Youth suspected in auto burglaries

CNJ staff Three Clovis teenagers are suspects in what Clovis police call a series of auto burglaries. According to a release from the department, there had been a rash of auto and home burglaries in the northeast area of Clovis before an officer came across a suspect vehicle with expired tags. During field interviews with […]

July 6, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon June 27 an officer responded to the 1400 block of 21st Street for a theft report. A healthcare provider said three ampoules of morphine were stolen out of her vehicle. She said she put them in her car about six […]

June 18, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. June 9 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Axtell for a larceny report. A woman said she saw a man and woman take a swamp cooler from the window of the unoccupied house. The […]

Candidate signs reported stolen

A Curry County Commission candidate said more than $250 worth of campaign signs have been stolen from various locations throughout the community. In a police report filed May 21, Gloria Wicker told police more than 25 of her campaign signs were taken from locations where she placed them three days earlier. A Democrat, Wicker is […]

May 9, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. Saturday an officer responded to the 1000 block of Oak Street for a recovered stolen vehicle. A man said he had found a pickup truck that was stolen from his relative in Portales two days earlier. The officer verified […]

Couple’s main means of transportation stolen

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Alex Yuen said his bicycle didn’t just take him from home to work, it also gave a sense of freedom. A New York transplant, Yuen, 38, said he has never had the interest to learn how to drive a car. “I just like to ride just to ride, just […]

Clovis man charged in theft

CNJ staff A 22-year-old Clovis man was arrested Tuesday for stealing items from a home on County Road 14, according to a Curry County Sheriff’s Department press release. Jesse John Ramos is charged with aggravated burglary, larceny, parole violation and two other felony charges, the release said. Ramos is being held without bond at the […]

Oct. 21, 1947

Langdon L. Skarda’s German Shepherd, Fleetie Belle of Dornwald, was named grand champion of the All-Breed Dog Show held in Amarillo. … The blue prints of the road construction job for the highway to be constructed between Clovis and Texico were stolen from a truck. … Johnson’s Cafe, located at 113 W. Grand, advised readers […]

Information sought in tool theft case

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a burglary last month in Broadview. Sometime between Aug. 25-28 a residence on Curry Road 45 was burglarized and several items stolen, a press release said. Items stolen included a Lincoln cracker box style welder, a 14- inch John Deere saw, a Troy-Bilt 2000 […]

July 15, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 p.m. July 4 officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 1300 block of Rencher Street. A man told the officers he and his wife had been fighting since the day before. He said his wife tried to hurt him […]

Man escapes from police

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A fugitive escaped police custody Saturday morning under the guise of helping them recover property stolen in local burglaries, according to a police report. Michael Gutierrez, 22, of Clovis was arrested around 10 a.m. Saturday on an outstanding warrant, the report said. The warrant was for burglary, larceny, conspiracy […]

Portales man charged with cattle theft

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A 29-year-old Portales man was arrested last week and charged with cattle theft, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office. Christopher Neil Gay, 29, stole five heifers and a calf a month ago from a ranch on N.M. 267 near Floyd, according to police. Police located […]

April 27, 1971

La Debonair at 510 Main was offering all of its wash and wear wigs for $7.99 each. … A woman at 207 Thornton had reported her record player was stolen while she was on vacation. The phonograph was valued at $90. … The Clovis News-Journal reported two “hippie-type men” were in Curry County Jail following […]

Vehicle thefts halted

CNJ Staff Police responding Wednesday to a call of juveniles attempting to break into a car in the parking lot of a North Prince Street fabric store recovered items reported stolen in other incidents, according to police reports. The officer said he encountered two male juveniles matching a description given by the caller, a report […]

Stolen van recovered near railroad tracks

CNJ Staff Police recovered a stolen van Monday morning after it was abandoned near the railroad tracks on Zulek Street, according to police reports. The van, a 1996 Ford Aerostar, was reported stolen Sunday afternoon in the 1500 block of Red Cloud Place. A citizen reported the vehicle abandoned near the railroad tracks around 10 […]

Samaritans replace kids’ stolen coins

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James Bickley Elementary School staff members, from left, Susan Sandoval, Cynthia Flores, Stephanie Seifert and Dru Morris were surprised at the community response to a media report about money for equipment being. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Christmas wishes can come true — something roughly 300 Clovis students have […]

Students’ fund-raiser money missing

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Natalie, left, Tyler, center, and Spencer Rogers refrained from buying snacks at the school, opting to put the money toward buying new playground equipment at James Bickley Elementary. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In this season of giving, Clovis students have had something taken away. Thousands of coins collected […]

Students’ fund-raiser money missing

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer In this season of giving, Clovis students have had something taken away. Thousands of coins collected by James Bickley Elementary School students were reported stolen Dec. 11, according to the Clovis Police Department. Approximately $200 the students had raised for new playground equipment was stolen, James Bickley personnel […]

Local Roundup: Police pursuit recovers drugs

By CNJ STAFF Police seized approximately 10 ounces of methamphetamine and crack cocaine along with 14 ounces of marijuana early Tuesday morning following a vehicle and foot pursuit, according to a Clovis Police Department press release. Police arrested Juan Ramirez, 23, of Clovis and charged him with three counts of possession with intent to distribute […]

Hereford man confesses to assaulting grandfather

CNJ Staff A Hereford man wanted in connection with assaulting a family member in Texas was arrested Sunday by Clovis police in a stolen semi-tractor trailer. Aaron L. Warden, 27, slit his grandfather’s throat earlier Sunday, according to Lt. Esrael Silva of the Hereford police department. Hereford police will be seeking his extradition from Clovis, […]