy. Brophy resigned recently to accept a position with a California computer company. Brophy had been […]

Police Blotter 5/15

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Hiding in the bathroom after hours may have helped unknown suspects steal a Skin Dog bicycle and at least four pairs of shoes from a Clovis business late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. According to the Clovis Police Department, there […]

One dies in plunge to Pecos

By Jack King The body of a 77-year-old Fort Sumner-area man was recovered from 30 feet of water Wednesday morning after his pickup plunged into the Pecos River below Lake Sumner Dam on Tuesday night. Uley Dowell, who lived in a cabin on Lake Sumner, was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Medical Investigator […]

Shooting injures two

Janet Bresenham A sunny Easter Sunday turned violent when two men were shot in a car on Grand Avenue near Potter Park just after 5:30 p.m. The car continued across town before crashing into a column outside the entrance to Retirement Ranch near the hospital. Clovis Police Detective Sgt. Roger Grah said Lashawn Bethea and […]

Breaking boundaries

Tracy Simmons A gun rests on his hip, a radio is clipped to his shirt, a golden badge shines from his chest and a camera hangs on his shoulder. This has been his uniform for nearly 25 years. Lt. Robert Morgan, 50, is more than a police officer with the Clovis Police Department, he’s a […]

Deadly Day in Clovis Area

CNJ Staff The bodies of two men found early Friday morning in the middle of a county road west of Clovis have been identified. The victims are Wesley Griest, 39, of Clovis, and Alex Rodriguez, 29, also of Clovis, according to Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher. “The information we have at this time is very […]