Burglary awareness should increase during holiday season

Every Christmas Holiday Season there are several reported vehicle and home burglaries in which the victim’s property was targeted as a crime of opportunity. Doors to vehicles and homes had been left unlocked by the victims and the burglars were looking for such unsecured property as an easy opportunity to steal. The other issue is […]

Arkansas police officer shot four times released from hospital

Freedom New Mexico An Arkansas police officer shot four times during a traffic stop has been released from the hospital, while the man accused of shooting him remained in the Tucumcari jail on Tuesday night. Police said Tristan Honey, 25, of Fort Smith, Ark., surrendered to New Mexico Port of Entry Officer Daniel Gonzales at […]

10/7 Portales police blotter

A sampling of calls received by the Portales police department from Oct. 2-4: Oct. 2 9:11 p.m., caller at Jake Lopez Community Center said she was fighting and screaming for a male to get off and leave her alone. No incident report filed. 11:42 p.m., caller at 1100 block of Leo Drive reported a strange […]

Neighbors help nab burglar

A Clovis man is accused of burglary after neighbors called police Wednesday to report him removing items from a house on their street. Anthony Moore, 22, is charged with burglary, felony tampering with evidence, felony larceny and criminal damage. Police said they believe he may be involved in other recent burglaries. Moore is being held […]

H1N1 Weekly Media Update

The Disease The severity of illness due to H1N1 influenza has not changed nationally or in New Mexico from the spring. The illness has been mostly mild in New Mexico. Influenza-Like Illness The Department of Health will not know about or report every flu case in the state because not all cases are reported to […]

Letters to the editor: Local crime not reported on justly

Being a Clovis resident, and having lived here for over 33 years, I have long known there was more crime committed in the city than was reported in the local newspaper. Granted, we read in the paper about murders (on the occasions when they happen), but other than that, one seldom reads anything in the […]

Police looking for missing elderly man

On Wednesday July 1, 2009 the family of Ramon Duran aged 87 reported him missing to the Clovis Police Department.

Obama plan aids disabled retirees

By Tom Philpott: Syndicated columnist As reported here last week, President Obama has asked Congress to phase in “concurrent receipt” for all Chapter 61 retirees — those who received a disability retirement from the Department of Defense. This week we explain more details of the plan which, if enacted, would boost pay for 103,000 veterans […]

Rabid skunk reported in Curry County

CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson The first rabies report in Curry County for the year was reported today by the New Mexico Department of Health. A rabid skunk bit an unvaccinated dog in the Clovis area, said Chris Minnick with the Department of Health. The remains of the skunk were submitted for testing and the […]

Three injured north of Clovis

CNJ staff Three people were transported to Plains Regional Medical Center on Monday after an accident involving a road construction worker. Law officers investigating the accident said they did not know the extent of the injuries. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said John Romero, a New Mexico Department of Transportation road worker, was standing on […]

April 24 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 a.m. April 9 an officer responded to a public building in the 700 block of Main Street for a bomb threat. Dispatch said a female reported her boyfriend put a bomb in the courthouse. Officers checked the building but found […]

Woman’s death nicknamed ‘bathtub murder’

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In the early afternoon hours of Saturday, June 19, 1993, concerned neighbors reported hearing a scuffle and a woman’s screams coming from a duplex at 406 S. Avenue B in Portales. Police entered an unlocked front door to find 21-year-old Catherine Elizabeth Kelton dead in a partially filled bathtub, […]

Bailey County woman attacked in home

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March 15, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. Feb. 26 an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of Yucca Avenue for a report of theft. A man reported he found a gas cap several feet from his vehicle and believed someone had siphoned gas. […]

March 12, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 p.m. Feb. 24 officers served a search warrant for narcotics at a residence in the 400 block of Dawn Loop. Officers found a syringe and medicine vial containing clear liquid which field tested positive for methamphetamines. Outside the home officers […]

A dozen vandalism incidents reported

Nearly a dozen convertible vehicle’s soft-tops were slashed in northeast Clovis over the weekend. Police records show the reports began coming in Sunday morning in Colonial Park and nearby neighborhoods. Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said a witness reported seeing a suspect near one of the vehicles and described him as a heavy-set white male wearing […]

Police: Officer injured while responding to call

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Portales Police Officer T.J. Gibson walks in the alley next to a camper where an officer was injured making an arrest Wednesday. Freedom New Mexico Police believe a 31-year-old Portales man wanted to stay out of jail so much, he reported a fake bank robbery. Now Rudolfo “Rudy” Sotelo Jr., […]

Nov. 23 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. Nov. 12 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Main Street for a situation check. Neighbors reported they had not seen a 51-year-old resident in several days and they could hear his television but he […]

Rash of auto burglaries reported

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Battery reported at jail

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a battery incident at the jail Monday night. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said deputies were dispatched about 8 p.m. to the detention center for a report of a stabbing. The victim was not stabbed, Waller said, but was struck with a broom handle by another inmate and […]