Portales ex-deputy chief pleads no contest

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Berry Christina Calloway Former Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry pleaded no contest Thursday in district court to three charges of tampering with public records. A plea agreement he signed Thursday placed him on 18 months of unsupervised probation. The agreement also required him to pay a $500 restitution fee — the amount of the […]

Clovis man sentenced for probation violation

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced to serve six years in prison for violating probation that stemmed from a burglary conviction, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. Bernardo Rodriguez Jr., 41, was found guilty Sept. 8 of breaking and entering, resisting an officer and concealing identity and was placed on […]

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 […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 a.m. Feb. 19 an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of Gidding Street for a report of a domestic in progress. A man told dispatch a female at the home cut him with a utility knife. Officers […]

Windows on the World opening with mural painting

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A program aimed at preventing gangs in Clovis and Portales kicks off Thursday. Windows on the World sponsored by the non-profit Artists of America in New Mexico is targeting middle school and high school youth at risk for joining a gang. The program recruits students on probation for tagging […]

Police blotter: June 26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. June 5 an officer responded to a state office in the 1600 block of North Prince Street to arrest someone for a probation violation. A probation officer told the officer a man told her he killed a dog with […]

Sex offender arrested for probation violation

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a registered sex offender Friday after he was found living with children. Frederick Baca, 27, of Roosevelt County, was prohibited from living with children as part of his probation conditions. Sheriff Darren Hooker said deputies and adult probation and parole officers noticed a child’s bicycle outside of […]

Former airman sentenced for child solicitation

CNJ staff A 19-year-old former Cannon Air Force Base airman was sentenced to a year in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to child solicitation by electronic device, according to court records. Michael Lee Harvey will also be required to serve two years supervised probation after his release, according to a release from the District Attorney […]

Oct. 26 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around noon Oct. 17 an officer on duty at a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street was contacted about a student suspected of smoking marijuana. The 17-year-old’s probation officer said he had information the youth had smoked […]

Oct. 23 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 3 p.m. Oct. 13 an officer responded to a home in the 1200 block of Jones Street for a larceny report. A man told the officer his laptop computer was stolen during a garage sale he was having. […]

Team helps youths find right paths

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis High School cheerleader Ashley Southard and football player Isaac Edwards give high fives to Sandia Elementary students Wednesday following a presentation on staying in school. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The newly formed Curry County Youth Resources Team is taking a holistic approach to addressing youth problems. Comprised […]

Former deputy sentenced for failure to register as sex offender

CNJ staff A former Roosevelt County deputy was sentenced to almost six years in prison Tuesday for failing to register as a sex offender and violating probation, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. Raymond Gates, 49, must remain in prison until June 7, 2013, the release said. Gates pleaded guilty to […]

April 22, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 a.m. April 15 an officer responded to a report of a woman screaming for help in the parking lot of apartments in the 2800 block of Prince Street. A woman sitting on the front steps of an apartment with an […]

Abuse program launches

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After three years of planning, the 9th Judicial District Drug Court is taking its first steps. Geared toward nonviolent, misdemeanor level offenders who have already served their jail sentence, the program targets people with substance abuse problems. The ultimate goal is to give substance abusers the tools to live […]

Nov. 26, 2006 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court: • Roseanne Cordova, 45, pleaded guilty to larceny (valued between $100 and $250), and was ordered to serve six months imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. She was given credit for her sentence of imprisonment in favor of six months supervised […]

Officials pushing Halloween safety

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Area law enforcement agencies are determined to limit contact Tuesday between convicted sex offenders and Halloween trick-or-treaters. Sex offenders on probation in Curry County will be required to post a sign identifying their residence as a home of a sex offender, according to Curry County probation and parole supervisor […]

Oct. 29, 2006 Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Andrea Patron, 31, pleaded guilty to shoplifting (valued between $250 and $2,500) and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and was ordered to serve 18 months imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. She was given credit for her sentence […]

Sept. 10, 2006 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Randall Quinn, 43, pleaded guilty to aggravated DWI (third offense). He was ordered to serve one year less one-day imprisonment, followed by nine months and four days supervised probation, and pay all fines and fees. All but 90 days of his […]

July 30, 2006 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Patrick L. Chavez, 36, was found guilty by a jury of possessing a controlled substance and adjudged to be a habitual offender; and ordered to serve four years and one year, six months imprisonment, and pay all fines and fees. He […]

2/12 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Daniel Gutierrez, 31, was found guilty by a jury of kidnapping (first degree), aggravated battery against a household member, aggravated assault against a household member and is ordered to serve 18 years imprisonment followed by three years supervised probation and pay […]