Clovis teen faces felony charges

Robin Fornoff A 16-year-old Clovis boy faces an assortment of felony charges after he is alleged to have stolen 10 guns from a local business “to take care of the bullies” in his life, Police Chief Steve Sanders said Thursday. Sanders said the boy gave officers a list of names of people he planned to […]

Shooting ‘supposedly’ over stolen stereo, according to police report

CNJ staff The shooting of a Portales man Friday in the parking lot of a motel on Mabry Drive was “supposedly” over a stolen stereo system, according to a Clovis police incident report obtained Monday. Jerry Abeyta, 26, was shot in the chest and arm area, according to the report. He was reported in serious […]

Audio transcript

Below is a transcript of the phone conversation between Stephenson and Garrison in which they discuss the gun theft: Stephenson: Yeah, this is Zach Stephenson. And I was bonded out of jail by some detectives who had promised me leniency for either finding some drugs on the street for them or trying to recover stolen […]

Portales residents replace stolen tree

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell The stump of Mary Standefer’s old tree rests next to her new one, which was given to her from a combined effort between friends and strangers. Standefer said the act of kindness made her realize how many wonderful people are in the world. Alisa Boswell Portales residents banded together to […]

Donation box stolen from McDonald’s

CNJ staff A donation box valued at $75 was taken from a McDonald’s on Mabry Drive on Friday during a break-in, according to a Clovis Police Department incident report. The break-in was reported by an employee when she reported to work at 3:55 a.m. Friday. The report indicated an officer believed a rock was used […]

Reward offered for information leading to recovery of stolen items

CNJ staff A former Clovis resident is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to recovery of a flatbed trailer, storage container and other items discovered missing Oct. 20 from a fenced-in lot at 93 Curry Road E. Gary Bunger, who lives in Washington state and owned Bunger Construction for 25 years, said the estimated […]

Reader-submitted content: Local requests return of mementos

Dolores and Quinton Hardy On Thursday April 21st we were victims of a break-in and property was stolen. What was stolen was a large piece of furniture, a cherry wood highboy. This piece of furniture was very large and awkward to move, along with this cabinet the entire contents were also taken. Many of the […]

Portales man convicted in theft

CNJ staff A 63-year-old Portales man was convicted by a jury Friday of receiving property stolen from the city of Clovis. Thomas Campbell faces three years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000 on a charge of receiving or disposing of stolen property valued over $2,500, according to a press release from the district […]

Police: Teen was using stolen weapon for target practice

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Jared Tucker: Portales News-Tribune Friends of shooting victim Angel Vale console each other shortly after learning of her death Thursday afternoon. Police said a 13-year-old boy is being charged with burglary in connection with the case. Jared Tucker A 13-year-old Portales boy charged with stealing the weapon used in Thursday’s homicide was shooting at targets […]

Woman sentenced for armed robbery, battery

CNJ staff A Clovis woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for armed robbery and aggravated battery. Ebony Bunton, 20, will be required to complete four years of probation following her prison term, undergo anger management and drug screening and make restitution to the victims, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. The charges […]

Stolen F-16 model found

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Officials had offered a reward of $700 for the return of an F-16 model stolen from the Clovis High School around Aug. 17. The plane was located at the edge of a field north of Clovis Saturday morning and loaded into a pick up truck by law enforcement. By Sharna […]

Police blotter — Aug. 26

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11 a.m. Aug. 15 an officer responded to the 200 block of 11th Street for a found handgun. A man said he was there visiting a friend and saw a handgun lying on the ground next to his vehicle. […]

Clovis man accused of receiving stolen property

A Clovis man was arrested Wednesday at Oasis State Park, accused of receiving stolen property. Dustin Nelson, 31, of Clovis was taken into custody by Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies after he admitted to stealing items from the Portales Wal-Mart. Deputies were investigating a report Nelson tried soliciting marijuana from an off-duty Portales Police Officer […]

Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. April 22 an officer responded to a medical facility in the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard for a theft report. A security man said someone had stolen a 42-inch flat screen television off the wall around […]

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 […]

Two caught with stolen goods

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police said a man and a woman accused of stealing prescription drugs from CJ’s Pill Box Friday were caught literally holding the bag. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said Taylor Watson, 24, whose last known address is 212 North Indio, and Jenna L. Bender, 19, of Clovis,

Oct. 12, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. Oct. 2 an officer was called to a school in the 1500 block of Sycamore Street for a report of larceny. An administrator said a boy reported his bike had been stolen from his cousin’s house the day prior […]

State police report: Escapees had access to cell phone

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Inmates made calls on a cell phone stolen from a nurse about a week before the August escape of eight inmates from the Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to a report by state police. A nurse told state police investigators she set her phone on a computer table […]

Sept. 2, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11 a.m. Aug. 23 an officer responded to a business in the 300 block of Main for a theft report. A manager said an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon was stolen from his store sometime over the past three days. The gun was […]

Flags stolen from veterans’ group

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Members of Clovis’ American Legion Post 117 are reeling from a theft that struck at the core of their values.