Cops and courts: Party crashing ends in brawl

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 22-year-old Clovis man suffered head injuries and a vehicle sustained $10,000 in damage when he and five friends became involved in a dispute with three males who crashed a party, police reports said. Police responded to a call of public affray about 6 a.m. Sunday in a parking […]

Lady Cats no match for West Mesa’s ace

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico recruit Gabby Parra struck out 14 batters in a complete game no-hitter, leading top-seeded West Mesa past Clovis 5-0 on Saturday in the first round of the Class 5A state tournament. Seeded 16th, Clovis (13-14) was making its first state tournament appearance. “She was every bit as […]

4/18 Local roundup

Two Clovis girls struck by truck A 14-year-old girl was in serious condition and a 13-year-old girl in stable condition Monday following an accident that occurred about 8 p.m. Friday. Clovis police reported the girls were struck by a pickup truck while crossing Prince Street near Llano Estacado Boulevard with a group of juveniles. Both […]

4/16 Local roundup

Pedestrian struck by car pronounced stable A pedestrian was struck by a car at North Prince Street and Llano Estacado Boulevard late Friday night, according to Clovis Police Sgt. Robert Denney. The pedestrian is in stable condition at a local hospital, Denney said. However, he would not release the names of the victim or driver […]

2/28 Local roundup

Woman injured when vehicle strikes pole A female driver heading east on U.S. 60-84 struck a telephone pole Monday afternoon at the intersection of Wheaton Street, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Juan Jose Martinez. The back of the driver’s head was bleeding, Martinez said, and she was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital. The driver […]

Family plans to sue city over pedestrian fatality

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A lawyer representing the family of a Clovis woman who died after being struck by a police vehicle last week said he plans to sue the city. Delores Jacks, 71, was struck Dec. 13 by a car driven by Clovis Police Lt. Roger Grah while he was on duty. […]

Drivers critically injured

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — New Mexico State Police investigated a serious accident Tuesday morning near Greyhound Stadium that left two men hospitalized. About 9 a.m., a semi-truck traveling westbound struck a piece of heavy equipment in transport, traveling westbound, according to police reports. The truck, driven by Michael Mooney, 47, of Woodlake, Texas, struck the […]

10/27 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 1:45 a.m. Wednesday on the 700 block of East 13th street police responded to a call concerning a domestic battery involving minor injuries between siblings and acquaintances on the. Police located a 51-year-old man who was bleeding from the top of […]

Railroad employee struck, killed by train

CNJ staff A Burlington Northern Santa Fe employee from Clovis was struck and killed by a train Friday just east of Hereford, Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Robert Chavez, 47, was “taking measurements” at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2943 and the BNSF track when the incident occurred, DPS […]

Vehicle struck by train near St. Vrain

CNJ staff A vehicle attempting to cross the railroad tracks just west of St. Vrain was struck by a train shortly before 7:55 a.m. Thursday, according to railroad officials. No one was injured. “There was a car that tried to beat the train, and obviously he didn’t make it through the crossing,” said Lena Kent, […]

Man killed in construction accident

CNJ staff A Socorro-area man was struck and killed by a road construction vehicle Thursday morning on U.S. 60/84 west of St. Vrain, according to state police. Melvin Lucero, 56, of Polvadera, an employee of Cutler Construction, was working as part of a road crew when the accident occurred at about 8 a.m., according to […]

4/17 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded April 7 to the 400 block of Hickory Street in reference to a car that had crashed into a house. According to police reports, a pedestrian had also been struck in the accident. Approaching the residence, the officer noted the […]

Clovis man struck, killed while walking

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A hat sits in the road as Clovis Police officers investigate the scene at the corner of Thornton and 10th Streets in Clovis where a pedestrian was killed Friday evening. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff A Clovis man was killed by a vehicle Friday evening at the intersection of 10th and Thornton streets. […]

Teens remain hospitalized

CNJ staff An early Sunday morning accident that claimed two lives and sent three to the hospital is still being investigated by New Mexico State Police, officials said. Aaron LaRue, 17, of Clovis and Dathan Garcia, 17, of Tucumcari were killed in the accident, which happened south of Portales. The driver of the truck, Travis […]

Pedestrian killed when struck by car

CNJ STAFF An 80-year-old man was struck and killed by a motorist on the 2200 block of North Prince Street on Saturday night, police said. Late Saturday night police identified the victim as Robert Grimm. Sgt. John Corley of the Clovis Police Department said Grimm, whose hometown was not immediately known, was hit about 6:45 […]

Clovis teen struck by car

CNJ Staff A 16-year-old boy is recuperating in a Lubbock hospital today after being struck by a vehicle near Ned Houk Park north of Clovis early Thursday morning. Danny Benavides is in “stable condition” in the intensive care unit at Lubbock’s Covenant Medical Center, according to his mother, who was at the hospital on Thursday. […]