Officials: 2005 homicide suspect negotiating surrender

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis homicide suspect Noe Torres is trying to negotiate his surrender to authorities, said District Attorney Matt Chandler. Chandler said Torres contacted his office Tuesday and insisted staff from the Fox TV show “America’s Most Wanted” be included in a conference call. “He knows that we’re very close to […]

Judge: Casillas considering surrender

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Double-homicide suspect Anthony Ray Casillas wants to surrender, according to a Texas judge who said he has been in contact with the suspect’s mother. Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades, whose office until three weeks ago was monitoring Casillas twice weekly as part of a pre-trial release agreement, said he […]

Police identify murder suspect

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Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Anthony Ray Casillas can contact Curry County Crime Stoppers at 763-7000 and remain anonymous. Clovis police will also accept information at 763-9470 or 769-1921. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Police are seeking a 21-year-old Clovis man in connection with Thursday’s double homicide. An arrest warrant was issued […]

Police press release: Murder suspect identified

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If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of Murder suspect Anthony Ray Casillas, you are asked to contact Curry County Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000 or the Clovis Police Department at 575-763-9470 or 575-769-1921. Here is a press released issued Saturday evening by Clovis police in connection with Thursday’s double homicide on Clovis’ west side.

Homicide suspect ruled competent enough to stand trial

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A judge ruled Tuesday 20-year-old Albert Ramirez, accused of shooting his mother’s boyfriend in 2007, is competent to stand trial. District Judge Teddy Hartley issued the ruling after hearing testimony Monday from a clinical psychologist with the New Mexico Department of Corrections who evaluated Ramirez. No trial date has […]

Sept. 18, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Sept. 7 officers responded to a call of suspicious circumstances in the 1000 block of Pecos Street. A caller said they saw a person jump over a fence and into a yard. The officers found an open window with […]

KFC shooting suspect released to parents

By Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police have interviewed a 17-year-old suspect they believe shot several rounds toward a busy fast-food restaurant on Wednesday afternoon, according to a police press release issued Thursday morning. The juvenile, whose name has not been released because no charges have been filed, was interviewed by police Wednesday night and […]

Convenience store robbed Sunday

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Pizza Hut robbed

Homicide suspect to undergo mental evaluation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The case against a Portales man charged with an open count of murder in the death of a 69-year-old man is on hold pending psychological evaluations. District Judge Drew Tatum ordered Thursday that Isaac Montano II, 46, undergoes a psychological evaluation, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Montano’s case […]

July 13, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight July 5 an officer responded to a home in the 700 block of Axtell for a battery report. A woman said she was at a residence with some friends when a female she knew came in and started arguing with […]

July 11, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. July 4 an officer responded to the 300 block of Sycamore Street for a robbery report. A man said he was walking home from a convenience store when a male and female suspect started following him, asking for money. […]

Portales police investigating stabbing death

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Portales Police were investigating a stabbing at 901 S. Main in Portales that resulted in the death of a Portales man. Police had a suspect in custody Monday. Freedom New Mexico Police were investigating an apparent stabbing Monday that ended in the death of a Portales man. According to Capt. […]

Homicide suspect featured on America’s Most Wanted

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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 […]

Police talk with murder suspect

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Grady fuel theft suspect arrested

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Lubbock man charged in Portales robberies

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Lubbock man was arrested in connection with the robbery of two Allsup’s Convenience Stores in Portales early Thursday morning. Police captured Santos Rodriguez, 22, hiding in the attic of a residence in an apartment complex at 109 South Avenue I, according to Portales police. He is charged with […]

Man recovering from head injuries

CNJ Staff A Clovis man is recovering from traumatic head injuries after he was attacked at a local bar Saturday morning, police records show. Jordan Romero, 22, was struck in the back of the head by an unknown suspect outside Kelley’s Bar and Grill around 1:30 a.m. Romero’s skull was fractured, and he was airlifted […]

Nice play, ‘Allshookup’

This week’s player of the week award — for a Web site comment that we suspect summarizes the views of most Clovis High sports fans — goes to “Allshookup.” The topic was a nail-biting state-championship basketball game.