Press release: Sotelo captured

UPDATE 8.29.08: On August 28, 2008 at approximately 11:30 PM (MST), Victor Sotelo was located and arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico by the SWIFT Task Force out of Albuquerque, following a lead that was generated through the task force that has been assembled at the Curry County Sheriff’s Office.

Stabbing suspect sought

CNJ staff A warrant was issued Friday morning for the suspect in a Wednesday stabbing, according to police. Victor Sotelo, 25, of Portales, is wanted for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, battery, two counts of aggravated assault and kidnapping, Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Sotelo is suspected of stabbing a 21-year-old Clovis man […]

South Prince community hit hard

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Richard McDonald, left, and Michael Bell examine a two-by-four that was driven through their living room wall Friday night by tornado winds. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The steady sound of crunching glass under her feet, Tina Rolan walked through her home. Pointing to things in passing, she focused on […]

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. […]

La Llorona legend still wails by riverbank

By Tony Parra The Hispanic horror tale of “La Llorona” has always been used by parents to scare their children and keep them from staying out late at night and for some eight- and nine-year-olds from Portales, the tale reiterated their fears. “My mom told me that story first,” Andrea Ontiveros of Portales said. “My […]

Rodriguez, Amelia

Amelia Rodriguez Services: Have been held. Amelia Rodriguez, 72, of Clovis died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at University of New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque. She was born on April 12, 1931, in Boquilla, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Atilano and Jetrudes Marquez Arreola. She moved to Clovis in 1989. Family members said she loved to read […]

Public Record 11/7

Compiled from court records from Oct. 29 through Wednesday Marriage licenses Javier Diaz Oviedo, 21, and Dandy Mae Cones, 24, both of Friona James Ryan Hyatt, 34, and Tessa Renea Stamps, 32, both of Lubbock Ja’Wayne Steven Helfferich, 34, and Patricia Judith Robinson, 34, both of Clovis Paul William Burns, 24, of Danville, Ill., and […]

Garcia, Layola

Layola Garcia Services: Have been held. Mrs. Layola Garcia, 67, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on July 16, 1935, in Lubbock, Texas, to Alcario Sotelo and Josephine Anaya. Mrs. Garcia was a lifetime Clovis resident. She married Juan Antonio Garcia on March […]