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, […]