Clovis man in stable condition after shooting

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Clovis man police say was shot in the chest outside a motel was in serious but stable condition Saturday at a Lubbock Hospital. Police said Jerry Abeyta was found in the 1300 block of Axtell Street about half an hour after receiving reports of shooting at 4:49 p.m. involving persons in […]

Press release: Clovis police investigating Friday shooting

Press release Press release: Clovis police investigating Friday shooting Clovis – March 3, 2012 – On Friday, March 2, 2012, at approximately 4:49 PM, Clovis Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Mabry, in the hotel parking lot, on a report of shots being fired. Information was given there were two vehicles in the […]

Press release: Clovis Police launch text messaging tip service

For the first time, citizens across Clovis now have the ability to provide anonymous crime fighting tips through the power of anonymous text messaging and WebTips. Clovis Police and CrimeReports, the industry leader in law enforcement tip management software and web applications, have joined together to provide this service which allows citizens to send anonymous […]

Police investigating possible drive-by shooting

CMI staff At least seven shots were apparently fired at a house in the 1100 block of West 12th Street about 8:30 p.m. Thursday in what police are calling a drive-by shooting. No one was injured in the shooting and no suspects have been arrested, according to police reports. Reports indicate no one was in […]

Tucumcari officer charged with breaking and entering

CMI staff An off-duty Tucumcari police officer charged with breaking and entering and criminal damage to property surrendered Monday to New Mexico State Police in Tucumcari, said State Police Lt. Lance Bateman. Bateman said Pete Vargas, 32, was taken into custody at 1:30 p.m. at the Quay County Magistrate Court. Bateman said Vargas was processed […]

Police blotter — Feb. 26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9:30 p.m. Feb.18 an officer responded to a call about a criminal damage. A woman told the officer that someone shot out the window of her vehicle as her son drove it. The officer observed the vehicle’s back window was missing […]

Complacency has no place in police work

Grrr … Sunday’s Clovis News Journal story about the life and times of police informant Zach Stephenson shined light in a lot of dark and scary places. Among the most troubling details uncovered were those about how some Clovis law officers had become so nonchalant about carrying around semi-automatic rifles that two of them forgot […]

Child ID kits offered

CNJ staff The Clovis Police Department will offer child ID kits from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at the North Plains Mall substation. Each kit includes fingerprinting, height, weight and voice recognition. In addition, the police department will offer educational programs and city ordinance briefings the first Saturday of every month at the North […]

Muleshoe shooting suspect remains in hospital

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Sgt. Steve Bartley was shot twice Friday night when he reported to a domestic violence call in Muleshoe. He was treated and released from University Medical Center in Lubbock on Saturday. CNJ staff A Muleshoe man involved in a shooting incident Friday with a Muleshoe police officer is still in the hospital, according to a […]

Portales police now say HomeServe legit

Alisa Boswell Contrary to a press release issued by the Portales Police Department earlier this week, HomeServe USA is a legitimate business, according to company Senior Vice President Myles Meehan. “What HomeServe is, is a new way to get plumbing, electrical and HV/AC services, so what we provide is emergency service plans for homeowners,” Meehan […]