Thieves nab flowers, stuffed bears from shop

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Courtesy Photo The entrance door to Katie’s Flowerland was smashed to gain entry. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Rose Riley was surprised when burglars struck her shop Thursday night and took only flowers and teddy bears. “They left a glass trail where they shopped,” Riley said Friday morning. “They knew the difference between the […]

Expert: Identity theft increases during holidays

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CNJ Photo Illustration: Gabriel Monte Clovis Detective Sonny Smith said residents should shred junk mail and other documents containing personal information before throwing it out to protect their identities. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Identity theft happens year round but thieves strike more frequently during the holidays because of increased shopping activity, according to […]

Sheriff’s office: Three arrested in connection to copper wire theft

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three people Monday in connection with the theft of copper wire from a barn west of Portales. Sheriff’s deputies had been struggling to stop thefts of wire this summer driven by increases in the price of scrap copper, according to the sheriff’s office. […]

Couple falls victim to tornado, burglary

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An elderly Clovis couple who lost their house to the March 23 tornado said they were devastated again by burglaries to their property. Delbert and Pearl Tivis had lived in their home on South Prince Street for almost 40 years when the tornado decimated it, leaving it uninhabitable. They […]

Horse thieves cause large border squabble

By Don McAlvy: Columnist I have a better story about the shooting of horse thieves at the fence between Farwell and Texico in the early days. The authority is L. C. “Larry” Mersfelder. He was our first county superintendent of Curry County schools in 1909. This is Mersfelder’s story: “While I was living in Texico […]

April 19, 1921

Car thieves were targeting a carnival in town. Cars were stolen on two successive nights. One was recovered, but had been stripped of parts. … As workers paved the north end of Main Street, The Clovis Journal encouraged business owners to do away with “unsightly awnings” in hopes of achieving a “metropolitan appearance.” … The […]