Suspected shoplifter injured during escape

Freedom New Mexico A shoplifting suspect was apprehended Friday night after customers chased as he fled a store and he slipped and fell, injuring himself, police said. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said the incident occurred just after 4 p.m. at Hobby Lobby in Clovis. The suspect was taken by police to the hospital where […]

Businesses see shoplifting spike

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Fuzhou’s Chinese Buffet Manager Fang Pin Huang was injured and has bandages on her head and hands after she chased a group of teens who ran out without paying last Monday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer She was frustrated and angry when she grabbed onto the car door. She […]

Area stores find shoplifting at normal rate

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PNT Photo: Clarence Plank Shane Nichols, assistant manager at Russell’s Super Save in Portales, points to one of many different medicine items that shoplifters steal from stores. By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The recession may have shoplifting on the rise nationally, but this holiday season Clovis and Portales appear to be bucking the trend. […]

11/13 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 a.m. Nov. 3 an officer responded to a business in the 1200 block of 21st Street for a report of shoplifting. A manager said a male customer was seen placing a bag of charcoal in his child’s stroller. She said […]

June 4, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 p.m. Wednesday an officer responded to a department store in the 3000 block of Prince for a shoplifting report. A 13-year-old was seen placing cosmetics in her purse and two adult women with her were heard opening CD packages in […]

Police blotter 2/22/08

CNJ Staff report Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: • Police responded to a report of an auto burglary at 12:28 a.m. Feb. 13 in the 900 block of West Street. The victim told police he had been visiting someone, and when he came outside an hour later, […]

Jan. 25, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15, a Clovis police officer reported losing his radar unit. He told officers that he was moving equipment from his police motorcycle to his police car. After driving to the other side […]

Dec. 5, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 4 p.m. Nov. 25 an officer responded to a department store in the 3000 block of Prince for a shoplifting report. Store employees said they found a used pregnancy test in the bathroom after a 17-year-old girl was […]

June 30, 2006 Police Blotter

At 11:30 p.m. June 23 an officer investigated a man passed out in a vehicle in the 1200 block of west Seventh Street. The officer woke the man by trying to get him out of the car, noting a strong odor of alcohol, and the man swayed and wobbled. He was transported to the adult […]

Police: Man tried to bring home the stolen bacon

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man led police on a 26-minute chase through city streets early Saturday morning after shoplifting under $20 worth of food from a gas station, according to Clovis police. According to reports, the 38-year-old Clovis man took a number of food items into the bathroom of an […]

Albertson’s hit by robber

CNJ STAFF Clovis police were looking for a man Thursday night after he was caught shoplifting a bottle of liquor from Albertson’s grocery store at 6:52 p.m. and escaped apprehension by claiming to have a knife. Sgt. John Corley of the Clovis Police Department said the incident began as a shoplifting gone awry but is […]