Documents detail homicide scene

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Courtesy photo Enrique Deleon Benna Sayyed Clovis police responding to a double homicide Tuesday night said they found the brother of one of the victims kneeling over the accused killer “beating him in the head with his fists,” according to court documents released Thursday. The documents, affidavits filed requesting arrest warrants, detail the scene at […]

Former newspaper carriers share recollections

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Former carrier Wiley Snyder of Clovis takes a step back in time, putting on his CNJ bag from the 1950s and tossing a folded newspaper Friday just like he used to do as a youngster on his paper route along Connelly and Thornton streets. Developer Charles Wade, 77, bills himself […]

One dead in motorcycle crash

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Robert Bianco, 39, of Clovis was killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident south of Clovis. His motorcycle struck the side of a 2001 Chevrolet pickup while passing through an intersection, according to police. CNJ staff Police have identified 39-year-old Robert Bianco as the motorcycle rider killed Tuesday in a crash […]

Clovis man injured in shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Clovis ambulance carrying a male gunshot victim pulls away from a residence on Calhoun Street on Monday afternoon. Police said they are working to identify the victim and the location where the shooting occurred. Freedom New Mexico A 28-year-old Clovis man was in surgery Monday night after police said […]

Apparent accident victim dies of natural causes

CNJ staff A woman police initially thought was the victim of a fatal crash apparently died of natural causes Tuesday after pulling her car off the road near Grady. Police were dispatched to Cemetery Road near Grady for a crash just before 5 p.m. Upon arriving on scene, State police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said they […]

Emergency calls on the rise

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Donna Gonzalez of Clovis takes a call at the Clovis Police Department dispatch center. Gonzalez has 17 years of dispatch experience. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The fire department is responding to a significant increase in calls for help lately. The majority are ambulance calls and there doesn’t appear […]

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., […]

Man arrested on federal warrant

CNJ Staff Officers responding to a domestic dispute report arrested a Portales man on a federal drug trafficking warrant in the early morning hours Thursday, according to police reports. Victor Sotelo, 24, was arrested and booked at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on the trafficking warrant and charges of evading police, the documents read. […]

5/19 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8:30 a.m. May 11, an officer was called to Clovis Community College about a missing laptop valued at more than $1,400. The laptop was signed out by a person who was not a student and provided a false cell-phone number. • […]

10/16 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 8 a.m. Wednesday, a 25-year-old male caller told police that car audio equipment worth $800 was taken from his unlocked vehicle, which was parked on the 300 block of Fireball Dr. He said he had installed the speakers and amplifier into […]